What to do with my accumulation?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Inspector43, Jun 27, 2019.

  1. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    That looks great and I'm sure they will cherish them for many, many years.
    PS - I'm sending the adoption papers in an unmarked envelope. LOL
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  3. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    Unmarked envelopes start nasty rumors in this little town. But, who cares?
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  4. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    :inpain: I'll draw pretty pictures with my crayons on it then. LOL
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  5. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    Yes, then everyone will think it came from one of my 17 great grand children. That will do it for sure.
  6. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    IMG_5674.JPG IMG_5671.JPG IMG_5672.JPG IMG_5673.JPG I am half done with this project. 8 of the great grandchildren will be getting their books soon. I've posted some photos of the 8 books. Not very good photos but they show the concept. I will make some better ones later.
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  7. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Grandfather was excelled at keeping records and documentation,,,,,such a shame for the loss of such a collector. My collection is all over the place. I don't think I've ever wrote a single note on a 2x2.......let the subject degenerate, ungrateful sods sort it out. All the more for serious collectors, as my offspring will fail in research in determination, and some schmuck of a dealer will reap the benefits........
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  8. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    I think that after doing this for over 70 years I am probably too attached to my coins. Sometimes I look at one and remember exactly when and where I got it. That is too attached. I have 13 grandkids and soon to be 19 great grandkids and have yet to have one become serious about collecting. You can see that I am trying. I would hate to have some tin horn con man get mine for nothing.
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  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

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  10. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    Actually, we have 2 great grandchildren due to be born soon. They will get theirs at birth. The others I plan on Christmas or even sooner. I want to see the reaction of the parents and families.
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  11. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Sounds like a plan! Pre congrats on the expected birth of two Great grandchildren.
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  12. chuckylucky5

    chuckylucky5 Supporter! Supporter

    Great mission you have undertaken! I have 17 grandkids and 45 great-grandkids plus 5 great-great-grandkids. It would be mind-blowing for me to attempt to do what you are doing. About 15 years ago I did send each of my grandkids a proof set of their birth year, in an attempt to see if I could create some interest in coin collecting. As is usually the case, no luck in that. Unfortunately, none of them live anywhere near me so that is not conducive to the "show and tell" method to get some interest. I do have a grandson (he's 38) who enjoys history, and I have gotten him interested in my world coin/banknote collection. He has visited me several times in the past few years, and I have introduced him to the art of grading (I got him a Photograde book), and he has helped me put many world coins in 2x2s, including putting the identifying information on them. Each time he visits, I test him on grading by looking at and grading a series of slabbed coins (with the grading information covered up) to see how close he comes to the actual grade. If he misses the grade, I then explain to him what he missed and why. Great learning tool! I also have a daughter (she's 55) who, in conjunction with her daughter, have expressed interest in my US coin/banknote collection. I have recently gotten her into joining a coin club in her area, and she recently attended her first coin show, so hopefully my collection will continue in the family.
  13. JeffC

    JeffC Collecting for the fun of it. Supporter

    What a great thing to read on a Sunday. Put a big smile on my face. Wish I could be there to help you sort.
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  14. RoseWesche

    RoseWesche Official "Crazy Cat Lady"

    One of my favorite posts on here yet! I got into collecting coins about a year ago and have since turned my fiancee and a few friends on to the hobby. I have 3 children (although one has passed) and a grandson, but they live a good distance away. Hopefully once we have the opportunity to get together I can show them my collection and instill in them a curiosity and respect for a part of history who's story isn't taught in school.
  15. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    Welcome to Coin Talk. A great bunch of collectors with great information.
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  16. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    It turned out to be a bigger project than I anticipated. But, it is fun. Thanks for the comments. Welcome to CT.
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  17. markr

    markr Active Member

    I hate to be a Debbie Downer, but this project reminds me of the huge accumulation of stamps my Father left me. I had (and still have) zero interest in stamps and did not want to tie up the space the stamps took. So, I quickly sold them to a coin and stamp dealer. If your Kids, Grand-kids, and Great Grand-kids show no interest in collecting, I expect they'd feel much the same as I did. I kept a VERY small selection of stamps just to have something to remember how much my Dad enjoyed collecting. So my suggestion would be to cut back on the quantity you are giving the children, instead giving them a much smaller set to help them remember the joy you received from collecting. Then, do what I wish my Dad had done: The coins that you do not want to keep for yourself, sell and use the funds to do something you enjoy.
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  18. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    Thanks. But, you opened a new can of worms. My stamp collection is as big as my coin collection. I haven't started on it yet. After I distribute these gifts I will have a good indicator of where I need to go. Your suggestions will be some of my options.
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  19. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Hire a team. Good luck.
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  20. spirit

    spirit Member

    Best of luck!
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  21. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    Great project!
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