Inaugural Gettysburg Spring Show is a Resounding Success

Gettysburg Half DollarThere is no luck anymore when it comes to coin shows. The good ones are a result of a hard work and a dedicated effort. The Battlefield Coin Show, and more specifically, organizer Mike Dixon, hits the mark on both counts. He and his group of volunteers understand what it takes to make a coin show successful. At the heart is a good venue. Gettysburg, with all of it’s Civil War history and built for tourism flavor is about as good as a small and somewhat remote location could be. This is a weekend destination, and nobody minds the 1-2 hour journey from Baltimore, DC, Philly or Pittsburgh. In other words, Gettysburg is well within reach of the major mid-Atlantic population centers (as well as their airports). A coin show also has to be properly marketed. Once again, Mike gets an A+. But at the end of the day, it is the dealers and collectors alike who must choose to support it. We were very pleased in both areas, as Mike continues to improve the dealer mix as well as attract an impressive number of collectors, both achievements for a show of this size. Rob and Robbie were both a little taken back at the amount of activity in Gettysburg. Quite of bit of two way business was transacted throughout all three days. Coming only a week after the Pittsburgh ANA National Money Show, this show really was a wildcard. There are not many small shows anymore that we deem viable. The Battlefield Coin Show has earned our vote of confidence, and if this last weekend was any indication whatsoever, this is a show that will remain on our calendar for years to come!