Re: Why are mint errors interesting?
- Hi Frank.
I didn't mean to disparage your psychological study at all. I simply
find that, at a certain point, one experiences the law of diminishing
returns. At that point, I generally wrap things up and move on to a
new project. But everyone has their own style, and more power to
The whole psychology behind collecting is fascinating, and I think
peculiar to industrialized societies. I bet there's a whole
literature out there that you can tap into.
--- In email@example.com, "Frank Vedel"
> Hi Mike,
> I totally disagree with you in this subject, and I have no
> to conclude my study.7
> Error coin collecting is a very personal matter, and every error
> collector has his/her own reason(s) to collect.
> It is true that I have been interested in this subject for several
> years. I started collecting errors in 1972, and I have been asked
> this question from non-error collectors over and over again.
> During the last 6-8 years I have compiled/read/heard about 150
> DIFFERENT reasons to collect numismatic errors.
> This string also gave a very interesting feedback, so I will go on
> in the future, too.
> I think my polls dealing with this subject are useful. 2708 votes
> have been placed on 75 different statements until now. I have also
> other error coin related polls, which combined give an interestingvol
> perspective on our hobby.
> The results of my first polls were published in Mint Error News,
> 2, and in Mint Error News, vol 3, '85 Reasons To Collect Errorhave
> Coins' was published.
> Some years ago the survey was kindly mentioned in a small artictle
> in ETCM.
> The survey has resulted in many personal e-mail letters across the
> ocean, and I have also met new fellow-collectors in this way. I
> actually met 2 of them in person.
> Kind regards,
> Frank aka adanisherrorcollector
> PS! If any members are interested in reading the whole survey -
> please drop me a line at personal e-mail. Please use the headline: