NOT AS GOOD AS THE OLD ONE
I am very disappointed in the NEW ANACS of Mr. Taylor. I sent in 5 coins to be graded economy (21 days) rcvd by them on the 3rd of Jan. around the 1st of Feb. I called to check and see how they were doing...thus started a period of no answers and lies, that is worse than another of the grading parties (unnamed) I was told that the coins were still in pri-grading on the 7th of Feb. and then received assurances (five times) that someone would check on them and call
I have a few opinions about the registry number one ranking. I have 4 number one rankings and I am torn as to how to proceed with my collection.
I would like to comment on 100caps journal entry. I now he is number 1 in 1866 mint set because I am number 2. Do I think he should withdraw his collection because he has been number 1? In my opinion, no. This doesn?t make me the real number 1. I am happy with that. I may never be number 1, but I don?t deserve the ranking. I will try hard to s
Has anyone ever come across holders that have been resealed?
Had to refund a buyer when he told me that the holder appeared to have been tampered with. Holder appeared to have either been cracked open or improperly sealed and someone tried to fix it with superglue. Has this ever happened to anyone before?
I respect your opinion. However ...
I'm not sure I agree with your statements, especially about working hard.
I firmly believe that each person holding a #1 registry set should have a time limit in that slot. I am adamant that each one of us should be moved to a Champion's Hall of Fame, etc. after that time limit and we should be duly recognized for our accomplishment. I'm not there yet, but believe you me, if I ever am, I'll vacate quickly for the next guy to move in!
I do agree with y
Has this coin holder been opened and re-sealed? Or, has the inside somehow slipped between the sides during sealing?
I am not sure what to make of this Silver Eagle I recently purchased, it has several points around the body of the case that are definately seperated, and what seems like plastic, or glue, sticking out between. If the seriel number is punched in the system, it comes back as a 1996 MS 68 Eagle which is what the label says too. Has this coin been switched out ?? why would someone
A quick peek at on-line inventory pays dividends.
One evening last week, my "Better Half" informed me that it was time to empty all the waste baskets and take out the trash.
As I dumped the bin in my office, I took a "Break", (afterall, dumping these wastebaskets is heavy work) and scanned a favorite dealer"s inventory on the PC.
Now, I have been drooling over a nice 1844 SL Dime (MS-62) on his site for some time, but knew I wasn't going to bust the budget with a 5 figure purchase. So, a
I have 2 ready for grading...
One is a 1587 French Henry III 1/4 Ecu, and the other is 1588H Henry IIII 1/2 Franc, silver I believe, and in very good shape. Let's guesstamate that they are in XF condition. Any collectory know the possible value of these? I bought them at a flea market about a million years ago, both for $10.00, because the guy selling them didn't know what they were, or what they were worth....either did I, and still don't. Any help on value?
Advice - 1893 P Morgan PCGS MS63
Well, went to the shop today, and wow - did he have a coin for me today. An 1893 P Morgan PCGS MS63. I know it is a low mintage key date Morgan - I have one, only it is an XF45 slabbed. My question is - should I pounce on this opportunity or should I pass?
I was thinking of selling some duplicate CC dollars to come up with the money.
Thoughts - please, advice....
Thats what I usually do
Thats what I usually do when I come across a coin I want or need, I start selling off duplicates I picked up at good prices to pay for the one I need or want to upgrade so I have to say if it was me I would go for it.
Only a couple of dozen people have guessed.
Two weeks ago today, my latest submission to NGC arrived in sunny Florida for grading and encapsulation. I thought a contest would be fun to guess when I would receive the email telling me my coins are done and on the way home.
We have all grumbled a little about the turnaround times. Some grumble to ourselves and a few are a bit more vocal. I have fallen into the latter and this time I wanted to have some fun and share it too. So far though, only
NCG received 2/2, I received 2/27
I've been reading the journal articles about turnaround time and feel I should (at least this time) stand up for NCG. I sent 5 coins in to grade and NCG received them on February 2. I just received them back in the mail today, February 27. I used the Economy service tier, they say turnaround time is 21 days. Well, this group came back in 25 calendar days, and I'm extremely happy.
I also sent some currency to get graded by PMG, and had good luck with them als
Is star better than PL?
Here is my interpretation.
In your particular case with the MS63*, NO the star designation is not better than the same coin in MS64PL, IF you are looking at the Registry score and the sggested PCGS Value of the coin.
The registry score for an MS63* is 143. For an MS64PL, it is 234.
The PCGS price guide gives the value for an MS63 @ $64 and an MS64 @ $120. Given these values, the value of the MS63* is probably around $100. The price of the MS64PL is listed at $1
100% recognition award
NGC's registry is second to none but that is not to say it is perfect. Like so many other of our fellow collectors, we accept the fact that our collections will never rank number one in any category. However, I think there is a recognition that NGC has overlooked and that is for those serious collectors that have completed a set. That is not always an easy thing to do. It has taken us several years to complete the Booker T. Washington commemorative half set and the W
While I am currently number one in my mint set (1866). It matters little, my ranked position. I choose to share the coins with this site for others to enjoy the coins I own. I look at others sets, because of descriptioins and photos. Those without are just not worth perusing.
I think very few of the Number 1 sets you see truly are #1. (Except of course Bruce AKA Tradedollarnut) Afterall to be #1 you would need every pop top coin or close to it, just to say without a doubt you are the Kahuna.
Have you seen the price difference for narrow and wide rim?
Follow collectors, do me yet another favor and check the NGC population for the 1979 SBA dollars and look at narrow and wide rim SBA dollars. Is that a correct price for a narrow rim SBA?? I went on another website and they pretty much said that the narrow constituted for about 45% of the population, before they went wide rim. What is the real difference between the 1979P, they 1979 narrow, and the 1979 wide? The wide and narrow I
pop report is misleading
The NGC Pop Report is I believe misleading in the case of the 1979 Wide Rim SBA as opposed to the Narrow Rim...the number of submissions for the two are heavily weighted towards the Wide Rim as they carry the premium...and as the other report that the wide rims compose about 45% of the totals....boy do I have a hard time with that one...having gone thru over $1400 of 79 SBA's and having only found 11...that don't seem to be 45%
silver dollar coins
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...