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|June 2018 Issue|
Central States Numismatic Show
By Warren Mills
Welcome to the summer edition of The Rare Coin Enthusiast. I’ve been remiss in putting together an issue due to planned trips and overwhelming business. Just recently, we’ve acquired a collection with 13 large bins of mixed coinage that has taken hours just to break down a single box. We are always thankful for any opportunity that we get, but sometimes things can get a bit frantic.
In May, I decided to take a trip out to Illinois for the Central States Numismatic Show. I haven’t attended the Central States Show for over ten years. My hope was to find a group of dealers from the Midwest that I may not have a relationship with and maybe find some new fresh material. I’m glad I went, but it was the old tried and true dealers that I saw early that had the best material. I spent more money at this show than even the F.U.N. Show! Unfortunately, it sold very fast and most of it never even made our inventory list. Considering how hard it is to find nice fresh material, I was elated. With diligence, the odd nice pieces are out there, just don’t expect to look at a Greysheet and figure you are going to buy primo coins without stretching. By stretching, I mean like Gumby.