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Hello All,


Well -- I'm back from the Atlanta ANA Money Show and must admit this is one of the most well attended shows I have been to. Turnout was excellent. For me the show was mostly business side in promoting my upcoming Die Variety News. Quite a few TPG placed advertising in the newsletter to include SEGS, ICG, ANACS, PCI, as well as major error dealer Fred Weinberg along with Larry Briggs (SEGS) and Kyle Vick of Stanton Books and Supplies.


Since I'm involved with varieties/errors this report revolves around that part of our numismatic hobby. Most of the dealers I talked with were having a great show and sells remained very steady.


My highlight of the show was submitting a very nice variety to a TPG that is across the street. Below is a photo of one of the 15 coins. It is the 1949-D Jefferson "D over S" assigned in the CPG Guide as FS-032. A total of 15 of these came out of one BU roll!!!! These are the sharpest strike "D over S" I have ever seen and if you have the CPG Guide compare my photo below of one of the 15 coins to the photo that is illustrated on page 313 of this variety.




Got to finally meet face-to-face with Dave Harper (senior editor) of Numismatic News and got to chat with Laura of Legend Numismatics. Speaking of NN -- I should have an article in the upcoming April 18 issue. Also had lunch with many forum members (quite a few from across-the-street) and share newp and great stories Friday afternoon at Jock's and Jill's waterhole. Errorist -- I tried to find you. I was at Fred Weinberg's table for a while and I think we just missed each other.


Well -- time for me to put the finishing touches on DVN. I thank all of you for your support and those of you have expressed interest I will be contacting you shortly.


All the Best ....

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Well I just got back from there today. I went with my son Danny today.I was there Friday also with my mother- in-law.I think we just missed somehow!! Anyways, I showed the PMM to Fred Weinberg and he told me a few things about proof coins and about how many are struck from each die and usually they should fail near the end of its life, which makes sense to me.However, from what Ken Potter tells me some of the dies have cracked before they have struck a single coin. I guess it all has to do with the annealing process of the die and the alloy mixture of it.

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