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My Two Biggest Likes in the Hobby…

1) Dealers and collectors who share their knowledge, time and resources to educate and help others

2) Coins that make you smile every time you see them


  • MaywoodMaywood Posts: 1,549 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I heartily agree. :)

  • DollarAfterDollarDollarAfterDollar Posts: 3,205 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Knowing more about a coin than anyone else in the room, resulting in a pick-up.

    Beautiful coins, no matter their value.

    If you do what you always did, you get what you always got.
  • WilliamFWilliamF Posts: 832 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @J2035 said:
    1) Dealers and collectors who share their knowledge, time and resources to educate and help others

    2) Coins that make you smile every time you see them

    You nailed it! :)

    1 thing I'd add for me personally, going to a coin show :tongue:, makes me feel like a kid in a candy shop!

    ."It's a dangerous business... going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to" -JRR Tolkien_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Outstanding BST transactions as a seller, buyer and trader with: ----- mustanggt, Kliao, claudewill87, MWallace, paesan, mpbuck82, moursund, basetsb, lordmarcovan, JWP, Coin hunter 4, COINS MAKE CENTS, PerryHall, Aspie_Rocco, Braddick, DBSTrader2, SanctionII, Histman, The_Dinosaur_Man, jesbroken, CentSearcher ------ANA Member #3214817

  • Coin FinderCoin Finder Posts: 6,882 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I like the incredible access we now have to information on coins of all types and ages via auctions and collector forums like this one.

    I am not responsible for the version of me you created inside your head...
  • CatbertCatbert Posts: 6,256 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Finding and buying coins that have great eye appeal.

    The availability of this forum and those posters who make worthwhile contributions. Also seeing great coins here.

    The stimulus and camaraderie found by attending major shows.

    The never ending learning that is a journey of discovery given by this hobby.

    "Got a flaming heart, can't get my fill"
  • No HeadlightsNo Headlights Posts: 1,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The friends made in the hobby.
    Coin shows!!!

  • telephoto1telephoto1 Posts: 4,632 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Seeing the look on a kid's face after giving him/her a free bonus coin.
    Finally properly attributing something that has been a stumper (usually happens with an ancient but can also happen with VAMs on Morgans and Fuld numbers on CWTs)

    RIP Mom- 1932-2012
  • spyglassdesignspyglassdesign Posts: 1,437 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Honestly I can't think of much better than the two you suggested, particularly as someone still relatively new.

  • Joe_360Joe_360 Posts: 1,484 ✭✭✭✭✭

    1) Holding the actual coin in my hand..
    2) Telling people that are not collectors facts about coin, seeing their reaction - letting them know them that I'm a geek. :D

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Two things..... Hmmmm... My coins, and this forum. I used to really like coin shows, but have not been to any since I moved here fourteen years ago. No shows, shops or anything outside of antique shops with overpriced coins. Cheers, RickO

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