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03 Jun 2021

Collection Maintenance

Coins-United States | slybluenote

Good morning folks!

I noticed that the month of May was skipped as far as blogging was concerned on my part. I'm not sure if anyone else has noticed, but as I get older, I become more "complacent"! You know what I'm talking about. If you don't weed the garden, the grass and weeds take it over. I received my 2021 Silver and the 2021 Proof set along with my yearly Kennedy Half dollar rolls a couple of weeks ago. Yesterday I got around to posting them on my collection page. These items weren't the only ones that I've received during the last month, which is why I decided to write about it today. Currently I go through a several step process for each item I acquire, and I've been thinking about ways to maybe cut down on the logistical/accountability steps that I take for each item in my collection. I know that Bama uses software and I've been considering that. When I receive an item, I usually take the invoice and put it on a clipboard, inspect the item, and place it in my closet to be put away at a later date. After that is done, I make an entry in my master log so my daughter/family members know exactly where it's located in the closet. Every 3 months I try to log the invoices into an inventory book to track expenditures (currently I haven't accomplished this task for 6 months now). I'm sure this is why my jewelers tray gets so crowded occasionally.

It's starting to become summer here in central New York, which means nice weather, and outside chores that also cut down my numismatic activities. I am looking forward to a couple of things that are going to occur over the summer. The 7th edition of the Mega Red book comes out this month, which I've pre-ordered with a 10% discount through the ANA and the Type 2 ASE (American Silver Eagle) is due to be released in July. Back on 20 Feb. 2021, I posted a blog about this coin series and ever since, it's been "creeping" more and more into my coin collection. I'm not sure if this is a good sign or not ;-) ! The reason that I mention this is because in the last edition of the Mega Red book, there is a special section devoted to the half dollar coin. This next edition there is going to be a special section on the dollar coin. I enjoy this aspect of numismatics because I like to read and these Mega Red books have an enormous amount of information contained in them.

That's about it for this months post. As always, stay safe, HEALTHY, and coronavirus free ! Hopefully it won't be over a month until the next time you hear from me, which reminds me, I haven't seen any posts from Stumpy or Bama lately! Enjoy the pictures and I'll see everyone again soon!

Charlie aka slybluenote

Comments

Mal_ANA_YN

Level 4

Chores, work, play always too much to do. Great additions.

I. R. Bama

Level 5

It's a good idea to keep the paperwork from the dealer too ...

Kepi

Level 6

Nice blog ! Good to hear from you ; ) I too am getting a bit lazy on the coin front... haha Its getting hot here and there are many chores to keep up with ; )

slybluenote

Level 5

Now that you've upgraded LongStrider's allowance, put him to work! LOL

Long Beard

Level 5

I think that closet you remodeled a while back is close to an expansion.

slybluenote

Level 5

Roger that LB ! It's definitely getting a "little crowded" in there... :-))

Mokie

Level 6

Good to hear from you Charlie, we're about to head into a stretch of nice weather here in Southwest Pennsylvania as well. I am getting lazy too, I better catch up with you and write a blog soonest.

slybluenote

Level 5

I agree Mokester! It's always good reading when you post! I'll certainly be keeping an eye out!

CoinHunter

Level 5

Beautiful purchases!

"SUN"

Level 5

I know what you are talking about. Some times nothing comes to mind on what to wrote. It is easy to become lazy on keeping organized, Nice blog

I. R. Bama

Level 5

Ahhh the more boring stuff of coin collecting. My collection is only partly entered in my software inventory collections. I got North, Central and South America inventoried and Great Britain and France. It took a couple of months working to get to that point. So now as I get a new coin, I put it in as I go. That is a winter project though- getting the rest of them in the software. AND!! Don't forget to back up your inventory with copies for when the inevitable happens and your computer goes gaflooey.

slybluenote

Level 5

Yes, I had you in mind when I posted this. I mostly only deal in U.S. coins, so I couldn't imagine having a "world coin" collection!

Longstrider

Level 6

My inventory is behind a years. Well maybe years... It gets tough to do. Well, do the best you can. They aren't going anywhere. Nice to hear from you.

Mike

Level 7

You beat me to it. Because Your younger than me. I enjoyed this I collect them and they go into my books which the coins start with the first coin and there up to date. I bought a 2014 set. The cover had NGC. I opened it up they graded in the box in the lenses! There sealed with NGC silver tape and each lens has a description. These graded Gem Mint. . I saw 2021 silver proof.200.00. I will stay with the ones I buy. Good blog my friend.

Golfer

Level 5

We all get complacent as we get older. Need to keep the energy up and get things done. Nice 2021 set !

slybluenote

Level 5

LOL Golfer ! I thought only Larry the Cable Guy said "Git Er Done" !! :-))

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