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  1. I break stuff out of ANACS and PCGS to send into NGC sometimes. And, I break out old NGC holders where you can't see any rim, to send back into NGC. The only reason I break the coins out instead of sending in the slab is because I want to video / photo the coin out of the plastic. I have nothing anywhere close to MS70, so if something drops from MS62 to MS60, as has happened once from PCGS to NGC, I can handle it. They tell me they will not honor any kind of guarantee because I broke them out. Haven't had them drop their own grade down yet. I have had quite a few ANACS hammered world coins grade up at NGC, like AU58 to MS62. My USA coins that are in PCGS holders though, I do not plan to break out, because my understanding is that
  2. congratulations that sounds like a lot of vindication, and tribute to pay to the Ebay gods
  3. I want them to go up. Later. As I watch auctions I see coins I don't buy, Chinese ones, seeming to go up. I mean the old classic end of the 19th century early 20th century mostly silver (and gold if you're rich) ones
  4. All the thousands of donated cents were wheat backs, or just some of them? Those, and sometimes a silver dime or quarter, are the only nonjunk coins that were ever possible to find in circulation when I was a kid. I got 62,233 pennies as a first payment of $622.33 from a spiteful individual, dropped off at my office in 2009. It was not easy to get a bank to take them; I had to handcart them to the main branch downtown. I did not search them.
  5. yeah I have to show I am always packing up envelopes and selling coins on Ebay and saying "sad to see this one go, had it since 2010" real loud in front of her. And whenever fedex comes, it's just another catalog. NGC is great because when coins come, maybe they were already mine to begin with It is good to take your coins out, in natural sunlight, especially since yours are gold. I haven't done the research, but I suspect regular gold in sunlight viewing is therapeutic even through the slab.
  6. Thanks. You figure at a coin show they know what they're selling. But on Ebay, magic can happen.
  7. I am looking to get some decent 1880s-1910s Japanese and Chinese silver. I've got a 1916 50 Sen but I need the whole Yen
  8. Hi - I just didn't know. I will look to see how to see messages. Always happy to share with other collectors of these great classic Thai coins I just checked on my "deposito" page for the envelope icon, it says no messages. Am I missing something?
  9. Hi - I just didn't know. I will look to see how to see messages. Always happy to share with other collectors of these great classic Thai coins
  10. It is important to take the coins out and examine them together.
  11. How to see the pictures ? I clicked through to your name but I believe that was limited to this journal. Vikings? Thanks
  12. These photos were taken in natural sunlight. They are the Baht and its fractional silver pieces from the popular King Chulalongkorn. These are the brightest examples without toning I could put together. There are also copper pieces that can still be found looking not too dark, with a slightly different, even better portrait of the King. I believe there was no 1/2 Baht for this time. The examples of these coins we have that were given higher grades look duller. The most common Baht is "no date" (1876-1900) just like the 1/4 and 1/8 Baht coins shown here. The 1903 (RS 122) Baht included here is a little more scarce, but not that much. The RS means "Rattanakosin". The Rattanakosin Era began 1781, about the same time the USA was getting started. So, 122 is 1903. If you look at the worn and beaten Baht coins available on Ebay they can often be found advertised as "1876-1900" or "ND" when they are actually dated, RS 120 through, maybe, 127. There is a very worn coin ending on Ebay now, the reverse picture is below. It is at just $16. It is listed as 1876-1900. But the date appears at the very bottom on the reverse, here. If there is no date, there is no 3-character thing at the very bottom. This one, like all of them, is "1 2 __". I am pretty sure, after a careful review of Thai numbers, that it is 1 2 0. That makes this a pretty scarce 1901 Baht. In AU55 or better without problems it would sell for $700 to $1000. This coin likely has more problems than just heavy wear. Maybe it is F. It doesn't matter much. I will try to pick it up, they make great gifts for Thai kids. This is recognizable as the portrait of the most popular and famous king in Thailand. People are coming to light smell sticks and leave whiskey in front of his statue in front of the Parliament building every night.
  13. Thank you for your answer. Could you let me know the possibility of, and approximate cost to only certify the attached 6 coins as "genuine" with their attributions, all in one long custom holder? Thank you