Hello fellow YNs and YNH!
I thought I would post my thoughts about the YN auction that happened on Saturday as a way of keeping a record of what happened.
1. The Gold Coin: The gold coin this year was a US Eagle (in the past it has been a foreign coin), so I expected it to go for a large sum of money (2020's went for a little over 4K). Come on YNs. Only 1.4K?! And you can't say it was from a lack of money, because the bids were higher than years before. But, man, I hope that the bidders will be that bored next year, because I want to be the high bidder (I have only been on this sight for a little while, otherwise I would have had enough to bid and win this coin).
2. The Paper Money Incident: One of the YNs that was graduating from the program, decided he wanted his last big to be on a piece of paper money. He bid everything he had left (besides a type set of YN dollars) which was more than the gold coin went for. Of course, this was his money, so I won't judge him, but I feel this is interesting enough to be here in the highlights.
3. Ancient Coin, Present Popularity: Since when are ancient coins so popular?! There were three in the auction this year, and all went for more than the gold coin. I'm no ancient coin expert, so maybe they were super valuable, but still. Clue me in here.
Just some thoughts from the auction. I had a wonderful time (even though I didn't win anything) and hope to see you all next year.
P.S. Thanks you so, so much, all of you amazing collectors who donated coins for us YNs to bid on. We arevery moved by your kindness, and your compassion. -From the 2021 YN community.