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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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I GOT SOME BARNEY COINS!

If I were to sell them, I could buy eBay. Hello all! I have a 1945 NZ 1d Proof Penny. There were 10 minted. Someone broke it out of Daddy's collection and spent it. Sure there are a few nicks, like bag marks, but it still has all the original luster. It is now in a purple slab as a "polished" coin. I guess I have to send in my 1995 W Silver Eagle for regrade? I thought it was proof, but it's only polished. My whole Silver Eagle proof set would all come back as polished. Sorry Rick....I wi

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2009 REGISTRY AWARDS

I did very well Hello everyone! Just a note of thanks to friends and foes alike. Here's to the people that made my sets what they are. Some won an award......some didn't. I will try to maintain the standards of collecting and improve in 2010. Thanks to Sam,Todd,Don,and Rene for input and support. Dean too....sorry! Thanks to NGC for doing this, and recognizing Society members for their achievements last year. My certificates made me realize how lucky I really am to be a part of this.

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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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SANTA GOT HERE EARLY!

I can melt all my Eagles now. Hello everyone! We all collect metals taken from the Earth. What is done with them is quite amazing. I've had platinum and gold. I never had a silver bar. I've had aluminum and tin cans. I have worked all year on a pre-decimal penny set from NZ. I chose NZ as no one was interested in a few lousy half silver,cupro-nickel, and copper coins. Ebay had a half page of New Zealand coins and they were extremely cheap. I guess my passion for these unimportant sets caught

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THANK YOU

It is possible after all. Thanks to the powers at NGC. I am happy with the correction, and pleased with the communications and time period it has taken. Sorry to snap at what some think as meaningless, but I do still have a flicker of passion for my sets. Competitions are just that. I compete against the fines collectors and friends in the world. I am proud to have the sets I have, and the friends that have come along with them. I am going back into my little corner until I am perplexed aga

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SECURITY? - WHAT SECURITY?

There is no such thing........believe me Hello all!   The Holiday season is back. W.K.F. has a point. Everyone wants to have something nice. A few would go as far as trying to steal it. I am fortunate to only have a mere $60-$70K in my collection. My friends all know I have it (and where). My collection represents a major percentage of my net worth. If I were to lose it I'd be devastated. The coins in my small collection, are for me, my son, and my friends to admire. They are somewha

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TODAY IS MY CLAIM TO FAME DAY!

A "PERFECT" 11? Hello everyone! WOW! Are sets going crazy today. NGC has released a lot of the new proofs, and everyone is buying them up to complete their sets. Me too! I have gone almost a whole year, waiting to see what was happening to my "Perfect 10" Sacagawea sets". I never figured on the 2009 to be a "Sacagawea". However.......it was slotted into the set, and will drive me to the poorhouse! Being fortunate to have made a few friends, I have added this newest coin to my exis

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A "FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH" PIC

If I had your money, I could burn mine. Hello everyone. I finally came up with the answer to the silver shortage, and rising heating costs. I am not sure if it will catch, but it was an idea. We should all have a little money to burn.

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BUY A CHEAP SCANNER!

In my opinion,it's the best for less. Hi all! If I wasn't on W.K.F's iggy list I could offer an option. A few of us, on limited budgets, had the same imaging problems. I personally bought a Epson, Perfection V300 Photo, scanner. I got it(new)on eBay for $74.49 shipping included. It isn't like a pro's studio camera, but I am happy with it. Installation is a snap and it will take some shots a Hasselblad never thought of. Another Society member has a Canon he got at a garage sale for $3.

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EBAY?.........WHAT'S EBAY?

Oh yeah......I think I remember. Hello all, I love this place. I just remembered all the FVF, and listing fees, and the extra imaging fees, and not selling a thing unless I'd ship for free, and sell for ten cents on the dollar. I went to eBid and have had decent results........for free, forever. Well, back to the point. Ebay is a great place to waste your money listing all the purple tagged slabs from NCS/NGC. In less than two weeks the place is flooded with some very nice, and diverse coi

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WHAT DID I DO TO DESERVE THIS?

and you doubt an NCG grade! Hello everyone! I just got this nice 1965 NZ penny back from PCGS. I sent 4 in the OGP. Three graded as MS64, and this. I'll leave it to the experts. I personally think they blew this one!

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4 OUT OF 5 IS NOT GOOD!

At least the strapless penny was right. Hello everyone! It all came to pass. If you've followed my last two weeks of journals, you,ll be right on top of this. My KM13-A NZ, 1d Penny, is now just a plain 1945 penny. That's two they blew. I sent either a PL or PF, 1945, to NCS for fingerprint removal. They did a great job. It does look nice, however, it's got a purple slab.....yup. It's polished. Gee, my eyes are playing tricks on me. I guess I have to send all my proofs back to be relabel

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Well Well!

Hot news? There are no Silver Eagles stamped anywhere but West Point, NY. You say no? Show me undeniable proof! What a fraud! To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

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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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WHAT A WAY TO START THE WEEK

I know times are bad, but c'mon!!! Hello everyone! Well, to start things off, my mail lady left a note in the box Saturday morning. It said she missed me at home. She did? I was up at 06:00 and waited for her until noon. Zip, zilch, nothing, nada! She never showed. I have to wait until Monday morning! It was only a few commemorative coins for my sets from 2001-2003. They have never been opened, and they should get good grades. I got them and opened the package.........2 out of the

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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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AND YOU THINK YOU'LL BE FIRST - NOT!!!

I guess you cannot ever be sure of anything? Hello everyone! If you're planning to go to Illinois for the FDOI, 2010, Lincoln cents with the shield reverse. FORGET IT!!! A bag of 5000 is already out, rolled, and being found in circulation. You may have to go to Puerto Rico instead. That's where they have them. Ebay has them too(so I am told)! So much for mint security. Just wait until you see a few 2009 PF and MS Eagle pop up. I guess there truly is no honor among anyone......anymor

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STRUCK AT????

You tell me Hello everyone, I have put the reverse of 2 ASE, NGC graded MS70. Can you tell me where they were struck? Good luck This is why we buy the mint out of the same coins. No one complains about the fraud. Happy Collecting P.S. Sorry.....I went off on this fraud 2 years ago. I happen to like my collection, we don't need over 2 coins though. One proof, and one mint state sufficed in the beginning. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be

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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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A DEALER'S LIFE

It must be nice. Hello everyone! I just got through looking at a submission by a dealer. I'm glad to see that 50% of his coins were rejected for the rubber stamp issues. Some of those graded are bad. If I had a hint of green, I'd get the "ED" label. I wonder how many he submitted as a UNC were graded as AU? Shoot, he had to pay for something. I guess the don't have to pay for anything ungradable. If they send in 100 coins, you know they'll get some percentage good grades. They don't pay for

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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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HERE'S THE BAD NEWS!

At last they finally admit defeat. Hello all, Here's the latest from the Mint.   Dear United States Mint Customer, Production of the United States Mint American Eagle Silver Proof and Uncirculated Coins was suspended this year because of unprecedented demand for American Eagle Silver Bullion Coins. All available silver bullion blanks are being allocated to the American Eagle Silver Bullion Coin Program, as the United States Mint is required by Public Law 99-61 to produce

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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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JUST MY OPINION!

You know I had to say something........ Hello all! I try for short, and to the point, but it often fails. First, by definition, professionals are not necessarily experts. Anyone can be a professional. Experts are those that are highly knowledgeable in a certain field. Some experts are not "professionals". Most professionals are not "experts." It's a greed thing. Next, the crossover thing. I look at coins that are, what they are, and then say......."what if?" Well, most of you know I

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A FLY IN THE OINTMENT

This really happens with all this modern technology? Hi All, I just tried to enter the coin I have into the Registry....again. Here's what gets kicked back: We continued to have problems with the following Certification numbers. They have been added to our admin queue to be processed. You will receive notification when processing is complete. Slot Cert # Coin Description 1942 ONE DOT ONLY 3324670-001 This is not the best grade, but no one else has it. The way things are going, I'l

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