There are many super days in my numismatic life. There are coin shows, numismatic presentations and exhibitions, even visiting Mints and Treasuries goes on the list, but the annual YN auction stands out. This year was the second year that I had participated in, and the fifth year since the first one. Although I only got one thing, an amazing grab bag I have had great success with in the past, I still had a blast. I had some shockingly fun conversation with other YNs discussing favorite coins and collections, to favorite singers and artists. Sadly, there was someone who could not go without a day trying to ruin someone else's day. Some spamming in the chat and not being registered, a person had to be kicked leading to some extra strife and time to the auction . We got to hear Sam's angelic voice for 4 hours straight, a record low. Last year took almost seven hours, but this year they were able to cut that by almost three hours. This has its positives and negatives. I had more time to do things around the house that day, but I got a lot less time to talk with fellow YNs. During the auction, there were some real doozies. The first fifty lots cost about the same as the fifty-first lot, surpassing 4,000 YN dollars, and almost making it to 5,000 YN dollars purchased by some legendary YNs. It was this year's gold coin donated by some generous collector who hopefully has been rewarded well in life. There was quite a hodgepodge of great numismatic items this year. There were some hard-to-find ancient coins in fine condition, some wonderful books that expanded one YN's numismatic library, and some nice sample slabs that went to the right collector. Unfortunately, there was quite a lack of paper money, which I was a bit disappointed in, but I was happy there was a five-dollar silver certificate and a massive denomination trillion dollar Zimbabwe bill showing the signs of hyperinflation in any country's economy and coinage and paper money. The catalog descriptions for this year were top-notch. I do not know who made it this year, but some made me chuckle, and all were extremely accurate. Thank you for whoever did that, they should really give credit where it is due. Now it another year until the next one, and I will be silently counting down until that day in the back of my mind. Can't wait 'till next year!
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