A very worn 1900-O dollar
I received a very nice comment today on my ramblings of yesterday (1/30/06). So I thought I'd write a little more, to explain why I love Morgan dollars.
My dad saved some dollar coins, mostly Peace dollars, but one Morgan dollar. The one he saved is a 1900-O, and very worn. When I was a kid (about 7 or 8 I suppose) I loved to go in to his chest drawer where he kept them, and just hold it. When you're that young, I guess I loved the heft of it, Morgan & Peace dol
It is more..
This forum is more than a collector or two giving some technical data. We should be able to share stories, experiences, anecdotes and generally have some fun with our hobby. If somebody posts an entry stating " I bought a 1901 IHC." Big deal... who cares?? But if the posts was "I got this 1901 IHC blazer at a yard sale for 5 bucks!" adds a little more excitement. If the only thing we want is collector jargon and technical data, heck we can read CoinAge or one of the other coin
Is it open discussion within the guidelines or no?
I happen to agree with Michael Cooper. If this is a forum for stuffy, white collar collectors, then I need to go elsewhere. I used to be one of those guys before I retired due to disability from a 16 year engineering management career. Let me say there was very little humor/fun in that arena.
Although I tend to be a very a opionated person and often get too one-sided, if we can't discuss numismatic issues on this forum, why does it exist?
I am new to this game!!! How difficult is it to trade coins here?
I looking for a more effeciant way to manipulate my collection and convert some of the NGC coins I have more than one of into coins I d not yet have but would like to. Until now I have been selling them on Ebay and then using the proceeds from the sale to buy the coins I am interested in, however, I know there has to be a more effeciant way to do this. I have (2) 2004 $25 Gold Eagle NGC MS 69 coins and (2) 2004 $25 Platinum Eagl
A fistful of dollars given to a young boy...
Reading some of the other entries from numismaddicts led me to share my journey...
My fascination with coin collecting began as a young boy in the early 1960's when my Grandfather gave me a handful of Peace Silver Dollars for no particular reason. He didn't have to tell me that I shouldn't go spend these on some toy at the local store; I knew that these coins were special, so I quickly put them away in one of my secret hiding spots. Over the years
Why and what I collect, and likes and dislikes
I'm a 52yo returning collector who collected as a student in junior high and high school. Isn't it funny(?) or maybe amazing how first interests are sometimes the best?
Since I've returned to collecting, I must admit what I like to collect is more specifically defined. I still love Morgan Dollars, if I could only collect one set of coins, the Morgans would be it. But what I've noticed the most about what I collect is tying the coi
So lets see what you think...
In our coinage history we have had the ? cent, which we got rid of, the 2 cent, the 3 cent and even a 20 cent piece and each has met its doom due to poor usage and circulation. The ? dime doesnt really count as the composition was changed and so they called it a nickel.
But I ramble, to the point... our new coin should be...
get ready for this....
9 Mill coin, we could call it a "Nill" or "Nilly" worth exactly 9/10 of 1 cent.
I know this wo
i made it four days, but had to buy some coins yesterday. and there's a 1939 arkansas i plan to buy today. i need a sponsor to call in such emergencies.
i was having some problems loading coins in yesterday--whether it was swamped with us numis-nuts or not, i don't know. eventually, however, i did get my coins entered.
if they are pcgs, however, they will appear as "pending" until monday when i dear friends at ngc check the numbers against pcgs lists. hope this helps.
Numismatists looking for their next fix!
It makes no difference...disapporving looks, long silences, the occasional "How will we feed the children" do not stop us. We acquire little friends in plastic holders, such as the one pictured below. But it's never enough. We must have MORE MORE MORE! I, for example, MUST have a Barber dime...and then a Barber quarter...and then a Type 1 Standing Liberty...and so it goes. Will it ever end?!? I certainly hope not...
By the way, the coin pictured below
Ever notice that you already know what you want to start a set of next?
Just another manifestation of the addiction.
The next set I start is gonna be a set of NGC 20c coins. Part of the attraction is it is a short set but that doesn't make it inexpensive.
I am a couple coins away from finishing my Indian quarter eagle set then comes the 20c set!
I need my fix now !!!
I am addicted to this hobby of coin collection. At age 44 I feel like a heroin addict craving for my fix. The craving is too much at times almost unbearable. Raising the financial resources to support the impending purchase can be extremely creative. Search can go on for days and weeks. Once an acquisition is completed with the coin already in my hands the feeling is very difficult to described. It's exihilarating. The craving will be satisfied for a few days to a mo
I've been an addict for over 40 years
we need to start an NA...numismatists annonymous...just think of all those lost souls like us out there with no support group or apparatus to help them thru those many momments of weakness. Just think of all the coins that will be bought in momments of need or desire, and then the hours of joyous high as they gaze upon the lovelyness of that aquisition. help !!!!!
It has been one 3 days since i've bought a coin...
i split my addictions between commems, both early and mod, and sudoku. needless to say, the sudoku is cheaper, but the coins are prettier. i'm even getting addicted to these journals and chat boards. i need a life (oh yeah, i have one, it's that thing i don't do because i'm checking to see when ngc will finally grade my mods so i can add them to my registry).
i tried quitting cold turkey--i sold all my seated dimes (about 130 of them) an
I started about two years ago!
I had been collecting small amounts of coins for years on and off, until about two years ago. Then I too found the hard stuff (slabs). If that wasn't bad enough I found pedigree coins! Now I haven't found a pedigree I didn't have to have, help! Then about a year ago I sold one of my pedigree coins to a great guy, and he told me he was hoping to pass me on the morgan dollar registry soon! Then I was hooked, I wasn't going to let someone pass me, but they are.
I started out about 20 years ago on the cheap stuff, a penny bag here and a penny bag there...
I would scrounge up every bit of money I could find and hit the flea markets to find that next fantasy raw coin. I stayed an occassional "user" for about 18 years. Then the addiction hit full force - I found eBay. Just like the rest of us, I went straight for the hard stuff, for me anyway.
You see, I collect small cents, mainly Lincoln Proofs, but am now beginning to spread my wings into other a
... and I, The Great One (I am a legend in my own mind) am here to help you.
Yes, my dear friends. I understand your pain. I understand your dillemna. I know the anxiety you feel when you spy that beautiful coin that harkens to join your collection. I know the disapproving eye given by your spouse as you sign on to Paypal and send payment for that coin you won on ebay this morning. I know the agony of having an empty spot in your coin set. I know... I FEEL the pain.
Yes, my dear friends, I c
In a way, it's my parents fault!
When I was a kid in rural southern Maryland, a coin show would be held in our town's public library. THEY TOOK ME THERE! I bought my first coin. Others soon followed, then I became a teenager and the coin addiction went into remission.
Then I found the devils, eBay and slabs. Almost 2 years later, I've purchsed a couple hundred slabs (not all eBay!). I,(un)fortunately, don't have a wife to help me stop.
Then I ask myself, "Why stop?", then I say to myself,
Finally completed this registry set with the 1928 NGC MS63. Praise the Lord!
UP DATED 3/30/2006I just sent off some peace dollar coins to be certified by NGC and just got them back and only three did not mustar up to grade. Some were cleaned improperly either one side or both. But all in all a great set so far. I hope to be able to fill the three slots soon. Please have a look see. Thanks, Mike Sollers. 2/09/06 I filled one of the slots today. 2/16/06 I filled one more slot today. I am
Signature Series -- What a great idea!
I have lamented in the past about the inflexibility of the competitive registry -- namely, I can't afford to buy the gold coins needed to complete the 20th century set! A wise member recommended that I create my own set using the Signature Series utility. What a great idea! It's a LOT easier to keep track of the set I'm trying to build, and I get a great sense of satisfaction from it. I borrowed the basic format from another set -- I've forgotton the name
Ronday raises a good point and one I've thought quite a bit about myself.
The Collectors' Journals were originally conceived with a pretty straight forward purpose; to allow collectors a place to post their thoughts about and experiences with collecting in close proximity to their registry sets. The vision was that you might visit the home page of a user and be able to get a very personal sense of what they're collecting and why in a more general philosophical way than just commetns on coins a
i agree with the overlords...
while i like the idea of trading slabs, and have been designated a "founding member," i do agree with ngc's position that it should not be in the journal. unfortunately, it would set a precedent that would make this spam central, and many of us readers and posters would groan. if we want more ads, we can read coin word or google coins.
i think trading slabs is a super site and word of it will spread quickly to the far reaches of numis-world.
i wish their w
Ordered the 2006 CLAD proof sets on 1/17-06
They were delivered today at 10.30 by UPS less than a week to get here.The 2 sets are A OK. The SOUTH DAkota has on the MOUNT RUSHMORE a Problem on the George Washington nose on 2 of them.1 is pefect possible PF-70. Also thr 3 NEBRASKA Has doubled letters on the CHIMNEY ROCK letters. See if yours may have this also let us know PLEASE. Thank you .G.BERNAR