World’s Fair of Money holds rare, precious, historic artifacts
Warren Mills of Milford, N.H., a vendor at the World’s Fair of Money, examined a coin before the doors
(Dina Rudick/Globe Staff)
In Blackbeard’s day, “coin collecting’’ meant swashbuckling, flying a Jolly Roger flag, and making rivals walk the plank at swordpoint. Today, it is a little tamer.
A new breed of collectors filled Boston’s Hynes Veterans Convention Center yesterday, traveling from table to table instead of sea to sea. But what they are searching for has not changed at all: treasure.