Hurricane Ian Fails to Hinder a Robust North Carolina Numismatic Association Show

Any doubts that the coin market has stalled were quickly put to rest last weekend in Concord, NC. The NCNA Annual Coin Show boasted record crowds, despite dealing with the remnants of Hurricane Ian. Business was brisk both Friday and Saturday, and had we not been faced with a 7 hour+ drive home, may have opted to stay even longer. It was plainly obvious from the onset of setup, those that braved the elements to attend this show were serious about doing business. Since NCNA landed on Concord as their permanent home, we  have noticed a steady uptick in both this, show’s public attendance and overall relevance in the realm of coin shows. Perry Siegel and the NCNA are very proactive in the marketing and management of the show. The resultant good show is not merely a biproduct of good circumstances, but plenty of good planning on the part of the club. Similar club shows like PAN and CONA also prosper from engaged administration, and should serve as models for some other less active venues. We have often contended that a show is only as good as the make-up of the dealers in attendance and the quality of the public through the front doors. In both departments, NCNA checked the boxes. The Reeded Edge will enjoy a two week hiatus before going back on the road for three consecutive shows in Pittsburgh, Baltimore and Vienna, VA. With November elections on the horizon, and the prospect of change looming, we are beginning to sense some newfound optimism. Could this be a resurgence of the post-COVID bull market? Time will tell!