Archive for May, 2010

Amazing Members Only show!

Posted on May 15, 2010 by 2 Comments

Wow, it’s been a while since my last post. I need to do this more often!

Here we are again in Vegas wrapping up another Members Only show. The show opened to the public on Thursday. There was quite a buzz going already when two of the stars of the TV show Pawnstars walked in. I had an interesting conversation with the founder and owner, known as “The Old Man”. Pawnstars are located in Vegas and have seen tremendous growth as a result of the TV exposure. We were happy that they decided to have their coins graded by PCGS.

All the dealers reported strong sales and purchase activity. Yes, on the surface this looks like a small show but there is much more activity than you might imagine. I spoke with at least a couple dealers who bought and sold over $2 million here. Both dealers and collectors seemed pleased with the results. I have had several dealers tell me that they pick up at least one major new customer at every Members Only show.

As expected, there were quite a few submission under the new Secure Plus service with many new coins being made in + grades. Look for the PCGS pop report updates in the next few days.

We are all saying our goodbyes and looking forward to the next Members Only show in July!

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