Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Joe2007, Jul 10, 2020.
Anyone planning on attending? Any speculation on what percentage of vendors will be there?
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As others have said before, a coin show is essentially an event where mostly older males (whose health may not be the greatest) mingle and repeatedly handle objects in cardboard or plastic holders (surfaces that coronavirus can supposedly survive on for awhile), so a coin show would be an excellent spreader. If you go, please be very careful.
Please let us know how it goes! I've decided to stay home this year and that really pains me.
The way things are going, I seriously doubt that the Baltimore Whitman show will happen in November. If it does, I doubt it will be the same as it has been and I doubt I will go
And hopefully wearing a face covering..........all who attend? Stay safe my friends.
Show floor was larger than usual, dealer attendance was down, maybe 50 dealers at most. this allowed the tables to be spaced apart. Attendance by the public was also light. Wearing of a mask was a requirement while on the show floor, and there were several hand sanitizing stations scattered around the floor. We got there at about 10:30 and by 12:30 my father had picked up about a half dozen chinese case pieces (from the 1100 to 1400 era) and had determined that there was no one there with foreign currency so he was ready to go. I had covered about half the floor, and paid Steve Ellsworth a couple thousand on my account. he didn't have anything new I could use in early date cents but he did have some beauties in middle and late dates. (He had just picked up a major late date variety collection with a lot of Condition census material.) I have been considering doing a date set of the late dates in AU and he had a gorgeous 1846, chocolate brown with smooth surfaces. Just the kind of piece I love. He also had a lovely MS-62 1817 N-14 that was just begging to come home with me. So I decided rather than having dad cool his heels for a couple hours while I finished the floor (and yielded to the temptation of the 1817 and 1846.) we had better get out of there, and we left early.
BTW, good to know that your Dad is still chasing down those World coins, particularly Chinese.
Dad is still interested in all the foreign, but the catalogs are so behind now that he can't keep he want list up to date. We have 2 14 inch double row boxes filled with coins dating back to 2013 which still aren't listed in the catalogs. That's about 300 different types.
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