Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Eric Babula, Jun 16, 2019.
Apparently whatever I'm selling at the moment.
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If I see a coin that I like and can get for no more than half of book value, or close to melt, and think I can make a profit on it, or hold for a while and still get my initial invest back, I’ll buy it. Problem is, I never sell anything, lol.
You have a problem! You, too, are a hoarder!
@Eric Babula wrote: Wait, now I'm really off-track from the OP!!! Yikes! I'm like the dog from the movie, "Up"! "Squirrel!"
Now HERE'S a man after my own ADHD heart. I have collected nearly everything. My collection looks like my desk: piles, a jumble, oodles of "to do" items.
They say that if you have a messy desk (not literally having @messydesk !), you might be a Genius! I'm sticking with that theory!
Least collected: Judging from prices, there aren't a lot of First Spouse gold collectors. The series is out of reach for a lot of people, just because each coin is half an ounce of gold. As a result, even with mintages of 2000 or less, they trade near melt. (I'm not sure what the mintages are for the last ones in the series -- there's so little interest in them that nobody can be bothered to update the pages reporting them!)
Hey, I'm a recovering hoarder. Of course, recovery is a bumpy path. Meanwhile, at least coins are more compact than (say) books, or tools, or leftover lumber...
I'm one of those who don't collect First Spouse gold. Well, I don't collect any gold, so it's not because of lack of interest in these, specifically.
But, we have to have books, lots of books, so we can learn about our coins! And, we have to have books (albums, binders) to hold our coins! And, we have to have tools: multiple loupes, flat clinch stapler, box of 2x2s and 2x2 sheets, microscope, light stand, camera, laptop, safes, etc., etc. I don't have any leftover lumber that I can think of, for coin collecting. But, I do have some in the rafters of my garage from other projects....."just in case".
The only person who can decide if their collection is "good" or not is the person who owns it. Your opinion is appreciated, but irrelevant to the OP's own opinion.
Yeah, tools. Like microscopes. I've got the student microscope sort of "on display" in the foyer (that's where it landed), three or four surplus stereomicroscopes in the garage (no place to set them up in the office), two ancient optical projecting microscopes also in the garage... I did sell the phase-contrast microscope, it wouldn't have been of any use for opaque objects anyhow.
The "recovery" proceeds slowly. But I haven't bought a microscope in years, so that counts for something, right? (Even passed up a "free to a good home" one, that was a proud moment!)
belly button lint?
One thing about choosing coins over other collectibles, you have three levels of value, if the numismatic value fades, you still have the precious metal content, and if that goes away, it's always worth face value. Not as true with beanie babies or baseball cards.
Most people would never...I get a kick from champagne.....PMD
Only very odd people collect those.
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