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  1. 8 points
    Buffalo Head

    A shout out to NGC

    I am Buffalohead here on this forum and on the pcgs forum I an Crazyhounddog. Unfortunately our home was burn to the ground in the “Campfire” in, Paradise, California. We lost everything. I have a large collection of coins that were stored in a 2000 degree rated safe. They didn’t burn but the plastic did melt and stuck fast to my coins. NGC and PCGS has offered to reholder my coins free of charge. This was a gift I am so grateful to receive I can not put it into words how much I appreciated this wonderful gift. My standout buffalo nickel was in the mix, a 1921 toned beauty, and I could not bear the thought of losing it. I took my entire collection to the FUN show in Florida and turned them all over to my man, Paul Sandler, at NGC. I can’t speak for Paul but I feel like I’ve made a new friend. He is without question a very good man that I’d like to know better. Back to my story. I just received a call from my man, Paul that all of my coins made it without any problems. After I hung the phone up I did something I haven’t done in years, a happy dance Heres a pic of my safe when I finally got it to open. It took me over an hour to get the tumblers to drop in place for the door to open. Thank you NGC and thank you, Paul, for keeping me informed all along the way. Here’s a pic....
  2. 6 points
    The seller is fairly new to eBay, six sales under his belt. He is from India. He ended up offering to refund half the grading cost $20 (grading and submission fee is $40), which I accepted. No negative feedback. I wanted to try out NGC's scratch free holders, mentioned in another thread, so I will try it out on this one. Damage can happen anytime and it's the sellers responsibility to package it correctly, which he did not. I hope that he learns from this and does better in the future. I wanted the coin - even with the large chip in the holder - it was more a matter of principle for me.
  3. 5 points

    Bidding in a Coin Auction

    The anticipation before an auction is absolutely killer. I've been watching this coin for a month or two. I've fully researched it. I have Mark Feld's thumbs-up. I have a price in mind. I sent a huge consignment to auction to help pay for this coin. Finally, the day is here. I'm watching the evening, getting a feel for how hot the market is. At the last minute, someone places a strong pre-auction bid for the coin I want. But, they don't know I'm lurking, waiting, watching. They don't know that I am going to win. As the lots tick down, I'm getting a feel for the market. Is it strong? Are prices running high? Is there a lot of action? The time gets close.... we're only a few minutes away from my coin. My adrenaline starts to rise. Jennifer the auctioneer is calling out her lots in that sing-song cadence she has. Minute by minute, lot by lot, we get closer and closer. Lot 19, 36 thousand. Lot 20, 8 thousand. Mine is lot 85. Getting so close. Lot 21, 46 thousand. Are you all done? Final warning, It's last call, and sold. And so it goes. Finally, my lot comes up. It starts at $5500. I have a bid at 6. Someone else really wants this coin. You have been outbid, bid again? Yes. 7 thousand. Back to you? Back and forth it goes. Eight Thousand. Cut bid! Maybe they're done? $8500. I'll bid one more time. And they bid again as well. Damn. That was my limit, and I can't chase it to the moon, as much as I want to. I lost. That really, really sucks.... I was more excited about this coin than I've been in a really long time. To see the coin I lost, take a look here: http:// https://coins.ha.com/itm/territorial-gold/-1842-50-g-1-a-bechtler-dollar-27g-21c-plain-edge-ms62-prooflike-ngc-k-24-r3/a/1292-3985.s?ic2=mytracked-lotspage-lotlinks-12202013&tab=MyTrackedLots-101116
  4. 5 points
    The book, by all indications, isn't real. If it was, I'd totally buy a copy.
  5. 5 points
    I won this one from recent Heritage sale
  6. 5 points
    Nice upgrades Mike.
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  8. 4 points
    Buffalo Head

    A huge thank you NGC & NCS

    You guys have no idea how uplifting this is for myself. I thank NGC with heart in hand. Happy hunting, Joe
  9. 4 points
    Just bought my first Saint Gaudens. Birthday present to myself. I've wanted one for a long time.
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  11. 3 points
    ^^^This ^^^ Had an interesting thing happen once at Heritage. The page jumped on my I-Phone just as I was hitting the "buy it now button". I received a confirmation e-mail for a coin that was more than my annual income. Needless to say, I about soiled myself but Heritage fixed it and sent me the proper one.
  12. 3 points

    Post your most recent acquisition: US

    Another book,leather embossed with stamps, to add to my Early Classic Commemorative series:
  13. 3 points
    Agreed. It IS ridiculous. Why does PCGS get off the hook for doing this, but NGC gets beat up for it? And I think those of us who are happy here are tired of hearing this same old unjustified complaint. NGC had good reasons for disallowing PCGS coins in the Registry. I read Mark Salzberg's letter on this issue and I agree with him completely on the reasoning behind the decision. It's more fair to those of us who only pursue NGC graded coins. If you don't like it and want to sell all of your coins and quit, please just go ahead and do it. Quit complaining about this and let those of us who enjoy the NGC Registry enjoy it in peace.
  14. 3 points
    Fortunately, Heritage's Director of Numismatics saw my post (not on this forum, obviously) and had the catalog team check for it and that's where it was found. Thanks Sarah!
  15. 3 points
    Here’s a very pretty Buff I picked up at the fun show. This true view really doesn’t cut it. The coin is much more vibrant in hand. I bought this piece from, Andy @ “Angel Dee’s” A very good friend of mine. Thanks for looking, CHD
  16. 2 points
    Buffalo Head

    A huge thank you NGC & NCS

    I cannot thank NGC & NCS enough for the amazing job they did reholdering my NGC graded coins. Words are not enough to express my gratitude ❤️. Paul Sandler is probably one of the nicest people I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. I like to think of him as a new friend and he feels the same way about me. Over this tragedy comes a bright shining light in the form of my entire collection being reholdered with just a couple of down grades on a couple of modern coins I owned. That doesn’t even faze me from this cloud I’m on to have my collection back to me just the way I remembered it before the fire that turned our lives upside down. Heres an article in case you missed it. https://www.ngccoin.com/news/article/7170/ Thank you guys so much for the help. Joseph Best, aka Crazyhounddog and Family ❤️
  17. 2 points

    A huge thank you NGC & NCS

    Hey Joe! You are so very welcome, my friend! I too was very happy with the results, as it really looked like it could have gone either way in the beginning. It was so great meeting you and your son at the FUN show, and I know everyone else from NGC that ya'll spoke to really enjoyed chatting with you guys as well. I sincerely hope the rest of your certified coin collection fares just as well as your NGC-certified material! Paul
  18. 2 points
  19. 2 points
    Buffalo Head

    A shout out to NGC

    It will take years to rebuild in my old town. They have made a mess of the cleanup along with the EPA up there plugging the soil for contamination it could take forever, who knows. We are still struggling with that decision. We have lived in that town in that house for 30 years and when I went back for the first time after the fire I missed my turn onto my own street. That’s how different it looks with the trees gone and the structures burned to the ground, just leveled. So rebuilding our homes, business in that town is still very much up in the air. We have leased another house to live in for a year but it’s still about an hour away from ground zero. We are a strong crew so we will overcome this tragedy in time. Thank you for asking. So, to you NGC, Paul Sandler and this entire forum for the help, well wishes and prayers a very heartfelt thank you. Joe and Family
  20. 2 points
    Buffalo Head

    A shout out to NGC

    Thanks for the dance there buddy
  21. 2 points
    how ridiculous. NGC does the same thing PCGS has always done by excluding a competitors coins and your mad at NGC and decide to just go with PCGS? Lets say Mcdonalds says you can't bring Burger King food into their store, you don't get mad. Burger King allows you to bring a competitors food into their restraurant and then a few years laters doesnt allow it, you get mad at them......sure ok!
  22. 2 points
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  24. 2 points
    A couple of upgrades to my 1883 Proof Cameo Set
  25. 2 points