Should there be a time limit?
I would think most all of us want to be number 1 in at least one registry set. I am no closer than seventh so I have a ways to go. But what about those 2nd and 3rd sets? Should they have to sit idly by year after year waiting for that number 1 set to go by the wayside?
I for one think there should be a time limit on holding the number 1 spot. Maybe that set should be limited to say 3 years in the number 1 slot and then be retired to somthing like a champions
I would like to see NGC add a Top 10 or Top 10% Awards. The Morgan Dollar has 521 sets, a Top 10 I might make some day, If I live long enough, and win a lottery! Top 10% would be obtainable for more collectors.
Obscured sets shouldn't be included, the purpose of this site is to share! How can you share if you can't see it.
Champions Hall of Fame
after three years of being number one graduate them to a Champions Hall of Fame...special certificate and all...obscured sets should not be allowed period....defeats the whole purpose of this site...my opinion only....
The MARINE $ in PF-70 condition way overpriced
To all Modern commerative collectors please be aware that the population of PF-70 is about 2,200 in this grade. That means they are way overpriced in the auctions at $180-$200. They probably will sell for about $75 each in less than a year.And PCGS are not worth the $500-$600 they have been receiving in auctions.ADD ON I still see those who try to sell their OVER PRICED coins on Auctions are nothing but Greedy so and sos.When will they Learn tha
Coins graded PF 70 by ICG -- how likely are they to cross over to an NGC slab? Is it even worth it to try? While I don't mind trying, I do mind losing the fee in the event they don't meet the grade...
Likelihood of crossover from one to the other is mostly directly correlated to your own grading ability.
I have had ICG slabbed coins that crossed to NGC (and some to PCGS). Some did not. I have had NGC coins rejected by PCGS; and I have had PCGS coins rejected by NGC.
A good guideline is the following:
1. Given a coin in a slab with grade M (M is whatever it is).
2. If the coin is PQ and has a chance of being graded M+n, then the coin is likely to crossover.
3. If the coin is a so
I am new to collecting but thought I kind of had a idea of what would grade well
I have only been collecting coins for almost a year now and thought my grading ability was pretty good until I sent my 5 coins off for grading to NGC and found out it lacks ability. My question is, is there any books or webpages that any of you can suggest me reading that would help me in this field at all. I was pretty close on some coins and way off base on other coins. I had a o/s vam-5 1882 coin that I thought
Coin collecting has similarities to sculpture.
Our vision sculpts our collection. In my case, there have been (with hindsight) clear transitions from "accumulation" to "collections" to "one collection". It has been only in recent years that I began to view my coins as one collecting entity, as opposed to a collection of Buffalos, Walkers, Barber Dimes, etc.
Most of us collectors add and delete coins from our collections at various times. Over the years, I've sold a few coins, while buyin
What does he have for me today....
Anticipation.....as I walk through the coin shop doors...I think to myself, what does he have for me today? I approach the counter, one at which I have visited many times over the past 15 years and drooled over beautiful old U.S coins. I greet him, ask how things are and he replies, "just fine". He leaves for a second to go to his little office and returns with a box of stuff for me to look through. First eyes to see it. Today, oh boy, a nice PCGS 1888-O MS64
A time for reflection as my funds dry up
It is the end of the month and my buying spree started early and as a result I have more time than money right now and have to sit on the sidelines while I recoup my expenses with some sales. I have taken the opportunity to explore the trading slabs web site and to look at my own collection. The trading slabs site hosted by Ron Day provides an opportunity to trade doubles or unwanted coins for the cost of postage. It involves a different thought process
MY SPENDING WENT THROUGH THE ROOF.
I hit the market hard this month starting at the Longbeach Coin Show early February, and has not stop buying coins since. For the month of February 2006 ( and the month is not over yet ) I had acquired the ff for my collection:
1. 2 pcs Saint Gaudens double eagle both at MS65
2. 1 pc Walker MS66
3. 1 pc 2001 pr70 sacagawea dollar to complete the set.
4. 3 pcs pr70 and one ms67 Susan B Anthony dollars
5. 5 pcs ms70 modern commems
I am not don
Individual collector members are not afforded the same designations as larger collector/dealers.
We pay our dues and submit several coins anually for grading yet we cannot get a designation of "First Strikes" unless we submit 100 coins or more for that designation. I read the latest NGC News Release, and the requirements therein, for submission for t a special "First Strikes" designation. I then contacted NGC to verify submission procedures and was flabergasted to find that I must submit at
Went in for an appearance overview because I thought it was whizzed, and still got a MS68...
Now it's still graded as MS68, but a mint error REVERSE STRUCK THRU. Fellow collectors, do the verify certification on this coin 2175116-001, and check the population report. Do you get 1795 capped 1/2 cents also??
My attempt to track down the 2006 P Jefferson Nickel (RTM/BTM)
It is unbelievable to me that I can not find a new roll of nickels anywhere, except ebay, and the U.S. Mint wrapped sets. I live in Ohio, right, I'm a "P" generally speaking, but for the last week I have called every bank, all the federal reserves, and many dealers in the area looking for a roll of nickels. After complete failure I realized maybe I should try to find a box (50 rolls), put 'em away for a bit. So now I recontacte
Have you guessed yet?
I will give a short contest update every week. Coins in question are still in the mail room as "Received". Still not too late to try and win. See my post of 2/13/06 for details.
Another Road Grows Smoother THEN Grows Potholes
The completed road is actually one leg of the journey through the completion of my Morgan dollar set. The final piece to my GSA Carson City Morgan dollar set is on its way. The 1879-CC is the ?King? of this set. Only 4100 79-CC?s were sold in the GSA auctions of 1972-1974. Two varieties exist, the Clear CC and the Capped Die CC. I didn?t know when, or even if, I?d find one on which I would be willing to spend a small fortune. Done, now I?m
AN AWARD ON THE WALL, RATES ...
I just got my certificates for winning several catagories of mint sets for 2005. Most impressive.
While I acknowledge that I won with low percentage of completion on the sets, its really great to have something to display for my efforts.
My goal in the coming year is to improve the sets and make the competition fun and a challenge for each of the participants. The coins are available and, while price may be a restraint, I plan to upgrade and expand the sets
Top Ranked Set
I just got my first Award Certificate from the NGC Registry. It's for the top ranked set in the NGC registry (1878 Proof Set) for 2005. This is just terrific! I didn't even know that NGC did this. What a privilege and an honor. Makes me want to improve the set this year. Great service and site here!
a 70 is STILL a 70
Sometimes even one of the "Other" TPG's will get it right. This coin, graded by ICG as Proof 70 Dcam Cert # 5402670122. Personally, I think it is the nicest ASE I have ever laid eyes on, so I bought it. Someday it shall be in an NGC holder.