The Market's Fine, What About The Hobby?
COINage Magazine|October - November 2020
Mentoring May Be Missing With Pandemic Problems
Donn Pearlman

During this “new normal” year, when hunting through row after row of dealers’ inventory boxes may only be a memory, what will be the long-term effects on collectors searching for affordable, potentially profitable coins?

The market for U.S. coins has remained quite active despite pandemic problems. Unable to attend coin shows and club meetings or visit a local dealer’s store because of cancelations and closings, many hobbyists turned to online and mail-order sales and auctions to add to their collections, whether it is inexpensive, circulated common date Indian Head cents or million-dollar rarities.

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