Perth ANDA Coin and Banknote Show March 1-2 2014

March 1, 2014

A great friend of the Blog has passed on a verbal show report for readers keen to know how the show is going in the west this weekend. The annual Perth ANDA Coin and Banknote show is being held today and tomorrow at the Belmont Racecourse and show visitors queued early today for the 10 o'clock start. Getting there proved difficult for some with the racecourse boasting proximity to the Belmont Park Railway Station but the station non-operational unless it's a racing day. The show had good attendance early despite this problem and poor air conditioning at the venue. There was also one other interesting problem, the location seemed overrun with flies -yes flies keen to visit the Royal Australian Mint and see their Bright Bug beauty on the RAM's latest release coin. Seriously, by the end of the day there were more sticky flies at the venue than show visitors.

Large queues were at the stands of both local Mints, the Perth Mint and the Royal Australian Mint where the portable press was striking P counterstamp A Voyage to Terra Australis dollars. Both hadn't sold out of their daily allocation of show specials by the end of the day.

Dealers attending included Pacific Rim Coins, Rainbow Rarities, Watermans Coins, VP Coins, Monetarium Adelaide, Unico, Phoenix Auctions, IAG, Prospect Stamps and Coins, Roxbury's, Trevor Wilkin Banknotes and local Sterling and Currency. Chris Meallin of Downies Australian Coin Auctions was also on hand taking consignments for the next public auction. Absentees most notable were Klaus Ford and JPW coins. Of course not all eastern dealers make the pilgrimage to the show in the far west but it was a good turnout.

That's it for the report on day 1, let's see what day 2 brings on the WA long Weekend for Labour Day.

Posted by harrisk at March 1, 2014 7:58 PM
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