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He certainly seems to be going for it:

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Well, it certainly looks like PA JK is out to take me out of the #1 spot on the Zimbabwe set:

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I gotta say I'm surprised. I didn't think there'd be too many other people out there that determined to sink money into what I'm still pretty sure is a money-losing endeavor undertaken for the giggles, but he seems out to do it to and beat me at it, after Xanno also completed a set.

Who knows... there is the one coin he's offering that would be an upgrade for me. Maybe I'll buy it from him? Maybe not? lol

I can't say spending $80-100 on a 1 point upgrade on my 10 cent bond coin gets me too excited. Even right now, when I'm sitting on a relatively large amount of hobby money... It doesn't move the needle for me much. This is generally the problem I run into with such things. There's a limit beyond which the cost / benefit tends to not be worth it to me and I move on to something new where I can have more fun researching things again. And I this point I'm mostly checked out on that - I think it's going to be hard to get myself excited enough about scrapping for upgrades to get me submitting more coins when he likely passes me up in the near future. lol This is a point where the fact that having won a best Presented Award for the set already is also going to work against me - there's less to fight for and scrounge for having won that with the set.

But if he ever lists a $25 coin from 2003 that makes it easy for me to upgrade that AU58 without much fuss I could totally see that. lol 

It might be different if I thought this set would have more long-term potential to rise in value but... I don't.

He seems to be falling for the same trap that a lot of people do on these things though - he's listing MS66 or MS67 coins for $75 + $5 shipping and I don't know that the market for these is going to support that. You've got me and Xanno and maybe more people will come into it? Most of the coins he's listing wouldn't be an upgrade for me so I'm mostly out. 

But... if he and a few other people make enough of a market and some dealers get involved... maybe there'll be a lot more of these things getting graded and I'll get more upgrade opportunities cheaper without funding and rewarding my direct competition. lol I could be okay with that as a long-delayed reward for doing it first and paving the way. lol 

 

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No worth trying to hold on imo. A no brainer upgrade from AU58 to mid or high 60's, if an opportunity arises, heck yeah.

Wow, that's a lot of views for those sets. 

I was in almost the exact same situation, ended up getting passed when someone got NGC to approve of a coin with the exact same design and composition as the rest of the coins in the registry set but different denomination. I can understand why they added the slot but the coin did not fit into my definition of the set and I have no plans on adding it. Went from first to now fourth, meh. (shrug) Still have that best presented set ribbon next to mine though. ;)

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On 6/18/2024 at 6:19 AM, Fenntucky Mike said:

No worth trying to hold on imo. A no brainer upgrade from AU58 to mid or high 60's, if an opportunity arises, heck yeah.

Wow, that's a lot of views for those sets. 

I was in almost the exact same situation, ended up getting passed when someone got NGC to approve of a coin with the exact same design and composition as the rest of the coins in the registry set but different denomination. I can understand why they added the slot but the coin did not fit into my definition of the set and I have no plans on adding it. Went from first to now fourth, meh. (shrug) Still have that best presented set ribbon next to mine though. ;)

...aah, the trials n tribulations n thrills of the registry sets, n almost free if one doesnt consider the costs of the coins...who could ask for more?...i remember way back when i received my first registry set certificate for best in category, i momentarily thought bout framing it n having in placed on my wall...a few years later n the framing costs n having to build a new wall would exceed my pallet costs for the bullion...who knew that something free could cost so much?...glad to see u still enjoy ur ribbon though....

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On 6/18/2024 at 11:45 AM, zadok said:

..a few years later n the framing costs n having to build a new wall would exceed my pallet costs for the bullion...who knew that something free could cost so much?...glad to see u still enjoy ur ribbon though....

They don't even send you physical certificates any more unless you ask for them - you can just download a .pdf. Probably a very smart move on their part, both in terms of saving them money and not giving a lot of people certificates that they probably mostly don't care about. 

All the plaques are proudly displayed in my office. I'm very proud of and enjoy having won them - enjoyed the process that lead to winning them. The certificates - the physical ones I actually have anyway - are just in a folder.

I display the plaques in my home office, which means mostly only I see them. The sad truth of them is half the time you can't even really show them off or brag them up without broadcasting, "Hey, person who knows me personally and comes into my space, I collect and keep very small, valuable things."

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On 6/18/2024 at 1:15 PM, Revenant said:

They don't even send you physical certificates any more unless you ask for them - you can just download a .pdf. Probably a very smart move on their part, both in terms of saving them money and not giving a lot of people certificates that they probably mostly don't care about. 

All the plaques are proudly displayed in my office. I'm very proud of and enjoy having won them - enjoyed the process that lead to winning them. The certificates - the physical ones I actually have anyway - are just in a folder.

I display the plaques in my home office, which means mostly only I see them. The sad truth of them is half the time you can't even really show them off or brag them up without broadcasting, "Hey, person who knows me personally and comes into my space, I collect and keep very small, valuable things."

...its called a .44mag....

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