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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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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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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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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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I'M OUTTA HERE !

I have held on too long. Hello everyone, Hopefully 2010 will be my last year of competing in the Registry. I have had fun, and met a lot of nice friends. My sets are as good as I am going to make them. It is time to liquidate and persue other venues. I will hold one Sac proof set, a Prezzie proof, and my Proof Silver Eagles. My MS Eagle set, and the New Zealand Pennies will stay also. Everything else will go.....hopefully. It's been a blast, and a challenge, to get as far as I have. A ne

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I'M BAAAAAACK!!!

I love the way coins are graded too. Hello everyone.......oldies,goodies, and newbies You shouldn't worry about the crappy silver Eagles. There are way too many to mean anything. I have them, but only so I can say that, truthfully. If you think they grade thouands of coins per week, and every coin is scrutinized by at least 3 graders and all use a 5x anything.......I have a bridge in Brooklyn for sale. HOW NAIVE ARE YOU PEOPLE??? We collect coins as a hobby. They grade coins as a busin

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I'M ALL DONE!

If I don't have them done by now............ Hello all, I've been really busy doing the homeowner thing and sending a fewcoins to be graded. I can now enter my coins into two registries, but it's tough to compete here. I have a few I wish had been better, but after all, I chose to let PCGS grade them. I do have a great 1d set. I am hoping for a #1 there. It's tough to compete against NGC dealers. It's even tougher to get honest grading. I may even have to use a few NGC slabs to edge out my

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I WANTED NH IN PF7OUC

I got it.........or did I? Hello all, Check this out! Take it for reality check, or just a good laugh. I can send it back, but why? Good luck with your submissions

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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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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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I need a verdict!

Keep it or replace it? I just received a pair of 2008 Bald Eagle half dollars in NGC grades, MS and PF 70. The proof is already toning. Is this desireable? Should I replace it? Should I protect it from further toning(Intercept Shield), or let it go on toning? I keep all my coins in Intercept Shield boxes to prevent this, but I need at least another opinion. See what you think.

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I MISSED OUT BY 1 COIN!

I looked for a nice one , but........... Hi everyone! I hope all enjoyed the Holiday. I have been busy trying to image the missing few in my sets. My NZ 1d set will be ahead by 1 point whenever NGC gets the certification from PCGS. This is going to be a close one. I wanted to enter my NZ half crowns, but the 1961 wasn't really a beauty. I figure an XF, at best. Rather than waste a grading, I'd wait. Well, I found a lot nicer coin, but a bit too late for the competition. Oh well. I could

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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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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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I FINALLY FOUND IT!

I knew I put it in a safe place. Hi all! I have been in my coin room for 3 hours looking for a teensey,weensey coin. At least I think it's a coin. I told you in a previous journal I had one that I wanted to send to NGC. With all that's going on, I am hesitant. If it is a real coin, I should let NCS evaluate it. Maybe conserve it so it will grade at NGC? I am here to ask some help before I spend money on a potential loser. Can anyone identify this for me? I know it's old, but not how old

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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 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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HOPEFULLY???

My sets are getting bigger....... but. I am having a lot of trouble trying to get a good photo of my PCGS coins. I don't do a real good job on the NGC slabs, but they will, at least, scan.....to a point. I am so far behind in my descriptions and images. My sets are becoming infiltrated with PCGS slabs, and I am not happy with scanning them. I would like to represent all the coins in my set, so I am striving to achieve a passable photo. So far, I have only invested about $45.00 in lighti

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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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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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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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HEY W.K.F

It's from Great Britain... Hi all, The coin reverse in question is a British half crown. It is KM#835. A half crown measures 32.3 mm. It weighs 14.138 g. and is .500 silver. The obverse is George V, facing left. The reverse is a quartered shield flanked by monograms. The obverse designer: Bertram MacKennal. It was common coinage for Great Britain, and had a mintage of 18,763,000. It has a book value of $5-$35 US dollars. It has gone through a few changes from ruler to ruler. The nex

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HEY W.K. F. PART II

I wouldn't want to have it graded. Hi all again, Back to the half crown. I'd say it would be a fine (F). 1928 has such a high mintage, there has to be BU/UNC coins available. The image of the one I did, is a "cupro-nickel" coin. It is BU, and not worth much more than yours. I am sending the obverse of mine to show how much definition there is. Again, I hope this helps. Good Luck to everyone.

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hey buddy....ya gotta buck?

You have to be kidding......I should have known! Hello everybody! I have been trying to stay away from here for a bit......but. I need a few bucks...Sacagawea(Native American) just went into 2009. About 16 of them will do it. The Prezzies are having a hard time making PF 70. Thank goodness I only need 4 .....but I also need a few PF 69 sets......whew! I did send a 1957 proof set in with my next to last Prezzie set. I went whole hog on this one too guys! Photo imaging and all. M

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Here's to Howard Eason

Only 500? Hello everyone! Well Howard, you made it. The big 500. CONGRATULATIONS! It is my goal to replace you by the end of the year. The coins I bought from you will help me stand at the 500 mark soon. I am extremely fortunate to be even as close as I am. Keep up the good work. If you don't, I'll pass you. Let's see a 450? Good Luck!

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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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