A busy day yesterday – good attendance – my friends from the Greater Jacksonville Coin Club arrived en masse shortly after the 10 am public opening. The club, with 275 active members, charters a bus to make the 150 mile journey – the members ride in comfort, talk coins with their friends for 2.5 hours up and back and get dropped/picked up at the door to the convention center…..all for less $10- less than the cost of parking a car.
The Palm Beach Coin Club was there in force and, yesterday, the Ocala Coin Club, had a busload of attendees.
It is really interesting to see the degree of knowledge and level of sophistication of your fellow club members when they are on the other side of the table looking to add to already significant collections. One of the joys of collecting and dealing is in the “social” part of the hobby. If there is a coin club in your area – join it!
The other thing that was very impressive was 4 young numismatics (high school!) who had coins for sale like a full red PCGS MS65 slanted 5 large cent and an 1881S Morgan toned MS67 dollar and a number of other very valuable and significant coins. We decry the state of the hobby with no young people coming in but no one sees the internet and social media activity in the hobby and the benefits of major exposure in the form of pictures and information. This quartet was really sharp.
Good activity wise – our table has a focus on early bust and seated materials, varieties on later date denominations which is really growing in interest. The other key area is the “eye-candy” case with coins across the spectrum featuring magnificent visual appeal and superb PCGS grading. Stop and see us at booth 523 – straight up the aisle from the entrance.