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FUN Show fun!

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Naked Angel


I was able to go to the FUN show this past Friday (the 10th), and it was probably the best time I’ve had at the show since I’ve been going.  Living in Orlando has many advantages...and this is one of them!  This was the biggest show that I can remember, with over 1000 booths.  It was tough, but I saw it all in just over 3 hours.  I was able to pick up a 2019 Libertad 5 piece silver proof set for a great price, along with 3 other coins that I needed for my collection.  The gold panning people were there again, and I think in 10 years I might find enough to trade for a 1/10 oz, haha.  I also participated in the coin grading contest at the NGC table, and while it was fun I think I’ll keep my day job!  I didn’t do very well at all, so a new goal for this year is to be a better grader.  Friday evening NGC hosted a reception for registry participants that I attended.  They gave away a sample of the new Sacajawea dollar just for attending.  Mark Salzberg spoke for a few minutes about going through the Armstrong Family collection, and it was really fascinating.  They drew three raffle prizes and this guy won the last one!  I won a 2020 Silver Panda, not bad if I do say so myself.  It was a great start to 2020 and a great start to the collecting year!  If anybody else was there tell us what you thought of the show.14AFA64A-2B3E-458F-9F9B-AA86B6D44BC7.thumb.jpeg.bfc6429843a5ca04f650312ddf315768.jpeg

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As I've said elsewhere, I'm just not at a stage in my life where I get to go to coin shows or even an LCS often but that time will hopefully come again. In the mean time I'm mostly forced to be content with the Registry, eBay and dealer websites. I'm not aware of any major shows that Texas hosts.

It sounds like you had a good time though. :) I'm not sure I'd want to know what you call a good price on that set. Those can be expensive from what I've seen.


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Revenant, I actually got it for $110, which is the lowest I’ve seen.  And if you’re anywhere near Houston....10A9DE03-48CC-4E2E-8224-5579A8529300.thumb.jpeg.7ea7c7524b453a77ccc29e98eecc5f28.jpeg

thanks Lastufka, I need to own more of them too! Lol

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16 minutes ago, Naked Angel said:

 And if you’re anywhere near Houston....

Interesting... If my wife follows through with plans to take the kids to her parents house on Saturday I might try to go to that for a little while. Thanks for the information!

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Some day. I was hoping for my first show in August. I'm finely walking I want to go to the P.AN. Show. But a dark cloud hangs over all of them. I have tried to get in touch with the CDC. No luck so now in will get my info from a good friend. My Kempson set of Coventry. England has 19 tokens five years of auctions all are MS 63 to MS.66. Been collecting 26 years from my couch and I have some wonderful coins. I enjoy yours. Mike

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