At the recently concluded Baltimore coin show, I uttered that phrase to a good client. It wasn't something I had spent long hours on; rather, it was something that just came tumbling out of my mouth. We were discussing the merits of purchasing duplicate coins in a collection with my position being that duplicate coins are great if the coins are really nice. Many of you know I am not a dedicated date and mintmark set collector and would rather have a group of really cool pieces instead of a full series. Therefore, I buy truly cool coins when I find them and put away pieces that match the overall feeling or direction of my collection, which even after more than two decades still numbers only in the double digits. So, if you are willing to step up and pay what it takes for individual coins that sing to you, why not make it a goal to build a symphony?
My take on coin topics is influenced greatly by my experience as a scientist, writer and teacher. I hope this proves enjoyable to the reader.