The September coin show enjoyed cooler, not cold just cooler, temperatures in the upper 70s and into the low 80s. Most of the day saw overcast skies with some dark and ominous clouds during midday. But, only a few raindrops fell.
Based on the bourse activity, it was a great day to visit a coin show. During the peak, "wall-to-wall" people packed the coin show. Both frequent visitors and new faces mingled in the aisles between the dealers' tables waiting for their turn to view the treasures in the showcases.
Here's a huge Welcome and Thank You to all of the visitors and to all of the dealers that attended the Greater Atlanta Coin Show's 297th monthly show.
One of this month's dealers gets the greatest-distance-traveled award. Normally, he travels from Tennessee. This month, he drove from a show in Chicago, roughly a 12-hour drive time.
Another of our regular dealers had a schedule conflict this month. He chose to attend a show in Las Vegas. Hmmmm...a coin show in Las Vegas...the imagination boggles.
At the end of the day, several dealers summarized the Greater Atlanta September coin show as "great show" with one even saying, "best show - ever."
With the precious metals increasing, people visiting the bourse looked for gold and silver. Once again, several dealers sold out of their bulk silver coins and their silver bullion.
In the gold charts <Gold-Charts.html> and silver charts <Silver-Charts.html>, you can see that both of the metals increased significantly over their values during the August coin show. Gold increased $173.50, almost 11%, and silver went up $7.46, just over 27%.
As the metals increase, more people sell and buy the precious metals.
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Coin Show - Monthly Notes from September 2012
The above table provides only a highlight of the variety on the bourse. Many dealers bring a broad cross-section of numismatic collectibles each month. The coins and collectibles also range in condition, from good to excellent, and in price, from low cost to thousands of dollars.
In other words, the coin show offers a variety to be enjoyed by people new or curious about numismatics and to the experienced collector and investor.
Increase your knowledge and visit the variety on the bourse at our next Greater Atlanta Coin Show on Sunday, October 14, 2012.
|books of coins in 2x2 holders
|old, rare and high grade coins
|bags of 90% silver coins
|rare date, high grade Morgan dollars
|silver eagles, proof and bullion
|gold high relief coins
|bullion gold and silver
| early high-grade copper
| world currency
| high-grade certified and slabbed coins
| silver dollars
| grab boxes
| hand-made jewelry with semi-precious stones
| modern proof sets
| commemorative coins
| platinum coins
| collectible pocket watches
| gemstones, raw and polished
To that end, the bullion dealers at the coin show remained busy throughout the day. Plus, several people brought gold and silver to trade for cash.
Other people brought coins collected through years that they wanted to trade. One gentleman had rolls of very nice - and old - Lincoln cents. A lady brought old nickels including buffalo nickels and v-nickels.
But, a lot of the people visiting the show came to view the items in the dealers' showcases and to buy.
One gentleman, who had budgeted what he would spend for the day, was dismayed to find another coin he wanted after spending his cash. He had been searching for this coin to add to his collection and didn't know the dealer had the coin. But, next month's show offers more opportunity.
Let's take a look at some of the types of coins and other collectibles found on the bourse this month: