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  1. Pittman without a doubt. It would be especially nice if you could get a gold coin from his collection that could also be attributed to the Farouk sale.
  2. I attended the ANA Convention in Chicago in 1991. While out for dinner one night, I think at Garibaldi's near the convention center, I saw Breen at a table with several young boys. I thought that was a little strange. This was sometime around the time that he was charged with child molestation involving a 13-year-old boy which resulted in a conviction and his incarceration. What a sick person he was.
  3. Slides I probably took in the 1970s(?) of the Lilly Gold Collection when it was displayed at the Smithsonian. I scanned them all with a Nikon Coolpix scanner in 2008. The quality stinks but it gives you some idea of scope of what was there at one time.
  4. I don't have the info but what have populations done during that time period? Unlikely that original rolls of bust dollars or kegs of uncirculated large cents are out there but boxes of proof silver eagles, that's probably another story. I would think as long as more come out of hiding and get submitted prices will continue to drop.
  5. Condor101, It is actually 17mm by 17mm and closer to 20 grains so maybe more like three or four sheets of copy paper. In hand it is more rigid than you would think and looks about 1/3 the thickness of a Austria 1 Ducat gold or about 1/4? the thickness of a dime.
  6. Just got home from the GNA show in Dalton GA where it was scanned with a spectrometer at the Southern Precious Metals Exchange booth where it registered as .9803 fine or 23K. I bought it in 1986 from a very reputable dealer so I wasn't worried about it but after reading the comments here I figured I better check it out. Guess I need to take some better pictures and maybe weigh it again. Whoops, make that .9603 fine, not .9803.
  7. I’ve been selling on the bay under the userid toms-world for close to twenty years and have a positive feedback rating of over 15,000 but thought I would give it a shot here on the marketplace. I have the following German States for sale: BAVARIA 1911D Germany 3 Marks Bavaria – 90th Birthday MS62 $90.00 OBO HAMBURG 1855 Germany 1 Sechling or 6P MS63 $110.00 OBO PRUSSIA 1900A Germany 5 Marks XF45 $120.00 OBO
  8. A nice looking coin but a very common date.
  9. Ha back at ya. Good one, I guess you showed me.
  10. Back in the old days I did both (sort of). The Lincoln cents, liberty nickels, buffalo nickels, Washington Quarters, Morgan and Peace dollars etc. all filled holes in an album. Other series or themes I collected that had no albums available, Liberty or Coronet half eagles, gold coins of the world, non gold coins from each country in Krause, all went into flips or Mylar lined 2 x 2s and filled a gap in the blue boxes that COWENS would sell the Mylar coin holders in. Both were fun as far as I was concerned. Today all the better stuff is in slabs and inventoried for the future
  11. My picture taking capabilities are pathetic, especially when taking pictures of my NGC slabs. When listing coins for sale in "The Money Marketplace" can I list the NGC Certification number or post a link to the actual page where my coin is shown as a way for prospective buyers to see the coin? Also, is there a way for me to download and save the pictures on my computer so I could upload them to "The Money Marketplace"? Regards, Tom