Cherrypickin Basics

Discussion in 'Numismatic Resources' started by GDJMSP, Apr 4, 2006.

  1. GDJMSP

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    Cherrypickin

    "Cherrypickin’ in the numismatic hobby is simply the art of buying the best item possible for the least amount of money. The art has been around since coin collecting began. Years ago, collectors and dealers alike would examine the inventories of dealers in search for coins to fill a want list. Those doing the searching would naturally "cherrypick" the best coin possible.

    Only in the past ten to fifteen years has the term "cherrypickin’" been commonly applied to the variety segment of the hobby. Today, the term implies that someone with specialized knowledge of a certain variety will search for and buy the variety for the price of the "normal" coin.

    No single individual in the hobby can know everything about everything. Therefore, the opportunity exists for a specialist to "cherrypick" coins from those individuals or dealers often considered to be quite knowledgeable."

    Cherrypickin



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  3. TheFinn

    TheFinn Well-Known Member

    It is true that no individual can know everything about everything... since Walter Breen passed away. That man was amazing, especially watching him pull Connecticut cent obverse/reverse varieties out of his head when a group of dealers had books they were looking at. Odd man, but he was a walking encyclopedia.
     
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  4. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    Oh boy...
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  5. TheFinn

    TheFinn Well-Known Member

    Yes, yes and yes.
     
  6. GDJMSP

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    The Numismatic Resources section of the forum is not for discussion. Its sole use is for posting helpful links.
     
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  7. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    By the way. The link in your 1st post shows no results :(
     
  8. GDJMSP

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    Yeah I know, I built this section of the forum so long ago that some of the links are dead now. But, if you'll read the Introduction thread -
    https://www.cointalk.com/threads/introduction.13961/

    - it will tell you how you can still access some of those dead links.
     
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  9. Youngcoin

    Youngcoin Everything Collector

    Thank you this will help me in the future.


    Thanks,
    Jacob
     
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