The brightest spot was chatting with Brad (acanthite). I never saw anyone matching the description of himself that Zaneman posted - especially the part about "young". In fact, on the whole youth was conspicuous by its absence. I only saw one teenager, and far more bald heads and grey hair than under-30s. The crowd was also very predominantly male, although there were lots of women behind the tables. There were only two dealers concentrating on world coins (both of whom I have dealt with successfully for several years). Pricing of Japanese coins has definitely gone up. In the past I have become accustomed to paying a discount of 10-40% from Krause, but both dealers had most of their stock priced at a premium of at least 10%. One had fixed prices and his employees were not allowed to go below them. The other didn't give me as good deals as he had in the past. Unlike past shows very few of the dealers in US coins had any substantial number of world coins in boxes or notebooks. However, it was one of those who brightened my day by selling me a couple of coins for less than I had offered! I chose one $7.95 coin and one $8.95 coin from her selection of about a dozen Japanese coins; and asked her if we could do the deal for $15. She got out her calculator, looked at the pricing codes on the box, and said "No. How about $14?" I didn't see a single Japanese gold coin, or for that matter anything on my needs list valued at $100 or more. Between the silver sale, and the less than anticipated "finds", I came home with quite a bit more cash than I expected to. The final tally was the same number of coins from Japan and World War II Japanese-occupied Manchukuo, plus one from another Japanese puppet state. I had gathered up all the silver quarters and halves that I had hoarded from circulation and put away many years ago, and decided to sell them. The first three dealers I asked about their junk silver prices were at 8-1/4 and 8-1/2 times face, so when I found one who offered 9x, it was sold. Another guy had a sign on his table: "Specializing in President Dollars", and he actually had a half-dozen or so on display, but not for sale. He did have several hundred slabbed Sacs, and quite a few SBAs. Asking price for MS66 Sacs was in the hundreds. I chatted with him for a while and his description of a conversation with the head teller at his bank was very interesting. She told him that if he would take $5,000 worth of Sacs off her hands, to free up storage space in her vault, she would get him "some" of the Deadprez dollars. She turned him down on an offer to buy her stock of Sacs if she would replace it with Deadprezes, saying her vault space was to valuable to waste on coins nobody wanted. There were definitely not as many tables as previous shows I have attended, and the stamp section (it's billed as a stamp and coin show) was quite a bit larger than in the past.