must have been a huge surge of coins submitted at shows. I know the Reverse Proof Buffalo Gold came out in August and there were thousands of submissions of this coin at the August show. Coin ticket prices were up over $2 from previous quarters. Huge margins. Without China expenses, this would have been a 30c quarter.
avg card ticket price was $8.25, about normal despite having discounted specials.
Numbers this quarter will be above last years but I just can't see them avg $20+ for coin submissions.
I did notice that despite the huge surge in card numbers and the discounted special they were offering that the avg card ticket price went up 2c from the previous quarter. So the promo did not drag down pricing. Maybe because people had to join the Collectors Club and pay that fee on top of the submission fees.