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So I have a pile lot of coins lying around and figured I had to do something about it. It's not just that - I have been spending a bit and bought some duplicates to upgrade some of the filler coins I had. Obviously I should be selling the duplicates except...

 

Turns out some of my coins are misplaced or missing somehow! :ninja: Even though I remember having them in my collection especially when I have photos of them. Now where could they have gone? ;)

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I vaguely remember what bank stuff is vaulted in. Sometimes I have to search, several banks.

 

I am a somewhat of a compulsive record keeper, so in my spreadsheets I try to keep track of which coins I have in a safe deposit box. I know some people who actually note which album each of their coins is in, but for me that is just way too much work, as I often shuffle things around.

 

I too have misplaced coins though, it is rather frustrating. On at least one occasion I've mis-SOLD a coin I thought was a duplicate, but it turned out that it wasn't. A common date low grade silver 5c piece, but I still haven't bothered to track down another to fill that new hole in my collection.

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I can only recall misplacing one coin ever, as I keep very detailed spreadsheets with what I paid, who I bought from, plus what safe deposit box each coin is in.

 

But one coin, a half taler from Basel, just up and vanished. Quite by accident I discovered I sold it on eBay years ago.

 

The real question is, where did that brain cell go? :ninja:

 

Possibly here..... ;)993018x.jpg

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I used to think this was a great idea to keep track of my coins. So way, way, way back before computers, I started to list all my coins by hand. Then someone invented a computer and a thing called Excel. So I started a spread sheet for each Album, each loose coin, each type of roll of coins. Somewhere along the line this became a massive job and I don't want massive jobs at my age. I lost track of just Mercury Dimes at about 3,000 of them.

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Are you guys talking about *shudder* ...organization? *hisses, crosses fingers, and backs away*

 

Actually, I do keep lists of my Brits and '63s, so when I go diving in dealer chests of mixed foreigns, I don't load up on the duplicates. I need to do that with my Polish and Russian. The new Jefferson project, I can keep track of mentally so far.

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My collection is small compared to many here. I've got very few coins that don't fit into a specific series or type set I'm working on. Unfortunately, I do need to spend an hour recapping before every coin show because I may have forgotten to log after the previous additions. Whoops!

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My collection is small compared to many here. I've got very few coins that don't fit into a specific series or type set I'm working on. Unfortunately, I do need to spend an hour recapping before every coin show because I may have forgotten to log after the previous additions. Whoops!

I've found doing that makes little difference. I go to about 2 to 4 coin shows a Month and constantly carry lists of what I want, what I need, what I might want, etc. Then at the shows I see a coin that is not on any of my lists and buy it anyway.

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