There are certainly differences between today and the early 1980s.

Computers are much more widespread. The internet makes information and opportunity available to everyone.

Plus, business is much more global today. But, even with the differences, the similarities in the overall economic environment make the claim fascinating and worth pursuing.

How did investments in rare coins and precious metals do in those times? What were the most profitable businesses and investments?

Take a look at history and visit us at our next show in September.
A beautiful day! Yes, it was hot, but the humidity was much lower than is normal for Atlanta in August.

As is normal, dealers arrived early - some very early! Guests enjoyed their Sunday morning and arrived later than usual.

The show had a great turnout with many interactions dealer-to-dealer and dealer-to-guest throughout the day.

Recently, there was an interesting article complaining about the headline news of high gas prices, high food prices, real estate woes, etc.

The article was intriguing in that the headlines were not from 2008. Instead, they were from the early 1980s.

The author went on to say that many people did well in those stressful economic times and suggested that if people today would learn and emulate the successful investments in the early 80s, they could enjoy similar results in 2008.

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Coin Show - Monthly Notes from August 2008