The Texas Numismatic Association's annual coin show ran June 2-4 at the Arlington convention center. This years show was great, very busy and a lot of dealers showed up. I believe the show is now hitting its stride with the local coin collecting community as they become accustomed to the new show location.I was able to run into a lot of old friends and make some new ones this year. I did not do as much buying this year as I have in past years just because the Worlds Fair of Money is just around the corner and I am saving my money up for that. I did however get a very nice 1921-D MS-63 Morgan Dollar that I plan to give as a gift to someone I am meeting at the Worlds Fair of Money. I believe it will be great because of course we will be in Denver where the coin was minted and it will be the first time either one of us has been there. Interesting fact the 1921-D Morgan was the first circulating silver dollar ever minted at the Denver mint and also the last year for Morgans to be produced.
So for everyone that is attending the World's Fair of Money, it is getting ever closer to being time to pack your bags and hitting the road. I of course have made my reservations months ahead of time for my hotel. I will be staying at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Denver right across the street from the convention center. I chose the Hyatt Regency because of the location, free internet, and slightly lower parking prices than the Sheraton. I will end up paying about $209 a night but I have a king room with view and I am closer to the convention so less walking the streets and more walking the show. The ANA has their deal for $184 a night at the Sheraton or $189 a night at the Magnolia. Of course those are both good deals but do a little research and find the things that are important to you for your stay. Check out some of the travel sites and see what deals you can find. I used booking.com for my hotel free cancellation, pay at the property, no service fees, and it was easy. Post in the comments if you have found any goods deals or where you are planing on staying. Also keep your eyes peeled for my next post on some restaurants I am planning on trying.