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  1. Could you let me have the KM Number for each Centavo and Sol? Robaire
  2. Good Evening Alex; Could you provide more detail e.g., how many coins would there be in this set and how many coins are listed in the NGC Census? Thanks.............Robaire
  3. Very Interesting.... This is something that collectors would be interested in! I'm sure that the Mint would be overjoyed to see their mishaps displayed (Heh-Heh) to the world! Seriously though, I'm all for this as it is another avenue to get folks engagad in the hobby. I would like to see the suggestor come up with a strawman that folks could look at. I do like the idea of a non-competitive set. As far as the Mint goes, with the billions of coins they strike I think they have done a pretty good job and I would hope that they wouldn't take umbrage.
  4. My first reaction to this request was "Why...." On the other hand, and on reflection, I was being snobbish. Collecting can be expensive and there are a lot of folks who are entry level collectors and modern quarters are interesting and don't break the bank. With that in mind why not provide folks with the opportunity to compete in many different ways in this realm. I'm not being clear--i need to get my coffee before I muddle my response any worse.. I agree with the requestor.
  5. I am always inclined to ask whether or not a new set will increase interest or add a new dynamic. I like that the requestor is forthright in laying out how many folks are currently collecting Canadian dollars. I assume that he is not asking that the two presents be eliminated but that we have an addtional new set. There would be 23 possible participants with the new combined set. Will the new set attract new Registry participants? My take is probably not. On the other hand if a majority of the 23 current participants like the idea of creating a new set, then why not as long as the two present sets are kept intact.
  6. I just reviewed the Roosevelt dime sets and was surprised at the amount of interest in the coins especially those with a full torch. I like the idea and a silver set that includes both proof and business strikes could get some more competition and increase interest in the series itself. Just a matter of time before these coins start to get scarce. Bottom line I support the idea.
  7. As the expression goes "This is outside of my wheel house" but from what I read it appears to be quite a task. My question with any proposed set is how many Segovia Mint 8 Reales coins have been graded by NGC in each year group? This would provide an idea of what the population for your proposed Registry set might be.
  8. Impressive looking coin. My question is how many of the 1838-1851 issues have been graded by NGC? e
  9. I just reviewed the census data and NGC has certified a good number of these coins; so there is an obvious interest in the "Life of Lincoln" issues. Based on that I would say that this is a legitimate request. Also these inexpensive issues are great for folks new to the hobby who want to get more involved in collecting. l would give this a go ahead. Robaire
  10. Thanks for the feedback. I do wish you sucess and hopefully others will share your interest.
  11. Thai coins are really out of my realm. If NGC grades these coins and we see that there are collectors why not? On the other hand, I think that the folks who collect Thai coins should speak out on the subject and a decision be made from that input.
  12. I'm all for this. From my 60 year plus numismatic point of view I feel that all Canadian and Mexican coins are to quote a friend "under appreciated." Affordable and interesting coins are the bread and butter of our hobby.
  13. Hi; I collect Mexican Silver Peso's 1920-1945 and have two Peso sets listed with NGC. The only issue I have is that the current Registry set "Silver Peso, 1920-1945 Circulation" includes 4 varieties that don't have any really good attribution references listed. I seriously believe that most collectors will find it extremely difficult if not near impossible to find all 4 varieties and have a 100% complete set. As you know most of us strive for completion. I would like to suggest that we have two categories; one would include the four varieties and the other would not. To do this we would keep the present 21 coin set "Silver Peso, 1920-1945 Circulation Issue" and amend it by adding "with varieties. We would create a second 17 coin set which would be "Silver Peso, 1920-1945 Circulation Issue without varieties" The 1932 Open 9 would be in this basic set. (The illusive 1932 Closed 9 would be in the variety set.) Robaire
  14. I have the same question regarding how one authenticates a 1932 Mexican 1 peso with a closed 9. The images that I have seen don't do it for me.