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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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TIME OUT !

I'd like to take another minute of your time. Hello everyone! I'd like to thank everyone that has corresponded with me over this details grading issue, and points changes. I have grown to admire a few of the members that post journals. I want to thank everyone for the positive support. Not a negative email from any of you? Even my competitors have sent a nice note. I'd like to keep it that way. I am proud of my coins, and I am proud of the friendship the Society has nurtured. I only t

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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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HALF POINTS FOR HALF SOVEREIGNS?

It makes no sense to me Hello everyone! My purple Coroner's tagged coins get only half points. They aren't good enough to get real grades. When coins that are graded get half points, it makes me think twice about getting the pristine 1855 Australian half sovereign graded. I lost 34 points this week. My set suffered a setback....of sorts. I do try hard to make these sets. When you lose not only points, but rank.....something is amiss. Five thousand points would eliminate a few of my

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IT DIDN'T MAKE IT TO THE WEEKEND!

I hate to say "I told you so"............but Hi Everyone! A short note this time. In my post about imaging, I entered the lines directly from the NGC page with both coins numbered and labeled. I stated it wouldn't last long. It didn't. It is now a plain 1945, as predicted. "It's too tough to grade" is NGC's retort. If we can't grade it, we eliminate it. They've seen two of these KM13-A coins so far, and still no one has seen a difference? I have done MY homework. The first is now f

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IT'S 5:30!!!

I guess someone slammed the door too hard on the rush out? Guess who? Here's the topper: Your previous action has generated an error. An email has been sent to the webmaster. I guess I'm going to lose points with the webmaster too? Adios amigos

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IMAGING DAY

Here's what they look like? Hi everyone! A few slabs(appropriately named)came back today. I imaged the QEII, New Zealand pennies, and they are looking quite good. The 1945 NZ George VI looks good, even though it lost the"British flan", KM-13A, pedigree. They must have hit delete on that line of the label. It's now in a slot though. I won't argue the grade. My "backup" coin is there now. LineItem Year Mint Mark Variety/Pedigree Denom. NCS Grade NCS Comments NGC Invoice Number NGC Grade NG

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WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES

In by 9:00, out by 5:00 Hello everyone! At a little after 09:00 this morning, NCS sent my NZ 1d KM-13A and "broken wing" 6d to NGC for grading. They were received by NGC, and labeled as what they were. Around 17:00(5:00PM), my second "British flan",(KM-13A)disappeared. GONE!!! It is now just another plain old "run of the mill" 1945 penny. As one can see a "broken wing" variety, it may get graded as such. My 1934 NZ, 3d, uncirculated(out of a roll), double die crack,was body bagged. Ex

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A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS?

I should have volumes to say...........but Hi folks, I have five coins in F/I/S(almost 2 weeks), and no imaging. They received nice grades, but I would like to see what they look like. Is anyone else seeing a delay in their coins being imaged? I was hoping to have them this week, but I have others, and I bet they are waiting for them to be graded before shipping the lot. I guess it makes economic sense. I have 2 at NCS being evaluated. Both are world coin varieties, and who knows what

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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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IS NO NEWS REALLY GOOD NEWS?

First it is.......then it isn't. Hello everyone! Well it's another weekend at NCS and NGC for a few of my submissions. It seems they are either scheduled for evaluation or scheduled for grading. Last week one from NCS went to NGC, scheduled for grading. Later it was in quality control. This weekend it's back in "scheduled for grading" again? I guess the fresh ocean breezes will do wonders for them. I never really worried much about these coins until they took over a week to get to NGC.

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I AM DIVERSIFYING..............AGAIN

I am going to dump my shoebox out and submit the first coin I find! Hello all! I have 5 "modern" world coins at NCS for eval and/or conservation. I have more on the way too. I just remembered about an old shoe box I stashed away, and a beautiful "coin" I thought was junk. After realizing I know nothing about condition, I'll send in this "junker" and see. I have no idea what it is, but then again, I am not the expert. My NZ penny set is starting to take shape. Five nice Unc/BU reds

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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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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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DETAILS GRADING FOR ME?

I want the Sham-wow guy to do this one! Hello all! OK......I have the third known 1933 Saint-Gaudens $20 piece. It is BU and never been touched by human hands. The trouble is that it was on a shelf in the musty old warehouse for the last 76 years, and it has some really nasty, black and green spots all over it. I want it graded, so off to NCS and we'll wait. Oooops.....it's got the dreaded ED. NGC won't grade a coin with ED. OK.....let's settle for "details grading". What do I get

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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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BEAUTIES TO BODY BAGS - WHO WATCHES? WHO CARES?

REJECTED! Hey all NGC must have known I am upset. My 14 paragraph dissertation on their incompetence got deleted. Papamesa is right. To move the label, you have to hit it hard enough to shatter the case. I have received gouged slabs in a "pristine" shipping box? The NGC scans do not show any damage. How does this happen? If the USPS indeed is handling them this roughly, the packaging is to blame. A paper divider, half full, is chintzy, at best. These coins mostly leave NGC in the c

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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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1945 WAS A GREAT YEAR FOR BRITISH PENNIES

It's too bad it never caught on in New Zealand Hi everyone! I got the remnants of the NZ submission back today. The "Environmental Damage" is a vague, but accurate description. Carbon spots, patina, and toning........all products of a less than perfect environment. Well, I got spots. A little black and green in about a dozen places. Am I happy?........NO. Are they my fault?......NO. I should look so good when I reach 64 years of age. I asked about getting them "conserved, but waited

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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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MY 1945 CAME BACK A ZERO!

I guess it looked like it turned black from something? Hi all! The results are in, and just as I figured. "Environmental Damage" was the verdict on my 1945 KM13A Penny. I guess all the black stuff on the coin made it hard to grade, so it must have come from the environment. I guess if it were green it's the PVC? That is an expensive coin to throw away. I asked them to describe the"damage" and see if it was worthy of NCS conservation. No answer. Email says they shipped the lot already

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EVEN MY COINS HAVE E D?

NO........It's not the E D you take the pills for! Hi all..........again! Here's is another coin with E D? Environmental Damage. This will go to NGC when the other comes back from NGC. I will make out the paperwork to send it to NCS, to be conserved and then sent to NGC to be graded and then sent back to me. I wonder if it will look as nice as this one? They say NCS works wonders. I wish I knew what the environment did to that coin. I checked the NGC Bibliography on World coins f

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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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A WHOLE YEAR!

and 3 days Hello fellow collectors! It's a year for me too! Plus a few days, but who's counting. Just remember one thing.......it's all your fault. Every member of this Society is to blame for my addiction to this hobby. A year ago I started to enter a few NGC graded Silver Eagles and my PF 70 2006 Franklin Commems. It was a great place to keep my meager sets in order and an excellent "offsite" data base. As a few of you remember(and some wish to forget)I became a paying member a whi

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THE DESCRIPTION FITS THIS COIN?

I told you they don't know the difference either. Hi Everyone! I just couldn't resist this one too. Here's an ongoing(Australian)auction description. My eyes aren't seeing what my mind says I am reading. "Nice beginners rare variety coin. Oh so hard to obtain and frankly the higher grades are very difficult to tell. Called burnished as the flan was specially treated in the Royal London Mint to ensure that the pennies would be dull black to discourage people from hoarding in the World

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A PENNY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS?

I see experts are like playoffs. Don't get me started on playoffs. Hello everyone! I hope everyone had a happy, and safe 4th. I tried a week ago to query the braintrust of the Society, and I am still as baffled as before. HELP!!! I recently acquired a box of pre-decimal New Zealand coins. There are a few 1945 pennies. I'd like to send them to NGC for grading, however, there is also a slot for the 1945 "burnished flan" coin? How does one tell the difference? KM#s are 13 and 13A. I can

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