NGC Journals

Top 100 Liberty Seated Dime Varieties signature template available

Now that PCGS has recognized the major VAMS, can Top 100 Seated Dime varieties be next? Variety collecting is still in its infancy, but better web informational resources are pushing the collecting frontier. Finally I have found time to use the NGC Signature set forum as a vehicle to display a Top 100 Liberty Seated Dime Varieties template for others copy and use. The template is complete but I will be adding more descriptive details in the next few months. Right now, I'm trying to populate

Dismeguy-migration

Dismeguy-migration

Discovering a Beautiful Set of 1910 Gold Coins

What an Adventure! I seem to have something good here. Going through a storage unit last August 2005, I discovered a set of four 1910 gold coins [saint-Gaudens $20 and three Indian Head Type $10, $5, $2.5] that my grandfather gave me many years ago. They are protected in a United States Gold plastic and white vinyl case, and seem to be in near perfect condition. They may never have been out of the case. I'm starting to investigate, appreciating the beauty of the set, and learning the terms

Twinkly

Twinkly

THERE'S NO ACCOUNTING FOR TASTE

Why does one coin type appeal to a collector, while a similar denomination or design leaves him disinterested? Recently I brought a large group of coins home from the bank for a weekend visit. While looking through the collection, I began to notice what seems to me, at least, to be a bit of an oddity. And that oddity is my collecting preferences.   This is what I noticed: I love Barber Dimes and Quarters, but have no interest in the Half. I own but one for my type set.   I am an e

Wissahickon Collection

Wissahickon Collection

1971 Proof Kennedy errors?

Lint or hair stikes I have 2) 1971 proof Kennedy halves that have been struck with lint or hair on them. One has 2 places on the front (by the date and by the Y in LIBERTY), the other has one that went through the first L in DOLLAR that goes up to the top of the second L. Is there a market for such a thing?

Skeester

Skeester

Need 2 last French gold 20 Fcs. "Marianne& Rooster" coins to finish cert. Set..1902 &1906..bu+

I have a complete set of 1899-1914 20 Franc gold french rooster's all NGC graded Ms63-65. If you have a bu uncertified or certified 1902 or 1906 20 franc gold coin please contact this member of collector's society. Although I have 3 different #1 ranked registry sets I still have several "odd" collections...because I collect for fun. I love this set..she {Marianne} not only has the long curly/wavy hair of my wife..the name is even spelled the same..I even have the rare 1900 No Arrows by the dat

jackson64

jackson64

New guy on the block

How does a person with half a mind learn what he needs to navigate this world of numismatics? My mother told me allot, "I've half a mind to. . . " So, I figured I must have the other half! I've been fascinated with numismatics for most of my life. Although I've never had any collections to speak of, especially a graded one. So here I go embarking on a journey that I hope will not only enrich my mind of the short but interesting history of our coinage, but maybe even enrich my safety deposit bo

cleatus

cleatus

BUY THIS BOOK!

UNITED STATES COINAGE A Study by Type by Ron Guth and Jeff Garrett. If you open this book, you will buy it. Let?s start with the photos. These are not just photos, these are works of art. Every page is headed by an obverse and reverse photo of the type coin discussed. In many cases the photos depict the finest example known. In every case, 140 different coins, the photos themselves are the finest I have ever seen.   This is a big book with glossy pages (168 of them). It gives current

Gregory Taylor

Gregory Taylor

RICHMOND COLLECTION

Enjoy collecting I enjoy this collection because there are so many different coins to collect. The Morgan and Peace dollars have been very clean. I only have one Walking Liberty so far. Working on the Washington collection.

Clay

Clay

first day as member of collectors society

coinz4me, is the title that I will use from now on in my writings. I have lots and lots of coins and paper money but, nothing that is a set...I see it, and if I can I purchase. this well have to change. I do have sets on layaway at hoskins, and they are the only sets that I have. Everything else is just here and there.

Jeni

Jeni

My current items on eBay - NGC Morgans

I will be posting some other coins as time goes on. There is something for everyone. Have a look if interested. These are duplicates that are all generally nice. For now there are only NGC certified Morgans. I will be posting some other coins as time goes on. There is something for everyone.   http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQfgtpZ1QQfrppZ25QQsassZpentaware   This is our software site. I use one of our products to crop and edit images and for other things too.   http://www.pen

cho10

cho10

Indian Princess

It was the fascination with a three dollar "Indian Princess" that started the journey. In my hand was a shimmering green gold beauty, the first I'd actually seen. Rick had hand picked this coin for me after a long talk about gold we enjoyed a few weeks earlier. This Princess was much more than I had previously spent on a single coin but she was so lustrous and beautiful I had to have her. The gold bug bit me hard. I ran off scouring shops and coin shows buying every book on gold coinage I co

Calypso

Calypso

3 cent proofs

3 cent coins. the most overlooked and under-valued coins out there waiting for collectors. i am 1 coin away <a href="http://from com">from completing my set of 3 cent proof nickels.there are 26 coins to collect and 13 of them have mintages of less than 1000 coins!!!!!!!!! and i have purchased a 1869 proof 64 NGC graded coin with a mintage of 600 for only $339. also,a 1874 proof 63 NGC graded coin for $342 with a mintage of 700+.how about a 1875 proof 64 NGC for $450 with a mintage of 700

donald e

donald e

Just Learning

I have been collection non-USA circulation coinage for some years now. More of a "world Travel" hobbie where you never need to leave home. I also have a number of USA coins, not many actually graded. So, I'm just learning about the benefits of grading, both USA and foreign. Of most interest in having graded now are a 1890 Morgan silver dollar and a 1961 Russian 1 rouble.

RWCochran

RWCochran

Washington Quarters

I am completing a set for each of my kids. In the Chicago area I am finding that it is difficult to get Philadelphia minted quarters and I generally have to buy those. Pretty sad. Not to mention that they look awful after a while, but that topic is for another time!

Naples

Naples

Purchased 1877-CC dime

I was at one of my local shops (yes I have two. One in Niles, IL and the other in Glenview, IL. The shop in Glenview, had an 1877-CC dime in an NGC holder, MS61, and really nice. It is toned a nice shade of grey and has a pock-marked surface, indicative of the rusted dies that were used in that heavy production year. There is no rub ervident on the high spots so I believe the coin is indeed mint state. It seems to have a little dirt accumulated on it, that accentuates the detail. Overall a rea

Naples

Naples