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Easiest way to let people know you love coins

Carry a coin magazine or book around.
......just don't let them know where you live.
When I'm filming, I like to leave literature around so that someone will say, "Hey! I collect too!" IMMEDIATE FRIENDSHIP
However it rarely happens. Most of the time I get things like "Hey! I have a 1945 penny, whats it worth?"

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  • oih82w8oih82w8 Posts: 11,889 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 25, 2017 9:57AM

    Wear a loupe on a PCGS lanyard.

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  • CatbertCatbert Posts: 6,587 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have a really cool 36"x48" (approximate) high quality photo print taken by Todd of my finely toned arrows and rays half. I love looking at this everyday. Since hanging it prominently on my office wall about two years ago, I have not had one comment of interest or question made about it in the time it's been up.

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  • BodinBodin Posts: 996 ✭✭✭

    @BillDugan1959 said:
    Frankly, I don't walk around with "Rob Me" paraphernalia.

    I'd more likely rob you for your wallet or car than for a magazine you read.
    Thanks for contributing

  • BodinBodin Posts: 996 ✭✭✭

    @Catbert said:
    I have a really cool 36"x48" (approximate) high quality photo print taken by Todd of my finely toned arrows and rays half. I love looking at this everyday. Since hanging it prominently on my office wall about two years ago, I have not had one comment of interest or question made about it in the time it's been up.

    Omg, I'd come over everyday!

  • BillDugan1959BillDugan1959 Posts: 3,821 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It's so touching.

    Some folks gotta learn the hard way.

  • ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 6,317 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I keep a '21 Morgan in lucite on my desk at work. Only had one or two people comment on it.

    Collector, occasional seller

  • Wabbit2313Wabbit2313 Posts: 7,268 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Such paranoia!

    Cool picture Charlie! I see you played Dell Canton. I'll have to watch it later. Did you have many lines?

  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,475 ✭✭✭✭✭

    i try and let it be known that i collect. jmo on some things like that

  • ctf_error_coinsctf_error_coins Posts: 15,433 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 25, 2017 11:27AM

    tell them you love coins

  • MorganMan94MorganMan94 Posts: 1,330 ✭✭✭✭✭

    They make custom shirts, that would be the easiest way to let people know. A black t-shirt with white wording that says "I collect coins" on one side and "I love coins!" on the other side.
    Also, if you want everyone you see to know regardless of what your wearing a tattoo would be another option.

  • crazyhounddogcrazyhounddog Posts: 13,794 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I wear a US mint tee shirt sometimes but have never broadcast that I have a coin collection. That's not necessary and I feel it's kinda asking for it.

    The bitterness of "Poor Quality" is remembered long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.
  • BruceSBruceS Posts: 1,350 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wear a couple shiny Saints DE around your neck with fat gold chains, mister T style. That should start a conversation. Either that or they will think your a mob boss,


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  • USMarine6USMarine6 Posts: 1,936 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Just wear this

  • HydrantHydrant Posts: 7,773 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don't. But if it was something I wanted to do, I think just telling someone would be the easiest way. You think?

  • FredWeinbergFredWeinberg Posts: 5,719 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Back around 1971, when I worked for
    Jonathon's Coins in Inglewood, the
    owner (Jonathon Hefferlin) had a company station
    wagon (green) that we used to pick up and deliver coins -

    It was driven all around Los Angeles; deliveries
    to A-Mark in Hollywood, drive to pick up big
    deals all over southern California, etc.

    I was one of the few employees who really didn't
    feel comfortable driving that station wagon around
    town......why? Because the license plate was:

                 09-S VDB 
    

    Never had a problem, but never was 100% comfortable
    driving gold and coin deals around L.A. in it !

    Retired Collector & Dealer in Major Mint Error Coins & Currency since the 1960's.Co-Author of Whitman's "100 Greatest U.S. Mint Error Coins", and the Error Coin Encyclopedia, Vols., III & IV. Retired Authenticator for Major Mint Errors
    for PCGS. A 49+-Year PNG Member...A full numismatist since 1972, retired in 2022
  • BodinBodin Posts: 996 ✭✭✭

    @FredWeinberg said:
    Back around 1971, when I worked for
    Jonathon's Coins in Inglewood, the
    owner (Jonathon Hefferlin) had a company station
    wagon (green) that we used to pick up and deliver coins -

    It was driven all around Los Angeles; deliveries
    to A-Mark in Hollywood, drive to pick up big
    deals all over southern California, etc.

    I was one of the few employees who really didn't
    feel comfortable driving that station wagon around
    town......why? Because the license plate was:

                 09-S VDB 
    

    Never had a problem, but never was 100% comfortable
    driving gold and coin deals around L.A. in it !

    PHOTOS, OR IT DIDNT HAPPEN! :)

  • KollectorKingKollectorKing Posts: 4,820 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BillDugan1959 said:
    Frankly, I don't walk around with "Rob Me" paraphernalia.

    or hey I'm going home, wanna come...

  • BodinBodin Posts: 996 ✭✭✭

    @Hydrant said:
    I don't. But if it was something I wanted to do, I think just telling someone would be the easiest way. You think?

    This works great except, I was trying to avoid telling everyone I talk to, "hi, I love coins"......that'd......that'd be weird.
    My point being that instead, the literature in my hand or around me says, "hi, I love coins, and if you do too, lets chat!"

  • BodinBodin Posts: 996 ✭✭✭

    @KollectorKing said:

    @BillDugan1959 said:
    Frankly, I don't walk around with "Rob Me" paraphernalia.

    or hey I'm going home, wanna come...

    reread orignial post about not letting them know where you live....

  • KollectorKingKollectorKing Posts: 4,820 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Bodin said:

    @KollectorKing said:

    @BillDugan1959 said:
    Frankly, I don't walk around with "Rob Me" paraphernalia.

    or hey I'm going home, wanna come...

    reread orignial post about not letting them know where you live....

    Noticed I did not quote op post??

  • BustDMsBustDMs Posts: 1,568 ✭✭✭✭✭

    In answer to Mr Half Dimes, and others questions. I wear a PCGS shirt from a Las Vegas show and my Glock hat. No problems so far.........

    Also Mr Hal Dime, you need to think that there are only a very few people (including me!) that would stoop as low as to heist something as meaningless as a half dime collection.

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    A: The year they spend more on their library than their coin collection.



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  • DCWDCW Posts: 6,970 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Dead Cat Waltz Exonumia
    "Coin collecting for outcasts..."

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    When I was working, over the years, a few thousand people knew I collect coins. As VP, I also was in charge of security.... and it was well known I was a firearms instructor and carried daily. Never had a problem either at the factory or home. I have state of the art security...layers... and also my personal skills. I do not worry. Cheers, RickO

  • OldEastsideOldEastside Posts: 4,602 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I look for mustard stains

    Steve

    Promote the Hobby
  • AmazonXAmazonX Posts: 680 ✭✭✭✭

    That's a smart idea. You just know a coin nerd will be able to spot a coinworld across the room. I know I would.

    Also, never knew that Trip Kisker was a coin collector ;)

  • air4mdcair4mdc Posts: 797 ✭✭✭✭

    Tell no one and trust no one. I don't even tell relatives. A neighbor down the street just got burglarized at noon while at work. Turns out it was his nephew feeding his drug habit. It will most likely be someone you know.
    Doesn't anybody watch Columbo???.....

  • JJSingletonJJSingleton Posts: 1,400 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Glad I am not paranoid. :)

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  • tincuptincup Posts: 4,758 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If it makes you happy, then go ahead and spread the word that you like coins.

    Me? No thank you. I've learned through the years its best to keep a low profile in many areas and not to paint a target on your back. Just sayin'. Even though you say not to let them know where you live... well, if you get picked up on someones's radar, they will find out where you live without too much trouble.

    ----- kj
  • UncleJoeUncleJoe Posts: 2,520 ✭✭✭

    @Bodin said:

    @KollectorKing said:

    @BillDugan1959 said:
    Frankly, I don't walk around with "Rob Me" paraphernalia.

    or hey I'm going home, wanna come...

    reread orignial post about not letting them know where you live....

    With a few clicks of a mouse I could find out more about a person than anyone ever needs to know. Be safe!

    Joe.

  • BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,471 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Back in the 1970s I saw an old guy (probably my current age) wearing a tie clip that read, "I collect coins." I've long been leery about broadcasting my interest in coins to everyone, so I thought that was a bit foolish. The same goes for wearing coin themed t-shirts out of coin venues like shows and conventions. At our local club members are constantly reminding each other about wearing out name tags outside the building after the meeting.

    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 ... ?

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