With the intention of buying one of two Peace Dollars remaining to complete my series this afternoon, I stopped by my local coin shop. With visions of that mint state 1928 Peace Dollar which they had not three weeks prior an all too common reality hit me like a right hook from Connor McGregor. A husband and wife business of forty plus years now shuttered for good.
Mixing with the thoughts of owning a 1928 for a similarly low price postponed I began wondering of other like dealers. While there are shops I could go to, this one was the only "local" shop, I can not help but wonder about the state of those as well. Being as the few which remain within a reasonable driving distance are also well established and owned/operated by elderly individuals, are these facing a similar demise? Simply put, at least in my area, there are no younger people carrying on the brick and mortar type business. What's to become of local coin shops when the owners retire, or the inevitable shall happen?
As you think about that, might I suggest supporting a few occasionally? I truly believe we are entering the end to an era. Thoughts and comments greatly appreciated.