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  1. I had a decent circulated commem type set but lost my posterior when I sold them.
  2. Hey, Lee. I hope life's been good to you. And, nah, I sold most of my collection to buy my house when the housing market was low. I still have just a very few coins and medals but I've kept my modern dollar commem collection up to date. I'm like Mark Feld any more. I can enjoy pics and a story of a good coin and be satisfied. I lost interest in possessing coins because it was just getting too expensive for the remaining type coins needed for my registry. So, now I collect knowledge of history. Plus, I've been doing my genealogy in depth lately. Photo-shopping the results with it in mind to pro
  3. Jeff. Brother! Great to see that you're still around. Please, tell me that you still have your Saint collection? That was a work of beauty!
  4. My brother, Mark. And now, my fellow medical field colleague, thank you for your spirit. And, you're welcome. Makes you wonder what's in the air that some of us old-time boardsters kind of meandered our way back to the NGC boards at the same time. Congratulations for your hard work, Hoot! To go from a PhD and then an M-Diety after already a full career is just so very cool. Kind of proves my point of the character found here. I often cary many of you around as an example in my heart in how to live and treat our fellow man. Thanks, guys. You're all as big as Everest!
  5. Bob & Irwin, your names should lead the list! Thanks for the welcome. It really does blow my mind at the Microcosm of Goodness found here. I feel like Alexis de Tocqueville whose observation really honed in onto something grand.
  6. Hello, Boardsters! It has literally been years since I've posted but I wanted to share with you what has become sure and strong in my heart. In my 52 years, I have never found such honor, morality nor integrity anywhere such as I experienced with my years in this forum. I've never found it in the church, the workplace, my neighbors nor my friends. The absolute only place that I've found men and the occasional woman to hold such standards have been here, on the NGC Coin Forums. I've been honored to have been friends with the likes of Mark Hooten, Mark Feld, Michael Luck, Tom Bush, Douglas McInd
  7. An Interview with JOHN ALBANESE by Maurice Rosen June 17, 2008 Noted numismatic authority Maurice Rosen interviewed John AlbaneseThe following interview appeared in the Rosen Numismatic Advisory Newsletter (Vol. 33 No. 4) in May 2008. A grading service grading other services’ coins? What’s going on? You’ve heard about CAC [CERTIFIED ACCEPTANCE CORPORATION]. They’re the ones affixing labels or stickers to already slabbed coins attesting to the “premium quality” of the encased going – a sort of Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval. We all know that the variance in quality among slabb