So, comparatively then, ......what IS
the best price for the Obama coin then ?
Or the best price for the Nation of Liberia
Minted World Trade Center Commemorative Silver Coin ?
Or the best price for the Gold Plated State Quarters ?
Or the best price for the Platinum Plated State Quarters ?
Or the best price for the Silver 2009 PR70 DCAM Barack Obama Republic of Fiji 2-coin Set ?
And what resource
do I use that's readily available (book, magazine, etc.) so that I can look up the values of these products and so many others like them too numerous to mention, so that I can compare and watch it increase and/or decrease through the years ?.....
That's what I meant by "wishing these so called Mints
were out of business and hurting our sport".....
The F.D.A. kind of puts the Kibosh on "miracle drugs" nowadays with Federal laws.......with claims like taking shark cartilage pills will cure 3 kinds of cancer. Or sea weed kelp tablets will cure liver or kidney disease....etc.etc.
There have always been "Snake Oil Salesman".......but in the old days they used to hang em' high......or tar and feather them.....throw them in jail......beat them.......or at least run them out of town.
There will always be people who look for ways to sell something to somebody and put money in their pocket and they'll look for it in ANY kind of situation for sure.......it's the "lowest level" of this that we all hate though.
A Federal Oversight Committee for coin selling companies will never likely happen, just the Secret Service looking for counterfeiters or private companies labeling products as "U.S. Mint affiliated" when they're not. It's just buyer beware out there really IMHO."Life is hard, harder if yer' stupid"
We'll all learn lessons as we go through life too.......sometimes you just need to get burnt before you learn not to reach into the fire !.....some people will never learn and will get burnt 17,000 times in their lives. Sometimes laws are put into place to protect people from getting taken advantage of in the first place.
But "within the law", I'm afraid there will always be a "New York Mint", and a "Home Shopping Network" and a "Liberian Mint", and a "Washington Mint", and a "Collectible America", and a "Littleton Coin Company"... etc. etc. etc.......and they'll offer you ANYTHING
that they think you might buy or make you believe will be well worth your money......so in that sense Condor
......I agree with you.