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Whales or wussies?

Che_GrapesChe_Grapes Posts: 1,761 ✭✭✭✭✭

When it comes to coins, when I was growing up we used to call the rare dates and expensive coins “whales” and the more common, less expensive “filler dates” the “wussies” (don’t hate the messenger - I grew up in a rough neighborhood!) - anyway - some collectors like to collect only whales, leaving out the common coins and only focusing on the key dates, and then there are others that like to go for the common coins, leaving out the whales and key dates - but having a larger collection of less valuable coins. What kind of collector are you? Do you go for whales or wussies? I recently met a guy who only collected key dates in his collection of just about every series and he told me he was a “whale man” - before that, I had never heard of this —!


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