Golden oldies, arrived today.

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CaptBrian

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Well, maybe not so old, but certainly gold.

Today two boxes of stuff arrived and I am just now opening it. I can only put one picture in here (because I do not know how to add in several) and I'm like a kid at Christmas.

Here is the Low Down: 44 coins in, 24 coins out, and a bunch of bank wires. Had to stash all the stuff at banks in the Carolinas and Texas until I got home.

A 4 coin set of Edmund C Moy 38th Director of the U.S. Mint 2002 W PR70DCAM Gold Eagles, (4 coins), PCGS.

Two 2014 Eagles, a G$50 MS70, and $25 MS70 NGC.

1988 G$25 MS70, 1996 G$25 MS70 and 2001 G$25 PF70 ULTRA CAM.

1988 -2003 $10 GAE PF70

1996-W G$25 PCGS PR70DCAM EAGLE

1993-P 4 COIN SET PCGS PR69DCAM SET U.S. MINT DIRECTOR SIGNATURE SERIES PHILIP DIEHL.

2012 W EAGLE G425 PF70 ULTRA CAMEO

2012 W EAGLE G$10 EARLY RELEASES PF70 ULTRA CAMEO

2012 W EAGLE G$25 PF70 ULTRA CAMEO

2012 W EAGLE 4 COIN SET G$50, 25 10 AND $5 PF70 ULTRA CAMEO

" " " " " " " " " " " " " " NOT MATCHING...

1987 $25 GAE PF 70 BUT!!! IT IS LISTED ON LABEL AS 1997. AND IT IS THE ROMAN NUMERAL COIN SO NICE VALUE. HARD TO FIGURE PRICE.

1996 $25 GAE PF70

1997 " " (2)

2001 " "

1996 $5 GAE MS70

1999 $5 GAE PF70 ULTRA CAMEO

1990 $50 GAE PF70

2000 $5 GAE PF70

2001 GAE SET MS 70

These coins are the result of going to myriad coin shows, I won't say hundreds of pawn shops and coin stores, but a lot. I like to hit one city, use my phone to find a list of existing coin dealers and shops. Also do the same thing for coin shows. I have an app which shows local coin shows. Just put in the zip code and it searches in a circle of miles input by me.

The big thing is to call before you head out. Last trip, forgetting the rule, I drove via the GPS directions and got to a shop and spend some time there.

When I finished, out in the parking lot asked my phone again, and off I went to a location that had closed up just days before. Then I asked again, and drove to the third location and unreal, it was in the same shopping center of the first one.

Can you imagine the chances? Well, after running around the truck 20 times as a penalty for not following my own rules, the day was over and off we went to the motel for the night.

Once in Texas, the GPS system I was using, WAZE, took me in a big 12 mile circle. Rule #2, look at the route your GPS is suggesting.

Anyway, we are having a ball as fuel prices drop it makes it easier.

Another bit of advice. If you are going to go hunt as we have done, make a map of your relatives so you can avoid motel bills when possible. Be sure to ask relatives for $50 so you can get home and they won't expect you to pay for the dinner they suggested we go celebrate our meeting after such a long time.

I hope you all are finding your stuff as you search.

This last trip was a real nightmare as Helen was sick, but she is almost recovered now. About 90%. She will be okay for the cruise in a few days.

HAVE FUN

Capt. Brian

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