Looking at fresh old time collections as they come into the shop.
Grading and CAC results! Duh!
Having a group of ultra rare coins in hand and discussing with other like minded numismatists
Teaching a YN something about coins they've never heard before and watching them "get it"
Buying cool coins - the hunt and thrill never ends.
Listening to other collectors tell me about what they are into. Thats how I learn.
Zoning out on a neat coin and just studying and appreciating it. No noise. Just me and the coin's history.
What about you?
Sometimes when I'm driving on a long trip she'll ask me things. "How did the 1955 DDO happen? Was no one paying attention?" "How could a 1913 Liberty nickel even happen? Sounds like a scam." "Why is an 1804 dollar so special if it wasn't minted in 1804?"
I don't even know what to say.
Watching @Seth_WitterCoin videos and viewing the gold coins on your site. I have bought a few through Luis and saw a couple but they sold too fast (that 65+ CAC 1932 $10 was great).
I like reading the Legend reports (though I sometimes forget to make my weekly visit).
Talking with dealers at shows and seeing what is out there (Central States and then ANA are coming up)
Bidding on auctions (been very hard to win CAC gold lately - too many dealers buying it all up)
Messaging with PCGS forum Daniel Carr collectors.
and not worrying about making money on my hobby.
coin videos including Seth’s.
Doug Winter’s site - just about everything on there.
The next coin I buy (whatever that happens to be) is next in line!
Finding coins that will cac when I submit them!
I enjoy telling my Dealer information that I have learned from this CAC forum!
Conversing with honest, passionate, collectors that make every attempt to help each other out in their goals.
Getting a new coin/new purchase in the mail from an auction purchase
Auction lot viewing at a national show
Pulling coins out of safety deposit box after a long time and reviewing them like it is the first time seeing them
Finding a non-CAC coin and submitting to JA and "having it bean"
Finding a super rare coin/date/mint that has awesome color and eye appeal.
Currently about to get results (hopefully tomorrow, fingers crossed) on what should be the best sub I've sent in in the couple years I've been a member!
Planning and saving for my next big purchase/bidding at auction
Spreading all my coins out on the desk and examining them front and back with good light and my magnifier
Adding up the total value of all my coins
Watching coins identical to mine in date and grade go at auction for more than I paid for mine. LOL
Learning all I can from people with more experience than me, which is almost everyone here.
Watching Ben the Coin Geek on YouTube.
And so much more, too numerous to list here. My wife thinks I've gone nuts. All I think about anymore is coins, coins, coins. I've got the bug so bad. Sometimes it
nearly torments me. Patience has never been my strong suit. My application to CAC was approved and my welcome kit is supposed to be mailed "on or about" March 28th. I have exactly 5 coins to submit. All the rest already have CAC. I'm really excited about my first submission.
Shows, purchases, organizing collection, submissions, auction prep...