“I also vividly remember one particular dealer’s table because he had two showcases filled with only one item, 1957 flat pack proof sets. He must have had several hundred sets piled up. No High Relief Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles, no four-dollar Stella gold pieces; just two cases filled to the brim with 1957 flat pack proof sets!”
“In those days, most of the trading was in then-modern coins, often in bulk quantities. So, even at a coin show there would be a lot of BU rolls, proofs sets from the 1950’s and 1960’s, and even complete roll sets of modern coins,” said Hall.
About 20 years later they sold the show to Sam Lopresto who operated it until 1992 when he sold it to Ron Gillio and Paul Kopenhaver who subsequently organized the show under the corporate name, Expos Unlimited. In 1995, Koppenhaver sold his share of Expos Unlimited to Gillio.