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About this journal

Friends,

 As of first ---- 15 years ago or so we had a FRIENDS list available on our member home page.  A few years ago the FRIENDS were changed to FOLLOWERS by the NGC group. 

 Now there is not even a followers list on our home page.  Is this Followers list coming back?? Seems the club is moving more and more towards unsocial practices.

Use to be a member could post their journal from their private member page. Now they have to go to Chat Boards to do so. I don't mind it but I know that many members do not use the chat boards. Will there be a link later to post journals from the member page?

 

Rick 

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Yup got my grades

not too bad Friends & Society; Well this will be 2 journals today. I posted the other before dinner and after dinner I got the E-mail I was waiting on (grades are ready). I was not expecting much because these coins were coins I didn't want to grade. But with the economy the way it is and work very slow right now I can't bid on a nice coin so I pulled out the reserves and sent them in. It all looked to par for what I figured but one decided to make my week.The 1883s received a AU50,th

Six Mile Rick

Six Mile Rick

Working on my CLAD DIMES and Mint Sets

Slowly adding and raising the rank. Friends, As you know I send in submissions to add to my mint sets for 1970 to date. The dimes have been a challenge as it is sometimes very hard to tell that a Roosevelt is borderline FT and won't make the label. Another tough one is the nickel that looks to be full steps but also falls short of it's label. I will be sending in a group of both next month for dates 1980 to date and have high hopes for those. As I get better I send in less coins and have be

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Six Mile Rick

wooden nickels

for fun messing with pics today. Hope this loads. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

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Six Mile Rick

Will be an interesting week

Started out Sunday with a late lunch. Friends, Sitting in J.Peters parking lot Sunday and Kamakazy pulls up in his car and parks next to us. Hopping out of the car towards me leaving the door open "here hold this" and back to his car. Ahhh, The famous sequential brown label 25th Aniv. 70s set. That would be the first set I have held in hand. He pulls out his black coin holder case, locks up the car and we head in for a bite. I had my wife Glenda with me and togeather we had a enjoyable meal

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Six Mile Rick

Where is the speared Bison???

A busy Saturday ahead. Friends, I ran across a mint bag of $50 Bisons. It will be a long easy search this weekend to find a spear. At $10 extra for the bag it seemed to be a deal and will fill a hole in my Top 100 if I do find one. Chances are around 1 in 5,000,000, right?? Ah what the heck---worth a look for sure. HAPPY COIN COLLECTING!!!   Here is a pic of a non - spiked ----ENJOY To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

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Six Mile Rick

When Cash Is Tight

There is always room for a trade Friends, I noticed in a earlier post from Yankeejose that he was building a raw Morgan set. Since I have around 20 raw I sent some pics of the ones he was interested in. He chose one a 1898-S and did a trade of two NGC graded MS66 pennies for the Morgan. As I am helping TPETERS with his penny set one will go to him and the other will go in my set. Here is a pick of Todd's new addition; 1936 MS66rd To see old comments for this Journal entry, click h

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Six Mile Rick

What is POP and What is NOT!!!!

What set of coins should I really purchase??? Friends, I get the questions tossed at me once in a while. --- What are your choices?? --- What do you think of future whatever??? --- Where do you really think the value of this will sit in 5 years??? For me as a collector = Of so many different type of circulated coins to me my sets are irreplaceable proof of history past. The coins of yesterday that I show my friends and their eyes enlarge as they actually try to imagine that the coins are

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Six Mile Rick

What A Week

Submission after Submission!!! Friends, O-K ---- I know it's about time I sent those submissions off I been ranting about for 2 months now. I stayed with the 1970 to 1979 MS coins which really started to add up as I chose different groups of grading. Of course I threw the 5 free certificate out there and then had 11 more left for NGC. The rest will go to NCS first which came out to 36 coins (OUCH!!!) that's gonna cost me. The PDF submission they give you does not like my computer but I copi

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Six Mile Rick

WHAT A PAIN!!

Focus or Tones I spent a bit of time trying once again to get the right picture to load for the 1957D MS66FBL. I could get a great focus with no color or a great toned pic with no focus. I kept trying until I at least had most of the color and the bell lines. To get the right angle for color and focus seems impossible!!! I was trying to get the right pic for Dimefreak but do not feel so successful. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below

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Six Mile Rick

WELL- My wonderful set arived at Heritage Today

120 days from today I will see the sales money Friends, Well I hated sending off the 30+ high grade Morgans but will be very happy when the check clears. In all honesty I over picked my previous coins to an extent that it would cost me over my budget to finish the set accordingly. I guess I will be purchasing quite a few Morgans in March and April to get the set rolling again. Of course the MS67s and MS66s are out of range for the new set. I may put in some MS65s but we'll see this summer how

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Six Mile Rick

Well winter is at least 1/2 over

I promised myself to renew my membership to grade some morgans this winter Friends; In the blast of all the expenses lately I have not renewed my membership for the free graded coins. I still have one purchase left this coming week and have decided to relax afterwords and enjoy life for a while. Heck, I always enjoy life but sometimes it can get a little hectic. I have 8 or so Morgans that do need graded which will keep me from spending money on those already graded.   I am having a gr

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Six Mile Rick

Vermont state quarter

New Variety??? Friends, While searching 50 rolls I ran across 2 Vermont state quarters with a large extra branch at the top of the left tree. You can see it clearly as a topped off branch to the rear of the tree just under the top right small branch. Here is a pic!! To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

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Six Mile Rick

Variety Dime Hunting

Always on the look out!! Friends, I am starting to obtain a fairly large amount of the Roosevelt dimes. In my pursuits I check the pics of the dimes looking for doubling in hopes that I will find another variety to add trying to make up a 10 coin submission for NGC to grade. The Roosevelt dimes seem to be full of varieties that are not listed on the slabs and obtaining a handful is easy once you load large close ups in your set and check them. Many clad dimes do not have variety attributes lis

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Six Mile Rick

UNGRADED MINT SETS

RAW Collection in OVERDRIVE Friends, I have recently decided to collect the longest run I can do of uncirculated and proof mint sets still in packaging or holders,sets, whatever. The farther you go into the past--- The harder to obtain and then there are actually a few key years that are usually robbed of the coin that was important to the set. I will trade any graded coins on my Six Mile Rick page for some sets you may have purchased a while back but never added more, or never got around

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Six Mile Rick

Two Months ( felt like six)

I didn't even pay for it yet Society Friends; I have seen allot of nice coins purchased over the last few months. Not having the finances yet I could enjoy reading and looking at your beauties. I went to an auction tonight and won the bid on a 1891 CC MS-64,fair price. I wrote the registration numbers down and entered it in my set. That felt soooo good to see points added, yea I'll get my winning e-mail later and pay for it. "FEELS GOOD" HAPPY COIN COLLECTING

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Six Mile Rick

Two Months ( felt like six)

I didn't even pay for it yet Society Friends; I have seen allot of nice coins purchased over the last few months. Not having the finances yet I could enjoy reading and looking at your beauties. I went to an auction tonight and won the bid on a 1891 CC MS-64,fair price. I wrote the registration numbers down and entered it in my set. That felt soooo good to see points added, yep I'll get my winning e-mail later and pay for it.Points bumped up over 30,000 "FEELS GOOD" HAPPY COIN COLLECTING

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Six Mile Rick

TWINS

2 1/4s = 1/2 Friends, It is late in the day and the sun is down but I still managed to pull off a pic. Here is a set of twin reverse I/4 oz classic eagles that a friend wanted me to pick up at 10% over spot for him. The dates are 1894 and 1900. The reverse pic came out better as there is no sun I went with that one. Enjoy---- To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

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Six Mile Rick

Trial and Error

This is just a test I am trying to educate myself with the camera. Cool- push saved entry and it works, I will send more later. I need to get a little more familiar with the camera. HAPPY COIN COLLECTING

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Six Mile Rick

Trades and then more Trades

A month of major trading Friends, I have actually only sold 1 coin in the last month or so out of my sell or trade sets. The trades have been large with three clusters of over $1000 each traveling across the states to get a return of others to fill holes in the sets I am working on. I did two Roosevelt dime trades with Mavins that really popped my clad Roosevelt set into gear and last night a large trade of Silver Eagles to get some Mocom Dollars for the Modern Commemorative set. It is k

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Six Mile Rick

Top Pop Lincoln Memorials

I am doing a test on todays collector market. Friends, Just a small group of NGC top pop MS67rds and MS68rds. Lets see how they actually perform throughout the week. Starting out at $1 bids with no reserves. spotless reds at Heritage. There is a link in Money Marketplace in the Chat Boards to watch the sales.

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Six Mile Rick

Too Close or Too far??

Working on distance This is a trial pic to check for distance needed between the camera lens and coin platform. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

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Six Mile Rick

TODAYS AUCTION

Of course I went Friends, Well it was a good day. I set out this afternoon to meet a dealer concerning my set. After which I went to the auction. Made a couple friends before the auction hanging around out back talking about coins.When we all went in they registered but I didn't. It wasn't that the 1893s morgan dollar was bad,it had a good rim, rubbed but good visuals,and a couple black spots on reverse. A visit to the coin doctor "NCS" & it would get a 4-12 grade. I only have $2,000 left

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Six Mile Rick

TO SELL OR NOT

Get her graded ,,,or sell her Friends and society, Well I haven't been too journalistic lately due to other hobbies. I have been selling coins on the side to upgrade later. I sold a 1894-O graded by some off grading company (USCG) that was MS64, I figured it would hit AU50. I have thought quite a few times that I wished I got her graded before I sold her. Hopefully I will renew my subscription before I sell too many ungraded coins. Luckily for now I have been selling the 3 point Morgans

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Six Mile Rick

To all ---- a message of peace for Todd Peters!!

Rest In Peace my Friend!! Friends, As most already know our friend has been struggling for two years or more with cancer. His last day was yesterday with family and his struggle is now over. His excitement over the past few years was mainly adding coins to his dime set. The friends he made in the club and coin community was his social network and his commitment and challenge in competing in the dime set was his most enjoyment. Some of us got to know him very well and had a few great laughs in

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Six Mile Rick

Times Are Starting To Look A Little Better In My World

I put my lower grade Morgans up for sale. Friends, The year has been a rough one for us and I hope everyone is starting to feel the relief that I am finally comforted with. I checked out Heritage auction for next month, a lot of sweet coins are now out there for our sets. I went broke on the list that I wanted and then I threw it in the trash. I have been working regular this month so everything seems pretty good for now, a nice contract would put a boost in my collection, or a sale of the

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Six Mile Rick

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