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You Know You're Addicted To Coin Collecting When...............

OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 4,820 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited April 25, 2023 7:24PM in U.S. Coin Forum

............you hear coins in songs.

Money I don't have any, I'm down to my last penny! 😂 🤣




  • 1Mike11Mike1 Posts: 4,414 ✭✭✭✭✭

    When you see numbers and letters on a dumpster and it reminds you that you need to keep searching for a nice 1928 S for your set. :D

    "May the silver waves that bear you heavenward be filled with love’s whisperings"

    "A dog breaks your heart only one time and that is when they pass on". Unknown
  • Clackamas1Clackamas1 Posts: 612 ✭✭✭✭✭

    When you have an intervention - usually your wife. Here is the thing - it's an addiction to assets not debt - so I would argue you can't be addicted to gaining assets.

  • OnastoneOnastone Posts: 3,676 ✭✭✭✭✭

    When the weather pops up on the tv in the background, blah blah blah, winds, some clouds, blah blah, and suddenly he says it's going to hit 70 - it's perfect and that gets your attention!!!

  • You develop an insantionable appetite for information about what your collecting. Fall flat on your face, get up and dust yourself off and keep collecting!

  • The_Dinosaur_ManThe_Dinosaur_Man Posts: 739 ✭✭✭✭✭

    When I see a really nice coin and say to myself "I want to photograph that."

    Custom album maker and numismatic photographer, see my portfolio here: (http://www.donahuenumismatics.com/).

  • 7Jaguars7Jaguars Posts: 7,080 ✭✭✭✭✭

    LOL, and I thought I was the only one that does that - too embarrassed to admit. Heck, I even count pedal strokes on my stationary bike and think I may even hesitate when I hit 1877 or 1909.....

    Love that Milled British (1830-1960)
    Well, just Love coins, period.
  • MeltdownMeltdown Posts: 8,528 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @DNADave said:
    When you drive by an old coin laundry sign and almost wreck cause you thought you found a coin shop.

    Ha, that happens to me all the time. :D

  • Spud2020Spud2020 Posts: 57 ✭✭✭

    When you play the lottery with the dates of key date coins that you need.

  • oldabeintxoldabeintx Posts: 1,463 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BillJones said:
    When my brain keeps seeing new and interesting things just when I thought I was close to finished. Then my brain runs off to research new topics.

    I have known collectors who complete a set and then sell it right away. Robby Brown might have been the most famous. He was the first to complete all of the large cent die varieties from 1793 to 1857. Once he completed it, he put it up for auction. On the days of the auctions, he was out building the collection again.

    That’s not me. I have most of the stuff, and the funny part is I come back to it on a regular basis. I’m always thinking about a possible article, post or exhibit. I guess that might be the ideal way to spend your retirement. It’s never dull.

    You nailed me with the first two paragraphs. However, my habit of selling off completed sets is limited to series, and I savor them for a time. Type I hang onto. Went from US Federal to Colonial, to World that circulated here, to Us territories. Added first and last year of issue, birth years, proof type, mint mark examples. Not totally done but few "holes" left other than early gold ($$!!)- hey, I need to locate my maternal grandmother's birth year. "Addicted" is the right word.

  • Glen2022Glen2022 Posts: 803 ✭✭✭✭

    @Jimnight said:
    When your wife tells you enough is enough and brings you to court for support.

    and worse yet, knowing where it will hurt you the worst, your coin collection in the division of assets.

  • BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,020 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Tom147 said:
    When you see a coin, then you start figuring how much overtime you need to work in order to buy said coin.

    Or how many months you will have to save to buy said coin. I have been there.

    Retired dealer and avid collector of U.S. type coins, 19th century presidential campaign medalets and selected medals. In recent years I have been working on a set of British coins - at least one coin from each king or queen who issued pieces that are collectible. I am also collecting at least one coin for each Roman emperor from Julius Caesar to ... ?
  • PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,198 ✭✭✭✭✭

    When you pawn your wife's weeding ring to buy a must own coin hoping you get paid so you can pick it up before she notices it is gone!!!

    Just kidding I don't have a wife so no ring to pawn hahaha!!!

    Interest: Latin American history with an emphasis on colonial Mexico & Peru

    Sports: NHL & NFL

    Thank you Lord for another beautiful day!!!

  • OKbustchaserOKbustchaser Posts: 5,406 ✭✭✭✭✭

    When two days after you get married you drag your new wife out of the honeymoon suite to attend a coin show.

    Hey, doesn't EVERYBODY honeymoon in Long Beach? ;)

    Just because I'm old doesn't mean I don't love to look at a pretty bust.
  • Steven59Steven59 Posts: 7,573 ✭✭✭✭✭

    When you have one of these somwhere in your home............

    "When they can't find anything wrong with you, they create it!"

  • jkrkjkrk Posts: 912 ✭✭✭✭

    @Steven59 said:
    When you have one of these somwhere in your home............

    I have the same problem. I was told that in today's world it will cost too much to have the coins hauled away.

  • lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,475 ✭✭✭✭✭

    ...when you're putting off what you really need to be doing... I hear a paper beckoning...

    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.
  • TrampTramp Posts: 613 ✭✭✭✭✭

    When you check your business travel schedule to see if the destination aligns with any scheduled coin shows, especially the major ones.

    USAF (Ret.) 1985 - 2005. E-4B Aircraft Maintenance Crew Chief and Contracting Officer.
    My current Registry sets:
    ✓ Everyman Mint State Carson City Morgan Dollars (1878 – 1893)
    ✓ Everyman Mint State Lincoln Cents (1909 – 1958)
    ✓ Morgan Dollar GSA Hoard (1879 – 1891)

  • OwnerofawheatiehordeOwnerofawheatiehorde Posts: 1,183 ✭✭✭✭✭

    When bored, you think about all the dates you have/need.

    Puts me to sleep every time. :D

    Type collector, mainly into Seated. Young Numismatist.

  • JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,592 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @gtstang said:
    When you see VDB on someone's license plate and think hmmm how cool is that...

    And hope that the paint on the letter B doesn't peel off :#

  • Clackamas1Clackamas1 Posts: 612 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Steven59 said:
    When you have one of these somwhere in your home............

    You don't have kids in college that need laundry money.

  • DropdaflagDropdaflag Posts: 689 ✭✭✭✭

    Over the last 25 years, I stopped twice and sold everything. I even got to 5 years on the wagon, only to fall off for the third go around. Its like they say. You pick up where you lefty off.

  • DoubleEagle59DoubleEagle59 Posts: 8,035 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You have this recurring dream of buying something and when you get change, the vendor hands you all this old Uncirculated coinage from the 1900's and when you wake up, you're totally ticked off!!

    "Gold is money, and nothing else" (JP Morgan, 1912)

    "Gold is the canary in the financial coal mine." (Alan Greenspan)

    "I only golf on days that end in 'Y'" (DE59)
  • Glen2022Glen2022 Posts: 803 ✭✭✭✭
    edited April 27, 2023 6:07AM

    @Steven59 said:
    When you have one of these somwhere in your home............

    Now I know who is responsible for the change shortage. Although it seems to have lessened recently as I see no signs in the markets/stores asking for exact change only or credit cards.

    I had a coffee can similarly filled with pocket change, took it to the coin star, and received over $120 for pennies, nickels, quarters, and dimes. with your accumulation, you might be able to convert it to a nice coin.

  • ARCOARCO Posts: 4,291 ✭✭✭✭✭

    When you feel like God has abandoned you after missing out on that key date with perfect eye appeal that was priced right.

  • emeraldATVemeraldATV Posts: 3,667 ✭✭✭✭✭

    When Occam's razor is your last resort.

  • VTchaserVTchaser Posts: 261 ✭✭✭

    I get these bouts of rage when I see what price coins are sold on TV. I make a point to skip the channels when I'm surfing.

    Successful transactions with: robkool, Walkerguy21D, JimW, Bruce7789, massscrew, Jinx86, jonasdenenbergllc, Yorkshireman, bobsr, tommyrusty7, markelman1125, Kliao, DBSTrader2, SurfinxHI, ChrisH821, CoinHoarder, Bolo, MICHAELDIXON, bigtime36

  • oldabeintxoldabeintx Posts: 1,463 ✭✭✭✭✭

    When I see the initials "ED" and think "Environmental Damage".

  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 26,998 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 29, 2023 11:21AM

    @Jimnight said:
    When your wife tells you enough is enough and brings you to court for support.

    Don't be that dr about out 30 years ago that put his wife thru a wood chipper 😱

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