Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by CoinBlazer, Nov 7, 2018.
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Well said @green18! I can’t figure out what I like either, so I like it ALL.
I’m considering the Box of 20 method to buy some nice coins that fit this pattern: I really love that coin but I’m not going to buy it because I don’t collect that series.
If you want to focus, just buy one coin.
I like the idea of the "Box of 20" strategy, but I find it very limiting. If you practice it in a strict sense, such as @lordmarcovan , you will sell a coin when you replace it with a nicer one. Thus, your collection will always be 20 coins. These coins will have meaning, and will tend to be extremely attractive and increasingly impressive as you build the set.... but.....
How about you buy coins with the idea that it would be impossible to choose just 20 to show off?
I have friends come over and ask to see my collection, and it is actually agonizing to choose which ones to show them because they are all impressive. I narrow it down to "the most impressive few", but every time its a different few.
You are back!
I started coin roll hunting looking for errors, but it quickly turned into building various coin sets to give as gifts to my grand children. It seems, that not unlike myself you have collected a wonderful collection of many different coins aalong the way. Recently I sorted, and set up a table to see what all I have, and it's truly quite an amazing variety of incredible coins. I truly have some of everything. This wide variety coin collecting is awesome.
1st I wanna say I'm a real novice at becoming a numismatist"and anything else but here it goes
My wife and I are having our breakfast, I read the text that Coinblazer posted about his coin collection and it made us laugh because I could see myself and my wife in the same position, but is still was a lot of fun and it's interesting to do this for a legacy for our children which one day we may consider selling, but we would rather split up our collections with our children and grandchildren and make everybody happy .
How many are ancients...
Most of my collection is random, impulsive buys, although I usually manage to avoid the overpriced part. I found that it makes an interesting and diverse collection that people enjoy looking at. To each their own, however.
Are you sure that you want to liquidate what you have? Is it necessary to sell them off to finance the start of the new collection? I have a personal regret that I sold off my early collection many years ago.
The closest thing, when I started back collecting again, to a "set" was trying to get one coin from each decade that a particular coin type was made. So I would have an 1859, 1863, 1879, 1884, 1895, and 1905 Indian Head cents. At that point, that "set" was complete and would move on to something else. I know that I can go back to it later on if I want to fill in the gaps.
Sidenote- did i just coin a new, numismatic term? I wanna give myself a big round of applause. Add this to the numis-dictionary !!
...So I checked and it looks like I now have 3,268 coins here, slightly more than 38..
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