1940s proof walkers. Advice for a potential new buyer?
I'm in the market to buy a walking liberty proof. Ever since I started building a short set I've wanted one. I've never spent the amount of money I'm about to on a proof coin and was wondering if anyone could tell me what things I should watch out for in one of these 40s proofs. Hairlines and unattractive haze? I'm under the impression that the haze is due to the cellophane these were shipped in from the mint. So is it an indicator of originality and most that are blast white were dipped? I prefer coins with some color and I like when they appear original and unmessed with. My aim is a 1940s proof in 65 or 66. If you have one of these I would love to see it and hear your advice on buying one.