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04 Aug 2017

Inspired at WFM

World's Fair of Money | CoinLady

If a collector isn't inspired at the World's Fair of Money, where could they be? A few years ago, the WFM featured a displayif the first double eagle, the unique 1849. Next to it was the famous 1933. There were the first and last issues of $20 gold.

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03 Aug 2017

day 3 at the world fair of money

World's Fair of Money | Conan Barbarian

today was another great page day at the WFM and had a blast viewing the exhibits put together by fellow collectors (which i will go into more detail in a further blog) i also went to the auction lot viewing that stacks had set up and got to hold many ultra rare and high grade coins which was so captivating that it took me a while to put the coins down and see other parts of the show. the only unfortunate thing about the show was that none of the dealers there had any empty dansco albums for sale but there are plenty of other items to compromise the cavity. i also participated in the treasure trivia the ANA had and got a few interesting pieces filling out fun facts surrounding the numismatic world. i bonded with a couple of the dealers there that were very nice and wanted me to have a great time there. i also went to the denver federal reserve and saw a few very interesting bank notes and lots of great pieces of currency created by the US and its states. sorry again for no pictures i will contact the ANA because i think there are too many pictures in storage that i have used in the past because i love using them so much that i cant upload any more but thanks for baring with me.

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02 Aug 2017

Day 2 at WFM

World's Fair of Money | Conan Barbarian

so today i was a page for a whole 10 hours at the WFM and had a blast. i first started by helping the dealers set up and get ready for the day and then while doing that i had a look around to see what each had to offer. there were many great sites to see and coins to look at and it made the time fly by faster then i thought. i did end up seeing what the ANA had in their exhibit (including a 1804 dollar, 1792 half disme, 1933 eagle, 1913 V nickel, and many banknote errors that were mind blowing). i also went to the mint's section who had the 1974 D aluminum cent, 1933 double eagle, a 100,000,000 USA certificate, and a sheet of 100,000 dollar bills. i also asked if they had any of the enhanced uncirculated sets on hand but they were sold out. but i did find a dealer who was selling them for $35 and i bought 3 so far and sold one to a different dealer for $40. other dealers that were selling this set were offering $50 which was absolutely absurd but i got myself one for a reasonable price without any trouble. i also got my first half dime and lots of auction catalogs to look through the high end coins that are being sold. i am so sorry that i cant post any pictures its just that i havent got a chance to settle down and even writing this blog is a bit of a time restraint so i will write again tomorrow hopefully with some pics.

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02 Aug 2017

Day 2 of World's Fair of Money Vacation

World's Fair of Money | FortWorthCollector

On Tuesday I left the hotel and went to the Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine tour about an hour out side of Colorado Springs near Cripple Creek. It was very exciting and informative plus they let us take samples of the gold bearing rock as a souvenir. Just up the road from the Mollie Kathleen was an operational surface mine that I got a few picks from. I then headed back to Colorado Springs to the ANA Money Museum and learned a lot of interesting things but there was no free souvenirs though. I did however pick up a book on coin photography.

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31 Jul 2017

Day 1 of World's Fair of Money Vacation

World's Fair of Money | FortWorthCollector

Today was mostly just traveling from Fort Worth to Colorado Springs but I did find some time to stop and take pictures. My first photo op was in Amarillo at The big Texan Steak house (world famous for the 72oz steak challenge). My second photo op was also in Amarillo of an old steam locomotive. My third and final photo op was at the New Mexico, Colorado boarder. Tomorrow I will be going to a gold mine tour and the ANA Money Museum.

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29 Jul 2017

Final Days Until the World's Fair of Money

World's Fair of Money | FortWorthCollector

Well there is just two more days until the start of the World's Fair of Money and I am making my final preparations now. I will be posting Monday night my trip to Colorado Springs and any pictures if I find something interesting along the way. So keep a look out for my trip posts and convention posts.

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29 Jul 2017

My personal WFM history

World's Fair of Money | CoinLady

The time is approaching! Another World's Fair of Money opens Tuesday. Wish I could be there, but I've been lucky enough to attend more than a dozen over the years.

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