Wednesday July 10th was dealer set-up from 2PM to
7PM. There were 212 dealer tables, up 14 from last summer. And you
know how many dealers don't want to come to this show because of
the heat? Well, it was freezing in bourse hall the entire show.
Show attendance was up too. 3252 came thru this year compared to
last years about 3000.
Once again, most dealers I spoke to had a good show. The YN
program drew about 30 participants, and the scout program had 20.
Friday morning the coin club buses arrived. Greater Jacksonville
had 46, Ocala had 28, and Palm Beach had 50 on the bus. Saturday
West Hernando arrived with 16 on their bus for a total of 140 club
members on the buses.
Heritage Auctions sold $ 9.9 million, up $600,000 from last
year. Abraham Lincoln and Robert E Lee were there entertaining
everyone. The Piedmont Gold Panners had a booth, along with Wizard
supply. There were 16 exhibitors with 52 cases of exhibits. Five
educational seminars were presented Thursday thru Saturday.
The FUN coin club get together went very well with 38 in
attendance. Everyone at the meeting received a 5X magnifying glass
and 10 attendees won slabbed silver eagles.
Thanks goes out to convention coordinator Cindy Wibker, the
Officers & Board of FUN, and all the volunteers for another
well run successful coin show. Thank you all.
We will now focus on the January 9-12, 2014 FUN show in Orlando.
We will see you there.