Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by dctjr80, Jan 2, 2010.
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Last march some inquired abot coins, I thought about it, not for very long. I like to meet customers demands If i can. I have to research on everything that I have .As Istarted to read cointalk I have gotten more interested in keeping about 1/2 of the coins for my self, my customers are pleased and I love yhe searching of coin rolls and pocket change , although I do buy some higher dollar coins to resale I have made some mistakes as buying those jeffersons yesterday . that is how we gain knowledge by making mistakes in life. I am just happy that I got interested in this fantastic hobby:smile
To answer your charge about leaving collections to loved ones though, make an effort to get a relative/significant other/child/etc. interested, or at least educated about what you have. If someone is interested in numismatics as well, they can hold on to the collection for sentimental reasons and still be able to appreciate what they have been given. If they do decide to sell, then they have the tools to know what shouldn't just be given away for dirt. Heck, even just leaving a note with the coins describing what coins of value you have can ensure that your family is a little better off is they decide to sell after you pass, and then the coin can be sold to someone who will appreciate it. There's no need to assume that they will give it away at face value.
about the history of the coins and the politics involved at the time. and the ego
fights between engravers and designers like victor d. brenner and charles barber over initials
omitting and the such on the lincoln cent. i also like impressing upon someone to collect, like my
sister that has really taken an interest over the last few years. i enjoy sharing what
i've learned and love to research for other collectors too. IT'S A FUN HOBBY!!
Collect them because there so much fun! Bottom line, The history behind
Them doesnt hurt either!
• The knowledge gained by learning about the items they collect.
• The networking with fellow collectors.
• The pleasure that they derive from finding and acquiring a new and much sought after object that fills a gap in their collection.
• Memories and recollections – particularly the fond memories of childhood – may frequently determine what a collector chooses to collect.
• Sometimes the collected item may have nothing to do with the collector’s childhood, but rather something that is discovered later in life, and is found to be particularly interesting to the collector. An example might be Civil War memorabilia."
I would agree with that!! Its in our competitive nature!!
I love the history behind the coins. I like to think about what was going on when the coin was minted and what kind of things the coin might have "seen" in its life.
Symbology is neat! The figures and words on coins are often fascinating insights into what was going on or how a people sees themselves...or their ideals.
Same here! Almost makes me ill to think about how much more stuff I could have had right now had I just gotten back in, in 2000! It wouldn't have taken much for me to have gotten pushed back in. Somehow, I hit 28 and something just clicked in me again and I suddenly felt as strongly about collecting as when I was a kid.
I guess I collect for the joy of ownership, the art and the history. I'm hoping that my collection gets passed on to an appreciative collector. If it's not my kid, it will likely be another family member.
I think people like collecting them because there are few old things like coins that are not only readily available to purchase, but also stand the test of time as well as they do. One reason gold and silver have stood the test of time as real money is because of their resistance to breaking down and deteriorating over time. (For that matter, maybe people miss real money?) Other old things deteriorate and get thrown away. Not everybody has room for or wants to store an old couch or chair from the 1800s. But you can easily store a Morgan dollar and know where that dollar came from and what year it was made.
I'm glad people collect. They are treasures from a by-gone era that 99% of people have no idea ever existed. Collectors get to have a better knowledge of a slice of Americas past that most people have no idea about. Another neat reason to collect.
I find there is nostalgia in coins. To me, it's like reaching into the past, and holding it.
I've always been fascinated with precious metals and gemstones as well.
For instance, a 1914 D cent. That's the year my father was born. I don't have a car, or an icebox from that year.
Most everyday things from that time are long destroyed, and my father is gone, but that cent survives.
No passion, no life!! hya:
How I got back into it fully was a nudge from a good net friend of several years bringing up the subject of coins by just telling me she was dabbling in it and so on. After telling her I collected for a long while one thing let to another and I just fell back in & I credit her for the nudge.
But I do wonder how my collection would have been if I kept it up for over a decade I missed. But I am catching up now and can afford better grades then what a allowance and horded lunch money could buy, hehe.
I agree with this too. My former passions along with coins was being a huge wrestling fan, trading cards and comic book collecting. I just gave up wrestling a few months ago cause I hate most of the new "talent" and some other things. Comic books took up too much space and it was costing too much for titles I just bought and tossed in a pile to never read. Trading cards...same as comics. I just lost the passion for those three and I felt empty. But as mentioned above in the other quoted reply, I found my lost passion and it fills that void I lost. I love getting new coins and admiring them. Im also super happy with how far its come along in the 6 months I have gotten back into it.
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