Walter Breen's Numismatic Legacy
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Roger, without getting into specific individuals....what were the most egregious unethical practices you saw among dealers from the NNP with regards to coin collecting in the 1940's - 1970's ?

Lying about the value of a coin to a novice ?  Someone bringing in a mint marked coin and not seeing the mint mark and selling it as a common Philly ?  Not disclosing that you have a wealthy buyer for a particular coin that you can turn around and flip ?

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On 3/22/2022 at 2:41 PM, RWB said:

I'll leave that to those who want to explore the subject. When working with the Newman papers a decade ago, it was low on the biographical research list.

That's why today I think there is so much more information available to all of us that as long as you do your due dilligence, it's difficult to be taken advantage of. 

At least to the same extent 30 or 40 or 50 years ago. (thumbsu

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