Another great example of unreliable pricing data was the Hamilton Collection of Bust coins from the Heritage ANA auction. Anyone who used pricing guides would’ve been blown outta the water during the sale. Many ms63’s sold for 64-65 prices because of the quality. It’d have tricky for an inexperienced collector to buy with confidence in that sale, or any sale for that matter, in such a multi-tiered market. Therefore, I’m sure some of those coins were great bargins and some were overpaid for. Finding an honest dealer with a great eye becomes absolutely essential in avoiding the pitfalls of such huge disparities in quality and price

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