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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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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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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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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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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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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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MISSING COIN?

I count 7. NGC counts 6? I count 7 coins in my Second Kennedy Anniversary set of half dollars. The score is as a number 1 set. The Grades are also. Collecting used to be fun, it has become less now that the US Mint has gone haywire. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

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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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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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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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COLORED COINS

I have sent a few colored silver Ghana coins to be graded, with the COA, yet they cannot be graded according to NGC policy.  See what you think? The reply: Thank you for your email. Unfortunately, we are not able to grade coins that have been colored or altered in any way after being produced from the mint per our grading policy. The alterations may have an effect on the metal and therefore we cannot guarantee the grade and condition of the coin. Thank you I rest my case.

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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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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! 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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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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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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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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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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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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2009 TERRITORIAL QUARTER SET

ALL 12 COINS AND THE PICS TO PROVE IT! Hello everyone! It took some string pulling, but if you want to see them, I have all 12 of the Territorial quarters(with pics). I missed being #1 because I had to wait until I had photo proof. I could have thrown anything in there and obscured it, but I think not! The 1st, 12 coin Territorial set. to be shown in the NGC Registry.......Enjoy all!

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50th Quarter in the ATB set

Is it Colorado? When the Mint and the Parks Department promise to give each school child a "new" coin for attending, it was supposed to be the Battle of Saratoga quarter. The plastic capsules o one little girl contained a Colorado Statehood quarter. A few dealers said it was the worst introduction they had ever been to. Everyone had to drive to the local Post Office for stamping. Another inconvenience. I believe someone should make good on the promise of the new "50th" coin. The Mint is defini

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RIGHT FROM THE MINT

2009 may be a disaster for the Silver Eagle? Hi all.....again! I just looked again at the Mint website, and took a pair of paragraphs of their Eagle page. It is as follows: American Eagle Silver Uncirculated Coin "Production of United States Mint American Eagle Silver Proof and Uncirculated Coins has been temporarily suspended because of unprecedented demand for American Eagle Silver Bullion Coins. Currently, all available silver bullion blanks are being allocated to the American Eagle

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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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NGC TURN AROUND TIMES

In by 9 out by 5? Hello all! I just got the shipping notice from NGC on my last submission. Turn around times are phenomenal. My 1959 proof set did well. A 1986 Statue of Liberty half, made PF 70 UC. I paid 6 bucks for it raw! Both Abes took a 70. I will have them before a reputable dealer gets mine back to me since 2-12. So much for presales. I also got straight PF 69s on the Prezzies. Not too shabby. I also did a better scan of my 1911 D Lincoln cent. I have an extra 2008/07

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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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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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