Houston Money Show Jan. 22 & 23

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  1. Marshall

    Marshall Junior Member

    Are any of you Copper guys planning on going? I see there is an Early Copper Auction both days and it's close enough for me to go if there are other copperheads there.
     
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  3. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector Supporter

    Copperheads in my backyard West of Houston.
     
  4. Marshall

    Marshall Junior Member

    One of the biggest surprises of my life was when I started to reach into my mailbox on my front porch and discovering a copperhead had climbed into it. Those suckers can climb.
     
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  5. tibor

    tibor Well-Known Member

    Enjoy the show and be SAFE!! A show report would be appreciated.
    A bullion report as well. Lots of pictures of your purchases and the
    show itself. Thanks!!
     
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  6. scottishmoney

    scottishmoney Я люблю черных кошек Supporter

    The Houston Money show was one of the few vestiges of numismatic civilisation in Houston. Coin shops existed, but were much fewer and far betwixt.
     
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  7. Marshall

    Marshall Junior Member

    They moved it to Conroe, perhaps to avoid draconian City shutdowns.
     
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  8. CoinCorgi

    CoinCorgi Derp, derp, derp!

    Ah...copperheads, rattlesnakes, water moccasins (cottonmouth), coral snakes...the joys of growing up in Houston!
     
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  9. scottishmoney

    scottishmoney Я люблю черных кошек Supporter

    Far up I-45! Why not go for Huntsville?
     
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  10. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector Supporter

    Yee, they can climb. Going to bed one night and there was one on the kitchen floor trying to climb up on the counter. Sliding up the cabinet. I think one of our storm doors didn't close all the way and it got in the space. A couple of days later we put up a new door. We live in Colorado County.
     
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  11. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector Supporter

    I went to a "Coin Club Show" in Houston one time. It was several dealers with tables set up. The event was packed with collectors looking to buy stuff. The dealers were all busy visiting with each other and special friends. They were not selling because they ignored people they didn't know. Needless to say, I didn't see any transactions, left early and never went back. Real coin dealers don't exist in Houston.
     
  12. scottishmoney

    scottishmoney Я люблю черных кошек Supporter


    There was one in University Center that was really good and I spent a lot of Saturdays and cash there. There was another up in Humble that was good. But this was years ago.
     
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  13. GeorgeM

    GeorgeM Well-Known Member

    I saw some of the same going on when I was at the show in 2018 (or 2017?). Just ignored those guys and went to other tables. Found some good deals & a lot of variety. I really hit a jackpot with a seller's junk bin of 2/$1 that included some higher-end 17th & 18th century foreign & tokens.

    I always say you can't find if you don't look.

    Also, ANACs will be on site this year. I'm thinking about going just to take advantage of their 10/$112 promo. Although a few of the coins I have worth slabbing are easily over the $500 apiece value limit. Guess I'll have to see what the upcharge is.
     
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  14. Marshall

    Marshall Junior Member

    I wonder how they determine that? I have quite a few that might be over that and might not be depending on the grade they give it.
     
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  15. CoinCorgi

    CoinCorgi Derp, derp, derp!

    I talked with an ANACS rep at a coin show and basically the valuation of the coin is only used to determine how much insurance they use for the shipping of the coin(s). So if you claim a $5000 coin is only $100 coin then they'll only insure it for $100. But they'll still grade it. Any "upcharge" would be used to purchase higher insurance.

    At least that's what he told me a few years ago. Not sure that it's true ;)
     
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  16. buzzard

    buzzard Active Member

    Yes we are going to the Houston Coin Show today.
     
  17. Publius2

    Publius2 Well-Known Member

    Not in Houston, but I see this behavior at my local shows all the time. It's as if they are daring you to do business with them. At the last local show I went to, I was standing there when the proprietor came back from the lunch counter with his food. He set his food down, picked up some kind of a book/ledger and proceeded to peruse that for a good minute without looking up at me once. I finally just turned and left at which point he looked up and said something to me but I just kept going.
     
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  18. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector Supporter

    It's in Conroe isn't it?
     
  19. Marshall

    Marshall Junior Member

    I was looking forward to going, but caught the FLU. Now I can't even imagine walking to my car, much less around a large facility.
     
  20. buzzard

    buzzard Active Member

    Yes by Conroe Airport
     
  21. buzzard

    buzzard Active Member

    Went today and all the dealers were very nice but there is always one turd and he lost a sale. Went to another dealer and bought my coin
     
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