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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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2013 Winter coin over veiw

A look at the changes I made. Friends, As the winter months come to an end and spring is around the corner I look at my collection to see the changes that were made the past few months. The sun will beam out next month and most of us will head outside to other hobbies that have waited for spring to finally show up. My winter this year was a great addition of proof set pieces 1999 to date and some really nice business strike additions as well. I did manage to add a few 1800s coins that will

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I got the" BLUES"

Like alway ---- Searching again!! Friends, I spent part of the week searching 1971 mint sets --- 18 of them and also looking for a variety in 18 Proof Ikes I got in a trade. Well as I thought,43 years after the sale of these Ikes I would not find a variety. One thing I surely got that they could not find on the 1971 proofs 43 years ago is "The Ike Blues". Enjoy, Rick To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

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I am at it again!!!

Anybody out there got a group of mint sets or proof sets they want to trade off Friends, I am getting a little bored as my usual routine in extra time involves searching coins. I checked everywhere here and seems I have searched all the rolls and mint sets I had. If anyone has a bag, box, or group of U S Mint rolls or mint sets sitting around I would be happy to do a swell trade for them. I am always calmed when I sit in front of a large group of beat up coins looking for a nice one. It su

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Auction House

I finally decided to use a different option to sell these sets. Friends, I sent in quite a few submissions last year. Of course there are great coins and then plenty of lower grades when you submit them. I added to my sets as I got my returns and then added to the sets here on this page as well. With 2013 over and still so many coins left on this page I decided to try a auction house and see where I end up in value percentage in sales. I was waiting for some coin sales last year to be able

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A Rarity

Searching old rolls? Friends as we run through rolls and mint sets looking for the sweet taste of varieties sometimes I am overly surprised. I was on a variety check in the Lincoln variety club and a fellow collector said something about a DDO Kennedy he found. I jumped on the thread and offered my opinion also mentioning that I was searching for DDO's. A week later a dealer sent me a couple nice trip die obverse and a quad die obverse. --- So Cool!!! Here is a shoddy pic of the 1964-D Qu

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Strange Findings

Could it be a setup die tool? Friends, I was doing some pics of my Lincolns of which the proofs were too dark and the business strike were too bright. They will all need a redo but in the task I found something cool on the reverse of the 1974-D. It seems to be a plate or tool with the number 22 in the center of it. Left on the die and compressed into the reverse before making this Lincoln. Rick To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

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Proof Set Collecting

Not the usual graded but back to our beginnings. Friends, I started a new collection this year that has really grown far more than I expected. I started trading coins in January for mint sets and proof sets and obtained very many proof sets in mint packaging. Today I made a purchase from Bill who is selling out and going on road adventures in his motor home. In the small pile he had there was a 2013 proof set and a 2011 Silver proof set to add that I needed. I have acquired very many doubl

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Lincoln on Vacation!!

Spent 2 weeks in sunny Florida and came home red as a lobster. Friends, My Lincoln submission did well and returned back home today. I got 2 MS65rd's of which I expected the 1970 but the other was a surprise. On the MS66rd's I received 14, MS67rd's = 12 and 3 MS68rd's. I added a load to my set with only a few extras for spares. Submission 2617555-001 to 031 Here is the 2011 MS67rd-- Thanks and enjoy To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added b

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1952 Proof Set

My Franklin Failed considerably!!! Friends, As I sent in the 52 Proof set due to what I thought was a PF66 Franklin and a SUPERBIRD Washington I missed on both points. After the milky haze was removed from the Franklin by NCS the rough details showed and the Cameo obverse was gone. However I still got a PF63 which I believe is the lower of populations but still a value of $175 and a temporary hole filler. Other grades: 1c = PF66rd 5c = PF67 10c = PF66 25c = PF65 I will be start

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Still waiting on the 1952 proof set

Tearing apart the Lincoln submission Friends, As I await the verdict of my 1952 proof set that was sent to NCS I have took some time to recheck the Lincolns for grade values. I have managed to delete 15 or so as to lower values than grading costs but still have a hefty 32 coins to submit. On the "COOL" side one Lincoln -- MS66rd or so is the 2000 business strike with a double date!! I have found in the past that these varieties may not be listed and as such just get the regular grade. Ho

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IN GOD WE TRUST

2000 Lincoln Here is another shot of the obverse top end. Thanks for all the coments thus far!! Rick To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

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No Submission Record Found

A Good Sign!! Well Friends, I decided to check my 1952 Proof set submission today. As NCS has it first and then will turn it over to NGC for encapsulation. There are no records showing that I had any submissions so that tells me that things are rolling along especially since I have had over 100 coins graded this year. I should get some imformation on this quest next week. Here's hoping for a STAR!!! Rick To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be add

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One for Moondoggy

Here ya go Mike!! This was a sweet treat that came in yesterday on a trade. A little NCS and it'll be ready for a sweet grade. ENJOY, Rick To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

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???

MS68FT Selling all my dimes (to buy a boat) but keeping a couple. Here is a pic of one that will stay here. ENJOY!! To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

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The Dime Factory

A new name for my sets suggested by a friend in the chats. Hey Friends, As I have been on a roll lately in the Roosevelt dimes My buddy William tried to talk me into getting a web page started. He even went as far as grabbing the name to insure it was available. Well I told him I have never dealt outside the club and like the security of keeping it that way but really liked the name so I changed the set names on my pages. "Dime Factory" now has 50% complete and added many pics yesterday sin

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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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1970's Submission Complete

Glad that one is over!! Friends, I did finally get the coins returned for the latest submission. The 70's were tougher than the 80's and 90's will be. Most the 70's were in need of NCS to remove a haze that covered most of them. Of course it is harder to guess the grades on musty coins as it hides the small hairline scratches and tics. I sent in two 1971-S Lincolns and received the same grade on both - MS64RD. One with NCS and the other without. The Quarters and Kennedy halves did well and now

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The 5c Specimen Challenge

Lost one but got the other!!! Friends, I had made a few sales in the past few weeks. Usually I get checks which is good but last week all payments were in Pay-Pal. I don't take the money out of pay pal except for purchases on the bay. As I had a small nest I started to hunt for something to add to my sets. My Proof nickel set is starting to look good with the 1989-S to date complete PF70UC except 3 coins. I'm still needing the 1991-S and the 2 specimen coins. I set out to grab the specimens

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Photo Troubleshooting

Another day working on getting better pics. Friends, I recently acquired a few nice nickels and had someone wanting to see pics of the 1941-D MS67 5FS. I took 5 rounds at different lighting and angles and all were rough looking. Finally after 2 hours of mistakes I got out of the direct sunlight and took a pic sitting on the porch. Outcome of my labor today --- Reverse 1941-D To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

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I had a good day at work today

The GOLD market had a rough day WOW!!! If you don't check precious metal values I got the latest. Gold dropped almost $75 an oz. today. That's a hard hit for one of my buds that is a gold buyer. The gold stores have been struggling the past few months with the steady low on values and now a hard hit like this may put a few of them out of business. Later--- To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

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NCS ---- PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE

Please get it going on--- I am starting to loose much needed hair!! Friends, This is my first twist with NCS to NGC. Kinda like a trial thing to see if there is a difference and most the coins I sent needed preservation anyway. Most important I would say is a 1941 PF Liberty Dime and a 1895 5c shield. The 1895 was marked for details slab (only one) as it did have some environmental damage but what a value even in a purple slab!! The 1941 10c should do PF66, and then there is a MS65 1930's q

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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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One For Mailman!!!

Jerry----You got me going now!!! Friends, As I posted earlier on mailman's post I have a large submission of selected coins for the 70's. With the post from Mailman I just had to pull out the 2X2's and get a pic of one of the favorites of mine. This is a solid GOLD toned IKE that will go strait to NGC as I don't think it would benefit a NCS curve. Hope to get a star grade here!! ENJOY!!! To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

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Searching Rolls Again

Strange Find Hey Friends, While searching for more 05 to 2010 MS coins for mint sets I ran across a 2005P Buff Westward Journey nickel that had a strange circle cut in it. The rim is fine so it had to happen before the rim was rolled on it. Wonder if the platchet cutter made it and it stayed through the dye? Here is a pic To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

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