I operated a coin shop in
from 1974 to 1978. The shop was located
right across the street from Spokane, WA a major event
was held the year I arrived: Expo ’74. Riverside
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The Expo ‘74 World’s Fair was noteworthy in several ways.
Spokane was the smallest city to ever host a World’s Fair and this was the first environmental themed fair (“Celebrating
Tomorrow’s Fresh Environment”). The IMAX
theater made its debut at Expo ’74.
One day in 1977 a gent walks in to the shop; he’s a farmer from an area close to
Spokane. He wonders if I’m interested in Lincoln
Cents. Sure am!