Dealers dish on standout areas in ’22

The market for Canadian silver dollars (1948 key-date issue shown) remains ‘very strong’ heading into 2023, according to long-time Nova Scotia dealer Sandy Campbell.

As the overall market outlook remains positive heading into the new year, several areas of Canadian numismatics have stood out to dealers in 2022. After reaching unprecedented heights during the first two years of COVID-19, the general market has since experienced “a bit of a contraction” to early or pre-pandemic levels, according to dealer Sandy Campbell, of Baddeck, N.S. Rare, fresh or high-grade items have brought strong prices, lending truth to the age-old numismatic adage stating quality always appreciates. “In general, all parts of the market are still healthy, but a few parts have struggled from time to time, and a few areas have accelerated, all for different reasons,” said Campbell, the owner of Proof Positive Coins, who has more than 40 years in the business. “That’s sort of the norm through any period. Where you’re seeing crazy pricing is on things that are very different to find; the middle-of-the-road material seems to have come back to pre-pandemic levels.” Continue reading →

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