The two tier market
All of the doom and gloom about how the numismatic market is in trouble.......... What is really in trouble are the lower quality for the grade coins. When buyers become educated, these types of coins are no longer desirable.
The link below is for a coin I viewed in hand at FUN during Ha lot viewing. The images don't do it justice. It is an A+ coin all of the way. Certainly not an MS grade as there is heavy rub, but with a nice rotating luster under the light underlying what is toning that took a long time to acquire. The 50-O's come poorly struck with rusted dies. Yet it went for 2x market price because liberty seated specialists recognized its a high quality example that will be hard to find again for years. So quality coins are still going for very strong money. Silly me, I thought I could get that one for an aggressive bid of $1,700 because everyone says the market is down......
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