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My congrats also

To all those who recieved an award this year..congratulations To all awardees this year, may I add my congratulations on efforts well done. Although I didn't come in for first places in some of the sets I was hoping to, I congratulate those who did. Especially John (namvette68) your participation has made the hunt for the New Zealand coins especially enjoyable. But I have to warn you, it ain't over till the fat lady sings,or in this case the fat man. Thanks NGC for giving us a place to dis

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02/17/2010

 

The 2010 Lincoln Shield Cent is already out

and NGC has already graded some The 2010 Shield Cent has been out for over two weeks now. It was released in Puerto Rico last month (Jan) from some banks there. And some of those released have already been graded by NGC, see their web site for the story and pictures. The man in PR is selling the rolls on ebay for upwards of 10.00. I personally am glad to see these brand new shield cents as it was about time for a change to the Memorial rev. Now if I can just convince CS to start a new seri

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01/31/2010

 

This is a two part message...

First it is a thank you. Second it is a holiday wish. Please let me thank all those who answered my query, either by this forum, or the vast majority by email msg to me. I really appreciate the support, and the suggestions that you all have responded with. Such a response was recieved that I am amazed at the number of people who took the time to send msg's. Thank you all, from the innermost area of my heart. Next, let me take this opportunity to wish all a happy holidays, and a happy h

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12/17/2009

 

Seller versus Buyer

Just where does the responsibility start and end? This is addressed to not only the collectors out there, but also to the dealers who are also part of this site family. I need to solicit some opinions here. This is the situation; I sold a Franklin Half, 1963 NGC MS-64 to an individual through Ebay. Now he claims that he has not received the item and has opened a complaint on Ebay. I have provided him with a copy of the Post Office receipt showing the posting to him. Obviously he has not p

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12/15/2009

 

Purple Label revisited

another way to look at this new addition after reading some of the post's regarding the new practice of NGC in providing us with the new Purple Label Details holders, a couple of thoughts went through my somewhat cluttered mind. first, we can no longer complain about getting body bags back for our fee's, with the lack of any grading. second, NGC is now catching up with ANACS. the service that a lot of us has used in the past, to have those problem coins authenticated and graded. so exactly

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10/07/2009

 

Thoughts for a Lincoln Roll Checker

to search or not to search....that is a heck of a question... Here is a question, and a thought for all the roll searchers out there. Do you roll search to find that elusive double die Lincoln, from 72; 83; 84; or 95? Do you spend you free time, on Saturdays and Sundays looking through all the nice rolls of Lincolns trying to find those elusive Wide AM?s from the 96; 98; 99; or year 2000? Or are you just pulling out the copper ones for later meltdown and that big profit when copper goes to

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02/22/2009

 

U.S Post Office strikes again on all collectors

new regulation states that all coins and notes must be sent registered mail...minimum cost...$8.00 just down to my friendly post office, and the guy that knows my business let me know that a new directive had just came out that forthwith all coins and currency that could be spent..in other words was considered legal tender...now had to be sent by registered mail. that means that if you buy a $2.00 coin, the shipper would need to charge you about $10.00 for first class registered mail to send

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10/16/2008

 

Re: Jason von fraud

this has got to be a 10 yr old kid with delusions of granduer enough is enough...I resent the allegation that all dealers on Ebay are frauds...and I resent your high and mighty tone of writing that indicates your feelings of superiority over the rest of us poor common peons. I am a native american and have to say, it is your type of jonny come lately that gives all the other imigrants a bad name. and as for the way you sign your name...we do not have royalty in this country..you want to be s

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09/16/2008

August Huh!

Unhappy am I, we haven't had our one day of summer yet, and here is Jackson rubbing it in..... I agree with all..this year is really flying by. My wife and I are still trying to get into our new home and it's still not finished. My focus has changed somewhat on my collections due to my new "I'm retired now" budget, so I have been consentrating on my MPC collections lately. And Jackson, you had to rub it in that you got to go to the Baltimore show, and here I am stuck up in Maine, 10 hours a

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08/02/2008

 

Number 2 for a day

Does that make me the Queen? well, I just entered the number of my 08-S Sac to my set, and it lists me as number 2. Hurrah, but I'm wondering, if the number 1 is the king, does that make me the queen? Don't say it, I'll hit you with my purse. On a more serious note, that is the end of the Sacagawea set. As of next year, we will start the revolving reverses. And what will NGC do as far as set listings? A new set or just consider them as a new variety? On a different note, I got a big

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07/29/2008

 

Re: NGC ripped me off....

Possibly Mr. Kraly should learn to read. I refer to the back of the submission form that explains the different grading services. And I quote "Crossover Coins from other grading services are reviewed for NGC certification at the same grade. coins will not be removed from their holder if they cannot be graded at the or higher NGC grade.

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07/21/2008

 

Apperently I missed the rant towards me by

Would you like to send your comments directly to me, so that I might really understand your lack of humanity. And please, Lon1, would you kindly explain yourself? Your post directed towards me was too much of a rambling rant for me to understand exactly what your point was.

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07/21/2008

 

Excuse Me. What type of name is that?

What type of person would name his Lincoln set "thanks John Wilkes Booth" was he really born in the same country an I was? and to answer your question, I am Native American, I already went back to where I came from.

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07/21/2008

 

Cheerio's cents, and an answer for Clay

Brooklyn Bridge??? Clay, don't be concerned...I have three slabs identical to yours with the exception mine don't have the Memmott collection logo. And I still like them. oh by the way, when I originally posted on here about them, I quoted a mintage of 1 million..that was incorect and should have been 10 million. this figure is off the back of the package it came in. and as for someone trying to sell you the Brooklyn Bridge....don't worry...I already bought it....... dean

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06/02/2008

 

A question for Joiseygirl

2008 slots for Lincoln and Sacagawea's Any prediction on the timeline for the inclusion of the 08 business strikes for both the Lincoln and Sac sets? thanks dean

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05/29/2008

 

massive kudos to joiseygirl

ask a question in the AM...get action in the afternoon I posted my question in regards to the 08 slots for Lincolns and Sac's this morning....Joiseygirl added the slots and answered my post before quitting time this afternoon...way to go..such service should be rewarded...boss--give that girl a raise! dean

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05/29/2008

 

Lincoln one cent Cheerio's variety

should this be a recognized and listed variety for the 59 to present set? There were 1 million promotional Cheerio's Lincolns distributed. This is a significant number to my way of thinking. Should a slot be added to the Memorial sets for this variety? What is your opinion?

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05/09/2008

 

Cheerio's cent questions

further comment and explanation the Cheerio's cent was a promotion used by the makers of Cheerio's to sell their products, in 2000. According to the litrature, the first 1 million cents from the mint were put into special black card stock as a method of authentication. This promotion also included the first 10,000 Sacagawea dollars, which later turned out to be a different reverse (used on the gold ones sent up into space). NGC currently encapsulates them and has a census of over 150 I beli

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05/09/2008

Various thoughts on different subjects

the end of an era? Sacagawea's are done in this incarnation and Lincolns are going where? Just ordered my 2008 Sac's and was wondering again, is this the last year for that set? As of next year, the reverse of the Sac will be the rotating Native American themes. That constitutes a new type or at the very least, at least some division in the Sac collections. I think? Also, next year is the commen Lincoln's. Are these going to be the end of a period? With all the talk of changing the cent,

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05/01/2008

 

was I in your baggage Mike?

I missed the whole point I guess... Mike, I guess I miss read most of that post from him....I just barely skimmed it as I thought it was a advertisement that was misplaced. which I am glad to see as I have been looking for a new place to advertise and sell coins....let's see, which ones to post first????

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03/30/2008

 

A very disturbing thought or two

the silver melt is on A few thoughts on Silver coins and the results of this second round of melt fever. Back in the early 1980?s (?) the Hunt brothers tried to corner the silver market and the result was one of the most drastic rushes to melt silver coins that we have seen since the civil war. The number of Mercury dimes and Roosevelt dimes, the Washington quarters, and the Walking Liberty and Franklin halves that were melted for the silver content is staggering to conceive. Along with tho

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03/19/2008

 

Major Design Change equals a new set?

when the reverse of the Lincoln changed, we got a whole new set..what about so what about the Sacagawea? in 2009 we will have new reverses for the sac's so are they gonna be a new set? and why didn't the Jefferson nick change to a new set as of 06 with the new obverse? things that make you go hhhuuuuuhhhhh

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03/16/2008

Just a thought on rankings

I do own the coins...but won't own the sets after seeing my overall ranking drop by two places..461 to 463, I had a thought. I have over twenty high scoring coins that I could add to sets (single coin in most instances) having no intention to ever complete or even add to that paricular set. Just for the purpose of adding total points to my personal total and raising my standing in the overall rankings. Is this an action that would be legal? Ethical? Or even, nice? I would have to say, ju

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03/15/2008

To continue the discussion...on rankings

Just a thought for consideration...and one for Mr. T If your intent is to compile a record of your coins for either insurance or your heirs..as opposed to gain a ranking posistion..why not enter all your coins as a signature set..this would not put coins in the ranking system and allow for the set to contain what ever caught your fancy.....I think? not positive about the value part..as my only sig set is Cuban coins early to mid 1900's Mr T. I have been up and down so many times, that I re

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03/15/2008

 

Don't cry Bruce and the rest..

Listen to this and then realize how lucky you are talked to ANACS today..checking on a dozen Canadian half dollars I had recieved back from NGC as having been cleaned...and my jaw hit the floor when I was told that they were being returned as "not genuine"..supposely that opinion held by three different graders....now I realize that I have only thirty or so years as a collector, and most of that with Canadian's, and these were purchased from another dealer with even more experience,and a reput

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02/11/2008