Thanks CoinGuy, I thought there had to be more to it. I have worked on many digs in historicaly known places and have dug up many coins. I never stopped and thought about silver and salt water not getting along that good before I posted. Thanks again.
when i sent gsa morgans in ....
i sent them in the boxxes with certs. BIG mistake!
now that i know how to send i will know,but not sure what they do with these types of things. being that ppl on ebay sell just the boxxes for 30 bucks or so i think they came out nicely in this deal. got paid for grading a coin already slabbed and 30$-60$ in gsa boxxes and certs.
reason i sent in with boxxes is it took 4 weeks to get coupon, and as u kan see im inpatiant.
im still happy they came back how
UNI7ED STATES OF AMERICA
Was looking at some wheaties the other day and ran across this. Has anyone out there seen this before or have any comments about it. The top of the 7 is a bar space /. Any help on this would be appreiciated Thanks
and they came back nice..
i recently sent my first grading into ngc.
1883 and 84 gsa morgans...
they came back as follows
1884 gsa = ms63
1883 gsa = ms62 pl
now i will send my 1882 gsa in and see if it will grade pl also.
also im looking for some silver eagles (no proofs)....
00 buying for 15-20 a peice (must be ms67-70)unc
and am still looking for an 1928 p peace silver dollar(au57-ms60)
What would you do?
I bought 3 coins thru e-xxx and when they arrived I was quite happy with what I received. I sent them to NGC for crossover and in anticipation of what I think is true I said I think they might be one grade high , and I would be happy to have them crossover one grade lower. Low and behold all three were regected for "MARKS" which I can't seem to find. Is this a ploy by NGC to try and force the "other" graders out? And if so should I break them out of the present slabs and sen
The story of the ugly rouble
I took the plunge and became a Society member for several reasons. The coins in my very small collection of Russian coins were scattered and in disarray, with some pretty valuable ones being stuffed in envelopes and subject to being lost. Then I learned from bad EBAY experiences. (Those high ratings don?t necessarily mean much.) And my long-time coin dealer on the East coast recommended NGC for any coin purchase.
My main area of interest is Russian coins date
Should I buy.....
The question... Buy quantity or quality/rarity.
I thought about this today as I was looking through some Morgans. There were several common nice dollars to be had....but I thought... should I buy 1881-S dollars, nice and brillant or 1882-S PL dollars, which I can give out as gifts to the neices and nephews... or should I wait and buy low mintage or higher graded slabbed coins? There are so many nice ones to buy....what to do? Help
Thanks for reading
Key dates and CC's
If you are going to buy common date Morgans, I would go for a high grade PL and DMPL. But your better off buying key dates and Carson City's, as they will always give you your best returns when selling them. As for buying only slabbed coins? That is the only way I will buy the key dates and the Carson City Morgans. But, that is just me and not every one will buy slabbed coins. The only reason I do for the key dates is that they sell faster when slabbed. Most major Auction Ho
Pike's Peak Or Bust....
... or maybe the discovery of Pike's peak and it's discoverer. This is an ANACS graded so called dollar medal of Zebulon Pike. The front has a front bust view of him, and the reverse features Pike's Peak. I've included a pic of the obverse.
I have to show both sides.
Here's the reverse of the Pike medal. I'm really getting into these so called dollars. I'm looking forward to receiving the copy of the Hibler Kappen book I ordered. I'm curious to see what is available with a western theme.
Nieces and nephews?
That sounds like my rationalization.
I just spent about $500 from a reputable dealer for a beautiful coin rejected by NGC for slabbing.
So my take is buy what you alone like best. And always consider slabbing first. Have fun!
What kind of error Morgan is this?
Went to the coin shop yesterday, May 2nd. As soon as I got there he pulls out a long box with 'new' stuff all priced out and ready for my preview. I pulled out a nice 1880-S BU Toned Morgan beauty. (I'll post that picture in another article.) Anyway, going through about 20 or 30 coins and from the side of me he slides a coin to me and says take a look. I look at the obverse.. a few neat marks. I turn it over and notice the goodies. Some sort of blockage on th
it looks like it was struck through grease. At the first picture I thought it was just wear but when I saw the second and third picture I knew it was just struck through grease or something like that, I have seen it on many coins this is one of the most of the design gone because of this type of "error" I have seen in awhile though. I dont think there is any vam#'s assigned to any grease struck through errors though so dont really know if it would carry a premium over a regular morgan
you have to be a paid member to view verify certification for NGC coins
They do offer a verify certification database but its for paid members only, if you are a member just log in and click on coins and go down to "verify certification" button and you can put in the number you are wanting to check out
Can someone help me understand PCGS vs NGC?
Does a PCGS MS70 rating warrant such a high premium over an NGC rating? The eBay auction I mentioned yesterday for a Marine Corp Dollar is up to $760+. The same guy has an NGC Marine Dollar, bidding is at $95.
Is it really?
I'm not an expert on the American Eagles, but just reading the coa scan, I would read it as the U.S. Mint did the orignal coin, but not the gold plating. What does everyone else think? Also, the copyright notice down at the bottom right is not from the US Mint. It looks to me like it says The Merrick Mint. To be honest, if it were my money spent to get the coin, I don't know if I would have.
Yeah, it's authentic but not original!
As I see it, and I am no professional, any original coin surface that has been altered in any way will be body bagged. Fortunately, the best 3rd party graders (NGC/PCGS) do grade circulated coins. But heavens forbid that even a circulated coin had ever been cleaned. That's body bag material too. I have had enough body bags to last me a while!!!!
Enjoy it for it's beauty! It still retains it's metal value.
On eBay with...
only one day 19 hours left before they are gone. Ninety percent have less than a $15 Reserve Price on them. Several have bids. Get them while you can!
Search vumc409. Many other coins as well from my other sets - No Lincoln's unless I have upgraded them.
Thanks for looking!
its rather simple
there is no space for a colored coin in the registry so its rather easy to collect a full set without having these coins in there. the reason these cant be graded is because they were post mint which means they were colored after they left the mint or plated after they left the mint, and no respectable grading company will grade any coin that has been messed with like that after the coin has left the mint. Hope that helps you to understand why they cant be graded and why they