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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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RIGHT FROM THE MINT

2009 may be a disaster for the Silver Eagle? Hi all.....again! I just looked again at the Mint website, and took a pair of paragraphs of their Eagle page. It is as follows: American Eagle Silver Uncirculated Coin "Production of United States Mint American Eagle Silver Proof and Uncirculated Coins has been temporarily suspended because of unprecedented demand for American Eagle Silver Bullion Coins. Currently, all available silver bullion blanks are being allocated to the American Eagle

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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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RETALIATION?

My details graded coins are still "scheduled for grading?" Hello everyone, I guess I will never get them done. They are already temporarily entered into slots, but big deal. If I try to sell then, no one can check the numbers in the Registry. I guess when you have a valid dispute, it is countered like this. I bet they get cleared before subscription renewal. I see the minute the KM-13A disappeared, everyone wants to have a set. Howard Mitchell says, all it takes is common sense to see t

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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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RE - EVALUATIONS!

Dimes and halves.......quarters? Hello all! With all sets getting re-evaluated, can the Sacagawea $1 be far behind? With a "FYOI" pedigree, will our soon to be (11 coin) sets be recognized for the completeness they represent? I know there'd be a lot of irate Sac set owners if they did acknowledge them all. There are 3, 2008 MS Eagles though. Type in any of my "green label" 2000 Sacs, and see what comes up. The defense rests!! Happy collecting!

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QUALITY CONTROL?

I wish I had that job. Hello everyone! I just got two boxes from NGC. My little proof set(1960), and a few Canadian in the other. I got my 1c slab back with a gouge in the face of the slab. My Canadian, a hologram, has abrasion(slight) over the hologram. I guess when you try to get your coins preserved, and presentable, you need to send them in to be reslabbed a few times until it is right? No kudos for quality control today. Am I the only one starting to see this? Have a great day!

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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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Precious metals and gemstones.

Bullion isn't always salty! Hi everyone! I guess it's my turn for an opinion. Gold is not always gold. The IRS says it has to be pure for an IRA. Silver too! No sterling or 90% coin silver. It has to be .999 fine. If you have 3 or 4 pounds of 18k gold lying around, you ain't broke. You cannot write it off though. In order to write off precious metals (bullion) as an IRA you must to give it to someone to hold. You are not allowed immediate or easy access to it. I guess I'll have to fin

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POST TIME

And they're off Hello all! Diversification has finally arrived. I am eventually eliminating my US Commemorative dollar set. I will never finish it. I put it up for sale on an auction site. I really don't need to sell it. I just want to use the funds to diversify, and also for grading fees. Canada is looking good. I have all but a few. NGC won't grade the complete $20 set, so I'll have to settle for the one's they do grade. I finally got a clad 2009 proof set I am keeping. Big deal.

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PENNY ON A FENCEPOST

Third time is always a charm! Hi everyone! Well, I totally vented this morning. My PF 63, 1960 LD, Lincoln, 1C is gone!!! I admired that coin so much, I put it out of my misery on the third shot. At my age I guess shaking is bound to happen. Still not bad for 100 yards........and my Eagle. Oh.....it used to be the coin on the right in a former journal..... Congrats to those with the correct answer! Not to worry though. I bought 5 more PF 70s to submit. I guess grading

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PAUL IS ONE OF MANY QUITTERS!

FeeBay is a losing proposition Hi all! Just a short addendum to Paul's journal. A few of us abandoned FeeBay almost 2 months ago. We aren't looking back. I paid the $49.99 for a lifetime of free listings and no FV fees. You may list in several ways and get up to 5 images, per listing, as Paul said. Free T shirt too! Personally I have had more good sales, with no fees I didn't ask for. I have a lot more people looking too. Here's the link to see or join: http://us.ebid.net/perl/norma

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Outa sight--Outa mind

A missing journal? Hi everyone! I had a journal posted, but I guess it got censored. It is gone!!! In short. My scanner died. My 1957 and 2009 proofs are further along. No word on my Abes I started another "W"eird quarter set. I had to shovel snow and......Oh yeah. I bought a new scanner. Your eyes will thank me for it! Happy collecting!

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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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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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ON A MORE POSITIVE NOTE!

There is always a solution. Hello everyone! I got a few emails about negativity. Me? I want to set the record straight. I deal with facts as they are presented to me. Period. I call them as I see them. Here's the latest: Thanks to Dena, and maybe a few others, who took the time to see there was a "glitch" in the program. The annoying "fly in the ointment," so to speak. People should be recognized for what the do and get done. Too many get praise for what they say they can do. Dena

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OF COURSE!!

Just when I thought things were going good! Hello everyone, I haven't entered into conversations or added anything significant to my collection. I just got a prime coin back, and wouldn't you know it. The Registry is down. Oh well.....I can wait. Congratulations to Todd for his diligence, and persistent attitude. It does pay off! Well, I am off to find a few more winners for the December deadline......Planning ahead! Good luck and happy collecting to all!

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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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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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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 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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NGC TURNAROUND TIMES!

SIMPLY AMAZING.....AND THEN SOME Hello all! I sent a small submission to NGC. My monthly 5 coin proof set. This one was the 1960 small date proofs. I did well for coins this old. NGC did very well too.   Six working days!!!! Coin List LineItem Year Mint Mark Variety/Pedigree Denom. Proof Grade Strike Char Comments 001 1960 SMALL DATE 1C PF 67 RD 002 1960 5C PF 66 003 1960 10C PF 66 004 1960 25C PF 66 005 1960 50C PF 66 These ma

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NGC TURN AROUND TIMES

In by 9 out by 5? Hello all! I just got the shipping notice from NGC on my last submission. Turn around times are phenomenal. My 1959 proof set did well. A 1986 Statue of Liberty half, made PF 70 UC. I paid 6 bucks for it raw! Both Abes took a 70. I will have them before a reputable dealer gets mine back to me since 2-12. So much for presales. I also got straight PF 69s on the Prezzies. Not too shabby. I also did a better scan of my 1911 D Lincoln cent. I have an extra 2008/07

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NGC PF69 ULTRA CAMEO? - - - - - - - - - - NOT!!!

Check out the difference Hello everyone, I just checked out a set of 2009 Lincoln cents from NGC in PF69. I bought them from a dealer for less than $40.00. I just looked at them in our relatively rare sunlight. YUK! My last post has a scan, through the OGP, of a Canadian coin that is flawless. Flawless at 200X, that is. I am sending it in to be graded. I may send the spare to NGC. If they can do a 69 for a few severely die clashed, plated pot metal, US pennies, I guess a 70 for a silve

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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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NGC IMAGING - UPDATED

I am glad to see it's not just me having trouble! Hello everyone! I have been trying to see my 1960 large date Lincoln 1c with the NGC verification tab. All I get for 3 days is image is not available. I thought they may not have imaged it. When the Sacs were done I looked to see them and they all looked great! Now nothing!.....There are no images available at all. My scanner is out on loan for a week while another collector catches up with his coins. That's my fault for being Mr. Ni

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