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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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Here's to Howard Eason

Only 500? Hello everyone! Well Howard, you made it. The big 500. CONGRATULATIONS! It is my goal to replace you by the end of the year. The coins I bought from you will help me stand at the 500 mark soon. I am extremely fortunate to be even as close as I am. Keep up the good work. If you don't, I'll pass you. Let's see a 450? Good Luck!

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The Rise and Fall of 2006 Franklin Commemorative Set

I just had to have 'em. I never intended to start collecting coins at my age(now 61). The great sets I collected with my Grandfather would have been fine, except they were all stolen. I started a "raw set of eagles when they first came out, but being a single parent, I soon had to sell them off to pay bills. Well, I finally got a job where I could work decent hours and still be with my son after school. The money wasn't bad, so I thought about coins in slabs. With the little extra I had ev

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Ooops

No one told me Gee....the closer you get the more pixels you use. I'll be back!

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And I worry about photos?

Digital film is lousy anyhow. Hello all! Always trying to improve my image/s, I am playing photog with my PCGS sets. Things are going, but not going as well as I had hoped. I got denied on extra scoring on my "W" sets, and then read the NGC homepage defining the criteria for "star" designation. Strangely sounds like what they labelled the "W" coins for. In a moment of recovering, I went about cleaning up.. I've been adding to my sets a bit, and I took some time to look forward to 2009'

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KUDOS TO NGC!

And I thought I was fast! Hello everyone! I just got a nice email from a fellow member. I also got a nice email from NGC. My 1958 proof set that I sent to NGC for grading(1/26/09)is ready for shipment. WOW! They have impressed me with a turn around like that. I know it won't happen like that always, but I have to say I love it. I expected several weeks and perhaps a bunch of non-grades coming back. I only submitted 5 coins. A 1958 proof set I had never opened. After 50 years I will

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The elusive "W" statehood quarters

I know they are out there! Hello all! I have been fortunate enough to find a few more proof "W" designated state quarters. I am looking for silver mostly, and any clads in PF 70. I know there are 1999 silver proofs out there looking to get into my collection. I'd like to have 70s, but anything with six digits and the "W" are fair game. If you have any you might like to be rid of, I am all ears. I really don't want to pawn the Harley to get them, but I would like a fair price. NGC will

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18 is up to 21

Will there ever be 30? Hello all! Thanks to Jaime and Jim, I have been able to add a few more "W" quarters to my set. Will there ever be 30? Who knows.....did they ever grade all 30 with the "W" designation? 1999 silver will be the task.....If I get to 25, I'll be happy. Thanks again, and look through your extras...you might just have the ones I need. P.S. My 1958 proofs are in the mail....NGC forgot to do the imaging, so you'll all have to wait.

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NGC vs PCGS ?

You may not like this......but Hello all! I am one of those that started out with nothing but NGC coins. My Silver Eagle set was (and is) all NGC. In 2000 I bought a MS69 Eagle in PCGS. I didn't like it. SOLD IT!!! I recently did the same thing with a bunch of 2009 Eagles in both MS 69 and MS 70. All my NGC coins are Early Releases. My PCGS is "First Strike" MS 70. Now comes my honest opinion. I have an NGC 69 that should be a 70. I have 3 69s that should be 69. The last 3 might b

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MATHMATICAL ERROR!

I thought my figures were close.......NOT!!! Hello again all! I just checked the PCGS price list for a Sacagawea proof 70 set(9 coin). Yup, only $5,825.00 for a nine coin set. My 10 coin sets in PCGS would be $7,975.00. I can see everyone jumping ship now. Just think of it this way. A 2000 Sac is worth more in PCGS than my entire, 10 coin, NGC PF 70 set. Amazing? A lot of people ask me why I have so many Sac sets. Now you know.

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ENCROACHMENT!

1st and goal on the 13. Hello all! Just a short note today. I upgraded a few quarters, and am in the "Red Zone" now. 13 more spots and I will have reached this year's goal. A member of the 500 club? I have been holding an ace, and thanks to a few members, I may not have to play it yet. Thanks to all of you for helping. Thanks for the support and guidance from others. A thank you to NGC for accepting all of my "coins", regardless of grading company. A final thank you to the "Gr

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Whooooooopeeee!

I got mine! WOW x 2! Lucky enough to get the new Abe. These (2) will definitely find there way to NGC. Good luck to everyone that submits theirs for grading too! This is the first time I have actually purchased a coin on the first day of issue. What's the next one? The mail lady loves me!!

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A PERFECT PF 70?

Can you see the problem here? Hello all! I don't have too much to say about this beauty. I'd scream if it were a PF 70 W Ultra Cameo. I guess it happens to everyone.

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KNOCKING ON THE 500 DOOR ?

I almost made it today.......but Hello all! Well, I got a shock today.....again. I just acquired the NH "W" silver quarter I need for my "weird" set. I got the coin listed. I uploaded the photo and description. I hit the "SAVE" button and sat back and waited for the usual process. My description and photo made it! Success right?.............Not!!! NGC says the coin is a PF 69. Now I am confused. My last post had a problem with NH too! Am I jinxed? I am almost afraid of g

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Another plea to NGC?

I'd like the 10th slot please! Hello all.....again! Todd has a point. I asked for some recognition with my set/s also. Let's see. There is an ASE in 2008 graded as a MS70. Another 2008 W for the MS 70 slot. Alas, let us not forget the"ERROR". The 2008 with the 2007 reverse in MS 70. Ya gotta have it! No set is complete without it. It is a prominent error. But it is just that.....an error. NGC labeled the 2000 Sacagawea with the standard brown/gold label, and the green "First Year Of

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TODAY IS THE DAY.......FINALLY!

This bubble is subject to bursting at any moment! Hello all! I eventually found the Territories I misplaced. I added them to the slots, and BAM!!! The elusive 500 has been reached. Is this the pinnacle? The acme of my collecting? No, just a plateau. I have more to do. I have, however, reached the goal I set when I joined the Registry. The"fortunate" 500! Thanks to friends and members! Actually, I never expected this so quickly. The economy has me worried about continuing at

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IT LASTED FOR A DAY

It was fun for awhile. Hi everyone! My goal of being ranked 500 lasted almost a full 24 hours. I suppose being somewhat responsible for a few new members(some freebies, some not)led to my demise. I woke up this morning at 505.....hmmmmmm? My NC PF 70 was accepted this afternoon, but it only got me up to 502. A new member bought a set of my Sacs. He now owns the next 10 coin Sac set to be registered. There goes my world domination. Competition is good! Isn't it? I will lose the

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hey buddy....ya gotta buck?

You have to be kidding......I should have known! Hello everybody! I have been trying to stay away from here for a bit......but. I need a few bucks...Sacagawea(Native American) just went into 2009. About 16 of them will do it. The Prezzies are having a hard time making PF 70. Thank goodness I only need 4 .....but I also need a few PF 69 sets......whew! I did send a 1957 proof set in with my next to last Prezzie set. I went whole hog on this one too guys! Photo imaging and all. M

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ANOTHER MINI MILESTONE "W"o"W"

The set I never thought was possible........it's complete! Hello to everyone! The mail lady brought me good news today. There was a "new" New Hampshire, and Virginia, silver "W" coin. To fill the 1999 silver slots, I had to cannabalize another set, but such is the sacrifice. I have achieved another mini goal. As some of you may remember, it all started with me finding the first and wondering what the "W" meant. According to NGC, not anything anymore. I find them unique, and now I h

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2009 PREZZIES!

Census or senses report? Hello everyone! A short note about my yearly insanity. I was fortunate enough to enter my Presidential Dollar sets into the Registry in PF 70 UC for 2007 and 2008. As most know that this will put the owner in a #1 set ranking. I have done a bunch of searching through my few resources, and find 2009 may be tough on the PF 70 collectors. The last I heard, about 15% of the (4 coin)sets submitted came back in complete PF 70 (4 coin) sets. If this holds true,

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NGC VS. PCGS ROUND 2,3,4 ???

How long must this go on? Hello all .....again! Fact.....NGC Registry allows PCGS slabbed coins. Fact.....PCGS does not allow NGC slabbed coins. I thought the hobby was considered to be, and hence named, "coin collecting". I've vented on this issue before. I also explained why I have both. I have collected my sets for 2 reasons. I like the coins, and it's an investment. I'm in awe to see a Lincoln cent graded by either entity worth many thousands of dollars. I admire the coin(and t

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NGC/PCGS ? IT'S ALL SIMPLE MATH !

Plus and minus.....that's math.....isn't it? Greetings to all you "coin" collecting people! Well, I'll add some more fuel to the fire. Today I listed a PCGS set of the 2009 Territorial Quarters with "flags". A plus. I already have an NGC set without them. NGC doesn't do flags. A minus. I have a set of "W" designations on my 1999-2001 NGC quarter slabs. A plus. PCGS doesn't do "W"s. A minus. I am sure glad that NGC allows me to have(and show)both sets without hassle. A definite plu

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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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THE LOST '"W" ?

Three years and............poof! I have acquired the 1999-2001-S clad Statehood quarter sets in PF 69 W Ultra Cameo. An S proof 69 W ? Apparently NGC gave this "extra" distinction for a white, or whiter, device on the mirrored field. I just bought the last of the 15 coins I needed to complete a Signature set. I did a clad set, and now I see that there are some in silver also. I added them to my regular Statehood quarter set, but the coins I already had, listed as better. I was hoping that

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THE UNFINISHABLE STATEHOOD QUARTER SET?

You cannot have this set in PF 70. Hello all! I am off on a tangent again. I have started a set of statehood quarters that are unique, and I believe is only a 30 coin possibility. NGC had graded a few of the PF 69 Ultra Cameo sets of Statehood quarters with a "W" designation. Several months ago I asked if these were special, and all I found out is that the "W" was for a "white" or "whiter" device. I then saw a few offered in a lot with some silver coins I wanted so I got them. After a few

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STOP THE PRESSES!

I stand corrected Oooooops I just saw a silver PF 70 Connecticut quarter in NGC PF 70 W Ultra Cameo. Simply amazing! I humbly stand corrected. I'd like to thank the owner for bringing it to my attention.

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