"What is it about looking at a complete, matched set of coins that brings such pleasure?"
I'm sitting here; glass of wine in hand; looking at an attractive group of coins lined up on the desk; and feeling pretty good about today's numismatic accomplishment. For today, the last coin needed to complete a set, arrived in the mail- an 1875-CC, 20 Cent, NGC-63. My 4 coin uncirculated set is now complete!
I've been searching for this coin, in this condition for a couple of years, now. It's anot
Held at Washington Middle School, Honolulu HI
How exciting it is to start a new hobby!
Being totally ignorant of everything involved, other then the limitted internet research I have done, I found myself in awe of all the different beautiful coins presented. The first purchase I made was the "Red Book" and as I scanned through it, it was overwhelming. I finally admitted to myself that what started as a few nice coins being given to my little boy as presents have sparked an interest that
I have been trying to register for the chat boards
Using my email@example.com address, but twice already I have not received the confirmation email - the first time it went to my yahoo email and when I tried to confirm it would not, saying it had already been over 24 hours, so if any one can help, it would be greatly appreciated
Oh what could have been!
A week ago, Eric von Klinger had an article in Coin World on the Saint-Gaudens pattern coins, telling a lot about the design process for the double eagle. Well, Teddy Roosevelt fully intended Saint-Gaudens to redesign every circulating coin in the country, to rid the populace of the "atrocious hideousness" of the then current designs. The other day I was thinking, what if Saint-Gaudens hadn't died before he finished the reworking of American coinage under Roosevelt?
My first pedigree coin.
My first pedgree coins are from the Binion Collection. It's just like a Hollywood movie, greed, sex, and murder. I enjoy this collection, but wish there were more dates and mints to collect, I don't think you can get a complete collection. I've only found Morgan, and Peace dollars for the registry, with a couple of Walking Liberty's.
Need this one last coin to complete Type Set
The SE Half dollar is (of course) the last coin needed for my collection. Will pay upwards of $35,000. Does anyone have one for sale or know where one is being sold that does not cost in the hundreds of thousands?
New here, starting a collection for my little boy, Vuk
Just joined today since I have started a small collection for my little boy, Vuk, so since it is his, it will be in his name He received a few coins as presents, so I started looking into getting him some more, and have been amazed with the beauty and fascinating facts about different coins. I am new to all this, but look forward to learning more!
NGC Registry is great!
The NGC Registry is a great way to keep track of your coins and compete with others! I was wondering if anyone was selling very cheap Lincoln Wheats that are graded from NGC or PCGS that I could add to my set.
Have fun collecting and competing. I sure am!
Finding the missing eagles is a challenging task to say the least! Can anyone help!!!!!!!!!!
I thought my set was starting to come together until I added it to the registry. Boy was I wrong! I am still filling the empty slots but it sure seems slow some times. I have quite a few extra 69 & 70's that I would be willing to trade for the ones I need if anyone is interested.
WHAT MIGHT POP UP!!!
A recent purchase was an 1861 Half Dime, MS-62 NGC. It's initial appeal was primarily nice luster and very pretty, light gold toning.
Once I had the coin in hand, it had a rather unusual look; so out comes the loupe, and here's what I found:
-Very strong die clashing on both sides of the coin.
-The obverse strike was especially sharp on central devices (head, torso, and foot details).
I'm now thinking, "this little beauty is really undergraded!"
Golden Dollar, Made for testing in the UK using Martha dies
Martha Washington Golden dollar test piece. Given to me by a friend who knew someone who worked for a uk company that made coin operated machines some years ago.
I understand that the test pieces were made to test the durability of different alloys when used in coin operated machines.
This must be similar to the one that turned up in someones change in the US I guess.
For several years, I have created at the beginning of each year, a list of the 15 coins that I would most like to add to my collection. Actually finding and purchasing these little "gems" has been an effort with mixed success from year to year.
One coin, the 1898-S Barber Quarter, has been an especially elusive target. It has been on my list for 3 years, without me ever seeing one advertised, let alone actually seeing a coin. This Spring, I was the underbidder for
Well, we've just launched the Signature Sets and I have to admit that I'm already surprised.
The new collections that have been entered really prove that there are more ways to collect than anyone could define.
To toned coins
COULD THIS BE A NEW DESCOVERY?
The mail man delivered my latest purchase today - a 1943-D 50 Cent, NGC MS-66. With my usual excitement, I tore open the package; scanned both sides of this new "gem"; and then focused in with my 5X glass for a closer look.
Immediately, upon scrutinizing the reverse, I noticed "something" about the mint mark. It just looked different. So I went to the 15X microscope, and sure enough- there is a clear repunching of the MM to the North.
I grabbed my copy of
Just graded MS62, VarietyPlus. Coin has extra ray
Appreciate any feed back on coin. Value ? rareity ? ect?
See body for more info
Coin graded by NGC, Grade ID # 2505051-001.
Unique coin with extra ray on backside of coin.
1922 Peace silver dollar. VarietyPlus. Additional comment from
NGC "This coin is not a variety recongnized by NGC for the following reason...Not a top-50 VAM. Anyone who can give me more info it would be greatly appreciated.
I had just bought 2 1970 proof sets, and was going through the cherrypickers guide to see if there were any errors. For some reason, I looked at the back of the cents, and there is a definite difference in the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. The "United" seems unevenly spaces, and the AM in America has but a paper width seperation, where as the other has a definite seperation. I've checked some 1971 proof cents, and they all have the seperation. Has anyone heard or know of this as an error coin?
Is Acetone Really Safe??
I have a Buffalo Nickel that is in excellent condition, without any flattened surfaces and a really nice strike however, it is really dirty. It isn't corrosion, it's just dirt. I am so scared to touch the nickel with anything since I am so new to all this and I was pretty much handed over (inherited) this 2000 coin collection that wasn't well cared for and I've heard everything from mineral oil, to olive oil, to acetone can be used to clean coins but, I'm scared of th
I am about to move and even though I sent my coins in to be graded via registered priority mail, it still took four days. So, I asked my mail person how long registered mail generally takes and they said it could take up to twenty days.
Does anyone have advice on this. I've already paid for Express grading service for my first six coins (inherited a huge non-graded collection) however, I really didn't think much about the mails turnaround times and marked registered mail for the return rout
Priority mail, delivery conformation is much faster.
I prefer Priority mail with delivery conformation. It can be insured and you can check delivery info on line. From Michigan to NGC is two days.
If you have insurance on your collection look to see if it covers mailing and save the postal insurance cost.
When submitting raw coins for encapsulation, how do I indicated a multi-coin holder is requested? (Under customer notes on form?) And is there an extra expense for the holder? Thank you for any replies.