The deeper meaning of coin collecting

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by mrbrklyn, Jul 3, 2012.

  1. areich

    areich America*s Darling

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  3. areich

    areich America*s Darling

    Coins Help Children become more creative!

  4. longnine009

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  5. areich

    areich America*s Darling

    I think I've come along to this view. I wanted it to be more, but the community is very difficult.
  6. areich

    areich America*s Darling

    I'd always thought that a hobby in the arts would give people a deeper meaning of the human condition and the meaning of civilization. I'm not seeing evidence of that.

  7. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Mandy, Mandy, Mandy. Dear sweet Mandy. We're there. We understand the deeper meaning. Collecting, civilization, and the human condition go hand in hand,......but chocolate Hanukkah (youtube video) coins? Oh dear indeed.

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    Then maybe you are not looking in the right places ;)
  9. redwin117

    redwin117 Junior Member

    Kring!!! Kring!!! Kring!! Hello! Mickey! How r u?

    I will call my friend Mickey and introduce my two great presidents accidentally minted in US Mint. Hope it will be display in a Kids paradise and tell the whole great stories behind it that sometimes I become a hero for saving a child life of a wealthy family.
  10. areich

    areich America*s Darling

    Perhaps. This seemed like the largest community available for involvement.
  11. oval_man

    oval_man Elliptical member

    "The arts" generally refer to the "expressive" or "communicative" arts—literature, the visual arts, music, theatre, etc. I would consider coinage, while having visual and historical aspects, the domain of commerce.

    A "deeper meaning of the human condition" generally results through the empathy we feel with the creator of something: a novel, piece of music, sculpture. These things are unfettered by utility, such as the utility that coinage performs.

    So, again, are you looking in the right place?
  12. GDJMSP

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    Not quite what I meant. My point Amanda is that it is not realistic to expect to find it in everyone. Or even to find it to be a pervasive condition. But just because you don't find it in everyone does not mean that it is not present in some ;)
  13. areich

    areich America*s Darling

    Most of the arts, including the greatest works, are utilitarian.
  14. oval_man

    oval_man Elliptical member

    I'm not exactly sure what you mean in response to my post. By choosing the examples of "a novel, piece of music, sculpture," I stayed firmly within (our contemporary notion of) "fine art" and purposely avoided "design." Design is of course utilitarian but its utility is also what compromises its expressive potential.

    Or, by "utilitarian" are you referring to the service of an object or image to a religious or spiritual end, such as the Venus of Willendorf as a talisman or pre-Renaissance Western painting as a mechanism of the Church? This would be a bit of a stretch of the term.

    I'm happy to have this conversation with you but let's be sure we're starting from the same place so we don't cross-communicate.
  15. mrbrklyn

    mrbrklyn New Member

    Really? The Parthenon was what? :)
  16. lincolncent

    lincolncent Future Storm Chaser Guy

    This just went so far over my head, I'm not sure I even saw it.
  17. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Contemporary Deli..........

    I didn't say that. The :devil: did.
  18. areich

    areich America*s Darling

    How about an ancient red vase?

  19. areich

    areich America*s Darling


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  20. Chiefbullsit

    Chiefbullsit CRAZY HORSE

    Deep thoughts on coin collecting?????

    These guys are good at collecting coins............

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  21. oval_man

    oval_man Elliptical member

    The Parthenon is a work of architecture. Architecture is functional by nature—it has to accommodate us to whatever end we demand of it. (If that's what you're saying "really?" about).
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