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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Thank you Ali and the rest of the registry team for removing this slot per your PM!
  4. 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.
  5. I was surprised that they sticker these, since I consider them world coins:
  6. Heritage runs a good business -- it gets plenty of action from me and is a great resource for research.
  7. 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:
  8. 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.
  9. Check the NGC price guide, My cost was closer to VF than XF..
  10. 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.
  11. 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?
  12. jgenn

    Looking for Some Feedback

    I think it's unlikely that anyone would get fooled unless the seller was deliberately misrepresenting the nature of the fantasy issue to a new collector. Otherwise, who would buy that type of coin with zero knowledge of the series that the fantasy represents? Two points: it is important to recognize how today's technology, coupled with a skilled individual, and period appropriate equipment, can reproduce such a good copy of an original (please, Dan, continue to use your powers for good ;). And the artistry of his unique pieces are really outstanding -- he is quite an accomplished designer.
  13. They are of significance because they are a die identifier and a diagnostic of the die state which may be of interest to collectors of certain coins. For the great majority of coins, it will not add value. Hopefully, you can enjoy its relative uniqueness, compared to the rest of the population, without caring about whether it has any extra value.
  14. To answer your question: "New Silver Good or Bad Idea?" I would say it really doesn't matter -- current mint (US or others) precious metal output for collectors will not have much of a difference in numismatic value no matter what % of precious metal content they want to play with. They will always be worth the bullion content when sold, assuming you can get someone to pay the spot price, plus whatever premium you can convince the buyer to pay for. You can assume the premium will stay as high as the day you buy it but you really won't know until you try to sell it. But of course, collect what makes you happy. I have a few modern mint products that I like because they have designs that appeal to me and I know I probably will lose some money when I eventually sell them but I'm Ok with that. But is that the lesson you want your kids to learn?
  15. I have a collection of coins featuring my sport.