Saturday, September 23, 2006

New York Invitational Coin Show

I went to the New York Invitational Coin Show yesterday. Although advertised as 100 tables, there were about 20 dealers. One dealer told me that some dealers skipped Friday because of Rosh Hashanah (and perhaps low attendance?) The room was set up for 100 tables so looked pathetically empty.

The ancients dealers were Freeman&Sear, Herakles, Barry Murphy, Smythe, and Dr. Saslow. (Louis DiLauro was there but didn't bring his ancients!)

Other years there have been many more dealers. I was also disappointed that there was no weekend day -- who wants to take a vacation day to see such a small show?

The dealers were grumbling about the venue -- the fifth floor of some old building. The room itself seemed fine to me. Usually NYC coin shows are held in hotels, because there is no nearby parking or security otherwise. Who wants to walk around the streets with $$$ in coins and heavy display cases?

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