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FUN SHOW 2017 REPORT

It was an interesting show and experience this year!  Paul and I left early on the morning of January 3rd for the sunny climes of Ft. Lauderdale.  It gave us an extra day before the show opened on Wednesday afternoon to do some business and view auction lots for our clients.  One of our clients wanted me to look at (4) 1892-O Morgan Dollars all graded the same in MS-65 condition.  I hope you know by now that we do not care what the holder says.  We need to see the coin to verify the grade!  I thought three of the pieces were commercial over-graded examples and one was a real gem!  The lots go off and the three commercial examples sold for around $3,700 each.  Grey sheet bid is $6,500.  The true gem brought over $10,000!   Wow…that goes to show that if you try and sell great coins, they bring strong money and are in strong demand.  That was the theme of the auction.  Accurate strict for grade coins were very strong and commercial junk was left for telemarketing fodder.

The show opened to a nice buzz of activity.  Dealers were looking for coins.  The next day, collectors came in and were actively filling want lists.  A super fresh group of over 100 crisp original 1932 $10 Indians broke and the nicest pieces were snapped up immediately.  There was a lack of great coins for the grade on the bourse.  You had to work hard to find nice coins.  I wish collectors would try harder to seek education in what they buy.  Many early bust coins were stripped and collectors were purchasing them for their sets.  It’s sad to see because it is the educated buyer that buys the best for the grade and leaves the rest.  Then they end up with a great, always in demand collection when they sell; re-read the 1892-O Morgans in the auction.

Then on Friday, we heard an awful announcement from the message center about the shooting at the airport.  I felt bad because my first thought was how is that going to affect our traveling plans.  I asked the Lord to forgive me and offered up prayers for the people that were adversely affected.  The police presence and heightened security ratcheted up dramatically.  It’s a sad thing to see that society has degraded so much.  The show however, continued to hum along.  Many streets were closed off outside and when we came back from dinner, police motorcycles and tactical unit buses were everywhere, heading to the airport.

Saturday was devoted more to assisting dealers changing flights and conversing about the events on Friday.  One dealer was so tight on his budget that I paid for his flight home!  The folks that run F.U.N. were great.  We asked them for permission to leave early and they said “no problem.”  We wanted to get to the airport early to be sure we could get through security and check if our flights were still leaving on time.  We also had a storm coming up the coast and many flights were cancelled.  However, the Lord delivered and we managed to touch down at the airport before 12:00 a.m.  God was very good to us.

I took some time to speak with some old time dealers that amazed me about the deals that broke years ago.  I may interview some of them for our newsletter.  Scott Travers was kind to invite me to his seminar which he said he would give me recognition, but I was too busy looking for coins.  Overall, F.U.N. was a strong show; the best in years and security was great.

I also wanted to mention that two numismatists from the Liberty Seated Collectors Club brought an 1872-S Seated Half in AU-55 PCGS for Paul and I to see.  It was straight graded, even though it was obviously cleaned.   They asked me to examine the coin.  It was a very deceptive counterfeit!  It was so good that I could not tell.  The giveaway was the die marriage between the obverse and reverse was incorrect.  Also, with lax grading of cleaned coins, diagnostics are removed, so it is harder to tell.  Bottom line….this coin also fooled PCGS.  We’ve been warning for years that a tidal wave of counterfeits is coming.  It’s time to get prepared.  Also, try to buy original coins where diagnostics can be examined.

Alas, our new purchases are a bit meager.  I was able to find some great coins, but many went to our existing want lists.  We’ll try to have them on our website soon.  If there is anything I can help you with, please call or e-mail me anytime.

Thanks,
Warren

Testimonials

  • “They finally arrived! I just opened the package and I must say that I am the proud owner of the finest specimens yet to grace my fledgling commem collection.....jaw dropping beauty with nary a mark on 'em. Thank you for providing me the opportunity to purchase them…. You folks have always provided me with some really prime examples but this set is beyond all of my expectations. Again, I offer my thanks to you and all of the gang at RCNH, and I look forward to future dealings with you.
    K.N.
  • "Received Oregon commemorative yesterday. Love it, what a beauty. I never really was attracted to white coins, but when you buy original white coins from RCNH I can see why people seek them out. Others in the past were probably tampered with and that's why I never sought them out because they didn't look anything like the white coins from RCNH"
    K.W.
  • "Thank you very much for your time today I hope you have a Merry Christmas thanks for your professionalism and I look forward to dealing with you in the future"
    M.F.
  • "A joy of purchasing from RCNH is the consistent quality of the individual coins. From a lower grade raw coin to a MS66 CAC each coin has pristine original surfaces; natural toning; and accurately graded. I've never been disappointed with a coin from RCNH. Thank you for being unique in the industry."
    T.S.
  • "We have done business with RCNH for several years. They are very kind and extremely generous, not only with their time, but also with their knowledge. They have spent many hours combing through our collections of mostly unspectacular coins giving an honest appraisal on any coin that was even slightly more than average. Couldn't have asked for more time and effort than they provided. It's worth it to us to drive almost two hours to meet with them because we trust them and enjoy the interaction."
    R.L.
  • "Just opened the parcel and its BEAUTIFUL!! the surfaces are original and I especially like the subtle violet toning near the date, it is very well struck and exhibits tons of luster on both sides it puts to shame my other 65 that I had purchased from... a couple years back (I should of returned it when I bought it dang it) On a similar vein I received some good news on my latest NGC submission when my 40D garnered a D/D VP 503 MS64 grade I was hoping for 65 but?? oh well at any rate thanks again for the follow-up call and will talk later and good luck at Baltimore."
    Robert
  • "I just wanted to let you know how happy I am with the 1956 Franklin proof half dollar I've recently purchased in PR-66. (PCGS) It's beautiful! I was also very pleased to get a personal letter on your letterhead stating that this coin had the potential as a PR-67! I've had occasion to look through the website and will definitely be making future purchases! Thank you, and keep up the great work!"
    L.C.
  • 1893 Columbian and 1897 Morgan

    "The latest two coins I ordered arrived on Saturday. The 1893 MS-64 Columbian half is nice. It's certainly good enough to warrant addition to my collection-about what I expected from the photo. The 1897 Morgan looks exceptional in the photo and your description also raised my expectations even further. At first glance, the toning on the obverse looked a bit darker to me than the photo. Looking at it under magnification with proper lighting, however, I'd say it matches the photo rather well. The reverse looks like the photo to the naked eye and under magnification-absolutely stunning! This may be the best coin in my collection. I mentioned on the phone that my daughter is a metalsmith and likes toned Morgan dollars. She was rather ecstatic about this Morgan. I'm glad I called you about this coin before it got snapped up by another collector. Thanks."
    C.A.
  • I Love My Saint!

    "For the past four years I've had RCNH in pursuit of a "nice" common date MS67 Saint. One might reckon this endeavor to be easily achieved within a year, when accounting for the modest population in this grade. However Warren's strict grading standards precluded us from settling on just an ordinary 67. When I recently received word from Dave that Warren found a coin he liked, I knew it would be technically superior. When I opened the box and pulled my coin out, I was looking at a stunning Saint with incredible eye appeal. Ultra clean, original, and with rich color. This is unquestionably one of the finest Saint Gaudens in existence. Thank you Dave and Warren. Indeed, you did it!...I love my Saint!"
    D.A.
  • My Deepest Respect

    "...Finally, my deepest respect goes to you and everyone else at RCNH. As I have already told you, I would probably stop collecting if RCNH did not exist."
    T.S.
  • High Standards

    "Wow! What great coins that arrived today. They exceed the high standards that I expect from RCNH..... Great doing business with you."
    J.P.
  • Far Surpassed

    "My package arrived today and it was packaged so well it took me 20 minutes to open it up but it was worth the wait. Just when I thought you were not paying attention to my want list my representative called me with a coin. It far surpassed anything I could have bought or have seen in years. Thank you very much."
    D.L.
  • Superb

    "Wow! When I saw this coin on your website I immediately ordered the coin online... When it arrived in the mail I said to myself "Oh my; I can't believe it!". A superb 64 indeed...to me it looks MS-65 any day of the week. Your coins are everything that customer testimonials say they are and I will definitely be diligently watching your web site! Thank you!"
    J.T.
  • Problem Free

    "I don't know how you do it. The 1797 Half Dime you just sent me is fantastic! Original, nicely toned, problem free - I don't know how you find early U.S. coins of this caliber.
    T.S.
  • Consistently Accurate

    "Hi, I wanted to tell you how pleased I was with the five coins that arrived. They are exactly what I have come to expect from Rare Coins of New Hampshire. Your descriptions are consistently accurate and the grading is on target. It is comforting to purchase coins and know that the quality and originality will be there. There is no fear of purchasing problem coins from your firm because you just don't sell them. I appreciate the wide-range of grades and prices that you offer to fill the niche of virtually any collector who values original coins with plenty of character"
    E.R.
  • Customer Service is Your Number One Priority

    "It is with a great sense of satisfaction that I write you today. It seems that customer service is your number one priority and I am truly grateful for that. Dealers can be short with you, they can sell over graded and lower quality material just to make a buck. At RCNH, the opposite is true and as a consumer I am convinced of your philosophy, it is palpable. Scans and nice descriptions, emails and follow-ups accompanied the sale. It's nice to buy good coins. It's even nicer having a quality experience to go with it!"

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