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Keeping Numismatics Alive During The Pandemic

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 Posted 03/29/2020  09:32 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Silver101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This lock down situation is going to be very hard on dealers (which I am not btw). Most of the in-person expos are going to be cancelled at least through until mid-summer.

My plan is to do more buying online - watching the auctions circuit carefully. I'm not spending any more in restaurants or bars or any of that so maybe help out this community with a little more online activity?
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 Posted 03/29/2020  10:02 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add river4449 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's where I'm at too. Lots of time to sort through the garage and sell things on eBay, turn that right back around into coins.
regards, Jasper- "river4449"

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 Posted 03/29/2020  10:11 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm not spending much as my daughter isn't riding horses (that was a significant chunk) and we also haven't gone out to dinner/lunch/ breakfast. Also our trips are currently on hold. So I have cash, but my wife lost her job and my oldest isn't working. And my commercial espresso maker needs service (and as my daughter and I can't live without espresso) so I got a temporary machine as a backup while the commercial one gets serviced. So I've also cut back on buying. I did sell some floor mats for a Mercedes someone threw out (they were new) and with that I picked up 2 coins.

But long term I'm going to save money (as I want to get another 1909 s vdb), so my buying and selling are going to slow down a lot. Nothing on my current list is over $30, so I can pick up the missing items one or 2 every 2 weeks.


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 Posted 03/29/2020  11:03 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@hfj I am waking up more just looking at that!

I would say that I did my part to help the global numismatic economy in March, with auction wins in a 10-day period in Poland, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands and U.S. I do not buy at my LCS (except supplies) or shows.

Now I need at least a 60-day break from spending. I still have my teaching work, but my other part-time gig reduced hours, and I volunteered to be the one to take the cut, since the others depend on that income to a greater extent for their livelihood.

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 Posted 03/29/2020  11:04 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Silver101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry to hear about the job losses - a lot of that going around. My son was laid off two weeks ago....the restaurant biz is decidedly not thriving...
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 Posted 03/29/2020  11:52 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well since I'm virtually a prisoner in my own home lately ,I've been buying some coins on E-bay since I can't go out gallivanting ,( Have very bad auto immune deficiency ) so the wife chained me to my chair and laptop . The only thing to keep my mind occupied is E-bay and CCF . I think I see more coins on the horizon .
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 Posted 03/29/2020  12:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This virus thing is ruining the coin collecting hobby. So my solution is simple. Why take chances on a coin collecting future. Just rap up all your coins, coin supplies and send to me. I'll just do the suffering for you. Of course you will have to pay postage but that is only small compared to how much I'll save you by getting rid of something that may not be worth anything in a few hundred years.
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 Posted 03/29/2020  1:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fplagge to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good one, carl
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 Posted 03/29/2020  1:29 pm  Show Profile   Check Collects82's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Collects82 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I got my coin list excel updated last night. Those dozen or so from Oct-Feb made me feel like I was thriving, but wisdom says to lay off the sauce and save for the time being going forward. Maybe some inexpensive varieties will pop up here and there to scratch the itch, but I might have to pass on the good stuff until stability feels a little more certain.
My hoard of '82s is up to 192! 218 BC x 1, 118 BC x 3, 18 BC x 1, 82 x 1, 182 x 1, 282 x 2, 582 x 2, 682 x 1, 782 x 2, 882 x 1, 982 x 4, 1082 x 1 1182 x 8, 1282 x 2, 1382 x 1, 1482 x 5, 1582 x 12, 1682 x 14, 1782 x 50, 1882 x 49, 1982 x 31
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 Posted 03/29/2020  1:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Lionel90 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Carl, I wouldn't want you to suffer too much. Please send me some of your albums and I'll carry your burden for awhile.
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 Posted 03/30/2020  10:15 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Many will move their business online and most of will likely remain their for good.

This goes for many things, not just numismatics.

We are in a paradigm shift and it may not be a smooth ride. Hang on tight!
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 Posted 04/02/2020  7:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You guys are lucky, Trade Me has been banned for non essential sales until our lockdown ends (In the best scenario, we are on day 9 of 28).

That means no buying until then. We can look and bid but no auction will close before the end of lockdown!
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If it's round, shiny and silvery I will love it.
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 Posted 04/02/2020  8:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Joe2007 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I just got notice that I'm going to be furloughed for what is likely going to be several months. So no more non-essential purchased for me.
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 Posted 04/02/2020  9:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CitationSquirrel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry to hear about that Joe. I hope things work out for you.
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 Posted 04/02/2020  9:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Everybody needs cash. Or card money.
At a time when it is much harder to obtain.

That makes it tough for non essential businesses such as coin dealing and coin auctions. No coin shows.

Thanks to the CCF, we can keep our numismatic interests alive and well, over the coming months.
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 Posted 04/02/2020  11:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry to hear that Joe. Its bloody unfair for people to lose their jobs over a bloody foreign flu wracking the world.

Let's hope you land on your feet soon!
Loving Halfcrowns. British and Commonwealth coins 1750 - 1950 and anything Kiwi.
If it's round, shiny and silvery I will love it.
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