I would say 10-15 hrs per week. I usually spend about an hour a day on these boards, more if there's something really interesting. I like to read alot, too, so I am always reading a coin book. When I see something interesting in the book, I'll go online and check it out, or look at my coins. So maybe more time than I thought...
I reserve the right to change my mind with new facts, experience, opinions, or viewpoints.
#2058339 - 12/07/0705:30 PMRe: How much time do you spend on coins per week, as a hobby?
[Re: CAP Freak]
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Loc: Chesapeake Bay Shore
its gotten to be a lot recently..I'm trying to focus my collection, catalog..go back and find the receipts and also re-imaging my registry sets.....that doesn't mean that I have stopped checking the boards...looking at my ebay listings, browsing ebay listings, running to the post office to check my POB for packages..buying money orders, writing checks, reading CW mag...searching through Krause catalogs ( 400 years worth of coins from every country in the world) to see if there are potential additions to my theme-based set...hmmmmm
Loc: Northeast U.S.
I am noticing a theme, guys whose wives don't approve, or don't appreciate it, or don't share the interest. We hear from the guys whose wives just don't get it that they spend more than $1.00 ON a dollar (of any kind, much less silver, much less gold, much less, well, you get the idea).
I mean, don't beat me up for saying it, because:
1. I know there are female collectors; 2. I honestly intend no ill will; 3. I am an enlightened 37 year old, and anything BUT a sexist pig;
BUT, truth be told, is coin collecting really more A GUY THING? Demographically speaking?
#2276005 - 03/20/0808:04 PMRe: How much time do you spend on coins per week, as a hobby?
RI ALRI AL
The Post-man always rings twice. Uhm... ring ring?
Loc: Rhode Island
Since retirement in 2006, I have really picked up the pace. (I mean...how many times can you do the laundry, mop the kitchen floor or organize tools in the garage.) Coins have again become a very important part of my day and this BB is most enjoyable and educational. I must be at the 20 hour per week mark now or more. To me the greatest joy is in the hunt. I love tracking down new foreign issues that I need for my music set and some are proving very elusive. Finding one that I have been hunting for for a while is really a good feeling. An occasional U.S. piece is also added though the foreign stuff is so much more affordable.
For some odd reason, I really enjoy making a new addition to the collection and physically having to move a whole mess of eagle 2x2's over one spot in the pages to allow for the new music coin. My wife calls it "introducing the new coins to the neighbors". To me it's just darn fun!!
Lifelong collector, enthusiastic learner about the hobby thanks to all you great guys out there!