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About this journal

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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My response to BULLY........and others

Here's my 2 cents worth. Hello all! All these coins and not enough boxes! Let's see......six new quarters for 2009. Do we really need any more? They get their own category. All 12. Then in 2010 we get more? Oh yeah........the national parks. Sacagawea.....you want some? Any vending machine in the Post Office will have them. Put in a $5 and you'll get them in change. Oh, how they tarnish so quickly. The business strikes are so bad, you'll never make a set of MS 69s. Then NGC adds t

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So much for presale coins!

3 strikes.....you're out! Hello all! Am I upset with affluent coin dealers? Yup, at least one has ired me to a boil. When you have enough money to buy 200 silver Commemoratives at a time(Abe Lincoln in this case), you should be able to fulfill a presale promise. Right? I guess I have to loan them my hard earned funds for 30 days or more. No interest, no coins, and no communication? After 35 days I get an email that the coins arrived from the Mint. Woohoo. I am just a little guy sitt

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Mail Call!

I got a big box in the mail today! Hey everyone! All it had inside was a silver eagle. I guess it was worth the trip up to the mailbox. Some guys have all the luck. I hope everyone has a day like mine!

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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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SAFE/PIPE/INTERCEPT SHIELD?

2 simple ways to protect your coins. Hi everyone! This will probably upset most. Bring a smile to some, and Get a few to actually do something. Method #1) Put all your coins in Intercept Shield boxes. Most people don't know what they are. Even most collectors. Leave the boxes on a bookshelf in you den or living room. No one will even be curious enough to ask. Method #2) Put all your coins in a tube, pipe, or heavy safe. Put them into a small room as a den playroom etc. Replace

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Upgrading is the way to go!

Why is one little number so big? Hi everyone! I am finally reaching a plateau in collecting. I started with ASEs in NGC PF 69. I added the MS set in 69. I have been very fortunate to have been able to keep up to date. A few good things, and friends, have happened in the last 8 months. I have been able to add a set or two in PF 70. I have been lucky(with help) to complete my "W"eird 30 coin quarter set and start another. Now I have reached a plateau. I have some nice sets. The older

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DON'T EVER CUSS NGC

Free security is hard to pay for. Hello all....again! My computer crashes,burns,gets stolen with my coins, decides to elope, or other, heres what makes NGC Registry so great. I joined the Registry for one main reason. SAFETY! With safety comes security. Where else can you register every graded coin you own (NGC/PCGS)? They let me do it for free......yes free! If everything was to be gone in the morning, I could go to the NGC Registry site, log in, and download every registered coi

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Today's another milestone! 400

An impossible dream? Hi everyone! I have been so busy with looking for a new place to live, I have neglected my latest purchases a bit. My original goal was to make it to 500th ranking in the NGC Registry. My other was to acquire the MS 69, 2008/07 Silver Eagle. My third(and actual prority)was to add the 1995 W Silver proof to complete my original set(PF 69). Thankfully I have accomplished my goal for the year! As always, the competition gets tougher the higher you get. I recently

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2009 TERRITORIAL QUARTER SET

ALL 12 COINS AND THE PICS TO PROVE IT! Hello everyone! It took some string pulling, but if you want to see them, I have all 12 of the Territorial quarters(with pics). I missed being #1 because I had to wait until I had photo proof. I could have thrown anything in there and obscured it, but I think not! The 1st, 12 coin Territorial set. to be shown in the NGC Registry.......Enjoy all!

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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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Ya gotta speak up!

He who hesitates..........remember that one? Hi all! Just a quick note tonight. I mentioned when I upgraded my 2008/07 Eagle error to a 70, I had the MS 69 for sale. Thanks to you members or your friends, I was fortunate enough to sell it promptly. Unfortunate for Tim, though. I am sorry. Thanks to being a society member, there is a prestige and it seems that now I have a small following. All I wanted to say is. If I have something offered from an upgrade to my sets, if you want it...

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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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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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HO HUMMMM!

What a day for a daydream! Hello all! It's late, and it was an uneventful day. I got my old scanner/printer to scan to a disc. I finally put images for my Prezzies sets(2). My new scanner isn't here yet (UPS). I got a new PF 70, 2000 Sac, for my last 10 coin Sac set. This is the one with the"First Year Of Issue" pedigree that doesn't get a slot! The 2009 "Native American" dollar fits in though? I stole the scan from the seller. WOW! My greatest image so far. Everything at NGC is in qu

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ADVICE ON CROSSING OVER?

Oh please send mine in? Hello everyone! I read the previous journal, and almost fell off my chair. Anyone that sends in a set of PF70s and they cross to PF 70s, please send a set of my Sacs to PCGS. If I were so lucky to get all 10 perfectly crossed, I could buy a UHR and keep in in my pocket. I guess I'm happy with what I have. I am lousy with advice anyway. Happy collecting.

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TODAY'S A GREAT "W" DAY!

Guess what came in the mail today?   3 guessesHello everyone!I hope you all enjoy this as much as I do.Only a few of you know the real truth.I just thought I would share this with you.It is a sign of great things to come.I am one happy collector today.Thanks to those with all the guidance and advice.See......an old dog can learn new tricks!Oh yeah.....the coin came today too!

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THE EYES HAVE IT!!!

Do yours feel any better today? Hi everyone! Gee it's later than I thought. I have made a concerted effort to ease the eye strain of those that choose to check out my collection from time to time. Never once did I intend to distort your vision so my coins looked good. For those of you I have subjected to the less than adequate coin images, there is great news. My NEW scanner arrived late this morning. I toyed and tested for an hour or so. I had papamesa(new member) doing a critiqu

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I NEED SOME ADVICE TOO!

Is this worth it? Hello everyone. I came across this older coin and wondering if it is worth grading? It appears to be mostly silver. It is German, a 1938 2 mark coin. It appears to be in great condition, and is edge incused also. The reverse displays a swastika, which, I assume, means it was during the Nazi era. Hindenburg was known throughout the world. I liked the strike and design. It is not clean, but decent. Is it a candidate for NCS? As apart of history, I want to save it, and e

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HINDENBURG CRASHES IN NEW YORK!

Oh the amenities! Hello everyone! It is with mixed emotions that I bring you this news. My Hindenburg has crashed. Yup..... Not one (1) member thought it was a good idea to get it graded. That really let the hot air out of my balloon. yuk yuk Another learning experience. I do have to thank everyone that contributed to it's demise, but I can use the funds to do something more worthwhile. Another Sacagawea perhaps? NGC quality control must be swamped. After all, I did send in my

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The journal that isn't!

I thought I would, and then I didn't.....then I did Hello everyone! My 1957 proofs are in the mail. Nothing great, but they will look nice with my other set. NGC imaging on these too! I got a 70 in my new Prezzies, but would have been happier with a 69 set. My 2008 set award certificates came. Thank you NGC!!! Everone that sent their coins in ahead of me, are now behind? How did they do that? It's a shame some dealers aren't as above board as they could be. I could have sent my own

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Imaging for beginners.

I was asked a question......I'm a beginner too! Hello everyone! As most of you know, I have not been a member for a long time. I am new at coins. I am also new at trying to convey the closest images of my collection. Digital cameras, digital microscope, lighting hoods, scanners, and alike. They all work and serve a purpose....to a point. Some of you know my dilemma...PCGS slabs. They wouldn't scan on my Lexmark All-in-one. I experimented for months and ruined a lot of eyes with sub-pa

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I almost forgot.

I know my scanner is OK, but.... Is this dime worth anything to anyone? I found it in change, and it is in "fine" shape. It's up for grabs. If it is only a "blue" album coin, I know a small boy that might like it. Thanks

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FLABBERGASTING!

Impressions of images and impressive images. Hello all! WOW! What great response from all corners of this great society. I have heard and spoken to so many people since I joined than I would have ever imagined. This scanner thing is really a door/eye opener. I only tried this new technology to help myself to show off my meager attempt at coin collecting. I guess my pride in ownership and competitive nature have had something to do with this. Just as I thought my new scans were great, I

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I should have waited!

Robert Chambers is alive and well. Hello everyone! Yes, Robert Chambers is alive and well. "Coin Vault" still is too. Finally he has the 2009 Lincoln Commemorative dollars in PF and MS 70. At a decent price too? I should have waited. Mine have been out for weeks. So now I should have the lowest numbers in existence? I dunno. I invested a lot of money to get the first coins into NGC and out. I can see this is not the way to go. I could have saved all the hassle, $75.00, and got the

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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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