140 #1 Registry Sets

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Dan Hughes

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Where does it end?

A little over a year ago I wrote a Journal entry that I hit the number 100 for #1 Registry Sets. Today I'm up to 140. Granted, the majority of them are sets with less than 10 slots in them and with the exception of 1 they are all World Coin sets. I can't believe the increase in output from some of the World Mints on the variety of coins being issued each year. The coins themselves have their own varieties. Colorized, Gilt, Proof, Mint State, Proof Colorized, etc. It has come to the point, for me anyway, that I need to pull back from buying every new release and start to focus on the series that I really enjoy. Sometimes I think the Canadian and Perth Mints compete with each other to see who can put out the most coins in a year. They don't even wait for the new year to begin before issuing coins dated for that year. I aleady have the 2014 Lunar Horse from both mints. The Proof, Colorized, Proof Colorized, Gilt, Mint State, Lotus Shape, Horse Privy, etc. When I can no longer remember whether I bought a certain variety of a coin and have to look it up, it's time for me to step back and do a reality check. I think I'll use next years coin purchase budget and go on a nice long cruise.

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