Burks Posted October 16, 2005 Report Share Posted October 16, 2005 Today was the first show I've been to in 8+ years. I was so excited that I read the paper saying it started at 9 A.M........it really started at 9:30 So I had to sit there for 30 minutes waiting. I was the youngest there by a good 20 years (I'm 20 by the way). Talk about feeling odd. I learned a lot about grading by eye today. One guy asked me to grade these two Morgans (he had the grade covered with tape, NGC graded). The first I guessed as being EF because of color and wear. I was right. The next I said AU because it was dark but just a few dings. It was graded MS-63. He then explained why it was like that. Pretty interesting stuff. After browsing for about a hour through the 30 tables I had a good idea what I wanted. After going between two tables I settled on a 1912-S Barber Half for my type set. The owner graded it a VG and I agreed according to Redbook. Price was good at $7.50, so it was mine! Will post scans if I fix the scanner. Next was a table that had numerous NGS slabs for cheap (yeah I know, bad company). One of them was a very eye appealing 1981-S Type-1 Kennedy Half. It was graded a PR-66 DC. For $3 I couldn't pass it up. I did miss a door prize by two numbers though. Not sure what it was. All in all I had a great time. Met some really nice people who were surprised at my age. They don't see many 20 year old collectors checking out Trade and Morgan dollars I did find out that the show is MONTHLY! So Nov. 20th will be a day I can't wait for. That day I may just stick around and chat it up since I feel more comfortable around dealers. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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