Baltimore Show Report & Newps   
July 7, 2014

The Summer Baltimore show is customarily the slowest of the three annual Baltimore shows.  However, we were always busy at our table, and we bought and sold a lot of coins!  We acquired an outstanding 1886 Liberty nickel in NGC Proof-67+ star CAC with gorgeous toning (pic has some glare from the lighting, and the coin is much nicer in hand: 

We also acquired nice PCGS VG-8 examples of two rare dimes - - 1798/7 with 13 star reverse (R6), 1820 JR-12 (R6), and also a PCGS VG-8 1809.  We obtained a small group of Seated dimes incl. an 1843-O and several Civil War S-mint dimes.  Bust quarter acquisitions include one with a unique die state, a rare 1825 B-2 with reverse cud, and two wonderfully toned 1831's.  Bust halves include two 1814 O-107'b', and toned examples of 1834 and 1835.  Seated halves include an 1863-S in PCGS AU-55 and a nicely toned 1870 pedigreed to the Benson Collection.  We also found an amazingly attractively reverse toned 1883-O Morgan dollar.  


Our goal is to reduce our inventory before the ANA show, so we will be offering great deals, just call or email us!


All of our coins including the following newps are posted on our website  If you see any coin(s) of interest, please call (717)533-2935 or (717)579-8238 (cell) or e-mail us at to reserve the coin(s) that you want.

Bust Dimes1798/7 13 star rev. PCGS VG-8 JR-210,500
Bust Dimes1809 PCGS VG-81,550
Bust Dimes1820 JR-12 R6 PCGS VG-82,500
Seated Dimes1843-O PCGS VG-8360
Seated Dimes1863-S VF-20, obv. dig in rock          325
Seated Dimes1863-S NGC VG-10     250
Seated Dimes1866-S Weak S VF-30 obv. / VF-20 rev.325
Bust Quarters1818 B-8 F-12 or close, unique die state875
Bust Quarters1825 B-2 PCGS VG-8, cud1,800
Bust Quarters1831 B-1 R-3 PCGS AU-531,550
Bust Quarters1831 B-1 R-3 ANACS AU-50, wonderful toning1,650
Seated Quarters1840 With Drapery, EF-40, 2-B scarcer variety600
Seated Quarters1853-O VF-20140
Bust Halves1814 O-107\'b\' R5 VF-35495
Bust Halves1814 O-107\'b\' R5 F-15300
Bust Halves1834 O-111 R1 PCGS AU-58 CAC, awesome toning!1,995
Bust Halves1835 O-101 R1 AU-58, prooflike on both sides1,995
Seated Halves1839 No Drapery VF-30, lt. clnd.1,000
Seated Halves1846 Tall Date NGC XF-45300
Seated Halves1853 Arr. & Rays EF-40235
Seated Halves1853 With Arrows EF-45, sm. marks300
Seated Halves1853-O With Arrows VG-8, no drapery die state55
Seated Halves1854-O With Arrows G-635
Seated Halves1856 NGC AU details, cleaned125
Seated Halves1856-O VF-30, original130
Seated Halves1858 NGC AU-53400
Seated Halves1858 AU-50, some rim nicks115
Seated Halves1861 VF-3090
Seated Halves1861-O W-01 UNION issue ANACS F-12950
Seated Halves1861-O W-01 UNION issue PCGS VG-8750
Seated Halves1861-O VG-895
Seated Halves1862 NGC VF-25425
Seated Halves1863-S PCGS AU-551,050
Seated Halves1865-S PCGS VF-35500
Seated Halves1865-S VF-25, nice die cracks on rev.325
Seated Halves1870 Half PCGS PR-632,950
Seated Halves1871-S F-1590
Seated Halves1873 With Arrows NGC XF-40115
Seated Halves1874 With Arrows VF-30140
Seated Halves1876 EF-40140
Seated Halves1877 AU-50195
Seated Halves1877-S VF-30115
Half Cents & Cents1888 Indian cent PCGS MS-64BN850
2c, 3c & 20c Pieces1869/8 3c Silver NGC PR-61, gorgeous toning!4,500
Nickels1886 NGC PF-67+ STAR CAC12,500
Other 10c thru $11883-O Morgan dollar PCGS MS-63 reverse toning!!!1,295
I just don't understand this and probably never will.     
When I was a collector, many times I got to a coin just a moment too late, and I discovered that someone else had already put the coin on hold.  If I was interested in buying the coin, I would say, if the sale doesn't go through, I would like to buy that coin.  Sometimes I was notified that the sale didn't go through and the coin was now available.  Well, the coin didn't change since I examined it in hand, so I almost always bought the coin.  (In fact, that is how we purchased our current house!) 
But now, as a dealer when I notify a collector that a coin that had been on hold is now available, the collector almost never buys the coin.  The most recent occurrence involved a coin with fewer than ten known, so it isn't likely that the collector bought another one in the interim.  Hence my headline, I just don't understand this and probably never will.  The lesson I learned from this is that I decided that I will hold rare coins at a show for an hour.  If that person doesn't want the coin, and a second person wants the coin, I won't lose a sale twice!
Looking Toward The Future
My next show is ANA in Chicago (Rosemont) at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center (Table #723) Tuesday, August 5 thru Saturday, August 9.  This is likely to be the biggest show of the year!   If you go to the show, please stop by and say hello! 
                                                    - - - Rich Uhrich
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