It was almost back to "normal"! We set up at two actual coin shows, I attended another - a large, regional show as a buyer (the GNA in Dalton, GA) - and did some other, fairly local scrounging in shops. I drove almost 4 thousand miles - my "usual" (pre-COVID) average is between 5 and 6 thousand - and had some incredible results.
Sales at Gettysburg, PA and Manchester, NH were exceptionally strong, with lots of activity across all series that we are involved in. Cheap coins, moderately priced coins, and coins in the 5-figure range found new homes...easily and often. As I've been commenting lately, sales were strong to current, known customers, but almost as many new or returning customers are buying as well. In New Hampshire specifically, I was very happy to see and catch-up with a long-time customer that had returned to collecting after several years away. That scene was repeated at least half a dozen times at those two shows. And these were moderately sized, regional shows. The big, national ones are still to come!
Buying was good, selling was better, and it was just a blast to be back out in circulation. COVID protocols were in full swing of course, and though the mask does get a bit uncomfortable after 10 or so hours, we felt safe and secure in our operations. Now that I've been fully vaccinated and I'm two weeks past my 2nd dose, and Melissa has gotten her 2nd dose, our confidence level is high and rising.
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