US vs World Coins
Admittedly what follows contains a bit of generalization and I’m sure some will flag my question for being political, but here goes. In watching auction results and price guides, I’ve noticed that US coins trade at a pretty significant premium to world (or ancient coins). I appreciate that the bulk of global collectors and collector’s dollars are American and therefore are often attracted to American coins, but how might that hold up in a version of the future where American growth is slowing and our eastern, often Asian, neighbors play a larger role in the world economy? What impact might this have on U.S. coins’ investability as a collectible category? Does an arbitrage opportunity exist between U.S. and world coins? Lots of lofty, unanswerable questions contained here, but interested in seeking answers and appreciate folk’s willingness to share their views on the topic or outside resources / data / observations worth consulting.