We had our own corner table at the Central States Numismatic Society show in Schaumburg, IL. Now with 7 show cases to fill instead of the usual 4, we were able to lay out our entire inventory. Wednesday, the first day, felt like the Dallas Mid-Winter ANA show, it was a super slow day with very few sales. We sold more from the office and from retail customers via email and telephone. Unfortunately, there were very few collectors in attendance. Luckily, a client/friend made it down from Kentucky and we enjoyed a good meal and entertaining conversation. A great way to end a dismal day on the bourse floor.
Thankfully Thursday's sales picked up. We were able to find a couple cool coins for our registry guys and sold a number of better Morgan and Peace dollars. We even sold a number of high-end, common date Morgan dollars as well as some generic gold. As you know, we specialize in Morgan and Peace dollars, but if you are regulars to LSRarecoins.com you have probably noticed we try to have a little bit of everything when it comes to numismatics. We even sold a beautiful Norse Medal, PCGS MS66 at the show. Thursday night we were very busy with the auction. There were quite a few Morgan and Peace dollars to look at in the CSNS auction. We worked late trying to figure out what was worth putting bids in for and wading through what seemed to be a endless supply of duplicate coins in this sale. It worked out just fine as we were able to find coins for a few Registry Morgan and Peace dollar clients as well as tougher dates that will fill holes in our inventory.
We were very busy Friday morning. We picked up our Platinum night winnings and sold a number of coins out of the cases. We sold our 1924-S Peace dollar in MS65, and one of our beautiful MS68 Morgan dollars to name a few. It was nice to see the show pick up, writing up invoices and selling coins up until the time we had to pack it all up and head to the airport.