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  1. Actually, by a solid core I meant something like the following coin:- 2019 Australia High Relief Koala S$1 Is it possible to request this kind of holder. Please let me know.
  2. Does NGC honour requests like provide me with a solid core instead of a pronged core thats holds coins in the slab ?
  3. There are 3327 minted proofs and about 86 NGC graded PF70UC. Is anyone on these forums owner of one such piece ?
  4. Is this the Oriental version of Lady Liberty ? Please Note: I am race neutral and hold no uninformed bias for/against any group.
  5. There is an on going trend of dropping Platinum prices for some time now (below $800 per ounce at the moment of this post). Is anyone here worried and more importantly is anyone trying to take advantage of this (opinions appreciated both from a hobbyist/numismatic and investment viewpoints) ?
  6. World Coins of intricate design and/or historical background are a great interest of mine. A couple of years back when I started, I added these distinctive coins with appealing gilt motifs: 1). Australian Dollar - 130th anniversary of the Melbourne Mint. 2). Russian 3 Ruble - 150th anniversary of the First Russian Stamp. 3). Belarus 10 Ruble - Candlemas Celebration.
  7. My interest in numismatics arose from quarters (most common in circulation). I was heavily invested in quarter collection in the beginning. This was my first serious (i.e. graded & pre-civil war) purchase:
  8. How true is it that sometimes die cracks add to the value of a coin ? Are they of any significance ? For example, for the type of coin below, I have never (either on-line or in hand) come across multiple cracks (across the crown & right below/along the bust on the obverse). Also, could the region on the reverse around the '8', which looks slightly elevated be a die break ?
  9. joydeep

    Pickup Delay

    It has been a while since the last update on the submissions page (no update since 19th) ... also wanted to know my current balance (sent a mail before my submission but yet to get a response). Kindly oblige.
  10. joydeep

    Pickup Delay

    My submission was available for pickup from yesterday itself. Why is there a delay in pickup from USPS ?
  11. my can get a close enough translation of the lettering on their own with the help of the free tools that are available online itself (atleast that helped me a lot regarding Middle Eastern, Chinese & Russian coinage). Just find a suitable Keyboard Tool & type in the exact letters as you see on the coin & then copy that onto Google or Bing Translate to get a suitable translation. Its not perfect but you will get a good estimate. For example, here is a Hebrew Keyboard.
  12. Thank you.....I sent this coin in for grading as a "With Dot" Variety. But after receiving it NGC has described it as "Without Dot" on the status page & it is "Scheduled for Grading". I will take it up with them.
  13. Yes, I thought so too. But I came across these two coins - Coin1 & Coin2. Coin1 does not have the dot but Coin2 does. But both have the "WITH DOT" designation. This confused me. I did not find any definitive documented source and hence this forum post. Can anyone help determine/resolve this ?
  14. This is the reverse of a 1950 Tibetan 10 Srang (Y-30) coin. Is this WITH DOT or WITHOUT DOT variety ?