NGC Journals

NOTHING'S HAPPENING WITH THE SCORE DISCREPANCY

1963 "TOP POP" coins scores are whacked out. A 1963 cent graded by NGC as MS67RD only scores a 237 with a tiny population of 4 in that grade, but a 1963 dime graded by NGC as MS67 scores 437 with 217 existing. Does that make any sence to you? Me either. I zipped of a little suggestion to the powers that be, but I'll bet nothing will ever be done about this one. 1963 NGC 0

dleonard-3

dleonard-3

A Tale of Two Norwebs

A neat post by TomB on toning and value got me reminiscing. I didn't attend the Norweb sales in '87 and '88 but the coins and the catalogues were spectacular! Many of the Norweb coins appeared afterwards at shows and in dealer inventories but some of the pieces were destined to be tucked away for a long time in some very nice collections. At the time, I was putting together a proof type set and came across this line in a dealer's lengthy inventory: "$1 1838 PR65". Really? (I had a thing for

Yarm

Yarm

To cross or not to cross.

Oh! Those pre-registry days, and I was swept away by the turbulence that ICG had brought to the calm seas of TPGs. It was the time before registry sets, long long ago, that ICG came into the TPG scene, with their promise of independent and fair grading. I was swept away by the storm ICG had brought to the calm of TPG seas. So I ended up acquiring a lot of high grade ICG coins. But today, I am dissappointed by their lack of transparency. No population report, no registry. I still hear some

FuzzyChaos

FuzzyChaos

WHAT A RUSH >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

I've reached the top of the Mount and the view from here is just great! What a rush a got when I had in my hand the final piece of the six coin 1991 Mount Rushmore comemmorative collection. The coin, the 1991-D 50c piece, NGC graded and certified 'MS 70' Cert # 1956749-003). I noted in my previous journal entry that I've been searching a very long time for this 'jewel' to complete the series. I now own the entire set all graded either MS 70 / PF 70 UCAM. Do I sould like I'm glowing with utter

Considering Bust Half Die Variety Collecting

could be a lifetime quest to become adept I have always loved the Early Half Dollars and have a few nice coins that are mostly for "type" purposes.I have considered collecting die varieties for the excitement of possibly finding a rare die variety/marriage that may be unrecognized by the seller and selling for $100 or so.Well, I had no idea...I just received a copy of the fourth edition of "United States Early Half Dollar Die Varieties 1794-1836" {the Overton book} and it is a TOME!!Almost 800

jackson64

jackson64

Cracked Out a Coin From Holder and Stuck in Album

Am I the only crazy person I wonder who would crack out a $300 coin to fill an album hole? For a while now I have slowly been working on a nice VF-BU Buffalo nickel album.Many of these coins were throw-ins in big trades, bulk purchases, or found at flea markets or part of a larger estate buy where the focus was on some other coins.However, as I have gotten closer to plugging all the holes in my little green fold-up I have actually started pursuing the last 8-10 more elusive coins. Having gotte

jackson64

jackson64

Part II-Return to Collecting

Submissions and certified auctions Well, I had to bite the bullet and submit raw coins sooner or later so I picked out a couple of "proof" British twopence cartwheels I had purchased at least 15 years ago. As near as I could tell, the designs were identical but one was coin turn and other medal turn. The scuttlebutt was that NGC might grade them but not encapsulate them (as too large for the standard slab). I had begun to experiment with photographing coins and figured I'd work with them uns

Yarm

Yarm

I HAVE IGHIN!

Just Hand over the coin and I wont have to HARM ME!!! I gotta have it now ! Good God throw a slabbed German States coin or German Empire Coin at me and I will HURT my self getting to it! God how I Hate (and LOVE) E Bay! As soon as they declare this an offical affliction and the Gov starts handing out checks for it I will be first in line (Im going to change mine into E Bay gift certificates)! Seriously now I really have to get this under control! So Im shopping E Bay for a Straight Jacket a

Kirkpatrick

Kirkpatrick

IGHI Support Group

Perhaps its time to setup a support group I am sure there are more of us out there. Click Click Click... Auction has ended... you just paid twice as much as its worth CONGRATULATIONS! There is hope.. I am proof Its been 2 days since I bid on a coin. You can do it too.

NumisGuard

NumisGuard

IGHIN support

I thought this was a IGHIN support group... The journals and chat boards are about the only sites i hit other than eBay and Heritage--and if i'm here, i'm not bidding. i can feel the DTs already. after i sold everything that was outside of my focus group, i converted that huge chunk of change (15K) into my early commems (the mods were already done). now, instead of merely finishing the set, i am worrying about upgrading. GRRRRR. and if it were only eBay, i'd be okay cause there's not a

hardin2413

hardin2413

Support Group? Point me to it... Not here!

Severe case of IGHIN here. This site has only been fueling my desires. I am afflicted too. Focus! You said. How is it done? I haven't found this site to be much help. Coin talk just fuels my desires and seeing high grade coins (especially moderns) give me a severe case of IGHIN. We really need to get this affliction certified, perhaps by AMA or better yet, PCGS ;-) and then research therapeutic remedies. Have a great day!

FuzzyChaos

FuzzyChaos

Support group???!!!

The only Group we (myself and fellow collectors), support is..... the group that consists of eBay, Heritage, David Lawrence etc. They are enablers. Now everyone.... right click on your eBay bookmark and go to delete. Ha- More for me!!!! 1929Obvers

Yevrah1

Yevrah1

My Buffalo set!

Well I made it to 21st place before I had to sell most of them to pay bills and such. I guess I never had any thought that I could get first place in the Buffalo registry sets. I was sort of surprised to get up to 21st place with 48% of the Buffs. Well that lasted about a week and now I am having to sell most of my set! I am going to try to hang onto some of the better dates like my 1914-S NGC MS65 or my 1936-D NGC MS67 though! This year I did put together a Fine to BU set in an old "Li

BankNote1

BankNote1

If I dont focus soon, Ill be homeless buried under a pile of coins :-\

ok, so its easy to be impulsive in the wonderful world of coins. I know all about it. I also suffer from IGHI... For those of you unfamiliar with IGHI, or "I Gotta Have It", researchers have found a strong correlation between Ebay and this affliction. This order can be quite prevelant in the coin collecting world so buyer beware. Ok, so IGHI doesnt officially exist..(yet) but I am beginning to feel as though I am addicted to buying coins. The first step is admitting you have a problem

NumisGuard

NumisGuard

1964 P Roosevelt dime

Double Die REVERSE Was looking at this dime this morning and noticed that the lettering (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA & ONE DIME & E PLU) all show doubling. My books list a 1964 Denver mint DD rev. but not a Philadelphia minted one. Would appreciate any help on this.

ranger1b

ranger1b

1965-1967 SMS or PL Business Strike?

I was wondering if anyone knows how to differentiate between a '65-'67 SMS Quarter and a PL business strike? It is my understanding that the SMS coins were polished planchets struck with business strike dies. NGC has not graded any 1965-1967 business strike Quarters in PL but they have graded 1964 and 1968 coins in PL. Could the 1968 coins be struck with left over SMS planchets and graded PL because there were no SMS coins in '68? If there are 1965-1967 PL business strike coins that exist, can

kipakoo

kipakoo

Return to collecting

It's only been 12 years! Part I Back in the 80's I moved to Southern California and got interested in the coin market when certification was fairly new. I visited about 20 dealers in the Orange County area and experienced everything from outright hostility to patient education. I wound up purchasing almost exclusively from 3 dealers as well as the big auction houses over a period of nearly 10 years. I was working and didn't feel uncomfortable putting together a set of Gobrecht dollars, pr

Yarm

Yarm

A New Signature Set -- Saluting

World War 2 and the brave men and women who served our nation. I'm starting a new signature set, to commemorate the veterans of World War 2. My dad served in the Army, and this is a tribute to him. Before I go any further, I do want to say, I'm not trying to slight any veterns of our armed forces. I truly appreciate their sacrifices for us, from the Revolution to now. It's just as I said, this set is being made to honor my dad. This set will consist of 17 coins of circulation strikes. Thes