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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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WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?

Rick, Brent, you are ineligible to guess. This is a pic of a set that I just recently sent in for grading. It has been in my closet for about 3 1/2 yrs. Could it be a sister set? To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.
 

AUCTION FEES

BUYERS PREMIUM?? Where does this buyers premium come from? Here, in the upper Midwest when there is an auction, doesn't matter what kind, such as farm, business, estate whatever. The seller, yes the seller pays. It is a percentage of the total sale. Now it's between 7 and 10%. There is no fee to get a bidding number or anything like that. So is this buyers fees for buying something a reward for good bidding? Or is it a punishment to the seller for not getting their fair share? I don't
 

OH MY!!!!!

JUST GOT THE RESULTS OF MY US MARSHALLS PF/MS. IT AIN'T PRETTY Well, I bought 3 proof, and three unc and sent them in. The grading is over and 2 MS70, the rest MS/PF69. If any one wants the 69s contact me. They will go very reasonable. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

IT ISN'T FANCY

WHAT WOULD YOU CALL THIS? I have shown this cent before. Still, I like looking at it every now and then. Still trying to figure out just what happened to it and if it deserves a better look by NGC. Give me your thoughts everyone. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

BEEN AWHILE..

MINT AND IT'S DELIVERIES?? Hi, Today my 2014 D Sacagawea enhanced dollars are due to arrive. It has been over 2 months since I placed my order for them. This is contrast to the US Marshalls silver dollar that I ordered on Thursday at the opening. My receipt was printed at :02 after the hour. On Friday they said they were shipped and I received them on this past Monday. Had all the paperwork and box for shipping ready, mailed them and NGC got them on Wednesday. Two totally different scena
 

FOLLOW-UP ON MAIL BOX ALARM

INSTALLED AND TESTED Well I got my alarm in the "MAIL" a few days ago and it took less than 10 minutes from package opening to install and try out. This thing really works. I did a lot of studying on it before I ordered it and what was nice about this model is it has a built in volume control, which is great. It also has a red light on it and it is real bright. One touch of the reset button after you get your mail and it's ready to go again. If anyone is interested in it I bought this
 

GREAT RESPONSE!!!

The US Mint. It would be good if the Mint did offer insurance and a signature to it's buyers, but the thresh hold is $300 I think. Thanks as usual to everyone who replied to my Thieves are out there post. Lots of good feedback Like I said, I ordered a mailbox alarm, it is on it's way, I'll let everyone know my opinion of it when I get it installed. That is unless it gets ripped off. Thanks everyone, for everything. Thanks Rick, To see old comments for this Journal entry, click he
 

THEIVES ARE OUT THERE.

DON'T LET IT BE YOU Well it finally happened. I had a order from the US Mint coming and I checked the tracker and it showed "delivered". That's fine except for one thing. My regular mail was there and NO package. Got with the Post Office and the carrier insists he put a package in my mailbox at the time noted on the tracker. Got with FedEx as it was shipped Smart post, but nothing I could do, neither one of them seemed interested in helping. Contacted the US Mint and they said I had to f
 

KENNEDY FOLLOW UP

ENHANCED PROOF LIKE?? I just looked at my invoice for my Kennedy 4 coin sets that I sent in. The enhanced coins are SP70 PL. I couldn't guess what that is. Proof Like on an enhanced? Oh and Rick the 68 is "P" mint mark. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.
 

I AM TICKLED

KENNEDY'S ON WAY HOME Hi everyone. I sent in two of the Kennedy silver 4 coin sets, and this afternoon I checked my invoice and they are done. Much to my surprise The one rev pf and one pf got a 69 and the two unc, which I thought would be a 69 each got a 70. So I am ticked. I have a complete set of 70s out of the 2 sets. I also sent in just for the heck of it 3 each of the clad 2 coin sets. One was a 68, 3-66, 1-67, and 1-65. I am happy though. I consider this a success. If I can, I
 

ANY LUCK?

CROSSOVER WORKED??? Hi, curiously has anyone had good luck sending in PCGS coins for crossover to NGC PF/MS 70 and received one for one 70s in return? I ask, because I have some I am interested in getting reholdered in NGC and wonder if it is worth the try. Thanks folks and as always look forward to all your help and expertise. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.
 

FACTORY SECONDS?

DO THE BIG GUYS ON THE BLOCK I.E. AUTHORIZED PURCHASERS, INTERNET SELLERS, AND BIG STORES GET THE BEST COINS FIRST? I guess this is my time to vent. I bought 14 of the baseball hall of fame coins from the Mint. I got through very reasonably early on the first day of sale. I thought I would get my coins rather early because of that. But every day the date for delivery kept getting pushed farther and farther back. I bought 14, 7 ea. of the proof and unc. in hopes of finding 5 to send in for
 

FACTORY SECONDS, ALAS, ALAS.

THANKS YEP, ALL I WAS TRYING TO DO WAS SAVE SOME BUCKS BY SUBMITTING THEM MYSELF, AND AFTER NO SUCCESS WITH INDIVIDUAL COINS ONE AT A TIME, I DECIDED SUCCESS MUST BE IN NUMBERS RIGHT? GUESS I WAS WRONG.   I NEVER HAD COLLECTED CERTIFIED COINS UNTIL EARLY IN 2010. OTHERWISE, SINCE THE EARLY SIXTIES, MAYBE LATE FIFTIES I COLLECTED ONLY CIRCULATED COINS. BUT, THAT IS THE WAY IT GOES.   THANKS FOR YOUR INPUT MR. W. I APPRECIATE IT. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here.
 

SLAB OR COIN?

BROWN LABEL CIVAL RIGHTS RARE? Hi, everyone. Read with great interest W.K.F.s post about the different third party certifiers. Bravo to saying what he did about the TV guy. If I sold all my collection for what he is getting, I might be upper middle class. SERIOUSLY! I collect the Modern Commemoratives, and so far through out the years I have been getting the NGC Brown label. Trying to keep it uniform I guess. Usually I send some in for grading, but this time for the 2014 Civil Rights on
 

STILL OUT THERE

GOT ONE IN CHANGE TODAY AT THE BANK. Well today at the bank while getting some rolls of the Mount Rushmore Quarters D mint where I live. I got some change from a check I had cashed. In it was a WHEATIE, yes indeed it was a 1958 but really very nice. They are out there when you least expect it. No if anyone out there can get me some P mint Rushmore quarters I would appreciate it. To the new lovers of the Silver Eagle, WELCOME, they are my favorite too. But I have been working on my Mode
 

SO MUCH FOR MY GUESSES.

5 COINS ON WAY HOME Well my coins are graded and on the way here. My Reverse Gold Buffalo wasn't a 70 and both Reverse proof Eagles were 70, the SP, a 69 by the way, I returned a SP70 to a dealer I bought it from because of a gouge in it, so how is mine a 69? The 2012 Proof eagle from the San Fran set is also a 69. I felt they would all be 70s except for the 2012 S reverse proof, because it had like bag marks on the obverse and reverse. And here it comes in at a 70, go figure, I took go
 

AND THEY'RE OFF!!!!

Sent em in, how will I stack up? Well I did it, Sent in my Reverse proof Buffalo, 2013 W ASE set, and a 2012 S ASE set for grading. I bought some grading books and studied via NGC, and other sites. Looked at each coin daily many times, and concentrated on a different part of the coin each time. I also used more than one different magnification each time so as to get a different aspect of each coin. Also under different lighting. So, in my extreme ignorance on judging grades, here are my
 

WHAT TO DO?

ADVICE PLEASE, AGAIN. When I renewed my NGC membership, I did so by upgrading to get the 5 free submissions. I did this knowing that I would indeed have five new coins to send. They are the 2013 reverse buffalo, 2013 W silver eagle set, and a yet unopened 2012 S silver eagle set. What to do, the buffalo looks like a 69, the 2013 enhanced obverse has a scratch like image on it, more like a piece of fuzz got in there just as the press came together, and a bag like nick on the reverse. As I

THE BUFFALO HAS ARRIVED

NOT THE BEST PIC. Well it came yesterday, and I apologize for the crappy pic. It is the best I can do. When I opened the shipping box, you could smell the leather aroma and my anticipation and excitement went off the charts. It came in a absolutely gorgeous brown wood box, with leather, dollhouse type fabric inside. Upon opening the box, I was floored by the beauty of the coin. Stunning is a better word, again I wish I had a better camera. My photo just doesn't show the awesomeness of i
 

BUFFALO ON IT'S WAY!!!

ANXIOUS I just found out the reverse proof buffalo my wife and I ordered from the mint was shipped. We are looking forward to getting it. It looks like there will be close to 50,000 of them cuz yesterdays close was over 42K. Anyway this is a first for us so we will see. I bet it is nicer looking than all our nickels. Will pop a pic when I get it. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.
 

WHEN IS A SET A SET?

2013W SILVER EAGLE SET #s WAY OFF. Well that is a good question. When is a set a set? To me when a set is put forth such as the 2012 and 2013 and even the 2011 ASE sets by the mint, and they are sold by one of the large sellers, and they are purchased by a long time customer, you would think that they would send a pair that is reasonably close in numbers. So help me out here folks, am I wish full thinking or what? All my other sets are real good in matching up the numbers. I guess I feel

NEED HELP AGAIN

VIEW THESE COINS Hi, just bought these coins today. They are awfully soiled, it even comes off on your hands. The Peace dollar with the "X" on it is scotch tape, it is a very nice coin if I can get the tape residue off, plus on the other side is mold like spots. The Morgans are just grimmy, and like I said it comes off in your hands. How can I spruce them up abit? The one Morgan and one Peace are very nice, in fact the one Morgan still has the sheen/luster of a uncirculated coin, and al

The second side

Thanks folks Here are the reverses. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.
 

BIG RISK????

TAKING THE PLUNGE TOGETHER. Well, my fellow members I took the chance that I hope will pan out. My wife and I decided to go all in and order the Reverse Proof Buffalo. I said we could cancel between now and shipping time or return it when we get it if not pleased. This is a very big step for us, as we are getting up in life and retirement is upon us, so not sure if this will pay off in the next few yrs. What do you think Members? Was it wise or stupid, I know wise if we come out ahead an
 

SAME THING HERE.

NO CAN DO.... Yep, can't enter any coins to registry, comes up with an error message. Can't even check out coins to verify certification. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.