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13 Apr 2022

GNA Show: Paging, Pick Ups, and More!

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A few days ago I paged at the GNA (Georgia Numismatic Association) show. This was my first time paging and i had lots of fun doing so while making a little extra money. It's a long story so might as well jump into it!


A few weeks before I went to the coin show I made an exhibit about the Chinese Silver Pandas and thought it would be a fun thing to do. It turned out pretty good! The first day, which was Thursday, I arrived at the coin show I was instructed what to do. I was talked with helping dealers bring in their stuff with a cart, pretty easy huh? THINK AGAIN. The first few dealers stuff was CRAZY heavy and it didn't help we were bringing them up a hill. I kept banging the back of my ankles with the cart which REALLY hurt. In all the first day was busy and I was so busy I didn't really have time to look at coins. At the end I made a lot of money, which is a really good start if you ask me. When i got back to my hotel I was exhausted but still had fun.


The second day was COMPLETELY different. Instead of helping people with the carts we were supposed to ask people if they wanted their cases cleaned and at around noon ask dealers if they wanted us to get them lunch. I didn't get much money that day but had plenty of time to look at coins. I did end up getting a 1973 S Graded PR67 Lincoln Cent from the ANA table since I was a YN. At the end of the day my coin collecting friend Ralph wanted us to get donations for the YN program.I got a LOT of donation including a hot lips VAM Morgan dollar. One of the other Yn's paging at the show ended up getting a donation of a MS63 ANACS graded Morgan dollar which was 1878 S.


We then had to pack them in bags of the same amount of value which took FOREVER since we started filling them at a value of $30, which didn't work, then $20, which didn't work and then finally $15 which ended up working. At the end we had a good amount of donation that were worth over $15 so most we put on the side and decided to do a raffle for and the ones worth $50+ we decided to sell and put the profits to the next YN program. At the very end of the day I bought a 2017 Canadian $2 Bighorn Sheep, Reverse Proof, PF 69, 3/4 oz silver, and from Mint sealed box #1 that was NGC graded for $19. $19 is about melt value and when I got home I looked at the price. I found the exact same one selling for $49.99! I got a steal of a deal!


On Saturday I handed out flyers for the raffle and made a little money in the morning. Then at 1 o'clock the YN program started. I headed over to the room it was at and it was a pretty good turn out! Around 30 kids showed up which was a good number. A few kids from a coin club talked about the "basics of numismatics" which was nice. Then in the middle they announced the YN winners of the exhibits. I ended up getting 5th because this was my first exhibit and I got a silver round with the GNA logo which everyone who exhibits, and 50 "GNA Dollars" which I had to spend at the coin show. I also won the Numismatic Poets Society Award which I got a ribbon for and I won for my Haiku on the Chinese Silver Pandas:


Chinese panda coins

never fail to impress me

forty years minted


This may seem simple but Haiku's have strict rules you have to follow so I won against 2 other poems.


At the end they did the raffle which had ASE's, Barr notes, silver halves, and stuff like that. Everyone's ticket got pulled and I got a PMG grade 2013 South African 10 Rand in 67 Superb Gen Unc. which was super cool and worth around $30. I also got one of the $10 value bags and got a 1918-S G6 Walking Lib Half and a 2004 S Wisconsin Quarter graded PF 70 DCAM. With my "GNA Dollars" I ended up buying a 2014 1 oz silver panda Smithsonian Institution medal that was NGC graded and PF 70 Ultra Cameo for only $40. I get really good deals being a YN and all. With 10 left I had to find something worth $10 and bought a 2008 Bald Eagle Commemorative Coin Program Half Dollar I thought was cool. I also won the Numismatic Poets Society Award which I got a ribbon for and I will get the value of a Proof ASE (which was supposed to be the prize) in cash at my coin club since the presenter didn't have it there.


By Sunday most dealers were gone and I bought a 1930 raw XF Standing Lib. Quarter for $17 which was originally selling for $35, a 1930 Buffalo nickel around MS 64-MS 65 for $30 which was originally $69, and a 1940 D FS nickel for $10 which was originally selling for $15. All these coins I got for my next exhibit which will be on Great Depression Era coinage which I did my YN Literary Award submission on. At the end of the day I got to pick the raffle tickets for the Gold piece and ASE's. At night we went to the final dinner with people from the GNA board since we are good friends with the president of GNA, Tom Youngblood.


I will do a collection to inform you about these coins but I want to keep my blog somewhat short. If I miss-said anything throughout the blog it's because I didn't have much time to write it but please feel free to correct it!


Thanks for reading my blog and have a great day!


CheerioCoins

Comments

CC

Level 4

wow that is awesome!! I wish I had stuff like that!

CheerioCoins

Level 5

Thanks, I’m sure your collection will grow as big as mine. Keep collecting!

Jackson14

Level 4

Wow! Awesome coins and bill! I wish they had a ANA coin club here...

slybluenote

Level 5

It’s great when you can mix work with pleasure! I’ve done the same thing for quite a few years at the New York State Blues Festival. I worked helping the artists set up their equipment on the stage, but I worked free of charge just to get to meet the artists! Congratulations on a job well done and those are some great pickups for your collection! Thanks for sharing!

CheerioCoins

Level 5

Your welcome!

Mal_ANA_YN

Level 5

Hard work really does pay off. Congrats and well done.

CheerioCoins

Level 5

Thanks!

AC coin$

Level 6

Great weekend , congratulations .

CheerioCoins

Level 5

Thanks!

Longstrider

Level 6

You scored. What a great place to work at. You must have made some great contacts too. Good job kid. Proud of you both. Thanks.

CheerioCoins

Level 5

Your welcome!

CoinHunter

Level 5

Cool!

CheerioCoins

Level 5

Thanks!

Mike

Level 7

You had a great time and thanks for sharing it with us. You did well. Except the first day But better things were on the way. Great coins. Some of us can't make shows. But your description made me feel like I was there. Thanks for that!!

CheerioCoins

Level 5

Your welcome!

Kepi

Level 6

Amazing blog! We are all so proud of you! Sounds like you did a great job as a page. Congratulations on Numismatic Poets Society Award! Great finds for your collection as well! Nice photos! ; )

CheerioCoins

Level 5

Thanks!

Long Beard

Level 5

It's always a true pleasure reading about the younger generation's thoughts on the coin shows. More so meeting them in person. To hear of your joy, and the numerous great deals you've acquired, are immeasurable. This is exactly what coin collecting is about. So thanks you for sharing!

CheerioCoins

Level 5

Your welcome!

It's Mokie

Level 6

Wow, what a great weekend, I betcha those dealers really appreciated your help. Haiku - Young Numismatists, Help Advance our Great Hobby, Thank You to you All

CheerioCoins

Level 5

Yup, it was quite the weekend!

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