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About this journal

Time to switch gears.  Focusing on buying some investment property and need some capital. I haven't really added much

to my coin collection in awhile either.  I decided all my SAC, Presidential dollars and Silver Eagles must go.  If anyone is

interested, please look at my sets and let me know what tweaks your interest.  I am not done being part of this society just

clearing house... :)

 

Keith

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WOW...NGC is flying

Only a week from the coins being received to Final. Keep up the excellent work NGC! NGC is firing on all cyclinders lately. I am very impressed with the timeliness and a few of my grades. 2007 D SMS GEORGE WASHINGTON $1 MS 68 2007 D SMS SACAGAWEA $1 MS 69 2007 P SMS IDAHO 25C MS 68 1992 P 50C MS 66 PL (This looks like the only PL listed!!)

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WOW! Doesn't seem so fair now

I lost another 150 points today. There was only three collectors it seems in the Presidential series that lost even more points today and yesterday. I lost another 150 points. 3328344-003 Slot Score Reduced* -79 6723 3/2/2016 9:07:02 AM 2009 D JAMES K. POLK MS68 only 2 exist A total of 6 points! 4060847-007 Slot Score Reduced* -88 6802 3/2/2016 9:03:41 AM 2008 P MARTIN VAN BUREN MS69 only 1 exist A total of 6 points! 2527871-006 Slot Score Reduced* -53 6890 3/1/2016 11:

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Wondering where some of those Anniversary Sets went to?

Hundreds of sets?? Here an email I just received from ParadiseMint: 2011 American Eagle 25th Anniversary Silver Coin Sets   This is the set that sold out in approx 5 hours at the US Mint. The mintage was half of the 2006 20th Anniversary Sets. While we have hundreds of sets coming in or at NGC. We do still expect to sell out quickly so don't delay.   Hundreds??? Hmmm...talk about abuse and lack of any consideration over greed and sheer profit! They are selling raw sets for over $100

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Where's the Beef???

No 2012 dollar census It has been over 4 weeks at least that neither the Presidential or the Sacagawea mint state dollar census has been entered. Anyone else notice this? I really would like to know the census numbers one of these days. Keith To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

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What happens if ...

Returned 25th Anniversary SAE sets These late coming 25th Anniversary SAE sets makes me wonder. What do you think the U.S. Mint would do with returned 25th Anniversary SAE sets?? Sets that the original buyer bought, opened the boxes and saw the poor quality and returned them. Would the U.S. Mint repackaging them and resell them again?? This might be a buyer be aware!! I hope sure hope not but just wondering is all. Keith Stevens To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here

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What brings joy and satisfaction to a coin collector?

Thrill of the hunt Many things that an average coin collector receives that a corporation and deep pockets can't. That thrill going thru rolls of coins you just got from your local bank. That anticipation of finding that unique error or that near perfect strike. I recently purchased a original bank wrapped 1954 S quarter roll. That excitement knowing you were the first one ever to lay eyes on those coins in over 55 years. The awe and wonder of those coins of the luster and shine. Findin

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Washington Dollar MS67

Went thru a few boxes only to find a few worth grading. After 5 boxes of "P" dollars looking for that infamous edgeless coin and taking time to pick out a few that was worth grading. I figured I had one MS67 and the rest MS66. I was correct on all of them except one MS65. My eyes must have tricked me again... Being from a small populated area in Wisconsin, the banks don't get the new coins in right away, making it impossible to ever get that gem MS67FD. I think there's too much weight p

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Waiting on the Lincoln 2-roll penny set from the US Mint

Ordered within 3 days of release... The wait is killing me here. I first didn't really have the desire to order any of the 2-roll Lincoln penny sets but changed my mind on 3/16 and my order has been "In stock and reserved" for over a week now and can't even cancel it if I wanted to. I called the Mint and they said the order is still valid and is waiting to be shipped.....waiting for what??....     2009 LINCOLN PROOF SILVER DLR 5 $37.95 $189.75 In stock and reserved 2009 L

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USPS revisted

Finally but... My registered package finally arrived after 10 days from Sarasota to Wisconsin. It never took that long before...but get this...Another package left NGC a week later and I got that one today...less than a week...Did I pay for the first one to take a extended vacation thru the country side?...hmmm.... Anyways...thanks for the special responses I got to hang in there. So what was all the worry you ask? It wasn't for any expensive or older coin but a 2009 SAC. I really like th

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US Postal Service....

Indeed....quite the service indeed! Anyone else have registered packages lost in the mail over the last few months? I have been expecting one from NGC since it departed March 9th from Sarasota to Wisconsin. There is no info on the USPS site since it left there and its been 9 days. It has never taken over a week before usually its 3-4 days. It would be a shame because I may never get to replace those coins with any other ones like it.

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US Mint Site is down

Too many orders for the 5 oz Hot Springs silver coin I got thru to the US Mint site at 10 mins after the official selling time today for the 5 oz Silver "P" Hot Springs coin. 1. 2010 ATB SILVER COIN - HOT SPRINGS (NP1) Not 100% sure if I will get one yet but I am pretty sure since I just tried to log back into the US Mint site, They took down the catalog section.... or it crashed. I feel lucky to order one now. Good luck to everyone else that is still trying! Keith To see old com

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United States Mint Uncirculated Coins Get a New Look in 2011

Could this be the end of FDI Presidential dollars?   Satin finish to be discontinued; brilliant finish reinstatedFrom the US Mint web site:WASHINGTON - The United States Mint today announced that it is discontinuing the satin finish on numismatic uncirculated coins produced for the United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set? and other products. Instead, beginning in 2011, uncirculated-quality coins will feature a brilliant finish. The United States Mint began using the satin finish for its un

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Time to refocus

Time to switch gears.  Focusing on buying some investment property and need some capital. I haven't really added much to my coin collection in awhile either.  I decided all my SAC, Presidential dollars and Silver Eagles must go.  If anyone is interested, please look at my sets and let me know what tweaks your interest.  I am not done being part of this society just clearing house...   Keith

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Something has got to change!!

PCGS SMS and First Day Issues most will not Crossover! The registry really should be for NGC graded coins alone. PCGS has their own registry and those coins should not be allowed in here. I have several Satin Finish Presidential dollars MS69 that I know will not crossover. If you can visibly see stains or marks with the naked eye, everyone knows that they would never be a MS69 SMS with NGC. There should be an allowance for those collectors that only want NGC in their registries. I chall

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Silver Eagle Set

First its all part of the set now its all removed NGC just adjusted the Silver American Eagle registry set. From 2011 to the present, NGC had all the "Struck" Eagles part of the set. I was about to give up trying to collect 6 - 7 eagles every single year was getting way too much. Now its back to where it really belongs. So now what do I do with all those other Eagles I never really wanted to buy in the first place.. Merry Christmas everyone! Keith To see old comments for this Journ

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Silver and Gold take a tumble

Will the Mint lower prices? With Silver and Gold prices plummeting to over a 2 year low. How long will the US Mint adjust some of their Commemorative coin prices and Eagles? My guess is sometime next week? To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

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Silver and Clad Quarter Proof Sets

Its easy to weigh the sets from Ebay It looks like each year can vary just a couple of tenths but I weighed the 2005 Silver and Clad Quarter proof sets and here's what I found out. All 5 Silver Proof Quarters with the plastic case = 76.8 grams All 5 Clad Proof Quarters with the plastic case = 73.2 grams It might help if someone has all the sets straight from the Mint to weigh them and post all the results so we can protect ourselves from cheats!

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Response to Poorly graded coins

Quality Control starts with every Submitter!!! I, too, agree that there are far too many modern coins with First Day Issue that should not have been graded that well. Most dealers that send in bulk to NGC & PCGS never see the coins until they come back graded and even then never look at them let alone inspect the grade given. I have, on more than one occassion, returned a coin to a dealer because it does not meet the grading standards. I need to be proud of the coins I possess and knowi

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Registry Awards are nearing.

Slow and Steady Wins the Race! I have had many blessings finding the Business Strikes for the Presidential Dollars set. It took me awhile to be patient and not grab the first ones offered on Ebay and over pay for them. You may not find yourself on the top of your registry set when the awards are given out in a few days but in the end, if you are patient enough, the price will fall once everyone else grabs theirs early on but you have saved some money and have no remorse. Coins with the same

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re: Why are there so many PCGS sets in NGC's Registry?

Because PCGS overgrades their modern coins and everyone knows they can buy it cheaper with a PCGS label. I have stated before that NGC needs to start exclusive sets that only allow NGC graded coins. There are too many sets with most or all PCGS coins in the NGC registry. This is really unfair that buy the coin and the label and are given no credit at all for this. I believe PCGS coins should have to be sent in to be CrossOver within a certain timeframe or have their points reduced to the ne

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PT Barnum lives on!

Now that the new dollars are out... It appears that ignorance once again rules the novice coin collector. Now that the new dollars are out, everyones looking for those "error" coins and guess what...There are buyers for the incuse lettering with some being upside down. Fools and their money soon part....What ever happened to integity???...Anyways.....I have land in Florida to sell too!!

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Presidential Dollars

Not totally gone but made just for us now The government in its "wisdom" decided to stop the US Mint from producing the presidential dollars for general circulation. Souns like the dollars would still be made for the mint sets and the specially wrapped rolls in the white boxes. No more $1000 boxes. The government really has been another chance to stop making the dollar bill. The public would then start using the dollar coin which lasts up to 7 times longer than the paper currency. That wo

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Presidential Business Strike Dollars

Its been rewarding and a challenge thus far. First off, I want to thank "SBH" for the compliment he left on his own registry set about mine. Not everyone appreciates sticking to only grading or buying NGC coins. Secondly; I still have a few FDI dollars left in the First Day Issue set, I've been selling them off one of one. I could add them to my Business Strike set but that is not the intent to that set and I could never get the Number One set in my lifetime unless I was for

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Presidental sets

1000 hit milestone Still number 1....for now. I know its more important where you rank at beginning of the year. For now...I am thankful I least held that position for awhile. With that being said, I know I will have the best NGC graded presidents in the registry. Some still have made no effort to fill the slots with any NGC. I have said before....any slot filled with PCGS graded coins especially when there are NGC coins available. I have a different set with just FDI PCGS but after 200

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Preferred mailing address?

UPS/FedEx or USPS for anniversary sets I need the building address for NGC to submit my one set of the Anniversary set. I would rather use UPS for this submission than the Postal Service since is fairly large. What has everyone been using for a carrier? An address would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks Keith To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

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