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Dealers upbeat at ANA


ana170Though organization at this year’s American Numismatic Association convention was not at record-setting levels of two year’s ago, the final time it was in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Ill., dealers on the entire had been upbeat about their benefits.
“I deal in foreign coins and it was really excellent,” mentioned Ken Ferguson of Austin, Texas, sitting behind a case of gold coins.
“The industry for gold was really good for two motives. The price of gold rose. The folks from Europe and Asia came to buy gold.”
He also talked about convention participants from Latin America.

“They come here to do company.”

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Ferguson noted that it was “the very first great show in six months. The last good show was the Entertaining show. The marketplace slowed down because of metals dropping.”

Sondra Beymer of Santa Rosa, Calif., presented her observations about organization.

“I’d say it was quite very good. There was lots of activity and lots of individuals coming, plus it’s a exciting place to be. Simple access. That often aids.”

What was most interesting to her was that “people were spending on a little greater finish.”

Also, “some new men and women are coming into the hobby, older men and women.”

Bill Spencer of American Coin in Racine, Wis., stated his outcomes have been “very very good. We sold a lot of typical stuff, low-end stuff.”

In distinct what purchasers had been snatching up have been “a lot of Buffalo nickels.”

Pierre Fricke of Sudbury, Mass., declared, “We had a excellent show. It was a lot of enjoyable. There were a lot of men and women.”

Moving out of inventory for him were his specialty of Confederate paper cash and also big cents.

“It’s a very very good show, especially selling,” stated St. Paul, Minn., dealer Greg Allen.

“I’ve sold cents to dollars, even a $ 2.50 in 67+,” he added, and then held up a Expert Coin Grading Service MS-65 1947 Walking Liberty half dollar with Certified Acceptance Corporation sticker and a PCGS MS-67 CAC 1956 Franklin half dollar, which he specializes in.

Tom Culhane of The Elusive Spondulux of Union, N.J., stated, “the esoteric regions did quite effectively, like U.S. Philippines coinage and tokens and medals.”

He described other locations as nicely.

“Specialized collectors had been serious purchasers. The U.S. industry like Morgan dollars and frequent gold were helped by the rise in the metals. Paper cash was very sturdy.”

Culhane observed that there were “probably much less dealers walking the floor than at most shows, but there were a lot of tables here, so no shortage of dealers.”

Brian Greer of Urbandale, Iowa, said of his organization at the show, “It was extremely very good, each retail and wholesale.”

What he sold was a “wide assortment of collector coins, Bust, Seated, early sort.”

Characterizing the buyers, he stated, “It was collectors filling holes.”

Paper funds dealer John Markis of Trusted Traditions of Lauderdale by the Sea smiled as he commented on the fantastic length of the show.

“The annual ANA with the extended sales days allows the dealer ample time to cease and smell the roses along the way.”

Iola, Wis., dealer Kurt R. Krueger mentioned of his results, “We’re really pleased. It was adequate. It wasn’t wonderful.”

He, too, had a lot more esoteric things in inventory, tokens and medals, stocks and bond certificates and a framed group of 30 Michigan obsolete notes.

He had material on hand that he expected to function in an auction to be known as by his firm in the autumn featuring Civil War tokens from the Louis G. Kaufman collection.

David Kelman of Greenville, S.C., the son of the late Zollie Kelman, who was a paper cash fixture, noted, “It was steady. We are in the back row, but men and women located us.”

He stated serial No. 1 notes have been selecting up more than the final 4 or five shows.”

Bob Worachek of Appleton, Wis., said, “I was very satisfied with the show. I believe individuals are becoming a tiny more particular. Great material is selling quickly. Decrease grade and dilemma material is not selling.”

Dick Grinolds of Minneapolis, commented about his final results.

“Excellent sales. There had been not many getting possibilities.”

He cited a strong auction. The token and medal end was powerful across the board. It was up to what you would anticipate of a Ford auction, referring to the John J. Ford material sold by Stack’s Bowers Galleries.

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