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    Over 1000 coins sent to NGC from me. ---- Never a switch out on a coin!! Some worth $10 + and many top pops worth over $1000 each. I do trust their honesty and respect them for their true grading!! Rick
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    This important medal almost didn't exist, and then it won an award in 1759. I wrote an article about it: http://www.dmrarecoins.com/goree-taken.php
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    Middlesex 1150 by Westwood.
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    P.S. --- I like their holder as well ---- NGC ===
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    Just Bob

    I used to be concerned

    I am of the opinion that most registry players who chase "top pops," so that they can have the number one set, are not concerned about whether or not they will recoup their investment when they decide to sell. Either that, or they do not understand the concept of supply and demand. They either don't realize or don't care that, by paying exorbitant prices for a common (mintage-wise) coin, they are giving others incentive to send their raw, pristine coins in for grading, thus increasing the population of high grade coins, and thereby lowering the price of these coins. This is not a put-down of registry set owners, or people who pay a lot for their coins. Many people, myself included, do not collect with the intention of turning a profit. More than once, I have paid extra for a newly discovered piece, only to see prices fall when the rest of the "hoard" was sold. C'est la vie.
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    Just Bob


    It is amazing to me that some people think that members of a coin website know nothing about coins.
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    At least 3 out of 4 of these are fakes....
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    I agree it is the same coin in both pictures. Different lighting which causes different features to be "highlighted". But if you look carefully you can see the same marks on both coins such as the pit in the cheekbone and the three dentical hit marks in the right field behind the neck (and there are other marks as well). Same marks in the same place on both coins. So once again we have someone making the claim of a switched coin but his own evidence shows it wasn't switched. And unless this is some rare variety that I don't know about it looks like he paid $30 or so to slab a coin that's worth $1.
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    That appears to be the same coin photographed under different lighting.
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    There have been claims like that off and on for years. Usually there is no good evidence, I can recall at least one case where it was true. Not because they were trying to keep the guys coin, but because a shipment got sent to the wrong person. The error was quickly corrected and the coins returned to the proper owners. Frankly I am always skeptical of such claims because I can't see a multi million dollar business whose reputation is based on faith to risk that to steal a coin worth a few hundred or even thousands.
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    Just Bob

    Silver three cent dating question

    That is an 1859. Compare the top of the "5" on yours with the top of the "6" on this coin: (picture compliments of our host)
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    One of my favorite world gold coins, and U.S. medal. Neat stuff everyone, keep them coming... 😁
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    Interesting collecting goals, this is my latest addition, they only come ever 4-5 years now as the remaining holes are very tough. I also have an affinity for Classic Head half eagles as I like the design, short series and underappreciated (dare I say completely ignored) by collectors. Also attached the last one of those I got (I think that was the last one I got )
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    Here is an original 5 marks coin, and a modern silver round that utilizes the same design. (mostly)
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    Last 3 tokens from my most recent batch submitted to NGC. Pictures by JKCoins Somersetshire Bath DH 4 from Bill McKivor NGC Graded this 64BN Warwickshire Stratford DH 320a from eBay NGC Graded this 64RB Warwickshire Stratford DH 325 from eBay (same seller as the previous) NGC Graded this 61BN
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    For the love of copper

    Been forever since I logged into this site, one I've always liked.
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    Worth grading?

    Ahhh.....I did not realize that they were the same coin....in reviewing the pictures, I can see the same spotting on both sets of photos. Sorry I missed that before. First off, if you are considering submitting a common coin with the goal of making it more valuable, you need to look at price guides and figure out what grade level you would need to reasonably hit to make the cost of grading worthwhile. In looking at the NGC Price Guide for a 1959 Lincoln Cent, that level is MS 67. After establishing that, I try to look at the strike, the surfaces and the number of marks on the coin. For a 67 level, you would need to have no spotting, first of all. Secondly, your coin would need to be reasonably free from bag marks. The obverse of your coin has several small bag marks scattered across Lincoln but the one that really would deter me from grading your 1959 cent is on the E in One....there are two very pronounced, deep gouges on there. As far as strike, your looks pretty average, but it's so hard to tell on these 1950's and 1960's Lincolns as the master hubs for the obverse were so worn by 1959 that there is a considerable loss of detail just from that. If I were to submit a 1959 Lincoln for grading, it would have to have no spotting, very few and very small bag marks with no gouges, and amazing color and luster. As I said before 1959 Lincolns are just so common in almost all grades that it would have to be a very special piece to make the cost worthwhile as they are so available in nice condition. Your coin is a nice coin, but it's not one that stands out from the large crowd of Mint State 1959 Lincoln Cents enough for me to consider rolling the dice on. However, every coin is different and there are some dates and varieties which are worth grading at an MS 64 or 65 grading level. I hope that this was of at least some help to you.
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    1947 S/S I like my silver era coins to be white!!!
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    Hi Karen, I hope not. I am not sending coins to be RIPPED off! Its work finding rare coins and these coin companies should screen there people. You don't get to charge high prices and then have your coins ripped off. It is why I take pictures of my coins as well. I am new at this but I will not, will not be taken advantage of. That person stole to sell or auction the coin for him or herself. Now I am wondering should I be apart of any coin grading company. Thanks Lee
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    Three years ago I posted coins from a 41-D roll which had beautiful rainbow toning. Well, here is the first coin from a 40-D roll with similar toning, perhaps a bit darker, but with lots of green, which I really like. Let me know what you all think! I'll post a few more later.
  21. 1 point
    Just Bob

    Removing Verdigris

    I can't take credit for that idea. I learned that from two seasoned collectors, Conder101 , who I quoted above, and another poster who went by "michael." (if you go back and read older posts, his avatar was Pikachu. He didn't use punctuation or capitalization, but he was very knowledgeable. When I came back to these boards, I noticed that he was no longer here. I have often wondered what happened to him.)
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    Ultra, ultra high relief cast ingot. Qualifies as unusual right ?
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    Just Bob

    New collector

    I would start by listing them on the Marketplace Forum, or perhaps on Ebay. If you don't want to list them on Ebay yourself, you might be able to find someone on here who would be willing to sell them for you on consignment. I definitely would not recommend a pawn shop. If you have a local coin dealer, you might take a book by there, and get some opinions or possibly an offer from them.
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    Middlesex 41 Very thick Penny size token.