TwoKopeiki

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  1. Most definitely a counterfeit. Design elements (portrait, reverse shield, legend) are not even close to the regal king punches used in Mexico. Might be a contemporary forgery, which would still have value to collectors.
  2. Thanks @Abuelo's Collection. I was very happy to add it to the collection. That 1800 is my favorite out of the recent additions.
  3. A few additions from NYINC and a few weeks earlier: 1800 Mexico 8 Reales (PCGS63) 1801-FM Mexico 8 Reales (PCGS64) 1794 Lima, Peru 8 Reales (PCGS63+) 1566 Scotland Ryal of Mary (NGC53)
  4. Do you have a question about this Mexico 50 centavos from San Luis Potosi Mint or just sharing?
  5. Continuing to prune my collection of duplicates. For sale here first for a few days to give fellow forum members a chance to own them before listing on eBay or sending them in to HA. I'll keep updating this post as I go through the sets. 1773 PCGS XF45 - tougher inverted mint mark / assayer initials variety for this year. Nice original XF. **$350** 1797 PCGS AU55 - pop 3/0. Lustrous with golden toning. Some strike weakness and chatter in the fields. **SOLD** 1803-TH PCGS XF40 - key date listed in Krause at $600 in XF (hahaha). While scarce, an original XF like this one is closer to the price i'm asking: **$220** 1804 PCGS AU53 - nice coin with a touch of color and luster. **SOLD** 1799 PCGS AU55: **$350** 1821 PCGS AU50. Pedigreed to Isabel de Trastamara sale in Madrid. **250** 1798 PCGS AU50 **SOLD** 1801 PCGS XF45: Scarcer assayer for this year. **SOLD** 1810-HJ PCGS AU55: A bit of luster, relatively common. **$175** 1813-JJ PCGS AU55 Lustrous and beautifully toned reverse: **$325** 1808/7 PCGS AU58: Scarce overdate, unlisted in Calbeto. Pop 1 with only 1 higher. Dripping with luster. **$375** 1819 PCGS AU53: Toned and lustrous **$220** 1791 PCGS AU53 with nice color: **SOLD** 1805 PCGS AU58 - more lustrous than the image implies. Overall very attractive coin: **SOLD** 1800 PCGS AU58 with lots of luster and just a touch of peripheral color: **SOLD**
  6. Prices reduced and now on eBay with about a day to go. Get your Pieces of 8 while the prices are down! Click to be magically transported
  7. 1815 Mexico 8 Reales in AU50 - $300 Nice original surfaces 1777 Mexico 8 Reales in AU53 (undergraded, in my opinion) - SOLD Scarcer assayer combination. Top pop at PCGS. Lovely color. The image was taken through glass to show color and the light came out too warm. In reality the obverse is closer to white. 1819 Mexico 8 Reales in XF45 - $200 Nice original coin. Great addition to a type set.
  8. What was the motivation for doing so? Was your collection a greater percentage of PCGS coins, or was it an economic based decision because of perceived increased value in the market, or just a protest against change, in that a free stuff registry model disappeared, i.e. a competitor decided to not support another competitor? Does PCGS allow NGC in their world coin registry? I had about 50% of my collection in PCGS plastic at the time of the announcement and had to make a decision whether I would stay with NGC or move to PCGS. The reason I decided to go with PCGS is due to being a big believer in customer experience as a differentiator between service providers. The way NGC approached the move and the overall lack of communication / acknowledgement of the additional pains their existing customers had to go through with regards to their collection choices (and associated financial impact) made me feel like NGC didn't really care about what I thought or felt as a consumer of their services. It was an unpleasant experience, especially since I spent my own time and helped initially craft a number of Colonial Mexico registry sets.
  9. Having said that, NGC should run some $5 cross-over specials to help reduce the cost of aligning to their NGC-only Registry vision for those who want to stay.
  10. When this happened to World Coins in 2012, I moved my entire collection to PCGS and haven't looked back since.
  11. Price lowered because I like you guys. $450 shipped.
  12. $450 takes it home. Old NGC holder. Better than most 62's i've seen.
  13. TwoKopeiki

    SOLD

    Nice clear over-assayer, paid close to $400 but will let it go for $375 shipped. Only 6 of these variety certified across both PCGS and NGC. Certificate page: CLICK ME
  14. I'm pretty sure I know the dealer you're referring to and I've bought a few coins from them over the years (sold to them, as well). While I agree that their premiums are often outrageous and every coin I bought I "felt the sting" on, their coins are often of superior quality. And in my series, superior quality is often very difficult to find. I wouldn't hesitate to buy from them again, but my numismatic budget is a fraction of what their other clients seem to spend.
  15. Different grade opinion of the same coin is the problem CAC was established to solve. Are you saying CAC is also inconsistent in their grading opinions? Because that's worse than making a mistake, in my opinion.
  16. I'm surprised how difficult it is for some folks to admit that CAC makes occasional mistakes.
  17. Milled 8 Reales are one of the only arenas of World coins where I have seen PCGS be a bit more strict (mostly with luster in AU/lowMS grades). A-ha! I knew I wasn't crazy
  18. Must be in your series - I see the exact opposite with milled 8 reales (1732-1821) where PCGS is consistently stricter with grades, especially in the AU range.