The annual Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Convention that is held every January is viewed by many as a harbinger of things to come for the numismatic community each year.
This year’s convention was an enormous event. There were 26 rows of booths on the bourse floor. When the convention opened on Thursday morning, there was a considerable crowd that was anxious to get in. The retail crowds were steady all week and most booths seemed to have ample activity throughout the convention. The rare coin market seems on ample footing. There are still plenty of collectors buying rare coins. Buyers are looking for everything from Colonial coins to double eagles. There was particular interest in Morgan silver dollars and gold coins.