From the Feb. 8 Numismatic News E-Newsletter:
Are you interested in adding coin-related items to your collection?
Here are some answers sent in from our e-newsletter readers.
What I’ve added to my collection in relationship to coins is all forms of literature. I counted 47 books and seven tubs of numismatic-related magazines. I also print out the NGC Weekly Report when it is sent to my email. I also have printed out every NGC and PCGS Certification and verification report on all my coins, as well as any other info the TPGs may offer.
I have a handwritten report on every coin, coin set, and currency note. I even have written a reason or reasons report for every item in my collection, with the express hope that whomever eventually inherits my collection will more fully understand why I amassed it and what the various values are for the items that make it up.
Knowledge determines destiny for human beings and the collections they covet, and then pass on.
Perhaps I would add to my collection. This depends on a few factors: interest, affordability, and NOT duplicating what I do have already! This being said, mine is obviously affordability, being on a limited retirement income. I still can afford to get several items every year or two. Next week, a local show does present this possibility to me easily. Good hunting to all that attend.
This is what QDB calls a “go-with,” something that enhances or explains the particular object in the collection. I love to grab a brochure or flyer from wherever I visit an elongating machine, say at Niagara Falls, for the album of that particular journey. Or I buy a medal after riding the Mount Washington Cog Railway, and literature hanging around goes into the bag with it. Going to a local festival and get some wooden money? Try to find a press release that explains what is going on. All these items help to place your particular treasures into context and make the collection that much more satisfying.
This article was originally printed in Numismatic News. >> Subscribe today.
If you like what you've read here, we invite you to visit our online bookstore to learn more about Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800.
Learn more >>>