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  1. Just thought I would try to catch up with folks. I have been away for awhile as many of you know. Health reasons. My tests are finally in the normal + range. But in February I had my 4th back surgery which left me much worse off than what I went in as. But in July we got my next hobby to keep me waking up for something to do each day, being disabled and retired, in no particular order, and waiting for Mrs. to retire in 1 1/2 yrs. It is a 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme with matching numbers and near original interior 84,000 miles. We owned one when we got married in 1973 and miss it since then. Looked for nearly 9 yrs to find one in good shape. Being an ex auto mechanic, had to dig out the Motors and Chilton's to refresh on some things. Was embarrassed to admit it but I have forgotten more than I can ever remember. But none the less, I am pressing on. I am hoping my Competitive Isle of Man cats gets some attention for this years awards as well as my custom cats of the world, or others, especially the Snow Leopards. Hope my old followers will follow me again, as I will follow you as well.
  2. Done both of those. Only was able to upload in comment section
  3. Can't get photos to upload, Why?
  4. Will try to add photos again
  5. Don't know why photo wasn't uploaded, maybe that's whats altered.
  6. Got this back from grading. Bought it from the Mint. Called NGC to find out what this meant. Got a gal who read a prepared sentence. I called the mint to see if they had done something to this coin, and they say no, can't be responsible for coins once they leave the mint. Still don't know what is wrong with it. I guess the Postal Service did something to it before NGC got it, because I know that they don't "alter surfaces". Anyway, can someone explain what the mints do to alter surfaces so as to negate a coin from being graded. Thanks anyone.
  7. In response to my journal about the 14 day turn around. I sent them in with the Modern tier, World coins. Also here is my colorized coin rejected as colorized outside the mint.
  8. I guess NGC edits journal entries. Some of my language has been deleted. Sad to see this. It took away some of my emotion that I felt was necessary for the entry
  9. WOW!!! I sent in 18 World coins to NGC on April 10th via small flat rate priority mail. They received it on the 12th. The 13th of April, the tracker said received and verified. I checked the tracker and it said scheduled for grading on the 16th of April. The 17th of April it said finalized/shipped. WHAT THE F!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can it be?????????? Received it this morning the 24th of April. Only 7 days to ship here. Other submissions took 2 weeks or more. WHAT'S UP WITH THIS?????? Anyone have any thoughts on this miraculous turnaround. By the way I was very pleased with the grades on this submission. Of which all my previous submissions have been less than rewarding. I sent in this submission because I have been waiting for a particular coin to get to complete a set I have been striving to complete for years. Now it's time to add them to the registry and then later this summer put them up for sale, God willing. For all you who remember, my health is stable for now which is good I guess. I am recovering right now from a major surgery that has really drained my gas tank (emotional and physical). Folks, please try to keep the journals going. I look everyday and sometimes days/weeks go by and the same last three posted show up. IT IS DISHEARTENING to see what it has become. DAMN IT NGC GET YOUR TOGETHER AND PUT IT BACK THE WAY IT WAS OR FIX IT SOMEHOW. LISTEN TO YOUR MEMBERS. THEY!!!!!!!!!!! ARE THE ONES WHO MADE YOU. Don't go the way of Ebay. Us small sellers made Ebay and now they cowtow to the big internet sellers and national businesses. Just DON'T go there. I am Formally known as Eagles-r-It. And my favorite color is ORANGE.
  10. I too am sorry to read this post as I revealed my own serious illness just a few days ago. I don't know RMW, but I feel your pain in many ways. I am sorry that We may no longer enjoy the fabulous posts and tremendous knowledge that RMW showed. My SINCERE heart and prayers to you my fellow member. I really hope that treatment stops and reverses the ills that you have.
  11. I guess that sometime everyone gets the "dreaded" phone call in life. Whether it is being notifyied of a family member death or failing health. This time it is my turn. Failing health and serious problem has made it's way to myself. I am having to start selling and don't really know how to approach it. I think there are members here that work for auction firms and people who sell online alot. If anyone could contact me about advice or people to contact I would appreciate it. If you are looking for something, let me know if I have it maybe we can work something out. I won't make a firm decision on how to sell until I hear from alot of you, my friends and colleauges here at NGC. It pains me to do this, but selling was not a choice I made lightly, rather it is a necessary thing. Thanks to you all. I must say CONGRATS to all the registry winners, way to go and best of luck to all of you in 2018.
  12. Hello friends, I am letting you all know I have changed my Public name. It was Eagles-R-it, but now it is RMK-Collectibles. I did this to better reflect my hobbies and buying habits. I am kind of a accumulator of lots of things, not just Silver Eagles. So all my friends here at NGC especially Rick, Brent, Keith, Glenn, Troy, and Dan I hope you continue to follow me as I will still follow you all and more. By the way, where can I find the follow/following part since the change. Anyway hope ALL members continue to enjoy my sets. THANKS THANKS THANKS. PS how do I add photos to this new format?
  13. We were not allowed on the floor. But they were cranking out pennies and dimes. We also got a free packet with a cent and a planchet in it. Tour was very good I thought.
  14. Two things on my top ten list is tour the US Mint, and attend a large coin show. The Denver ANA show fit the criteria for a trip like this to get two of my top tens done. We made reservations and purchased airfare tickets in early April. The days went by and two days before our trip I decided to check the Mint website again for info on the tours. To my shock all tours were cancelled during the week of the ANA show. This was not the case when we decided on the trip. Oh well disappointed but still going to a big show. DAY 1: Wednesday. Left home at 10AM for the 2 1/2 hr. drive to the airport 110 miles give or take. Got to the airport and just our luck, flight delayed 1 hr. Then 2hr. then 3, and 4hrs. delayed. Finally got here and flight to Denver smooth and uneventful. Another 2 hrs. before we got to the hotel. All is well, had a good night. DAY2: Thursday. Walked the few blocks to the Colorado Convention Center and got there for the 9:30 opening for members. They wouldn't let my wife in until 10am. I went in first, got the 2 Chinese coins commemorating the convention and the two medal set from the ANA. Then my wife joined me and we headed to the US Mint booth. I walked up there and asked for some one in authority. I was going to give them a piece of my mind for cancelling the tours during one of the biggest coin shows in town. They introduced me to a guy and I said. "who's bright idea was it to cancel the Mint tours. We planned on this trip back in April, and now no tours." The gentleman stood there and took my clean, but polite rant, quit clamly. When I was done he said. We are having tours for ANA members and show attendees and we have two times, 2pm and 3:30pm." Well I don't wear bladder control underwear, but I nearly needed it right them and there. After he explained why they closed it for the show and we talked awhile, I swallowed hard and profusely apologized, but walked away with two 3:30pm tickets. We made the tour and was exhausted, so we walked back to the hotel, then out for supper. Did I say we are from the upper mid west? I mean upper upper mid west near the Canadian border. Hence the words supper and 2 1/2 hrs. to the airport. DAY 3: Friday. Went back to the show and took my time and checked with the Mint to see if they had any 225th anniversary sets. Forgot yesterday with my tantrum and all. Explained to them I tried online the first day to no avail. But as proven yesterday with the Mint tour surprise, they just got 2 cases in literally right in front of me and he asked how many. I said 2 sets is fine, I am not greedy like the TV and online sellers. I could have bought both cases, but I am not greedy. Went through about half of the bourse and decided to go to NGC and get my purchases sent in for grading. Back to the hotel to wait for my wife who had gone to visit a mutual friend who was seriously injured in a auto crash back in October of last year and is getting therapy in a rehab center in Denver. DAY 4. Saturday. Went back to the show to finish the bourse. I was shocked to find 30 - 40 % of the tables EMPTY, And another 20 - 30 % packing up. This was Saturday and the only free admission day, and probably the only day the working folks could probably make the show. I was really disappointed and SAD these dealers did not stick around. I can think of my early days at small 10 to 20 table shows hoping to find a key or something and coming on Saturday and they are half gone. I did not expect this at the big show. Found 1 more coin and brought the ones I had left in the hotel safe with that I forgot yesterday to bring from day 2 purchases for NGC to be graded. Yes I know should have waited to turn them ALL in on the last day. But I was excited, my first big coin show. I was like a kid in a candy shop. By the way we did stop in 2 candy shops on the way back to the hotel. ENTIRELY my WIFE'S fault. DAY 5. Got up, actually my wife got up at 5am to get to the airport, I was up all night ill. Must have been the candy shop. No I was seriously ill, up over 39 hrs straight. Got to the airport and of course I set off the alarms as I did at day one airport. I have an artificial hip and I was then patted down again. I have never been felt up so much in five days my whole like. Not even at home. CHUCKLE CHUCKLE. Finally got to the gate and the flight was switched to another gate, got there and the flight was delayed 1 hr. 15 min. Well that held and got in exactly 1hr. 15 min late. Got to the car for the 2 1/2 hr. drive home. Needless to say I welcomed my own bed., Good to be home. 8 top tens to go. All in all, we had a blast. All the dealers were very nice, chatty and willing to deal. Left some business cards with some I bought from and made some connections for the future I hope. So last night asked the wife. Next big show is in Las Vegas and the FUN show in Florida, which do you want to go to? NEITHER !!! she said. We will see.
  15. Where was this notice posted? I did not see any posts. At any rate this new journal/chat system is very difficult to understand much less participate in. It was so much better the way it was. Has NGC ever came out and said why they have done this? Curious.