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  1. I might have kept that mint set due to the unusual error in packaging and found another to cut up...
  2. Be sure to update this thread when you get it authenticated...who knows, maybe you have a genuine article. Post also if it comes back as counterfeit.
  3. One other thing...I believe you can ask NGC to label the slab in either orientation. If you want the footprint to be on the face side of the label I think this is possible. Call and ask to confirm and they will instruct you what you need to do. good luck...
  4. The “total” return you described is not accurate. You can return individual coins or individual sets in a multiple item shipment. What you can’t do is regarding a multiple coin “set” (for example one coin from a three coin set such as the 2006 Silver American Eagle 20th anniversary set) such that you cannot return a single have to return the entire set. Hope this clarifies the return process...I’ve done this exact type of return on several occasions when I received damaged or defective coins.
  5. I was going through my change container in preparation to take the coins to the bank and I came across an 1883 Liberty nickel with “no cents”. It is somewhere between fine and extra fine condition. Also, a 1966 proof condition SMS nickel in the same bucket. It’s been a long time since I got anything worth value in pocket change.
  6. The “L” is on the ribbon and yours appears to be worn off. The bust also looks rounded, whereas the L variety has a pointed bust. If you plan on collecting these it would be worthwhile to invest in a redbook and also an Indian head reference. I found this info in one of my redbooks since I don’t collect this type of coin. Enjoy...
  7. And what is your "source" for stating that advertising you have guns in your house is a burglary deterrence? We can agree to disagree on this recommendation. Having guns is one thing that I agree is wise, but signaling someone casing your house that there are guns to be stolen doesn't make much sense to me. You can't keep all your guns in a safe if you need to put your hands on them in a hurry. Serious preppers don't advertise their stockpiles. It's one of the basic rules of prepping. Good luck...
  8. Don't recommend advertising that you have guns...and guard dogs can be poisoned. Best to blend in and keep your security secrets to yourself. My $0.02.
  9. Has there been any thought to have 3-coin multi holders for the 2016 gold Mercury dime, gold Standing Liberty quarter, and gold Walking Liberty half dollar? This would be a beautiful multi coin holder. This could be a reholder submission for individual NGC certified coins all with the same grade and a condition for acceptance. This is my request for your consideration. Thanks.
  10. This set was first available in 2012. They have changed the packaging at least once since then due to quality problems and this resulted in no sets being produced in 2015. There have been four sets; 2012, 2013, 2014, and the latest 2016. I believe that they have always been priced at $139 per set. NGC will certify the complete limited edition set only if it is submitted in an unopened outer shipping box as received from the Mint. They will not certify individual coins from these limited edition sets. All coins in the set must be certified. There is nothing special about the silver coins in these sets, only the unique packaging. It's a nice presentation of each year's silver proofs all in one package, similar to looking at coins in a Dansco album. I don't believe that these ever sold out, but some years had very low numbers of sets sold. This may add some value down the road. The 2012 set is probably a "rare" set only because the number of 2012 proof sets were the lowest mintage in five decades.
  11. The 2012 proof sets were released later than normal in the year. They were the lowest mintage in five decades, making them sell for a premium starting in January, 2013 when they were no longer available from the Mint.
  12. I think the thrill of coin collecting comes from buying raw and getting a good grade. Personally, I'd rather buy raw then pre-graded any day. but sometimes u have too. if u know what I mean. I was only thinking this way from a financial viewpoint to save a few bucks. I agree that there is a thrill in finding raw gems. There is also a thrill in completing your sets while saving a few bucks. It can be a big gamble spending money for certification and coming in a grade or two lower than what matches your grading goals.
  13. For future reference, here is the US Mint precious metals pricing table...
  14. Depending on the grade you're looking for, you might be better served to find ones already NGC graded and compare that to your cost from purchasing the raw coins, then shipping (both ways) and the NGC grading fees. Some look fairly nice from a distance. I think the advice to pre-grade and cherry pick the ones you think will make your desired grade is spot on. Good luck...
  15. Then by definition some of those "70's" are not 70's. I know they don't. That's why what once required a "perfect" coin (and which was not actually obtainable, more of just an ideal or theoretical grade) no longer does. We'll just have to disagree on that one....and I wouldn't sell any of them for less than the value for 70 graded items. ? Therein lies my dilemma.