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About this journal

I was born in Iceland and came to the U.S. when I was three years old and started collecting U.S. coins when I was eleven years old and I have been hooked ever since. I started collecting Icelandic coins in 2003 with the intention of collecting all the coins from the Kingdon Era 1922 to 1942 in high grades of MS-63 or better.

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Finally My Icelandic Kingdom Era Set Is Complete

I'm the most happiest coin collector in the world right now. I just received my submission results from NGC and was super happy with the out come of the coins I sent in. I only needed two coins to complete this set a 1942 1 Eyrir and a 1942 10 Aurar and both are very hard to find in a grade above 63  that is worthy of sending in. The 42 1 Eyrir is a very common coin but never seen one that would grade above a MS-63.... I had one that would grade higher then a MS-63 put was holding out for someth

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08/22/2019

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09/02/2019

 

A pleasant surprise in the mail today

When I arrived home today I noticed a thick large padded envelope sitting on the kitchen table that my wife brought in sometime today from the mail box and it was from NGC and thinking what can this be and to my delight it was a plague with my Registry award for my Icelandic Kingdom Era Collection. Was not expecting this at all, maybe a paper certificate.  Thank You NGC for this wonderful plaque and I will proudly display it in my home.    

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04/04/2017

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05/14/2018

A New Upgrade To My Icelandic Kingdom Era Set

Another MS-66 Well I added another upgrade to my Icelandic Kingdom Era coin set tonight a 1929 2 Kronur NGC MS-66. This coin I was looking for many years now and was one of only a hand full of Icelandic coins graded by NGC back some 12 or 13 years ago,, Back then I wondered if I would ever get to see this coin as the years gone by and around two years ago I came across a auction in England that had this very coin while searching the internet for Icelandic coins and I had missed it by only a fe

Iceman

Iceman

01/26/2017

 

My Icelandic Kingdom Era Collection

I Can't believe It I was checking out a certification number tonight and noticed that the Register Awards where given out on the 6th while I was away on vacation which I had forgotten all about. As I scrolled down reading about the sets that was honored this year and to my complete shock to say the least I seen my set being one of the five that was awarded NGC Registry Best World Sets. I had to look again to make sure that what I was really reading was in fact what I was reading. I never ever

Iceman

Iceman

01/19/2017

Another Upgrade ForMy Iceland Kingdom Era Set

A Very,Very Happy Camper Its been nearly a year and a half since I acquired a upgrade for my Iceland Kingdom ERA set from 1922 to 1942. Its a mark free 1926 5 Aurar in MS-66 BN with nice surfaces. Red/Brown and Red are virtually impossible to find prior to 1940 which is when the London Mint took over production from the Copenhagen Mint,,Which used copper planchets that has already turned brown prior to production. Any coins from this period is very hard to find in this grade and higher.

Iceman

Iceman

02/27/2016

A Super Upgrade for my Icelandic Kingdom coin Set 1922-1942

Wowwwww Hi Everyone       Its been a while since I wrote in my journal.       I just wanted to take a minute to do a little bragging about my reason upgrade of a 1929 1 Krona that was graded by NGC in MS-65 that I just Won at the Stacks online auction last night,,,They described it as having full luster which is a bit rare for these coins,,, I have a ms-63 in a PCGS holder that has full luster but with a planchet flaw,,,,So this will be a great addition to my collection,, especially

Iceman

Iceman

08/13/2014

Finally found a Icelandic 1933 25 Aurar to complete my collection

Paid twice the money but well worth it. On May 17th 2011 I mentioned that I needed a Iceland 1933 25 Aurar to complete my Kingdom Era collection. Well nearly two years later one showed up on Ebay. Its the only one I have ever seen raw or graded. Now my set is complete for the exception of the 1940 1 Krona and 2 Kronur in Proof,,,Which I mentioned that none excites in the royal mint collection according to Harry Spencer in his 1986 report of the Proof record of the royal mint ,,,I will not coun

Iceman

Iceman

05/19/2013

 

NO MORE PCGS GRADED COINS IN THE NGC SETS

WHATS HAPPENING I HAVE NOT BEEN AROUND FOR SOME TIME NOW AND JUST ABOUT A HOUR AGO I READ A JOURNAL BY A MEMBER HERE SAYING THAT NO MORE PCGS COINS WILL BE ALOUD IN ANY OF THE SETS AND ABOUT THE HIGH COST OF HAVING THERE COINS GRADED BY NGC COMPARED TO PCGS. I FELT IN THE PAST THAT NGC HAS GONE A BIT OVERBOARD WITH THEIR FEE'S MAKING ME THINK THAT I WOULD BE MUCH BETTER OFF GOING TO PCGS AND ONE OF THE REASONS FOR THIS IS THAT NGC SEEMS TO BE CHANGING THERE STANDARD FOR GRADING WORLD COINS. i

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Iceman

03/02/2012

GETTING CLOSE,BUT YET SO FAR AWAY

ADDED SIX NEW COINS AND UPGRADED TWO IN MY ICELAND REGISTRY SET I added six new coins,one in which I won on ebay for a very fair price considering that it a 1942 5 Aurar in a NGC-MS64RB holder. Its a stuff coin to find that is worth slabbing since all the ones I have ever come across,which is many are always brown and full of contact marks and other not so nice looking things. This coin I have now has a very pleasing blood red color and nice surface condition. The other five coins I've had for

Iceman

Iceman

05/17/2011

 

RE:OK Just exactly

The future of Coin Grading RAM-VT Journal entry has sparked some ideas of want the grading system will be like in the future. I can remember as a kid looking at both the Redbook and the Bluebook and only seeing the one price for any coin in UNC only. The dealers back then would have a higher price's for those coins if they were better then most and even higher price for those that showed exceptional quality of preservation. Its always been a dealers game even before the Sheldon's scale was put

Iceman

Iceman

02/18/2011

 

Unbelievable

What a bunch of insufficiently_thoughtful_person's I was watching a ebay listing for a 1959 1 Krona that was graded by PCGS at MS-65 sell for over $39.00. what kind of person has a $3.00 coin graded by PCGS and tries to sell it on ebay and expect someone to pay that kind of money or more for it unless that person has a few people bidding on it for him/her (Plishing The Bid)in Hopes a person like me will be willing to pay that kind of money for it,,,Yeah Right ,,,not in this life time since I h

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Iceman

02/07/2011

FINALLY A GRADED DENMARK 1836 IFF 2 RBS

A COIN THAT WAS MINTED FOR ICELAND I WAS JUST BROWSING EBAY FOR A DANISH 1836 IFF RIGSBANKSKILLING OR RBS FOR SHORT, THAT RARLY SHOWS UP IN ANY OF THE THREE DENOMATIONS THAT DENMARK PRODUCED FOR ICELAND BECAUSE OF THE SHORTAGE OF COINS THAT HAD PLEGED THE COUNTRY FOR MANY YEARS. THESE THREE COINS 2,3,AND 4 RBS DON'T HAVE THE NAME OF ICELAND ON THE COIN BUT IS STILL CONCERDED PART OF IT'S COINAGE. I HAD BOUGHT ONE ON EBAY A FEW YEARS AGO THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO HAVE BEEN IN UNC AND WHEN I SENT IT

Iceman

Iceman

01/19/2011

Merry Christmas

To All I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Years and for our Jewish friends a Happy Hanukkah,,,,and for the rest of you a Happy,,Healthy and prosperous New Years To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

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Iceman

12/24/2010

My Icelandic Kingdom Era Set

Only 10 slots to fill Well I finally completed adding all the coins in my set,with only 10 slots to filled. Out of the 10 slots, I have seven of them in unc that need to be graded and one, The 1933 25 Aurar that would properly grade a low end AU which would leave only the 1940 Proof 1 Krona and 2 Kronur. Only by a act of God would I ever acquire such coins. The Royal mint in England only produced the 1Eyrir to the 25 Aurar in proof and the King Norton Mint (ICI Imperial Chemical Industries ) m

Iceman

Iceman

12/04/2010

Iceland's 1940 Proof Coinage

Re: Heart aches of coin collecting Well my friends here at the collectors society I have finally found the 1940 proof set from Iceland that I was talking about last April when I wrote a journal entry about NGC grading a complete set of 1940 proof coins from Iceland and how I lost the bid on a seemlier set that was being auctioned off in Australia in July of 09 that sold for $2600.00 AUD and only to see that very same set being sold by Strand Coins (Who won the auction) in Australia for 15,000.

Iceman

Iceman

11/18/2010

I Would Like To Thank NCS And NGC

My 1925 2 Kronur Well after nearly 8 years of searching for a Ex-Fine or better gradable Icelandic 1925 2 Kronur coin with a mintage of only 126,000 coins, My search has finally come to an end with much more then I ever expected result from my NCS/NGC submission. I obtained this coin from a Icelandic coin club auction back in early September. My friend in Iceland went to the auction on my behalf to bid on this coin for me but what was more interesting about this was that the coin was graded at

Iceman

Iceman

10/15/2010

RE: I Finally Found A Icelandic 1925 2 Kronur

What A Disappointment But All Good Things Comes To Those Who Wait About two weeks ago I received my auction lot I won on August 15th which had a 1925 2 Kronur in it, Which looked really nice and I thought it would grade an AU but when I held the coin in hand it looked horrible to say the least. I guess the auction house must have used some kind of scanner that left a lot of the detail out of the surface of the coin that made it look so much better then it was,,,I was really amazed at the diffe

Iceman

Iceman

09/06/2010

I Finally Found A Icelandic 1925 2 Kronur

I Have Searched For Nearly Seven Years Hello Everyone After looking for seven years for a 1925 2 Kronur coin that was anything better then a VF may have come to light. About just a little over a month ago i got a email from Brunn Rasmussen Auction House in Denmark, Well I have been getting these notices for six years now and none of there auctions never held any Icelandic coins that I wanted until this one. With no thought of finding any thing in the auction I lazily browsed the catalog an

Iceman

Iceman

08/19/2010

FRESH FROM NGC

IF ONLY I COULD FIND A 1933 25 AURAR IN UNC On July 29Th I seen the results of my submission of a Icelandic 1925 25 Aurar and was happy to see that my coin was given a MS-64 grade, But was hoping for a 65. Its more about the coin then the grade when it comes to rarity, This is the only one I have come across in the 6+ years I have been assembling this set of Kingdom Era coins from Iceland. So how can I complain about a single point....NOT, As my teenage daughter would put it. Now if only I can

Iceman

Iceman

08/06/2010

 

Re Apologize

Hard Times We live in uncertain times that can be very scary for many of us and praying for good fortune is not something uncommon for any one of us, we all have done this in the past for many reasons we can not even fathom. So what he asked for your prays, He was just reaching out for help, For what ever reason he had. When I first read his journal about this I thought to myself that it was odd to ask people to pray that he gets 70's on some if not all of the coins he submitted to NGC and the

Iceman

Iceman

04/10/2010

 

The Heart Aches of Coin Collecting

Just Checked NGC POP Report Now After reading the new report for coins graded by NGC for Iceland. I became depressed over what I seen .....A complete set of 1940 proof coins which I have been searching for in the past six years of collecting Icelandic coins from the Kingdom Era 1926-1942. NGC had at one Time graded all but the 1 Eyrir before I started this collection and hoped that they would show up at some point, that never came. Last year in July a 1940 and a 1946 proof sets came up for auc

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04/05/2010

 

RE: My Year End Review For 2009

Result's of The NCS/NGC Submission of Icelandic Proofs 1958 to 1962 First i would like to share my lose of my mother on January 31 of 2010 from cancer. We had a beautiful funeral for her with so many people attending that i didn't have a clue to who some of them were. I felt the need to share this in my journal because it was my mother who first sparked a interest in coins by giving me a old silver standing liberty quarter back in the mid-60's. She was born in Iceland on December 11, 1934 and

Iceman

Iceman

03/05/2010

 

My Icelandic pre-1964 Proof coins

Back from NCS/NGC I checked my USPS tracking number this morning and my 5 proof coins are coming home to me today. After reading a recent journal by davidk about going postal I became a little worried about the post office losing my coins but was very happy and relieved to see that I'm getting them back this morning. These coins are very rare (10 to 15 minted for each) but not expensive. They can range from $70 to $125 dollars for impaired proofs and up to 3 to 4 times that in BU condition. I'

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Iceman

02/09/2010