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MarkMark Posts: 3,522 ✭✭✭✭✭

I was looking over the threads on the first page and saw one about a near $1 million confederate half dollar and another about a collector sorting through recent pennies looking for mint errors. Presumably both the person who purchased the confederate half dollar and the person looking at pennies have a blast. And our hobby encompasses both. Talk about a wide spread! So, while some personalities on this chat board may rub some of us the wrong way, nonetheless I believe we all have a LOT more in common that the vast majority of our friends/relatives/spouses etc who have no interest in numismatics.



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    CascadeChrisCascadeChris Posts: 2,518 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The more you VAM..
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    KyleKyle Posts: 1,821 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think no matter your budget; the thrill of the hunt is enticing.

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    BryceMBryceM Posts: 11,735 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yup. I’m glad there are so many who enjoy it, even if they do it differently than I do.

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    WalkerfanWalkerfan Posts: 8,975 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2, 2017 8:54PM

    Soooo many different ways and styles of collecting. Whether you're a guppy or a whale it is a heck of a lot of fun. It is educational, social and most of your money can be recouped, even if you don't profit from it. I believe that you can profit, in the long term, if educated buying decisions are made. Lots of great history there, too.

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

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    Timbuk3Timbuk3 Posts: 11,658 ✭✭✭✭✭

    +1 !!! :)

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yep... a great hobby with so many different facets and styles of collecting.... Also, some are in it for profit, others for history and still others for a pure interest in metallic orbs used in commerce. Cheers, RickO

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    johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,515 ✭✭✭✭✭

    its all a beautiful thing <3

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    1630Boston1630Boston Posts: 13,772 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great old video, thanks :smile:

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    EXOJUNKIEEXOJUNKIE Posts: 1,609 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Numismatics knows no age, gender, race, economic status, or political persuasion. It can be enjoyed by all. :)

    I'm addicted to exonumia ... it is numismatic crack!

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    TwoSides2aCoinTwoSides2aCoin Posts: 43,849 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 4, 2017 6:35AM

    Discovery. That's the coolest.

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    BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 8,046 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It makes us hark back to our youth, to a simpler time. For those of us who started out collecting as a child.

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    CoinstartledCoinstartled Posts: 10,135 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Every time you get a handful of change at the store, you have a fresh pocketful of collectibles. No other hobby can claim that.

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    HydrantHydrant Posts: 7,773 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 4, 2017 3:44PM

    Good question.

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    The moment when I think I may have found the "one" coin and the excitement causes me to suck in air, and my heart beat a little faster :)

    On the flip side, I find the research never ending and I'm never bored, so I continue to look forward to jumping in and putting in the hours.

    Eccentrically dedicated

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    privatecoinprivatecoin Posts: 3,190 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Just hard for me to understand how there aren't more true collectors around. I started collecting at age 7 when I found a buffalo nickel under a fridge.

    Paper money eventually returns to its intrinsic value. Zero. Voltaire. Ebay coinbowlllc

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    KollectorKingKollectorKing Posts: 4,820 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I never get tire of looking at Bill Jones' collection. If they were in a museum, I'd gladly pay to see his coins.

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