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  1. I dont see where there is a second variety of the 1982 TDR-002, if there was another variety it would be notated on the holder.
  2. Thanks so much. I forgot to ask about the slot for the 1987 DD with PL designation for this set as well as I have that coin also and I think there is another one out there, can you add the PL slot for the 1987 DD in the MS 1oz Libertad set? Thanks again.
  3. That is correct, I should have stated these were for the MS set. The 1988 DDR I have is a 001 variety as there is also a 002 which is a second variety. And a totally different coin and slot. The PL for for the 001 slot. Thanks Tom
  4. I know things are very busy at NGC but I dont think I have received any response on this yet. A few years ago I discovered the first MS 1oz proof like libertad and received the first PL designation for any MS Libertad coin ever graded for the series. This was the 1990 1oz Mexico Libertad and requested a slot for it without any issues a few years ago. Since then there have been several 1990 1oz libertads graded and given the PL designation. After the 1990, the 1985, 1986 and 1987 DD soon followed with Proof Like designations added to their grades. All the above PL slots were added to the 1oz Mexico Libertad registry set. Currently I have a couple of 1984 and a 1988 double die 001 that have received the PL designation on graded 1oz MS libertads and I was wondering if those slots can be added as well?. Adding slots like these create more exposure and interest. Over the past few years I have requested additional slots in the 1oz MS Mexico Libertad set from 1982 to the current year. My 1988 DD002 was the first one graded by NGC, I discovered the 1982 DD and the 82 TD and requested a new slot for the 1986 PL and the 1983 DD where all slots were created in the registry set. This all started when I discovered the very first and had NGC grade the first 1990 1oz MS coin that received the PL designation a few years ago. Your help with adding the 84 PL and the 1988 001 PL slots are greatly appreciated and will spark even more interest to these coins from current collectors and new collectors alike.
  5. I have a 1988 1oz double die 001 that was graded proof like. Can you please add a slot under the 1988 double die 001 for the "Proof Like" coins in the Mexico Libertad 1oz MS set from 1982 to current.
  6. Can you create a new slot for the 1988 DD -001 1oz Libertad with PL designation? Also can you creat a slot for the 1984 1oz libertad with the PL designation?
  7. Is it too late to add new slots for the 1982 - Mexico 1oz Libertad BU Set? The slots i am looking at are as follows 1988 DDR -001, add the PL slot 1987 DDR, add PL slot 1984 Add PL slot. Thanks Tom
  8. Yes this is the 1986 1oz BU libertad. I have a newly graded 86 PL, #2736870-015 This is the first and only 86 PL so far, of you could add a slot that would be great. Thanks Tom
  9. Can you add a new slot for the 1986 1oz BU in proof like? I know since it's registry award time it will have to wait so that's is ok as long as you put this down on your to-do list. Also, can you fill in the points for the 2017 proof and proof like 1 oz liberates? Thanks Tom
  10. Can you please add a new slot for the 1983 1 oz BU double die libertad set? This is a newer variety discovered earlier this year. The 1983 seems to be rarer than the 1982 and 1987 double die but not as rare as the 1988 double die. Thw last time i checked there were about ten 83 libertads already graded by ngc. Thanks Tom
  11. What do some of the members here thing of the queens beast series? do you collect the gold, silver 2oz, silver 10 oz? My opinion for the series is, I do like them a lot. I don't care for the finish as much as I think they could add some burnishing.
  12. Since there have been a few 1983 1oz BU double die libertads graded now can you add a slot for the 1 oz BU registry set? Thanks Tom
  13. Submitted a 1982 for grading After submitting a 1982 to NGC I received the coin back and it was given the grade of MS65 with the triple die variety. When I initially looked at the coin i assumed it was a double die as i only glanced at it. After the grading I noticed the tripling that NGC saw under the #1 on the date. As I have stated previously, I am sure there will be more varieties in this series as more collectors start looking for them. Over the past 2 years here are the new varieties that have been discovered. 1982 BU Double Die 1988 BU Double Die 1999 BU Mule of 2000 1982 BU Triple Die 1990 BU proof like 1983 Proof Double Die Attached is a pic of some of the tripling on the 82 BU 1oz libertad. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.
  14. Nice article in Coin Wold Magazine Coin World magazine did a nice article on some of the libertads in my registry set with a focus on some of the rarest libertads known. The article can be seen in the current issue (August edition). There is a mistake in the article regarding the 1998 triple die, it should be the 1983 proof triple die. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.
  15. Picked up a few over the past few years and now i am hooked. After attending the local coin show here in Richmond, i picked up a few more commems. Last year i picked up the 36 Connecticut since i attended grad school in Hatford and i used to ride my bike past the Charter Oak. Little did i know how much that single coin would cost and i was shocked. After the CT half i picked up a few of the texas commems because i really like the extreme detail on the coin. Fast foward 18 months later, while at the Richmond coin show i picked up the Dansco album for the 55 piece type set as well as a few coins at the show. Although most of these coins have mintages well under 10k amd as little at 2k, they are all readily available. The one thing i will say is you must be patient and do your research before buying any of these coins. Many sellers are way overpriced and there are a lot of counterfeits out there. When i find a coin worthy of a bid i take snapshots and do comparisons with graded coins looking for counterfeits. Bu doing this it really gives you a better idea of how the coin looks as well as pointing out inconsistencies. Every coin i ourchase i weigh them once received and to date i have only received one counterfeit, the seller was more than willing to make it right as he admitted to know nothing about them as he acquired it with other stuff from a rental unit. To date i only need the Hawaii and thw Spainish Trail to complete my Dansco album and i started the complete set in the 2 volume Dansco albums. These coins have amazing high relief detail and really show the artistic creativity of the day not to mention the long term investment potiental. Here is my advice. 1. Be patient and dont buy using Buy it Now unless the coin is 20 to 30% below fair market value. Auctions are where the best deals are. 2. Study each coin and do detailed comparisons with graded/authentic coins, this will help avoid counterfeits. 3. After receiving the coins, weigh them, they should be in the 12.3 to 12.5 grams. The weight could be as low as 12.04 grams but that will be a very worn out slick. Anything higher or lower needs further testing. My brother wound up with 2 counterfeit halves one weighed 11.4 and the other weighed 14.04 grams. Both looked amazing nut they were fake. 4. Never ever buy from Russia, China or for that matter oversees. These are where the counterfeits are coming from. Also ask yourself, wjat would someone in Russia, Lithuania pr China be doing with these? Not to say people oversee collect them, it is just too risky to buy from them. 6. Only buy from those with perfect or almost perfect feedback. 7. Really check out the pictures very well. There is one dealer that has great feedback with about 140k transactions. Their pictures look amazing and their RAW coins sell consistently at graded prices. I made my 1 and only purchase from this particular dealer as the pictures were fantastic only to discover they were all cleaned. The pictures they take do not show cleaning marks or hairlines. After this purchase i looked at their negative feedback only to see that most complaints were about their coins being cleaned. Learned lesson, even with the largest dealers you have to be careful. 8. Read all negative feedback. Although some dealers with huge numbers of transactions may have negotiate feedback, read the feedback to see if there is a common complaint. 9. Again, be patient and let the coin come to you. As you get started it will be very exciting as you learn about these rare coins so dont jump on each one as they come up. 10. Dont be affraid to buy graded coins and worry about cranking them out for the dansco album. If you follow step #1 and get it at the right orice it will be ok to crack them out as they look so much better in the album. Dont get me wrong, some of the higher end graded coins will be better served in their holders. Tom To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.