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    Let's share places and opportunities to gather and trade. I realize that many of us are miles and countries apart, but you never know who next door here may be able to make it to a show near you. Use private messaging (provided here). Details you share are all your own comfort level. These Coin shows are very safe venues and from my own experience it's great to meet folks who have been long term members here...................This isn't "TICK TOCK" or Craigs list!.............It's Kitco........know what I mean?........Before the internet people actually met each other without fear....SO Is isolation now IN?

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    What a great idea for a post! Well, as you know, I often encourage everyone here to attend a coin show, as I honestly believe that due to the competition between coin dealers at a reasonably sized show, you can actually find some great deals. You're not just at the mercy of the one guy at your LCS who calls all the shots. Plus, you can play the dealers against each other and get a better deal if they have the same coin(s) you're after.

    There are other benefits to attending coin shows, too. These include being able to shop around not only what you're interested in buying, but also that which you might want to sell or trade. And it doesn't always have to be coins or bullion. You could have collectible tokens (Civil War tokens, trade tokens, etc.), old marbles, sports memorabilia, vintage trading cards, rocks and minerals, precious metal jewelry and watches (gold, silver, platinum) and even costume jewelry. All of these types of things can be found at normal coin shows and almost all of the dealers there do buy there as well as sell there or they wouldn't be in business for long.

    The show I usually attend is the one based in Albany, NY at the Polish Community Center, where they also serve some very tasty Polish dishes in an adjacent room, as well as having a bar that serves alcohol if you feel like having a pop or two. Most of the time, the coin dealers there are all regulars, and you can quickly learn who gives the best deals either selling or buying.

    The CDCDA (Capital District Coin Dealers Assoc.) Coin Show runs from 11AM to 4PM. The remaining 2022 schedule is May 1st, June 5th, September 11th, October 2nd, November 6th and December 4th.

    As for my haul yesterday (Sunday), I ended up with (4) 1/4 oz AGE's and (3) 1/10 oz AGE's. I wouldn't normally buy the tenth ouncers, but now I'm apparently working on filling a tube of them, so what the heck...

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    I went to my first ever coin show recently.

    https://youtu.be/8SJAv8E-sO0
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    Hey Josh, looks like you had a great time at the coin show and picked up some nice deals there. Cool! Isn't it fun?

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    Never been, got one nearby in Sept.....calendar updated. Good Idea
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    Quote Originally Posted by bronkster1967 View Post
    Hey Josh, looks like you had a great time at the coin show and picked up some nice deals there. Cool! Isn't it fun?
    It was!!! I had fun talking to the ancient coins guy, especially. Seems like people aren't as interested in those, so the prices are surprisingly affordable.
    "Compulsory altruism is none too altruistic." - me

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    Dang! I had bought a small binder of ancients recently for $40 and sold them 2 shows ago to the ancient coin dealer there for $125. There were about 15-20 of them there and most were in pretty darn good condition. I'm thinking he probably did fairly well with them, but I have no problems leaving some "meat on the bone". Everyone wants to get a piece of the action and that's understandable...

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    I used to love taking my kids to coin shows but they seem to have changed significantly. Vendor seem to come from further away, prices are significantly higher than ebay/Apmex and other online sellers, and then the offers on item are half of what items sell for online. I have been doing shows and gold/coin sales for over 20 years and I have never seen such a spread in buy/sell prices than I have seen at shows this past year.

    Graded morgans and flying eagles are my sons thing. To see dealers trying to sell me the same coin he tried to sell them for 3 times what they offer is crazy. This past weekend, I had a roll of 20 morgan culls I was using to see how crazy it was. $38 each is the average of what most vendors were selling them for, $19 - 22 was the range they were buying at! In the past there has been a 10-20% spread between buy/sell prices but it seems vendors are trying to take advantage of lack of knowledge, the greater numbers of people attending these events, or both. I watched an old guy come in with a box of silver dimes, trade dollars and indian head. The vendor didnt look very closely at anything and offered $100. I know one of the trade dollars was at least $100. It took everything I had not to tell the guy to go somewhere else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiggysmb View Post
    I used to love taking my kids to coin shows but they seem to have changed significantly. Vendor seem to come from further away, prices are significantly higher than ebay/Apmex and other online sellers, and then the offers on item are half of what items sell for online. I have been doing shows and gold/coin sales for over 20 years and I have never seen such a spread in buy/sell prices than I have seen at shows this past year.

    Graded morgans and flying eagles are my sons thing. To see dealers trying to sell me the same coin he tried to sell them for 3 times what they offer is crazy. This past weekend, I had a roll of 20 morgan culls I was using to see how crazy it was. $38 each is the average of what most vendors were selling them for, $19 - 22 was the range they were buying at! In the past there has been a 10-20% spread between buy/sell prices but it seems vendors are trying to take advantage of lack of knowledge, the greater numbers of people attending these events, or both. I watched an old guy come in with a box of silver dimes, trade dollars and indian head. The vendor didnt look very closely at anything and offered $100. I know one of the trade dollars was at least $100. It took everything I had not to tell the guy to go somewhere else.
    i think there are more vendors now because exploitation is loose and easy in the coin market, especially when there are price trend difference between states and regions. My lcs rather save up morgan and peace dollars and not sell them locally. He bring them to the US and sell them there when he travel to US for coin shows

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiggysmb View Post
    I used to love taking my kids to coin shows but they seem to have changed significantly. Vendor seem to come from further away, prices are significantly higher than ebay/Apmex and other online sellers, and then the offers on item are half of what items sell for online. I have been doing shows and gold/coin sales for over 20 years and I have never seen such a spread in buy/sell prices than I have seen at shows this past year.

    Graded morgans and flying eagles are my sons thing. To see dealers trying to sell me the same coin he tried to sell them for 3 times what they offer is crazy. This past weekend, I had a roll of 20 morgan culls I was using to see how crazy it was. $38 each is the average of what most vendors were selling them for, $19 - 22 was the range they were buying at! In the past there has been a 10-20% spread between buy/sell prices but it seems vendors are trying to take advantage of lack of knowledge, the greater numbers of people attending these events, or both. I watched an old guy come in with a box of silver dimes, trade dollars and indian head. The vendor didnt look very closely at anything and offered $100. I know one of the trade dollars was at least $100. It took everything I had not to tell the guy to go somewhere else.


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