What is a dumb thing you ever heard a coin dealer say?
Perhaps this belongs in the humor discussion.
Many people sellimg coins are not very knowledgeable. In another forum, I read two very knowledgeable members commenting about coin dealers in general. Obviously, many knowledgeable ones post here also. What I heard in a brick and morter store today made me cringe but I just bit my tongue.
What appeared to be a beginning collector questioned if one of the coins being offered was cleaned (from where I was bending over looking into a display case about two feet away IT WAS!) . The dealer replied, "Look, if you just touch a coin it's cleaned." That poor new collector fell for it. At least it was genuine and made of silver!
I wanted to say something but it is a no win situation. One day, when he shows it off at a coin club or tries to sell it, that collector will learn the truth about what looked like a typical XF/AU crappy, common date , "bright" bullion coin.