It has been nice to see that people have been making progress with their collections this year, unfortunately work commitments have meant that I have made very little progress on my goals for 2019 - apparently my employer is starting to become aware of something called 'work-life-balance' so hopefully things will improve a bit.
I seem to have missed a number of key coins as a result, one of which went for multiples of an already top end estimate so this would have been impossible anyway - app
A few months ago I talked to another collector who recalled a conversation where-in he and someone else agreed that, if they had tried to build their collections today, buying graded coins and not ones they “discovered” themselves, they never could have afforded to build their collections because prices have gone up so much.
I can’t help but think of that statement periodically and ask myself, “So do we really want the value / price of these things to go up?” Or, stated more usefully, “Do
It is a little disappointing, I must admit, that a few months before the registry awards NGC has decided to remove 100,000 points from my registry sets. In some cases, this has reduced my rank from #1 to #2 or #3. In many cases, these sets have required a decade to complete and are the result of $100s of thousands of dollars of diligent investment. To see the extreme punitive measures taken on these sets in such a short period of time is something I struggle to understand. NGC prides itself
I am getting really excited as October nears and the PAN Fall Coin Show beckons. We had a planning meeting last night and I presented some things I am planning on doing ifor the KidZone, to include our usual auction with our newly minted auction dollars. Last May, we could not find our auction dollars so had to use carnival tickets instead. We also could not find our Wheat Cents and had to scramble to find sources on the bourse. . So we now have a whole new batch of auction dollars that I h