October 25, 2017 11:50 am at 11:50 am #1389648
Any fellow coin or currency collectors here?October 25, 2017 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm #1389659
I was expecting a Dreasha from Rav Avigdor Miller on why its wrong to collect coinsOctober 25, 2017 8:20 pm at 8:20 pm #1389916
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So was I – until I saw that the thread had been put in “Humor & Entertainment.”October 25, 2017 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm #1389937
It’s an expensive habit.October 25, 2017 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm #1389946
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.October 25, 2017 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm #1389948
so whats wrong with being a coin collector? tons of yidden do it as a hobbyOctober 25, 2017 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm #1389943
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 gemOctober 25, 2017 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm #1389995
CTL: What are your collection interests and focus? And what’s the current approximate value of your collection?October 26, 2017 1:40 am at 1:40 am #1390020
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.October 26, 2017 1:42 am at 1:42 am #1390023
My father inherited a coin collection of mostly ancient Jewish and Roman coins from my Grandfather. It’s worth around $120,000.October 26, 2017 7:14 am at 7:14 am #1390056
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 dangerOctober 26, 2017 8:05 am at 8:05 am #1390069
It seems some people have gotten so serious, they have forgotten how to laughOctober 26, 2017 9:24 am at 9:24 am #1390089
CTL: What hobbies other than numismatics do you also participate in?October 26, 2017 11:10 am at 11:10 am #1390269
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.October 26, 2017 2:02 pm at 2:02 pm #1390438
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.October 26, 2017 9:42 pm at 9:42 pm #1390776
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.October 26, 2017 9:54 pm at 9:54 pm #1390784
That sounds really interesting, CTL.
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