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Thinking about what to do in 2021....

DNADaveDNADave Posts: 7,232 ✭✭✭✭✭

I’m thinking I’ll put everything (almost everything) up and throw away the key, figuratively, and start fresh.

I want to keep working on finding new Green River token varieties. That’s cheap and fun. And likewise with barrel tokens.

On the serious side, I’d like to narrow my focus and not buy so many random coins. Right now I’m thinking certified peace dollar date and mm set, or maybe get really focused and just do one or two early dollars over the whole year. That would be tough for me but a 1796 or 1797 small eagle is on my list.

Anyone have solid plan yet?


  • TurtleCatTurtleCat Posts: 4,583 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Gold dollars for me as my primary focus for next year. If I can find a few French francs (1898-1920 vintage) or a good USPI opportunity I’ll take it. I’ll be trading and selling some things to transform my slab collection to be on this theme. I’ve also sold off a lot of my bulk silver and may sell a bit more.

  • P0CKETCHANGEP0CKETCHANGE Posts: 2,039 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Finish my PCGS Basic US Type Set (No Gold) — I have five coins left.
    Reholder + TrueView for any coins in this set not already TrueViewed (about half)
    Add 10-20 coins to my double-sided-toners silver WashQ set
    Sell off the small number of items not in my collecting focus
    Get back to a coin show in the 2nd half of the year!

    Nothing is as expensive as free money.

  • Tom147Tom147 Posts: 1,289 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Finish my 67fb Roosie set ( 1 left ). Continue to work on my most recently started set of ms Washington quarters ( 21 left ) with nothing higher than ms65 ( long story, basically helped out a friend needing $$$. Bought his 14 ms65's decided to finish in that grade as a high )

  • coinbufcoinbuf Posts: 10,392 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not a single goal, feels great not having the pressure of a deadline. B)

    My Lincoln Registry
    My Collection of Old Holders

    Never a slave to one plastic brand will I ever be.
  • ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,726 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Buy 2021 Morgan and Peace dollars :)

  • Cougar1978Cougar1978 Posts: 7,189 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 23, 2020 9:09PM

    Sell it all in April (psycic told me to).

    Coins & Currency both US and World
  • GRANDAMGRANDAM Posts: 8,275 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 24, 2020 12:30AM

    I need to complete my Beanie Baby Collection,, ;)

    And you thought I was kidding,,,,,, there is a story here,,,,,,

    GrandAm :)
  • pruebaspruebas Posts: 4,154 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sometimes buying random coins can be good. It can start you off in new collecting directions. Of course, it can just as easily create a big hodge-podge of dreck.

    I find I keep random coins that I have purchased for about 5 years. If those intervening years did not spark any new interest, I sell them.

  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,001 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm thinking, on my stamp collection

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    In 2021 I will continue to enjoy my several hobbies. I will continue as a Firearms Instructor, which is craft/hobby and profession. I do not make New Year's resolutions - if it is worth doing, I do it immediately. So, 2021 is merely a changing of the date on checks and another birthday. Cheers, RickO

  • ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,726 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @GRANDAM said:
    I need to complete my Beanie Baby Collection,, ;)

    And you thought I was kidding,,,,,, there is a story here,,,,,,

    Somehow, that makes me happy just looking at it!

  • Inspired70Inspired70 Posts: 447 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A seated dollar date and mint set for me!! Onward!

  • SimpleCollectorSimpleCollector Posts: 536 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Quality over quantity.

    Enjoy the journey and hunt!

    Divest less interesting items quicker

    CWT’s - add pieces that really appeal to me, and only add those, stop impulsive buying

    Gold type set - expand and improve when price appropriate

    Be open to trying different collecting lanes...sports cards and stamps have no appeal to me...but seriously , may look into Pokémon cards or vintage video game areas. I was too old to play with the initial cards, but did play the very early video games and watch the cartoons with my kid. The serious money is in tech, and like us coin collectors, human nature seems to drive a nostalgic streak.

  • Cougar1978Cougar1978 Posts: 7,189 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 24, 2020 4:55PM

    Seriously - Upgrade inventory.

    Coins & Currency both US and World
  • ctf_error_coinsctf_error_coins Posts: 15,250 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Build Inventory, Reach for the top :)

  • silverpopsilverpop Posts: 6,559 ✭✭✭✭✭

    keep on collecting coins, banknotes that get my notice

  • JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,592 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm really not sure at this time.

  • 2ndCharter2ndCharter Posts: 1,628 ✭✭✭✭✭

    keep on collecting coins, banknotes that get my notice

    Sounds good to me!


  • koynekwestkoynekwest Posts: 10,048 ✭✭✭✭✭

    To continue buying PCGS slabbed quarter eagles with nice color for my date set.

  • RarityRarity Posts: 1,406 ✭✭✭✭

    Will decide between a PR63 Seated Dollar or a Type 1 Sea salvaged Double Eagle or just a nice deep red color $5 Indian Half Eagle and use the rest of the cash to buy flowers for my SO throughout the year :smiley:

  • lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,475 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm hoping to heal in 2021... I had to have emergency surgery back in July to remove a section of colon and just had the second round of surgery just before Thanksgiving. I'm hoping to heal physically... I was supposed to do a section hike on the Appalachian Trail at the end of July, so I have a long road to recovery. I'm also going through a divorce, so I'm hoping to heal emotionally as well... as far as collecting... I'm hoping to pick up my 7070 type set again as a realistic goal. Longer term, I'm looking at 18th C type and a Morgan Dollar date set in XF-AU... if silver ever comes back down. .. :-)

    Collecting: Dansco 7070; Middle Date Large Cents (VF-AU); Box of 20;

    Successful BST transactions with: SilverEagles92; Ahrensdad; Smitty; GregHansen; Lablade; Mercury10c; copperflopper; whatsup; KISHU1; scrapman1077, crispy, canadanz, smallchange, robkool, Mission16, ranshdow, ibzman350, Fallguy, Collectorcoins, SurfinxHI, jwitten, Walkerguy21D, dsessom.
  • mirabelamirabela Posts: 4,886 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm not completely sure. Some things on my list include the Lafayette dollar, the Pan Pac gold dollar, the 1921 Peace dollar, no-motto $5 and $10 Libs, a no-motto $10 Indian, and Type 1 and 2 $20 Libs. I'll either buy one of these coins this year or I won't, but I'll look at as many as I can. I'd put the odds I actually make a purchase at around 1 in 3.


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