THE WELSH DRAGON

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  1. What an awesome topic! I am a huge fan of Tesla! The man was born too far ahead of his time. Very few people understood him, and many mistreated him. I know this is a coin journal but I just can't resist adding the words of another "Tesla" I love. Tesla the rock band. And they speak to me in their own way. Here are the words to their famous song "Edison's Medicine"...... You're guilty of crime in the first degree, Second and third as well. My jury finds you'll be serving your time When you go straight to hell. 'Cause he was Lord of the Lightning, Though "socially frightening", But never out to sell. Their nickels and pence Meant more than did sense, And not the sensible thing. Nor did the man outta time, man outta time. Thought you was crazy, you was one of a kind. Man outta time, man outta time. All along, world was wrong, you was right. All that he saw, all he conceived, They just could not believe. Steinmetz and Twain were friends that remained, Along with number three. He was electromagnetic, completely kinetic, "New Wizard of the West." But they swindled and whined that he wasn't our kind, And said Edison knew best. He was the man outta time, man outta time. Thought you was crazy, you was one of a kind. Man outta time, man outta time. Said you was outta your mind! You took a shot and it did you in. Edison's medicine. You played your cards, but you couldn't win. Edison's medicine. I spent twelve years of hard time, More like the best years of my life. Never heard or read a single word About "the man" and his "wicked mind." They'll sell you on Marconi. Familiar, but a phony. Story goes they sold their souls And swore that you'd never know. About the man outta time, man outta time. Thought you was crazy, you was one of a kind. Man outta time, man outta time. Swore you was outta your mind! You took a shot and it did you in. Edison's medicine. You played your cards, but you couldn't win. Edison's medicine. You took a shot and it did you in. Edison's medicine. You played your cards, but you couldn't win. Edison's medicine. I know I will probably get a lot of blow back from this, but when people talk about Edison and his work it makes me physically sick!
  2. Kohaku, Your custom set is truly amazing! I am guilty of not taking more time to look at custom sets, and I fear that is the case for many in the collector's society. I can not even imagine the time you have invested in your Roman set. Your love for that time period and for collecting deserves everyone's attention. Welsh Dragon
  3. THE WELSH DRAGON

    Older and Wiser

    Awesome entry! Really made me think about my ways of buying.
  4. THE WELSH DRAGON

    RMW Collection

    RMW, I'm horrible at grading copper, just take a look at my Farthing sets. But if I was to take a poke at it I would say MS64.
  5. THE WELSH DRAGON

    RMW Collection

    I think it's safe to say that I'll never get this grading thing figured out. Your piece has amazing surfaces. And given that NGC grades on that the most, I was leaning towards a 66 at first. And then to see that this was made about 80 years before steam, I thought the strike was also amazing. But I did see the shinny spots that I considered as some wear. So I dropped my guess to a 65. The only thing left that I was thinking of was eye appeal. And when you compare it to many other pieces (including the piece you've added to this post), the eye appeal is also amazing.
  6. THE WELSH DRAGON

    RMW Collection

    I should have known better. I guessed MS65 based on what I would have given it, but I should have known to knock off a couple marks to accommodate for the "NGC factor".
  7. THE WELSH DRAGON

    RMW Collection

    Was 1719 before or after steam?
  8. jackson64, Yes, I remember your post. And I thought about your post often as I was dealing with all these orders that were coming back like this. I did want to write you and ask if yours were in different orders or were they in the same order like mine? Not that them being in different orders makes it ok, but when they are right in a row and in the same order then it makes it look like they are doing it on purpose. Your thoughts?
  9. Hello Everyone, Thank you for all the great comments. I just wanted to make sure I clarified the original reason for the post. Although I have had numerous problems with labeling and other issues, this post was to address the mounting issue. If you look at the pics you will see that the 4 coins pictured were graded and stabbed in order and yet you can see that 3 were mounted forward and one was mounted backwards. I'm sure that you will agree that there is no reason to do this and it makes no sense.
  10. Man, you sure know a lot about this. I would love to do more research on the coins I collect, but between my training (powerlifting) and my two girls I have very little free time. You sure do good on your grades. I do cartwheels when I get a 66, and it looks like that's your lowest grade. Both the 1924 and the 1909 are nothing but 66's and 67's! I would say I like the 1924 set better but I can't because my grandfather was born in 1909 (he came here from Wales) and that year will always be first for me. Oh, I know what I wanted to ask. If all the maundy sets after 1947 are .925 silver then why don't NGC put an "S" on the label in front of the 1P, 2P, 3P, & 4P?