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2014 World's Fair Of Money In Chicago

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 Posted 08/05/2014  3:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Newmismatist to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I guess I should consider myself fortunate. My trip to the show on Wednesday will cost me exactly $4.80, round-trip fare on the Chicago El. And I'll buy a sandwich and soft drink at a convenience store before going so I won't have to shell out the ridiculous prices for food at the show!
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 Posted 08/05/2014  7:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MeadowviewCollector to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I won't be in attendance but from all of the articles and posts, it sounds like a blast. There will be a booth where 24 kt. gold reproductions of the Brasher Doubloon will be struck. It would be neat to see pictures of that but I doubt cameras are allowed on the floor.

Have fun all.

-MV
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 Posted 08/05/2014  11:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Buddy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
twohawks, I searched for the CCF banner...where were you?

I went today, had fun, spent money, going back on Thursday. I didn't get to see it all. I did not get to see the exhibits but I saw some friends and met some nice guys from CONECA and learned a lot from them.

MeadowviewCollector, I saw the guy setting up to make the gold coins but he was (I think) waiting for a big crowd to gather before actually making one....and I couldn't stand there for much longer and eventually I just left since I wasn't interested in buying one. I think that cameras are allowed....I'm putting my camera in my purse and I'll ask if he'll let me take photos for this website when I go back.

twohawks, let me know where your table is -- it would be fun to stop by and say HI!

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 Posted 08/05/2014  11:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MeadowviewCollector to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I think that cameras are allowed....I'm putting my camera in my purse and I'll ask if he'll let me take photos for this website when I go back.


that would be pretty cool if you can. No worries if you aren't able to though. Enjoy your time there Buddy.


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 Posted 08/06/2014  12:35 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add bobby131313 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would say since a policeman took this picture of me holding $700,000 worth of gold that cameras are allowed....

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 Posted 08/06/2014  3:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Buddy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


Kevin lifted that bar of gold yesterday. I couldn't make it budge at all. Still, it's fun to try -- heck, it's fun to touch a gold bar that size!

I miss seeing you and Mom at the show. That sure made last year's show extra special for me.
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 Posted 08/06/2014  4:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Newmismatist to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here are some photos I took at the show today.

The line for gold Kennedy halves, at about 8:00 a.m., began just outside the convention hall and stretched outside and around the corner:



Some of the folks waiting to buy a gold Kennedy (one guy told me there were 17 people in his "crew"):



At the Museum Showcase, the 1922 matte-proof, high-relief Peace dollar:



At the Museum Showcase, the Brasher Doubloon:



"We're buying Kennedys!"



Employees of the United States Mint do an inspirational team cheer before the exhibits open to the public:



"Hurrah!"

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 Posted 08/06/2014  6:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Buddy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm about to head out for the evening but I still don't know where to find twohawks.


Anybody want to try to meet up on Thursday? I'll check this thread before I go to bed tonight.
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 Posted 08/06/2014  8:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add BStrauss3 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Man did I have a blast today... probably got about 2/3 through the bourse since dealers like Heritage and S-B are just showing not selling. Dinner [flipt] and some research before bed.

Hit NGS before the Kennedy hoards arrived - nice people to deal with. The rep agreed my 3cs 1852 isn't bent - it's PIDT, so it's going back for review. Gave NCS my s/l half - I'm worried about several green spots, so we'll see. Staff was definitely frazzled. They are worried about whether the graders "can get through all this [show special grading]" - today's batch didn't arrive by 10am as expected.

Talked to ANACS about my wooden round to it. After my email [sorry I didn't own up that I sent it :-)] he has asked around, but nobody will own up to having made them... we did agree that strange things have been known to happen at 5pm on Fridays... but it doesn't sound like these were properly made for a customer... my own version of golden $ w/o edge lettering.



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 Posted 08/07/2014  10:30 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I wouldn't go to this show. Way, way to expensive for me. Bad enough parking is about $12 or more but also have to pay to get in. All dealers have to pay from about $500 to several thousand for a table so their prices on coins have been jacked up to cover that. Hotels in the area are also excessive so dealers that stay there have to add that to the prices of coins. Then too dealers have to pay Rosemonts excessive food prices if they stay in the area. Sad thing about this is I live about 3 or 4 miles from that place and no place to park and to far to walk. I went there a long time ago and was shocked at the prices.
And there are so many other coin shows in the area that are free parking, free to get in, less cost for coins and at one free donuts and coffee. And that one is the Sunday right after this Rosemont show.
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 Posted 08/07/2014  11:40 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add BStrauss3 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Really? Guess it's where you sit. Admission is $6 and there is a $2 coupon available. The El costs 2.25 each way and PACE bis stops at the door...
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 Posted 08/07/2014  10:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Buddy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
CCF members, you can find twohawks at table 1506.

I just happened to see the CCF banner as I was going walking by...twohawks said that has not been able to log on since he got to the show. That's got to be frustrating.

Anyway, there's still two days left so stop by and say 'hello'. He's got some really cool stuff there. He showed us (my husband was with me) coins that I'd never heard about and shared some very interesting stories that went along with those coins.


So I went again today, my third day, had fun, spent money and ...maybe I'll go back...but I'm TIRED.
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 Posted 08/08/2014  1:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Buddy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
MeadowviewCollector -- here's a photo of a gold doubloon NOT being made. LOL I asked the man to pose for me and he did.




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 Posted 08/08/2014  1:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add bobby131313 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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.twohawks said that has not been able to log on since he got to the show.


Ever hear the expression "Busier than a one armed paper hanger?" That's what Russ looks like at a show. He's got two speeds, fast and ludicrous.
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 Posted 08/08/2014  2:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MeadowviewCollector to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wooohoooo a big thank you to Buddy for taking a picture of the man and his Doubloon striking machine

This deserves a too


-MV
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