Well we looked forward to yesterday with great anticipation. And it didn't disappoint. I want to thank the ANA for the live feed it was easy to find on the home page. I watched with great anticipation of the lots coming up and the bidding going on. Very impressive. I do believe the kids learned alot and benefited from there hard work to accumulate there yn's dollars to bid. I do believe some got really good buys. There were some nice coins and medals and world coins they had it all. Some coins went for very large amounts. I had to keep reminding myself this was not real money. Congratulations on the great pictures. What can you say about Sam and his supporting crew a great job was done by all. Sam stuck to his guns. You weren't registered you couldn't play as he put it. What I couldn't understand this information was out there for a long time before the auction how could they not register. Well there mistake cost them. But rules are rules. I wanted to bid a couple of coins myself. But I'm just a little over the age! Those who donated are to be thanked also. Now these kids own coins they never would of been able to afford. That's a very important part of this. I can see how you can get depressed not having money for a real auction. But these are kids not young executives. They do odd jobs after school when then can find work. Sometimes the bidding was so real one bid after another and when a special coin came up one alot had there eyes on the bidding was furious. One after another going into the thousands of yn's money. What it showed me was there desire to collect. That's the flame that has to keep burning. If they stick to the ANA they have a great chance of making it. Soon I will start looking for coins for next year's auction. When I saw the complete overall benefit of having this i decided that it has to continue. If you watched I'm sure you agree. One of the best learning experiences they could of had. Well I hope those who wanted certain coins won them and the others coins they wanted. So congratulations to all the bidders but the big thanks goes to Sam. He and his crew put a great show together. And a great learning experience. Well till next year. I will continue with my series on C.W.T. starting tomorrow. I felt that was an important issue and had to be written about. There were winners and losers but in the end they were all winners. Thanks for a great show interesting and educational. Mike.
The Morgan Silver Dollar is a coin collected by numismatists all throughout the world.