A Revised Approach to Creating My 2008: 15 Most Wanted List
In the past, when creating my "List", I would start with the previous year's list and adjust/ remove existing items; then add any new coins that struck my fancy.
While reviewing my coin inventory listings in November, I decided to take a different approach for 2008. A zero-based approach:
-I ignored the 2007 list entirely.
-I then reviewed each coin series and noted each coin that I would most like from that series.
-I then prioritized the selected coins for each series (53 coins total).
-Finally, I rank ordered the top 15 from this grouping.
Was this difficult?- YES!! However, it was very effective in clarifying my thinking and forcing me to make choices in a somewhat objective manner, while I'm not looking at a possible acquisition.
Now, I fully recognize this is not a "pure" scientific process, but it does give me some guidance in keeping my "collecting focus".
When finished, I compared the 2008 List with that of 2007. I found the results interesting:
-#1-2-4 were purchased in 2007.
-#3 droppped to #25. (2007-2008)
-#5 to 37.
-#6 to 7.
-#7 to 24.
-#9 to 21.
-#10 to 23.
-#12 to 26.
-#13 to 40.
-#14 up to 10.
-#15 to 41.
Only 2 coins stayed in the Top 15!!
That's quite a shift! I'm certainly glad that I didn't just shuffle the 2007 list- Boy, would I have been off-track.
Happy Collecting, everyone.