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Parsippany, NJ Coin Show report

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Today I went to the monthly, 80-dealer show in Parsippany, NJ. As has become usual at this show, it was crowded enough that it was hard to get down the aisles. I got to the show about 9:45 and I noticed that a lot of the dealers hadn't finished setting up. One dealer I talked to said that he had gotten to the show at 7:30 and had been so busy buying and selling with the other dealers that he hadn't had a chance to finish putting his coins out.


I noticed that a couple of the larger, mostly wholesale dealers weren't there, but the usual, local wholesalers were. As has been the case at previous shows, different dealers were occupying their tables. (There was one empty table, I recall.)


As usual, there wasn't that much of interest to me, although I did see an 1854 Liberty Seated dollar in PCGS-45 and FOUR NGC-slabbed Feuchtwanger cents! I also saw three raw 1837 dimes, which is pretty unusual. As far as interesting gold went, I saw one or two slabbed O-mint quarter eagles, two or three slabbed Philly no-motto half eagles and eagles, three or four slabbed O-mint with-motto eagles and a raw 1894-O half eagle. Tom Hyland had four "daddy" (Bust) dollars, three raw and one ICG-slabbed. He also had a nice selection of Love tokens, several of which were on 19th century Canadian quarters and one was on a US gold dollar.


I only had a few minutes to chat with TomB and Jeremy (airplanenut). Tom showed off a few new purchases, including a colorful Barber quarter and two Conder tokens.

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Today's show was hopping! It was exceptionally busy from the moment I walked through the back doors to the time we tore everything down. As Dave mentioned, he did not spend that much time by my table, however, Jeremy was kind enough to hang out for a bit. I was also able to get together with njcoincrank, from the PCGS boards, and had a good talk with him; we will probably have dinner some night this week.


I was offered a deal on Conder tokens but prefered to buy the two pieces I really liked at a higher per-coin cost than purchasing the entire box. Also, I bought two killer toned Washington quarters. Both are 1958-D, so it isn't an exotic date, but both had terrific color. I think Jeremy had a chance to see these. The Barber quarter that came in is completely original with attractive rainbow color on the obverse rims and lustrous, deep auburn obverse toning. The reverse is much more streaky and less colorful but it screams of originality. That is truly tough in this series! Lastly, I bought a 1913 Type I Buffalo in an old PCGS MS67 holder. This coin has about the best luster I have ever seen on a Buffalo and was bought from the person who has owned it since 1980 and who sent it in for certification in 1988. What was a nice bonus was that he took care not to scratch the slab over all these years.

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