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What Is Your "End Goal" With Collecting?

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 Posted 01/19/2021  9:26 pm Show Profile   Check GrapeCollects's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add GrapeCollects to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I thought that this would be a fun question to ask. What is your end goal with collecting? Most of us all are working on a set of some sort, and after that is finished we move on to the next set and so on. But long term, 20, 30, 50 years down the line, what goals do you have set? What do you want to have as a "end goal"?
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 Posted 01/19/2021  9:27 pm  Show Profile   Check GrapeCollects's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GrapeCollects to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'll say mine. I want a complete collection of US coins Capped Bust - Date. All dates and mint marks excluding ultra rarities and gold. Ambitious? Yes. Possible, 100%.
My best finds: 1999-WAM:http://goccf.com/t/332161 1988-RDV-6:http://goccf.com/t/335954#2873459 1986-Off-center: http://goccf.com/t/335952
1999 WAM #2:http://goccf.com/t/338710&whichpage=1
1981 Double Struck In Collar: http://goccf.com/t/350199&whichpage=1
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 Posted 01/19/2021  9:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Eyez to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
well lets see one of my goals being a 3rd gen Irish and German man already started collecting what my father sold German side just so my kids can see what there great grandfather escaped because of my great grandfather hiding him on a boat to Ellis island and from there I just like my weird things. lol
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 Posted 01/19/2021  9:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add owatchman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have a lot of sets I'm working on. If I had to chose one, I'd probably say to get one of every German state.
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 Posted 01/19/2021  9:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Eyez to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
German side came from Fallingbostel was nasty there
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 Posted 01/19/2021  10:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kanga to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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But long term, 20, 30, 50 years down the line ....

It's highly unlikely that I even have 20 years left (I will turn 80 this year).
I have no end goal.
I just want to continue collecting.

My Type Set is two coins short of completion but I won't be able to get either.
Both are mid 5-figure coins.
I use the NGC Registry Set definition of a Type Set (1793-1964).

My current interest is early copper.
That will keep me busy until the end.
My wife knows who to contact to handle the sale of whatever coins I have when they slab me.
Describe it as if there were no picture.
Picture it as if there were no description.
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 Posted 01/19/2021  11:08 pm  Show Profile   Check GrapeCollects's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GrapeCollects to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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It's highly unlikely that I even have 20 years left


Well I wasn't gonna say until you die lol . No matter how I phrase that it comes off rude.
My best finds: 1999-WAM:http://goccf.com/t/332161 1988-RDV-6:http://goccf.com/t/335954#2873459 1986-Off-center: http://goccf.com/t/335952
1999 WAM #2:http://goccf.com/t/338710&whichpage=1
1981 Double Struck In Collar: http://goccf.com/t/350199&whichpage=1
ANA id: 3194067
My Type Set: https://www.NGCcoin.com/registry/co...sets/236574/
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 Posted 01/19/2021  11:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'll probably make it 20 more years, 30 is also possible and if I live as long as my grandmother I can make it to 40 years, but 50 gets hard (I exercise everyday but I still like wine and espresso)

So what is my final goal.

Let's see, I have a few goals. I want to complete my US Currency type set. I still need a few fractional currency.

I want to complete the American Innovation Dollar series.

The 7070 that I started and the IHC

And after that? Probably go back to astrophotography. I don't stay in any hobby after I complete my goals. So as of now my goals probably go out 5 years.
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 Posted 01/19/2021  11:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add pepactonius to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
At age 72, I doubt I have 20 years left --- 10 is more like it. My immediate goals are:

- Add some more dated coins from the 1400s
- Expand US type set to include some of the earlier types

- Ultimately. I need to think about selling the collection, before Alzheimer's makes it impossible.
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 Posted 01/20/2021  12:49 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add PNWType to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
At 21 I've certainly got a lot of time ahead of me to rethink my end goal. However, at the moment it is to finish the sets I've started:

US Classic Commemorative Type
Dansco 7070 (with Gold Page some day)
Custom Dansco 7070 (Draped Silver - date)

and then to:
Create a "1 box collection" (this is an idea I heard once that's a single box of 20ish slabbed coins. When you want a new one, one has to go. That builds up overtime to make a super awesome set of 20ish, I keep it pretty minimal on the excess bulk that I collect so this idea really grabbed me)

and then of course continue to upgrade... meaning there never truly is an 'end'
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 Posted 01/20/2021  02:14 am  Show Profile   Check SilverCents's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add SilverCents to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not really sure because I have quite a bit of time ahead of me.

It might change over time, but at the moment, collecting as many variety Lincoln cents as possible. Not bulk duplicates, but, for instance, finding all the DDO/DDR-001s, 002s, and 003s.
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 Posted 01/20/2021  05:12 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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My wife knows who to contact to handle the sale of whatever coins I have when they slab me.

Don't bother getting slabbed, you will probably get a details grade .
I have no end goal, the hobby is what I do to pass/fill the time because I enjoy it.
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 Posted 01/20/2021  08:18 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
For me this is a tuff subject. I have no goals for future collecting. I have been a collector of well over 70 years now. This virus stuff stopped me completely from buying more coins. I used to go to coin shows a lot. Two to three times a Month and spend a bit to much there. Got to meet a lot of nice people there and so many moved away now so with no shows, people moving away, coin stores closing and absolutely no interest in ebay, entire hobby for me is at stand still. As to an end goal. No idea. No relatives are interested in coins. So all my stuff will probably end up in a bank.
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 Posted 01/20/2021  08:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Lembafc to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If money were never an issue, my end goal would be the rebuild Dr Norman Jacobs Korean coin collection. He built the most completely Japanese and Korean coin collection of modern coinage (1800s~early 1900s) in the world during his time in Japan/Korea in the 40s or 50s. I already own on piece of his collection and want to rebuild it over time.
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 Posted 01/20/2021  10:25 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I have no end goal. I just want to continue collecting.
Sounds good to me.

I am six coins away from completing the core Dansco album set I have worked on the last 20 to 36 years. It will be a huge milestone for me, but not the end.

I am almost done with my PCGS Ike set, which is number two after the Ike Dansco. The core is complete, I am working on the extended part of that set now. When that is done I am sure a third set is appropriate. CAPS? NGC? Time will tell.

Then there are the special US mint products that I have embraced since the 2009 Lincoln C&C set. I am sure those will continue for as long as both they and I are available.
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 Posted 01/20/2021  4:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Realistically, I might collect 10 more years, then start selling off my collection.

I have several themes I enjoy, only two of which really have well-defined "end goals":
1. Complete a modified Kingdom of Poland OFEY 1507-1795 (modified in the sense that I am eliminating a small number of years where no coin can be had for under $1,000). I have all dates in the 1500s, missing 3 dates in the 1600s, and more like a dozen in the 1700s
2. Complete an OFEY back to 1474 and in the gaps of the Poland OFEY 1507-1795 using only Duchy of Brabant/Flanders, Duchy of Lorraine, near-Poland states (Silesia, Pomerania), and saints. As is the case with @pepactonius, I have some tough dates in the 1400s, then 1506 a handful in the 1600s, and another handful in the 1700s.

My medieval (pre-1500) OFER for Poland, Brabant and Lorraine has looser goals, in that I have more than one type for some reigns, but have gaps for other reigns that I hope to eventually fill. And I have a few more specific saints I would like for my saints collection, but this one could easily double from the size it is now with the many obscure saints of the Italian peninsula and central Europe. So these areas will probably never have "end goals."
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