Any fellow coin or currency collectors here?
I was expecting a Dreasha from Rav Avigdor Miller on why its wrong to collect coins
So was I – until I saw that the thread had been put in “Humor & Entertainment.”
It’s an expensive habit.
Me, since 1960
Has given me countless hours of pleasure and education, and much profit over the decades.
I bought my first house with the profitable sale of coins from my collection back in the mid 1970s.
so whats wrong with being a coin collector? tons of yidden do it as a hobby
Q : Should a Jew Collect coins?
A: If you want to collect coins, go collect Coins, but this is the way of the Goyim, They collect gold and silver and other gashmius that one cannot take with them to the true world. If a jew wants to collect something, Let him collect torah gems. A torah Gem is worth alot more than a rock gem
CTL: What are your collection interests and focus? And what’s the current approximate value of your collection?
ZD, was your second post a quote from the person you mentioned in your first post?
Either way, coin collecting is just a fun thing to do. Yeah, it’s gashmiusdig. So what? It’s a little bit like collecting post cards.
My father inherited a coin collection of mostly ancient Jewish and Roman coins from my Grandfather. It’s worth around $120,000.
Collecting coins is not just gashmius and the way of the goyim. It is a great way to teach a child world history and geography.
It is also a possible investment
Unlike paintings and other valuables that people may collect, coins are small and easily transportable. Many people have used them to bribe their way across borders and effect ransoms in times of danger
It seems some people have gotten so serious, they have forgotten how to laugh
CTL: What hobbies other than numismatics do you also participate in?
Weird. I just got a call last night asking if my wife were interested in Madison silver dollars, because for some reason she’s on their list as being a coin collector.
My father has a not-insignificant collection. He has a few things of Yiddish interest, like coins from the time of the Beis HaMikdash, and a few gold coins he considers to be in case of emergency investments.
I collected coins as a kid into my early 20s. My dad z”l also collected coins, and some of my most cherished memories are of the two of us attending coin shows together. Our collection was modest, but the time we spent together was wonderful.
My collection has two distinct focal points.
#1 US and colonial 18th and 19th Century coins in silver or gold specializing in rate dates and short lived mints such as Dahlonega and Charlotte.
#2 Gold coinage of the minor European principalities, duchies, kingdoms before the amalgamation into modern countries such as Italy, Germany, Yugoslavia.
I also have a small representation of ancient Roman and Judean coins.
The value of my collection is not something I’d disclose to anyone except my insurance carrier.
That sounds really interesting, CTL.