NGC Journals

 

Happy New Year ! Year in Review

Got my last coin of 2015 today looking back on my year there is 3 coins that I thing were my highlights the 20th Eagle set and my 54 and 59 Franklin proof. But I find it difficult to keep up with those pesky Eagles the mint in my mind are cranking out to many varieties. My main goal will keep working on my Proof Franklins and of course the Silver Eagles. Well happy New Year to all of you and thanks for all the support. LaneHello Fellow collectors2015 was a good year for me picked upTo see old c

lanebrad

lanebrad

12/28/2015

PICTURES = RANKING

ADDING PHOTOS AND A SMALL DESCRIPTION WILL BOOST YOUR RANK IF YOU ALL COULD ADD A PHOTO AND A DESCRIPTION TO YOUR COLLECTIONS IT WOULD HELP US ALL ALL THE PEOPLE IN THE LIST WHO ARE 2ND AND 3RD, WOULD ACTUALLY RANK 1ST...(IN THE EXAMPLE PHOTO GIVEN) ALL THOSE IN 4TH WOULD BECOME 2ND. HAPPY COLLECTING ALL To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

Mr Anderson

Mr Anderson

12/28/2015

MODERN RARITY - ONLY 25 TO 50 EXIST

THE STRUGGLE. THE ACQUISTION. THE GOODBYE. One of the thrills of coin collecting is truly the hunt. Recently, I made it my mission to acquire a coin that is nearly impossible to find. Based on my research, only 25 to 50 of these coins even exist, and it is the key in the very lengthy S$20 commemorative series. With the hunt, came months of calling, driving, chasing leads and dead ends. In many cases, I had to drive great distances only to find that the dealer was talking about a different

Augustus 70

Augustus 70

12/27/2015

Damn Pennies

What to get Dad for Christmas! The day after Christmas and every one is trying to recover from their family gatherings. Things are no different here. It is a rare occasion when most of my kids and their spouses all gather together at the same time in the same place. We call it a clan gathering around here. I have to admit my kids know their old man pretty well. There is a running joke in my family that when you don't know what to get Dad, me, or you want to put something extra in his stocking

Sarawak History and Coinage

Sarawak The history of modern Sarawak is closely related to the adventures of an Englishman, Sir James Brooke after his advent to Sarawak in 1839. With a boundary extending from Tanjung Datu to Batang Samarahan. In the 16th century, Sultanate of Brunei expanded his control over Borneo state, including the coastal area of Sarawak. The Governor, Pengiran Mahkota represented the Sultanate of Brunei in Managing Sarawak. Politically, the country was in a state of turmoil with the natives constan

Ir Dannies Fum

Ir Dannies Fum

12/26/2015

The Sarawak 1863 1/4 Cents

!863 1/4 Cents The Sarawak 1863 1/4 Cents is Very difficult (very Rare) to get in MS condition. The Coinage bearing the Portrait of Sir James Brooke. So far 15 pieces graded as MS and the finest is MS65RB as show on the photo attached. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

Ir Dannies Fum

Ir Dannies Fum

12/26/2015

 

Merry Christmas/Happy Hanukkah/Joyous Kwanzaa

Coin Collectors are a diverse group of people Hello everyone. I haven't been on here in awhile. My wife and I are in the process of purchasing a house, so any extra money has been going toward the down payment. We go to closing on January 11, as long as everything stays on track. I hope everyone has enjoyed their holiday season and has been surrounded by family and love. I received Ebay gift cards since I can't get anyone to shop for coins for me. ) I'm getting ready to go shopping, bu

Texan's Coins

Texan's Coins

12/25/2015

A Penny For My Thoughts!

Upgrading the coins of my youth and a Christmas wish for everyone. Merry Christmas everyone! There seems to be something strange when you are sitting on a back porch on Christmas Eve in short sleeves putting a journal entry together. Looking back on the last year, we'll make that the last two years, my coins have proved to be quite the calming sanctuary for me. I started collecting graded coins in 2009 but my love of the hobby goes back to my youth, almost 50 years ago. It was all folders
 

It's Taken A Long Time

...But I'm back with a plan. After an absence of about 2.5 years, I renewed my membership back in March. I can't put to words how happy I am to be back as a contributing member. The big reason for all of this has been financial. But with the help of my brother, my bank, my CPA and my stockbroker, I now have a plan to always have money for my expenses, with a little left over for coins and my other hobbies. While I'm thanking people here, I should put in some good words for Six Mile Rick, who h

NCIS (That's not a typo)

Don't you just hate it when TV shows get their facts wrong? Especially when it's critical to the story line. Gibbs needs to give Abby a serious reprimand, or at least hire a new fact checker. I've been petty busy for the past month and I'm finally getting caught up on the shows I recorded on my DVR, so I apologize for not posting this at the time this show first aired. If you're an NCIS fan, I hope you appreciate my presentation, and even if you're not, I'm sure you will appreciate the messa

coin928

coin928

12/20/2015

A Tale of Two Cities

It was the best of thalers, it was the worst of thalers... Several city-view thalers were up for sale this November and I acquired one of Frankfurt am Main and one of Regensburg. Minted just a few years apart, they are from the last few decades of the Holy Roman Empire. Both of these were Free Imperial Cities, subordinate only to the Emperor, and had important roles in the Empire; Frankfurt was the city where kings and emperors were crowned and Regensburg hosted the principle decision making

jgenn

jgenn

12/19/2015

 

1965 US (Washington) Quarter

Not in 1937 through 1964 Clad or proof mintage I believe that I have a 1965 US Quarter with the reverse of 1964. The US Mint stopped using the same reverse from 1965 through 1969-D, that was used for Clad and Proof coins from 1937 through 1964. Is this coin possible, valuable? I'll load an image tomorrow. Coin is damaged, small dent on obverse and coin is slightly bent! To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

ShoeShine

ShoeShine

12/11/2015

Life Has A Funny Habit Of Getting In The Way

Has it really been two years since my last entry? Greetings to one and all... I feel like I fell off the face of the earth but in reality the last two years have just been crazy. Deaths in the family, a couple of weddings and of course the usual unexpected home and vehicle maintenance issues and poof time and money both go flying out the window. But fear not, I have not abandoned this hobby we all love so much. I did have to let my membership fees slip for a while but I'm still bottom fishin

I Finally Found What I was Looking For

I am already finding the new ANA searchable database of The Numismatist quite useful in finding information I thought didnt exist or was lost. A few years ago I bought a three medal set of ANA convention medals enclosed in a plexiglass holder. The 1969 medals struck in bronze and silver commemorate the 78th annual convention of the ANA held in Philadelphia, Pa. The main attraction to these medals designed by US Mint Chief Engraver Frank Gasparro is the obverse rendition of Lady Liberty remin

gherrmann44

gherrmann44

12/11/2015

THIS WEEKS FINAL ADDITIONS FOR THE REGISTRY AWARDS

Last years registry awards were a thrill to me and being a winner was a real inspiration to step up my collecting and this year I did just that... in a serious way! I set out with the goal of winning best overall custom set. While I know this is a long shot, I looked long and far at coin shows, auctions and networking to acquire as many examples of global silver coinage from all eras, circulation and non circulating. My collection THE GLOBAL SILVER COIN COLLECTION at the time of last years dea

DCZAN

DCZAN

12/09/2015

My last post and some reflections on my former collection

Some really good pictures Hi everyone. This will be my final post so I wish everyone the best. Most of you know that I collected Lincoln cents. After placing all 4 of my modern 1959-date business strike Lincoln cents this past year, which was the first time a collection had received #1 in the registry sets or tied, I sold my entire collection earlier this year. Do I miss collecting coins, YES, but every time I am at my property that I bought my smile is much bigger. I know some of my fell

hunter's gold

hunter's gold

12/08/2015

 

Ultimate Goal

Looking for Owners If you are the owner of any of the following NGC certified coins please contact me. 2006-D MS68 6 Full Steps Jefferson Nickel 2006-D MS69 Full Torch Roosevelt Dime 2006-P MS68 Business Strike Nevada Statehood Quarter 2006-D MS69 Business Strike Nebraska Statehood Quarter 2006-P MS68 Business Strike Colorado Statehood Quarter 2006-D MS68 Business Strike Colorado Statehood Quarter To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added

darryl f jones

darryl f jones

12/07/2015

Shattered - Part 4

This is the Part 4 I had hoped for! Several weeks of anxious waiting have almost come to a pleasing end. The Liberty Seated Collectors Club Summer 2015 issue of the Gobrecht Journal (volume 41.3, issue #123) had an article by half dime authority Stephen Crain about three varieties of 1847 shattered reverse (SR) half dimes. I wrote earlier about my acquisition of the first of those shortly after I received the journal. In my quest to complete my set of Liberty Seated Half Dimes, I try to kee

Electric Peak

Electric Peak

12/06/2015

Oh NO, Irrational exuberance stikes again.

Counterfeit hides in many guises As most of you know, I do a lot of trading and running around the country and world looking for that elusive billion dollar coin. Usually I buy something and am lucky to get my money back not to mention expenses. Unfortunately or fortunately, whatever your bent is, I was long ago bitten by the gold bug. Starting about 1988 I began collecting silver and gold when I could get them and on the path strewn with potholes and landmines I am, I believe ahead of the

CaptBrian

CaptBrian

12/04/2015

 

AUCTION ADVICE

HERTITAGE; SOME DO'S AND DON'TS I am looking at a coin that is coming up in a Heritage auction. Because I have never participated in a coin auction online, other than Ebay, I would like some help on what to do and not do. Or anything else I need to know like buyers fees? shipping insurance, etc. Or if someone would be willing to act as a surrogate on my behalf let me know. I guess I would entertain any help in this endeavor. Also I went to register through Heritage and they said I was al

225 #1 Registry Sets, #7 Overall points, Now I can (semi) retire

What a year, glad it's over as far as the registry competition. Another year come and gone. I was able to get my #1 Registry Set count up to 225. It was 228 until some last minute entries. I'll catch up to those next year. The majority of my collection I'm going to start selling off. It is just too expensive for me to try and continue maintaing and updating all of these sets (as the wife would say, I need to get a life). I have way too many sets to keep up. I didn't even realize that I had ano

Dan Hughes

Dan Hughes

12/02/2015

Mad dash to the finish.

I'm not sure what possessed me, but about a week ago I decided to create an entirely new set before the close of the Registry Awards deadline today. I had no idea just how much work that would be or I never would have attempted it! Nearly four years ago, I read a really good article by Jeff Starck in Coin World entitled "The U.S. Mint Goes to War." I already have a Custom Set organized around the entire set of foreign coins struck by the U.S. Mint and other private mints in the USA, but isol

coin928

coin928

12/02/2015

I finally completed a set!

100% done with my Date Set of Walkers After six years of working on my Early Set and Date set; I finally finished my One Per Date Set. I lucked onto a 1921-D and I had pondered buying it but the dealer's images looked like it had dull luster. The next day, in my office at work, I looked at the NGC images and the luster looked amazing for an early Walker. I couldn't get any work done, as that coin was on my mind. It also had a great strike and was problem free. I decided to try to buy it a

Walkerfan

Walkerfan

12/02/2015