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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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A DAY LATE AND A.............?

Few COAs short! Hello everyone! Here I thought I was doing everything right. I filled out the submission forms with everything needed to adequately convey my submission to the actual/eventual graded slab. I just happened to omit: The Certificate of Authenticity!!! Some Canadian coins have a serial number on the COA. Can everyone in unison say DUH??? Thank goodness a fax is somewhat faster than snailmail. My coins arrived, and they should mate up tomorrow or the next day. The next

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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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Top in grade

The first in PF 69, but still #1 Hi all, I just got my 1st 1987 Loon proofs back. So far they top the chart. This isn't the greatest, but they do look good! Only a PF 70 can beat them. I'll take that seeing as how it is so hard to get any Canadian issue graded as perfect. I have more Canadian coins at NGC, but I don't even have to hope for a 70. All 69s are just fine. I have enough "perfect" coins to add this year. I can live with my lovely Canadians. Thanks to everyone that told me

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Environmental Damage PartII

Can you ever be sure? Hi everyone! I was just looking to see if all my latest submissions made 70s, when I saw cvcc's journal. I guess it happens to everyone sooner or later. I have done what I can to prevent environmental damage. These slabs, regardless of grading company, are not perfect. They do a fine job of physically protecting the coin, but airborne contaminants are just that. They infiltrate places nothing else can go. I see 2009 coins already toning in slabs.....why? They are

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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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ADD ME TO THE RANKS OF DISSENTERS!

Today totally wiped out yesterday......obliterated it! Hi all! Time for me to vent! I cracked out a PF70 and sent it in for grading. It is now a PF 63. Oh well! I just got my "overnighted" package from the US Mint of the 2009 Proofs. If they were sent overnight.......why are they just getting here a day before my graded sets? Oh, I forgot, it's the US Mint. I opened the package and then the box. My bad!!!! The Sac is scratched and has a finger print on both sides. The pennies look ha

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1960 LARGE DATE 1C

Even a 67 would have been great! Hi all! I sent a very nice graded cent to NGC for grading. It was done already by a well known third party grading company. People buy their coins every day! I got it for $2.50. I said to myself.......Self....why not? So I did. I cracked out a 70 and hoped for a 68. Losing 2 grades is to be expected even with a very nice specimen. As you can see, I was wrong. I will have 2 options when I get it in hand. Laugh until I cry, or throw it in the "Goodwill box"

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NGC IMAGING - UPDATED

I am glad to see it's not just me having trouble! Hello everyone! I have been trying to see my 1960 large date Lincoln 1c with the NGC verification tab. All I get for 3 days is image is not available. I thought they may not have imaged it. When the Sacs were done I looked to see them and they all looked great! Now nothing!.....There are no images available at all. My scanner is out on loan for a week while another collector catches up with his coins. That's my fault for being Mr. Ni

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WALMART IS THE PLACE!

The mint works in strange and mysterious ways. Hi Collectors! I personally could care less about the new coins. I have had a few ask me about them , and I've told them that our(upstate NY)banks will not order the new coinage. They don't need it. The only place I have received anything new is WalMart. Yup!!!!! the biggest cash flow in today's economy. NGC has a paragraph about it too. As most of you know, I am hot on the proof Sacs. These were to replace the paper note in 2000-2001

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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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You chose the coin

One's a loser! Hi all, I know there's a place to guess the grade, but I want the average members to participate. One of these pennies is a loser. You tell me? Thanks

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PENNY ON A FENCEPOST

Third time is always a charm! Hi everyone! Well, I totally vented this morning. My PF 63, 1960 LD, Lincoln, 1C is gone!!! I admired that coin so much, I put it out of my misery on the third shot. At my age I guess shaking is bound to happen. Still not bad for 100 yards........and my Eagle. Oh.....it used to be the coin on the right in a former journal..... Congrats to those with the correct answer! Not to worry though. I bought 5 more PF 70s to submit. I guess grading

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ANOTHER COMPLETE SET TO NGC!

A lot of bucks for a possible 42 point set? Hi everyone! 42 points is the lowest they'll grade. It's a 14 coin circulated series. I was going through some sets of world coins and realized some slots could be filled by some that I have amassed. I had to buy a few to get the set complete.(I have learned to accept whatever grades I get), but at least it will be 100%. I will be replacing my 1960 1c large date soon. I kept the one I had as a not so fond memory and a wasted grading. Sacs d

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