Central States Show April 26th

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Detecto92, Apr 28, 2014.

  1. Detecto92

    Detecto92 Well-Known Member

    I've never really been to a large coin show before, so I didn't really know what to expect as far as the size of the bourse floor.

    I arrived at the McDonald's in Monmouth, which was the pickup location for the Western IL coin club. Sadly, I was only of two people who went. I am not sure as to why more did not go.

    - The pickup point. McDonald's, Monmouth, IL.

    I was very tired that morning so I had to have one of my favorite energy drinks.


    Here is a small view of Monmouth.


    Here is the bus that picked us up.


    A view of the inside.


    The rock river.

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    A few buildings I saw on the way up.


    -Nestle, pictured next to an old ATT longlines tower.

    -Total Living Network

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  3. scottishmoney

    scottishmoney Buh bye

    Looks like you were the youngest on the trip by about 40s years too :)
  4. Sounds like you got off to a good start. Looking forward to the rest of your report. TC
  5. Detecto92

    Detecto92 Well-Known Member

    A view from inside the bus.

    A mall.

    Arriving at the convention center

    Inside the hotel.

    Registration center.

    I had asked them to write "Detecto" on my name badge so other members would recognize me. However they wrote "Detective".

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  6. rickmp

    rickmp Frequently flatulent.

    It's killing me, but I'm not going to respond to that statement.
  7. Detecto92

    Detecto92 Well-Known Member

    I was nervous asking dealers to take photos of their booths. However I did snag one of an dealer who had some really huge ancient coins. He also had some "plate money", something I never seen before.

    I expected to find some "bargain bins", but with tables costing around $500, hardly any dealers had any, bringing their expensive items with (can't blame them for that).

    A few photos of the bourse floor. Some of the dealers even had some giant safes with them.


    Later on today I will show what I bought.
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  8. Blaubart

    Blaubart Melt Value = 4.50

    Sounds like fun Tim, thanks for sharing. (Except for the Monster drink. Ugh...)

    I look forward to seeing what you scored!
  9. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Nice shots Detective......... devil.gif

    Looking forward to the rest. :)
  10. Maybe it was a message from above to seek out a career in law enforcement. :) TC
  11. rickmp

    rickmp Frequently flatulent.

    Good job of reporting, Tim. Great pics. Looking forward to more.
  12. harris498

    harris498 Accumulator

    Looking forward to seeing what you snagged from the show.
  13. Detecto92

    Detecto92 Well-Known Member

    Well here is part 1 of what I got.

    Can anyone ID this? I only got it because it was cheap and made in England.

    I got this in a box of tokens that were $2.50 each. It's an old hard times token.
    1939 Royal Visit Token.

    I've been wanting a cheap Morgan, this caught my eye. Nice surfaces for a '62.

    A 1758 Shilling. This was not cheap (well, by my standards), but it has a nice old patina.

    1816 Sixpence.

    1842 Half Penny Token from Bank of Montreal. 420,000 minted. I gave $20 for it, it has a very nice patina.

    1792 Exeter Half Penny The guy on the front is Bishop Blaise, the patron saint of woolcombers. The edge reads "Payable at the Warehouse of Samuel Kingdon". Samuel Kingdon was an ironmonger who had several warehouses. I have no clue what the hat on the rear means.


    This token reads "Prosperity to Old England" and "More Trade and Fewer Taxes" Hopefully the resident Conder Token expert can shine some light on these. DSCN9361-horz.jpg

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  14. fiatfiasco

    fiatfiasco Nasty Details Member

    Are there going to be any selfies?
  15. Detecto92

    Detecto92 Well-Known Member

    A silver bullet. I got this for a few dollars over spot directly from Provident Metals. It was amusing as some other dealers had them for 26-29 dollars, when you could of bought it right from the melter at $24.

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    They were giving these out.


    A few business cards from a couple dealers I stopped at.


    CSNS had lucky cents for $2 each. I was surprised to get such a nice coin out of the random lots.

    Some of the notes I bought.


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  16. Mainebill

    Mainebill Bethany Danielle

    Looks like you might need a windshield in that car also more of what I know about Illinois flat and full of cornfields show us some coin porn that's what we really want ;)
  17. I like the obverse of the 2-headed token. The reverse of the Morgan looks 63 to me. TC
  18. Ardatirion

    Ardatirion Où est mon poisson

  19. Hotpocket

    Hotpocket Supreme Overlord

    Looks like you had a good time and found some nice coins and paper money.

    The show didn't look all that busy (just based on the few photos you posted). Did the traffic pick up later? Sometimes its better when a show is a bit slower - you can ask more questions and have a good conversation with the dealers. I hate it when shows are so busy and I feel like i have people standing on top of me. I get aggravated quickly when too many people are around.

    Nice write up Detecto.
  20. Detecto92

    Detecto92 Well-Known Member

    A few things I forgot to mention...

    I don't know why, but the major city who was sponsoring the trip, went on the last day instead of the first, I guess maybe because more people had to work on weekdays.

    Some of the dealers were already gone when we got there, or packing up early. I was going to get a bite at the concession stand, but it closed up at 3 or earlier.

    Some of the dealers had a really extensive collection. One dealer had an entire shoebox full of fakes, but they were asking quite a bit of money for them, such as 12 dollars for a fake morgan.

    Most of the dealers were very nice to visit, some were rude and acted like they wouldn't bother dealing unless you had quite a bit of money.

    One dealer seemed slightly pissed when I asked to see a coin in his case and did not buy it ( I just wanted a closer look).

    One thing...plan your time accordingly. I could of spent 2-3 days looking at everything.
  21. Detecto92

    Detecto92 Well-Known Member

    No, it got slower. I'm guessing it was because it was the last day. Oddly enough, there was still tons of stuff left, or maybe dealers reorganize things to not look as empty.
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