This past week I attended the Georgia Numismatic Association show in Dalton, Georgia. It was only the second show I have attended since last March (the other being the August 2020 Blue Ridge Numismatic Association Show also in Dalton). I am happy to report that the show was sold out from a table standpoint and dealer and collector activity was incredibly strong.
There was plenty of buzz in the room for dealer setup on Thursday, while on Friday the aisles were full of people actively buying and selling. There seemed to be plenty of interest from both dealers and collectors for all forms of United States currency. Buyers were actively looking for all large-size type and better small-size. Not surprisingly there was a feverish demand for high denomination notes.
Personally, it was a very welcome return to some form of normalcy. The majority of the attendees were still wearing masks, but in all significant ways, the show felt very much like those I attended prior to 2020. Many of the dealers I spoke to mentioned it had been one of their best shows ever. This bodes very well for our hobby moving forward. I believe its safe to say the market is strong and we are very close to a return to normalcy.