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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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FIRST DAY OF ISSUE LABEL?

I was fortunate enough to have purchased the 2019 enhanced SAE  on opening day. I sent it in sealed mint packaging for the FDOI label and the COA number.  I am now told I cannot get a FDOI label. Why? If there was a 1 per household limit, did dealers send these in bulk to obtain one? Here is just one listing from a familiar place:  “2019 S SILVER EAGLE REVERSE ENHANCED NGC PF 70 FIRST DAY OF ISSUE 5826281-003 OGP AND COA INCLUDED” More than 10 available? I rest my case.

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REAL OR FAKE?

I am not a collector of Morgans. I have no clue, other than weight and sound, to check authenticity. I found this coin in a sub floor.  I am hoping it is good, but won't be disappointed if it's a fake. Thank you

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ONLY DAY OF ISSUE LABEL?

Now that the rush to obtain the coveted 2019 "S" "Enhanced" Reverse proof Silver Eagle lasted less than 15 minutes to sell out, there should be a new label? "ONLY DAY OF ISSUE",  xx,xxx of 30,000 should be added to the slab. Any thoughts?  I will be submitting mine for FDOI,  and the have the number that is assigned added.

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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

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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.

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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.  

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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 defini

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Statehood Quarter Set

What does the "W" mean? I just got a 2000 S Clad Maryland quarter in NGC PF 69 W Ultra Cameo. I have another Maryland in NGC PF 69, but it doesn't have a "W". Is one better than the other? Does the "W" get a higher rating? I am new to all this, but I guess I should kbnow about this? Anyone? Thanks

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Silver Eagle MS 69 set completed!

I have added the 2008 "error" Eagle to bring my set up to date Finally! I have completed a set of American Silver Eagles in NGC MS69. I went out of my way to have 3 2008 Eagles, but I guess it was necessary to be complete. I guess the proof set is next. Maybe I can compete this year?

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Intercept Shield Storage

Double protection Intercept Shield boxes are perfect for 10 coin Sacagawea sets. I have finally taken all of my, 10 coin, Sacagawea NGC PF 69 sets and put them into their own Intercept Shield double protection storage boxes. These provide the ultimate protection for the ULTIMATE 10 coin set!

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MY FIRST PCGS SET

I had to settle for only 9 coins. I recently decided to add a set of PCGS graded Sacagawea golden dollars to my collection. PCGS has only 9 coins to a set. I am in the process of building a PR69DCAM SET. I only need the 2002 and 2007. Unlike NGC with the "First Year Of Issue", green label, pedigree, this set is easier to complete, and a little cheaper.

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MOVIN' ON UP

Oh Lord it's hard to be humble. Well, I went and did it. I started a set of Presidential Dollars in PF 70. I am proud to have another #1 ranked set. After trying to get some nice photos of the obverse, I opted to leave the reverse scans for now. I am going build a photo booth (miniature) for at least the obverse. I'll see soon if it works. I have a good set to work with. It'll need to be good enough to present it properly. I want to at least get an "Honorable Mention" by someone.

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A PERFECT 10 ???

Do I merit a higher score? I wanted to have the best of something to pass on. I believe the 10 Sacagawea NGC PF 70 Ultra Cameo should be at the top. I believe them to be better than just a set of 9. Should a new score of 4681 be in line? I am close to finishing at least 1 more Sac set in PF 70 UC(only 9)and perhaps another if I can find them. Well, it's all over for this year, but I will strive to get at least 1 honor in the future. I would like to thank all those that helped me. I wou

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