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Offline Gusev

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Wise thoughts about numismatics/coin collecting
« on: June 18, 2015, 08:59:59 PM »
Many numismatists believe that our passion has its own laws, rules and superstitions.
I propose to write here "gold" thoughts about numismatics.

If you bargain for a coin and already almost bought her, never try on mentally, where she will be in collection.
Will jinx necessarily.
:)
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Re: Wise thoughts about numismatics/coin collecting
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2015, 09:02:39 PM »
The law couples.
For many years, you can not buy some coin. Eventually I bought it.
And in a very short time there is an opportunity buy this coin without problems and cheaply.
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Re: Wise thoughts about numismatics/coin collecting
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2015, 12:20:38 AM »
These thoughts are really about coin collecting, rather than the science of numismatics, so I have moved the topic here. The numismatics board is about money and the creators of money (i.e. coins you can spend), while the Coin Collecting board is about the fans of coins and their activities, needs, thoughts and habits.

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Re: Wise thoughts about numismatics/coin collecting
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2015, 01:55:22 AM »
Every coin comes twice.

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Re: Wise thoughts about numismatics/coin collecting
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2015, 06:50:54 AM »
HUMOUR

First Child: What is your father?
Second Child: He is a numismatist.
First Child: But what does he actually do?
Second Child : He collects coins.
First Child: In our place, we call them beggars.


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Re: Wise thoughts about numismatics/coin collecting
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2015, 07:05:00 AM »
 >:D >:D >:D

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Re: Wise thoughts about numismatics/coin collecting
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2015, 06:49:18 PM »
Pabitra and Afrasi +++++.

When the price of the collection exceeds a certain level (this level is different for each collector), the collection begins to "put pressure."
You can not belong to himself.
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Re: Wise thoughts about numismatics/coin collecting
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2015, 07:39:36 PM »
When buying coins which are scarce(those which you probably encounter once in a couple of years on ebay or your dealers or friends) and you intend to buy it, pay the future price, never the yesterdays price.. you will regret haggling and not buying it !
mahe

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Re: Wise thoughts about numismatics/coin collecting
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2015, 07:51:16 PM »
Bravo, bububoy.
Yes, this is our "rake".
Every at least once trod on the "rake".
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Re: Wise thoughts about numismatics/coin collecting
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2015, 04:08:53 PM »
For every statement on coins, there is at least one exception. Therefore, "coin" cannot be defined.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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Re: Wise thoughts about numismatics/coin collecting
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2015, 05:44:08 PM »
For every statement on coins, there is at least one exception. Therefore, "coin" cannot be defined.
 Peter

It should be included in the new edition of Murphy's Law!
"Peter Principle about the futility of expertise"
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Re: Wise thoughts about numismatics/coin collecting
« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2015, 12:03:05 PM »
 :D :D :D

Don't think expertise is futile. It takes expertise to understand the statement. However, classification if futile. Judging people by what they collect is futile. Even defining the borders of what is a coin is futile. A poetic wise guy, Willem Kloos, once defined art as the most individual expression of the most individual emotion. So is coin collecting.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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Re: Wise thoughts about numismatics/coin collecting
« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2015, 06:41:14 PM »
...Willem Kloos once defined art as the most individual expression of the most individual emotion. So is coin collecting.
Against this, it is difficult to argue.
Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins said: "The truth is that there is no truth".

Every normal collector will explain why he does it:
1. He gets aesthetic pleasure.
2. History. A coin is part of history which can be felt in the hand.
3. Exclusive information. The process of study of rare coin gives new information.
4. Investment.
5. "Ponty" (braggadocio)  :) (this can not be translated literally). I have something that others have not. All this is saw and said: "Wah".
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Et cetera.
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Re: Wise thoughts about numismatics/coin collecting
« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2015, 11:58:06 PM »
I am loving reading this thread, i think it should be rechristened as "Philosophić Naturalis Principia Numismatica" :P
mahe

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Re: Wise thoughts about numismatics/coin collecting
« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2015, 12:22:32 AM »
An observation that fits in the "Peter principle on the futility of categorisation":

The expression pecunia non olet was coined before coin packaging with plastic softener was invented, creating stinking coins as an exception to the rule. :)

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.