2007 RCC Coin Show
June 23-24, 2007
Kerr Scott Building
North Carolina State Fairgrounds
This thing gets bigger and bigger each time I attend… I remember the first year I went and was asking around for a higher grade Connecticut Tercentenary Half Dollar. At the time, one of the “dealers” I asked about this coin looked at me like I was talking gibberish… “no half dollar with a tree like that… only on the state quarter.” I had to dig out Redbook and explain what I was looking for… I eventually went on to a (real) coin dealer that knew what I was talking about.
I guess it’s an easy way to differentiate between a true coin dealer/collector vs someone looking to dump some coins at the local show. Seems like a missed opportunity for both a sale and new information if you can’t take a few moments to look something up or inquire more information from the customer. Thankfully there are quite a few decent dealers up and running now as well as a few old, knowledgable curmudgeons that still show up each time.