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Which Auction Houses???

Greetings once again;              Was wondering (since I have no experience) selling coins thru an auction house and it sounds like they charge basically the same for the same service, which Auction house(s) would you recommend in consigning coins to ?  What has been you positive AND negative experiences with them.  Appreciate all the responses. moondoggy (Mike)

moondoggy

moondoggy

02/18/2019

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02/21/2019

 

Old Green Rattlers

Greetings all;   Hey its been awhile since my last journal so figured it was time to share another coin experience.  Just for the hell of it (call it the winter boredom blues) I decided to crack open a couple of PCGS Green Rattlers (Morgans ) I had lying around and send them in and see if they would grade higher than from back in the day.  These weren't major Morgans so I figured I would give em a shot.  I really do not recommend "breaking" out graded coins in hopes of attaining a "better" grade

moondoggy

moondoggy

02/16/2019

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02/23/2019

 

American Silver Eagles

Greetings all.  It has been awhile but I am back.  Have a question about American Silver Eagles.  Given the current price of silver  and what the U.S. Mint is charging for these has anyone backed off purchasing these ?  When silver was much higher they sold in the $50 range but now when silver is so low they are and have been charging the same !   Thoughts Mike

moondoggy

moondoggy

09/05/2018

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12/01/2018

 

Just a pause

and wish for everyone Wanted to take the time to wish all my fellow collectors a very merry Christmas and joyous holiday season. Sometimes we get so wrapped up in what we do here we maybe forget the great friendships we cultivate here at the CS. Again may everyone have a great Christmas and hopefully Santa will drop something special down your chimney for that empty slot in one of you collections. Merry Christmas ALL !!!!!! Mike To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. N

moondoggy

moondoggy

12/19/2013

 

Cannot wait to get this one graded

could this be a home run Greetings all; Well in my constant search for Franklin proofs, I have purchased (winning bid) one the finest Franklin proofs I have ever seen. This Franklin (1960) looks like it just came off the dies at the mint. It would rival todays SAE proofs. Oh yes and fantastic frost on the devices. I cannot wait to get this one graded. Of course with all that being said I hope I just didnt jinx this beauty. good luck to everyone on the judging of your sets.

moondoggy

moondoggy

12/04/2013

Photo's

Sorry for not including pics before but here they are now. I really hope this attains the grade I think it will. This quality of Franklin Proof does not come around often it at all and believe me as some here can attest, I have scoured the bushes and continue to in hopes of finding elusive Franklins such as this one. Mike To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

moondoggy

moondoggy

12/04/2013

 

Franklin Proofs

long overdue price adjustment When I checked my Franklin Proof collections this evening I was greeted with a very nice surprise. The values had finally been adjusted. Although on a few of my proofs there is really no history from auctions to tie into with for a more correct valuation but at least the values of the graded proofs are starting to show some much overdo respect in the numismatic world. Some of my coins happily received between 50 and 90 percent increase in value. I am so pumped

moondoggy

moondoggy

10/31/2013

They finally arrived

I am now a happy camper, again The photo proofs arrived today and I am really impressed with the job NGC has done on them. I would urge everyone to get a few done just to highlight those special coins you have in your collection. I have attached two of the Franklins (out of five) I submitted. I put them in a collage format to save space so I hope they display halfway decent here. Again thank you to everyone on you postings and also private e-mails I received. This is a great brotherhood/s

moondoggy

moondoggy

10/03/2013

 

Mystery solved

almost Came home today and found a notice in the mailbox that USPS tried to delivery a registered package form NGC Hot damn ! So they will try again tomorrow. I will post pics of a few of the photo proofs in the next few days. Again thanks everyone for the positive vibes and well wishes. Now I know that sometimes as a few have stated, there is no logic to how mail is routed or tracking a package Mike To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added bel

moondoggy

moondoggy

10/02/2013

 

Update on mis-routed package

or which way did they go ...... Called NGC this morning and verified that they in fact had my correct mailing address on the package. Then called the local post office and they checked the status with their system. It showed it as out for delivery in Chicago on the 28th but no update since, but she said that these status updates are computer generated and to not put too much stock in them. (easy for her to say) So the onus is on the USPS at this time. I will sit here and wait for the time b

moondoggy

moondoggy

09/30/2013

 

Say it aint so NGC, please say it aint so

Can this really be happening ?? Greetings all, As you may of read from my last journal I stated I sent in 5 Franklin Proofs from my award winning set to have them Photo-Proof and then sent back to me. I just checked the status of the shipment and it says, Out for delivery today in Chicago. One thing, I DO NOT LIVE in Chicago.... In this set was a few very rare Franklins that you just cant replace like that. Also the FMV that NGC places on these Franklins is so far off it is ridiculous.

moondoggy

moondoggy

09/28/2013

 

Deluxe Photo Proofs

after reading Coin928 journal I was so impressed with the presentation that coin928 shared with us in their journal I too decided to submit 5 Franklins from my winning set of Best Presented to NGC for the Deluxe Photo Proofs. I am anxiously awaiting the return of the coins with the photo proofs. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

moondoggy

moondoggy

09/06/2013

Clearing out the closet

Anyone looking for one Was clearing out some of the closet and found I still had one case from the 25th Anniversary SAE set. If anyone is interested in purchasing the case ONLY hit me up. I know it probably doesn't need to be stated but no, it doesn't include coins or air-tites. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

moondoggy

moondoggy

06/27/2013

 

To Kennedy Collectors

now is the time to make a deal I have a handful of great graded Kennedy proofs still available so if you need any for your collection, take a look and send me a fair offer. Willing to discount for members here. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

moondoggy

moondoggy

05/27/2013

Follow-up from previous post

Wanted to do this for a long time As promised and following others lead here, I can now expose my "other" new found hobby funded in part by the partial sale of my Kennedy Collection. I am in the home stretch of my new car. Well actually not new, it's a 1923 Ford Model T Bucket. I have been modifying it for the last 2 months getting ready for upcoming car shows. It has a 383 Chevy Stroker engine with competition cam. Put in a brand new Eaton Posi rear-end with 3.55 gears and just mounted t

moondoggy

moondoggy

04/23/2013

Wow are these movers and shakers

Never seen this before Greetings once again my fellow collectors. It has been awhile since I last posted as I have been really busy pursuing another adventure I have had for a long time (more on that later this week) I was on the phone talking to another long time member here on the CS the other night about Franklin Proofs and when I went to look up the FMV for a particular year I couldn't believe what I was looking at. There was NO Red (decrease in FMV) in the whole series. ONLY Gree

moondoggy

moondoggy

04/21/2013

The Mystery of the 58 Franklin Proof

Results are in "as the coin turns" Received the 1958 Franklin Proof I bought the other day that was listed using a strange photo, anyway strange looking to me. Well, I now can report that it was the way the photo was taken. It is not a new variety, (boo) but nothing ventured, nothing gained, right ?! I have included the photo (again) that was used in the ad beside a photo of the coin I took tonight so you can see. FYI the ad photo is on the left. Mike To see old comments for this Jo

moondoggy

moondoggy

02/28/2013

 

Interesting article

From Coin World Mar. edition In my earlier journal about the Franklin gmarguli responded with why make a counterfeit Franklin and rightly so. I mean I would think if you were going to go to the great lengths to reproduce a coin you would choose something that you would have a chance on realizing a greater profit from, right ?! Well, in the latest issue of Coin World is an article about this young man in Texas that was apprehended making counterfeit Prospector silver rounds. Pawn shops actua

moondoggy

moondoggy

02/26/2013

Could this be ????

Strangest looking Franklin Proof I have seen .... came across this Franklin Proof ungraded tonight for auction and it really looks so weird, my first thought was counterfeit. This is the strangest looking head of Franklin I have ever seen ! To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

moondoggy

moondoggy

02/25/2013

Follow-up to the Franklin post

Here you can see a side by side comparison. Now you can see how strange this coin on the left looks compared to one of my graded Franklins which is on the right To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

moondoggy

moondoggy

02/25/2013

 

You have an option

Just one click is all it takes If you don't care to read a members journal(s) you can always ignore them with a click of the mouse. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

moondoggy

moondoggy

02/25/2013

 

is this funny or what

do not know why I just read nobodys journal (Wood morgans) and when I clicked on their name to view their profile, you know under the profile where it tells if they are following you, etc, etc. this is what it said: You are not following or ignoring nobody nobody is not following you funny stuff !!!!! had to share this laugh To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

moondoggy

moondoggy

01/27/2013

 

Record Coin

Just read this article first coin to break the 10 million barrier ...   http://news.yahoo.com/rare-1794-silver-dollar-sells-record-10-million-041401412.html To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

moondoggy

moondoggy

01/25/2013

 

NGC adjustment

Slot Score increase Just taking a quick peek at the new journals and realized my registry points had jumped by over 4000 points. NGC just adjusted points for my Ike Collection, thank you NGC. Anyone else get a bump on any collections ? To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

moondoggy

moondoggy

01/18/2013

 

Wow What a pleasent surprise

Did not expect this ..... Went here tonight to see all the award winners and wow was I surprised to find my Franklin Proof Set 1 received a Best Presented award. Totally unexpected believe me. Like to also congratulate all the other award winners. Mike To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

moondoggy

moondoggy

01/11/2013