FUN Show new purchases

GotTheBugGotTheBug Posts: 1,078 ✭✭✭
edited January 7, 2018 11:55AM in World & Ancient Coins Forum

I just had the good fortune to attend the FUN show in Tampa, Florida for the last two days, as it is an easy hour and ten minute drive. I will be headed back there again today to hunt for coins for my OFEC album.

After two days of searching for quality Canadian coins I came away with one coin - you could call it my show-saver, since I came very close to not being able to find anything that I needed that met my standards. This piece fills an album hole and will do nicely.

Edited to add two other FUN purchases which I acquired on Saturday:

1900 Twenty-Five Cents - NGC AU55 (Overgraded I think, but still nice)

1908 Ten Cents (8 Over 8) - Seller graded XF, I grade VF

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  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 15,622 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very nice original coin. Good find.

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  • ajaanajaan Posts: 14,885 ✭✭✭✭

    Very nice original coin. So many of that date are found cleaned or with problems.


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  • YQQYQQ Posts: 1,588 ✭✭✭

    VF 30 hopefully?
    nice find at a large show.
    You are lucky living so close.
    wish I could justify to go to such a show. But, not being a dealer, it would be a serious (none decuctable) expense to justify. Flight, hotel, misc expenses like food, show cost etc....and not to forget "liquid buying encouragement) , I guestimate between 4-6K.

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  • Very nice coin!

  • TomBTomB Posts: 14,859 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That's absolutely beautiful!

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  • ElmhurstElmhurst Posts: 285 ✭✭✭

    Excellent find...enjoy!

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  • GotTheBugGotTheBug Posts: 1,078 ✭✭✭

    Thanks everyone - I got lucky.

    This day's show action involved a trade for an NGC-graded AU55 1901 Victorian twenty-five cents to upgrade my set and a raw 1908 Edward VII ten cents which happily turned out to be an 8/8. There was a gentleman from Canada sitting next to me, and I figured I would ask him for his opinion on the 1908's grade. He gave me the good news about the 8/8, and although the grade, which was stated as EF, is most likely VF, the cherrypick made up for the difference in the pricing.

    I'll post pictures later.

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  • BoosibriBoosibri Posts: 6,976 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 6, 2018 9:47PM
  • mvs7mvs7 Posts: 1,249 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I like it. Great find... I love the look of that "circulated cameo" original toning.

  • GotTheBugGotTheBug Posts: 1,078 ✭✭✭

    I was just admiring the 1858 under the loupe and it turns out it is a reengraved 5 piece to boot :)

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  • CladiatorCladiator Posts: 17,456 ✭✭✭

    Outstanding coin, good job.

  • Timbuk3Timbuk3 Posts: 5,156 ✭✭✭

    Nice !!! :)

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  • cecropiamothcecropiamoth Posts: 446 ✭✭✭

    A really attractive and original coin...very nice!

  • GotTheBugGotTheBug Posts: 1,078 ✭✭✭

    Photos posted of the other two FUN purchases - scroll back to the first post.

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  • GotTheBugGotTheBug Posts: 1,078 ✭✭✭

    @YQQ said:
    VF 30 hopefully?
    nice find at a large show.
    You are lucky living so close.
    wish I could justify to go to such a show. But, not being a dealer, it would be a serious (none decuctable) expense to justify. Flight, hotel, misc expenses like food, show cost etc....and not to forget "liquid buying encouragement) , I guestimate between 4-6K.

    I have the same feelings about wishing how it would be nice to travel to Torex or the NUPHILEX show in Canada. It certainly would be much easier to find Canadian coins at a Canadian show LOL, than it is to sift through 2,000 tables at a big show like FUN, to end up with three coins in three days. It is truly a treasure hunt down here for Canadian coins.

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  • YQQYQQ Posts: 1,588 ✭✭✭

    Torex and Nuphilex and anything east of Alberta falls under the same expensive travel category.
    Then there is this other problem during the respective auctions.....I let you guess and think about it.
    And,many dealers there think they are gods gift to collectors. After the shows these are usully the ones complaining how the show was not good for them as nobody wants to spend money.
    They price all their stuff at trends or charlton pricing (some even higher claiming rarity and best grades) and tell you you should consider yourself lucky that they have what you are looking for.
    enough about that for today...

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  • GotTheBugGotTheBug Posts: 1,078 ✭✭✭

    @YQQ said:
    Torex and Nuphilex and anything east of Alberta falls under the same expensive travel category.
    Then there is this other problem during the respective auctions.....I let you guess and think about it.
    And,many dealers there think they are gods gift to collectors. After the shows these are usully the ones complaining how the show was not good for them as nobody wants to spend money.
    They price all their stuff at trends or charlton pricing (some even higher claiming rarity and best grades) and tell you you should consider yourself lucky that they have what you are looking for.
    enough about that for today...

    I would imagine that the other problem during the respective auctions is the exchange rate, or the customary add on percentage on top of the hammer price at auction. I would be attending to visit the bourse mainly, so I don't think the auction add-on is so much of a concern for me.

    It sounds like you have had your fair share of issues with your fellow Canadians. My only show experiences north of the border were fairly good. I used to go to Kingston, ON for the EONS show, just off the 401 at the Holiday Inn, until they stopped doing it. The ONA had their show in Kingston one time and I was fortunate enough to be able to attend that as well.

    The only real problem I had was that a very reputable dealer sold me a cleaned Newfoundland half, without mentioning the cleaning, and I didn't catch it either. PCGS did though - it was subtle, but it was cleaned. Other than that, I was treated quite courteously by all of the dealers, in spite of the funny money I used to pay for my purchases....

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  • amwldcoinamwldcoin Posts: 4,431 ✭✭✭✭✭

    LOL! My experience with Canadian dealers...all but 1 that attend shows in the states is they won't buy anything unless it's a lock triple up purchase!

  • TwoKopeikiTwoKopeiki Posts: 7,020 ✭✭✭✭

    I stopped going to the Canadian shows - same tired inventory year after year and the few times I tried selling there was zero interest from the dealers in anything non-US/CDN.

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  • ajaanajaan Posts: 14,885 ✭✭✭✭

    The last time I went to TOREX, years ago, it was $6/day to enter. Go on Friday - $6. go again on Saturday - another $6


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  • 1960NYGiants1960NYGiants Posts: 2,917 ✭✭✭

    Nice pickups @GotTheBug! Could you please post close ups of the 8/8?

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  • ashelandasheland Posts: 8,229 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Those are very original and nice!

  • GotTheBugGotTheBug Posts: 1,078 ✭✭✭

    @1960NYGiants said:
    Nice pickups @GotTheBug! Could you please post close ups of the 8/8?

    Sorry for the delayed response. I've been slacking off a lot lately. Here's a pretty decent shot of the 8/8.

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  • 1960NYGiants1960NYGiants Posts: 2,917 ✭✭✭

    Thanks for the photo - better than what is in the catalogues.

    Gene

    Life member #369 of the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association
    Member of Canadian Association of Token Collectors

    Collector of:
    Canadian coins and pre-confederation tokens
    Darkside proof/mint sets dated 1960
    My Ebay
  • GotTheBugGotTheBug Posts: 1,078 ✭✭✭

    @1960NYGiants said:
    Thanks for the photo - better than what is in the catalogues.

    You're welcome. If it hadn't been for an astute Canadian collector sitting in the chair next to mine I would have completely overlooked the 8/8.

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