THE WELSH DRAGON

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  1. I guess you can't say c.r.a.p. Ok.....holy cow!
  2. Holy , thank you! Finally, someone who thinks like me. I could not agree more!
  3. WINNER, WINNER, CHICKEN DINNER!!!! To answer your question, yes, it was listed as a 1945 through the whole process. This coin was one of the "mistakes" I was reassured that the graders would change and there was nothing I needed to do but just be patient. Now you, "coinsandmetals", know more about this coin than the "paid professional" that graded it. Sorry, I have no prizes to hand out. But I can give you one of these....
  4. Hello Everyone, I received my latest order from NGC two days ago with yet another mislabeled coin inside. This was the second time I trusted what customer service had told me, "the graders will catch the mistake". It is also the second time they did not catch it. Leaving them now with a perfect record of zero for 6. And as you probably already guessed they had entered my newest order with 4 mistakes again (not understanding that the "S" is very important when it comes to clad vs SILVER coins). So I went back to the old way, like the 15 or so times before, and I called in to ask for the corrections before they were missed again. That phone call was NOT fun in the least bit. Fun......humm.....ok, back to having fun. This is a picture of both sides of my latest headache. Can anyone out there guess when this coin was minted? I have two clues: 1) It is NOT the year NGC graded it at. 2) Queen Elizabeth wasn't put on coins until the year 1953. (What makes it funny is that this is true in like 35 countries!!!)
  5. 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!
  6. 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
  7. THE WELSH DRAGON

    Older and Wiser

    Awesome entry! Really made me think about my ways of buying.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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".
  11. THE WELSH DRAGON

    RMW Collection

    Was 1719 before or after steam?