NGC Breaks Records at FUN 2003

Posted on 1/1/2003

This year's convention of the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) held Jan. 8-11 was an amazing one for NGC. Submissions of coins for grading onsite were very heavy, while NGC broke its own record for regular submissions returning to the office for grading.

This year's convention of the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) held Jan. 8-11 was an amazing one for NGC. Submissions of coins for grading onsite were very heavy, while NGC broke its own record for regular submissions returning to the office for grading.

On hand at the NGC table were Customer Service Director Sarah Martin, Customer Service Representative Danielle Klingener and Research Director Dave Lange. Also present at the NGC booth were representatives of Numismatic Conservation Services (NCS), including Operations Director Dave Camire, Assistant Operations Director Brian Silliman and Customer Service Director Chris Chapelle. It's hard to say which company was busier, but there was literally not a quiet moment anytime during bourse hours.

Adding to the overall level of excitement were two special features. The first of these was NGC's display of the Warren Miller Collection of early silver dollars, 1794-1803. Lacking just four varieties to be complete, it was the recipient of countless "oohs" and "aahs" throughout the show.

Perhaps the biggest event of the FUN convention was NGC's grading of GSA silver dollars in their original holders, which kicked off with this show. The response was gratifying, with only positive comments being heard regarding this new and unique service. The real proof of its success, however, was in the large numbers of GSA dollars submitted at the show. NGC is now awash in GSA-sealed silver dollars awaiting grading.

For those of you who couldn't attend the FUN show, you missed a great numismatic event. Perhaps equal in size and prestige to the annual ANA convention, the annual gathering of the Florida United Numismatists should be on every coin collector's calendar.