Did you stick to your 2018 Numismatic Goals and what are your 2019 resolutions?
Going through numerous year-end conversations with my team at work, seeing how we delivered on our shared objectives, stuck to training and development plans, all that fun stuff and remembered that we had this thread started last year where members shared their 2018 numismatic goals.
With my wife pregnant at that time and knowing that my numismatic budget will suffer severely due to all the upcoming changes in my life, my goal was to go review my collecting strategy and the coins i had as part of my primary set to see if I have lost my focus on quality and that "wow" factor that truly make this hobby enjoyable for me. I realized that I did. My desire to complete registry sets resulted in my collection having more and more mediocre coins that I, personally, was not happy with. I did a massive (for me) purge and sold-off just over 20 coins, keeping only the examples that I truly appreciated either from the perspective of quality, rarity, or history behind a particular coin.
At the same time, I was able to add 6 coins that I absolutely love with 5 coming as a bulk deal from @OriginalDan (that happened literally while we were in the hospital after having welcomed our little guy) and one from @MrEureka as part of NYINC 2018.
So, how did everyone do? Last year's post had @Boosibri @ajaan @Jackthecat1 @bigmarty58 @harasha @SmEagle1795 @RMW @bidask @mkman123 @Zohar @Abuelo @Exbrit @Stork @cecropiamoth @1960NYGiants @Elmhurst @EVillageProwler @Nap @savitale @BillyKingsley @jgenn
Here are the 6 2018 additions I mentioned in my post. I promise this is the last time I'm posting them