Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by mrweaseluv, Nov 22, 2020 at 4:31 AM.
I always order hardcover... i just don't like the spiral bindings
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I also buy only the hardcover version. I bought the spiral version when I was a dealer and the hardcover one so I could keep the hardcover in nice shape for the collection. I sold off the spiral book when the new editions were released.
Years ago, I ended up with 5 or 6 hundred Red and Blue books. Gave away about half of them. Still have several hundred that need to go but the shipping cost is more than the value of the books.
I just use it as quick reference to check the facts about issues I don't collect.
I also use it to plan which issue I might collect next.
I'm currently doing some planning.
Ditto that! I only buy one every few years. I really don't need info on the most current Mint offerings because I don't collect them. I also prefer the spiral bound version. I don't have four hands to hold the book open to a certain page, a coin in one hand and use the keyboard with the other two.......make that five hands if I need my loupe.
Since we discovered the Large Print option we are buying more printed material. We had basically stopped buying any printed material. We would both rather read holding a book than trying to read off the internet. Go Large Print.
that significant. If I buy a new one every 3 to 4 years, then I really see something new.
Regardless, the new annual releases don't hold my interest like they used to and so my need for new Redbooks has pretty much vaporized. I still use a 2019, so perhaps I'm due again soon, but I'm not in a hurry.
I also don't keep older volumes because I know that I won't look at them, so typically I sell the older ones when I get new ones and I always only have a single copy on hand. I don't need multiple copies that, to me, would just take up space.
I do, however, keep a copy of the 1968 Red Book. I bought it a few years ago, just to remember what is was like to look through that volume when I was 11 to 13 years old. I remember my father kept it on his dresser - it was the only coin reference book we had.
I can't bring myself to throw away any of the older copies or any book for that matter, but I have given a few older books away to kids that show an interest.
Prehensile tail... ?
Semi-ditto, though I get one about every other year. Bought the Mega Red this year, but have not yet perused it much.
I do the exact same thing. I get a new one every 5 years or so. But I do get excited when I get a new one.
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