The Baltimore Coin and Currency Convention began yesterday at the Baltimore Convention Center with the dealers’ bourse. Today, it was open to the public. This show is supposed to be Baltimore’s largest with 50-percent more table space being open to the show. Bowers and Merena will conduct three auction sessions.

The highlight of the show will be the exhibition of the 1787 Brasher Doubloon. Considered America’s first gold coin, it is noted for having that “EB” (for Ephraim Brasher who produced the coin) counterstamped on the eagle’s breast. It is a very interesting coin that is now owned by Rare Coin Wholesalers who bought the coin in January 2005. I look forward to seeing this wonderful coin.

I should be there on Saturday to roam the aisles. It should be fun!

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