Do you ever feel your collection is out of control?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by ldhair, Aug 6, 2022.

  1. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Well tell us Sarge, how did that work out for you? Have you stopped twitching? Lol
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  3. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    @1stSgt22 Ate you twitching so bad you can’t answer? Lol and I’m still laughing from your comment.
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  4. ksparrow

    ksparrow Coin Hoarder Supporter

    Maybe someone can define "out of control." Does it mean buying beyond one's budget? Buying anything that catches the eye? Or buying beyond whatever limitations one set for one's collection originally? The last is what happened to me: I wanted to do a US type set, but then became fascinated with Trade Dollar varieties, wanting a date run of bust halves, the early Walkers, etc. In that sense, "being out of control" may simply represent a fascination with many aspects of numismatics. (thereby justifying my behavior) (excuse me while I check some watched items on GC)
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  5. lardan

    lardan Supporter! Supporter

    There has been a time or three where I was involved in researching or collecting some type of coin(s). Without finishing see something else and take off in that direction then another. I seem to certainly have that under control, but I do still watch myself. Yes, out of control can be entirely different things to different people.
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  6. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    I resemble that remark, except substitute 1970's for 1960's. I just won about 120 coins in an auction from Austria. Sure, sometimes I buy single coins, but groups are fun too.
  7. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    My collection is well organized and secure. Looking at other aspects of my life, I am forced to conclude it was purely accidental.:wacky:
  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I just bought a lot fast and no time to go through it so I’m having fun and enjoying doing that now. At my leisure of course.
  9. rte

    rte Well-Known Member

    By out of control do you mean not sure what you all have?
    I may have a few that fit in that category.
    Someday I'll be able to get through them.
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  10. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Just take it one day at a time. There’s always tomorrow. :)
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  11. Indianhead65

    Indianhead65 Well-Known Member

    Out of control....yes, that's me and my collection!
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  12. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Yup, coins, rocks, fossils, minerals and antiques. Everything I collect. Notice the name under my name? It’s the truth. Lol
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  13. Indianhead65

    Indianhead65 Well-Known Member

    Haha....My #1 passion was music...I had a collection of guitars but sold most of them off. I'm just into coins and coin books now ..
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  14. LakeEffect

    LakeEffect Average Circulated Supporter

    My storage is out of control ... best thing I ever did was put together a spreadsheet with every coin in it and I try really hard to keep it current whenever I add anything.

    At least I know what I own even if I don't know where it is :)
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  15. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I’m working on that but I’m no where near complete.
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  16. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    Often, and I face the same dilemma.
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