To piggyback on @Hallco thread - Buying damaged/impaired coins in general...
I have been collecting for almost sixty years an I have always held true to this one belief; We ALL had to start somewhere.
There are many collectors who feel that purchasing impaired coins is a waste of money. Well, there was a time when many of us had to settle for a filler in place of the dream coin. I did it many years ago. As time passed, it came about that I was able to afford the same coins only in nicer straight grade condition.
Today, I pretty much stick to pre-1933 gold; something that took many years to work up to, and I happily made some YN's days with impaired coins at affordable prices and they were thrilled to have them. As they grow with the hobby, they in turn will hopefully do the same.
I think that speaks volumes of the diversity and thrill of this hobby. There IS something for EVERYONE.
What say you? Do impaired commons have a rightful place in this hobby?
We now return you to our regularly scheduled zaniness.
USAF (Ret) 1974 - 1994 - The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries. Remembering RickO, a brother in arms.