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  1. The great thing about collecting is that you can hit ‘pause’ for a few months/years while you sort out other areas of life.
  2. NGC, There is no need to drastically reduce points in the World Sets. Some extremely rare coins have been assigned very low points in your latest update. Registry points are subjective anyway, but I’m afraid that all this does is further discourage collectors from participating in the registry. It can be frustrating to compete in the registry if the rules are constantly changing without notice. See: Canada>Commemorative>$1 Proof for context Josh
  3. It is true with 90% of modern commems.
  4. So, I was getting a little tired and fatigued over all the coins that the RCM has been releasing over the past few years. The designs have been great, the themes often tired, and they fell into a market with little demand. Then this came along: https://www.coincommunity.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=317284 Although obscure to the rest of the globe, I am excited that the RCM has released a piece of nostalgia that is unique to growing up in Canada. Captain Canuck is our cheesy, well-mannered version of Captain America. As with all Canadian content, he was a low-budget defender of all things Canadian 🤣. I really hope this kicks off more Canada-themed pop-culture coins in the future. I must admit, the rapid rise in price is also a welcome change in this market, as many other coins have depreciated after initial release.
  5. The 1992 Canada S$15 Plain Edge Olympic Rarities Link to the set: https://coins.www.collectors-society.com/registry/coins/SetListing.aspx?PeopleSetID=173349 The PF69 example of this coin is 1 of 3 known examples certified by NGC. This coin has a very dubious history and an extremely interesting pedigree. This coin was originally acquired by Ohio lobbyist Tom Noe in 1998 for his $50 million rare coin investment fund headed by his company ‘Capital Coin’. The fund held this coin, and two others like it (in PF68 grade) as part of the pension fund for the Ohio Worker’s Party. Sometime before 2005, the coins were sold to Greg Manning and Jim Halperin in a closed auction. In 2005, Noe was found to have been illegally skimming money from the coin fund and was sentenced to 18 years in prison. Greg Manning and Jim Halperin then sold the coins to Mike Byers in a closed auction. Greg Manning was later accused of purchasing coins below market value from ‘Capital Coin’ but was never convicted of any wrongdoing. Mike Byers is a self-proclaimed expert in rare coins from around the World. The coins were then split up in 2009-2012, with the two PF68 examples being sold to Ian Russel of Irvine, California and the PF69 example being sold to Alan Hager (former founder of Accugrade coins and himself tied to an ANA lawsuit accusing his company ‘Accugrade or ACG’ of grading inflation). In 2016, both of the PF68 examples were acquired by the Augustus Collection, and in 2018 the PF69 example was acquired by the Augustus Collection. All three coins are now safely together again. These three coins are stunning modern numismatic rarities. In a twist of fate, luck, or a bad omen associated with these nefarious coins ... not 10 minutes after completing the purchase of the prized PF69 example, a porto-potty blew off of the 58th floor of a high-rise building and landed 10 feet away from me on the ground. Yes, I was very nearly killed by a box of poo from the sky. Coincidence?!? ———————————- Total population is unknown, but very few exist.The certification of the PF69 example is 17XXXXX-001, and this example is 17XXXXX-002. One more coin ending in -003 also exists, but NGC has 'deleted it from the registry (?). Very few examples known, only 3 certified by NGC. Pedigree: ex. Tom Noe Collection, ex. Jim Halperin Collection, ex. Greg Manning Collection, ex. Mike Byers Collection, ex. Alan Hager Collection, Augustus Collection, 04/04/201
  6. Hello Ali, Maribeth and Dena! Is it possible to create a registry set for the 1971 Dahomey Gold and Silver coins? I noticed that PCGS had done an extensive write up on the history of these coins, and NGC itself has a lot of interesting information on these coins on their website. The higher grade examples all exist in NGC holders, and I think it would be interesting to see this set on the registry. I bought the G$2500F dancers coin and it truly is remarkable and definitely deserves a home on your registry. Would you please consider this request? Josh.
  7. Canadian Masterpiece Set 015 Ultra Rare Gold Coin ShowpiecesThis gold fractional set was released by the RCM in 2004 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the release of the gold maple. The fractional set contains one of each of the following: A gold 50c, $1, $5, $10, $20 and $50 core surrounded by a silver outer ring (6 coins total). The 50 cent gold coin is the first 1/25 oz coin produced by the RCM. Each coin is marked with a 1979-2004 privy. Total gold weight of this set is 1.94 troy ounces. Total mintage of this set was 801 units, making it a very rare and interesting piece! All coins were packaged in a black leather presentation case with a black velour insert, along with a certificate of authenticity. The original issue price of this set was $2495.95. I hope you enjoy this set
  8. Employees need not worry about your coins. Please evacuate to safety and protect your lives and the lives of your loved ones. Secure freshwater. Irma has destroyed 90% of all freestanding buildings in it's path. All the coins are insured and can be replaced, but people can not. NGC evacuate all employees NOW please!
  9. Yes. Our babysitter is 19 years old and I pay her with 20 dollar bills. She said that that was the first time she ever held paper money in her hands in her life. Their whole lives are on their phones and they have no interest in tangible things (cars, cash, collectibles). I do think there is a large portion of the population who will continue to consume precious metals though.
  10. One thing that I'll agree with, is they have never lost a single coin. In 2009, I had one come back with peanut butter on it, a few with finger prints, and a few with hair inside the holder. By and large, they solved those problems a long time ago. pic unrelated. What a beautiful coin.
  11. NGC has plenty of employees, that is not the problem. Contact Ali or Melissa with any questions as they are happy to help.