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DURBAN COIN CONFERENCE - 13th April 2012

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The Show... the conference was cancelled due to lack of response... Durban!!!:cry:

 

Fpr those attending the show on Saturday, bidorbuy will be doing a lucky draw (coins generously sponsored by Ewaan Galleries - thank you again!).

 

So visit me at the bob table to enter the draw. Here's what's on offer:

 

1st - 1990 Rwanda Nelson Mandela silver 1oz 100F PF68 Ultra Cameo

2nd - R1000 bob voucher

3rd - 2008 Mandela 90th R5 MS66 (yes, we are giving it away...)

4th - 2011 SARB 90th Anniversary R5 MS66 (also giving it away...)

5th - the bidorbuy book - "Your Guide to buying and selling on bidorbuy"

 

So come on down to Suncoast, have a chat, shoot the breeze - NO complaining though... :bigsmile: and you could win something...

 

 

Did some bidding go on at the Bid or Buy Stand as we noticed a few bids today?

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geejay50

Hi Folks,

 

Coin show was great thanks to the orgainsers. The collections were well worth viewing especially from Reginald Moodley (ZAR Silvercoins made into Jewelery- the best I have ever seen ), Anthony (ZAR memorabilia and Medals including some gems like both graded and ungraded Baden Powell Gold Medals, Silver de la Rey Medals came to mind) and Robert Bakewell (Many Top end Finest known Coins).

 

It is really nice to meet guys whom one has had deals with over the years but never get to see, some with their families too.Robert had some really mouthwatering gems - 1893 2/6 MS63, 1894 Halfpond MS63, 1931 6d MS65, 1895 2/- MS63 , 1946 Shilling MS62 and so much more that we never otherwise would see.Thanks Robert - you show us that having valuable coins is incomplete unless that perfection can be shared with others.Its also great to share the story around how such coins managed to come to one.

 

Bidorbuy had a popular stand as well made more so by their coin draw thanks to Cuan and Ahmed for providing the coins.

 

SANGS gave out brochures on their grading effort and examples were sown - they seem like they are going to offer SA Collectors a chance at slabbing their coins.

 

The Cultural History Museum had a display of the dies used to strike the ZAR coins including Burgers Ponden and a never used 1894 Five Shilling die. The Bank Note people (Danie) had stunning displays too.

 

The SA Dealers had some great displays of what they offer and the SA Mint.

 

The public did not attend in as big numbers as before probably due to it being a Saturday (Rugby) and perhaps less advertising.

 

All in all, it was great to bring together folks that have a common interest in collectibles at this venue - some from Gauteng and as far as the UK. It brought good memories to those who could attend.

 

Geejay

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PBGold

There were less people than last year, but these things ebb and flow, certainly not something that you can guarantee.

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qball

Here are the winners of the lucky draw (Peter Wilson kindly drew the numbers for us). Congratulations to them all and thank you to all those who entered.

 

1st Prize - Robert Bakewell

2nd Prize - Danilo Giacovazzi

3rd Prize - Gavin Wesley

4th Prize - Fathima Jogiat

5th Prize - Juan Leeuwen

 

Congratulations, your prizes will be sent to you shortly.

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qball

It seems the details received from our 3rd prize winner are invalid, so we have drawn another lucky winner - Jason Brady. Congrats!

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kyle2
It seems the details received from our 3rd prize winner are invalid, so we have drawn another lucky winner - Jason Brady. Congrats!

My sympathies Jason.......:notrust:

I would also have given the wrong details if that was the prize. LOL:biggrin:

 

Are you guys going to do the same for the JHB show in June?

Might I suggest some beautiful silver vintage R1 Coins for your lucky draw, at least they are worth something. :noworry:

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qball

We probably will, if anyone is willing to sponsor them! :bigsmile:

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kyle2
We probably will, if anyone is willing to sponsor them! :bigsmile:

 

I pledge 1 beautiful 1974 Proof commemorative R1 (I have seen these sell for R700 + in graded form, this one should grade PF65 at least!) in a SAM box as part of the prize giving if you are having one at the June/July JHB SAM Show.

Come on Guys! lets up the ante and donate some great prizes for BoB to present on that day!:cool:

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qball
I pledge 1 beautiful 1974 Proof commemorative R1 (I have seen these sell for R700 + in graded form, this one should grade PF65 at least!) in a SAM box as part of the prize giving if you are having one at the June/July JHB SAM Show.

Come on Guys! lets up the ante and donate some great prizes for BoB to present on that day!:cool:

 

Thank you, that is very generous! The more we get, the bigger and better we can make the competition for the attendees!

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PBGold

Apparently the Mint show will be Saturday,30 June 2012.

 

I doubt Bidorbuy will be there though.

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kyle2
Apparently the Mint show will be Saturday,30 June 2012.

 

I doubt Bidorbuy will be there though.

 

Why wouldn't they be? they were there last year. Something we should know Cuan?

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qball

I don't know, unless PBGold knows something I don't? Considering I have been invited to speak at the coin conference as well...

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PBGold

Why would the Mint ask BOB to speak at the coin conference?

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qball

1. The importance of the internet in numismatics and coin collecting

2. Educating buyers and sellers about trading online, the benefits, the pitfalls etc.

 

In my view, attracting new buyers and new blood to this hobby/interest/industry is important. Our objective is pretty simple - to grow the market through involvement and participation - not by buying or selling coins ourselves, in case you were wondering... :grin:

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PBGold
1. The importance of the internet in numismatics and coin collecting

2. Educating buyers and sellers about trading online, the benefits, the pitfalls etc.

 

In my view, attracting new buyers and new blood to this hobby/interest/industry is important. Our objective is pretty simple - to grow the market through involvement and participation - not by buying or selling coins ourselves, in case you were wondering... :grin:

 

That's good, I agree, but is this not something that the dealers should be doing? How has BOB been inserted in this position? Most dealers have online shops, that should put them into he same position? i.e. where the Mint asks them to speak on the importance of the internet in the industry etc.etc.

 

This is adding to my whole New World Order conspiracy theory, which is coming along nicely.

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qball

Many dealers and I speak generally here (excluding you of course), have no inclination to run or operate an online store due to the costs involved, lack of technical understanding, marketing requirements etc. bidorbuy as a platform, has afforded that opportunity to many sellers and dealers without the expense of setting up their own online stores, marketing costs and technical requirements that many people find daunting.

 

Many dealers are already using bidorbuy to sell their goods as another avenue and I believe we are perfectly positioned to talk about the internet (being a fairly popular and well known site for buying and selling online and ranked pretty highly in terms of use and traffic :bigsmile:) and coin buying and selling from an independent view point, not as experts in numismatics but rather as facilitators of online buying and selling. Dealers won't necessarily approach it from a buying point of view... I also believe that bob is becoming more and more popular with buyers and sellers and as such, it would benefit everyone if we spoke about what the site offers and how it can assist buyers (and sellers) in enjoying and pursuing their hobbies or interests.

 

The old saying of "I will build it and they will come" - does not always work online and we believe we have a fair amount of expertise and understanding in this field, considering the amount of buying and selling that takes place on the site.

 

Hope that adds to your conspiracy theory? Next stop - bidorbuy buying and selling coins! :cool: lol

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PBGold

No, look, I don't disagree that BOB has the cred, but I would like to see the Mint ask a few more dealers to get involved in these conferences. Some dealers have been around for decades and have helped build an industry that the Mint is benefiting from.

 

My theory is actually quite simple and can be broken down into a mathematical equation: Mint + Bidorbuy - Dealers = The cake is all mine and I can eat it too.

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qball

I am fairly certain that that is not the case :bigsmile:, we love to share cake...

 

I think the issue is around who is doing what to try grow the market. SAAND obviously are represented at the show and conference and I believe Glenn did speak at the conference last year - and who represents the dealers... also are dealers swilling to help sponsor and promote the event, even though they are in competition with each other (essentially?).

 

Here's mine - bob + dealers + more buyers = more money for dealers who sell on bob... so you can have your cake and eat it at the same time... :awesome:

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PBGold

Yes, the dealers do help sponsor and promote the shows already.

 

(And, of course, dealers do risk their lives carting stock around the country.)

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braniceswan

Coin show

 

Hello,

 

When will the next Coin show be held in SA

 

Regards,

 

 

Hello Everyone

 

If any of you are interested in attending the Durban Coin Conference on Friday 13th April 2012, please contact Lesego Kamasha at the SA Mint or myself by Friday 30th March 2012 to secure your booking. The details for the conference is as follows:

DATE: Friday, 13th April 2012

TIME: 09h00 to 15h00 (Lunch and after conference drinks included)

VENUE: Suncoast Casino - Delano Room

COST: R700pp

 

Each delegate attending the conference will receive a gift from the SA Mint. From what I am told, the gift will be worth more than the cost of conference fee.

 

The normal Coin Show will take place the next day, Saturday 14th April 2012 at the Suncoast Casino from 10h00 to 16h00 and entrance is FREE.

 

Please respond ASAP if you want to attend the conference

 

Regards

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qball

The coin shows are an annual event - usually held around the middle of the year, April, May or June.

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PBGold

Need more shows though, we have to get Bloem and Cape Town up and running.

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