Do you guys ever hold off on buying a coin because it's not your core collecting interest?
This is something that I've recently been juggling with. I don't feel like I'd end up buying bad coins for the series (I think I've been in the hobby for long enough to know what to look for), but I always seem to hold off on buying something that isn't relating to my core interests or a cherrypick. Now that I think of it, I've only really broken this rule twice, and one could probably be considered relating to my core interests.
For example, I've been considering going for a nice War Nickel in 67, hopefully an original coin with nice luster and solid for the grade. I've seen one or two that I think would meet my criteria, but I haven't jumped on one because I seem to want to hold off and avoid having just one piece of a type in my collection (just a loner piece if you will). A type set is out of the picture here as I wouldn't have the funds to make such an endeavor happen.
I would also say another issue is cost. I recently went for a Standing Liberty quarter in 64 that is much more than I would usually spend on a coin because it was a cherrypick. The coin is fantastic, but I won't hold on to it once I get the reholder done because it's a lot of money to be holed up in one coin, even before the value of the cherrypick is added. I would have never even considered a Standing Liberty in 64 because of the cost and the lack of relation to core interests, even if it was a really nice coin.
Anyways, enough rambling. Any of you guys had this issue?
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