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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
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!!!!
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!
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
It's only been 12 years!
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
I want to start by saying, that i am sorry if i offended the one person who didn't like my post, but however, i didn't mean to offend him. I thought that I was doing my fellow members a favor in letting everyone know that they could now complete their registery sets! and point you to the right direction.
For all of you who dont know what i was talking about, here is my origional post:is your statehood quarter collection missing a couple coins...then here is your chance to make it complet
I have never really looked at coins before but i just got this magnifier with a light and boy can i see them now
I have been looking at my mercury dimes and I think I have a 1938-d/d and a1926- d double die .Is there such a beast and what do i do to confirm it
I just have never seen things this clear through anything before. I almost think it is my imagination
A short discussion concerning my first six months in search of the gold coins of Napoleon Bonaparte and the new French Republic.
I am a recent member to this site, an an avid follower of all things historical. I came by the numismatist trade six months ago as a way of tactile familiarity with past periods I am most fond of. My maiden voyage into this world has been with post revolution French gold coins, specifically those of Napoleon Bonaparte and his family who assumed power of
The best Hobby ever
MY Grand Father left me a 1986 Statue of Liberty Proof Set. I wanted to protect it so I sent it off to NGC to Grade. I studied it before sending under a 10x loope and a 30x microscope and found slight imperfections to the planchets and figured they would come back PF 69 UC. No surprises here they came back as expected. Of course I would have liked them a lot quicker, but thats just my impatience.When I send coins out I check at least three times a day to see there progress.
Where did the coin talk go?
I am getting quite bored with this constant meta-discourse, and so, could we please get back to talking about coins.
I received my latest bunch back and was quite happy--i have now finished my modern commem set (although i need to send my franklins in), and have had a decent enough come back 70s (and i only have 2 68s that need to be upgraded, and one of those is the 1982-D washington 50c).
now i can get back to my early commems and try to finish that set up
In honor of the Southern Gold Society's annual meeting in Dalton, GA this weekend, I wish to encourage other collectors of southern gold to become active in this coin club.
Please visit the website at http://www.southerngoldsociety.org/ for more information.
Closed society? Nope, it's open to all who....Barbed wire? nothing bad about that
number one...all you closed society types need to revisit the definition of a society...a group of people with a common purpose who band together, make rules to govern their group and promise to live by those rules. those that are not willing to abide by the rules of the society are no longer members of that group and are normally called criminals. IF YOU WANT TO BELONG, THEN FOLLOW THE RULES. OTHERWISE WE H
When (if) you get to the other side??
I was going to ramble on about the member of this society who was recently suspended, and the several people who promote his coin trading sight, and that I was a founding member of that sight, only to leave because the founder is the "King of Censor" (in my humble opinion), but haven't we all had enough of that?? So... I wont say any of that... (snicker)
I got back my latest submission from NGC and I had TWO bodybags...aarrggh... both were quarters from
your both right and both wrong
As I enter this int0o my journal after a long and hot day at work I don't know whether to shake my head and laugh or vent. Surely this journal sight is not the place for free advertising and promoting an agenda.I clicked on the forum page that was in "ARCHS'" entry and was highly offended at his wording..quote" accepting only paid e-mail log ins is a way for us to keep out all the agenda promoting riff raff" I have had my same email for over a dozen years and whe
It's just being on-topic for the area you're posting in, guys. It's not exactly an opppressive policy. It's not that there aren't areas to discuss these things. There ARE.
If you'd like to continue discussion of this topic, do it here.
If you need an account, you will need a paid email address. If you have internet access, then the service providing you that internet access is also pro
Another unfortunate situation which NGC will choose to ignore.
The journal entry posted by William is not only well-written, but totally accurate. Additionally, a public appology to Ron is in order, unfortunately, the powers-that-be at NGC will ignore this situation, as they do with any situation which may have a negative impact on their company. A true industry leader would "own up" to their errors, doing whatever is necessary to make the customer happy. Perhaps this business philosophy ha
Anyone else felt the barbs of this closed minded society
Here we are again wondering what is going on with this corporation. One would think, anything that promoted the concept of collecting coins, would be beneficial to NGC. HMMM, seems that may not be the case. Is NGC perfectly content with status quo? Mind you, they have no qualms about collecting the yearly 99.00 renewal fee. In return, they will send you a coin/coins of their choosing and a piece of paper good for 5 early bird submissions