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What Classifies As A Coin Hoard?

 
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 Posted 12/11/2010  03:58 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add ackeiyword to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have 2883 Jefferson nickels put away. Would this be called a coin hoard or just alot of coins? What would be called a hoard?

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 Posted 12/11/2010  07:33 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would define a hoard as "a pile of coins gathered together for no apparent purpose other than having a pile of coins". The difference between a "hoard" and a "collection" is more about the attitude of you, the hoarder/collector, than it is about numbers of coins. If each and every coin is meaningful to you in some way and you could pick it out from the other 2882 coins in a lineup, then that's not a hoard, it's a collection.

If you tossed them all into a big bucket and have no idea exactly what's in the bucket, except for a vague impression that they're all Jefferson nickels, then that's not a collection, it's a hoard.
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 Posted 12/11/2010  1:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add carmykle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Kinda hard to ride "hoard" over 2883 buffaloes partner! 2882 is do-able though.
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 Posted 12/11/2010  3:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add macmercury to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You would need to filled all of the corners of your house with little path to move around to be a hoarder, and it means even coins on the table you serve food on. ;>

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 Posted 12/11/2010  3:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TNG to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I probably have about the same number of Jefferson's myself. I would say it is very close. I feel your pain.
A hoard is more than you can move in one trip to another place.
As for the 8 foot table we have in the dining room .... this is a normal occurrence.


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 Posted 12/11/2010  4:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Tim Stroud to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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What would be called a hoard?



My collection.

I have coins every where. In desk drawers, laying on my monitor stand, in jars of olive oil, in the drawers of my night stand, filing cabinets, on top of my desk, and bank deposit boxes.

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Tim Stroud we must be related you just described my collection to a T
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 Posted 12/11/2010  5:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Maineman750 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm with Tim...I even lost my 09-s vdb for a few weeks...really not funny
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 Posted 12/11/2010  5:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add zeewool to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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If each and every coin is meaningful to you in some way and you could pick it out from the other 2882 coins in a lineup, then that's not a hoard, it's a collection.

If you tossed them all into a big bucket and have no idea exactly what's in the bucket, except for a vague impression that they're all Jefferson nickels, then that's not a collection, it's a hoard.


Most excellent definitions by Sap.....I will remember them both.
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 Posted 12/11/2010  6:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add palaniappan to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
i collect a lot of coins, but I have very little time to catalog and grade them,i am waiting for my holidays, hence I am a sort of coin collector with huge number of coins to care for.

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 Posted 12/11/2010  7:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add eaglefoot to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
In my opinion, the word "hoard" when relating to, or the description of, a coin collection, isn't a derogatory adjective at all. Quite the contrary in fact. It's a light-hearted loving and endearing term. And one that I'd use with a smile !
My "hoard" is spread everywhere as well. Tables, office, desks, safety deposit boxes, containers, albums, folders, closets, secret places, coin tubes, 2x2's, etc. etc. etc.
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 Posted 12/12/2010  12:05 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DBM to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My eBay handle is two_bit_hoard. I'm relieved to hear that by Sap's definition I'm not a hoarder at all.
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