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Is Your Coin Collecting An Obsessive-compulsive Thing?

 
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 Posted 03/09/2010  10:32 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add yechi7 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Poll Question
Is Your Coin Collecting an Obsessive-Compulsive Thing?

Do you "feel the need" to fill all the holes in your album?

Are you "bothered" by empty holes?

Do you "feel the need" to upgrade coins in your albums?

Do you "feel the need" to start an album of another denomination?


Poll Choices
  Yes. I feel satisfied if the album holes are complete & feel the need to fill all the holes.
  No. I collect only for fun & am not bothered by "empty holes."
  Other: See my comments below.

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 Posted 03/09/2010  10:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add thai-vic to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I wouldn't rate myself as obsessive-compulsive. If I come across a coin type (including different years or mints) that I don't have then fine but I don't go out of my way to fill in any holes/gaps.
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 Posted 03/09/2010  11:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jakeW to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
it was more just fun at first but the more I collect the more I want to collect
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 Posted 03/09/2010  11:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coinguybrian to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Its partly filling holes, but partly just grabbing anything that is a good deal.
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 Posted 03/09/2010  11:04 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I collect just for the fun of it.
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 Posted 03/09/2010  11:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add twohawks to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1 of my ten voices tell me that I need to fill the holes.... 2 tell me that it bothers them if there is an empty hole!! 3 tell me to up-grade a set....

But (4) alway's tell me that everyone here is GREAT


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 Posted 03/09/2010  11:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SsuperDdave to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
No, just obsessive.
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 Posted 03/09/2010  11:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add HippieOutcast to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't fill holes, I buy things I like.
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 Posted 03/10/2010  12:32 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add yechi7 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
SuperDave, you're making me laugh out loud & I'm trying not to wake the wife.
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 Posted 03/10/2010  12:38 am  Show Profile   Check BH1964's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BH1964 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Other - I'm not filling albums but definitely could be the cover boy for OCD Monthly.
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 Posted 03/10/2010  04:15 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DL20K to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't have albums with holes

In all seriousness, I have decided to collecting everything since restricting myself to one area would leave me thinking "oh this is a nice coin, it's cheap too, but I don't collect these" too many times.
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 Posted 03/10/2010  08:05 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimR to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I chose other.

I am currently working on completing a Lincoln, Merc and 7070 album. However the rate at which they get completed doesn't stress me out.

If I see a coin I like and the price is agreeable to me I will buy it and not even think twice that it wont fill a hole in one of my albums.
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 Posted 03/10/2010  08:44 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SeatedNut to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
I don't have albums with holes


That's me too! I do have some old Whitmans lying around that I started 50 years ago, but they don't see the light of day.

I do have some personal collecting goals and it's a mix of finding the right coins and upgrading if I see a better example.

Now if you asked the wife (who has no numismatic interests) she'd confirm OC!
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 Posted 03/10/2010  09:32 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add afcop13 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not obsessed with the holes - as I roll search and am trying to fill those via circulation for Lincolns, Buffs, and Jeffersons.

I do collect Standing and Seated Liberty quarters - and have "holes" that will just take a long time to fill, as budget restraints are what they are. I'm not selling platelets to get a coin. LOL.

The hobby is alot of fun for me, and aside from the numismatic part, I'm stacking silver.
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 Posted 03/10/2010  09:57 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add pls to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The older I get, the more obsessive compulsive I become with hole-filling, although I'll never try to fill the '16-D nor the '09-S VDB, but I do have three sets of coins completed. I definitely do NOT collect as a form of investment; I collect because of the history behind each coin that I handle; because of the beauty of the coin artwork; because of the geography connected with each coin country. Most of all, I'm having fun with coin collecting as well as participating on this site. Life is good!
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 Posted 03/10/2010  11:27 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add eaglefoot to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
" I " don't think I'm O.C.D.......my fiancee may beg to disagree though ! ...

But, Pls said it best for me too.....it's just "FUN" !!
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