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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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PRIORITIES?

From coin collector to junk collector. Hello all! I guess the purple craze is catching on. Some of us figured it would be the easy way out on coins that deserve a grade. It looks like incompetence, or backlog, mandates a speedier way of getting coins on their way. I'd rather wait a month to get an honest grade. I didn't mind NGC's, 10-12 days for a grade. What I do mind is sending a proof coin to have an ugly fingerprint removed(done well), and having it come back as a "polished" coin. I

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IN THE RIGHT ORDER?

Two days of modifying for naught? Hi everyone, I just spent the last two days adding and modifying my sets, and I was just in the registry and my Sacagawea sets are now out of the order I put them in. Does this happen to you? Maybe the computer does it. It makes me feel like I could just toss them in randomly and negate any pride I have. At least, they didn't disappear altogether. Have a great week. Sets are coming out too fast for my liking. Good Luck! SUNDAY...I SEE I DO NOT HA

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EBAY,EBAY, AND MORE EBAY!!!

The bigger the greed......the bigger the need? Hello everyone! It's all about money. They(eBay) could care less about the coins we buy and sell. I bought raw coins from the best in the business, and also from some I thought to be shady. When they got to the graders, both were junk. So much for selling valid coins through eBay. Graded coins need an obverse and a reverse scan? The serial number is it's verification.....isn't it? Raw coin images can be so fuzzy, you can't tell if it's even a co

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Green Holder Info Site - NGC & PCGS and many more

This may be of help to everyone......sooner or later? Hello everyone! I was browsing through some grading questions, looking for a pricing list on World coins. I found something that may help identify slabs and their evolution. Just go to www.sampleslabs.com. If you don't find what you are looking for there, you may get more ideas for research. I hope this might help some. You must click on the grading company to the left to view all slabs. Good Luck and Happy collecting!

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2010 PROOF SACAGAWEAS

Where would I/we be without her? Thanks Amy! 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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WALMART IS THE PLACE!

The mint works in strange and mysterious ways. Hi Collectors! I personally could care less about the new coins. I have had a few ask me about them , and I've told them that our(upstate NY)banks will not order the new coinage. They don't need it. The only place I have received anything new is WalMart. Yup!!!!! the biggest cash flow in today's economy. NGC has a paragraph about it too. As most of you know, I am hot on the proof Sacs. These were to replace the paper note in 2000-2001

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A CLOSE SECOND PLACE

PCGS is catching up! Hi everyone, Remember when you wanted to add a few PCGS coins, but they weren't available yet? A complete set of some would take almost the full year. I see PCGS has 2011 proofs already graded and they are just barely out of the Mint. I am fortunate to have a few sets, and now I can enter them with the others as they come out. No more waiting months. It seems to make it easier for scanning and entering also. I would love to have a few PCGS sets in 70, but at the pr

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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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2011 Presidential sets

How many did you get? Hi all, I am wondering if anyone else is having trouble with the 2011 proof Presidents? I am thinking a 70 set is going to be tough. Let me know if you have sets in for grading? Thanks To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

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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 com

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A 100% POSITIVELY COMPLETE SET

It came sooner than I expected. Hi everyone! I was just emailing back and forth, about trying to complete a set, and moving on. Another member and I were wondering where the end was. Well.............. I received my grades from the latest submission, and it's great news. I have the missing slots filled. Numbers are pending still, but they are there. I will do the imaging as soon as they arrive. It's my NZ 3d (three pence) set. It can use some improvements, but it's finally finished. I h

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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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I FINALLY UNDERSTAND THE SYSTEM

NCS Registry points and a Harvard education have something in common! Hi everyone! I completely understand the concept now. You can graduate with the big boys with only 50% of the grades. Sounds very familiar. I see it now. A Harvard grad with"Environmental Damage". Oh......I sent one of my body bagged coins to a very high up forensics lab. My silver coin had a surface rust stain? I am guilty of rusty silver too? They told me how to remove it.....I did......I will now see if it gra

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I'M BAAAAAACK!!!

I love the way coins are graded too. Hello everyone.......oldies,goodies, and newbies You shouldn't worry about the crappy silver Eagles. There are way too many to mean anything. I have them, but only so I can say that, truthfully. If you think they grade thouands of coins per week, and every coin is scrutinized by at least 3 graders and all use a 5x anything.......I have a bridge in Brooklyn for sale. HOW NAIVE ARE YOU PEOPLE??? We collect coins as a hobby. They grade coins as a busin

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2009W PF 69 SILVER EAGLE

Hey....I'm only showing you what's out there for sale. Hello everyone! I knew someone would destroy the myth about the 2009 "collector", W mint, American Silver Eagles. I guess if you play with a few items in PhotoShop you wind up with a winner. I received another new catalog with this coin for sale. If I had enough money to sue them, I'd be on it. Someone order a few and you'll own a big company as the dust settles? I just thought you all might like to see what we're missing. H

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THAT'S IT - NO MORE!

Enough isn't enough......it's too much. Hello all! Well, the verdict is in. I cannot afford to send coins to be graded and have them either not graded as what they are, or body bagged. My KM13-A 1d, now, does not exist. There is a Registry slot for it though. My uncirculated 1934(out of a roll) New Zealand threepence with a double die crack, is neither cracked, nor any good. It looked like a proof coin when I sent it to them(NCS)for evaluation. Nope....excessive hair lines. I guess that me

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CERTIFICATES CAME TODAY!

It's amazing what happened last year. Hey everybody, Just a short note to let everyone know that their certificates will be arriving shortly. I was amazed when I opened the envelopes. I didn't realize I had added more sets this past season. Pending the sale of most of my collection, I will not fare as well next year. Although the competition is great, I want to buy a home and relocate. My collection will become what the investment was meant for. I will miss the rush every year, and will

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GUILTY!!!

I'm one of them too.......to a point Hi all,     You guys are right. I have said it all along. Dealers can have any set they want. They only have to pay for the 69 and 70 grades in the proofs.....how sweet is that? I give up trying to compete with NGC dealers. I finally went to PCGS for honest grades. I may lose to an NGC set, but my coins are still mine, and I'll put them up against the finest grades in any other slab. Yes, my sets have blue slabs in them now. I used to hate PCGS too.

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2009 PROOF SET DAY!!

Finally! Hi Everyone Well, it's finally that happy day again. More sets to NGC! WOOOOOHOOOOO Pennies,and dollars, and Sacs and..........you name it! Hopefully all my Sacs will come back with a FDOI pedigree? Good luck to everyone that is submitting the flood of new metal into the economy. I wish NGC sold stock! I guess this is the "change" we were promised? My Loons aren't done yet, and the next wave is already there. Hopefully I will get a few 70s to complete my sets. Hopefu

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Clapman's Catalogue of World Coin Varieties?

Is this as common as a 1948 New Zealand Penny? Hello everyone! I have encounterd a coin to which I have no reference to. I was told it was listed as a variety in Clapman's Catalog of New Zealand Coin Varieties. I cannot find any such thing. No ISBN # either. Anyone? It is not that I wish to own this coin, but I would like to be more knowledgable. If anyone has a copy, has heard of the catalog, or knows anything, I would like to hear from you. This may be just a 1948 NZ penny. Pe

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EVALUATION or DEVALUATION?

I guess I have to do this on my own too? Hey everyone! My eyes are so tired of looking at coins for submission. Will they grade this? Will this not pass? Why did that green spot have to be on such a pretty coin? Bah.....humbug! I have to buy several coins to find one suitable for evaluation? WOW! There goes the budget. I guess with the older circulated coins, it is almost a necessity to do this? I got burned severely on my last NGC submission, so I am trying a different approach.

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2009 W SILVER EAGLES?

Could this be the reason? Hello everyone! I was just looking at a few world coins and here's whats for sale in Italy. Only 10,000 minted, so we may have a chance to get a handfull for the W collectors. I didn't check the Chinese site.   I can only imagine. Have a nice day!

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TECHNICAL PROBLEM CAUSING INTERRUPTION IN SOME FUNCTIONALITY

Is it payback? Hello all! I guess if I can't get into the site, I can't see what they are doing to my coins. They'll all be graded and shipped before I can call them to complain. If they are so far behind, why won't they hire? I need a job. It's a good thing I read Dena's post. I thought for a minute she was talking about the graders. That's all folks

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I'M ALL DONE!

If I don't have them done by now............ Hello all, I've been really busy doing the homeowner thing and sending a fewcoins to be graded. I can now enter my coins into two registries, but it's tough to compete here. I have a few I wish had been better, but after all, I chose to let PCGS grade them. I do have a great 1d set. I am hoping for a #1 there. It's tough to compete against NGC dealers. It's even tougher to get honest grading. I may even have to use a few NGC slabs to edge out my

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