Desert Gold

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  1. Would it be possible to to include the 1871 countermark coins in the existing set titled "Countermarked Coinage, 1887, Complete Circulation Issues " and retitle the set as ""Countermarked Coinage, Complete Circulation Issues "?
  2. Can you please create a new registry set for (1871) AZORES & TERCEIRA ISLAND countermark coins? My coins for this set include: 2837976-010 2837976-011 2830894-026 Thanks.
  3. NGC states on their website that “The World Coin Price Guide was independently compiled by Active Interest Media’s NumisMaster. In some cases, NGC has made adjustments or edits to the prices, descriptions and specifications. NGC makes the World Coin Price Guide available to its website visitors as a free service, but in no way does the information provided represent NGC’s official opinion or policy.” The World Coin Price Guide was previously based on the prices that were given in the Standard Catalog of World Coins (SCWC), which was published by Krause Publications. According to Wikipedia, “In June 2019 the assets of F+W were sold at bankruptcy auctions. The book publishing assets and Krause brand were acquired by Penguin Random House. The magazines were dispersed; Numismatic News, for instance, was acquired by Active Interest Media.” So I have a few questions: 1) Are the prices for world coins currently being updated in the NGC World Coin Price Guide? 2) Does Active Interest Media have the expertise required to compile the prices of world coins? Their website can be found at, but I don’t see any references to the area of coins on this website. 3) If Active Interest Media develops a database for world coin prices, then do you think they may also develop a world coin catalog along the lines of the SCWC? It sounds like the SCWC might now belong to Penguin Random House. It would be nice if someone continued publishing the SCWC.
  4. I have really enjoyed participating in the NGC US coin registry over the years. NGC has made a lot of great changes to the registry over the years and I really appreciate your efforts. Now that I am starting to participate in the world coin registry I would like to make the following suggestion. In the rules for the competitive awards it states that: Awards will be presented in the following major categories: The TEN Best CLASSIC Sets: US or World Sets, 1792-1964 I can understand why NGC would want want to start the US sets at 1792, however, many world coins date back much earlier than this so it seems like a start date of 1600 or 1700 might be more appropriate. Maybe this requirement could be restated as: The TEN Best CLASSIC Sets: US (1792-1964) or World Sets (1600-1964) I would be interested in hear what other people think about this suggestion. Thanks for your consideration in this matter.