I am going to catch a lot of flak for writing this short article, but I really want to prevent first time gold bullion coin buyers from being ripped off… often by their own Governments.

I needed both the Barber Half Dollar and the “Walker.” My intent was to buy “slot fillers” to achieve the minimum requirement of having examples of the two types. I told the shop’s owner that I needed a Barber Half, and he took a couple out of his case. I chose one, caring more about price than condition.

Last weekend I visited a local “>coin shop Pinnacle