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  1. With NGC working re-acquire its reputation as the collector friendly registry (though the PCGS registry can legitimately claim some street cred with those cool the dansco looking digital albums for collectors like me who enjoy sharing photos of their coins), maybe it’s also time for NCG to do a little housekeeping to address stale or clearly nonexistent registry entries?
  2. One of the sets I just added my pcgs graded coins to is the $10 Indian registry. I have 9 of the of the 32 coins, or approximately 25%. I enter my coins and my rank jumped to . . . wait for it . . . #97 out of 238. So I am thinking WTH? I could see Morgan dollars as being a popular coin to collect, but not $10 Indians. How did $10 Indians get to be such a popular set for collectors? I do a little digging and I see that someone, probably a coin dealer, going by the moniker X1X1X1 has registered (66) sixty-six $10 Indian registry sets, with many not being updated in years and some not touched since 2010. As far as I can tell none of them have photos, and can’t help but wonder if these sets are still complete or if they have been sold off in the past decade? I wondered if X1X1X1 was an NGC loyalist, as why else would NGC allow a dealer to monopolize the registry for his own commercial purposes to the exclusion of hobbiest. NOPE! X1X1X1 seems to favor PCGS slabbed $10 Indians. If X1X1X1 is a dealer (not a collector with 66 sets of $10 Indians), I hope he doesn’t trade in other series I like, because if he does, that would mean I (as a pure collector) would have little hope of breaking into the top 25. If on the other hand X1X1X1 is a collector with 66 duplicate sets of $10 Indians (and not a dealer), then it appears X1X1X1 has some serious OCD and should seek help. 😉😎 Rant over.
  3. I wouldn't get too excited about value. The 1926 $10 Indian and the 1904 $20 Liberty are two of are the most common dates available. If your friend's grandpa was buying these contemporaneously with their US Mint release, then he picked the wrong years to buy for both series.
  4. My guess is it makes it more difficult for a 3rd party to fill the void left by NGC and creating a registry site that allows both NGC and PCGS certified coins.
  5. I read about this company when all of the negative stuff was going down. He was offering high volume, low margin PMs during the gold and silver run up of 2002-2012, then apparently got caught short when the bullion banks brought the PM market down. I guess it's easy to make $ when gold prices are rising a few dollars a day, but not so much when those prices are being pulled back down.
  6. Saying you like DC's work here is like telling my wife that Donald Trump is not the anti-Christ. It upsets her world view and just makes her angry. For the record, I like DC's work.
  7. The eBay link you gave says the purchase price was $1,775?
  8. Looks authentic to me. If a 65, you paid a good price for the second most common Saint behind the 1924 and before the 1908 no motto.
  9. I think I have a decent little collection, but I admit that some of my purchases were made after checking here to see if the coin might bump me up on the NGC registry. I am not saying that was my full motivation, or even 50% of the motivation, but it played into my decision making process. Oddly, I had no interest in what my purchases would do to my rankings on my 10-20 PCGS registries sets. That is because only the NGC registry allowed both company's slabs, which made it more user friendly and logical. As I can't see myself limiting my purchases to just one company, this development has me re-evaluating my interests in registries.