It’s been a while since I’ve done an ANDA Money Expo, so it was with some excitement that I packed my bags and made my way across town to the Sydney Town Hall.
Saturday morning, coin dealers set up
The queue at the door was longer than at any show in recent memory.
It took about an hour to set up, but by the time the doors opened, the queue at the front desk was at least 100 metres long. I’d never seen anything like it at a coin show before.
The queue to get in stretched over 100 metres.
The first few hours didn’t disappoint. The throngs were thick, with collectors new and old perusing the wide range of coins, banknotes, and precious metals on display and for sale.
Open the floodgates.
Saturday was busy
The Five Cent Forage was particularly popular, with folks of all ages settling down at the table to put together a nice set of our smallest coin.
Some of the coins on display
Even the on-site coffee was good, which was a relief, as the usual coffee shop across the street had closed down and I was very concerned about where I’d get my fix.
Eric after a long-day
The Five Cent Forage, before and after
It was a good weekend, overall. Business was exhaustingly brisk on Saturday, but Sunday was slow enough to allow dealers to walk to room, meet and greet collectors on the bourse floor, as well as check out other dealers’ stock.