Visited the Cleveland coin show held 1st Sunday of each month at the American Legion hall, by the Cleveland airport. Spent a couple of hours browsing the many coins available. Came home with a nice bu 1955D quarter to fill a slot. Great weather and great day.
Here are photos from the Cripple Creek area including the currently operational surface mine just up the road from the Mollie Kathleen.
Here is the second batch of photos from the Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine.
I decided to divide the photos up from day 2 since there are so many. This will be Mine Photos1 with Mine Photos2 coming by 9/13/2017.
These are all of the photos from the first day of my trip. I was unable to load them before because the site said the file size of each photo was to large. I now have an app that shrinks the file size of the photos so enjoy.
Thursday was my first day at the World's Fair of Money and what an exciting day it was. During the morning I browsed the first few rows of the show and picked up two Rick Harrison hand signed labeled slabs. One was a 1921-D Brilliant Uncirculated Morgan Silver Dollar and the other was a Rick Harrison Silver Medal. After that Rick Harrison showed up in person and took photos with show attendees and signed autographs. I then was off to a Money Talk session about CAC & Their "Green Beans" on PCGS and NGC Coin Holders which was very informative and well presented. After the Money Talk I returned to the Bourse floor and meet up with Andrea from the Coin Couch and gave her a 1921-D MS-63 Morgan Silver Dollar as a gift and gave her some back ground on what made it special. We later filmed an episode of the Coin Couch about the gift.Here is a link to the YouTube video https://youtu.be/26BAZxL6WeILastly I picked up an 1893-S VG8 Morgan Silver Dollar it really set me back a bit but was a very good price for the grade.
On Wednesday I went to the Argo Mill & Tunnel tour and learned how the Gold was removed from the waste rock.
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.
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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