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About this journal

Finally I managed to figure out this new journal, which is quite confusing, whoever thought of this to replace the old one? Lol.

Onwards with the entries!

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Confusing NGC info

Can anyone explain all the different NGC awards? Or is there a page somewhere? What's the difference between the blue and the red awards?

ilLOminatus

ilLOminatus

04/16/2019

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04/16/2019

 

First post of 2018!

Finally managed to figure out this "new" journal, and here we go: Things happening in 2017: Completed Japan 1000-Yen Proof set, huzzah! Added and won 13 first ranked sets to my collection, yay! Should have been 14 if I hadn't been lazy in entering the last Australia Stock Horse set Should have been more than 14 had I known that 7 January 2018 was the date NGC distributed awards (need to pay more attention), not the deadline for award submissions, lol? Lost

ilLOminatus

ilLOminatus

02/19/2018

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03/22/2018

 

Insanity at the Mints

How crazy are the mints? This journal is posted with the context of modern silver bullion coin issues Not content with just a regular version of the normal coin, I am calling out the mints by the amount and varieties of bullion coins they make in a given year. 1. BU (brilliant uncirculated) or MS (Mint State) or business strikes 2. Proof strikes 3. Privy Marks 4. Burnished 5. Reverse Proof 6. Hologram 7. Colored 8. Gilded 9. Micro Engraved 10. Non-round shaped coins 11

ilLOminatus

ilLOminatus

01/12/2017

 

A Game That People Pay

Happy New Year 2017! Happy New Year 2017! It looks like it is going to be an exciting year for modern silver collector like me, with mints around the world racing to release as many varieties of their main coin series as possible. Cue in the RCM, with a record issue of privy marked maple leaves released (at least 8) in 2016. Seems that if you can think about it, they will privy mark it on their maple! So let's see what they are going to stamp this year. Which brings me back to the title of t

ilLOminatus

ilLOminatus

01/06/2017

 

My First Journal 21 Dec 2016

The mints of the world and their silver 1 oz coins My main coin collecting theme is world modern 1 oz ASW coins, which arguably was started by the US Mint 1986 Silver Eagle, followed by the Perth Mint, RCM, RAM, China Mint, Russia Mint, Pobjoy Mint, etc. soon after. Older series like the Mexican Onza existed before but those coins were of inferior strikes which they then transformed to the Libertad series. After the success of these major bullion programs, private mints and smaller nations f

ilLOminatus

ilLOminatus

12/21/2016