W.K.F.

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    Kerry
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    Retired General Contractor
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    Surfing, hiking, fitness & Numismatics
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  1. W.K.F.

    Harder coin to find than one might think

    Hello John. Very choice au half eagle in an older slab. Strong for the grade too. I love all Liberty gold 1840-1907. In all denominations. My focus has switched to the Eagles from the New Orleans mint. Just posted my 1860-O $10 Have to take new pics and post all the rest of the coins. My coin count in the Liberty Eagles is about 22. Little over a dozen from New Orleans. My last visit here was pre pandemic. PCGS coins were not allowed then. Now they appear they are. Still lacking well over a dozen N.O. Eagles Presently. Labor of love I say. And much patience... I look forward to looking at your 1860 mint set and others. Thx for sharing this nice piece of gold! And good luck in your quests kerry
  2. Thanks Mike! I think she’s a beaut! thanks for the comment and compliment. happy collecting! kerry
  3. Thanks Tom. That was great. Everything but the part about having to eat crow, because Lisa is usually right about this kinda stuff. And I’m usually not. Very fortunate to have had her aboard. Dr said it cud have popped in hours or as much as two - three days? Would not have waited a week before it blew. Wheww. More scary now than when it happened almost a month ago. And it definitely wasn’t caused by the spill he said. So yea, very blessed, and lucky. A lot more going on, than meets the eye, lots of the time. I’m already back in the water surfing though. Got a little storm in the gulf and its sending a little southeast swell our way, on the east coast of FL. It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood! And... I got a platinum coil inserted via my femoral artery, into that aneurysm, in my brain. Pretty dam cool, the procedure they have now for what use to be actual brain surgery. Lisa is being spoiled. It’s never been a time in my life, until now, that I could say... this person saved my life. I probably would not have gone to get checked? Meanwhile, back at the ranch... on my other exciting front, I’m gonna let things calm down in NYC before I go up to see the boys. I shud wait til they’re crawling around really. Right? But I’ll head up that way in August, as this summer, on August 17th is the 50th anniversary of Woodstock. I was there last year for the 49th anniversary, at a private Jackson Brown concert at “The Barn”. (my first time) and think I can kill three birds here? by first, a trip to see the boys. Then a trip to Woodstock. And thirdly, hopefully... a trip to be in Chicago for the ANA show mid August. Then back to FL. ROAD TRIP!!! (in several planes, and a pile of Uber’s, actually) We’ll see I guess? Take care Tom ! Thank you for the note. 🍀
  4. Need to cash in some halves for some cents? (Brains) just refuse to grow up. thx man...
  5. Thanks for your early June comments on my Franklin half. I’m still learning the ropes here. Just surfaced from almost ten years ago. I’m really looking to get back into fellowship with everyone here.

    thx again,

    Kerry

  6. W.K.F.

    A much better photo

    Thank you so much for your comments Don. I look forward to conversing with you in the future about this silver half series we both like. Sorry for this late reply. I’m a bit tardy due to several big things happening in the first months of summer. I am following you now. cheers! kerry
  7. W.K.F.

    An Interesting Comparison

    What an interesting collecting world we live in. Those of you that know me, know modern coinage is not my first pick. Having said that, I own many graded modern coins in 70. Mint state and proof. Having said THAT, it just makes me a wee bit sad that most all my ms or pf 70 modern eagles in gold and silver have many, many hundreds, sometimes thousands of brothers and sisters of that same lofty grade in most any date I own. Three thousand mintage for this half is small, yet high, when 90+% will grade 69&70? Yet having said all the above, press one in Carson City is being used to strike these. That press. That CC mint mark. That nostalgia is tempting. The deal breaker aside from a post 2000 striking is the single C in the word copy. Gonna have to pass. Never bet another mans game, and never get outta the boat... Still a dam good looking half though! Would love to have any CC half. A branch mint that I never felt deep enough pockets to start collecting. I have zero coins of any denomination from Carson City. Will own a ten lib from cc one day. Just that day has not presented itself. Thx for this post. It’s great. cheers...☮️
  8. Well said Gary. Well said indeed. And thx on the congrats. I’m gonna try to plan a trip to Manhattan when things calm down a bit. And maybe try to coincide it with a trip same time, to the Windy City. I got this bud of mine that’s gonna be speaking at the ANA. We’ll see huh? All the best to you and yours Gary! may see ya soon? You take care!
  9. Hi Coinbuf, Thank you for this in-depth comment. I could not agree with you more. Starting long ago, raw or slabbed, it was always the coin that won out. Not the plastic. Also you’re spot on on the different positive attributes that NGC looks at compared to PCGS. Please forgive me for not commenting earlier. I’m still getting use to an actual app on NGC. And the navigation, photos, comments etc. I’m gonna spend the rest of the summer sorting out surfing and skating accidents and my second and third grandchild added to my growing family. Along with getting all my tens on here. All the best to you and yours! kerry
  10. Sorry for the delayed comment. Please post or let us know how those grades came out. Good luck and happy collecting! kerry
  11. Hello Collectors, I have been outta pocket for a bit as when you’re 65, you don’t do, look, or act like a “65” should. Feel like more of an au-55 at best. And I’m not talking about the age. Talking about the body grade. I had a skateboard accident recently and was prodded to take a trip to ER the next day by my girlfriend. Against my wishes of course. She actually witnessed the crash. Said I appeared to be airborne for minutes. Like a typical stupid guy, I turned down her offer for a ride back to the house a quarter mile away. Only broke my shades, and a small cut over the left eye. What followed was CT and X-ray of my whole left side. Partially dislocated shoulder. Three bruised ribs. One cracked rib. And lastly with the concussion, they found a five mm aneurism that had just begun to leak. Lisa actually saved my life. So glad I’m still here to continue to blow money on this crazy wonderful hobby of kings. Oh, and also my daughter in NYC gave birth to my twin grandsons one week ago Friday night 7/5/19. I’ve had a bunch going on and I’m just glad to be alive and be in Florida. None of this is about coins except the pic. Thank you for your patience. This is a coin from my favorite branch mint in the ten dollar series. 1854-O Small Date. And one that is closer to my body grade than a “65”. Yea... sure.. XF-45 is about my top condition. Compared to my age. Some luster still remains on this 165 year old ten. Also is a coin minted in the south 100 years before my birth year. And once I get these NGC tens in one place, get my decent photos, then back on here they will go. Until then... Last but not least, I’d like to thank all of you that have messaged me, on a post or two of late. Also the comments here. I’m loving hearing from each of you. You that I knew from 2008 onward, along with the new young guns. Keep this great thing going!!! Happy Collecting! kerry
  12. Still getting use to the way things are here. Could have posted the reverse here with the obverse before, but didn’t know how. I promise to continue to improve 🙃 this is a simply gorgeous example of a nicely toned 1950’s era mint set coin. kerry
  13. W.K.F.

    A much better photo

    Greetings... just wanted to share the obverse of the previously posted pic of my 1958 Franklin PCGS MS 67+ Highest graded non fbl Franklin for the year. One of about a hundred total at both grading agencies. Less than that with CAC also. This pic shows the beautiful colors much better imo. Hope you like it. I always say collect what you like. I like Frank! Happy Collecting to all kerry
  14. These are definitely the “Good Ol Days” right now! Well said! thx!
  15. Well said! The denarias and soldus of the ancient world that could have been had...Ben F was fortunately still in circulation when I started into coin collecting. Along with Walker halves, Mercury dimes, Buffalo nickels and an occasional silver dollar. Gonna do a piece soon on how and what got me started in coins. Thank you for your comment.