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  1. The graders are not responsible for typing up the label. There is a separate QC at the end of the process but apparently it doesn't involve looking at the labels.
  2. jgenn

    Is this a coin or a medal?

    I'm sorry if my post seems too critical. I own some modern commemoratives too and realize that it's a popular collecting area. Let me just close by saying that actual daalders from the 16th and 17th centuries are not difficult to find.
  3. jgenn

    Is this a coin or a medal?

    You probably don't want to hear my opinion because I don't consider any mint issue that wasn't intended for actual circulation (or proof strike made during the production of a coin intended for circulation) to be a coin. Restrikes, replicas and non-circulating commemoratives all fall into the non-coin category for me. There are, of course, official definitions for coins but I think these just serve the mints that make money by repackaging bullion for collectors and the TPGs that make money grading these things. I don't collect medals but I imagine they have a definition that doesn't automatically include non-coins. That place in-between coins and medals I just call "tokens".
  4. Maybe I could answer some of your questions, but it is very difficult to understand what you have written. Do you have some specific question about competitive set awards or custom set awards or journal awards?
  5. jgenn

    I Am Honored

    The power of the written word magnified by the world wide web! It's so wonderful to hear about the dissemination of positive journaling in this time of rampant fake news.
  6. jgenn

    National Money Show Musings.

    Great show write-up. Thanks for sharing and it sounds like you had fun being a host, too. I imagine you would have found the NGC vs. PCGS ratio for world coins to be different. I usually see more of the former than the latter in the shows I go to.
  7. Thank you Ali and the rest of the registry team for removing this slot per your PM!
  8. Please remove the slot in the Charles III, 8 Reales, Pillar Type (1760-1771), Circulation Issue, registry set for 1760/59MO MM "CAROLUS III/FERDIN VI", Coin ID 148675. Although it is listed in the KP Standard Coins of the World under KM# 105, I do not believe it actually exists. It is not listed in the primary references for this type (Calbeto, Elizondo, Gilboy). The Isaac Rudman collection did not have one, there are no examples in either the NGC census or PCGS census and I haven't found any auction results. Mike Dunigan did not know of an example when I spoke with him at the USMex convention last year. I understand that NGC will review certain varieties and remove them from registry set listings if they are too difficult to acquire and I believe this one is impossible to acquire.
  9. I was surprised that they sticker these, since I consider them world coins:
  10. Heritage runs a good business -- it gets plenty of action from me and is a great resource for research.
  11. The first that I remember was a steel cent for my Whitman folder, quiet a few decades ago, from a coin shop that had a display case with shelves that you could rotate with a push of a button. That coin, including the folder, was given to a potential young numismatic many years ago. The coin that got me back into collection was this one:
  12. It looks good enough to get slabbed -- XF or low AU but possibly cleaned. These are tricky to authenticate but there's a lot of information on other forums about what to look for. And there is a great book about counterfeits of this series.
  13. Check the NGC price guide, My cost was closer to VF than XF..
  14. Good to hear that you got your money back. Between your first post and my response I happened to buy my first Hong Kong dollar which is why I was interested in yours.
  15. Sorry, I didn't see this when it was posted. I don't see any obvious issues but the wear has greatly reduced some of the design elements. Did you sent it to NGC?