From the Nov. 23 Numismatic News E-Newsletter:
Do the holidays keep you from spending time on coin collecting?
Here are some answers sent from our e-newsletter readers to Editor Dave Harper.
No, they give me more time to spend time on it!
St. Joseph, Mich.
I consider my coin collecting to be a part of my life. While the holidays may add to the enjoyment, they do not alter my search for that next addition to my collections. For Thanksgiving, I did get together with my younger brother, and lifelong collecting partner, to sort through and get our collections in order. That is what makes my coin collecting the most satisfying.
This time of year is a great time to buy coins. Some dealers are looking to clean up their inventories and provide good pricing to their customers. An educated coin collector can do quite well during the holidays. Online sales and savings are out there as well.
Regardless, I will not spend any less time on collecting coins. In honesty, I probably will go through what I do have. I probably will weed out what I no longer wish to retain. This is a good move to move funds to what I wish to still retain. As in the past, a few dollars have made it to the “flux” pile. This is for future coin buying, whenever this may happen. Good fortune, and luck, to all. May this holiday season be a fruitful one for everyone!
Time, no; money, yes.
Usually take a week plus off at Christmas/New Year’s, so plenty of time; that said, have usually spent my monies on the children/grandchildren, so no monies until January.
Quite honestly, I probably have more time during the holidays to give my coin collecting a little more attention. While the family is busy shopping, I return to my hobby room for a little peace and solitude with my coins, tokens, and stamps. I find it very relaxing, and it seems to alleviate the stress from all the hustle and bustle this time of year can certainly bring.
No, I think it’s more enjoyable for me. The 1920 Pilgrim commemorative got me started this year. I hope to find coins at my local coin shop.
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