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All bullion coins are minted at West Point, NY.  The S mint mark is a scam to make people think they are getting something special, at double, or triple the going price of a real Silver Eagle. In effect, the "S" coin is a phony, and doesn't have a place in the Registry. "Minted at" coins fall into the same category. The label can say anything they want.....even the Sheboygan Mint!

NGC removed the other coins, this one has to go also.

I too laid out hundreds of dollars only to have them erased, such  as the "2000 Millennium" ASE. Another gem that we "had" to have.  They won't pay   those coins we now have to eat.

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THIS IS BECOMING ALL TOO COMMON!

When I first started collecting the $20 Canadian silver coins, I was told NGC would not grade the "snowflake" issues. They contain crystals that may come loose and therefore are not gradable. My how times have changed. Now the "catch phrase seems to be "colored outside the mint" I am out  good deal of time and money for this excuse to grade a coin that is submitted with a COA, and charged for no grading, or encapsulation. Limited numbers are being plated or colorized, and many more to come. Our US coins aren't even struck in the mint they claim to be struck in. If NGC is afraid the enamel will fall off, why are we signing a release when submitted? I just had 2 more become "ungradable" and have more (8), of the same to be graded. There needs to be a list of coins that NGC will not grade. Now I have 2 collections that are missing completion. At close to $100.00 per coin and $30 each to not grade them, it is ludicrous.  There will be many more (collectors) trying to make sets with high grades, but now we have been halted by "policy."  There needs to be a current list, or a change in the grading procedure. SmartMint is coming fast and then we will see. No one even knows where, or what entity even strike them anymore. Why should NGC care about the colorization on so few specimens? if they are not colorized at "the" mint. Where are they done? Why do B.H. Mayer and CIT exchange coins? I also have a few other colorized coins that came from "the" mint. Collectors need a list before we engage in the purchase of coins that are "worthless."  

namvette68

namvette68

05/07/2018

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10/17/2018

 

COLORED COINS

I have sent a few colored silver Ghana coins to be graded, with the COA, yet they cannot be graded according to NGC policy.  See what you think? The reply: Thank you for your email. Unfortunately, we are not able to grade coins that have been colored or altered in any way after being produced from the mint per our grading policy. The alterations may have an effect on the metal and therefore we cannot guarantee the grade and condition of the coin. Thank you I rest my case.    

namvette68

namvette68

04/26/2018

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04/29/2018

 

Coin Grading

When you submit coins for grading, it asks MS or PF. There is no PL, RP, SP SRP space.. If we are to go by the old standards, a PL coin is an MS base. An SP coin seems to be both, MS and PF. Now we have reverse proof(RP), and Special reverse Proof (SRP?) Colorized, antiqued, plated, and a host of types that are emerging in almost every Country, and will be here soon. I started a set to find out that only 1 coin, out of the 10-15 that I sent to be graded, will have a slot in any collection. I see the Palladium coin has an MS PL variety.....hmmmm? My Canadian Anniversary proofs will be a nightmare. They already are too late for ER pedigree. So much for Express mail and special handling.  I hope to see a few sets either combined, or actual revised to reflect the actual coins in the set. So far, I am thoroughly confused. 

namvette68

namvette68

04/26/2018

 

MISSING AWARD

At the deadline for entering coins for the awards, I had the #1 Proof Presidential set in the Registry. No mention of it in the downloads section. I also had the #2 set at the end, for this year, yet that was only close. Someone got an undeserved award, and I still am near the top. Collecting this set was a passion. There was only one top set. I tried.  

namvette68

namvette68

01/16/2018

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01/16/2018

 

SP IS NOT MS

The 2013 W SP is a variety coin of the American Silver Eagle. It has no place in an MS set, especially adding it 4 years after being minted. There is a category for the American Silver Eagle varieties. One day I have a 100% complete set, and next day I don't. All those bogus eagles that we had to have ( and paid premium prices for), are not included in the mint state collection, but as varieties. The P and S Eagles belong there too. Ever notice there are no NGC 2017 FDOI S Silver Eagles? Another bogus coin that we have to have? Next year maybe we will get a CC mint mark?   

namvette68

namvette68

07/03/2017

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07/06/2017

 

No "S" Silver Eagles!

There are no bullion coins minted in San Francisco......period. They mint them at West Point and fly them to California. Please remove it. It is as phony as the "minted at" coins we "had" to have and paid a premium for. NGC pulled the last round of Eagles because it cannot substantiated, by fact, where the coins are minted. West Point does bullion.

namvette68

namvette68

05/13/2017

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05/15/2017

 

SLOTS FOR THE NOTS

It was easier than one would expect. Hello everyone, I would like to take a moment, and a few words, to thank the staff at NGC. The minor glitch has been rectified, and life goes on, but not without a "Thank you" from me. I have slowed my collecting down to a crawl in the past few years. I am ridding my collections that are going nowhere. I would like to have just a few great sets. Thanks to NGC people for making it easy on us, to enjoy the hobby. I am hoping for a few score changes to come, but everything is working out. Thanks again! Happy collecting! To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

namvette68

namvette68

09/09/2016

SLOTS AND NOTS!

No place to put some coins? There are collections and sets with slots for them, and the coins haven't been minted yet. There are also graded coins with no slot to put them into. Scores need to be updated also. Not complaining. Just an observation. Happy collecting! To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

namvette68

namvette68

09/07/2016

 

MISSING COIN?

I count 7. NGC counts 6? I count 7 coins in my Second Kennedy Anniversary set of half dollars. The score is as a number 1 set. The Grades are also. Collecting used to be fun, it has become less now that the US Mint has gone haywire. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

namvette68

namvette68

08/13/2016

 

50th Quarter in the ATB set

Is it Colorado? When the Mint and the Parks Department promise to give each school child a "new" coin for attending, it was supposed to be the Battle of Saratoga quarter. The plastic capsules o one little girl contained a Colorado Statehood quarter. A few dealers said it was the worst introduction they had ever been to. Everyone had to drive to the local Post Office for stamping. Another inconvenience. I believe someone should make good on the promise of the new "50th" coin. The Mint is definitely making collecting coins a dubious and expensive hobby for young people. My sets will stop also if the reverse proofs of the Presidents and Sacagawea are not put into another category. The Silver Eagle set was changed and coins we had to have for the set are now edited out. I am losing my interest in collecting under these circumstances. I wanted to leave complete sets to grandchildren. The Mint has nothing better to do than change the last few coins in a set that are almost impossible to find. No wonder my son turned up his nose at collecting. Have a Happy Easter To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

namvette68

namvette68

11/24/2015

 

Reverse Proofs in Presidential sets?

After 36 coins the Mint does this Reverse proofs do not belong in the Presidential Dollar Proof Set. They are a variety, and should have their own category. Trying to get a set now will be next to impossible. Collecting is supposed to be fun and relaxing, not cost prohibitive. I can see the Sacagawea set getting the same treatment after all these years. The Silver Eagle sets needed milleneum coons and others, now they are gone. Please take reverse proof and make them another category. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

namvette68

namvette68

09/23/2015

 

NGC makes #2 sets so others can get on top?

I had the best set for years NGC plays with sets to get others on top. All of a sudden a set or two is missing a description. I lost my complete #1 New Zealand set for the same reason. Politics in numismatics. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

namvette68

namvette68

05/24/2015

 

A QUICK QUESTION

NGC HAS THE SETS AND I HAVE SOME COINS With the newest 2015 Marshall's 225th Commemorative issues out. I see no slots for them. It is a 6 coin set, and no slots. There are 2 halves, 2 one dollar, and 2 gold. No spot for all six together either? To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

namvette68

namvette68

02/16/2015

TWO NEW MS EAGLES?

One Eagle is "Struck at West Point" and has no W. The other is struck at West Point, and has none either? All gold and silver is minted at West Point. Nowhere else. Period! Just a way to sell more coins at a inflated price. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

namvette68

namvette68

01/24/2015

STRUCK AT????

You tell me Hello everyone, I have put the reverse of 2 ASE, NGC graded MS70. Can you tell me where they were struck? Good luck This is why we buy the mint out of the same coins. No one complains about the fraud. Happy Collecting P.S. Sorry.....I went off on this fraud 2 years ago. I happen to like my collection, we don't need over 2 coins though. One proof, and one mint state sufficed in the beginning. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

namvette68

namvette68

10/24/2013

 

2012 NGC PF70 Presidential Set Early Releases Multiholder

Are they the new "dinosaur?" Hello everyone, I am looking for the 2012 Presidents in a multi. NGC PF70 ER. If you have one, or know someone, please contact me? I can find every other year, but 2012 seems to be elusive. I would like to complete my set, and need this one multi....for now   Thanks To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

namvette68

namvette68

10/16/2013

 

Well Well!

Hot news? There are no Silver Eagles stamped anywhere but West Point, NY. You say no? Show me undeniable proof! What a fraud! To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

namvette68

namvette68

10/04/2013

CANS OF WORMS

I've gone fishin' Yes, I opened a can of worms. Don't I always seek the truth and correctness in our hobby? I do it for myself, but I also try to make it right for the others that get a bad deal. Hopefuly Scott's set will be where he should be soon. I explained it to her and I hope she now understands how we feel. I'm hoping this will be the last of the last minute slot availability from NGC, but there is no new Sac slot, and the coins are out. Hasta la vista my friends To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

namvette68

namvette68

05/19/2012

 

THANK YOU

It is possible after all. Thanks to the powers at NGC. I am happy with the correction, and pleased with the communications and time period it has taken. Sorry to snap at what some think as meaningless, but I do still have a flicker of passion for my sets. Competitions are just that. I compete against the fines collectors and friends in the world. I am proud to have the sets I have, and the friends that have come along with them. I am going back into my little corner until I am perplexed again. To all the friends that emailed.......thanks. Another happy collector.

namvette68

namvette68

05/18/2012

ALL IS STILL THE SAME

I registered 8 coins and lost my slot and NGC lost my second set Cleveland. I know now why I collect coins. It's for the anguish NGC has put me through for these few years. I registered my new Presidential proofs(both sets) and had top slots. Now I am out, and they have misplace the second Cleveland that I registered. I hope no one else goes through this . Every year is the same thing. Happy Collecting? To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

namvette68

namvette68

05/14/2012

FOUR COINS/THREE SLOTS ?????

Where's our 24th President? I have four new 2012 Presidential Proof coins graded by NGC, and only three slots to put them in? WAKE UP!!! I registered them all anyway. Happy Collecting everyone! To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

namvette68

namvette68

05/12/2012

 

WHERE DID THEY GO?

I still have them A lot of my Canadian and New Zealand sets are missing from the Registry. Some are #1 sets too. Where are they? Is anyone else experiencing this? To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

namvette68

namvette68

02/12/2012

 

MY EAGLES HAVE LANDED

100% was the goal Hello everyone, I just added the last two MS Eagles to my collection. I now have both sets at 100%. Here's hoping that 2012 will bring us only 2 coins. Did somebody say, 26th Anniversary set? I'm outta here. Happy Collecting

namvette68

namvette68

12/15/2011

 

2011 SILVER EAGLES

Bah humbug! Hi everyone, I have just completed the 2011 ASE set. It's amazing how it took 6 coins to get it done. Two of the coins have no mint mark? They just claim to be minted at San Francisco and West Point. Funny how the others have a corresponding mint mark as to where they came from. A few more years of this and I'll go back to sports cards. I guess the economy is booming everywhere else. My pockets are so much more empty now! I still have the best PF69 set, so I shouldn't complain. I hope I don't run out of gas on my way home. G'nite all

namvette68

namvette68

12/10/2011

2011 SACAGAWEA PROOF DIE CRACKS???

Is it really a PF70ER? Hello everyone, I just received a 2011 Sac PF70ER in the mail, and was examining it when I found 2 tiny die cracks between 7 and 8 O'clock on the true reverse of the coin. The coin is definitely a 70, but I wonder if any more of you have noticed this. With the relatively small number of 70s, as compared to other years, might they qualify as a "mint error" also? If you have one or more, I'd like to know. On another hand, are any of you sending in coins to be graded, and they are coming back with very low grades because fingerprints have been added while they were out of your control? They all boast about how they can handle raw coins with bare hands, but they have to stop eating chips while grading. PCGS did the same thing, so they're all guilty. Their reply? "You must have sent it to us like that." While it was only a 69 when it went to them, they made it into a 65. All I can hope for now is silver going higher so I can melt it. I never open the capsules......I guess the Mint does it? I scanned the cracks, but they're tiny. Let's hope we get a special slot? Good luck all! To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

namvette68

namvette68

03/19/2011