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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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CLARIFICATION

Deal or no deal? Hello everyone! Just to clear up the fine print. The few coins I offered in my last Journal are NOT for sale! I have an Ebay account. I buy and sell there. The coins were, and are being offered as a donation for a fixed sum. I offered them to Society members first. I will give up my coins if another member gives up the cash. A fair gesture? If a member wants to help, it is up to them. My coins are just something to negate the thought of a charity thing. If no mem

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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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CERTIFICATES CAME TODAY!

It's amazing what happened last year. Hey everybody, Just a short note to let everyone know that their certificates will be arriving shortly. I was amazed when I opened the envelopes. I didn't realize I had added more sets this past season. Pending the sale of most of my collection, I will not fare as well next year. Although the competition is great, I want to buy a home and relocate. My collection will become what the investment was meant for. I will miss the rush every year, and will

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CANS OF WORMS

I've gone fishin' Yes, I opened a can of worms. Don't I always seek the truth and correctness in our hobby? I do it for myself, but I also try to make it right for the others that get a bad deal. Hopefuly Scott's set will be where he should be soon. I explained it to her and I hope she now understands how we feel. I'm hoping this will be the last of the last minute slot availability from NGC, but there is no new Sac slot, and the coins are out. Hasta la vista my friends To see old com

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Canada.......eh?

Here's what I get for impulse shopping. Hello again everyone. I just got carried away and bought a coin that caught my eye. It's a Canadian Snowflake? I dunno......my French is lousy too. It's a $20 silver proof with 7 Swarovski crystals. One clear in the center of the reverse, and 6 amethyst crystals in the snowflake. It is supposedly .9999 silver? Mintage is 7500. I need some Canadian coin expetise on this one. 1.) How big is this coin in diameter? 2.) What does it weigh

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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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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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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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Another plea to NGC?

I'd like the 10th slot please! Hello all.....again! Todd has a point. I asked for some recognition with my set/s also. Let's see. There is an ASE in 2008 graded as a MS70. Another 2008 W for the MS 70 slot. Alas, let us not forget the"ERROR". The 2008 with the 2007 reverse in MS 70. Ya gotta have it! No set is complete without it. It is a prominent error. But it is just that.....an error. NGC labeled the 2000 Sacagawea with the standard brown/gold label, and the green "First Year Of

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Another perfect 10?

It only took 1 coin. It only takes one coin to make a complete set. I have added that coin to my Sacagawea 9. I only wish the 477 points would be added to it's score to acknowledge it's totality.

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ANOTHER MINI MILESTONE "W"o"W"

The set I never thought was possible........it's complete! Hello to everyone! The mail lady brought me good news today. There was a "new" New Hampshire, and Virginia, silver "W" coin. To fill the 1999 silver slots, I had to cannabalize another set, but such is the sacrifice. I have achieved another mini goal. As some of you may remember, it all started with me finding the first and wondering what the "W" meant. According to NGC, not anything anymore. I find them unique, and now I h

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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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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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And I worry about photos?

Digital film is lousy anyhow. Hello all! Always trying to improve my image/s, I am playing photog with my PCGS sets. Things are going, but not going as well as I had hoped. I got denied on extra scoring on my "W" sets, and then read the NGC homepage defining the criteria for "star" designation. Strangely sounds like what they labelled the "W" coins for. In a moment of recovering, I went about cleaning up.. I've been adding to my sets a bit, and I took some time to look forward to 2009'

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ALL IS STILL THE SAME

I registered 8 coins and lost my slot and NGC lost my second set Cleveland. I know now why I collect coins. It's for the anguish NGC has put me through for these few years. I registered my new Presidential proofs(both sets) and had top slots. Now I am out, and they have misplace the second Cleveland that I registered. I hope no one else goes through this . Every year is the same thing. Happy Collecting? To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added be

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ADVICE ON CROSSING OVER?

Oh please send mine in? Hello everyone! I read the previous journal, and almost fell off my chair. Anyone that sends in a set of PF70s and they cross to PF 70s, please send a set of my Sacs to PCGS. If I were so lucky to get all 10 perfectly crossed, I could buy a UHR and keep in in my pocket. I guess I'm happy with what I have. I am lousy with advice anyway. Happy collecting.

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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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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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A QUICK QUESTION

NGC HAS THE SETS AND I HAVE SOME COINS With the newest 2015 Marshall's 225th Commemorative issues out. I see no slots for them. It is a 6 coin set, and no slots. There are 2 halves, 2 one dollar, and 2 gold. No spot for all six together either? To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

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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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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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A PERFECT PF 70?

Can you see the problem here? Hello all! I don't have too much to say about this beauty. I'd scream if it were a PF 70 W Ultra Cameo. I guess it happens to everyone.

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A PERFECT 10 ???

Do I merit a higher score? I wanted to have the best of something to pass on. I believe the 10 Sacagawea NGC PF 70 Ultra Cameo should be at the top. I believe them to be better than just a set of 9. Should a new score of 4681 be in line? I am close to finishing at least 1 more Sac set in PF 70 UC(only 9)and perhaps another if I can find them. Well, it's all over for this year, but I will strive to get at least 1 honor in the future. I would like to thank all those that helped me. I wou

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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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