Collect What YOU Like!
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.
<< 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?