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Coin Show Report - Clifton, NJ

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I just got back from the monthly show in Clifton, NJ. This show usually has 25-30 tables and has been getting more active over the past year or so. I walked in today and the show seemed crowded! It turned out that the show's aisles were narrowed to allow a couple of extra dealers to set up, but I still had to wait to get to a couple of tables, which has never happened to me before at this show! (On the way out, I counted 33 dealers who had set up and there were still two empty tables.)


Floor traffic was pretty solid and the show had "buzz". Jules Karp was there - I don't recall having seen him there before, but he's been more visible lately (at Parsippany and White Plains), so perhaps he's more active.


The coins being offered were the usual "stuff" for this show - mostly slabbed and raw Morgans, slabbed and raw type and a lot of raw "collector" coins. I would estimate that the average price point for the items at this show is about $20 - lots of modern foreign and US proof sets, for example. I have noticed, though, that the dealers here have been steadily increasing the size and quality of their inventory over the past couple of years. Interesingly, there was less gold around than usual.


I saw all of two ACG slabs, but one dealer had a whole case of TruGrade slabs, both US and foreign coins.


I usually go to this show to pick up odds and ends and to visit a dealer who has lots of foreign currency and US and foreign checks. Today he had an 1850 Wells Fargo receipt (though I didn't buy it).

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