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CarefulBuilder14 wrote:I collect (or used to, I haven't added anything for a few years but haven't sold much, either) US and ancient coins. Other than that, I try to avoid clutter.
I love opera and classical music in general, although I don't go very often, since decent seats are expensive.
I also used to collect coins and currency. Not particularly actively because I was younger and had great limitations, but old coins and old currency has always intrigued me and still does.
I like old US currency. What ancient coins do you have? That sounds awesome...
Oh, just a few Roman Empire bronze pieces, nothing exotic. Mostly I collected US coins.
As far as ancient coins, I just accumulated a few pieces at shows over the years for trivial prices as historical oddities.
I don't have the experience to really tell someone how to build a decent ancient collection (one worth $5,000 instead of probably $50 for mine), but I can say that ancient coins seem a lot less liquid than US ones. I was able to go to a show, find competitively-priced US coin bargains, and resell some of them online for a decent profit (it helped that silver prices were rising, too).
I would buy ancient coins with the attitude that you're not going to get the money back.
Very useful: SchwabPlat, CSP, IHG, Costco (was AA Plat), Freedom, SPG
Somewhat useful: Discover, ED (was EDP), BCE, Hyatt, Arrival
May close or PC: Prestige, BrooksBros
Might add: Proper business card, CSR, Ritz, Delta Gold, First Tech