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About this journal

World Coin News 12 issues $25.99, Coin World - Weekly News Resourse 52 issues $69.99, Coin World 12 issues $24.99.  Three publications.  I am wondering which is the better of the three to subscribe to.  They all have strengths from what I can get from the few reviews listed for them on Amazon.  As well as some grips for issues delivered on time or at all.  I currently subscribe to Numismatic News for many years and issues delivered is always a problem I think because they are sent via dead last shipping.  I however hate online subscriptions, because after a day on the computer, the last thing I want to do when I sit in my favorite chair in the evening to relax is grab the tablet to read a magazine.  Nothing is better than picking up an actual piece of journalism during a commercial when watching the tube and reading an article.  I can put it down and pick it up again at the next commercial.  Any who, thoughts on the three publications would be appreciated.  As always, thanks.  PS  Anyone have the PF and MS70 of the Boys Town in brown label for sale?

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Just catching up

Just thought I would try to catch up with folks.  I have been away for awhile as many of you know.  Health reasons.  My tests are finally in the normal + range.  But in February I had my 4th back surgery which left me much worse off than what I went in as.  But in July we got my next hobby to keep me waking up for something to do each day, being disabled and retired, in no particular order, and waiting for Mrs. to retire in 1 1/2 yrs. It is a 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme with matching numbers

RMK-Collectibles

RMK-Collectibles

01/06/2019

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01/06/2019

What is "ALTERED SURFACE"?

Got this back from grading.  Bought it from the Mint.  Called NGC to find out what this meant.  Got a gal who read a prepared sentence.  I called the mint to see if they had done something to this coin, and they say no, can't be responsible for coins once they leave the mint.  Still don't know what is wrong with it.  I guess the Postal Service did something to it before NGC got it, because I know that they don't "alter surfaces".  Anyway, can someone explain what the mints do to alter surfaces s

RMK-Collectibles

RMK-Collectibles

07/01/2018

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07/02/2018

 

my not colorized

In response to my journal about the 14 day turn around.  I sent them in with the Modern tier, World coins.  Also here is my colorized coin rejected as colorized outside the mint. 

RMK-Collectibles

RMK-Collectibles

04/28/2018

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04/29/2018

 

14 DAY SUBMISSION??? REALLY??

WOW!!!  I sent in 18 World coins to NGC on April 10th via small flat rate priority mail.  They received it on the 12th.  The 13th of April, the tracker said received and verified.  I checked the tracker and it said scheduled for grading on the 16th of April. The 17th of April it said finalized/shipped.  WHAT THE F!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Can it be??????????  Received it this morning the 24th of April.  Only 7 days to ship here.  Other submissions took 2 weeks or more.  WHAT'S UP WITH THIS??????  Anyone ha

RMK-Collectibles

RMK-Collectibles

04/24/2018

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04/25/2018

 

THAT PHONE CALL

I guess that sometime everyone gets the "dreaded" phone call in life.  Whether it is being notifyied of a family member death or failing health.  This time it is my turn.  Failing health and serious problem has made it's way to myself.  I am having to start selling and don't really know how to approach it.  I think there are members here that work for auction firms and people who sell online alot.  If anyone could contact me about advice or people to contact I would appreciate it.  If you are lo

RMK-Collectibles

RMK-Collectibles

01/05/2018

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01/08/2018

 

CHANGED MY PUBLIC NAME

Hello friends,  I am letting you all know I have changed my Public name.  It was Eagles-R-it, but now it is RMK-Collectibles.  I did this to better reflect my hobbies and buying habits.  I am kind of a accumulator of lots of things, not just Silver Eagles.  So all my friends here at NGC especially Rick, Brent, Keith, Glenn, Troy, and Dan I hope you continue to follow me as I will still follow you all and more.  By the way, where can I find the follow/following part since the change.  Anyway hope

RMK-Collectibles

RMK-Collectibles

08/16/2017

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08/17/2017

 

TRIP FROM TOP TEN LIST

Two things on my top ten list is tour the US Mint, and attend a large coin show.  The Denver ANA show fit the criteria for a trip like this to get two of my top tens done.  We made reservations and purchased airfare tickets in early April.  The days went by and two days before our trip I decided to check the Mint website again for info on the tours.  To my shock all tours were cancelled during the week of the ANA show.  This was not the case when we decided on the trip.  Oh well disappointed but

RMK-Collectibles

RMK-Collectibles

08/09/2017

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08/09/2017

 

Some info please

Anyone done business with World-Numismatics?  Looking at some of their coins and wondering how they are.  Do they ship fast?  Have quality products, trustworthy.  Returns hassle free?  Just some info on them if anyone has bought from them in the past.  I believe they are in England, because they list everything in pounds for prices.  That is no big deal though.  As always Thank you everyone.

RMK-Collectibles

RMK-Collectibles

04/20/2017

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04/22/2017

 

Magazines worth their while?

World Coins, 12 issues $25.99   Coin World - Weekly News Resources 52 issues $69.99.  Coin World-Monthly 12 issues $24.99.  Thinking about subscribing.  Reviews in Amazon nor really helpful.  Wondering about your thoughts on any of these.  Seems biggest gripe on them all is delivery problems.  Not much on content tho.  Thoughts would be much appreciated.  PS  anyone have the Boys Town Commem in PF70 and MS70 brown label for sale?

RMK-Collectibles

RMK-Collectibles

04/02/2017

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04/02/2017

 

What???

I said WHAT?? Ok the new chat is supposedly up. I still can't find anything. I guess this is for literate folks. I do not know what a thread is, breadcrumbs, post, and all this other crapolla. Thread is in my wife's sewing room, breadcrumbs are, you guessed it, in the bread box by the fridge. How about truely making it simple. I am a no haired senior. No one to help with this computer stuff. The younger folks don't have time or patience to show us things, and these site managers just t
 

Can't reply on journal?

Can't get on Chat?? Can't reply to journals?? WHY? Can't get on the Chat either, am I that computer illiterate? Guess so. where does one go now for quick informative answers on things? Heck, the way my computer is lately I am not even sure this will get on. So a little help folks Where does one go now, GUESS I missed the MEMO, cuz I can't find the stinking MEMO either.

What set is this coin from?

didn't know Silver Eagles came in two sets? Two questions here. First the coin and it's label description. Were the eagles available in a mint set and 25th anniversary set in 2011. With all the back and forth about the PCGS no more. Can one buy stock in NGC? Is it on the Stock market? Just me being silly I guess. Happy holidays to everyone. Recovering from my 3rd back surgery, doing ok. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.
 

NATIONAL PARKS QUARTERS

Ceremony day rolls Has anyone been to the ceremonies for the National Parks quarters. If so, are the rolls of quarters they sell for face at the ceremonies the collector rolls from the mint or are they just regular rolls anyone can get at the banks the same day? Appreciate it folks To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

KUDO'S

FELLOW MEMBER HELPS OUT AGAIN. Kudos to WALNUTTO, he has repeatedly helped me out with my Modern Commemorative slabs. This time the National Park Service Proof and Mint state. Keith, thanks to very much I appreciate it alot. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.
 

ADVICE ABOUT SAFES

Broke down and got a safe Well the bank fees for safe deposit boxes have been too much. Got a fire safe. Stack-on is the brand. Got the rechargeable de-humidifyer and light. Question is this. Does the carpet in the safe, dehumidifyer and lights have PVC's or anything like that? I know I should have done better home work on it but my research skills are very minimal. Plus it's too late now. It is bolted to the floor and installed. Just need to get to the bank and empty out the vault. F

PVC Damage?

How to tell. Friends, hate to pull anyone away from the current "rim" debate, but I just bought a very nice 1984 Olympics 3 coin set. The S minted coin has some green area's on it and am trying to determine if it is PVC damage. I have been around the coin world only a short time, and have read some on it and viewed the NCS video etc. But, I am still not sure exactly what this damage is and can it successfully be removed without then making the coin "cleaned". This is a very very nice coin

HELPING A NEIGHBOR, NEED HELP MYSELF

WHAT IS IT??????? JUST HELPING MY NEIGHBOR WHO LIKE MANY IS GOING THROUGH A BOX OF COINS LEFT BY A LOVED ONE. MOST OF THE COINS ARE JUST CIRCULATED SILVER, MORGANS KENNEDY'S IKE'S LIBERTY'S ETC AND SOME MAPLES. HE GAVE ME THIS ONE TO HELP IDENTIFY AND I AM LOST OTHER THAN TO THINK IT IS JUST A TOKEN SOUVENIR. I ENCLOSED A PIC. ONE SIDE WINNEPEG MINT. THE OTHER OTTAWA. ANYWAY WE ARE BOTH CURIOUS. THANKS AGAIN EVERYONE AND HAVE A GREAT EASTER. To see old comments for this Journal ent

THREE OTHER'S THAT'S ALL

CAN'T COME UP WITH A TEASER. HERE ARE THREE OTHERS, TWO ARE SHILLINGS ONE A 1921 THE OTHER 1929, BUT THE DATES ARE IN DIFFERENT SPOTS. THE LOWER COPPER COLORED ONE IS 1976 AND I THINK IS GREEK. ARE THE SHILLING'S SILVER? THANKS EVERYONE FOR THE HELP. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.
 

AUCTION ADVICE

HERTITAGE; SOME DO'S AND DON'TS I am looking at a coin that is coming up in a Heritage auction. Because I have never participated in a coin auction online, other than Ebay, I would like some help on what to do and not do. Or anything else I need to know like buyers fees? shipping insurance, etc. Or if someone would be willing to act as a surrogate on my behalf let me know. I guess I would entertain any help in this endeavor. Also I went to register through Heritage and they said I was al
 

TIME TO QUIT???

HHHHHMMMMMMMM!!! How does one know if it is time to quit and liquidate or is it about taking time off to reflect, re-evaluate, and reconcile? THOUGHTS anyone. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

WHAT TO DO?

I AM BESIDE MYSELF. I sent some coins in to be conserved and graded, and of course no one is ever happy. But I believe that one was damaged while in others hands. It came back as a PF68. Now no one ever sends in coins that they feel will not get a PF70 when you are dealing with modern day commemoratives. Because of the expense of acquiring the coins then 30 plus each for grading etc. One looks them over very skeptically before sending them in to be assured as best as they can they get the
 

REGRADE

GOOD, BAD OR INDIFFERENT? Has anyone sent back coins for regarding that they just plain felt the coins were better than what was given them? How was your experience? If two graders look at each and every coin that is graded and encapsulated, has any been re-graded down or up, depending on what the second grader felt? If so, how would one know, or are they looked at so fast, they are just signed off that that is what the grade is? If you have them re-graded, and they come back the same as y
 

QUESTION OF THE WEEK!!

LAST WEEKS DREW GREAT DIALOGUE. If you have a certified coin MS or PF70, and after some time it develops toning or hazing or spots. Is this coin still considered a 70, and should it or should it not receive the same value at a sale? I ask this because it has happened to me and probably most all of you too. So if it still should attain a 70 value, then should not a coin exhibiting small toning or hazing or spots, in otherwise perfect condition be graded a 70 also???? Thank you all. Believ