NGC Journals

Good Bye Lucky 13 Part 2

Part 2 @ yehrah, I tried that joke on Erin, good thing she didn't hear me... Re the Morgan Set: When I said I couldn't work the set anymore, I meant I could not afford upgrades or the 1893 S (AU55 or 58) to my Morgan set, basically all are 5 figure purchases each. Rick says it well, one has to find series and budgets that match. Now, the Morgans will fund projects or buy whatever we need as I have decided to slow down and smell more roses in my business life. I am more a fan of clas

Villarreal

Villarreal

Making 58s

Do it yourself 58s As I previously wrote, I have enjoyed working on the everyman sets. Modern AU58s are tough, exception being higher price mint errors in circulated. I needed around 17 newer coins, and I had lots of mint packaged singles from mint sets. I figured, heck, I'll just make some 58s. I carried them around in my pockets when I could, big and small, business and proof (for silver issues), mixed together. I looked at them under my microscope and felt each coin had been frictioned

Villarreal

Villarreal

Perseverance Pays Off.

Official NGC Recognition of the US/Philippines 1944S 50 Centavos Type I Obverse variety began on September 30, 2015. A little over four years ago, I wrote a journal entitled "New Variety" (http://coins.www.collectors-society.com/JournalDetail.aspx?JournalEntryID=10460)in which I described the characteristics the two different obverse varieties of the 1944S US/Philippine 50 Centavos. I'm not going to repeat that journal post here, but rather just describe the process of obtaining variety recogn

coin928

coin928

Good Bye Lucky 13

Breaking my Morgan Set Morgan Dollars have been a favorite of mine for over 20 years. I have collected and upgraded, trading and selling as I went. I was lucky enough to assemble a respectable set, placing to a high as #9 set, to holding #13 now for a few years. Missing the 1893 S, I couldn't bring myself to settle for a mid grade coin. All but 2 of my original set were Unc, the 1892 S and the 1895 O were AU58. I found myself in the dilemma of the high cost of upgrading/completing this

Villarreal

Villarreal

State Quarter Submission

What a blast!! Friends, It took a year to get the grading funds up. I finally got the chance to send in all the nice quarters I saved for the state quarter set. With 86 MS quarters and 19 SMS quarters I am down to only 14 coins missing from my set "Rick's Keepers" to complete it. I was also pleased to help another set (P.C.) with additions to get very close to the NGC top rank. One more submission later on should achieve the goals for both sets, his and mine. Also helping (V.P.) as his s

Six Mile Rick

Six Mile Rick

PVC Damage?

How to tell. Friends, hate to pull anyone away from the current "rim" debate, but I just bought a very nice 1984 Olympics 3 coin set. The S minted coin has some green area's on it and am trying to determine if it is PVC damage. I have been around the coin world only a short time, and have read some on it and viewed the NCS video etc. But, I am still not sure exactly what this damage is and can it successfully be removed without then making the coin "cleaned". This is a very very nice coin

RMK-Collectibles

RMK-Collectibles

A Nice Tip for A New Addition

Fellow collector's looking out for each other A nice side effect of being in this registry community is getting to know each other's sets and interests. I have given a head's-up to a friend or 2 here when I've seen a nice coin that I knew they collected by theme, type or specifically were hunting for. The forums and journals are nice ways to share interests and the beauty of it is when the sharing comes full circle. You share with others your enjoyment of your niche interest in the hobby and

jackson64

jackson64

Is a Wire Rim a Manufacturing Defect? What is your opinion?

When describing the diagnostic wire rim on a 1911-D $2.5 Indian I was told that it was just a manufacturing defect (See bought a pig in a poke) In a previous thread about my purchase of a set of gold $2.5 gold Indian coins a pithy comment was made that the "wire rim on a coin is a manufacturing defect". With due respect to RWB, a wire rim is not, in my opinion, a manufacturing defect. First, if it were it should be listed as a Mint Error, it is not. The most well-known example of a coin cat

JTO

JTO

HELPING A NEIGHBOR, NEED HELP MYSELF

WHAT IS IT??????? JUST HELPING MY NEIGHBOR WHO LIKE MANY IS GOING THROUGH A BOX OF COINS LEFT BY A LOVED ONE. MOST OF THE COINS ARE JUST CIRCULATED SILVER, MORGANS KENNEDY'S IKE'S LIBERTY'S ETC AND SOME MAPLES. HE GAVE ME THIS ONE TO HELP IDENTIFY AND I AM LOST OTHER THAN TO THINK IT IS JUST A TOKEN SOUVENIR. I ENCLOSED A PIC. ONE SIDE WINNEPEG MINT. THE OTHER OTTAWA. ANYWAY WE ARE BOTH CURIOUS. THANKS AGAIN EVERYONE AND HAVE A GREAT EASTER. To see old comments for this Journal ent

RMK-Collectibles

RMK-Collectibles

THREE OTHER'S THAT'S ALL

CAN'T COME UP WITH A TEASER. HERE ARE THREE OTHERS, TWO ARE SHILLINGS ONE A 1921 THE OTHER 1929, BUT THE DATES ARE IN DIFFERENT SPOTS. THE LOWER COPPER COLORED ONE IS 1976 AND I THINK IS GREEK. ARE THE SHILLING'S SILVER? THANKS EVERYONE FOR THE HELP. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

RMK-Collectibles

RMK-Collectibles

Bought a Pig In a Poke, $2.5 Gold Indians and the grades are just in..

I bought a set of $2.5 Indians in a capital plastics holder where they have been in my bank until now... I agreed to buy a set for 10K form a "friend" who had bought them from an estate. When it came time to do the deal, I looked at the coins and what the $%#&*! I said I remembered them in a black holder and in better shape. Now I find out that there were 2 sets and the first set, the one that got me worked up, he said had already sold. I was not happy. The second set was not at all

JTO

JTO

Other pieces to convert and/or slab

Lots more to come Other pieces to convert from PCGS or CGS (UK) 1841 1/2p CGS 85, probably MS 64-65 RB to RD 1825 1/- PCGS 66 1923 6P PCGS 65 1822 1/4P PCGS65 BN 1830 1/4P PCGS 64 BN 1904 1P CGS 85 , probably MS 65 RD 1823 Roman I 1/4P CGS 85 , probably Ms 64-65 1834 1.5P PCGS 65 to slab: 1828 1/4P as struck per Baldwin UK 1703 6P British Unc or near so 1901 1/2 sovwereign flat out gem qith prooflike surfaces 1911 proof 1/2 sovereign gem plus 1797 2P most likely Ms

rmw

rmw

Changes to come

Changes and updates to come Several coins will be converted from PCGS to NGC in the next few weeks which will strengthen some of the registry sets, and about 20 coins will be submitted to NGC for grading, which will accomplish the same. Some coins to be converted are 1836 shilling lustrous and well toned Ms 66, 1881 Halfcrown Ms 65, 1672 farthing MS 64 RB. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

rmw

rmw

The Coins and Medals of Laura Gardin Fraser

My new custom set is coming more into focus with this set description. Every pioneer who paves a new trail, marks a trail for others to follow. Laura Gardin Fraser (1889-1966) is the first women ever to design a US minted coin or for that matter any other world coin (The Numismatist July 2013, p. 35). As a result, this has opened the way for many other talented female sculptor/medalists to break into what had been exclusively the realm of men. That said, I dont get the impression that Laura Ga

coinsbygary

coinsbygary

Just got a 2011 S 1C PF 70 RD Ultra Cameo Ranked 56 top performers

Life is to short to worry about the future. Today my 2011 S 1C PF 70 RD Ultra Cameo arrived. Finally I got to complete my 2011 Silver Proof Set. As I check all of my other modern coin sets that need to be filled I come to the conclusion I am in for a long wait. I am a 60 year old cancer survivor who has gone through 3 bone marrow transplants.I started collecting in 2009 when a friend got me involved in it. That is the year I found out I had bone cancer. I love my coins but I do not know how l

Ed J

Ed J

A Set for Every Budget

If you like the design, there is some way to collect it. Collectors have a somewhat different mindset from the non-collector. It may appear a small thing but I believe it is almost a fundamental or foundational component of one's personality. The simple definition is usually of the variety, " a collector feels a need or compulsion to place things in order" I believe this often transcends into their non-collecting endeavors also. As opposed to the hoarder or accumulator, collectors usually ha

jackson64

jackson64

This Week In Coins

Slow Week At The Bank This week at the bank, I wasn't able to find much. I got four wheaties and nothing else. I did find out however that my Operations Specialist collects a bit also. When she went to audit a teller at a different branch, she found a $1 and $10 silver certificate in his mutilated money, because they were old. ) That was a nice find for her. Yesterday, JPs Corner delivered 14 Lincoln 1959 - 1998 Harris Coin Folders. I have a huge family. That's just for my second cous

Texan's Coins

Texan's Coins

The Journey Continues...

Submission #3 is a Tweener The results of my 3rd submission of world coins to NGC is a "tweener"- better than the first but not as good as the second. 29 coins submitted: PF70 (11), PF69 (15), PF68 (2) and PF67 (1). Pictured are my new PF70s. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

danny0603

danny0603

Awesome coin

Hard to pay for I bid on a fantastic coin the other day. Very surprised I won it and when I went to pay, Heritage told me that because it is over $2500 that I can only pay using my checking account. I have purchased a handful of items from Heritage and I have never had any issues splitting up the purchase over multiple payment methods. They told me that it is clearly in their terms and conditions. I told them that nobody reads those things. After telling them what I would have to do to co

The Power of Gold?

CAC Gold, that is... and other colors Because the Liberty Seated Half Dimes I still need for my main set are not frequently available, I have started collecting interesting varieties. One that is visually obvious is the 1844 with repunched date. In the earliest die states, multiple extra impressions of the 1, 8, and first 4 are apparent. It is not clear how many reverse dies were paired with the obverse die in question. Nevertheless, repunched date examples for 1844 are more common than norm

Electric Peak

Electric Peak

Spreading The Numismatic Word

Through multiple channels. I have had so much fun over the last few months talking to my coworkers about coins that I have decided that I would like to try to get more people interested. I am going to put a daily Random Coin (Or currency) Fact on my Facebook page. Tonight, I talked about the 1943 copper cents and their value. I am also going to get a Harris coin folder (Lincoln Cents) and a roll of cents for all of my cousins' kids. There are around 12 of them right now. I will also inclu

Texan's Coins

Texan's Coins

Golden Grizzly

this little coin may turn into a collection of the whole series. I added my first gold coin to my granddaughter's bear-themed coin set. It is quite attractive in design and surprisingly well detailed for a 1/10th oz coin. When looking through the other coins of the O Canada wildlife series coins, I really was taken with the other coins in the set- cougar, bison, bald eagle, wolf, beaver etc. I think the small coins wouldn't be too much of a stretch in budget to assemble, even though the smal

jackson64

jackson64

The Journey Continues...

ADVICE PLEASE I am getting ready to send in my first US coins (19th century type set) for grading. I have many rolls of what appear to be uncirculated coins all of the same date that were my fathers. Pictured below are a few of these examples. (1956P Washington Quarter, 1956 Dimes, 1958D Dimes). Most of these rolls are from the 50s with the exception of a roll of 1964 halves. My question is this: What would be the best way to handle these? Have the rolls certified (and what does that mean)

danny0603

danny0603