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04 Nov 2018

Philadelphia World’s Fair of Money Morgan Dollar Adds

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I set out for Philadelphia this August with a very specific mission to find a Proof Morgan Dollar to add to my collection. My thinking was since it would be a large east coast show that this would be the best time and place to go looking. I thought it would be a piece of cake to find a lot of examples and narrow them down to a few nice specimens in my price range and pick. As it would turn out the easy part was narrowing them down not finding them. When I could find them they where either too toned & rough for my taste or too high a grade & price. As luck would have it though my regular dealer had brought a beautiful 1904 PR-64 that is just amazing. It does have a slight golden brown tone but nothing that distracts from its surface and I couldn’t be more happy to add it to my collection even though I did end up spending a little more than I had planned. I would have loved to have seen some more coins that matched my price range and taste but all an all it was a wonderful hunt. I was also able to add a beautiful 1881-O MS-64 to my set so it is shaping up nicely.

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20 Jan 2018

New additions to my Morgan Dollar Set

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The ANA World’s Fair of Money in Denver was very kind this last year to my Morgan Dollar collection. I was able to add 5 new coins to the set. As most of you know my main goal was to pick up an 1893-S as it is one of the rarest coins of the set in any grade. I am very pleased with the one I was able to obtain that was in my price range. I was also able to acquire a nice 1899 Mirco O which I have had a hard time finding in my local area in nice grades. The 1901-O, 1904 & 1921-S I was able to get in mint state grade that fit my budget. I hope everyone enjoys the photos and coins. Also I would like to mention that for Christmas I received a new DSLR camera so I hope that I will be able to share even better looking photos in the future.

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08 Dec 2017

World’s Fair of Money Vacation (Show Pictures)

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Here are the photos that I took at the show itself. These are the final photos from the trip but the National Money Show in Irving is coming very soon and I will get some more pictures there.

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02 Dec 2017

World’s Fair of Money Vacation (My Guest Appearance on The Coin Couch)

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While at the World’s Fair of Money in Denver this year I met Andrea from The Coin Couch. If you are not familiar with it, it is Andrea’s YouTube channel where she talks about new coins and coin shows. Andrea invited me to be a guest on her channel during the show. I have posted the links to the videos below or just go to YouTube and search for The Coin Couch then click playlists, my guest appearances are under downtime with Dave. Please Check them out and give Andrea a like on her videos.

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02 Dec 2017

Day 3 of World’s Fair of Money Vacation (Denver Mint & Argo Gold Mine & Mill Tour)

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For the third day of my trip, I had changed my itinerary to include the Denver Mint instead of going on the forth day as I had planned. So I woke up around 4:00 and got dressed and headed out of Colorado Springs so that I could be first in line to get tickets for the Mint Tour. To my surprise they had closed the Mint tours that week because the security that works the tour was at the show. I was able to get a picture of the front gate though. After leaving down town Denver I headed to Idaho Springs to go on the Argo Gold Mine & Mill tour. It was a great tour and very informative but if you have bad knees I would not recommend it.

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