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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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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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RETALIATION?

My details graded coins are still "scheduled for grading?" Hello everyone, I guess I will never get them done. They are already temporarily entered into slots, but big deal. If I try to sell then, no one can check the numbers in the Registry. I guess when you have a valid dispute, it is countered like this. I bet they get cleared before subscription renewal. I see the minute the KM-13A disappeared, everyone wants to have a set. Howard Mitchell says, all it takes is common sense to see t

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ON A MORE POSITIVE NOTE!

There is always a solution. Hello everyone! I got a few emails about negativity. Me? I want to set the record straight. I deal with facts as they are presented to me. Period. I call them as I see them. Here's the latest: Thanks to Dena, and maybe a few others, who took the time to see there was a "glitch" in the program. The annoying "fly in the ointment," so to speak. People should be recognized for what the do and get done. Too many get praise for what they say they can do. Dena

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A 100% POSITIVELY COMPLETE SET

It came sooner than I expected. Hi everyone! I was just emailing back and forth, about trying to complete a set, and moving on. Another member and I were wondering where the end was. Well.............. I received my grades from the latest submission, and it's great news. I have the missing slots filled. Numbers are pending still, but they are there. I will do the imaging as soon as they arrive. It's my NZ 3d (three pence) set. It can use some improvements, but it's finally finished. I h

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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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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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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 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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IS NO NEWS REALLY GOOD NEWS?

First it is.......then it isn't. Hello everyone! Well it's another weekend at NCS and NGC for a few of my submissions. It seems they are either scheduled for evaluation or scheduled for grading. Last week one from NCS went to NGC, scheduled for grading. Later it was in quality control. This weekend it's back in "scheduled for grading" again? I guess the fresh ocean breezes will do wonders for them. I never really worried much about these coins until they took over a week to get to NGC.

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THAT'S IT - NO MORE!

Enough isn't enough......it's too much. Hello all! Well, the verdict is in. I cannot afford to send coins to be graded and have them either not graded as what they are, or body bagged. My KM13-A 1d, now, does not exist. There is a Registry slot for it though. My uncirculated 1934(out of a roll) New Zealand threepence with a double die crack, is neither cracked, nor any good. It looked like a proof coin when I sent it to them(NCS)for evaluation. Nope....excessive hair lines. I guess that me

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A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS?

I should have volumes to say...........but Hi folks, I have five coins in F/I/S(almost 2 weeks), and no imaging. They received nice grades, but I would like to see what they look like. Is anyone else seeing a delay in their coins being imaged? I was hoping to have them this week, but I have others, and I bet they are waiting for them to be graded before shipping the lot. I guess it makes economic sense. I have 2 at NCS being evaluated. Both are world coin varieties, and who knows what

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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TECHNICAL PROBLEM CAUSING INTERRUPTION IN SOME FUNCTIONALITY

Is it payback? Hello all! I guess if I can't get into the site, I can't see what they are doing to my coins. They'll all be graded and shipped before I can call them to complain. If they are so far behind, why won't they hire? I need a job. It's a good thing I read Dena's post. I thought for a minute she was talking about the graders. That's all folks

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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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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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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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SOME NICE EMAIL

I follow Dilbert and coffee? Hi all, You guys are too nice. I am truly flattered. I am impressed that I am becoming a household tradition. Coffee,Dilbert, and NGC journals. I guess I have to compete with Dilbert? I really do appreciate all of you sending mail. A few have voiced concern about some matters. Everything will work out. To those asking about the changed label, I added the best image I can post in a journal. The coin that's on the label is strangely outside the slab. For t

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PRIORITIES?

From coin collector to junk collector. Hello all! I guess the purple craze is catching on. Some of us figured it would be the easy way out on coins that deserve a grade. It looks like incompetence, or backlog, mandates a speedier way of getting coins on their way. I'd rather wait a month to get an honest grade. I didn't mind NGC's, 10-12 days for a grade. What I do mind is sending a proof coin to have an ugly fingerprint removed(done well), and having it come back as a "polished" coin. I

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