Central States Show April 26th

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

  1. Detecto92

    Detecto92 Well-Known Member

    Here is one of the book I got. It's not as informative as spink's, but it covers quite a bit of stuff and has a lot of history. It was 20 dollars, spinks was 50.

    Believe it or not, there is a big book on tokens, especially condor. However it's over 80 dollars a copy.
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  3. scottishmoney

    scottishmoney Unwell Unknown Unmembered Supporter

    There are some dealers out there that are just complete imbeciles when it comes to dealing with the public. Some are very condescending to younger collectors. Thankfully there are others that go out of their way to please customers.

    Some dealers don't get the whole dress like a slob to go to the show thing. I know because I go dressed up like a slob so I don't walk around like a target. When I go I have my bodyguards and none of us bother to speak in English. Really want to invite stares, glares and sneers - speak another language at a coin show.
  4. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    I'm never gonna win the best dressed award so if a 30 something guy in jeans an iron maiden t shirt and a Red Sox hat wants to look at your expensive flowing hair or draped bust coins don't panic it's probably me
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  5. Hotpocket

    Hotpocket Supreme Overlord

    I dont care what people look like or how they dress, especially at a coin show, which I consider to be a non-formal event. What matters is how people treat each other.

    I too have encountered some dealers that act as if YOU are bothering THEM. How they ever expect to sell anything is beyond me. They forget that they are not in the coin business, they are in the customer service business. And if customers are happy, they stay, if they are unhappy they leave. Simple as that.
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  6. chrisild

    chrisild Coin Collector

    ... in the US. ;) Elsewhere it is pretty normal to hear various languages. Well, depends on the scope or "relevance" of a show of course. At the WMF in Berlin for example a sound mix of German, English, Russian, French, etc. is common.

    As for being dressed like a slob, I have a friend who likes going to swap meets. Usually looks like a bum "so that sellers do not think I have a lot of money". Yeah, right. :)

  7. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    I'm just not a fancy person you talk to me you think I'm a dockworker I'm comfortable in jeans and a t shirt I do carpentry and building restoration and salvage I spend most of my time dirty and sweaty and I wear a suit for weddings and funerals basically I'm a barely high school educated country boy from New England who happens to have a brain and loves nice coins I still can't afford what I really want but most can't
  8. scottishmoney

    scottishmoney Unwell Unknown Unmembered Supporter

    In the states English is much more the norm. I can relate horror stories of going through immigration coming back into the USA and speaking the foreign language and being harassed by US immigration because of it - until I showed the inside of my passport.
  9. longnine009

    longnine009 Most Exalted Excellency Supporter

    Congratulations, I guess. I can't get any images to down load, but you have a lot nice replies so I'll assume you did well. :)
  10. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    Yes I have one, good book to have if you like British tokens. First comprehensive book on token values since 1983.

    The dealer with the "Big ancients" was James Beach. Really nice guy. We bought a lot of stuff from his father George Beach before he passed away. Unfortunately James does mostly ancients so we don't do much business with him anymore.

    The first "made in england" piece is a religious medal, probably a St Nicholas medal. (Note the large figure is striding across the water with what appears to be the christ child on his shoulder.) St Nicholas of Greece was the patron Saint of sailors.

    I really like your 1758 shilling and 1816 six pence. Nice coins and excellent color.

    Lots of detail in the Bank of Montreal token, $20 was a really good price on that one.

    The first conder token is from Devonshire England, city of Exeter. The arms on the reverse are those of the city. Exeter was a major woolen producing area and one of the principal products of the city were wool felt hats. the token is D&H 2, and it is common, mintage was about 250K.

    The second Conder is from the county of Norfolk, city of Norwich. This comes in two varieties D&H 23 and 24 the difference being which letter the figure of Hope is pointing to. This is #23, but you didn't mention what was on the edge so I can;t tell which sub variety it is. These tokens were struck for Robert Dinmore by William Kempson of Birmingham, from dies engraved by Thomas Wyon of the same city. Mintage was a little over 25K. While Dinmore had the tokens struck only a very few had his name on the edge. These were really intended for anonymous circulation so he wouldn't have to redeem them.

    Not at the Chicago International Show. You'll hear half a dozen or more languages being spoken there. This year I heard English, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Hebrew, French, Spanish, and Swedish. And probably some others.

    Many dealers with this attitude are only interested in dealing with big money collectors, or just doing dealer to dealer business. They never seem to realize that small fry guy today may be big money collector in the future.
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  11. scottishmoney

    scottishmoney Unwell Unknown Unmembered Supporter

    Usually all the Russian speakers like me and my Natashas are hanging out at Alexander Basok's table. He manages to sell stuff that I really like, Russian, Swedish etc.
  12. Detecto92

    Detecto92 Well-Known Member

    Forgot to mention, I didn't see hardly any mint products. I thought there would be boxes and boxes of proof sets, sms, prestige sets, etc.
  13. LostDutchman

    LostDutchman Under Staffed & Overly Motivated Supporter

    The reason is that these sets are heavy... Take up lots of room...And are not worth a ton... A lot of these dealers fly with their inventories so most don't bother to bring them.
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