In previous blog posts I have been talking about coin shows and encouraging readers to attend them when possible. Since the last newsletter, I have been to three coin shows; CSNS in Schaumburg, Illinois, the Fremont Coin Club Show in Fremont, Nebraska and the Des Moines Coin Club Show in Altoona, Iowa.
The precious metals and coin markets have been relatively slow for quite some time. However, to my amazement there is still quite a bit of activity at coin shows. The public may not be buying in a frenzy like they were a few years ago, but the interest in collecting coins is still there. Public attendance at the shows I have attended is as strong as ever. The Des Moines Coin Club Show had an exceptional turnout.
Generally, there aren’t as many coin shows in the summer as there are in the fall, winter and spring, but with a simple search of the following websites’ show calendars you should be able to find an upcoming show in the region that is worthwhile.
The Iowa Numismatic Associations’ The Collector
The Central States Numismatic Society’s’ The Centinel
The American Numismatic Associations’ The Numismatist
So, when the weather heats up this summer, take a break and go to coin show and relax in a state of excitement. Or, go to Christopher’s Rare Coins. We have a coin show going on 6 days a week, 52 weeks a year!