My likely slow to develop "Box of Ten"
I used to be heavily into notes here. I'd love to expound on why I dropped out, and why I'm back, but if I do that, this thread will go into information overload. But in simple terms, I do love the aesthetics of notes, but it couldn't keep me in the hobby in the face of competing interests.
In a way, I have the same feelings about coins. And my coin interest was rekindled due to the "box of twenty" concept. The concept of box of twenty collecting came from the idea that a person could collect twenty (usually slabbed) coins in a 20-slot box like those provided by the NGC and PCGS grading services. You build a collection of quality coins limited to 20 coins, and once you acquire 20 coins, you can only improve your collection but you must maintain a total of 20 coins. This makes you focus on quality instead of quantity. In simple terms, whenever you add a new coin, you must sell an old one.
I find that this style of collecting really suits me. I have some coins out being graded, but I've pretty much hit the threshold of 20 coins, and I'm really happy with the results. It's important to use care when filling the box because your number of slots is limited. I've been selling off some of my less-interesting coins to fund that project and I'm confident the end product is something my heirs will appreciate, instead of the hodge-podge of loose coins I did have.
So you can guess where this is going. I do have a special place in my heart for currency...especially large size with a few exceptions. And I have quite a bit of somewhat so-so currency left over from my last effort that I can sell off to fund this venture. But balancing that with the expense of the notes that I'd like to work toward, this has to be a smaller venture. So, I'm going to tackle a "box of ten" of currency. Ok, there isn't really a box, but I might eventually get one. So here is my first purchase. (seller's photo).
My currency "Box of Ten" Thread: https://forums.collectors.com/discussion/1045579/my-likely-slow-to-develop-box-of-ten#latest