After 28 years, the ANA was as close to our backyard as could be. The northeast is a nice area for coins and collectibles so we were hoping for a strong attendance so the show would be back near us again soon. Wednesday & Thursday were decent but the August vacation month really took a toll on the public attendance the last 2 days. In general, I would call is a so-so ANA.
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.
Welcome to my world. It seems like every week we get coins sent to us for evaluation from clients and non-clients alike for evaluation that they purchased elsewhere sometimes before they met us and sometimes after they met us. Without fail there are coins that are overgraded, slightly cleaned or else just not as described. However, every so often I get a coin that borders on the criminal.
We have received many calls and e-mails wondering why we are not adding more coins to our inventory. Simple answer…not enough fresh original material. When you love the hobby and grow up in the business, it is frustrating to see coins subject to dipping to get good grades.
Well, another Central States show has come to pass and for lack of a better word it was more of the same. Nice coins were in high demand, same old material went begging, blah, blah, blah, but in all seriousness that is the truth.