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    I am gonna miss that car.

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  1. Biggest Story of the Year

    Only one person in a thousand, perhaps fewer, would have anything to gain from such publicity. Of course, there may be a few folks who would enjoy frivolous lawsuits, being harassed for money, being robbed in their home, being targeted by a variety of nut jobs, etc. Maybe unwanted attention is better than none at all for some.
  2. Fiddling around on the internet, came up with something like a 2018 shipping cost of $10-$12k equivalent to $390 in 1847. Moving things and people around was expensive business. Very interesting letter, thanks for posing.
  3. NEWP - optional GTG

    Great video mumu. More people should post videos when luster and proof surfaces come into question. Your peace dollar is quite a find, awesome example for a type set.
  4. 1 of us doesnt belong!

    The cat was trying very hard to behave like a monkey and was of the opinion, right or wrong, that monkeys preferred bananas, that being the stereotype.
  5. 1957 PD Washingtons for the B toner Dansco

    Would love to see a full album shot once completed. Great fun.
  6. Hits on 64-66 TPG-Graded Coins

    Sorry I don't have photographic skills to back this up, but lately I've seen some coins in 64-66 holders with distracting hits or scratches in focal areas or more serious ones elsewhere. I don't mean to start up a general debate around gradeflation, this is meant to be more specific as respects surface marks. In my youth I would have considered such coins as 62-63 material at best. Exceptions, my faulty memory, a manifestation of gradeflation?
  7. 1 of us doesnt belong!

    I dunno, the banana is being utilized. The other fruit is another matter. And, not to be picky, but offhand can you think of a better use of a monkey suit, at least one that small? try as I might, I cannot.
  8. 1 of us doesnt belong!

    Made me look up Barbara Eden - she's now 86. Holy smoke. Oh, something about US, she was born in 1931, which had nothing at all to do with SF's paltry output of cents.
  9. 1 of us doesnt belong!

    THIS I understand, thanks.
  10. Grey side? Proof-like Daalder

    Looks very nice. I included one in my extended US type set along with a number of examples of foreign coins that may have circulated in the US. Yours is much nicer, makes me want to upgrade - a very cool issue IMO..
  11. Coin ridles

    Thanks Bob, pretty much as I remember it. Now, if I can just remember where I parked my car....
  12. Coin ridles

    Lots of Lincoln collectors grew up with a 22P hole in their folder, as I recall (I think it had a plug in the hole with the word "RARE"). I ignored it. Simply a moderately interesting mint error to me, but that's just me.
  13. 1918 Walker - Strike Characteristic?

    Thanks, Bill. I did some noodling around auction results and saw some MS coins that looked worse than my AU. I'm tempted to look for a better strike or mint, but this is just part of a fun birth year set, for the grandkids and great-grandkids. I'm a little surprised that CAC stickered my coin, I guess strike is not high on their list, although I suppose they likely ignore strike when a poor strike is typical. Not sure if I would agree with such a philosophy, as I did see some decent 18-S strikes as I was looking at auction results.
  14. Coin ridles

    My answer: a coin that is priced way beyond what a rational collector would pay for a fairly common mint error. A coin that is of interest only because Philadelphia didn't produce cents in 1922.
  15. 1918 Walker - Strike Characteristic?

    I think I'm losing it. Pulled the coin - it's an 18S. Any difference Walkerfan? I'l try to shoot this afternoon, Many thanks for your comments.