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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 trial set has been graded.

The results are in! Hello everyone! The trial is over. The 8 Sacagawea PF 70 coins I sent to PCGS for crossover are done! You all had your ideas and preferences. My $1,500.00 set is now a little less than $500. I will also lose a #1 Registry set this year. I hope everyone that gripes about the two grading companies, now has a different perspective.   Now you know why PCGS is more expensive than NGC. They have fewer 70s. Not a PF 70 in 8 submissions! Here's the official page from P

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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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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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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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BRAILLES.......50/50

My pair is finalized today.......good and bad! Hi all! I just got the results for my pair of Braille Commemoratives. MS69 and PF 69 Ultra Cameo. Not bad considering I thought the proof was a 70 and the uncirculated a 68. The census says there are more 70s than 69s, but i just added to the lower numbers. I put them into my set for now. I can wait until the 70s come down to $60, and grab the pair to upgrade. Everything else I sent was MS65. I hope my world coins do better. I alread

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In Retrospect

A few here.....a few there! Hello everyone! Not an overwhelming week by any means. I did get MS 66 on the new HABS Canadians. I also sent two proofs to PCGS, and seven went to NGC. I have a $50 Cook Island coin I'd like to send in. It looks perfect to me on both sides. I think the graders are either lacking something on world coins, or there's a prejudice concerning superior quality. A 70 is almost non-existent. Anyway, I take what they give me. There are no price guides to compare diffe

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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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FEEBAY MAY HAVE MET IT'S MATCH!

Want to list your coin auctions for free? Hello everyone! I found a place to go. Yes, there is a fee for the top perks, but feebay has no perks. It has become a place to plop your hard earned investment to be auctioned off to the highest bidder. Listing fees, subtitle fees, 1 free photo,gallery fees, highlight fees.......had enough yet? No, you say??? How about the hefty "final value fee"? Next comes the "PayPal Only" coin transaction? Give me a break!( I kept it clean) I cannot

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THE MISSING LINK

Good things come to those that wait! Maybe Hey Everyone! Here is something that may help us all. I see a few drawbacks in selling lots of things, but I have a lot of abstract coins listed. If you like it.....you'll like it. If you don't, it's another place to look when you cannot find it anywhere else. http://us.four.ebid.net/perl/normal.cgi?ref=760460&mo=register-main Good luck! You'll see me and a few others you may know in there. I hope this an alternative to expensive

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What's in a grade?

My Lancaster is nicer than your Braille Hello everyone! I just got my Canadian coin back, and is it a beauty? WOW! It is so nice, I can say it is even nicer than MY PF69 Braille. Only 19 more to make a set, but anything is possible. To those that questioned my intensity with the Sacagawea sets, I say......I have diversified! Canadian proofs match anything we do. They even do holograms and pure gold (plated) cameos. Most of these are very limited also. Mintage on most is less than

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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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I've gone completely Loony!

a top pop coin and more Hello everyone! The results are in. My 1987 Canada Proof Loon made PF 69 Ultra Cameo. According to the census, it is the best .....so far. My day was really made because I have them all. They just finalized today. WOOOOOOHOOOO! I will have images when they get here. NGC has the images in the data base. I even started a set. The rest are going to auction for future submissions. I would have liked one 70, but these are just fine. I wish my others would be so

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MY PF 70 TRIAL SET HAS BEEN SUBMITTED

To be, or not to be? We'll have the answer shortly! Hello fellow collectors! Well, I went and did it. I sent out 8 of my Sacagawea PF 70 set to PCGS for crossover grading. It may take up to 30 days for the results. They don't have the turn-around times like NGC. My PCGS membership......yes, I am a member there too, allows me 8 free submissions. I took advantage of all 8. I know there are some that do not like having PCGS slabs in the Society's Registry. I bought the coins for one

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Hey! Ya never know

Beauty is in the eye of the NGC holder? Hello all! Just a quick note, and scan, of my first PF 70 submission. It's the 1986 Statue of Liberty 50c. It wasn't such a bad deal. It cost me $5.50 in an airtite. Another $20 bucks for shipping and grading. Voila......a $106.25 beauty. My Abes made MS&PF 70 also. Am I happy?....you betcha. Well, I just thought I'd share some good news with everyone. Thanks NGC, Amy, Lisa, and Sarah? I know there's a lot more! Good luck everyone

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A picture is worth.........?

Just because you own the coin doesnt mean....... Hi everyone, I recently discovered something new. NGC certification verification has images. Nice images of the coin you are checking. NGC now images every coin that is certified and processed. That has wonderful meaning to those that require adequate proof beyond a reasonable doubt. This is amazing off-site data storage. The insurance companies will have to pay up now on coin thefts. The one thing I liked about the images, is that I

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Canada.......eh?

Here's what I get for impulse shopping. Hello again everyone. I just got carried away and bought a coin that caught my eye. It's a Canadian Snowflake? I dunno......my French is lousy too. It's a $20 silver proof with 7 Swarovski crystals. One clear in the center of the reverse, and 6 amethyst crystals in the snowflake. It is supposedly .9999 silver? Mintage is 7500. I need some Canadian coin expetise on this one. 1.) How big is this coin in diameter? 2.) What does it weigh

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A MILLION THANKS!

I couldn't be more pleased. Hello all! A quick note of thanks for all of the replies on my Canadian snowflake. I was starting to search when I was inundated with so many helpful replies from all the great members in this Society. I now understand that I can get it graded, but there is, at present, no slot for this "embellished" coin. I have Sacagaweas...I know about a "no points" coin. Just the same, I now own one. I also want to thank everyone in unison. THANK YOU ALL! I find

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2009 Commemorative Braille Issues

And issues they are! In stock and reserved?Hello everyone!I know you're chomping at the bit for the Mint to release the long awaited pair of 2009 L. Braille Commemoratives.Well, they are going to be a little late. How late will they be, you ask? Over a month past the scheduled release date(3-26) ....so far. They are now saying April 30th for the 2. They have been "in stock and reserved" for a month.What gives with this?I wonder who'll get the first of the run. Will I get my subscribed pair, or

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Economic Depression?

That's exactly what it is! Hello all! It is on a somber note I address the Society. The economy has struck the heart and sole of our collecting society. Being a new(and little guy), I can do a lot of the newer coins in lesser grades. I can get results and complete sets quicker and cheaper than those seeking perfection. I come now to a depressing situation. A few collectors, more serious and committed to the hobby, than I, have fallen on hard times. These aren't people like me with o

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Here's a deal for everyone!

The price is right? I will sweeten the pot too!Good Evening fellow collectors!As I am only known here for what I write, it is time to take the initiative.I am hereby tossing the gauntlet, so to speak.My last journal was for the preservation of collectors as well as preserving a cherished collection. I have made up my mind as to one alternative.I have 1 of 2 sets which I can offer for sale to help a fellow collector through a tough time.I have a 2009 Territorial quarter set in NGC PF 70 UC. All

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CLARIFICATION

Deal or no deal? Hello everyone! Just to clear up the fine print. The few coins I offered in my last Journal are NOT for sale! I have an Ebay account. I buy and sell there. The coins were, and are being offered as a donation for a fixed sum. I offered them to Society members first. I will give up my coins if another member gives up the cash. A fair gesture? If a member wants to help, it is up to them. My coins are just something to negate the thought of a charity thing. If no mem

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Whoaaaaaa!

I cannot believe any of this! Hello to all! I cannot believe a act of kindness or generousity is so poorly taken. I see some members cannot read, and the others didn't comprehend what they read. I am not selling coins using the Society as a vehicle. I donated a few coins for a cash donation. I stood up and offered all I could. Another member stands up and commits. Members helping members. Have I lost someone yet? I can put coins on Ebay, Bonanzle, Craig's list, Amazon, or other venue.

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A little good news!

This will at least please someone.one coin, one Hello fellow collectors.....friend and foe. Like it or not.......some members of the Society have chosen the member they feel has the most need. I honored that consensus and passed on the funds. Like it or not, we may save a member. We are all here for the same reason. No members, no Society. I want to thank the members that stepped up to the challenge. I'd like to thank all that emailed me with support, ideas, or actual donations. If th

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2 Brailles on the way to NGC

It didn't take a blind man to see this! Hello everyone! Just a quick note. I got both Braille Commemoratives this morning, and they will be at NGC tomorrow. Not for anything, but I have already accepted the facts of grading. The uncirculated is MS 69, and the proof is PF 70UC. The uncirculated coin has a lot of tiny dings. It may have too many for even MS68. All that wait, and I got a blem. Oh well....I can always upgrade on ebay for half of what this will cost me. I sent some old

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A Collector's Dilemma

How would this get graded? Hello everyone! Here is the answer to easing expenses. How do I submit it to NGC? May we never have to decide on this option! God Bless the USA!

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