Worlds Fair of Money Acquisitions

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by Chris B, Aug 18, 2019.

  1. Chris B

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    My wife and I spent the last week in Chicago at the Worlds Fair of Money. As much fun as I had, I'm really glad it's over. There were tons of things to do including some excellent educational programs. I built a competitive exhibit for the first time. Of course, there was a bunch of high-end material that the average collector (me) can't afford but I was still able to track down some nice new items. These are just some quick edited cell phone photos.

    A couple of new pieces for my Wildman Collection

    1619 Brunswick Wolfenbuttel Thaler

    1724 Brunswick Luneberg Calleberg Hannover Thaler. This one has been lacquered at some point so I will be doing some conservation.

    The next items are some other German States items that caught my eye.

    1784 Julich Berg 1/4 Stuber


    1673 Silesia Liegnitz Berg 6 Kreuzer


    1669 Schleswig Holstein Gottorp 1/16 Thaler - This is an exceptional little coin, the pictures don't do it justice.

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  3. Chris B

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    In addition, I worked a club booth for the Indiana State Numismatic Association. We were set up next to the show host club, Chicago Coin Club. They are celebrating 100 years and produced this medal. We bought the 5 oz copper version. It was also available in an enhanced finish, silver, and a 13-ounce gold version.

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  4. Burton Strauss III

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    IIRC correctly from the article I read, the 13oz gold medal is very limited mintage, so order quickly.

    I was there Friday/Saturday and had a great time too... No spectacular finds, just lots of pretty items to look at.
  5. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Nice buys, I like the wildmans best.
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  6. Chris B

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    Actually they were only available as a pre-order. Only 3 were ordered at a reported $19,000 each.
  7. ddddd

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    Looks like some nice finds!

    Only 3 ordered at under spot (19000/13=~1,462 per oz vs gold being over $1,500)?
    Or were they not pure gold?
  8. Chris B

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    They were ordered earlier in the year and were ready for pu at the WFOM. Not sure how much lower spot was when they were ordered.
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  9. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    That makes sense. A nice bonus for the three people that pre-ordered. :)
  10. Burton Strauss III

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    13 ounces, when a Troy Pound just won't do...
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  11. kaparthy

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    Nice to see that you found something for your passions. The Wildman series is a curious phenomenon. I just did a search on ANA Exact and found many references, often for coins for sale, some other citations, but no historical essays. Do you have an authoritative article that you can point us to?

    Mike M.
  12. Chris B

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    Mike, I posted my story in multiple places including CT.
    I would not call this authoritative by any means but there is some good information. I have considered writing something more comprehensive with more historical information but haven't found the time yet.
  13. Zonker

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    OP - nice looking coins, nice pickups

    Chris - love the Chicago Coin Club medal - wonder if they are still selling them.
  14. Chris B

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    At the end of the show, all they had left was the 5oz copper medals. They are $52 shipped.
  15. Zonker

    Zonker Member

    Thanks - I'll drop them a line. Love buckingham fountain and the water tower.
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