NGC Journals

 

1895-0 & 1894-0 BARBER DIME DATE POSITIONING

Is this a meaningful issue? I am aware of the 3 positions known for the "5" on the 1895-O Barber Dime relative to the Bust: -Far -Near -Touching. Today, I looked at 5 of these coins and noted 2 had the 5 touching, 3 were near, and 0 in the Far position. I don't know which, if any are rare. The interesting point (at least to me) is that I pulled out 3 1894-O Barber Dimes and looked at the date position. I am totally unaware of any varieties here. SURPRISE! 2 coins had the "4" to
 

OWNER of NCS XF details (mount removed) MCMVII

Hello again, coin people. After a 3-year hiatus I have returned to my fond hobby of early $20 Gold collecting. I learned some painful lessons along the way and probably have a lot more to learn.   Anyway, thanks to a financial settlement I will be able to add coins to my collection. I saved up a few dollars and purchased a high-relief Saint, albeit a "problem" coin. I was trying to figure out the "fair market" price before I made an offer on the coin. The dealer wanted $7500, I offered

barney

barney

05/20/2005

 

This new feature might make our messaging system a real hit!

I got to cheat a bit and be the first person to post a journal entry, since I had a little insider-knowledge about when it would be going up. But I've already received 3 or 4 "Contact Member" messages on that first article, and from people that I don't THINK I've seen hanging around the message board much. I knew that this feature would be a great way to get people started sharing their thoughts about collecting. In a sense it's quite different then the message boards, in that you have a muc

Architecht

Architecht

05/15/2005

 

I FOUND AN MS68 FRANKLIN FOR MY REGISTRY SET

Imagine my excitement at the prospect of acquiring the "finest" 1963 Franklin known to exist. Then add in the re-assurance of knowing that I can return it for a refund if I don't like it. I have been working on my NGC 1963 proof set for a few months now, and I have been able to assemble a respectable PF68 ULTRA for each of these, except the Half which is PF68 CAMEO. Since I am temporarily satisfied with this, I have decided to concentrate on a mint set of the same year. I have been placing

dleonard-3

dleonard-3

05/13/2005

 

The Collecting Bug - Holistically Speaking

Well, at this point I've absorbed quite a bit about collecting through osmosis. You can't be involved in putting together web sites like the CCG companies have without starting to really "get it". But I haven't been bit by the collecting bug... yet. I have to admit, though, that I've felt the pull on occasion. I bought a Roman coin, I own a Dave Sim graphic novel... little tiny tastes of collecting. But while I have yet to take on the collecting addiction directly, the experience has left

Architecht

Architecht

05/12/2005