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I think of British coins like milk, I love them but they hate me. 

I looked over some of my "best" British coins and pulled out a few that I thought were true winners.  I came up with a 1937 crown that I thought was a sure lock for a 64 and maybe even a 65 if the NGC gods were kind.  But it came back a ordinary 63.  I also sent in a 1895 Florin that I would have bet my car was atleast a 64 and that came back a 63.  And to top it off I had yet another one (1834 farthing) come back in a purple holder, hairline scratches. 

My hat goes off to all those British collectors, like RMW, who come back with grades I dream of at night.  

I'm not giving up, I'm staying in the fight, but it sure would be great to be right for just once.  It's still fun anyways.

Entries in this journal

 

LET'S HAVE A LITTLE FUN

Hello Everyone, I received my latest order from NGC two days ago with yet another mislabeled coin inside.   This was the second time I trusted what customer service had told me, "the graders will catch the mistake". It is also the second time they did not catch it.  Leaving them now with a perfect record of zero for 6.  And as you probably already guessed they had entered my newest order with 4 mistakes again (not understanding that the "S" is very important when it comes to clad

THE WELSH DRAGON

THE WELSH DRAGON

07/18/2019

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07/19/2019

 

JUST SO YOU KNOW, IT'S STILL HAPPENING

This letter was sent to me on July 6th....   Hello Mr. Deeds, I am disappointed to learn this has happened again and I apologize for the inconvenience to you. Of course you may send them back to be corrected at no cost to you. In addition to speaking with our encapsulation and QC personnel, NGC President, Rick Montgomery is now involved and we have prepared a set of criteria for all of our graders and QC specialists to follow to see that this does not continue. You are welcom

THE WELSH DRAGON

THE WELSH DRAGON

09/01/2017

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09/04/2017

 

Saved the best for last.

Hello everyone, One of my favorite sets that I have been working on is my Great Britain 1937 - 1965 Crown set.  I just finished it, with what I think is the coolest piece in the set,  the 1960 British Exhibition Prooflike.  I got lucky and scored a 66, which is top grade, for now anyways. On to the next set......

THE WELSH DRAGON

THE WELSH DRAGON

08/28/2017

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08/29/2017

 

The game of "mechanical errors". I didn't say it was a fun game.

Rmw, Like I said in my past post I have had 5 mis-labeling issues in the past 4 orders. That's not saying anything about the 10 or so before that. I have added a pic of two coins that were in the same order as the turned around maundy coins. NGC labeled both these coins 1960 Shilling Scottish Crest. Can you find the screw up? It's kind of like "where's Waldo", but A LOT EASIER! Let me know if you can beat the pros.

THE WELSH DRAGON

THE WELSH DRAGON

06/18/2017

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08/03/2017

 

Who would do this?!

Hello everyone,  I have added 4 pics of a 2006 Great Britain Maundy set I just received in my latest order.  Look at the cert. #'s. YES, they are in a row. Now look at the coins.  YES, they face front-back-front-back.  Who would do this?  Even a non-collector must know this looks stupid.  Maybe the monkeys in the slab room thinks it's funny. 

THE WELSH DRAGON

THE WELSH DRAGON

06/16/2017

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07/31/2017

 

Godless or Gothic?

I was trying out my new book I got today, "COINS OF ENGLAND & THE UNITED KINGDOM" put out by SPINK, and I am having a hard time understanding its reference to a coin that I'm realizing that I know very little about.  I have a 1849 Florin and I thought that only 48'S & 49's were the "godless" type A.  But in my new book it looks like they can also be the "gothic" type B.  Can anyone shine some light on this?

THE WELSH DRAGON

THE WELSH DRAGON

04/01/2017

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06/03/2017

 

Testing an idea that Muhammed gave me

Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.com/itm/252830205616 Testing out something new.  Trying to add a link to a coin I bought. RMW, if you see this then it worked.  This is a 1936 six pence.  Nothing special,  I'm just trying something new.

THE WELSH DRAGON

THE WELSH DRAGON

03/27/2017

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03/29/2017

 

RMW, would you be willing to check my work?

RMW, So, I'm trying to use your formula you taught me. And I was wondering if you would be willing to check my work? I was looking at a 1940 six pence on ebay. The item # is 122382859421.  The surface looks great, but it has zero luster, and the eye appeal is nothe there. But like most post 1900 coins it has a fine strike. So, with 2 of the 4 bases covered, do you think a coin like this would come out a 65? If you get time please take a look and tell me if I'm understand

THE WELSH DRAGON

THE WELSH DRAGON

03/26/2017

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03/27/2017

 

Hey, I figured out how to add pics!

I was responding to a fellow British collector and I figured out how to add pics.  So I thought I would show everyone else  (who ever is interested that is). This is my baby, or at least until I get lucky and get another baby. A near perfect 1970 half crown proof.

THE WELSH DRAGON

THE WELSH DRAGON

03/24/2017

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03/24/2017

 

My submission gave me a black-eye

I think of British coins like milk, I love them but they hate me.  I looked over some of my "best" British coins and pulled out a few that I thought were true winners.  I came up with a 1937 crown that I thought was a sure lock for a 64 and maybe even a 65 if the NGC gods were kind.  But it came back a ordinary 63.  I also sent in a 1895 Florin that I would have bet my car was atleast a 64 and that came back a 63.  And to top it off I had yet another one (1834 farthing) come back in a purpl

THE WELSH DRAGON

THE WELSH DRAGON

03/23/2017

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03/24/2017

 

Glad to see that nothing has changed at NGC

Turn around? So, I am (somewhat) back from a 2 year lay-off from collecting. Before I took the break I had been sending in submissions for grading to NGC for about 6 years. But after endless problems with the whole process I couldn't take it any more. Whether it was a mis-label or over charging for the service or a coin bouncing around in its holder or orders held up because the "professionals" couldn't tell the difference between a regular British pound coin and a pieford British pound or on
 

Just looking for some input.

After all, the whole reason for this is to show off ones collection. Been here for a few years now. The few that know of me might remember some of my custom sets. But I made the mistake of selling everything and now I'm starting all over. I'm not really feeling the "competitive" side of it all anymore. So I started a new custom set. I am about half way into it. But after looking at it, I find it a little cluttered. Which brings me to the reason for this letter. I was wondering if some of
 

Can you can from "competitive page" to "custom sets" page on your "control panel "

I have no idea how to use the chat boards Hello everyone, I have been gone from the world of coin collecting for a little while. Decided to get back into it just for fun. Which brings me to my question. Does anyone know if you can switch your main page in your "control panel" from "competitive page" to your "custom sets" page? You know so if someone looks at your profile they will see that page first. Thanks To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be ad
 

BACK ON TRACK WITH MY BIRD COLLECTION

WELL, AFTER 3 DAYS OF WORKING ON MY CUSTOM SET I ONLY HAVE 10 MORE COINS TO ADD TO FINISH....FOR NOW. I TOOK SOME TIME OFF, BUT GOT THE BUG BACK SO I STARTED WORKING ON MY "BIRDS OF THE WORLD" SET. TRYING TO ADD PICS AND GETTING THE COINS IN A PLEASING ORDER IS NO SMALL TASK! VERY TIME CONSUMING! I THINK I AM UP TO 80 BIRD COINS NOW, WITH ONLY ABOUT 10 TO ADD TO BE CAUGHT UP. IF ANYONE LIKES BIRDS OUT THERE TAKE A LOOK AT THE SET AND LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK. TAKE CARE. To see old co
 

BIRDS OF THE WORLD UPDATE

Hello everyone. Just wanted to share my newest additions to my custom set. For those of you that took a look at my set before and don't want to go all the way through it again to find the new ones, here is a list of the coins I added today: AUSTRALIA - 2012 ($1) COLORIZED KOOKABURRA AUSTRALIA - 1990 ($10) WHITE COCKATOO BELIZE - 1975 (1C) SWALLOW-TAILED KITE BELIZE - 1975 (5C) FORK-TAILED FLYCATCHERS BELIZE - 1975 (10C) LONG-TAILED HERMIT BELIZE - 1975 (25C) BLUE-CROWNED MOTMOT B
 

BIRDS OF THE WORLD UPDATE

Well I spent the past two days working on the pics on my Custom Set "Birds of the World". I think I did much better with the coin pic and I also had the idea to add a pic of the real thing, just so people could see the living bird. Still want to work on the set-up and description alittle more. But thank you to everyone who took time to check it out. http://coins.www.collectors-society.com/WCM/CoinCustomSetView.aspx?s=3519 Thanks, Brett To see old comments for this Journal entry, c
 

THANK YOU THANE,JASON,DOUG, & MALCOLM

I know everyone is busy, so thank you very much for taking time to look at my latest creation. A special thank you to Thane. I will be adding the new Laughing Gull pic as soon as I stop writing this. Always a good thing when a 41 year old man can feel like 10 again! Thanks again, Brett To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.
 

All I can sayis.......WOW!!!!!

I never in a million years thought I would have so many cool people respond to my posts. Just when I think there is on one left that wants to read my letters, I get another responce. Thane with a killer Laughing Gull pic, Six Mile Rick with his hilarious rooster story (which by the way has an awesome name!) And all the others with so much helpful advice and ideas. I never thought this would be half as much fun as it has been. I really look forward to getting back my NGC orders and adding
 

I'M LOOKING FOR SOME FEEDBACK

PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK AS YOU MIGHT OR MIGHT NOT KNOW, I DELETED ALOT OF MY COMPETITIVE SETS ALITLLE WHILE AGO. SO, I THOUGHT I WOULD TRY SOMETHING NEW. AFTER TWO DAYS OF PLAYING AROUND WITH THE WEBSITE, I FINALLY FIGURED OUT HOW TO USE AND ADD TO MY CUSTOM SET (I AM ALMOST WORTHLESS WITH A COMPUTER). I AM JUST GETTING STARTED WITH ADDING COINS AND PICS TO IT. I HAVE ALOT MORE TO GO, BUT I WANTED TO ASK ALL OF YOU WHAT YOU THOUGHT BEFORE I GOT TOO FAR ON IT. THE CUSTOM SET I
 

AMEN JACKSON! & HOW MUCH DOES ONE NEED TO DO, BULLY.

I'm sick of it, it's time to enjoy my sailing, build a greenhouse so that I can garden in the winter, spend extra time with the granddaughter and reading my Bible. Maybe take that money spent on coins and take that dream trip through Europe now that the Euro is crashing and travel there is cheaper than it has been in decades...lots of things to fill thye time I spent on coin collecting. Most of them will enrich my life far more also. I SAY AMEN!! I spent the better part of 30 min. today just
 

GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF YOU, YOU'RE GOING TO NEED IT

This isn't fun anymore. Hey there Rick, Thank you for your offer on the trades, but I think I am going to just sell as much as I can being myself to letting go. I think that if I was to trade/buy any more stuff, I would just want to put it up on the Registry, and that is exactly what I want out off. I have been collecting for about 10 years now. I have been an active player on the registry for about 8 of those years. Over those 8 years I have added, deleted, re-added, re-deleted sets
 

I'M HAVING A FIRE SALE!

FOR ANYONE INTERESTED, I AM SELLING OFF ABOUT 90% OF MY COLLECTION. I WILL BE LISTING ALMOST EVERYTHING FROM MY "CONTROL PANEL" PAGE ON EBAY. MY EBAY USER ID IS worldbirdcoins. IT WILL TAKE ME MANY DAYS TO LIST EVERYTHING, SO IF YOU DON'T SEE IT LISTED, JUST WRITE ME AND LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU'RE INTERESTED IN. YOU CAN CONTACT ME THROUGH THIS WEBSITE, THROUGH EBAY MESSAGES, OR WRITE ME AT bkdeeds@yahoo.com IF THE PRICES ON EBAY ARE TOO HIGH, JUST WRITE ME AND MAKE ME AN OFFER. THANKS
 

WHO, IN YOUR WORLD, IS THE BEAR?

DAYS OF THE PAST, THE BEAR HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE CUSTOMER. NOW, ALL OF THE SUDDEN, THE BEAR IS THE BIG COMPANIES THAT HAVE THE CUSTOMER CORNERED BECAUSE OF SERVICE OR LACK THERE OF. OR BECAUSE OF SPECIAL CONNECTIONS THAT OFFERES SPECIAL LABELS OR TURN-AROUND TIMES FOR THOSE "BIG DEALERS". MAYBE SITTING IN THE CLOSET SUCKING YOUR THUMB IS YOUR WAY OF DEALING WITH DISGUSTING FEES, SERVICE, AND EGOTISTICAL BEHAVIOR. HOWEVER, THAT DOESN'T WORK FOR ME.