What don't people collect?

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Eric Babula, Jun 16, 2019.

  1. EyeAppealingCoins

    EyeAppealingCoins Well-Known Member

    "What don't people collect?"

    Apparently whatever I'm selling at the moment.
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  3. Garlicus

    Garlicus Debt is dumb, cash is king.

    Hi. My name is Garlicus, and I’m a hoarder.

    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.
  4. Eric Babula

    Eric Babula Active Member

    You have a problem! You, too, are a hoarder! :D
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  5. Stevearino

    Stevearino Supporter! Supporter

    @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.

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  6. Eric Babula

    Eric Babula Active Member

    They say that if you have a messy desk (not literally having @messydesk !), you might be a Genius! I'm sticking with that theory!
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  7. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Most collected: Lincoln cents, to be sure.

    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!)
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  8. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    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...
  9. Eric Babula

    Eric Babula Active Member

    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.
  10. Eric Babula

    Eric Babula Active Member

    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". :)
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2019
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  11. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    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.
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  12. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    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!)
  13. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    They don't collect:

    belly button lint?
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  14. Murphy45p

    Murphy45p Active Member

    Lol! That described me for a while until I settled on the type set which sort of organized my eclectic habit. American Silver Eagles are very popular right now. Gorgeous big shiny coins, mostly affordable, and in multiple finishes. I started and completed a Peace collection a few years back, nice big shiny coins, don't break the budget, short series with good history.

    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.
  15. Alan Cecil

    Alan Cecil Active Member

    I confess I am a hoarder of Lincoln copper pennies with an inventory of over 50K and over 25 lbs copper cull !!
  16. chucktee

    chucktee Member

    [discreetly checks]

    [hangs head]

  17. funnycoins

    funnycoins no strike, no balls,no outs. Just give me an hour

    Most people would never...I get a kick from champagne.....PMD IMG_20190223_183907.jpg
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  18. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Holed coins.

    Only very odd people collect those. ;)


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