We are now a week until the opening of the World’s Fair of Money. It has been a long time since I attended the World’s Fair of Money. After starting a business that finally hit its stride, the pandemic changed everything.
It is 2022, and while the pandemic is still with us, vaccinations and testing have given us a sense of personal security, allowing the world to return to some semblance of “normal.” I hit my version of post-pandemic normal, and it’s time to add the World’s Fair of Money as part of my normal life.
You can find coins online. Aside from the many online auction sites, I receive advertisements from dealers via email that intrigues me. And while many of the advertisers are dealers I can trust, there is something about searching and buying coins in person than online buying cannot duplicate.
Over the years, I have been evolving my collection. I sold off my collection of Barber coins because they are no longer interesting to me. I sold off my old Morgan dollar collection because the collection was not as nice as I wanted, and I did not want to spend the time and money to upgrade the coins.
It might be time to revive my search for the finest Bicentennial collection. Although my Bicentennial is my only graded coin collection, there is something about the set I find intriguing. I could be in the market for an upgrade for some of my coins.
Then there’s my New York collection. What can I find that represents my hometown? Better still, what can I find from Brooklyn?
I cannot forget the books. As a collector also interested in history, I have been reading old books to learn the contemporary history behind coins, medals, tokens, and other numismatics. Like general history, the stories lose their details over time, and we lose the nuance of history that went into the decisions. The old books document history in a way that gets lost over time.
What else is available? I found the Somalia motorcycle coins many years ago at a World’s Fair of Money. Although I found my first GSA Blue Pack Peace Dollar at a National Money Show, I found several more at a World’s Fair of Money with different dates. Can I find something that I can say, “Oh… neat! Cool!”
What about you?
Are you going to the World's Fair of Money
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The early weather forecast for NJ and Chicago on Tuesday and Wednesday shows good weather for flying. But, last year my flight had to be rerouted due to thunderstorms in between. We sat in the plane on the sidelines at Newark Airport for approximately 20 minutes. We flew farther North than normal. It was a nice flight after that.
Driving from Arab, Alabama to Rosemont, Illinois. I’ve not missed ANY major shows that were held during the COVID times. I still have never caught any variety of COVID at any time.
I had COVID and a rebound case, similar to what happened with President Biden. I will be careful. I will wear an N-95 mask on the plane!
Arab, Alabama? That’s quite a difference from Pennsylvania! As I recall, it’s not too far from Redstone Arsenal, someplace where I once did some work.
Redstone Arsenal is 20 minutes north of me.