Whitman Show in Baltimore March 31- April 2

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by tibor, Mar 23, 2022.

  1. tibor

    tibor Supporter! Supporter

    Any of you guys and gals planning on attending? A few recommendations:
    Check the dealer list and make a list of who's table you want to visit.
    Best days to attend are Thursday and Friday. Saturday dealer attendence
    will be a major disappointment. Take cash and then some more cash. Checks
    and Credit Cards might not be accepted by some dealers. Take a break and
    sit down in the snack bar area. Take plenty of pictures to share with the
    Forum. Report back on your experience and the general of the show. Let's
    get a meet/greet set up to see each other. Have a great time.
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  3. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    I plan on attending Friday since I will be on terminal leave and no longer really beholden to the Navy :)
    If things seem decent, I may take the kids on Saturday.
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  4. tibor

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  5. iontyre

    iontyre Active Member

    I will be there Friday. Wife may be tagging along. Still trying to convince her it is time to spring for the 09SVDB to complete my Lincoln collection...
  6. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Hey brother can you spare a half dime?

    He is retiring after 20 years of service.

    I will be there on Friday, planning on meeting John Call and furry frog maybe for lunch?
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  7. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    @tibor what Paddy said. :)
  8. tibor

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    @furryfrog02. Congratulations. Thank you for your service.
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  9. C-B-D

    C-B-D Well-Known Member

    Yea I’ll be there with the company. David Lawrence Rare Coins. Bring me some stuff to buy!
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  10. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector

    I'll be there Friday.

    Top of My Shopping List:
    1. Fugio Copper (Cent) - VF-XF
    2. 1811 Half Cent, "No Cud" Die State - F-VF (I've got the 4-Star die break variety, the "2-Star" die break variety is VERY expensive, R-7)
    3. Draped Bust Half Cents - VF-XF

    Very likely any one of those coins could end my shopping.

    EAC dealers I'll visit:
    1. Chris McCawley's table first.
    2. Tom Reynolds table, but he's a true EAC dealer - all raw coins. That means no slabbed coins.
    3. The Colonel's table might happen.
    Those are the only dealers that I know are primarily EAC.
    Any others?

    Other dealers I like:
    -- Angel Dee's for a "howdy" visit. I got my FE/IHC set from them.
    -- J.J. Teaparty
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  11. coolhandred24

    coolhandred24 Member

    I am planning on attending when the doors open at 10 am on Friday morning with two of my best buddies.

    Scouting for additions to my Proof Barber Dime collection; a nicely toned MS 63 1917 Type 1 Standing Liberty Quarter; MS 61-63 Large and Half Cents; VF Bust Quarters; Proof Indian Cents and nicely toned Washington Quarters, Mercury Dimes, or Walkers.

    What I have learned from prior shows is to look at as many cases as you can. Don't be in a hurry and be patient. There is always a good deal of eye candy to entice the bills from your pocket.
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  12. tibor

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    @coolhandred24 that's quite a shopping list. Good luck. Be sure to share your purchases with us. Safe travels
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  13. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Expecting third granddaughter first week of April. Thats my excuse and I'm sticking to it; my wife says so! Don't forget to share the results if you attend, thanks.
  14. iontyre

    iontyre Active Member

    Sorry, somehow I missed out on the creation of the EAC designation, what does that mean? Seems to be something related to not TPG graded?
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  15. tibor

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    @iontyre EAC= Early American Copper. A very well established club whose
    members study and collect pre 1858 copper coinage, Colonials, half cents
    and cents. This area of numismatics is VERY VERY well studied. Their
    newsletter and other researched papers are amazing to say the least. They
    hold a yearly show/meeting, many times in the Mid West. They also have
    meetings at large shows around the country. Hopefully the forum members
    here can add to/correct what I just stated.
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  16. charley

    charley Well-Known Member

    You're good. EAC knows stuff.
  17. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector

    The yearly show starts May 12 in St Louis this year.
    It will be the first I'll be going to.
  18. ToughCOINS

    ToughCOINS Dealer Member Moderator

    I'll have a table there . . .
  19. iontyre

    iontyre Active Member

    Thanks for the elucidation on EAC!
  20. MK Ultra

    MK Ultra Well-Known Member

    Went to LCS at lunch since, sniff, I'm not going to Baltimore. He went yesterday and said:

    Lots of empty space, huge swaths of it.

    He saw the same, tired, old stuff, there was nothing 'new'.

    People aggressively buying gold.

    Anyone else have any insights? I'm debating about Gettysburg Easter weekend, but am not so sure now.
  21. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Hey brother can you spare a half dime?

    There's a show at the Maryland State fair grounds on April 9, and a few other local shows coming up.
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