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CatbertCatbert Posts: 6,468 ✭✭✭✭✭

Saw this wisdom from @MidLifeCrisis from a recently bumped thread and felt it deserves a thread. We all share perspectives from our view of our collecting interests and sometimes our lens doesn't appreciate what others enjoy. Yet the commonality is the passion for this tremendous hobby.

@MidLifeCrisis said:
<< What is the big deal about pedigrees, even great pedigrees. I hear there isn't much value added with great pedigrees.

>

There is no "big deal" about pedigrees. They are simply another attribute that a coin may have. Pedigrees are interesting to some...and may be worth a small premium to those collectors. Pedigrees give collectors another way to learn and appreciate the history of a coin - particularly an exceptionally rare one.

Some people like crusty coins. Some like shiny white.
Some people like error coins. Some don't.
Some people appreciate rare die marriages. Some only collect by type.
Some people like red copper. Some prefer red-brown or brown.

Collect what you like...like what you collect. Don't worry about what other people collect, or why.

So, when asked for our opinion regarding a poster's coin, be honest, be respectful, be helpful. If that can't be our standard, then perhaps avoid commenting. And, before I get accused of playing moderator, I'm not putting this out there for that purpose. It seems to be a good reminder, do you agree?

"Got a flaming heart, can't get my fill"

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  • pursuitoflibertypursuitofliberty Posts: 6,490 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Here, here Cat! Well put (and sage wisdom from our friend @MidLifeCrisis)!!


    “We are only their care-takers,” he posed, “if we take good care of them, then centuries from now they may still be here … ”

    Todd - BHNC #242
  • oldabeintxoldabeintx Posts: 1,562 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I've been tempted to criticize a number of recent collecting trends but have mostly refrained - I keep reminding myself that the vast majority of the population thinks we're either nuts or eccentric to collect coins at all.

  • WalkerfanWalkerfan Posts: 8,824 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 2, 2024 1:20PM

    I am HONEST yet FAIR.

    But, I will not go out of my way to deliberately berate someone's coin.

    I try to offer ENCOURAGEMENT, whenever possible, but I don't sugar coat the truth, either.

    “I may not believe in myself but I believe in what I’m doing” ~Jimmy Page~

    My Full Walker Registry Set:

    https://www.ngccoin.com/registry/competitive-sets/16292/

  • Our goal should be to promote this wonderful hobby and encourage more to join and continue to grow it.
    It can be frustrating to tell some time and again a roadkill coin is not a valuable error, but to a newbie that finds a minor rpm, doubled die or die crack it may eventually lead them to a greater understanding of this thing we call numismatics and it may lead to greater things for them down the collecting road with this knowledge.
    Or not and they will think we are nuts for not agreeing a cent with environmental damage is worth thousands of dollars. 😁

  • BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 7,787 ✭✭✭✭✭

    And you could add to the title: collect how and the way you wish to.

    Successful transactions:Tookybandit. "Everyone is equal, some are more equal than others".
  • gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,355 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm working on my slabbed cricket collection. Haven't got very far 😕

    Joking aside I have always collected what I like and others should do exactly the same.

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  • JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,664 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I agree.

  • 2dueces2dueces Posts: 6,230 ✭✭✭✭✭

    No matter what genre you collect you should always collect what you like. I dabble in coins but my main focus is oils by R. Atkinson Fox. Own many but have passed on ones that I didn’t appreciate.

    W.C.Fields
    "I spent 50% of my money on alcohol, women, and gambling. The other half I wasted.
  • coinkatcoinkat Posts: 22,653 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Haven't seen a picture of a coin yet... this one checks some of the boxes

    Experience the World through Numismatics...it's more than you can imagine.

  • rte592rte592 Posts: 1,380 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 3, 2024 5:07AM

    I use the saying often.
    Buy what you like, it's you're money.
    Even to the guy buying paper trading cards.
    I may shake my head not understanding the logic, but hey Again it's you're money to spend.

  • CatbertCatbert Posts: 6,468 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wait a second, @Walkerguy21D . You should NEVER hold back. I like all of your coins you've posted.

    "Got a flaming heart, can't get my fill"
  • TypekatTypekat Posts: 83 ✭✭✭

    @Walkerguy21D

    I love the 1811 dime!

    Just picture some bored citizen (maybe 200 years ago), taking out a penknife and marking this piece of pocket change as his/her own!

    In my mind, a very fine acquisition for a pittance.

  • pursuitoflibertypursuitofliberty Posts: 6,490 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Typekat said:
    @Walkerguy21D

    I love the 1811 dime!

    Just picture some bored citizen (maybe 200 years ago), taking out a penknife and marking this piece of pocket change as his/her own!

    Or using it as a backing to trim the end off a cigar.


    “We are only their care-takers,” he posed, “if we take good care of them, then centuries from now they may still be here … ”

    Todd - BHNC #242
  • Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 11,045 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @pursuitofliberty said:

    @Typekat said:
    @Walkerguy21D

    I love the 1811 dime!

    Just picture some bored citizen (maybe 200 years ago), taking out a penknife and marking this piece of pocket change as his/her own!

    Or using it as a backing to trim the end off a cigar.

    Possibly, but it’s pretty small for that purpose.

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  • Eldorado9Eldorado9 Posts: 2,059 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thank you Cat! Words to live by my friend.

  • johnny010johnny010 Posts: 1,036 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @oldabeintx said:
    I've been tempted to criticize a number of recent collecting trends but have mostly refrained - I keep reminding myself that the vast majority of the population thinks we're either nuts or eccentric to collect coins at all.

    Curious what would the critiques be? In general most people here are open minded it seems.

  • oldabeintxoldabeintx Posts: 1,562 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @johnny010 said:

    @oldabeintx said:
    I've been tempted to criticize a number of recent collecting trends but have mostly refrained - I keep reminding myself that the vast majority of the population thinks we're either nuts or eccentric to collect coins at all.

    Curious what would the critiques be? In general most people here are open minded it seems.

    I shouldn't rise to this, but I'm an old-timer. Lowball has some charm, but premium prices? Registry obsession. Sticker obsession. TPG obsession. Old holders. Love 58 and 58+ coins, but not at elevated prices. And get off my lawn!

  • oldabeintxoldabeintx Posts: 1,562 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Collect what you like, just don't collect stamps.

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