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What IS Box Of 20 ?

Probably not up to date with collecting. I mainly collect by series and type.


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    CatbertCatbert Posts: 6,605 ✭✭✭✭✭
    "Got a flaming heart, can't get my fill"
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    DoubleDimeDoubleDime Posts: 619 ✭✭✭

    Thank you. I think that answers my question.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    To me, it is a way of limiting one's collection to an arbitrary quantity of exceptional coins. Cheers, RickO

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    Project NumismaticsProject Numismatics Posts: 1,338 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have a box of 20. It hasn’t contained my collection at all and gave me an excuse to buy cool coins that don’t necessarily otherwise fit in - tokens, ancients, world, sentimental pieces, etc.

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    ms71ms71 Posts: 1,463 ✭✭✭✭✭

    To me, it was salvation from way too many "why the hell did I ever buy THAT" moments. Once the box gets full, buying a new coin becomes a matter of also deciding what coin has to be let go. I find it to work very well for me, it provides focus I never had before. I've never regretted not buying something, because I ended up keeping something I like better. Disclaimers: Be aware that you may eventually find yourself forced to go to two boxes of twenty. Results may vary.

    Successful BST transactions: EagleEye, Christos, Proofmorgan,
    Coinlearner, Ahrensdad, Nolawyer, RG, coinlieutenant, Yorkshireman, lordmarcovan, Soldi, masscrew, JimTyler, Relaxn, jclovescoins

    Now listen boy, I'm tryin' to teach you sumthin' . . . . that ain't an optical illusion, it only looks like an optical illusion.

    My mind reader refuses to charge me....
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    renomedphysrenomedphys Posts: 3,508 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My current box only has 18 in it 😁

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    kruegerkrueger Posts: 807 ✭✭✭

    My box of 20 contain coins free me from the"tyrannical box " of my specialty.
    Gives more pleasure in the hunt, anything is fair game.

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    WeissWeiss Posts: 9,935 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It makes me sound more sophisticated than I really am.

    We are like children who look at print and see a serpent in the last letter but one, and a sword in the last.
    --Severian the Lame
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    hfjacintohfjacinto Posts: 766 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have 2 boxes of 20, one has 18 and the other has 7.

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    hfjacintohfjacinto Posts: 766 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 15, 2023 8:27PM

    Here is one of my boxes of 20. I feel sophisticated like @Weiss .

    When that box of 20 gets filled, I'll add another box of 20.

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    lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,831 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think there are as many approaches to this as collectors. My box of 20 is basically an extension of my Type set... coins not present in a standard 7070. I've got a mix of 18th Century type and gold by denomination... I even have a California fractional in mine... as I said, there's no standardization...

    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.
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    david3142david3142 Posts: 3,423 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 16, 2023 6:27AM

    I have about 14 boxes of 20. And some Dansco albums. And a bunch of extra coins….

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    MrEurekaMrEureka Posts: 23,947 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It’s part of an investment strategy that’s based on the premise that the best coins have the most potential. But it doesn’t make much sense from the perspective of a pure collector.

    Andy Lustig

    Doggedly collecting coins of the Central American Republic.

    Visit the Society of US Pattern Collectors at USPatterns.com.
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    ianrussellianrussell Posts: 2,459 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 16, 2023 4:40AM

    I am doing the "Box of 20" idea for my Australian collection. It stops me buying coins I don't like. And also stops me from starting a new series that I'd have to complete. But it's already two "Boxes of 20".

    • Ian
    Ian Russell
    Owner/Founder GreatCollections
    GreatCollections Coin Auctions - Certified Coin Auctions Every Week - Rare Coins & Coin Values
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    87redcivic87redcivic Posts: 119 ✭✭✭

    It is a coin highlight reel.

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    messydeskmessydesk Posts: 19,704 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I can unashamedly state that I don't have the discipline or desire to do a Box of 20 collection at this time, as I watch the number of coins in my registry inventory tick ever upward.

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