Everyone is reporting the busiest June Long Beach show ever. Typically things starts to slow down now but this show is going gang busters. The have the Pawn Stars people there, many dealers form China, and the US Mint is offering the much desired Baseball coins for sale.
This was a heck of a show. It was a whirlwind of activity for me as the show was not only sold out but PCGS invited a couple dozen of the top coin dealers and auctioneers in China to attend. I was so busy I didn't get a chance to say hello to many of the people that I usually do.
Attendance set records on both Thursday and Friday. Most dealers I spoke with were very pleased. There was a nice buzz in the air for most of the show. Even Saturday was busy.
The US Mint sold much more than they expected. I believe they sold out of all the coins they had held for the show. Pawn Stars had people waiting for hours to audition for their show. I got outbid on all my lots in the Heritage sale....
Contrary to some idle speculation, every table was sold and there was a waiting list! People were complaining that there weren't as many tables to eat their lunch! Many of the dealers who abandoned Long Beach a couple years ago are trying to get back in and are fighting for good table locations.
Expos is a separate division of Collectors Universe. It is not the PCGS show (ours is in Vegas). In my opinion the Expo team has done a great job of rejuvenating the show after a few years of neglect.