Abuelo's Collection

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  1. I would actually return the coin after contacting both eBay and the seller given that you received a broken slab. But if you are to keep the coin possibly yes for 2 reasons. One, the radio silence, and 2, the sloppy packaging of an expensive and breakable product.
  2. Happy New Year! My favourite additions: CAR escudo MS64 1844 Mexico 1/2 escudo MS63 1818 Mexico 1/2 escudo MS65+ 1846 CAR/provisional Guatemala real XF45 1829 Love them all.
  3. I have done it a few times. But only for very rare issues.
  4. Pedro González de Sepúlveda was the successor of Prieto as Chief Engraver in Madrid.
  5. My guess... 1. 58 2. 63 3. 35 4. 45 7. Environmental damage. Will see...
  6. For sure I use the rarity scale. However, a practical rule for me is... is the coin has not been available for purchase in over 5 years, likely is rare. Perhaps not technically (i.e. perhaps there are more than 10) but if I want a coin and comes out for auction once a decade is rare enough to caught my attention.
  7. These are a great but really bulky. You need a lot of space for even a small collection.
  8. @World Colonial yes, the 4R series are as rare as they come. I have seen very few in "good" shape. But find them charming and under appreciated.
  9. I collect few series: 1. Central American Republic. Likely the most beautiful coins ever minted, IMO. The Sun shinning, the mountains, the three. Just a great design. And they are rare. 2. Mexico's Iturbide. A very interesting historical period. Misunderstood by many. And very rare issues. Despite the few coins in the set, it is likely impossible to complete (try finding a KM305 or 311). And his proclamation medals are both beautiful and rare, so a challenge. 3. Mexican republic gold. I just like the design. Particularly, the 2 and 4 escudos. 4. Mexican peso fuerte. An amazing series, less popular than 8 reales but very challenging. 5. Mexican Ferdinand VII half escudos. Short lived, incredibly difficult. This I hope to complete one day. As well as a high quality Caballito Mexican peso. These 2 series are the only ones I think will get complete as they are just a few coins. 6. If I ever get the money, perhaps I will branch to Chilean 8 escudos (book and hand). Not as pretty as their Mexican counterparts IMO but very beautiful in their own right. I have never been interested on completing these sets ($$$), but I enjoy collecting them. Great coins with fantastic stories and histories behind them. I have been always more interested on quality and rarity than quantity. I think that is why I will not complete these series.
  10. Have to say that during the last auction by STACK'S, I bought 5 gold coins that did not sell, in their post auction sale for a steal. I was very happy.
  11. Not happy so far. I do not care for US coins and finding postings in between US coinage posting makes me think I will miss stuf. Will see. As far as I can tell, NCG keeps on missing the point IMO.
  12. Yes, good for the collection, not so good for my bank account
  13. You are correct @World Colonial the 8R are impossible to complete!