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  1. Roger, could you give us the "back of the jacket" description so we know what this is about? It seems intriguing.
  2. Any idea when the new registry format will be coming to the custom sets? I'm working on a couple of customs, and was wondering what the plans were for them.
  3. A whole bunch of fantastic coins from my collection are listed right now on Great Collections. Ending tomorrow! Bid high! Take a look here: Beautiful, toned Wheat Cents Fantastic, Original Bust Halves Interesting and Appealing Ancient and Foreign
  4. Any 21 in PL is worthy of celebration. Congrats!
  5. If there are PCGS coins in a Custom set, particularly a World Coins custom set, are they ignored as they are in the US registry? Or will PCGS coins contribute to a custom set?
  6. A whole bunch of fantastic coins from my collection are listed right now on Great Collections. Take a look here: Beautiful, toned Wheat Cents Fantastic, Original Bust Halves Interesting and Appealing Ancient and Foreign
  7. Nah, no problem at all. I do wish that I had been able to go higher. The problem was, I just did not have the money to go any higher. You cannot put this on a credit card, so you have to have the money available. I had raised $10k, because I honestly thought before the auction that it would go for between $8k-$10k with the juice. So, when the bid went higher than that it wasn't really a matter of not wanting to go higher, it really was not being able to. This is the sort of coin that is so unique, so rare, and so special that you aren't "buried" in it no matter how much you pay. I would have had no intention of ever selling it.
  8. Joining HA is one of the best things you can do as a modern collector. Their auction archives are absolutely unmatched. Anyways, this coin sold for $11.4k - and that is after their bidders premium.
  9. Try this link instead: Seconds. They auction 2 or 3 lots a minute, depending on how much action there is on a lot. Once your lot comes up, you have to a plan already made up in your mind, and you have to react quickly. That whole paragraph about the bidding action took about 20 seconds.
  10. The anticipation before an auction is absolutely killer. I've been watching this coin for a month or two. I've fully researched it. I have Mark Feld's thumbs-up. I have a price in mind. I sent a huge consignment to auction to help pay for this coin. Finally, the day is here. I'm watching the evening, getting a feel for how hot the market is. At the last minute, someone places a strong pre-auction bid for the coin I want. But, they don't know I'm lurking, waiting, watching. They don't know that I am going to win. As the lots tick down, I'm getting a feel for the market. Is it strong? Are prices running high? Is there a lot of action? The time gets close.... we're only a few minutes away from my coin. My adrenaline starts to rise. Jennifer the auctioneer is calling out her lots in that sing-song cadence she has. Minute by minute, lot by lot, we get closer and closer. Lot 19, 36 thousand. Lot 20, 8 thousand. Mine is lot 85. Getting so close. Lot 21, 46 thousand. Are you all done? Final warning, It's last call, and sold. And so it goes. Finally, my lot comes up. It starts at $5500. I have a bid at 6. Someone else really wants this coin. You have been outbid, bid again? Yes. 7 thousand. Back to you? Back and forth it goes. Eight Thousand. Cut bid! Maybe they're done? $8500. I'll bid one more time. And they bid again as well. Damn. That was my limit, and I can't chase it to the moon, as much as I want to. I lost. That really, really sucks.... I was more excited about this coin than I've been in a really long time. To see the coin I lost, take a look here: http://
  11. I don't leave any feedback for anyone. The entire system is useless and broken. The last time I left negative feedback, the seller somehow got it deleted. What's the point of wasting my time?
  12. That is really specific and very obscure. I know of a couple of individual country books, but nothing general like an "Encyclopedia of European Gold."
  13. How does that photo compare to how it looks in hand? I generally find Todd's photos to be a bit on the dark side.
  14. I was recently trawling Ebay, looking for something sweet to buy. I happened upon this coin, and I was very surprised to see it. Prooflike coins from 1964 are quite rare - and this particular seller had 2 of them! I bought one, and finally got to take pictures of it today. This coin is graded NGC 64 PL. It isn't a very high grade coin - but it is the correct grade. There are 4 quarters designated from the Denver mint in 1964 (2 in 64, and one each 65 and 66). I had never actually seen one in person before this one arrived a couple of days ago. In hand, the obverse mirrors are quite strong. The reverse mirrors are weaker, especially in certain areas around the eagle's head and under the wings. However, the obverse practically shines in the dark. This is a fantastic coin, and it joins a host of other prooflike coins. I'd like to compare this coin, however, to my other 1964 - a Kennedy graded 64*. I recently sent the Kennedy in for designation review because I think it is fully PL, but NGC didn't agree. So, I just have a star. Anyways, both of these 1964 coins have mirrors which are quite different from other eras. The mid-20th century prooflike coins are characterised by heavy die polish. These 1964 coins do have some polish evident, but it is much more subtle. The die polish is quite light, comparatively. This gives these coins a much more striking mirror finish - much closer to an actual proof than the S mint coins of the 30's-50's. I hope you enjoy these coins. If you have any prooflikes from the 1960's, go ahead and post them!
  15. Is there any particular reason for this? You are going to have an *exceedingly* difficult time finding a buyer who wants to buy the entire collection all at once. Especially for this type of material. You might find a dealer that will buy the whole thing at once for a strong discount, but he will IMMEDIATELY break it up into ten thousand pieces to sell it. If you were talking about a *truly* WORLD CLASS collection (the kind that people will be reading about a hundred years from now), this sort of thing makes sense. Supremely rich collectors looking to expand the depth or breadth of their collection will buy a collection which can further their goals. These sorts of collections are usually *highly* focused or have *extremely high* quality. For a collection of random circulated world coins like you have, this is extremely unrealistic. Unless there is a Really, REALLY good reason to keep the whole thing together, I HIGHLY suggest you abandon that idea. You just don't seem to have the type of material that makes this a realistic goal. If, however, you really want to just sell the collection all at once, I'd suggest finding a willing dealer in foreign coins. I'm sure some members here can suggest options. Understand, of course, that these dealers will not keep the collection together, they'll sell it piecemeal.