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28 Feb 2017

Survey: Do You Hide Coin Purchases from Your Spouse?

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Was wondering how many of us out there have "hidden" numismatic purchases from our spouses at one time or another. I've been guilty a time or two myself. My spouse (wife) thinks I have "enough coin stuff" and fails to see why I continue buying. At the same time, I look at her mountain-pile of shoes in her closet and think the same thing. I have to remind her that while someday her old shoes will end up in the trash or for Goodwill, my old coins will end up financing a trip to Europe or maybe a hot tub.....

Comments

Mike

Level 7

I will sum it up the way I myself see it. It is wrong, immoral and if you have to deceive anyone then I suggest you leave the hobby. This will cause family problems money problems and problems of trust and it's a very serious thing to do. It will break up a relationship. Are coins worth that?. Nothing is worth that. Thanks.

CoinLady

Level 6

This makes me glad I'm single!

user_7180

Level 5

Not if I want to keep breathing :)

user_43369

Level 4

I'm 12 and sometimes i go to the coin shop about 3 to 5 times a day without telling my grandpa just to look around and also I make 20$ a week dog walking.

user_43369

Level 4

I sometimes go to the coin shop about 3 to 5 times a day without telling my grandpa just to look around.

Longstrider

Level 6

No way! She also collects. Instead of hiding we enjoy our purchases together!

Mike

Level 7

I forgot to tell you I have been married for thirty four years and I know two of the main reasons for divorce. One is cheating. The other is money. Unless these coins are investment coins then it's just not right and there will be other problems because of it. She will ask what else don't I know about. Just think about It.

Great stories, everyone. The entry from "Coin Student" reminded me of when i bought a mint state St. Gauden's $20 gold piece in 1979 for about $500. I was 17 years old at the time and had to ask my mother to put the money in her checking account and write out a check so I could mail it to the dealer. (This was light years before the internet) Anyway, mom got upset that I was buying something "so expensive" and thought I was crazy. That was the first and last time I ever showed mom another coin purchase....

Kepi

Level 6

I loved this blog and the picture to go with it! My Husband and I both love coins and currency. We each have our own collections as well as ones we do together! It's the Best!!! I think the only purchase I've hidden from him is a coin I bought for him... haha

World_Coin_Nut

Level 5

I wouldn't say I hide purchases. She is just willingly oblivious to a lot of my purchases. I have tried to get her in to collecting but she doesn't really have the time.

Manole19

Level 3

Hahahaha. Thats funny. I use to have Gold coins,but not anymore. My Wife first pawned them then sold them. thank God I got them a long time ago when gold was much cheaper. hahahaha

SpartaCuse

Level 4

i think there were some purchases of "unknown" dollar amounts - lol - hey, it is what it is - every relationship is different, we all need someone wise & understanding - if you were doing illegal activities in secret, that is a much bigger problem - these items have value & shoes really don't, other than fashionable foot coverings - in the future, you will be thanked - it really is just an alternate form of savings - especially with interest rates still very low & the risk of investing running higher & higher - it would be better if you could chat & talk about it with the spouse, but confrontations are not fun, especially over dollars, don't overspend, & maybe do some trades - maybe if you made a day of activity, with your spouse, out of a a coin show day, go do the show in the morning, grab some lunch, a walk in the park, a movie, & dinner - great blog

CMCC

Level 5

I am in high school so I don't have a spouse to hide purchases from. My parents let me buy what I want to buy with my money. Neither of them have any knowledge of coins, so they never even check what I purchase, so I don't need to hide purchases. I agree with others that you shouldn't hide your purchases from family, but the blog is funny and the picture went with it!

CoinLady

Level 6

That's funny! Makes me glad I'm single!

Conan Barbarian

Level 5

on the other hand i think it would be a good idea to berry coins (not valuable ones) in a safe or interesting place (like a capsule in a park) so that others can look through the ground and maybe come upon it but you will never know what their reaction will be but it might be interesting

Mike

Level 7

I don't hide any purchasers from my wife. She doesn't like coin collecting to begin with but if I'm hiding things from her I really don't have a marriage. She buys what she wants and she knows these coins are for my two boys. Besides there has to be enough money to run a household. I find honesty is the best policy. Sorry I can't agree with you on this one.

I'm in middle school, so I don't hide coin purchases from a spouse. My parents believe it's important to be totally open about purchases and each of them has a monthly budget... It's sounds like a good idea to me. They also say, "Honesty is the best policy".

Conan Barbarian

Level 5

i am still in high school so have not hidden any from my spouse and my parents monitor my purchases so i don't do any thing out outrageous, not that i would

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