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  1. "Is it worth having your coins graded if you're not going to sell them?" There is no simple answer to this question and many times it comes down to personal preference/wants as opposed to value or worth. Both of the two coins you have asked about (1943 & 1961 Lincoln cents) are super common unless in the uber high MS grades of 67 or higher; so from a pure value standpoint its a waste of money to send in either of those two coins for grading unless you are confident that they could grade high enough. However many coins are sent in to the TPG's for grading that are/were never worth th
    11 points
  2. Just picked up these two. They are something that you very rarely see. Proof Irish pennies. They were struck as mint record coins. No record of their mintage, but likely only a few examples for each date.
    7 points
  3. Yeah, but the only downside is you can't see the coin.
    6 points
  4. I noticed Mac also has several different stickers. MAC finest, MAC rainbow, MAC deep proof, etc. I seen one coin on Ebay had MAC stickers all over it. Looked like the back windshield of a Volkswagen at a Grateful Dead concert. That's no lie either.
    6 points
  5. The plaque and coin arrived yesterday and they look great! Thank You again to NGC and congratulations to all the registry winners!
    6 points
  6. They lost their mind. If you notice on all the other coins they are trying to sell, most has MAC stickers on them. And way over priced. I'm gonna start slapping stickers on all mine. I'm gonna stick those scratch and sniff stickers on em though. That way at least you can get a pleasant smell out of them after ya get ripped off. I've not got the heart to do that to people tho.
    6 points
  7. CAC, MAC, Blast White, et al = it's all about the money. It's always been about the the money.
    6 points
  8. Conder101

    Rule of Thumb

    Remove the word "likely".
    6 points
  9. Snagged this piece recently. I had a 66+ in the slot already so it had to be the right 67 to replace it. Adding the 67-D moved my birth year set from #7 to #6. I was at #3 last year.
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  10. Here's another Washington for the collection. Not a good photo taker. Can't capture the true beauty of it. MS67
    5 points
  11. Coinbuf...... that is some EXCELLENT info you just supplied and explained to this member. Very well written and completely on point. Good job!!👍
    5 points
  12. MAC stickers have been around for a while now, I would not be surprised if there are some followers that have bought in to this sticker. I have a feeling that those that have may be in for a surprise when they go to sell these amazing treasures.
    5 points
  13. The color of the QE lights up the room.
    5 points
  14. I'm gettin better! 😊
    4 points
  15. If you want to preserve the coins for personal sentiment, consider buying high quality coin capsules from Wizard Coin Supply or other coin supply sellers. These will protect the coins from damage, and as well from tarnish, as the TPG holders. "Coin-tain" or similar capsules will cost a few cents each compared to $25 to $35 for "grading" from a TPG. With no present need for authentication or grading, why waste the money?
    4 points
  16. I just picked up another Cameo wheatie…………….I can't wait to see what it really looks like.
    4 points
  17. I like the comments section on the back of a PMG holder, for when they have something they want to include there. Might not be bad with a smaller hologram with NGC... but I don't like the stickers. 1 is enough. 2.would be quite annoying and distracting.
    4 points
  18. Conder101

    Rule of Thumb

    If you have to "talk yourself into buying" a particular coin.....don't do it. I have talked myself into buying several coins, and have always regretted it.
    4 points
  19. [I wouldn't be so harsh on Etsy. Our own Ratzie has endorsed its various offerings most enthusiastically.] 😉
    4 points
  20. That's Etsy level shystering.
    4 points
  21. GBrad

    Rule of Thumb

    I saw this thread the other night but decided to compile my thoughts before posting. With all due respect to newcomers (which we ALL were at one point) who enjoy this incredible hobby and have joined this forum to learn and progress in their numismatic skill set I submit the following: 1- A newcomer following a newcomer is like the blind following the blind.....it never works. 2- Indulge yourself in the tremendous amount of information available on the internet and you will learn more, and learn faster, than you ever imagined. 3- Newcomers, PLEASE listen to, and don't argue wi
    4 points
  22. Lem E

    Interesting CAC Copycat

    I just don’t see the coin collecting community being that gullible. PQ is one thing. GE is another. “ALMOST” doesn’t count in my book.
    4 points
  23. Hoghead515

    Rule of Thumb

    Here's one I learned to live by. If it sounds too good to be true then it is. Also never trust your lying eyes.
    4 points
  24. Yep. Right as good Kentucky whiskey ... or is that hard cider! Also, the coin is not MS-65. (opinion)
    3 points
  25. Moxie15

    Rule of Thumb

    I think we all understand the term so gives us one or two of your numismatic rules of thumb. Just to start it... 1. If it is being sold on TV it is likely overpriced 2. If you need to ask if it is a mint error it most likely isn't 3. If I own it it is not worth much
    3 points
  26. GoldFinger1969

    Apmex

    Apmex, MCM, Monex -- all pretty good.
    3 points
  27. Hopefully you could still see the coin...
    3 points
  28. Correct. Revenant knows what he is talking about. I saw a common Mint State 63 Morgan with a CAC sticker. That is the exact definition of 'greedy' and does nothing more than hurt the hobby by inflating a $40.00 coin to $60.00 or $80.00. "Pump and dump" (P&D) is a form of securities fraud that involves artificially inflating the price of an owned stock". Punishable by prison time if stocks are involved. Coins....nope, do as you please because there's no regulation on how high you can inflate a coin nor how many 'misleading' statements used to describe said coin.
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  29. 1893 Columbian Exposition "Michigan Building" From worldsfairchicago1893.com "THE MICHIGAN BUILDING.—Of all the State buildings on the Fair grounds none was more popular than the Michigan Building. Standing near the Fifty-seventh street entrance, its handsome front catching the eye of visitors, its doors always hospitably open, not to Michigan people alone but to the multitude, and its spacious rooms and luxurious appointments inviting all to their enjoyment, it was generally the resting place of an appreciative throng. The structure was one hundred by one hundred and fort
    3 points
  30. Hoghead515

    Interesting CAC Copycat

    I hope the hobby don't come down to sticker wars and everything gets way over priced. If people start paying those ridiculous prices and it makes the prices go way up on those low ball coins ill have to give up on the hobby. Surely to goodness it won't. Hope not anyways.
    3 points
  31. Was wondering the same thing. Some of the pricing isn't in their favor either. Why would the price of a coin be lower compared to other pricing guides with your sticker on it? Oh, wait that could be accurate.
    3 points
  32. Or pay the fee...
    3 points
  33. yes but only if u wish upon a star.......
    3 points
  34. Greed. Pure and simple.
    3 points
  35. Modwriter

    Rule of Thumb

    (Stands up) My name is Mike. I am not huckster. I do not buy or sell on Etsy. (Sits back down) 😉
    3 points
  36. Etsy isn’t a very reliable place for coins. There are lots of scams and inflated prices. I would look to a different source of information if I were you.
    3 points
  37. Kinda looks like it has been glued to something at one time or another. I could be wrong.
    3 points
  38. RWB

    CAC Education requested

    Are the removed stickers properly called "has beans?"
    3 points
  39. Best I can do.....sorry no curlicue 2....
    3 points
  40. RWB

    Rule of Thumb

    #1 Never shuck oysters while examining your proof coins. #2 Repeat #1.
    3 points
  41. I think you can play either 1817 or 1813 with this one🌞
    3 points
  42. Another great addition.
    3 points