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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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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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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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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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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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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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Another perfect 10?

It only took 1 coin. It only takes one coin to make a complete set. I have added that coin to my Sacagawea 9. I only wish the 477 points would be added to it's score to acknowledge it's totality.

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ROTATED DIE ERRORS?

What amount of rotation does it take to qualify? I have a few 2006 Franklin Scientist Commems in mint state. The reverse is not square to the obverse. I would like to know how rotated it has to be to qualify as a mint error? Does anyone have a Franklin with this mint error? I have asked several local dealers and collectors, but no 100% positive answer. The set I have registered has a pretty square obverse in comparison. I attached a scan of the typical rotation. Is it considered an error?

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I need a verdict!

Keep it or replace it? I just received a pair of 2008 Bald Eagle half dollars in NGC grades, MS and PF 70. The proof is already toning. Is this desireable? Should I replace it? Should I protect it from further toning(Intercept Shield), or let it go on toning? I keep all my coins in Intercept Shield boxes to prevent this, but I need at least another opinion. See what you think.

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THE VERDICT IS IN!

The jury has made it's decision. First, I'd like to thank the members who were nice enough to serve as jurors in my trial over the toning Eagle chicks. After all the evidence was presented and documented, I have decided to pass down sentence upon these wonderful slabbed coins. They are destined to serve the rest of their time in my collection. They will, however, lose their place in the Registry. I have acquired another pair to replace them, but only to maintain the pristine look of the

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Don't destroy me, Paul.......but

You can only tie mine.....so far I haven't been here long, but I brought the competetive mood I've always had. I wanted a good set of Sacagaweas, but I got the bug. Yes, I now have the best Sac set in the Registry....bar none! All 10 coins from NGC in PF 70 Ultra Cameo. It's unfortunate I had to make a "Signature" set to make room for them. I also have the most 10 coin sets registered also. I was very fortunate to amass these. I would welcome other collectors to share the top spot. It only t

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FINALLY......MY MODERN COMMEMORATIVE HALF DOLLARS ARE COMPLETE !!!

A 1982-D WASHINGTON 50C, MINT STATE 69? Wooooohooooo Yes......finally found a #1 coin. I completed listing my Modern Commemorative half dollars today, and gained over 100 points. I was hoping to make it closer to 500. I am still proud of where I am with such a meager collection in comparison to some. This set now is mostly PCGS, but a few NGC slabs made it. According to population reports from PCGS, I now have 4 top coins. Lucky me! When I find a way to get a good photo of these bluish

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YESSS!!!

2008 was a great year for me. I have only been a paying member for a little over 2 months. I have enjoyed every minute of it. I have been asked why I do so many Sacagawea sets? Why don't you do some other types of sets? Now I can answer both questions definitively. I never knew about the competition amongst members in the Registry. I do, however, love to compete. I also like to win.....sometimes. I tried to accomplish my goal of having one of the best sets available anywhere. I h

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HOPEFULLY???

My sets are getting bigger....... but. I am having a lot of trouble trying to get a good photo of my PCGS coins. I don't do a real good job on the NGC slabs, but they will, at least, scan.....to a point. I am so far behind in my descriptions and images. My sets are becoming infiltrated with PCGS slabs, and I am not happy with scanning them. I would like to represent all the coins in my set, so I am striving to achieve a passable photo. So far, I have only invested about $45.00 in lighti

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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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JUST FOR GIGGLES

Native American Dollars? I just hope the Native Americans get slots of their own. I thought they were ridding us of the "Godless" coins? With so many dollars available, 6 new quarters, and 4 pennies. It's a dollars and cents hobbie anyway. In my case, more dollars than sense. I wish they'd stuck to just the American Eagles. Happy 2009 all!!!

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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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A FIRST TIME FOR ME!

I guess it had to start somewhere. Hello all, Well, I have finally done it. I joined the Registry to see what it is all about, and I have taken my next baby step. Today I submitted my first coins for grading. I have several unopened proof sets that were given to me, and I finally broke down and sent one to NGC. Being only a Premier member, I thought the coupon with my subscription was the better way to get my feet wet. I decided on a 1958 proof set as my first submission. I filled out

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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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THANKSGIVING NEVER ENDS

AFTER A PERFECT 10, I SETTLED FOR A PAIR OF NINE. I am so fortunate to have been able to obtain a goal. A little sacrifice paid off. I am proud to add 2 more #1 Sacagawea sets in the Registry. I am thankful to those who helped me acquire these fine coins. Like everyone else, I believe I have the best sets in the Registry. I am thankful to know I have, at least, a few good ones. Thank you all!

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