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  1. I like the tone of this article as it describes my collecting habits of years ago. Now I find myself chasing higher quality material but try to make purchases that will not hurt so much if the market slows. It's my opinion that one should not trade up and lose money but expand to different fields to broaden one's interests. It is refreshing to hear from a real collector rather than one chasing registry coins.
  2. How strange that folks are talking about '72-S cents. I bought a candy bar recently and my change included a couple spankin new '72-S pennies. I asked the cashier where she got them and she had a half roll more. I bought them all, gave a few away and threw the rest in my mint set junk jar. I suggest they are MS 63 red.
  3. A lot of DMPL Morgans don't look DMPL but they say so. It sure is a nice looking coin though. This one could be submitted raw to NGC and if PL you would have 2 opinions and a rare coin.
  4. Haven't you heard the new saying "buy the plastic not the coin" ?
  5. Is there really an S there or is this struck through some debris ?
  6. I find return shipping from NGC sometimes sits in Tampa for 2 or 3 days. According to my local USPS people outbound mail is decisively slow from Florida and this hasn't changed for years. I still think we are lucky to have such a secure registered delivery system !
  7. What dates are you looking at ? Prior to 1950 none have been certified cameo. After 1960 heavy cameo should be considered collectable. 1950, 51 and 52 should be put away when nice cameos are found.
  8. '41 is also CAC just reholdered. I'll get it restickered next time I send some in.
  9. From the pictures shown all appear to have light rub but really need to have them in hand. In my opinion 300 bucks in submission fees would be a good school house for you as a beginner because if you sell them raw to the wrong dealer you could lose that much on one or two coins.
  10. I think this assessment of CAC activity is accurate and real. But I am unclear how succession will be judged after John Albanese is gone. 2 or 3 generations later many of us will be gone also and who will judge TPGs' then ? Many cabinet coins of yesteryear have been deemed acceptable today that have rub and retoning even by CAC standards. How will your coins be judged 30 or 40 years from now ?
  11. Looks to me like the 81-O was polished in a tumbler with ground nut shell media and jewelers rouge
  12. Hit your notifications bell at top of page, open window and click on settings. Mine may be different with windows 7 and I admit I'm not real good at this stuff. You may have inadvertently changed a setting.
  13. Thanks for that info. I think you or somebody else at this forum set me straight on this once before and sorry I had forgotten the story. The 2009 proof Silver Eagle dilemma caused me to sell the rest of them and I bought ho hum rolls of unc. silver eagles.
  14. I understand and my statement was more or less one of bewilderment than fact. I'm still mad that the U.S. Mint balked on the 2009 proof Silver Eagle. I still don't believe they didn't have a backup source for .999 silver planchets. I guess I could have bought one slightly modified from Dan Carr but just gave up on Eagles all together. Can you clarify what happened to proof Silver Eagles in 2009 at the mint ?
  15. Oh that's great..... now they cannot be priced. Marketing literature will say Market Price or 'Call for Price'
  16. Thanks dena it's working now.
  17. If restruck with enough tonnage might become a coin again
  18. Anybody ever figure that one out ? Do they still count forum posts ?
  19. Image shows nice unc coin just dripping luster all over the table. Beware of problems that may be hidden. Better off with certified coin. Looks like rim damage at 12:00
  20. numisport

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    My post count hasn't changed for a while. I checked back through December to see same post count. Is something wrong ?
  21. Obviously not all are counterfeit and without checking numbers it's hard to tell. Many are likely stolen or illegally obtained. I think I'll check some of the numbers.