https://www.cointalk.com/threads/feb-2017-long-beach-coin-expo-report-or-something-like-it.291728/ You might say that not a whole lot has changed....and if that IS your immediate conclusion, well, you'd be right! Yes, there was no Violent Volatility in the PM market, Horrific Housing crunches or Chaos in Crude to drive speculation. The age of flash & crash "super modern rarities" from the US Mint seems to have run out of steam as well. Perhaps the golden era of collecting by true enthusiasts shall be upon us again......at least until a 10k mintage, fractional gold Susan B. Anthony in denominations of 5-Cents, 10-Cents & 25-Cents rears its ugly head! Before then however, I invite you along to enjoy some of our trip to the show! Long Beach is a beautiful City with so much to see & do, in fact, in this first shot you might notice the cranes from the Port of Long Beach, the dome where the Spruce Goose had been held and the Queen Mary's 3 smoke stacks dotting the horizon. If we could pan the photo a bit to the left, you'd see a group of people doing yoga...but I preferred this scene for our report. Those images don't paint a sufficient picture of the true scale of the Long Beach Convention Center, but at least you get an idea. Now lets head inside....down the entry way; Past the Heritage Auction suites... Then onto the bourse floor... Our first stop is to visit Jeff Garrett & his wife to talk and see a few of their rarities for sale. NICE STELLA!!! Then off to the US Mint Booth....near the back....were the food is, because we're also rather hungry for lunch The newest offering from the US Mint was their 5oz Ellis Island ATB puck!