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PFC Network Presents eBay Auctions: all Listings Close Monday night! US Silver Eagles: 2008 $1 MS 70 American Silver Eagle .999 1 Oz Silver Coin Frist Strike ANACS $21.50 2011 S Silver Eagle 25th Anniversary First Strike MS 69 PCGS #7 Current Bid $26.00 2011 S Silver Eagle 25th Anniversary First Strike MS 69 PCGS #8 Current Bid $20.49 2011 S Silver Eagle 25th Anniversary First Strike MS 69 PCGS #9 Current Bid $21.50 2011 S Silver Eagle 25th Anniversary First Strike MS 69 PCGS #10 Current Bid $23.50 Morgan Dollars: Uncirculated 1878 S Morgan Dollar Current bid $19.38 1979 P BU Morgan Dollar Current bid $19.38 1881 S Morgan Dollar Great Luster Current Bid $26.00 1881 O Morgan Dollar Great Luster Current Bid $20.50 1883 O Morgan Dollar Current Bid $20.50 1884 O Uncirculated Morgan Silver Dollar New Orleans Current Bid $20.50 1885 P Morgan Silver Dollar Philadelphia Brilliant Uncirculated! Current Bid $12.51 1886 P Morgan Silver Dollar Philadelphia Brilliant Luster! Current Bid $20.52 1889 P Morgan Silver Dollar Philadelphia Current Bid $14.50 1896 P Morgan Silver Dollar Philadelphia Uncirculated BU! Current Bid $22.50 1896 P Morgan Silver Dollar Philadelphia Brilliant Luster! Current Bid 19.38 1897 P Morgan Silver Dollar Philadelphia Bright Luster! Current Bid $20.00 1900 P Morgan Silver Dollar Philadelphia BU! Current Bid $17.00 1904 O Morgan Silver Dollar Philadelphia BU! Current Bid $19.38 Peace Dollars: 1923 D Peace Silver Dollar! Current Bid $10.50 Barber Half Dollars: 1893 S Barber Half Dollar Current Bid $35.00 1909 O Barber Half Dollar Lots of Detail Current Bid $41.01 1913 Barber Half Dollar Current Bid $12.50 1914 Barber Half Dollar Better Coin Current Bid $11.00 1915 Barber Half Dollar Current Bid $15.50 Walking Liberty Half Dollars: 1916 S Walking Liberty Half Dollar Current Bid $63.95 1938 D Walking Liberty Half Dollar Denver KEY DATE Current Bid $47.00 1944 Uncirculated Walking Liberty Half Dollar Amazing Luster! Current Bid $7.50 1945 Walking Liberty Half Dollar Current Bid $3.25 Commemorative Half Dollar: 1925 Stone Mountain Commemorative Half Dollar 50C Current Bid $27.01 Barber Quarter: 1915 S Barber Quarter Current Price $17.50 Washington Quarter: 1932 S Washington Silver Quarter Key Date! Current Price $36.00 1932 D Washington Silver Quarter Key Date! Current Price $23.13 1955 Washington Silver Quarter BLASING LUSTER Current Price $0.99 1959 Washington Silver Quarter BLASING LUSTER Uncirculated Current Price $4.26 Seated Liberty Twenty Cent Piece / Double Dime 1875 S 20c Liberty Seated Silver Twenty Cent Genuine Current Price $38.77 Mercury Dime: 1921 Mercury Dime Semi Key! Current Price $8.80 1921 D Mercury Dime Key Date & Mint Mark! Lots of Detail! $18.50 Lincoln Cent: 1909 S Lincoln Wheat Cent Key Date San Francisco Current Bid $51.00 1909 S Lincoln Wheat Cent Key Date Low Mintage Current Bid $28.58 1954 S Lincoln Cent PCGS MS 66 Red GEM Uncirculated! Current Bid $1.65 1954 S Lincoln Cent PCGS MS 66 Red GEM Uncirculated! #2 Current Bid $0.99 US Sets: 1986, 1986. 1987, 1988 Four (4) Prestige Proof sets with 90% Silver Dollar Current Bid $27.00 1999 S 2008 S ALL FIFTY PROOF STATE QUARTERS OFFICIAL COLLECTOR BOX Current Bid $20.50 1992 US Mint Premier Silver Proof Set with Box & COA Canadian Sets: 1990 Canadian Proof Coin Set w/ Kelsey Silver Dollar in original box w/ COA Current Bid $8.00 1979 Canadian Proof Coin Set w/ The Griffon Silver Dollar original box COA Current Bid $10.00 1981 Canadian Proof Coin Set w/ Locomotive Silver Dollar original box COA Current bid $11.52 1982 Canadian Proof Coin Set w/ The Bison Silver Dollar original box & COA Current Bid $8.00 US Medals: U.S. MINT 1973 AMERICA'S FIRST MEDALS COLLECTION Current Bid $11.50
One of the things that endears me to coin collecting is allegorical art. I have several sets in my collection based on allegories alone. I have always maintained that coins are a powerful medium to communicate national ideals through allegorical images. For me a lot of the fun in collecting coins is deciphering the allegories. In researching the allegories, I am amazed by how much I have learned about world history through the stories told on coins! For instance I had not known that the name "Borealia" had been considered for Canada's name at it's confederation in 1867 before I acquired the latest coin for my allegorical "Inspirational Ladies" set. The following is a description of my coin purchased from Tallisman Coins and comes from their website: Building on the classical concept of a female national personification, Canadian artist Rebecca Yanovskaya offers a new allegory for a modern Canada. Framed by waves and maple leaves that unite land and sea, Borealia is the very picture of strength and confidence as she stands against the majestic backdrop of Canada's tallest peak, Mount Logan, which represents the soaring spirit of innovation. Like the British figurehead Britannia, Borealia is clad in traditional robes, but with unique armor that hints at Canada's journey since the colonial era. Every engraved element in this intricate design carries deeper symbolic meaning, including those that allude to the weight of history: the fur cape that represents Canada's pre-Confederation past; the feather that pays tribute to Indigenous Peoples; and the poppies of remembrance woven into her hair. In one hand, Borealia holds the shield of the Arms of Canada; in the other, a dove of peace, a nod to Canada's historic role as peacekeepers, but also to Canadians' desire for peace. Facing forward towards the future, Borealia is strong, optimistic and steadfast, like the people she represents, whose ideals and spirit continue to shape and redefine the nation's global future. With one foot reverentially set in the past, her name is an ode to one of the proposed names of Canada leading up to Confederation: Borealia. Traditional engraving creates a classical portrait of the modern Miss Canada, a highly symbolic and meaningful allegory or personification of the goddess Miss Canada, struck in one full troy ounce of 99.99% pure silver, and layered in precious 24-karat gold! She is youthful yet wise, peaceful yet powerful. She is Borealia, (from "borealis," the Latin word for "northern") the goddess Miss Canada, who radiates strength and confidence on this fully gold-plated, 99.99% pure silver proof. This symbolic personification is a superb rendering of a classic allegorical figure who represents the collective spirit of Canadians in today's world: hopeful and steady in resolve and perseverance, rising to meet the challenges that lie ahead.
Along with my recent submission which finished 2 of my Bahamian Silver MS sets, I also added 8 more coins to my granddaughter's growing " bear coins" themed collection. She really does enjoy these coins I find and is not just humoring her pawpaw with the ooohs and aaahs. It is fun to see her loop the 20x loupe around her little finger and stare down at all the small details--shifting and turning to get the right light and focus to get the clearest image ( just as I taught her!) This submission was a strange one from the start. As I checked to make sure the package arrived safely to Sarasota, the initial logging of the coins had 3 of them as "ineligible.' Since I have seen all 3 of the coins that are marked as "ineligible" in NGC slabs on websites, I figured that what the cataloguer really meant was "illegible" since my writing style is somewhat unique in its -script style. As the coins progressed through the process, two of the coins lost the "ineligible" moniker and just one retained it--the North Korean coin. I later received an email informing me that N Korea is on the banned list for grading ( I presume Russia, Syria, Libya, Iran and other boogeymen countries will be soon to follow on the list.) Both of the other coins did end up with issues though--the Greenland coin, which has a value of 1 Piastre and is minted at a legit mint is labeled as " fantasy issue" on the slab. The British Virgin Islands coin which is gold gilt and coated in Rhodium was also bodybagged like the N Korean coin because, "colorized outside of mint.' This simply isn't true, the Pobjoy mint which both minted the plain silver issues and the 500 limited edition, gold-gilt issues is the #1 private mint of European countries and mints hundreds of issues which are recognized as legal currency and are in NGC slabs by the thousands. I have the government packaging and coas to prove it is officially licensed product of the BVI govt. If we accept dozens of FM issues, and coins from small countries without their own independent mints, this coin should be allowed. The least they could do is put the coin in a slab without a grade and say "private mint, ungradable"--then I could add it to a custom set or inventory it as well as have it protected with encapsulation, after all-I PAID FOR IT. I was surprised to be given a credit/refund for the N Korean coin--the first time over the years that I have received my money back ( out of dozens) for NGC not providing the paid service but I'm still hundreds and hundreds in losses for coins they wouldn't grade but kept my cash anyhow. Maybe once they open the box it counts as Tier Service?? Whatever, my bellyaching won't change anything--I'll just blame it on the Russians, like everything else......here are three of my prizes that did get encapsulated. My Greenland "fantasy issue", a wonderfully artistic, geometric rendition of swimming polar bear with cub, and the final one is my newest favorite--a polar bear ( also under northern lights) with actual diamond dust mixed into the silver to give the appearance of glistening snow--really cool stuff...enjoy and happy hunting....
When I read Jackson64’s journal, “Added coins 4 and 5 to my Jersey 1/12 shilling set” I got stoked because there was much about what he was saying about his style of collecting that matches my own. For instance, I like to manage 4 or 5 sets at a time like he does. Currently, I am working on a US type set, along with my custom sets Inspirational Ladies, The Use of Seated Imagery in Numismatics, and The Coins and Medals of Laura Gardin Fraser. Still, there is a bit of a twist to my collecting habits that is slightly different meaning that I am actively pursuing coins for my US type set and LGF custom set while at the same time passively seeking coins for the other two. By passively, I mean that if I run across something that I like and it fits into the Inspirational Ladies and Seated Imagery sets, I will often buy those coins. Recently I bought a new coin for my Inspirational Ladies custom set. I get a lot of coin related e-mails listing various coins for sale and I tend to peruse most of them. Much of the time I see nothing of interest and immediately delete them. However, a recent e-mail from Talisman Coins listed a really cool 150th anniversary of Canadian confederation 2017 silver dollar featuring Miss Canada. For a while there, I was hemming and hawing about purchasing it as a single coin. A little later I got another e-mail from Talisman listing a Canadian proof set with the Miss Canada Silver Dollar included but with a twist. This coin was different in that it had gold plating in selected places on the coin. When I saw a picture of this coin my jaw about dropped. Rarely have I seen medallic art with the level of intricacy and beauty as is this coin! The only possible show stopper was that it was not offered as a single but only in a set with proof versions of the other Canadian circulating coins. So I bought seven coins to get one. I considered cracking out the dollar to submit it separately. That said, this set is not at all cheesy because every single one of the circulating coins were struck up in pure silver, from the nickel to the “toonie.” The standard dollar, Miss Canada dollar, and two dollar all have some level of gold plating. Pulling the dollar and submitting it would have been easy had the coins been mounted in individual capsules. When the set arrived it came packaged with book-like leather covers and the coins encased in a single plastic mount. Simply put, this set is way too nice to crack out any of the coins for a submission. This presents a dilemma of how to enter the Miss Canada coin into the Inspirational Ladies set. Perhaps, I will have to buy eight coins to get one. Buy the single all silver uncirculated Miss Canada dollar, submit it, and post the pictures of the gold plated version. This all seems like a pretty big expense just to get one coin into my set. Sometimes this hobby of ours is just not logical! We’ll see, I’m in no hurry. On another front, I just purchased a very nicely toned PCGS MS-63 1853 with arrows Seated Liberty Dime for my type set replacing an XF-40 dime. This presents another problem of how to represent this new purchase in my NGC set. Simple, I just keep the old coin and use the MS-63 pictures. …Or, since this coin was toned I could search Heritage to see if my coin was ever auctioned. What I found was that Heritage auctioned it in 2004 in an NGC holder meaning that someone along the way cracked it out and sent it to PCGS. Thus if the holder number is still valid, I might try entering the old NGC number. Naw, this is all ridiculous I’m not going to that degree. Interestingly, NGC had the coin graded at MS-63 also. Happy collecting all!!!! Gary