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  1. It seems that some need a reminder of the guidelines accepted when creating an account here. Recently there has been an uptick in the number of unacceptable posts. As a result, there will be greater scrutiny of the material posted here. In summary, the following will not be tolerated: Political posts Mud Slinging Trolling Baiting Masking Inappropriate references (analogies, etc.) to significantly emotional topics such as Nazis, slavery, etc. Threads started explicitly to bash other members Hi-jacking of other people's threads in a way that stifles t
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  2. "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
  3. I have always wanted at least one nice example.
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  4. I prefer to call them "woke douchbags". They are the champions of free speech, as long as your speech agrees with their point of view. They are enlightened people versed in all subjects and they can prove this by mentioning they have an Art History degree from a big name school (and $200K in student loans and zero real world experience). The only thing they hate more than intolerance is people who have differing views and they want to crush them for these differing views. They believe that people don't pay enough in taxes, well other people. They believe in equality, as long as they get to dec
    10 points
  5. 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
    9 points
  6. Especially when they are ...dripping... with luster. I had to take a few more pix to ...try... to get the luster right. Didn't quite succeed. But it's a fave. I looked long and hard for a nice Pan-Pac half dollar.
    9 points
  7. I bought this MS64 just because I liked the color
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  8. 9 points
  9. Finally returned to working on my short set of WLH. Here's a mint state 66 fresh off the press in 41
    9 points
  10. Hinkle

    2020-W Weir Farm quarter

    Finally I find something with a "W" on it. Pretty shocked I found this. Now I need to find the others lol.
    8 points
  11. II filled a BIG HOLE today! 1893-S Morgan in XF45. I was SO nervous this had shipped USPS. I am thrilled with this! I got it online from SG Rare Coins in Hawthorne, NJ. Danielle there was great to work with. My next best Morgan is an MS64 1892-CC, so this one was certainly a stretch for me. I wanted the best I could for the 93-S. Now I only have 2 holes to fill: 89-CC and 93-CC. My registry is still missing a few images, but I do have 97 coins . I don't think I'm doing some of the specialties such as overdates and overmintmarks. Any thoughts on that? Any advice on pics...I'm not a ph
    8 points
  12. Sadly, I never got to know B. Max Mehl, as I was born in 1954 and he passed away in 1957. He was my grandmother's uncle and my grandmother was thrilled when she learned that I was a serious coin collector at a young age. Over the years, I have acquired a number of Mehl catalogs, checks and a poster from family members, as well as forum members. My most treasured remembrance of him and my grandmother is one I have posted about previously, but will mention it again now. This time, however, I will add a bit more information....My grandmother was born in 1909 and for her wedding gift, he
    8 points
  13. Some coins for my circulated type set I picked up recently
    8 points
  14. Holy c#@p, thank you very much! I fell in love with that Frankie! What a beauty! Thank you for the opportunity my friend! Btw, looking forward to checking out the numismatist. I love those old publications!
    8 points
  15. I posted this in in a different forum a few months ago but don't think I ever posted it here. According to the population reports, this is the only 1897-S Barber with a "PL" designation between NGC and the other TPG company. I'll admit that I fell in love with this coin, however, if anyone is able to provide feedback on this, please do. This absolutely includes criticism (constructive) because I'm constantly trying to learn as much as I can. Thank you.
    8 points
  16. In these difficult times I pray everyone comes together and wholesomeness prevails (from darkness towards light).
    8 points
  17. I was surprised with the 2017 slabs by my employer. If I'd been consulted in advance, I would have suggested 1817 halves... ☺
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  18. My two most recent. Those NGC slabs are just my favorites... and the dime ain't half bad, either.
    8 points
  19. Trying hard to take back first place - MY 1883 Proof Set Still @ #2 but not for long :-)
    8 points
  20. This one arrived yesterday, a dupe but an upgrade!
    8 points
  21. I looked at it for about 20 minutes and ended up seeing a 43 copper Lincoln.
    7 points
  22. The color of the QE lights up the room.
    7 points
  23. 7 points
  24. Well, lemme tell ya, I would love to find a treasure, just like the next person, but that is not why I am doing this. Because I LOVE it! That is why. I am gonna give you a succinct version of my testimony so asnot to keep you all day. My husband was killed in a wreck last April. (I don't Ned sympathy because I am at peace. My faith has not let me down yet.) My little boy went with his uncle to get a gun I had bought his daddy many years ago. Well, when they got there, it was gone. (That is another story so I'll leave it there) Inside the safe they found a bag of coins that my husband had
    7 points
  25. TWO RECENT UPGRADES to my Morgan collection (that's all I collect) 1880-O MS64 and 1896-O MS61. The marks and toning on the 96 bother me. I prefer white but the 96-O is SO tough to find in MS. I think I even overpaid at $1825.
    7 points
  26. Just picked up these two for my registry set.
    7 points
  27. This is the second year in a row that NGC’s generosity has completely caught me off guard. I never expected I would win a major registry award, much less two! This year, the set that represents the core of my collecting interests won the “Most Informative Custom Set” award, and I am beyond grateful. The NGC registry provides an invaluable platform for me to share my collection and passion for the history it represents. I have dedicated a good deal of time to building several custom sets with the intent to provide knowledge to interested collectors in an enjoyable format. The NGC comments provi
    7 points
  28. All my registry sets are 100 0/0 owned and all are NGC graded. I own a lot of certified coins and have never sold a coin in my 60 years plus collecting. Long before TPG's existence. My personal choice is, has and always be NGC and I say that because I have been collecting NGC certified since they first started. I think there will always be ways to cheat and manipulate the systems in place but I have always found true collectors to be truthful and honest people. I enjoy the banter and information from this forum but I tend to read and observe than take part. NGC has, by far, the best customer s
    7 points
  29. Smack in the middle of a roll of fresh 2020's! I feel like a 12 year old who just found a VDB :-)
    7 points
  30. Well I just talked to PCGS. They don't want to grade any more of your coins either. So there you go.
    7 points
  31. 1994 P 6FS MS67 NGC :-)
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  32. Woods020

    Corrosion

    What roll do you sneak 3 cent silvers in? I sincerely hope that most of us newbies know you are joking when you give advice. I would hope you would feel pretty bad if someone took if for real advice and ruined a coin they spent their money and time to acquire. Joking is all well and good, and I am by no means an authority on this hobby. However, make sure you qualify your jokes and sarcasm as just that, because those new to the hobby are totally at a loss and see this forum as a source of sage advice.
    7 points
  33. Here's an interesting NGC sample holder honoring the work of numismatist David W. Lange and his recognition by ANA. Very nice!
    7 points
  34. I have a David Lange slab also.
    7 points
  35. This thread has become too contentious and disruptive. Because the communication in this thread is not respectful and will likely lead to posting guidelines violations, this thread has been locked.
    7 points
  36. Another new Morgan. Hope I'm not boring everybody. I only do Morgans (and I hope I can stop after that). I COULD show pics of my first grandson instead :) This is now my most costly but not my favorite.
    7 points