SITE SUMMARY - Controversy ahead?

This site strives for a friendly tone with a little added humor. The endless debates on coin forums are of little interest here. This site supports all collectors and encourages everyone to find their own path. Here is a brief overview of the site.

  • Coin Riddles has curious items and oddities observed in auctions, grading and pricing.

  • CC Articles has short pieces on the hobby, grading, the role of the internet and so on.

  • Coin Tips has information on everything from coin photos to shipping your coins.

  • Recommended highlights some of the numismatic personalities the Christopher Collection follows.

  • Coin Cabinet features recent additions to the Christopher Collection.

Collectors can be an opinionated lot so fair warning on what you will find here.

  • If you feel slabbing coins is folly, the coin market is rigged and the internet destroyed the hobby this site probably isn’t for you.

  • The Christopher Collection (“CC”) has PCGS slabbed coins only. I have nothing against NGC but there are simply more of the coins I choose to collect available in PCGS holders. If I collected sovereigns or pandas I would be a NGC guy.

  • I am a registry set collector so seek top grades when I can afford to.

  • I don’t buy coins off eBay for more reasons than I have space for here.

  • Many collectors are openly hostile to CAC stickered coins. CC has many CAC stickered coins.

  • CC doesn't include error coins although Mrs. CC wants a three-legged Buffalo nickel one day.

Enjoy the site.