Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Leadfoot, Sep 21, 2009.
So I ask...
What is the hardest skill to acquire in numismatics? What do you have trouble with?
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I would add to your list of difficult skills: AT/NT. Most people just don't understand the science of it, which means they really have no idea what they are talking about.
Photography is difficult, yes.
For me, one of the hardest things is determining AU versus UNC. Coins that fall on the borderline are among the hardest to grade, in my opinion. I guess this is just one aspect of grading, but I think its difficult.
1. Being able to determine whether my pocket change is or will be collectible.
2. Grading pocket change.
I've spent the better part of 5 years learning how to photograph coins and I'm still picking up new things.
Detecting alterations can be tricky, but my thing I'm the worst at and have the most trouble is grading. I have a real hard time learning how to grade, especially having no mentor now.
Simple question. Answer: How to stop this hobby, go out and get some fresh air.
To me photography is not part of the hobby - yes it really does help to sell and share on this site, but I think I am better servered learning other things. Of course - just my opinion on this one.
I have a cure for that. Learn to play middle to high limit Texas Hold-em.
...learning that Jack Danials and eBay don't mix.
Seriously though...the newer counterfeits scare the hell outta me. I got a lot to learn about them.
more $ than what I bought for. Not easy in this recession! :headbang: I do buy low but when I sell, the buyer offers even less, lol. So, I don't sell unless I can make a profit, any profit, small is ok but I won't take a loss.
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