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Show report - Cheyenne, Wyoming Saturday September 24

claychaserclaychaser Posts: 4,405 ✭✭✭✭
edited September 24, 2017 6:23PM in U.S. Coin Forum

Cheyenne has it's own version of a boutique coin show twice a year, and I made the fall trek up from northern Colorado Saturday. It's a nice drive, and I saw many antelope on the trip. This was in a group I would estimate at 30+ animals on US-85 on the Colorado side of the border:

It was a gloomy and gray rainy day - perfect coin show weather! The show was at the Radisson Hotel at the I-80 and US 85 exit.

The show was held in a large room, with tables in the middle for lunch, snacks, and of course the normal coin show bs-ing, er, I mean social discussions. They even provided coffee and Danish for the attendees. There were 9 dealers present, plus ANACS had a table, plus a supply dealer.

Prominent dealers there included Ken Byrd, Jason Flowers and Freese Brothers. Had nice discussions with all, and even sold them a few coins from my "select" box of 20 coins that I normally bring to sell. Also was able to do some buying of "junque" from several of the local dealers.

Also bumped into Dan Carr while rummaging for these two aluminum Union Pacific "Lucky Pieces" that I purchased from Bill Arnold World Coins. There is an article on these in the current issue of the Numismatist.

The first features the Union Pacific Challenger, the slightly smaller sister to the largest ever steam locomotive ever, the "Big Boy". Interestingly, there is one Challenger still in revenue service for the UP:

And here is a 1939 token featuring San Francisco and one of the streamliner passenger locomotives:

Overall, a sleepy coin show, but a pleasant Saturday for me. I did see dealers do some retail business, but the attendees were limited to say the least.

When I got home, I had my assistant Coco help me write this report:

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    Union Pacific has a Challenger and they now have a Big Boy that is being restored to operational condition. Speculation is they will have it ready in 2019 to celebrate the driving of the Golden Spike. I can't wait!!!

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    TheRegulatorTheRegulator Posts: 1,216 ✭✭✭

    Coco! Nice report- thanks for sharing.

    But dang, that is a tiny show. Pretty cool that you ran into DC. That alone might make the show.

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    dcarrdcarr Posts: 7,997 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 24, 2017 10:58PM

    @TheRegulator said:
    Coco! Nice report- thanks for sharing.

    But dang, that is a tiny show. Pretty cool that you ran into DC. That alone might make the show.

    Yes, it was a "micro" show. If you went looking for a specific scarce item you would likely come away empty handed. But I'm somewhat of a bargain hunter and impulse buyer. I went in with nothing in particular that I was looking for. I came away with some neat "under $50" items:

    1935-S Native-American / Bison nickel ($1.50) :

    1936-S Winged Liberty Head dime ($25) :

    1914-D Barber dime ($25) :

    1924-S Peace dollar from "junk box" ($22) :

    1925-S Peace dollar from "junk box" ($22) :

    A couple smelting company checks for my Colorado collection ($3 each) :

    1983 Leadville Colorado hospital medal (1 troy oz 999 silver), pretty scarce ($25) :

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice reports... both of them.... and some good finds as well. Coco looks like a fun puppy..... Cheers, RickO

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    WillieBoyd2WillieBoyd2 Posts: 5,036 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 25, 2017 7:45AM

    I have a whole bunch of the Union Pacific aluminum railroad tokens because my father saved them.

    One advertised a film, Cecil B. DeMille's 1939 film "Union Pacific".


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    tommy44tommy44 Posts: 2,192 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice reports, thanks to both of you.

    it's crackers to slip a rozzer the dropsy in snide

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    thebeavthebeav Posts: 3,752 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very cool.....It's nice that somebody takes the time and expense to get a show up there.
    Who doesn't like train stuff ?
    Some nice bargains there for Dan too !

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