#5647440 - 05/02/1208:01 PMOne thing I've learned in six years of collecting.....
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Is if you miss out on a coin, another will come around. I can confidently say that about 95% of the time, when I was outbid on, forgot to bid on, missed out on etc on a coin I really wanted for my collection, eventually another came around.
When I started collecting and missed out on something, I used to get upset and let it bother me. But today, I just brush it off and say to myself, that another will come along. Maybe because Im only 31 and hopefully have many years left of collecting. In some cases the coin I missed out on ended up being offered to me in the future. Sometimes you have to pay up a little, but I dont mind overpaying for a quality coin.
What does everyone here think? What do the veterans think??
Loc: St. Louis, MO
Originally Posted By: AnkurJ
One thing I've learned in six years of collecting..... Is if you miss out on a coin, another will come around.
I can see where it might seem "true" after only six years of collecting. But in TWELVE years, I have YET to find another 1900 DDR Liberty nickel. I was such a dip-stick for missing out on a nice, lightly circulated example back around 1999 or 2000. I have seen zero, zilch, nada, not-a-one in all that time. Not even in super-sub-horrific grade (which I would buy).
Also, again after about 10 years, I still cannot find THE 1806/9 draped-bust half-dollar that I've been looking for. Once more, I very foolishly didn't buy the one that I should have way back when, a drop-dead fully original VF-30 with perfect surfaces.
So in short, I definitely do not agree with your assertion if you say "will come around". Another MIGHT come around, but I feel with extreme confidence that when "the right coin" is there, don't be a fool.... BUY IT.
Proud EX-50% owner of the banned PCGS-certified Norweb/non-Norweb Wood Hibernia
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I agree with most coins coming up for sale on a regular basis,but there is always that one coin or one great deal that if passed up may never come around again.I have passed on several opportunities that looking back I know will probably never come around again!!
I have found that if there is a coin that I am absolutely rabid about, searching every online seller and obscure auction venue unsuccessfully, if I just GIVE UP for a while... it will usually appear. Just my experience.