Catbert

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About Catbert

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    Talkative?

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    The same profession as practiced by my Dilbert cartoon avatar, although I try not to be evil ; )
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    Living it up in SC
  1. I am glad of this announced flexibility and applaud the decision!
  2. Old holders containing copper coins generally receive a premium when sold. Take that into account before you reholder.
  3. I consider the hype to be a reflection on the seller and would diminish my interest in the coin.
  4. What recommendations do members here have as an alternative for those who wish to display both holders in a custom set? I never gave a rat's petoot for registry points, just want a home to display and share my interests.
  5. Is 10% over 3 years a free fall? Certainly a decline based upon that index, but seems gradual and not dramatic.
  6. I really enjoyed your story and your dedication to this great series. You've shown that collecting can be a journey of discovery and joy. I love your enthusiasm!
  7. In the context of grade inflation (as per the OP's point), I maintain that there is no difference between the two and think the OP's point is therefore undermined.
  8. I found this thread somewhat amusing because the OP appears to be bothered by marketing slogans. Here's how NGC describes themselves: When Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) was founded in 1987, it heralded the introduction of a new standard of integrity in coin grading. From the beginning, NGC has remained focused on grading collectible coins, tokens and medals accurately, consistently and impartially. As the company has grown to become the leading and largest third-party coin grading service, it has maintained a steadfast and uncompromising commitment to these ideals. The knowledge, integrity and dedication of NGC's team of numismatic professionals ensure a level of grading consistency unparalleled among grading services. This record of consistency, built over the years, has helped to foster greater stability throughout the collectible coin marketplace. If we acknowledge the evolution of grading, would the OP be just as upset with NGC's assertion of uncompromising commitment to consistency and accuracy since 1987? It's just words, words......
  9. BRG - I really like the medals. Cool that the horse is downward looking and neatly fits the rim curve of the medal. <3
  10. Crohn's disease, not krones. Nasty no cure disease.
  11. At the risk of being accused of projection, I would say that the majority are influenced (even slightly) by the designation (+, *, CAC, holder brand) whether they care to admit it or not.
  12. As I thought about the OP's question, I was challenged to identify something that bothered me much about our terrific hobby. The only thing that comes to mind are my dislike of the white prongs in the NGC holder. They are a distraction for my eye, in hand and when viewing photos. A worry versus a peeve is that I'm concerned that the hobby will slowly die since our youth (in large enough numbers) will not continue our hobby given their apparent lack of interest. I believe this to be exacerbated due to our continued stagnant economy.