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Confessions of a bipolar and rather disorganized collector (aka, look what I just found)

lordmarcovanlordmarcovan Posts: 43,215 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited November 23, 2022 10:56AM in U.S. Coin Forum

Time to do a little organizing.

Been a long depressive cycle- two months of slump when I did nothing with my coins.

Unopened mail piled up- even some packages with $150-200 coins that lay semi-forgotten and unopened on my desk. I was on a near complete hiatus from the hobby.

So today I'm going through all of the stuff, and am finding treasures I bought and forgot about...



Then I'm going through all my raw coins that had been in safe deposit, and are still awaiting submission to PCGS or NGC.

One envelope was rather heavy. To my astonishment, a raw MS-ish 1904 double eagle was in there!

Yikes! Where did THAT come from?!?

I had totally forgotten about it!



So the disturbing thing is... this particular coin does not belong to me! :o

A friend consigned it to me maybe three months ago, to piggyback on my PCGS submission which I STILL have not sent out!

Yikes.

Fortunately this friend is totally cool and said he wasn't concerned at all. (I texted him.)

He said “LOL” when I told him about how I’d embarrassingly forgot all about making the submission (his coin included).

Now, you’re one cool cat when you can just shrug and chuckle about it when someone confesses that they forgot all about the $2K+ coin you consigned to them, months earlier!

Whew!

Time to get this raw stuff submitted, eh? Thank heaven for trusting and forgiving friends.


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    seanqseanq Posts: 8,578 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'd ask if I could tag along on your submission but I know it would take me a month to find the small pile of coins I set aside for PCGS.

    Sean Reynolds

    Incomplete planchets wanted, especially Lincoln Cents & type coins.

    "Keep in mind that most of what passes as numismatic information is no more than tested opinion at best, and marketing blather at worst. However, I try to choose my words carefully, since I know that you guys are always watching." - Joe O'Connor
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    lordmarcovanlordmarcovan Posts: 43,215 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @seanq said:
    I'd ask if I could tag along on your submission but I know it would take me a month to find the small pile of coins I set aside for PCGS.

    Sean Reynolds

    Oh, so it’s not just me, huh?

    Only a month? LOL


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    yspsalesyspsales Posts: 2,231 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I got you beat... it has taken me weeks to sort thru the junk in my garage.

    Finding yardsale goodies all over.

    That is only the outside, so you are not alone.

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    AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 24,539 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yeah, I put 'submission' coins on a particular shelf in the safe. Then the grand kids come over and look at all the pretty coins and rearrange them...........oh carp, I find a lot of stuff that is not where it once was!
    bob :)

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    lordmarcovanlordmarcovan Posts: 43,215 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @yspsales said:
    I got you beat... it has taken me weeks to sort thru the junk in my garage.

    Finding yardsale goodies all over.

    That is only the outside, so you are not alone.

    Let me know if you find any forgotten double eagles in your yard sale goodies! ;)


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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @lordmarcovan ... Welcome back from your short hiatus. I often find a coin I have forgotten about when I am looking for something else. I was reading an article that says this happens to people of high intellect. OK, I will accept that.... :D Cheers, RickO

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