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At What Point Do You Consider A Collection Done?

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 Posted 09/22/2019  4:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If my wife sells my collection for what I told her I paid for it, some one will be very happy. If she finds out how much I actually paid for it she might kill me, so either way I'm dead ;) and not my worries ;)
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 Posted 09/22/2019  4:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks to Coin Frog, I completed another folder :) Well at least another collection is done :)


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 Posted 09/22/2019  8:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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If my wife sells my collection for what I told her I paid for it, some one will be very happy. If she finds out how much I actually paid for it she might kill me, so either way I'm dead ;) and not my worries ;)


Would love to see that on someone's headstone! SO funny.
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 Posted 09/23/2019  3:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It is done when every hole in the album has a coin in it.
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 Posted 09/23/2019  11:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Check out the last few posts in this thread for a different take on this question... http://goccf.com/t/348965

The collections is REALLY done when you've written the book!
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 Posted 09/24/2019  11:51 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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The collections is REALLY done when you've written the book!
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 Posted 09/24/2019  7:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add malgal to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

It's finished when I say it is finished.
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 Posted 09/24/2019  8:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fortcollins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There are some collections that never can be "complete" (well, unless your last name is Gates or Buffett). Consider, for example, $20 St. Gaudens (the 1933), Liberty nickels (1913), and Trade dollars (1884 and 1885), etc.

I agree with the upthread comments. It's your collection. You get to decide when you are done. It isn't another person's collection. It's your collection. Regardless of when the collection is complete, it is finished when you decide it is finished.

Collecting is not a compulsory deed. It should be fun, done because you enjoy it and because you desire to collect the coins. Feeling a compulsion to add coins beyond that point means that you are acquiring the coins for someone else. Why do it? You still have the coins. If you change your mind some day, you can always come back to it and finish the hole-filling.

Beyond that, you may move on to a new collection that interests you more. Don't be shackled to a set. Enjoy the journey.

JMHO.
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 Posted 10/08/2019  10:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well I followed the advice on here and completed the IHC set. Got the last one :)


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 Posted 10/09/2019  06:37 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well done @hfjacinto! Care to give us close-ups of your '77 so that we can drool a little?
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 Posted 10/09/2019  11:22 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Well I followed the advice on here and completed the IHC set. Got the last one :)
Excellent!
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 Posted 10/09/2019  12:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hcmusicguy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
When the holes in the particular album or folder are filled.

For my Ike set, for example, I have the Dansco album that is just BU strikes (P, D, S). I consider it complete even though I have no proofs (except for an example each of clad proof and silver proof in the extra holes). If I had opted to go with the album that includes proof issues, then I would consider it currently incomplete.

Which is why I appreciate that Dansco offers both options.

I am seriously considering doing a new Kennedy half set...I previously had one that was complete 1964-2017 P&D mints but dumped them back into circulation last year except for the silver ones, most of which have now too been parted out. I have the 1964-1970 silver circulation strikes assembled (some will need upgrading when possible, especially the 1964D) as well as a few recent NIFCs to start with. I am looking at including the clad proofs at this time but not the silver ones; while I think the silver proofs are beautiful coins, it's beyond my collecting budget presently. I will be, like last time, probably doing this in 2x2s in a binder. Now even after all years are filled, this would still be considered "incomplete" to most by-the-book (or, more appropriately, by-the-album) collectors. But it will work for me.
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 Posted 10/09/2019  2:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Spence, here you go, its only a good, but the price was super good. And it matches my album :)

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 Posted 12/14/2019  06:24 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Hunter611 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here's a thought, instead of building up a set from the common dates, how about starting a set off with the key dates and then building backwards, that way the biggest hurdle is jumped first. And if you start out with the key date, you do have something that someone else will want vs a lot of something else that most already have. Just a different way of plotting out the journey, of course you then have to decide is it about the journey or the destination.
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