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I had a great time at this show. It is easily one of my favorites. I have been to about 4 or 5 of the shows in Vegas, and attended the last one in New Orleans. Luis and I were set up. It is only about 30 tables. You must submit 100 coins to get a table - so show submissions are highly encouraged! PCGS really does it first class. Great location (loved Philadelphia!), great hotel, great food, great Legend auction, and the field trip to the History of the American Revolution was a highlight.

The key with this show is the intimacy. Its chill. Comfortable. You can actually have detailed interesting discussions with old friends and new friends. The big shows like the ANA and FUN, are great but you always seems to be running around like a chicken without a head. I also flew up my Father from Florida to hang out for a few days. As a kid, he drove me to shows. Now I fly him to shows. Makes it special. We all had dinner with a good friend from Philadelphia who kindly gives us the lowdown on everything Philadelphia.

The grading for me was quite good. Lost a few, had a few go whatever, and a few yeas! Submitting a lot is not one of my big things but I do what I can.

Was able to buy several great coins by walking the floor, well, since its so small, more like walking 100 feet, and a lot of neat stuff walked up to the table. We had several great coins in our case, so I feel that simply attracts other good stuff. Bought a lot of cool coins.

Last, but certainly not least. The Legend auction. Oh my. This was off the charts. They just keep getting better. The format is what drives me. Small sale that REALLY focuses on quality - mostly CAC. The Ten Indian set was insane - it is extremely hard to put together a group of coins like that! I was able to buy three of them, including the one that I really wanted - and I had a Plan B, C, D, and E. Its always nice when Plan A works! Of course I overpaid, you always do for special coins. I bought around 10 coins from the sale, when I returned from the table the next morning with my new coins - everyone could tell I was happy. I just stared at the coins for what was probably an hour. We all know that feeling! Great work Laura, George, Julie, and Greg. Keep it up!

Thats it. See you next time,


Collecting since 1976.


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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great report... your excitement over the acquisitions is apparent.... Congratulations on winning your target coins. Cheers, RickO

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    EXOJUNKIEEXOJUNKIE Posts: 1,609 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great report. Thanks for posting. Love the enthusiasm -- it makes me want to go to a show and blow the budget right NOW lol. :p

    I'm addicted to exonumia ... it is numismatic crack!

    ANA LM

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    DaveWcoinsDaveWcoins Posts: 1,185 ✭✭✭

    Congrats on your newps! Sounds like you bought the "right" coins for you at the sale.

    Dave Wnuck. Redbook contributor; long time PNG Member; listed on the PCGS Board of Experts. PM me with your email address to receive my e-newsletter, and visit DaveWcoins.com Find me on eBay at davewcoins
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    JustacommemanJustacommeman Posts: 22,847 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 1, 2017 2:21PM

    Great report Seth. It makes me feel like I was there. Oh wait, I was. I concur on all points. Loved everything about it. Next time I need to say hello. Caught only one coin at auction and was beaten to a pulp on several others. I wish all shows were like this

    ColonelJessup was even in a great mood


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