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  1. I have always had good dealings with MCM, glad to have you aboard, Ashley.
  2. Resist the urge and just appreciate its brown loveliness.
  3. Those Libertads are beautiful. Now I am tempted to buy one at the coin show this weekend. Thanks for sharing your results and pictures, IMHO, you had a very good result and the turnaround time was excellent.
  4. I guess the old adage applies, if you don't like something, then don't bother with it. I am personally getting disgusted with the Canadian Mint because of their seemingly unlimited output of special issues and variations. So, I just don't buy anything from the RCM anymore.
  5. I completely agree with Just Bob's comments. It just mystifies me how adding a green sticker to a slab, simply confirming their further agreement with the grade, would add significant value to a coin. I guess its the principle of perceived value, a portion of the collecting community believing the additional evaluation confirming the originally granted grade is worth a premium. I guess it also implies the coins grade is not only solid but also is at the top end of all the coins of that grade.
  6. My Pittsburgh Area Numiez, the South Hills Coin Club of Bethel Park PA will be holding their 60th anniversary coin show on February 1st and 2nd. I believe it is important, even in the age of online auctions, to attend shows, even the smaller ones. By attending smaller shows and supporting their bourse, you are keeping many small part time dealers in the game and you are stimulating the local coin community. The South Hills Coin Club show will have approximately 40 dealers and will also have door prizes and other fun stuff throughout the 2 days. The Show hours are 1000-1700 on Saturday and 1000-1500 on Sunday. So if you're in beautiful Western Pennsylvania, jump on the Parkway and find yourself at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. I will be helping at the Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN) each day and our table will have free foreign coins, Beaver Falls Centennial medals, and Lincoln Cents for the younger ones. We will have a friendly handshake and lots of coin talk for us older ones. My partner Tom may also bring a display case with his awesome display of Swedish Plate Money. Cya There. Crowne Plaza Hotel 164 Fort Couch Rd Pittsburgh, PA 15241
  7. A very easy to understand explanation of a concept that always confuses non-collectors and newbies. Nice Job, looking forward to your other efforts.
  8. My Grandfather did not collect coins but I did inherit two Morgan Dollars and one Peace Dollar he kept in his desk. He passed away in the early 1970s. I cherish those coins to this day. You are truly blessed to have these legacies from your Great Grandfather and Grandfather.
  9. A clever manufacturer should design a safe that looks like a water heater. (:
  10. Mokiechan

    Coins for sale

    Hmmm. A nice well traveled example of an early issue in a popular series, what's not to like?
  11. That is a beauty and your set is very worthy of its recognition. Thank You for sharing.
  12. Excellent video, I am looking forward to watching the whole series.
  13. Just complaining about someones snarky response and you do the same?