Read, study, and learn your collecting interest...
No matter where or from whom you purchase your numismatic material always be an astute hobbyist by being knowledgeable expert in your interest area or seek proper expert advice.
I seen too many individuals make purchases that they have regretted from seconds (at auctions) to decades (at appraisals) later.
The challenge for each collector, no matter what is collected, is to be more knowledgeable than the seller/dealer.
At some point as a collector, it will be second nature to "cherry pick" the true rarities from the "so called common junk" being pushed by the profit seeking seller/dealer.
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