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    I write this to protest NGC's decision to allow PCGS-certified coins back into the registry. After all, it was just a couple of years ago that NGC leadership made a big presentation about how PCGS coins could no longer compete in the registry.

    I feel that NGC's going back on this policy is a slap in the face of those collectors (myself included) who go to great lengths to ensure that their sets are 100% NGC certified 

     

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    I wanted to tell a story that we can all relate too that happened recently.  I had a rare instance where I wasn't paying attention and got caught flat footed, and now I probably paid a lot more than I should.  About two months ago the 2019 Antiqued silver Libertads were released, and they sold out without me even knowing about the release until it was too late.  So naturally I was kicking myself for not being on top of things, and after scouring the interwebs I couldn't find anything anywhere.  A few weeks later I was killing some time at work and saw the 1 oz version online, graded NGC MS 70.  The bank just happened to be right across the street so I sped over with the intention of seeing if I could afford it or not.  (It's my play money account so it's not overflowing with cash).  Well, I ended up ordering the coin in the parking lot before I ever went into the bank.  I know we can all identify with that right! Lol.  A little backstory as to the urgency...last year was the first year that Mexico made silver Libertads in an antique finish.  The 1 oz had a mintage of 40,000, which is by far the lowest mintage non-proof silver coin.  The 2 oz and 5 oz coins had a mintage of 2,000 each.  Well this year they threw us a serious curve ball.  The 2 oz and 5 oz coins had their mintage reduced to 1,000.  The real kicker is that the 1 oz went from 40,000 last year to 1,000 this year!  That's 2.5% of the mintage from last year.  I would say it's a true rarity in the Libertad series.  I ended up paying $170, likely way more than I should have if I had been paying attention from the start.  But to me it's well worth it, except for the fact that I have a lot less dry powder now! Haha. 

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  1. Well, I just ordered what will be a companion piece to my Zimbabwe note set / the first coin in a related project – I haven’t decided yet.

    The coin is a 1980 Zimbabwe 10 Cent piece, graded MS65 by NGC. The coin happens to be TOP POP. I say “happens to be” because it also happens to be the only one of its kind graded by NGC – hard NOT to be top pop at that point. Anyway… MS65 is a decent, Gem BU, grade.

    I saw this coin come up months ago on eBay and seriously considered buying it, but I just couldn’t convince myself to go for it for about $35. I was trying hard to focus on building out the note set instead, and I just wasn’t convinced that it was worth that. So, I didn’t go for it.

    I saw it again Wednesday and saw that the seller had brought it down to $23.45 + $2.95 shipping. That was more interesting to me, but – more interesting still – they had a “Best Offer” option still. I added it to my watch list. It had 18 days left on the clock. I figured I’d wait a while longer and, if it was still there at the end of the month, offer the seller $20 + shipping and see if they’d take it.

    I woke up Thursday morning and the seller had sent me a private offer for it for $20 + shipping. I seriously considered just taking it at that point, feeling rather amused. But, if they’re making an offer like that, I have to assume at that point that they really just want it gone, and if they’re willing to take that, they may go lower. So, I offered $18 + shipping and they accepted it less than an hour later.

    I had a problem with the idea of paying $35 for it, but I’m happy with $20.95.

    I’ve been thinking for a while that it might be fun to expand the Zimbabwe set to include some of the coins. This will be a first step on that path. I’m not sure if I’m really willing / interested in pursuing that right now, but for $21 I’ll make an impulse buy and lay a foundation.

    All that said, I can’t help but laugh about it being TOP POP – for now. I always see merchants trying to hype up when a coin is the highest of the only one graded, trying to make the things sound rare, when really they just usually don’t get graded, while the seller is asking a silly-high price for it.

    Sometimes TOP POP means a lot less than you might think.

    I had a similar situation go down a while ago with a P-1c note for this set. The seller had been asking $40 for it after shipping for months and it hadn’t sold. They sent me an offer to come down to about $32-35. I offered them $29.50 for it, shipped, and they took it.

    The prices on the Zimbabwe notes have come down considerably in the last 5 years and I don’t necessarily expect them to recover any time soon. A big part of building this set / collection has involved waiting until I could get the pieces for prices that were low enough that I don’t have to feel too bad if I can’t sell them for much or if I lose most / all of the money I put into the set when and if I ever sell.

    I’ve been working hard to build up this set this year in part because I don’t see the prices going much lower from here – I’ve been getting plenty of these notes, already graded, for $8 - 15. I could always be wrong – they can always go lower if it isn’t $0.00, but at least at these prices I feel like I don’t have to care and it can be a spending of “fun money” and wasteful spending on a hobby without regard for future value.

    I'd had a completely empty "place holder" set on my registry, just to let me look at what the competitive category for these looked like, and I've deleted that. I'll make it / re-make it when this coin arrives and try to build it into something more than an empty place holder. Now that this set / project is going to have coins and notes in it, I unfortunately don't know that I'll be able to show all of it in one place - it's going to have to be split between both sides of CCG's house, unless I can get some extra certification numbers for notes and use those "dummy" certs to show the coins with the notes in the notes signature set. I guess we'll see there.

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  2. At a recent coin show, not long ago, I purchased 6 ancient Greek coins, 1 fairly old Japanese and 1 Spanish treasure coin.  I don't usually dive into a stack of unknowns unless I know a little bit about what I am doing as my stash got out of control, lapping up coins like a hungry cat on a dish of cream.  So, with not the irrational exuberance I used to be under, I have been shedding more common coins and looking to be the only one holding a certain item.  So, after asking a coupla dealers what they were worth, I went ahead and bought a bag of unknowns.  Right off the bat I sold one for about what I had in the whole stash, so figuring I was onto something, I had the rest of them graded and was quite happy with the results.

    Got back coins from early as the 5th century BC and I am very excited about 'branching out' as it were.  

    I find that in ancient Greece, there were thousands (2000+) polis's [city states] and each one made its own money/coins/currency.  That being said, delving into their history, dates (which are not on the coins) and pedigree (where and when they are from) can be a daunting task.  Just going on line and putting in what you think may lead you to your coin, is a fool's errand, unless you have unlimited time and even as a retired fellow, there are 'other things'.

    So, I had NGC do the legwork, and now I'm taking it from there.  I have seen that NGC doesn't cooperate a lot as there are no census figures, actual dates, prices and so on. And with that being said, they don't even recognize the coin beyond their description, so to put one a set, much less the registry, one must begin jumping through hoops.  So, be sure you are on track you want to be on.  I am going to pursue this avenue as I believe it will lead me down an unknown [to me] history lesson of the 1st magnitude.  

    I am going to attempt to put up pictures of my Greek Treasures, but if not here, perhaps you could go to my set registry and see them there.

     

    Anyway, happy collections to all.

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    I am in need of a 2015 W $10 gold Eagle NGC PF 70

    anyone looking to sell one for a reasonable price?

    rprefer@gmail.com

    Thanks

  4. I was fortunate enough to have purchased the 2019 enhanced SAE  on opening day. I sent it in sealed mint packaging for the FDOI label and the COA number. 

    I am now told I cannot get a FDOI label. Why? If there was a 1 per household limit, did dealers send these in bulk to obtain one?

    Here is just one listing from a familiar place:

     2019 S SILVER EAGLE REVERSE ENHANCED NGC PF 70 FIRST DAY OF ISSUE 5826281-003 OGP AND COA INCLUDED

    More than 10 available? I rest my case.
     
    QuantityMore than 10 available

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  5. 1872/1 M overdate Sovereign: The Melbourne Mint opened in June 1872 after experiencing considerable delays. For one, the majority of the mint staff did not arrive until January 1872. Another problem was that Melbourne Mint had requested 1871 dies from the Royal Mint of England. They had requested 1870 dies, but that requested was not approved. While the dies were in transit - the Ship, Rangoon, sank in November 1871 before arriving in Melbourne. A second order for dies was made and arrived in April/May 1872. They were 1871 dies and were already outdated. An order for 1872 dies was made, but did not arrive until October 1872. The Melbourne Mint hired a Danish jeweler who altered the 1871 dies for the year 1872. The Mint issued (minted) the altered 1872/1 M Sovereigns only for a few days during the month of September 1872. The 1872/1 overdate is highly collectible and commands a significant premium over the regular 1872 issue. 

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  6. Numismatics has always been an obsession with me. It’s either all in or all out. While I have been able to maintain an even keel on almost all my sets, it has not been easy as she goes with my new custom set, “The Beginning, Dependability, and End of the Spanish Peseta.”

    This year most of my custom sets have seen some activity including my Inspirational Ladies set with a new French coin commemorating Joan of Arc and a Fantasy Crown featuring, “The Three Graces.” All my sets have had aesthetic upgrades meaning new and reformatted pictures. Having more time to spend on coins is one of the benefits of being retired. Other big purchases this year have included the Apollo 11 commemoratives less the gold coin and two upgrades to my 7070 type-set. The most recent addition to my type-set just this week is a PCGS MS-64 1906 Barber Quarter with a green bean. 

    Trying to keep a promise to my wife, I have sold some of my doubles this year to buy the aforementioned coins. Interestingly, I have been pretty successful in keeping our household budget spreadsheet balanced. However, starting a new and unexpected set has sent me catapulting off into obsession oblivion! Thus, I think there should be a danger label with all coin sales, “Danger, Buying Coins Maybe Detrimental to Your Budget.” 

    All this begs to question, “How did I get here, and why the Spanish Peseta?” To get those answers, I need to go all the way back to 2013 and my seated imagery set. It was then that I discovered coins featuring Hispania in a seated position on the 1870 Spanish Provisional Government coins. While I only needed one of the copper coins and one of the silver coins, I thought it would be nice to collect them all. Today I only lack the two scarcest silver coins.

    I have held all these coins over the years without having the bulk of them entered into either a custom set or a registry set. As far as the registry set, none currently exists for these coins. That was until I sent an e-mail to NGC asking for a set a few weeks ago. NGC has responded and shortly there will be a set for my set-less Spanish Provisional Government coins. 

    Up until last September I couldn’t imagine myself being here today having completed a nice 16 coin Spanish peseta set complete with write-ups totaling over 10,000 words. That was until purely by chance I noticed an 1868 bronze 5-peseta pattern for auction on E-bay. I knew of these copper patterns and have always wanted one. As you all know, I won the auction, had it conserved, and graded at MS-63. This had the effect of striking a match in an oil refinery and I was off to the races.

    Now I had to have a so-called home for the Spanish Provisional Government coins in my collection and only intended for limited custom set of just those coins. That was until I was intrigued by the following paragraph on the Royal Spanish Mint’s website: “The currency is a faithful reflection of history. Within its small dimensions, all the coordinates of the moment in which it was coined are enclosed and are always an inexhaustible source of information. The aesthetic, political, religious conceptions and the economic situation of the people are indelibly reflected in these small metal discs. Therefore, the 134 years in which the peseta has spent in the economy of Spain have seen transcendental events happen in the conformation of what is now the life of the Spaniards. Kings, artists, and conquerors have passed through the hands of the citizens; The peseta has become a key piece of popular iconography: longed for, hated, idolized ... in short, the history of the peseta is, in large part, the history of Spanish men and women entering the modern world.”

    Wanting to capture the essence of that paragraph, I enthusiastically expanded my set and used the paragraph as a road-map for the write-ups. Having bought the coins I needed and read and re-read the many articles and pieces on Spanish history, I believe that I have met the set objective and now it is finished.

    There is another aspect about this set that is unlike any of my other custom sets and that is that I don’t have to buy any more coins for it. It is complete as a set. My other sets are more open-ended in that when I find a coin that meets the set objective, I add it, much like the coins for my Inspirational Ladies set. Of course, this means I’ll have to come down from my Spanish Peseta high. It is always nice to buy a lot of new coins. However, it’s a huge letdown when you’re done. I’m currently suffering from coin withdrawal. ):

    The following is a link to my completed custom set: https://coins.www.collectors-society.com/wcm/CoinCustomSetView.aspx?s=28027 

    Furthermore, I’m using a picture of my new Barber Quarter as my blog photo. Whew, now I can go out and blow leaves around (:  Gary

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  7. Every year around this time, I review my sets and pick one to focus on for documentation.  This year, the choice was pretty easy.

    I completed my U.S/Philippines Ten Centavos set in 2016 with a very low grade 1915S that I had purchased as a raw coin ten years earlier.  At the time, a total of just ten 1915S 10 centavos had been graded by NGC, with only two of those grading above AU58.  The odds of obtaining an NGC graded 1915S were virtually zero, and raw coins didn't come up for auction very often, so I just decided to grade the only one I had.  Just ten days after it received a VG-8, a better looking raw coin came up for auction. I won it and had it graded in August 2016.  That same month, yet another raw 1915S popped up on eBay.  This one was much better looking than the one I had just sent for grading, so I bid aggressively and won it.  This third coin now resides in my set with a grade of AU55.  The current total population is now 13, so these three coins have been the only additions in the past 3 years.  I have acquired one more raw example since then, but have yet to have it graded.

    I’ve been able to upgrade seven other coins since then, one in 2018, and all of the rest in the past 6 months.  Six were upgraded to MS65 and one to MS66I acquired a very nice looking raw 1904 in August for a good price on eBay and it far exceeded my expectations when NGC graded it MS66.  Getting back to the title of this post, I had added an NGC MS64 1907S to my set in 2013.  That grade always seemed very conservative to me, but it wasn’t until this year that I finally decided to have it reviewed.  Sometimes your best upgrade is already in your set.  (Before and after photos are below)

    There is now a full description for the set and all 30 coins have two photos and date/mint/coin specific information.  More upgrades are possible, but I expect they’ll be coming a lot less frequently.

    Thanks, for reading.

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  8. Friends,

     At the beginning of the year the excitement builds as the first 2019 "W" quarter hunt starts. Huge high bids roll out

    as the first hit the auction blocks. With the year almost at the end the 5th "W" coin has not hit the streets yet.

     Just for fun I decided to go into the NGC research and check the census report on these rarities.

    Rarities --- Not even by a long shot!!!!

     Truth is there are so many graded this year by NGC only that I can honestly figure that NGC will make over $500,000 in the

    total "W" 2019  parks quarters graded by the end of this year. So far to date this year 19,662 - 2019 "W" mint mark quarters have been graded.

    The HUNT as it is called was well played by the mint and the grading companies as well. The "W" mint parks quarters are no rarity at all and

    plentiful in MS67 slabs already graded.

     

    Rick

  9. Is there anyone who knows how many of these were minted?  Found some information any thing else would help;

    "This coin was awarded as the "most beautiful commemorative coin" in Busan, Korea 2008. It has the Aztec calendar on the front, with the legend “Mexico Tenochtitlan 1478”. Tenochtitlan was the Aztec capital city, it was located in what now is Mexico City. On the back of the coin there is the image of a coin press, one the original instruments used by the Casa de Moneda de Mexico to mint coins."

     

    "The “Sun Stone” is one of the most famous Aztec sculptures, the original sculpture weighs around 24 tons and has a diameter of 11.75 ft. It’s believed to have been carved around 1501 and it currently sits in the Aztec hall of the Anthropology Museum of Mexico City. Although the exact meaning of the “Sun Stone” has been subject to multiple theories and discussion, it´s one of the most representative remaining sculptures of the Aztecs, the greatest and last pre-hispanic empire in America."

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  10. Well, the mint has once again screwed us low end collectors with what will become one of the hardest and HIGHEST priced coins to get and collect as well as one of the lowest minted coins ever put out. The new 2019 (S) Silver Reverse PF - Enhanced Finished Coins. I can only hope to get one when they are first released. If not only the rich will get them. Getting a 70 will break the bank. Just my 2 cents. 

  11. Nowadays, a lot of us, including me, buy most of our coins via the internet.  This is way different from when I started collecting back in the late 1960's.  In those days, even Department Stores had a coin and stamp counter, Heck even the local Woolworth's had a section of the store where you could buy a Red Book, a Lincoln Cent Folder, and all the other associated supplies.  Local coin shops, at least in the Pittsburgh area, were plentiful, and there was always mail order through a dealer you might have spotted in Coins Magazine, or the Numismatic News. Those days are gone, for the most part, but the local, regional, or national coin shows are still around and are still one of the best ways to fill your want list, meet your fellow collectors (I really do feel completely at home surrounded by my fellow hobbyists), and even learn a thing or two.   The Pennsylvania Numismatic Association (PAN) is hosting their Fall show this week, 17-19 October, in beautiful Monroeville PA. There will be about 120 dealers, ANACS will take your coins for grading, and there are a number of speakers, to include Clifford Mishler, holding forth on the 18th.  As if that wasn't enough, here are the top 11 reasons you should attend the Fall PAN show:

    1.  Parking is Free, Admission is Free, Spending time at the traveling Burns Library is Free, Distinguished Speakers are Free, and the KidZone is Free (for all YNs under 18).
    2.  Clifford Mishler is going to speak about the remarkable Chet Krause on Friday afternoon.  Cliff is a personal Numismatic Hero of Mine.
    3.  The weather should be excellent with no rain, or snow, or other natural calamities in the forecast.
    4.  Monroeville is conveniently located off the Pennsylvania Turnpike for those of you coming from other parts of Pennsy.
    5.  Monroeville is just a Parkway, a tunnel, and a Parkway from beautiful downtown Pittsburgh.
    6.  The concession stand in the convention center actually has moderate prices, an excellent breakfast burrito, and a $5 soft drink you can refill for free all day long.
    7.  The convention center is adjacent to the Monroeville Mall, which is WORLD FAMOUS for being the Mall featured in George Romero's Dawn of the Dead.
    8.  Clubs including the Harrisburg Coin Club, the West Penn Coin Club, the Liberty Seated Collectors Club, Western Pennsylvania Numismatic Society, PAN, and the Barber Coin Collectors Society, will be present to answer your questions and solicit your membership.
    9.  There will be outstanding competitive exhibits available for your viewing pleasure and you can vote for Best of Show.10. Did I mention Ben Franklin?  Ben Franklin, His Honourable Self, will be appearing throughout the show to provide wisdom and selfie opportunities.
    11. Finally, the bourse floor is populated by a number of dealers selling slabbed coins, raw coins, medals, ancient coins, currency, books, and supplies.  If you want it, you will find it.

    I hope to see you there, if you do make it, stop by the KidZone table and say Hi, I will be there all day Saturday. 

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  12. I'm really enjoying building my first serious type-set. In the past I have made a Half Dollar type set and a 5c type set but both pale in comparison to the fun and increased knowledge I'm getting with my 7070 set.

    I have gotten some bust coins for half dime, dime and quarters which I've never owned. I also added several of the varieties ( so far) of the half cents and large cents.  I've never owned a Seated Dollar or 3-cent silver so I've had fun reading up on them, figuring out which coins I can afford in higher grades and possibly instead opt for a lower grade but of a scarce date.

    This last slot decision- high grade common date or lower grade of a tougher date- is what I faced with the 20c piece. There were several dates that I could have bought in nice AU or even patiently waited for a low-BU deal, but in the end I opted for the Carson City issue in F15. Two main reasons directed my choice. First was, I wanted the set to be a bit more encompassing than just AU/BU quality coins. I actually enjoy a 150 year old coin that somehow has honest wear but keeps a nice patina and has made it through the decades without any dings, scratches or tampering. Secondly, I wanted at least 1 issue from Philly, Denver San Fran New Orleans and Carson City. Since I already added my "O" mint issue via the Morgan slot, the 20c piece gave me one of the few remaining chances for a Carson City coin in the set. The 1875 and 75-S both run about the same value in AU50 as the 75-CC does in F/VF so my path was clear- find a 1875-CC, a 140+ year old coin with just 133,000 minted,  in untampered, natural patina, undamaged/dinged/scuffed/scratched/hairlined/cleaned F+ condition... Just the kind of hunt I love.

    Well I found a nice one-- I would have liked a bit more obverse, lettering detail but overall I really like the tale this worn old coin tells so elegantly... Happy Hunting everyone

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  13. Ok you guys here is a question for you, and I know you may have dealt with this before!

    "They say" the people that deal with coins that an NGC greated coin say MS70 is equal to a PCGS MS70. Keep in mind that we are talking about modern coins now 1990 or newer!

    So if that is the case how come when you send PCGS coins MS or PR 70 to NGC for cross over you may get only 1 out 10 to come back 70 from NGC and vice a versa!

    Is this an "ego thing" from the grading services or are they trying to say that the other company doesn't know what they are doing!

    It just doesn't make any sense to me, unless when they are grading coins they just allocate  certain 70 and the rest 69 or lower!

    I don't know! I just don't understand!

    Thanks for your  patients!

  14. My friends. I'm sorry I have been away from the site. I have had a run of bad luck. Surgery in May and I broke my hip a month and a half ago. So with rehab it's been tough.. I have written allot about these little gems. That's what they are. Underrated here in the United States. Well some.if our coins are underrated. I want to change that. Why kids and collectors are missing out on some of the most beautiful tokens you ever saw. Recently someone read my writings and decided to write an article. If it  gets published that will be good for the hobby. If not it won't help it. 

      All I ask is that you look at them. I think you will be surprised. I was when I first saw them. You might like them and you might not. That's the hobby. We collect what we like. I will be keeping this short. Those of you who have commented I thank you. I will be sending more to NGC. My art on copper. When I get them back I will post them with the others. So let's hope this gets published. Not for me. I'm old and tired. But for the good of the hobby. That's what I care about. That others will learn like I did about all sorts of coins,medals and tokens. They have so much to do with history it's remarkable. So take care enjoy collecting and keep this hobby going. Thanks . Mike

  15. I have seen a Ebay seller from Maryland put up around twenty Icelandic 1942 5 Aurar's coins in ANACS holders with a grade range from MS-64 to 66 and from RB to RD but he wants anything from $75 to $250 for the 66-RD. I offered him $150 for the best looking 66 red but would't take it and since you couldn't magnify the image of the coin so there was no way to see the details. I have read in the past that ANACS have graded some coins as much as 2 points higher then NGC or PCGS so all this had me very concern about just how nice these coins really are. 

    About two weeks ago I was searching the internet and came across a coin site by a Dr Bruder and he had a 1942 5 Aurar MS-64 RD in a PCGS holder and only wanted $59.95 so I snapped it up and it now in my collection . Until these coin were on the net I have never seen a red 5 aurar before I have RB ones but no RD's Someone must have been to Iceland in 1942 or about that time and saved a whole bunch of them.  

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    In my last journal entry I probably took the suggestion made by my wife a little too lightly - never a good idea!

    Having mentioned the apparent lack of detailed information available on numerous aspects of world coinage the suggestion of putting together such articles would be very interesting and also introduce some much needed focus. My initial thoughts on this highlighted two main challenges:

    1.   High quality pictures of the coins are essential.
    2.   Examples of all coin types are needed.

    To address Point 1 I have found various threads on the web on how to take pictures of coins, some of which are very technical, so I would have much to learn about photography - I would also need to acquire the necessary equipment (just have my phone and a scanner at the moment). All guidance gratefully received!

    Point 2 is the major challenge as I would not be able to acquire all the necessary 'type' coins to complete any series - financially this is a complete non-starter and would probably take several lifetimes even if unlimited funds were available. The solution would be to use pictures of the coins from other sources (most likely from auction records) although I expect copyright etc therefore comes into play, particularly if the subject matter was in an area popular enough to consider publishing the material as a proper book rather than just as an open access type article. I expect that some members here have published such material and it would be great to get your thoughts on how to approach this.

    It looks like my 'to do list' just got longer!

  17. It is a little disappointing, I must admit, that a few months before the registry awards NGC has decided to remove 100,000 points from my registry sets.  In some cases, this has reduced my rank from #1 to #2 or #3.  In many cases, these sets have required a decade to complete and are the result of $100s of thousands of dollars of diligent investment.  To see the extreme punitive measures taken on these sets in such a short period of time is something I struggle to understand.  NGC prides itself on its grading consistency, and I believe that collectors seek that same consistency in the registry sets as well.

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  18. These photos were taken in natural sunlight.  They are the Baht and its fractional silver pieces from the popular King Chulalongkorn.  These are the brightest examples without toning I could put together.

    There are also copper pieces that can still be found looking not too dark, with a slightly different, even better portrait of the King.  I believe there was no 1/2 Baht for this time.

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    The examples of these coins we have that were given higher grades look duller.

    The most common Baht is "no date" (1876-1900) just like the 1/4 and 1/8 Baht coins shown here.  The 1903 (RS 122) Baht included here is a little more scarce, but not that much.  The RS means "Rattanakosin".  The Rattanakosin Era began 1781, about the same time the USA was getting started.  So, 122 is 1903.  If you look at the worn and beaten Baht coins available on Ebay they can often be found advertised as "1876-1900" or "ND" when they are actually dated, RS 120 through, maybe, 127.

    There is a very worn coin ending on Ebay now, the reverse picture is below.  It is at just $16.  It is listed as 1876-1900.  But the date appears at the very bottom on the reverse, here.  s-l500.jpg.21e9a0dceb543208a790961871cee34a.jpg

    If there is no date, there is no 3-character thing at the very bottom.  This one, like all of them, is "1 2 __".  I am pretty sure, after a careful review of Thai numbers, that it is 1 2 0.

    That makes this a pretty scarce 1901 Baht.  In AU55 or better without problems it would sell for $700 to $1000.  This coin likely has more problems than just heavy wear.  Maybe it is F.  It doesn't matter much.  I will try to pick it up, they make great gifts for Thai kids.  This is recognizable as the portrait of the most popular and famous king in Thailand.  People are coming to light smell sticks and leave whiskey in front of his statue in front of the Parliament building every night.

      

     

  19. same uncovered jesuss tomb built the first church converted to Christianity seen on josh gates expedition unknown immortals dt 45th

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