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August 31, 2018: August by the Numbers

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Great news everyone it is once again time for our annual August by the Numbers article starting right now:

2 SMs and 1 XL:  Shows attended this month, our regular Devens local show, a local Dealers’ Only day at that same venue and of course the gargantuan ANA World’s Fair of Money in Philadelphia.

An entire week:  Time we spent in the City of Brotherly Love for the pre-show, lot viewing, the auctions and the show itself.

7:  Cuisines sampled while there, including Korean, Spanish, Italian, Cuban, Chinese, Amish and something called Gastro-Pub Faire.

Definitely at least one:  Cuisines we decided to pass on.

Both of them:  Deals discussed, figured, analyzed and considered at that show which were ultimately not consummated there, but were completed the very next week when we were back in the office.

9:  Coins we represented customers on during the various ANA auctions.

2/3:  Number of those items we were successful in acquiring for them.  That’s not bad in our view, since we knew a bunch of the coins in question would be really, really popular and might go for more than we thought it was prudent to pay.

20-something:  New coins acquired by us after the show (but which were still technically part of the show) in the ANA internet auction sessions held by Stack’s-Bowers and Heritage.

Just one:  Early Bird Notifications sent out during the month.

Of course 51:  NEWPs listed on it.

More than 20:  Number of those coins sold within the first 48 hours.

Another nine:  Existing website coins ordered during that same 2-day period (slightly more than we typically see when we send out an EB).

1922 Plain:  Date of the Lincoln Cent plucked from a roll by a local collector who then found CRO on the PCGS Authorized Dealer list and brought it to us for grading.  Unfortunately, it turned out to be an altered 1922-D and thus not worth submitting, which we felt bad to have to tell the guy.  Oh well.

87.5%:  Portion of our group of Rattler-holdered Large Cent inventory we sold this month.

Thousands:  Items appraised by us as a favor for a different local customer (and subsequently purchased).

3¢ each:  Amount we received for the common date wheat cents in that deal.

Spot + 9%:  Price offered to us by another dealer for the modern platinum sets in that deal.  Yes, we accepted that offer.

8 Days:  Total duration we owned everything else in that group before finding buyers.

450 Years:  Age of the oldest coin we sold this month.

13 Years:  Age of the youngest coin we sold this month (one of those Platinum things noted above).

Also 13 Years:  Time that has passed since we set up at our first Long Beach show as a member of CRO with then partner Dave Wnuck.  Hey, time flies!  And so will we as we head out for another LB show this coming week.

Finito

Our next Early Bird Notification will go out on Tuesday, May 26th at noon east coast time
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