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Coin Show Report - Parsippany, NJ

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Today I went to the first-Sunday-of-the-month, 80+ dealer show in Parsippany, NJ. This is typically a very busy show, with a wide price range of material available.


Today, as expected, it was pretty easy to get to dealers' tables. Usually, this show is so crowded that it's very hard to get down the aisles. This being the depths of summer, you could almost walk down the aisles - instead of moving two steps at a time and having to dodge three people while taking those two steps. Most of the usual dealers were there and there were a half-dozen or so dealers in the secondary room, too.


As I expected, I didn't really see much that interested me. However, Tom Hyland was showing off a PCGS VF-20 1796 quarter with very nice color! (That's a WOW coin!) I finally saw my first gold Buffalo in person. YECH! They look like the same low-relief cr*p that the Buffalo dollar was. Give me a real Buffalo nickel any day!


I chatted with Jon Lerner (Scarsdale Coins) for a few minutes. He was blowing out a bunch of modern commems and had some nice trimes, too. He also had a stack of invitations to PNG day in Denver. (I must say, Jon is so low-key I never realized he's a PNG member! )


I had a nice chat with Wihlborg. He's been very busy at work, so he hasn't been around much. He showed off a very nice album of Lincoln cents, including a couple of really impressive toners. He said that the set used to be in a Dansco album and he watched one of the coins tone while in that album.


I stopped by Coin Superstore's table. They had about a half-dozen Morgans (and a Peace $) in older NGC and PCGS holders, but I didn't see anything I couldn't live without.


Even with folks saving themselves for Denver, there was a lot of business getting done. The dealers seemed to be in a good mood.


I won't get to go to the three-day show in Parsippany next month - who has a show over Labor Day weekend, anyway?

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