One of the few you could get out of a $1.00 slot machine. Many had different pictures on back. This casino no longer exist in Wendover, Nevada. .999
Front with the old Stateline Cowboy Marque and this one on back is the hardest to find. Stallion horses. Wild horses in back grond with gold ring around silver. Encased in plastic holder never taken out in Mint conditon.
One of the few I have collected when the State line casino existed in Wendover, Nevada. .999 silver
This is another rare coin I recieved playing the $1.00 slot machines. I have had these at least 15-20 yrs. This reverse of this coin is beautiful Western Cowboy Roundup time. Roping steer.
Recieved playing $1.00 slot machine, when lucky. Racing at the Salt Lake Flats. History memory breaking speed records. I do belive the record breaker engine was made by Harley Davidson. Sports car record breakers. Collection for cars and race cars. Makes a beautiful coin. Encased in holder for 15-20 yrs
Reverse with the Salt Flats and the Desert Scene. Old time record breaker race car. Showing power engine thrust. .999 silver.
This Marquee is not longer at this casino. They have since changed this to another casino. This is the Cowboy Marquee that stood out of the casino. I recieved a few of these about 15-20yrs ago, when I got lucky.
Encased and never been opened. Beautiful and Decorative. .999 silver. Reverse has race cars, horses and cowboys in nice detail.
My thoughts on the current topic of solely PCGS sets being listed.
When I first started collecting coins someone said to me to buy only NGC or PCGS graded coins. That piece of advice has served me well over the years. I know some people like only one or the other company exclusively. I think they both do a fine job but can't understand why PCGS coins sell at higher premiums than does NGC's. Are PCGS graded coins better coins? Are PCGS grading standards higher? If they are than why is it that N
From a relatively inexperienced collector's perspective
I think NGC has it right. Considering NGC wants people to join the collector's society, they open themselves to a broader, more competitive, group of coin collectors.
Yeah, I don't like the fact the PCGS holders are different size, the fact some PCGS coins are more marketable than NGC, or that PGCS owners don't scan and describe their coins. There are also a lot of people with PCGS coins that probably feel the same way about other NG
How I photograph my coins
I am not a professional photographer, however, I have always loved photography and also consider it a terrific hobby. I realize that many people do not have the time or money to invest in good equipment, but for me it is just another extension of my coin hobby. Documenting my collection has been a very enjoyable process. I can now keep my collection in the safe at the bank, yet pull out my photos and enjoy my collection any time.
Digital camera: Fuji
So... I will jump right on in...
Last week I made a posting titled "Say Cheese Please" simply asking my fellow (and fellowette (trying to be politically correct)) collectors to image their treasures and share thier stories of their collections. While several others have either email me personally (email@example.com) or made additional journal posting stating they have added more images/stories, it would also seem as though I sparked other conversations regarding the inclusion of PCGS coins a
The sound of the above title should be a clue here....
We all have headaches now. Lets call a truce to the hostilities. This is supposed to be a "Happy Holiday Season", not to mention a friendly forum.
Michael W. Cooper
This coin, graded XF40 by NGC (cert # 2085138-009) is dated 1623. From Poland is a ? Taler. I hope I look this good when I am 382 years old.
Looking for a superior 1948 Franklin with FBL? LOOK NO FURTHER THAN HERE!
Hello everyone! My wife and I have a rather extensive collection of Morgans and Franklins that are in marvelous condition. We would like to add the graded Franklins that we have to a registry under our name here. How would we go about that? Also, I've noted that quite a few of you are looking for a superior 1948 Franklin. We have one 48-P that grades in at an awe-inspiring MS66 FBL. The only problem...NTC...I will say th
Ok... that's not a great reason, but I think I have one. A coin is either full cameo or it is not. If Lcam or CamObv is allowed then where does it stop. Why not ?Cam or even ?Cam or how about 10%Cam or JBCam (just-barely) we could even have CWB (Cam-wanna-be). No we cannot go there. It is either full cameo or not. I do not have a problem with the designation of Deep (Ultra) Cameo vs Cameo as the designation still refers to the entire coin not just a portion of it. If this requ
What will my first submission to NGC bring.....joy, terror, fear, rejection...?
Now that I've completed the entire Oregon Trail comemmorative half dollar series I just sent them to NGC for grading. This is the first time I've ever submitted coins to be graded by any firm. I'm anxious to see how well I was able to determine the grade of each coin vis-a-vis NGC grade. Before I sent them to NGC I wrote down a grade that I thought the coin to be. It will be interesting to see how close my grade ca
I applaud NGC for having the courage to allow PCGS coins in their registry but.....
Frankly I really don't want to see all these 100% PCGS registry sets that seem to be popping up like some sort of disease around here. If you want to put together one of these sets, there's a great place to display them... across the street.
I think NGC should institute some sort of requirement that a percentage of your set needs to be in NGC holders to participate in the NGC registry or signature sets. Wha
I've followed the "comments" from fellow collectors and have posted many new pics.
This weekend I posted nearly 60 (actually 120, two shots per coin) phots of coins in my collection. I have lots more photos to take and post.
Interestingly, incuse Indian gold quarter eagles are extremely difficult to get good shots of (at least with a digital camera). I worked rather hard to get the results I did get.
Bottom line in photographing coins is light. I used natural light from a window and when
so ok, they're only peoples
to all of our fellow collectors...a merry christmas, a happy chanukah, and a happy hang over....NEW YEAR..(I never can get that right)...may you all find that number one coin that you want the most
silver dollar coins
in a cold and snowy Maine
Just starting to get the hang of this....
Good luck to those competing this year and Happy Holidays.
This year ended my first month of collecting toward the Kennedy Half Proofs and didn't think I'd make it as far as where the set is currently at. It is a bit exciting to hear on the news stations about information from the US Mint proposing 37 different coin dollars in 2007 (Dead Presidents Series,) and in 2009, various places and items associated with Lincoln on the reverse (maybe a new Lin
Goodbye Seated Dimes and California Gold...
There are certain disadvantages to being obsessive compulsive and numismatic--one of which is that sets that are in effect uncompletable drive one up the wall. Needless to say, after twenty years of being stuck on the final ten seated dimes, and really not wanting to buy $2000 uggos (those of you in the dime game know what i'm talkin' about), i sold them all. even worse was my california fractional gold--i only had about 30 of those. the upside is
For my journal entry...
...into the Collectors' Society Inter-gallactic Hall of Fame or something on that order, so if I want to win one of those highly coveted icons next to my name, this had better be a doosey. Actually I think I will opt for the million dollar cash prize (paid one dollar a year for a million years). Winning would only mean that I, like any good irishman (Cooper is gaelic for "barrelmaker"), have been kissin' on that blarney stone 'n been giv'n the gift of a silver tongue.