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
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.