Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Mikey S, Jun 13, 2019.
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Like yourself, I also collected stamps, U.S., Canada and foreign until the U.S. issued the Elvis stamp. All wallpaper as you said. Although my collections are nice, I can expect no return on the foreign, but it was fun. I only continued my Canada collection for some years after the Elvis release and focused on MNH early and B.O.B. issues which ended up being fairly impressive. It's soon coming time to find the right dealer and say goodbye though.
I use my USPS stock for postage. Sometimes I have to put a little extra postage on, but, I need to unload my extra stamps because they have no other value. The same with my overage of Presidential and Sacagawea dollars. I just need to spend them.
I also bought the first one simply for type sets I am making for my grandchildren and great grandchildren. That will be it. I have 32 type sets to put together. They will each start with coins 100 years older than the child. The sets will include coins from the date of birth of their great grand parents, grand parents and parents. One of the new series will be included. I will be too busy to think about future tokens the mint might put out.
Welcome to CT. It ain't going to be easy with the type sets. But, I do have enough coins and might have enough time. Hope to hear from you now and then.
Couldn't give the furry posterior of a rodent...
That's what I'm doing for my daughter, all beginning 100 years before her grandparents (on both sides), her parents (us), and herself, then moving on to specific milestones, anniversaries, graduations, special occasions etc. All simply for history and sentiment, but it's fun to do it. Coins include Sacagawea from 2000, since that's when she graduated from H.S. Full set also includes some varieties and the satins, enhanced, and other special finishes up to the present.
The mint is releasing so much of this unnecessary and excessive material that it might well continue to “sleep” for all of the coming generations. I am a type collector, and I used to want one example of every design, but I have had no desire to keep up with this “stuff.”
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