My coin dealer trades 12.00 dollars for my 10.00 dollar gaming tokens...
I trade these tokens for raw Morgans from my local coin dealer. I get the tokens from the "Silver Strike" slot machines in Nevada. The tokens are paid out from the machine rather than quarters, so your less likley to spend them on more gambling. So far I've gotten ten Morgans back from NGC-fantastic! Average grade has been MS64. Reno, anyone?
West Virginia Die Cracks....
Can someone, and I'm sure many, hopefully many, willl respond to this question. What are the facts pertaining to the die cracks in the statehood quarters(WV & CO)? I've read that they're only in the proofs. Then watching the hillbilly coin guys from west Tennessee, I saw them selling WV MS die cracks. 64's going for like $150, 67's going for $650 NGC graded. Are the die cracks found in both proof and circulated quarters for Wset Virginia? Thanks..........
Gorgeous new ships,hologram coin, bi-mettalic,euro and much more in this ship-dedicated topical signature set..
Was ecstatic to get my World Coin submissions back from NGC today.I was reluctant to take these from their original mint packaging because it was packaged so well.Gorgous velvet lined, gold leafed, authenticity certificates, molded cases..etc etc..just wonderful presentation cases in themselves. I wanted to add them to my signature set though and needed certification from NGC for tha
The SLQ series is tough!
Added one more to my set, last week....1930 MS67FH..very nice coin with details and luster...I also managed to post some pictures, albeit not very good. I'm not sure I realized how tough the Standing Libertys in MS would be. I'd better hunker down, 'cause it looks like I'm in for a long hunt. On the bright side, when this is completed, I will really have accomplished something.....scr
2 w mint mark dimes in the same package.
ive been collecting 1996 w mint mark dimes for some time now , as well as lots of other coins, but i always seem to purchase these dimes,, well i came across a seller not long ago , he had a 1996 mint set , and when i opened it , there were the normal coins,, the certification and all other normal stuff,, then i pulled out the tiny package that holds the 96 w dime,, and to my disbelief , there were 2 w dimes in it. i added a picture so you could all see
NGC V. PCGS
I too have been curious about the pricing of NGC coins. I have asked people who have been in the business for numerous years. They have all told me that NGC are not as strict in their grading as PCGS. I also hear that a lot more new coins are going to NGC. That being said, it appears to be a seller's market.
I do appreciate the two leaders of the "slab" community grading coins. It really helps out the Investors/Collectors. Of course the old adage about buying the coin, not
"I think SGS guarantees that everything you send them comes back MS70.
Why waste all that time sorting, or even looking at your coins for submission? Just send them to Star Grading Service. Judging by Ebay - they seem to be doing a BANG up business."
-- That's kinda sad, really... New collectors who don't know any better think they're getting a bargain. Except that later on, they'll find that their SGS PF-70 isn't really worth much (or anything at all).
-- I think that esta
It came home today
Hi, I finally paid it off. It is mine. MS 63 NGC Graded Key date beauty
THis is the highest graded Key date morgan I own.
My local dealer put this aside for me and I paid it off TODAY!
My first week in graded coin collecting...
Today ends my first week of graded coin collecting. I'd been collecting coins for some time now. Mostly gold eagles. A few platinum. A set of silver eagle proofs. Nice coins, but other than the rising monitary value, it wasn't really that interesting.
I had seen slabbed coins, of course, but never took much interest in them. And back a few months ago, I started selling part of my collection of gold eagles. Since buying them, they had risen
Quality! Quality! Quality!
It's been over two years now that I've been submitting coins to NGC. The Customer Service people have been very outstanding! If you have a problem they fix it!! THANKS! The graders have been great, I'm not so concerned about the time, what I want is quality. I just ask that my coins be graded on what they are and not some curve or percentage. THANKS!
Is it worth it?
Well, I got to my mailbox today with eager anticipation of an arrival that would complete my first Registry Set. I was so excited to get that final coin. The coin that I knew I was paying too much for. But I needed that final piece of plastic slabbed silver to put the final touch on my first collection.
I opened the package carefully and there it was. I booted up the computer and went to the Collectors' Society web site. My heart was racing. "This is it." I said to mys
Live and Learn!
In some of my previous journal entries, I?ve done my share of beefing about the long wait only to receive ?body bags? containing coins that wouldn?t grade. My ?contributions? to NGC have paid for a lunch or two in Sarasota. When I joined The Collector?s Society last fall, I was new to the ?graded, slabbed coin? thing. Basically, for the 40-something years I had leisurely collected coins, coins came in plastic flips, cardboard flips, or totally naked (ready to fill a spot in
Altered Surfaces - maybe/maybe not. But if you are really, really confident the coin is correctly graded and it has no altered surfaces, then you should have no problems cracking it out and submitting raw to PCGS or NGC.
My personal philosophy is: "Buy the coin, not the holder, provided the coin is in an acceptable holder."The picture submitted by MWIT only shows the obverse, and perhaps the alteration is on the reverse? Even so, it is hard to tell without having coin in hand, but is it p
I, too have bought a few lunches, dinners, and breakfasts for the graders at NGC, only to have "not gradable coins"...
...come back in body bags. I've had a B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L Morgan 1884-O that I bought off an auction site, and as good as my untrained eye is, tried to match hairlines from other graded Morgans, and this one had ALOT more hairlines than those graded in MS65! I was psyched! Plus, it had a nice slight cameo on both obverse and reverse. The reverse was a good guess at MS66, if
THEY CALL ME A GEEK, BELITTLE AND LAUGH AT ME @ WORK. I BRING NUMISMATIC NEWS TO WORK. THEY GOOF ON ME. I DON'T CARE. THEY BECOME INTRIGUED AS I EXPLAIN WHAT SOME ARE WORTH. THEY SAY "I have this coin, or that coin, at home. THE TALK CONTINUES & THE SEED IS PLANTED!
ME: HI. MY NAME IS GERBILKEEPER AND I COLLECT COINS. GROUP: HELLO GERBILKEEPER!! ME: I'M A COINAHOLIC, AND I NEED THE HELP OF THE GROUP! (NO OFFENSE INTENDED TO THE 12 STEP PROGRAM) I consider myself a fairly normal person. I'
the public has discovered the SBA's as a great set to collect
and the price of SBA's are going up almost across the board. And some of the higher grades are becoing hard to find. Witness the 81-s and 99-d in higher grade MS. Makes me happy, as I love this series. I don't have the pictures of my set posted yet...but I will
ONE HAMMERED ON TELETRADE FOR 3500.00!!!!!!! YOW!
Hi! I'm GERBILKEEPER. Just wanted you guys to know that I'm new on the scene, and I'm just getting aquainted to this whole collector's society thing. (which I think is kind of cool) Anyway, I was wondering if anyone has any thoughts on my SUPERCOIN: 1981-S sba TYPE 2 pcgs pr70DCAM....WITH ONLY 34 PCGS POP., is it possible to get BIG BUCKS (at least pcgs price guide price) for this coin? I would assume that in order to assemble a perfect set of
DANG!!!! PCGS WEBSITE INDICATES JUMP FROM 1500.00 TO 2750.00! FOR WEST VIRGINIA QUARTER D MINT IN MS 69!!!!!!!
I CAN'T QUITE REMEMBER WHEN OR FROM WHOM I GOT THIS COIN, BUT I WIGGED OUT WHEN SAW THAT THIS COIN JUMPED FROM 1500 BANNANAS TO 2750.00 OVERNIGHT! DOES ANYONE OUT THERE KNOW WHY THERE WAS SUCH AN INCREASE IN VALUE? IT'S A REAL PRETTY COIN GRADED BY NGC. YOUR THOUGHTS WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED
GERBILKEEPER FROM RI
First time putting coins on the Collector's Registry.
Well, I spent about three hours putting coins on the Collector's Registry. Not that I had that many coins, but because I am not use to the way the web site operates.
The website is very nice and I love to see the pictures that people have posted of their coins.
Also a BIG THANK YOU to the individuals that responded to my first post about being the New Kid On The Block. I really appreciate the words of encouragement and hints, tips, et