A fool and their money is soon parted. Why worry unless they are so poor and stupid their family (And studies always show the least intelligent produce the most kids) can't eat or something.
Coin bubbles like this have always been around and won't go away soon. Look at all this brouhaha in Britain over their 1971 1 and 2p coins - both are as common as dirt yet ebay is full of clowns trying to sell these coins (And not even UNC ones) for hundreds and thousands of pounds! Yet people need to realise, that most first year issues are the largest as the banks and govt want to bed the coin in with the people - so they need to be out there from day 1.
It is not that harmful to those of us who think and know better. Besides it keeps up interest in an old coin. The story about armpits?
At the very worst, the clueless dreamers when they realise the coin has no extra value, can still spend it for $2.
Guess I can retire now, I have at least 4 1988 $2 coins in my collection, 2 VF, 1 UNC and 1 in a set. The VF's I may let go for $5000 each to some clueless dreamer saying they were authentic used in that late Bronze era of the 1980s when people could only wear Flouro and grow mullets as hair dye had not been invented yet
But the UNC coin - wow its a treasure that will not go for under 7 figures!
Loving Halfcrowns. British and Commonwealth coins 1750 - 1950 and anything Kiwi.
If it's round, shiny and silvery I will love it.
Edited by Princetane
09/14/2021 10:22 pm