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How Many Coins = A Hoard?

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 Posted 05/28/2012  2:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Andrew289 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A hoard is defined by the first time your wife complains about those darn coins taking up all of the space in the house.
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 Posted 03/18/2016  8:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add oriole to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
How many coins in a hoard? That reminds me of the philosophical question:

How many grains of sand does it take to make a pile? 2? 10? 1000?

Webster says: "A supply or accumulation that is hidden or carefully guarded for preservation, future use, etc."

So it may really be the purpose not that amount.
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 Posted 03/18/2016  8:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Cascade to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
So darth, still have only 200 Ikes?


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 Posted 03/19/2016  7:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Joe2007 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
For me, part of it depends on whether the collection is difficult to store. On another forum there was a guy with many trash can sized metal drums full of wheat cents. They took up a whole side of his garage. I'd say that is a large hoard, since it definitely impacts the collector's quality of life.
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 Posted 03/19/2016  11:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The way I see it, a 'hoard' is an archeological 'find' of more than one coin.

In the hands of a collector, I agree with Sap's remarks.
In this case, you have an 'accumulation' (chaotic) or a collection (organised).

Sometimes, I think my collection must be somewhere between the two, because my (accumulation / collection) is so diverse, covering all of numisamtics since the invention of coinage.

They are arranged chronologically and partly subdivided by the culture which issued them.
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 Posted 03/19/2016  11:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GR58 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I count my coins and think, one more coin and I will have a hoard.

But when I get another coin .. I think .. one more coin ..

I always need more coins .. precious coins ..

My precious coins ..
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 Posted 03/20/2016  03:22 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add trout1105 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't have a Hoard or an accumulation .
I have an accumulation of various collections that make up the Trout Hoard
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 Posted 03/20/2016  08:32 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dohcollector to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
for me a hoard is a collection of 10 or many more pieces from the same coin or even diffrent ones
hoards with a s screams many hunderds-thousands.
totally depends on who you ask I think.

but actually a hoard is a large amount of something valuable that is kept hidden


for me this is a small hoard of the same coinse

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 Posted 03/20/2016  10:08 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Rackster to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Similar to our fellow associates preceding this -

When I think of hoard and hoarding, I see it as compulsive. Literally someone who is out of control busily accumulating this or that. The accumulation becomes the 'hoard'. No order or organization, a pile like the small hoard as displayed above. So it begs the question: if order and organization is committed to the hoard, does it now become a collection? With directed effort, I can see a collection growing into a large collection. If things are stored in piles or buckets, or anything that will contain and unorganized accumulation, I think that's a likely scenario to be viewed as a hoard.

A collector 'collects' with purpose and directed effort.

A hoarder 'hoards' without clear purpose or direction (other than to have an accumulation).
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 Posted 03/20/2016  6:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well said, Rackster.
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 Posted 03/21/2016  04:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SpareHuman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Few 1-4
Several 5-9
Pack 10-19
Lots 20-49
Horde 50-99
Throng 100-249
Swarm 250-499
Zounds 500-999
Legion 1000+

Gaming geeks might get this one
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 Posted 03/21/2016  5:37 pm  Show Profile   Check Darth Morgan's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Darth Morgan to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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So darth, still have only 200 Ikes?


Actually, I have exactly 838 now.


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Well said, Rackster.


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 Posted 03/21/2016  5:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
No one seemed to notice that this was a four year old necro-bump.
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 Posted 03/21/2016  6:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Cascade to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Oh really jbuck
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 Posted 03/21/2016  6:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nickelsearcher to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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No one seemed to notice that this was a four year old necro-bump


Good point jbuck ... I missed that as well.

I am replying only to support Rackster excellent description of hoarding versus collecting ... the words used in that reply are exactly what I was thinking but lack the ability to express as eloquently.

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Too many hobbies .... too much work .... not enough time.
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