While the general advice is to collect the highest-quality examples available, deep pockets aren’t a prerequisite for having a satisfying hobby – or being an advanced numismatist. Unique or finest-known examples are nice to own, but collectors pay steep premiums for those privileges. There’s more to numismatics than Mint-State (MS) coins. “Collectors don’t always need to collect MS-quality coins,” said dealer Kirk Parsons, co-owner of Kitchener, Ont.’s Colonial Acres. “Coins in lower grades can be a great investment, too, but the key to buying coins that aren’t MS is to ensure they’re problem-free and have nice eye-appeal.” Continue reading →
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