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GSNA Show Report for Friday, May 14

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As you may know, I decided to skip school for the GSNA show today--NJ's largest show scheduled once a year. I figured since I took 4 AP exams in the last two weeks, with my last this past Monday, I deserved a day out of school.


First things first, my car's tail light needs replacing. This is good because I got to take a better, faster car


When I got to the show, I headed where I always head at the local shows... Tom Bush's table. We chatted for a while, and then I set out to look for some nice stuff. I ended up with a few raw toned moderns, a 1964 proof JFK that has nice mirrors and good frost (one hairline... should easily CAM), an endroll toned 1937 (D?) buffalo, a 1968 or '69 proof set with a DCAM JFK, a 1948 MS63 (super-old PCI) half dollar that is just about FBL that I need for a picture, and an album toned NGC 66 38-D with nearly full steps.


I then talked with Tom some more, and got a cool mottled Roosie in PCGS 66 with a good amount of royal blue... a color that you rarely see on dimes. Through the course of the day, I did a good amount of looking, and a lot of talking. Barry (PCGS forum) met up with us for a little bit and showed off an awesome 1918/7 SLQ. I also ended up with a 1970 proof set with a toned cent and frosty JFK... I hope I made Russ proud.


I finished the day off talking with a dealer who's got some spectacular toners... cases and boxes full of rainbow morgans. He's holding a few, and I'll be back tomorrow. I also saw an absolutely jaw-dropping Delaware commem in a fat-NGC MS65. Tom and I agree that it's an easy MS66*, with full tab toning, and astounding neon colors. The coin was being offered at 3x sheet for 66. I want that coin!!!


Now, about the show in general. Floor traffic was somewhat light today... dealers seemed to have a phenomenal day yesterday, with Tom Bush saying he sold much of his material yesterday. Tomorrow is expected to be heavier... my conclusion is today was a working day for most... tomorrow is the weekend.


When the show was over, I went out to dinner with Tom and his table-mate Bob Beels. Lots of good laughs (many of which at my expense) and an all-around fun time.


I can't wait to head back tomorrow.



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It was good to see you, Jeremy, and I'm also glad to see that you gave a report. thumbsup2.gif There is a my report on the US Coin board and I think I left out many details you included.

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