• entries
    93
  • comments
    3
  • views
    596

Entries in this journal

Just a little retirement activity

Durn coin shows, usually come home with more than I brought. Yup, durn sellers are hotter than me for sure, came home with a pacel of new coins and added them to my registry. Don't have time to list them, but many duplicates. Take a look if u like modern graded coins. I sold off some WWII trinkets, and came away with some newer things. 14 gold pieces, MS70's and some other things added in. I sold a bunch of ungraded Morgans, I think about 110 of them for a little over silver price, and a f

CaptBrian

CaptBrian

03/18/2013

Pedigreed Coin Addition 1846 O $10 XF40

Adding a collection to my collection A Pittman I have been lured in again by a pedigreed coin. This one is of lower grade, but still a georgeous coin and I hope to get the picture added in soon. My other computer is down,and it is how I add pictures so give me time. I now have two $10 Libs and love 'em. This one is the Pittman 1846 O $10 XF40 Enjoy To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

CaptBrian

CaptBrian

03/14/2013

Bring on the gold

Now I'm moving into sets. I have now added a few sets of gold all MS 70's I think I am going to shoot for some sort of set award. So I will add them in as soon as I can get them all in. Four sets of gold, the $50, $25, $10 and $5, of 2001, 2002, 2003, & 2008 to get me started. Some PCGS and some NGC. I am not sure which coin now is my favorite although my Ten Dollar Jamaica Proof 1974 is my favorite for playing Texas Hold 'em,as it is my favorite rum, 'Captain Morgan', although the Ric

CaptBrian

CaptBrian

03/14/2013

 

Buffaloed again.

New beast in the corral Purchased a 2008 PF70 Buffalo. Now I have to find the other PF's of the buffalo series. I think this one is the rare one, so I decided to corral it before someone else got it in their sights. Will take and add picture when coin arrives. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

CaptBrian

CaptBrian

02/25/2013

Should I grade all of these?

Should I or should I not? Only my grader knows for sure. I think I have discovered my real reason for messing with coins and paper money. It is the chase, the hunt, the quest for the holy grail as it were. Yes, I buy Ag and Au due to the investment fact I feel metals will rise in price enough to cover buying stocks and waiting for good news. Economically, I feel over the longer haul of 2 - 4 years, my bullion coins will surpass the best of the stocks and indices. BUT... It is the fun

CaptBrian

CaptBrian

02/19/2013

Sets of PFUC AGEs 2001, 2002 and 2003

Betcha cannot eat just one! This is like eating potato chips. I was shopping for coins and put in a watch or want list somewhere. I wanted a set of PF70 AGEs and in less than a week three responses came in. So today, I (while my wife was out shopping) bought three sets of AGEs Like in the title, one each, the 2001, 2002, 2003 AGE sets. $50, $25, $10 $5. I should get all three sets tomorrow and will post them and pictures ASAP. I am also getting 12 Krugs tomorrow. My tax man is selling

CaptBrian

CaptBrian

02/13/2013

Suspected coin with VARIATION

Once in a rare while, you find one, a rareish or fun coin While I do look hard for coins that are special or rarish, I was not looking for a quarter with a variation. I was simply bumbling along after purchasing a load of silver change, and as I go to coin shows and sometimes get a booth, I am always on the hunt for a rainbow of value so I can at least have a conversation with the entire spectrum of collectors. In January at the F.U.N. Show, I took with me a few wheat pennies. I don't collec

CaptBrian

CaptBrian

02/02/2013

This time it was true, or nearly.

I got it, a Bass Collection coin Today FEDEX delivered my Bass Collection 1903 S $5 MS66. It is a stunning coin, so bright and lusterous, I feel it should be rechecked for a higher grade, but I bet that has been done at least once. I am going to put this on in the next show and do what I do best, show off. This one put a grin on my face, and along with a 1994 AGE $10 MS70, I can go to bed satisfied for the moment. My sagging Registry number was helped somewhat, but still more searching to d

CaptBrian

CaptBrian

02/01/2013

 

If it is too good to be true...

I am being offered a nice coin but too cheap. Is there something I do not know here about a coin being in the name of the collector? Does it make the coin more valuable? This is being offered to me for $6500.00 Is the market going soft? Am I going soft and do not realize a good price? Is the BASS COLLECTION known? Someone help me here.   1903-S $5 Liberty MS66 BASS Pedigree. - Smithsonian has MS64 on display - Only 6 known finer. - NGC Price Guide $6920.00 (Just came down abou

CaptBrian

CaptBrian

01/29/2013

 

What have I done?

Went to a coin show, yikes! L@@k --> 1866 S $20 I went to the F.U.N. Show in Orlando as a dealer, and sold off a bunch of my coins, and added a few. One of the coins I am looking at is an 1866 S $20 Gold No Motto Type 1 Liberty 20 D. It's in AU 58 NGC population 7 and only two better. The last one went thru an auction as AU55 Jan/2007 at quite a high price. I would love to have the coin. Does anyone have any input as to its value? To see old comments for this Journal entry, click h

CaptBrian

CaptBrian

01/18/2013

Franklin Mint Proof Set

Franklin Mint Philippines Proof set Here is a picture of the proof set. Totally different from your picture and coinage. Just wanted your comment on it. Capt. Brian To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

CaptBrian

CaptBrian

01/06/2013

Back in the saddle again:

Finally, got some new coins after a long time away from market. I just added three new 1992 MS70 GAE $5's and a 1994 GAE $10 MS70...I will offer these at the F.U.N. Show in Orlando this coming week. I see the weakness in the price of gold and silver and believe fully in the resurgence of the physical prices. As our economy gets on it's merry way, I am hoping that gold prices don't go up too much as I am on the hunt for others to enhance my collection. The ones listed here are from a sale re

CaptBrian

CaptBrian

01/05/2013

A 1940 Nickel with rays?

Only my coin dealer knows for sure. I get the magazine Reminisce. In an old issue from 2004, (August/September) page 46, there is a querry and picture of a 1940 Nickel which has rays emenating from the Montecello dome. three of them, one straight up, and two more, one either side of center emenating in about a 45 degree angle away from center. I am including the best picture I can generate from this old magazine and unfortunately, the color is sepia which does not help much. Can anyone iden

CaptBrian

CaptBrian

01/05/2013

 

'Proof like'

Is it real? Only my coin dealer knows for sure. I have been acosted twice now by a dealer I don't know to buy coins he says are NGC registered as 'PROOF LIKE' ' & using words like 'Premium Quality'. Does this mean anyting to anyone? The coin this time is an 1879 10 Cent MS67 NGC PL <Proof like]. Any input regarding this coin and others he classifies as "Proof-Like" would be appreciated greatly. Thanks Capt Brian To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New c

CaptBrian

CaptBrian

10/24/2012

Trying to keep/catch up.

Puff wheeze wimper Well, looking for one coin to try to regain my sub 200 collection number. I am looking to do it on one base hit, and not have to go searching for numerous coins. I found an 1860 $2.50 Liberty Head, Old Reverse in MS64. The guy wants $10,500.00 for it. I looked thru the NGC Price guide, and came up with no information. Can anyone out there help me as to its value? Sure would appreciate any help. Capt. Brian PS added in later, redbook shows MS63 at $12,000.00 To

CaptBrian

CaptBrian

04/29/2012

Slipping Fast

Just when I take a break... Just when I take a break, everyone goes out and finds coins to buy and submarine my coveted 200th ranking, now I have disappeared into the fog at 213. Geezo, I have bills to pay and 7 or 8 children to feed, a travel agent with two kids in college who needs my money. Not much left for coins. Guess I will have to get a 2nd job. So as I peruse the want ads, will you folks stop being so loose with your money and allow me a breather so I can catch up to my old rank

CaptBrian

CaptBrian

04/14/2012

Roman coins

Now, are they improperly cleaned? Attention all hoarders: I have just came into 6 Roman coins. I can't read Latin, and have no time to search out a 'Pope' to read them for me...But my main question is,How can you tell if these were improperly cleaned, or otherwise messed with? #2 is, Are they real? I looked on line for how to clean a coin and their answers were frigtening. Methinks they are asking you to destroy value, while talking about preserving value. I don't need to clean the co

CaptBrian

CaptBrian

12/10/2011

Roman coins 2, reverse of previous post

reverse of my 6 Roman coins Here is the reverse of the previous post listing. Any help would be appreciated. Capt. Brian To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

CaptBrian

CaptBrian

12/10/2011

B E W A R E again...

Want to hit a homer, go play for the Yankees Yup, got it again, the sumpthin' for nuttin' disease. Or we could call it, the "if its too good to be true, it probably is." I've been hit worse, but this comes awful close. I bought 14 Morgans back in May. Well, just got the results back from grading expedition to Sarasota. 7 of them were adulterated (<--sp?) or details. Seems people still like to clean their coins [when will the word get out NOT to clean them AT ALL? Leave that to the

CaptBrian

CaptBrian

07/14/2011

 

Stuck in Neutral

Dear Dad, no mon, no fun your son... Well, all my funds for adding to my collection are used up. Any funds coming in, will be needed for taxes, ROTH IRA, and SEP IRA. Does anyone know if or how we can buy coins, [registerd coins] and have them in our retirement accounts. This is probably my last year for adding funds to those accounts so it is imperative I stop playing for a few minutes and pay attention to retirement. I am already going into the shakes, has been a month already since I ha

CaptBrian

CaptBrian

07/07/2011

 

Changing times

Times seem to be changing, or I am getting luckier. I found some new babies for my collection. Will be getting back my Morgans in a few more days, 14 of them, and two Olympics too, one proof and one MS. Also, I will be adding in my new St G 1909 MS64, and a few golden oldies. These will be the first new additions to my registry since a while back. Also, I sold a few coins, and will have to delete them from my registry, already took out 20 coins from the silver anniversary collection the MS

CaptBrian

CaptBrian

06/16/2011

B E W A R E the fakirs, charlatans and dementors (2)

Coin holders beware of fakes. To the discerning eye, a fake or 'non-standard' coin holder or slab is readily apparant. So this journal is probably focused on the new collector who has not yet been fooled by the negative elements of our society. They don't always use the top grade as the one in the picture herein. This holder looks VERY much, too much like the NGC holder. NGS is NOT a recognized guarantor of quality, although the coin therein may be real the grade is much suspect. I bought

CaptBrian

CaptBrian

05/14/2011

2010 Registry Award Best in Catagory..

Surprise suprise...My lil ole 1829 $2.5 AU55 got top honors. 2010 Registry Award Top ranked set in the NGC Registry for CAPPED HEAD QUARTER EAGLES, SMALL SIZE, 1829-1834 THIS ONE IS THE 1829 Quarter Eagle $2.5 Gonna buy me an extra martini tonight. Capt Brian To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

CaptBrian

CaptBrian

02/08/2011

 

Odd coins in the registry, and lost slots

Friends from Australia, trying to help but... HI Had one of our associates ask me to relieve myself of one of the foreign slots held by my coins, but I do have the coin and NGC has not yet made a slot for them. Sorry, I do want mine in the registry and was told nicely and understandably, "gotta wait" til prior request keyed in. Hope all you Aussies understand, workin' on it here. Capt Brian To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

CaptBrian

CaptBrian

10/28/2010

Acorns to Oaks, or should it be "coins in the fountain"?

Mint and Proof sets, a stack of them... Should they be graded? I have Proof sets, Eisenhower Dollars, dated 1776-1976 with the Kennedy half, and the usual shrapnel that accompanies them, [quarter, dime, nickel & penny]. A separate Eisenhower dollar 1973, a mint set 1/4, nickel, dime and two pennies, a 1970 Kennedy half, with 1/4, nickel, dime, one penny. A 1979 set with Kennedy, and an SBA dollar. [2 of those]. And 2 Eisenhower sets from 1973. All remain in the celophane envelopes an

CaptBrian

CaptBrian

07/31/2010