So you might've noticed I've been posting like crazy, and that's because I was organizing my coins throughout the day.
It took quite awhile, around 6 hours or so!
So, I'm just going to do a little walk through of what exactly I did.
I had 4 binders to use, so I decided to break up my collection. First binder was varieties that have been confirmed, which is my main collection. The second are errors, and the third is full of coins which I haven't had time to look through, but I know for a fact are a variety, or ones that are unlisted/need to be confirmed by Wexler or another attributor.
None of my coins are organized by year, but by decade. Organizing the variety coins by year isn't efficient as I'm planning in the future to get far more coins. I don't have enough variety coins to be able to organize them by year without wasting my time. So I stuck to decade. Each page is dedicated to a decade, and a variety, either RPMs or Doubled Dies. If I ran out of space on one of the pages, like on the 1950s RPMs, I'd simply just add another page and continue from there.
Here's a photo of the variety binder:
As you can see, they are out of order when it comes to year, but they are all from the 1960s. I had to make several pages when it came to the 1960 RPMs, and barely any of them were duplicates.
In total, not including duplicates, that binder holds 213 variety coins, around half RPMs, and half DDO/DDRs.
It goes from 2019-1909 (luckily I have a 1909 VDB DDO-002).
Moving onto the next binder, which is full of errors. Each type of error or die event had their own section. Laminations were the first section, then came die chips that are actually significant, then retained cuds, then Interior/Retained Die Breaks, then Strike Throughs, next Off Centers, then Clipped Planchets, then WAMs, and finally, an Oddball category which has things like Trial Dies and Broadstrikes.
This is the first page:
In total, 156 coins.
The next and final binder is the smallest, and has the unconfirmed DDOs/DDRs, and RPMs. These are ones I both need to look through and identify, and send off to Wexler's.
In total, there are about 127 coins.
Well, there you have it!
Thanks for reading!
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