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Is this a coin or a medal?

A quick question for the community.  Would you consider the Royal Dutch Mint’s restrikes of the silver daalders to be coins or medals.  They bear a date and are struck by the Nederlandse Munt, and are commemoratives of the original daalders/ducat/ducaton.  NGC appears to recognize it as a ‘daalder’ or ‘dollar’ coin, but it doesn’t have an assigned Euro denomination.  So is it a medal then?   Thanks in advance.

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05/09/2019

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05/19/2019

No need to drastically reduce points in a set

NGC, There is no need to drastically reduce points in the World Sets. Some extremely rare coins have been assigned very low points in your latest update.  Registry points are subjective anyway, but I’m afraid that all this does is further discourage collectors from participating in the registry. It can be frustrating to compete in the registry if the rules are constantly changing without notice. See: Canada>Commemorative>$1 Proof for context Josh

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07/24/2018

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07/24/2018

 

Finally a new release that is in huge demand

So, I was getting a little tired and fatigued over all the coins that the RCM has been releasing over the past few years.  The designs have been great, the themes often tired, and they fell into a market with little demand. Then this came along: https://www.coincommunity.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=317284 Although obscure to the rest of the globe, I am excited that the RCM has released a piece of nostalgia that is unique to growing up in Canada.  Captain Canuck is our cheesy, wel

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Augustus 70

04/25/2018

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04/26/2018

 

3 Coins with a Dark Past ...

The 1992 Canada S$15 Plain Edge Olympic Rarities Link to the set: https://coins.www.collectors-society.com/registry/coins/SetListing.aspx?PeopleSetID=173349 The PF69 example of this coin is 1 of 3 known examples certified by NGC. This coin has a very dubious history and an extremely interesting pedigree. This coin was originally acquired by Ohio lobbyist Tom Noe in 1998 for his $50 million rare coin investment fund headed by his company ‘Capital Coin’. The fund held this coin, and two o

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Augustus 70

04/14/2018

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04/15/2018

 

Mintage=800 Rare Gold Coins

Canadian Masterpiece Set 015    Ultra Rare Gold Coin ShowpiecesThis gold fractional set was released by the RCM in 2004 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the release of the gold maple. The fractional set contains one of each of the following: A gold 50c, $1, $5, $10, $20 and $50 core surrounded by a silver outer ring (6 coins total). The 50 cent gold coin is the first 1/25 oz coin produced by the RCM. Each coin is marked with a 1979-2004 privy. Total gold weight of this set is 1.94

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Augustus 70

12/11/2017

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12/20/2017

 

Really #?

Are you seriously threatening CCG and NGC's day-to-day operations and members of their staff with illegal activity because you don't like their chat board format? As smart as you may think you are, I'd advise you to start selling some of your coins to cover your legal expenses. I really can't believe anyone in this community would express such petty and aggressive (criminal) behaviour online. Your journal entry here is representative of the reasons you were banned from the forums.

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Augustus 70

02/25/2017

Very generous PCGS crossover special

Very good deal. Will be sending all my PCGS coins. Dear Valued NGC Member: Many NGC Registry participants have asked for a discounted CrossOver special so that they could make their sets contain only NGC-certified coins. Based on this feedback, NGC has developed a CrossOver promotion to offer significant savings to these collectors. For a limited time, PCGS-certified coins that are currently registered to an NGC Registry set may be submitted to NGC for the discounted CrossOver special.

Augustus 70

Augustus 70

12/20/2016

Cost of keeping PCGS in registry

Think of it from a business point of view ... Question to everyone regarding PCGS coins in the registry. Is it fair to expect NGC to cover the costs of maintaining a database on PCGS inventory? I mean, of the 6 million or so graded PCGS coins, I'd imagine that NGC needs to manually add each coin to their registry OR they have developed a complicated computer algorithm to do this. I would imagine that the costs of this are growing and it is back logging other NGC registry work. This might h

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Augustus 70

12/11/2016

ATTENTION SET JUDGES

Please review Dan Hughes' Set Dear set judges, I request that you review, and I would like to nominate, Dan Hughes' set: Canada > Commemorative > S$20 Proof, 1985-2016, Complete set for BEST WORLD SET. With approximately 360 coins in the set, it is one of the larger sets one may attempt to acquire in the World Sets series. I am competing with Dan in a number of sets (including this one), and he is a fierce competitor. He has unparalleled dedication to this hobby, and owns many of th

Augustus 70

Augustus 70

11/30/2016

Missing / Stolen Coins

The following is a list of missing / stolen coins Appended is a list of coins that went missing or were stolen while with the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) at the Mississauga Sorting Center. Please keep these coins in mind when making your eBay purchases, so that you do not accidentally purchase stolen goods. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

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Augustus 70

09/03/2016

LOL! What is the point?

Why keep doing this? Can't seem to understand why certain sets are continually dramatically reduced in points value on the registry. One of the rarer coins in Canadian circulation coinage is 1955 NSF 1 cent coin. An NGC top pop issue is now worth a whopping 72 points. Whereas new MCM releases seem to receive 1000 points, even though 60-70% of their releases are grading PF70. I don't see the point in spending all this time and money creating a registry for users, if you are constantly going

Augustus 70

Augustus 70

06/28/2016

2016 Will Be My Last Year

All sets will have a 2016 end date First let me say, that my 10 year journey into the NGC Registry Sets has been both fun and exciting. In addition to building some of the greatest Canadian Commemorative Silver coin sets, I have also made many friends and battled many competitors. As with most journeys, a destination is reached at some point. Mine is the year 2016, the end date of all my Canada Commemorative sets. The Royal Canadian Mint has upped the number of coins released per year in

Augustus 70

Augustus 70

06/03/2016

Canada Commemorative June 2016 Releases

New Releases S$20 Bigleaf Maple along Meandering Path with Swarovski Droplet S$8 Yin Yang Square Hole S$20 Maple Leaf Maze with Bearing S$5 July Birthstones ... keep checking here, I will edit and update as advance information becomes available ... EDIT: full list as of 09:30 EST 1 kilo silver Maple Leaf Forever (500) 2299.95 1 kilo pure gold Maple Leaf Forever (10) 69,000. 1 oz Pure platinum Maple Leaf Forever 2,999.95 5 oz Pure gold Maple Leaves (99) 12,500. Gold Blessin

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Augustus 70

05/30/2016

May 2016 S$20 Releases - Royal Canadian Mint

A list of all the new issues, for the month of May, in the Canada S$20 Commemorative Series 1. Canada S$20 40th Anniversary of the Toronto Blue Jays 2. Canada S$20 Geometry in Art - Beaver 3. Canada S$20 Baby Animals - Loon 4. Canada S$20 The Universe - Radio Waves 5. Canada S$20 Landscape Illusion - Butterfly 6. Canada S$20 Northern Lights - Blue Plasma Polar Bear 7. Canada S$20 Star Trek $20 for $20 8. Canada S$20 Salmonids - Sockeye Salmon 9. Canada S$20 Commanding Canadian

Augustus 70

Augustus 70

05/03/2016

$5,000 / month

$5,000 / month I have taken on a few challenges that only a few collectors have managed to complete. Those challenges include building top sets for Modern Canadian Commemorative coins. Being one of the most prolific Mints in the World, this challenge has become a $5,000 per month expenditure (investment). Just to stay current on these sets will easily set you back $2000-$2500 a month. This has everything to do with the sheer volume of coins that the Mint produces annually. In the case of

Augustus 70

Augustus 70

04/27/2016

WORLD COIN CENSUS NOT WORKING

World coin census has a number of bugs Is anyone else experiencing problems with the census? Census data is incorrect or incomplete on World coins, or the coin descriptions are inaccurate. When I try to look up the census information on a World coin, it forwards me to the page pictured below. I'm sure NGC is aware and working on fixing the bugs, as well as sorting through the countless 2016 submissions, which is appreciated. That being said, all of my purchases are dependent on census dat

Augustus 70

Augustus 70

01/24/2016

HOW TO STORE NGC FAT SLAB IN A NGC BOX

A lot of people are frustrated that the NGC fat slabs do not fit in their NGC storage boxes. Well, be frustrated no more! To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

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Augustus 70

01/01/2016

MODERN RARITY - ONLY 25 TO 50 EXIST

THE STRUGGLE. THE ACQUISTION. THE GOODBYE. One of the thrills of coin collecting is truly the hunt. Recently, I made it my mission to acquire a coin that is nearly impossible to find. Based on my research, only 25 to 50 of these coins even exist, and it is the key in the very lengthy S$20 commemorative series. With the hunt, came months of calling, driving, chasing leads and dead ends. In many cases, I had to drive great distances only to find that the dealer was talking about a different

Augustus 70

Augustus 70

12/27/2015

eBay Scam Alert

Yet another fraud on eBay Back in June I sold a rare coin to an overseas buyer. In itself, this should not present a problem ... as I have done this numerous times before. I was particularly fond of this coin, it was a pop2 tied for highest grade coin with me owning both examples. I decided to sell one, and herein lies our story. Problems Arise: 1. After buying the coin, my overseas buyer disappeared. I let this go on for 2 weeks, because I understand that desireable coins require a l

Augustus 70

Augustus 70

11/16/2015

D. Hughes and D. Martens

You two are probably the only ones who will get a rise from this. Cheers. A hard fought battle, was hoping for a little better of a grade on these two. But all things considered, the calling, the driving, the chasing, the waiting, the looking (repeat, repeat, repeat) ... I found two, and I know you guys will enjoy this. Have a great weekend! Augustus! To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

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Augustus 70

11/12/2015

1948 Rotated Dies S$1 "The Prince of Rarities"

Very Rare Coin in High Grade Anyone know the story about why only 17,000 of these coins were minted? I have only ever seen two with rotated dies, the other was in ICCS AU50. Are rotated dies common in the Canadian Silver Dollar series, or does it add a premium? Just getting started expanding the circulating coinage collection, and I have a few questions. Any experts? To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

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Augustus 70

09/07/2015

 

<a href="http://BullionDirect.com">BullionDirect.com</a> Closed For Business

Another dealer takes it on the chin. The Tulving and Kitco bankruptcies were two big ones, after the price of precious metals plummetted. Now BullionDirect.com has shut down as well. Apparently, JM Bullion has also stopped taking orders while they move to a warehouse in Las Vegas. When these dealers shut down, what happens to the customers who have orders with them? Apparently, Apmex has stopped buying gold and silver bullion for now as well. Although, I'd imagine that they are still

Augustus 70

Augustus 70

07/04/2015

$$$ 2014 Bullion Coin reaching insane prices $$$

Is this the next "1995W Eagle" kind of rarity? Prices for the 2014 Horse/Chinese Characters Double Privy Maple have been exploding. A cleaned/damaged version of this coin has sold for $800, and the set of four coins sells for $1600 on eBay. Wow! This coin was selling for $389 raw last year! To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

Augustus 70

Augustus 70

06/28/2015