This was only my second show ever, and first since 2009. I really didn't know what to expect. When I got there, the first thing I noticed was how small it was- but I only had CoinFest to judge it against, and that is/was one of the biggest shows in the Northeast, I was told. But, despite the size of the show, there was some really good material there. If you are a fan of Morgan Dollars, this show would have left you very happy- I saw plenty of original Morgans, some toned, even a few proofs. When you first go into the show you see the table of Anthony's Jewelers, who puts on the show. One of his cases, the first I looked at, was mainly large size currency, the next case was solely gold. A little too rich for my pockets. Well, actually a lot too rich for my pockets. Most of the dealers were dealing in slabbed coins. There were more PCGS than any others, but hardly any NGC at all. There was a decent number of some other brand, I think it started with an I. I don't really know for sure as I am not really into slabbed coins much at all. There were, as noted, more Morgans than anything else but there was also a decent supply of copper, including some Colonials, which were my favorites. There were also at least two 1795 dollars in attendance and at least one 1795 half dollar as well. There was one currency only dealer who had a very impressive display, and there was one stamp only dealer who seemed a little on the high side pricewise. (I didn't add any of either to my collections, unfortunatly) As it turns out, I didn't add any standard US coinage to my collection- which is what all but two of the dealers were offering. I did add three elongateds though, all with an automotive theme. That kind of surprised me, that I didn't add any standard US. I added 7 British and one each Canadian and Mexican, though. And that leads me to the revelation, as well. I think my collecting has started to evolve, somewhat. There were plenty of coins there that I could have added easily- even some for roughly $1. But instead of just getting them because they were cheap, I decided to hold out for a better example. Previously, I would have filled up a bag with the cheapo low grade buffalo nickels, I could have even taken home a dateless Type 1 for $2....but I didn't. I also thought long and hard about a 1802 half cent that was within my price range- as I may have mentioned before, I don't have a single US half cent and I would really like to get one. But as I was looking closer, I discovered there was a scratch on it that looks like it has been there a long time, but again I decided to hold out for a better example. I kind of surprised myself. As it turns out, I apparently DO have some form of standard! lol. And, I did hit kind of a milestone at the show. I was able to pick up a coin from 1891- well, actually two of them, both British- and I now have at least one coin from every year from 1882-2011. I had wanted one example from each year from 100 years before I was born to current, and I was able to get that, and then some. (I was born in 1984, so 1884-current was the goal). Now I'll work on 200 years before I was born to current, and so forth Most of those coins probably won't be US. Earlier this week I had recieved a gift of some coins which included an example of 1905, which was the only year in the 20th century I didn't have. For what it's worth, 1933-current has been found in circulation, which I think is a pretty decent feat in and of itself. And I also want to say thank you to my brother, who took me to the show. I could not have gotten there without him, as I don't drive. Normally my mom takes me around but she's battling some health issues now and my brother was drafted- even though he really doesn't have any interest in this hobby, he didn't mind taking me, standing around while I looked at stuff, and listening to me pointing out historical info and other stuff about the coins for almost two hours! Even though it's a small show, I had a lot of fun and I do expect to try and get to them whenever they have them. Although I left around 12:30, it seemed like every dealer was making sales, I only purchased from three dealers and I had to wait for a transaction to finish for all three of them!