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Collecting tip of the day: Don't take the shine off your investment

Looking for the edge over the competition? Here's a hint from Paul Fraser Collectibles to help…

Numismatists love a bit of filth…

Coin collectors like to see antique coins in their natural state of preservation, even if to the casual observer they look as though they could do with a good clean.

This is especially true for proofs, where even the most delicate cleansing can result in minute scratches appearing, significantly lessening the value of your investment.

More than 15% of coins offered to dealers are rejected because of improper cleaning.


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Last updated: 2 June 2011