Matched ?TheCoinGuy?. While my sets do not reach the scope of TheCoinGuy, I too have finished imaging my sets in the registry. Much experimentation with a new digital camera was necessary and I?m sure I can improve on some of my photos. But, like TheCoinGuy, step one is complete. We coin nuts should be able to enjoy each other?s sets. Come on folks, image those sets.
The new Red Book edition gave me an idea...
Hat's off to the TheCoinGuy and MWit as those photos and detail look great!
In trying to find a unique way to describe a set, my wife's scrapbooking set and this year's Red Book got me thinking. Maybe I had too much time on my hands, but it is a bit of work to take a X-acto knife and cut around the NGC holder with various colored papers (7 different colored frames to date). For the PCGS coins, the cut out is a red border and with the NGC cu
It would be "GREAT" enough to get you top honors in the 1963 mint set catagory, even if you didn't have any of the other coins for the set.
I have been working hard trying to find the best affordable coins for my 1963 mint set and I have actually found a nice example of each coin in the set. I am currently ranked in the #2 spot as 100% complete. Nick Cascio has the honor of being ranked as #1, but his set is only 40% complete with only two GREAT dimes in MS67FT, and P & D quarters in MS6
Round 1 is in the books... consider it a lesson learned...
Ok, so I have officially entered the world of coin submission. While I had originally had a more optimistic view of the grading outcome, some of you were kind enough to point me in the right direction. I would have liked to see more 70's and no 68's but C'est La Vie. I will sell the 68s, and 69s and use the money to buy 70s. I will continue to submit coins for the thrill I find in waiting for the results. Below are the results fr
I thought a main goal of the registry was to show-off collections and encourage friendly competition?
I notice there are a lot of "obscured" sets, including category winners. I believe that if a collector wishes to hide his or her set or their company's set, fine: do so.
But if they want to hide them, why are they also eligible to "win?" If they don't want to share, then fine - unregister the sets and keep them out of the sight and minds of others.
Just my opinion.
My second lesson with coins was to leave them alone.....
Older collectors, you've probably been through this before and thought it would be good to journal this for younger collectors.
It's easy to understand that having a great number of one type of coin could tempt a person to start cleaning to find those great pieces to show off from the collection. "Wow! It would be great if they didn't have the brown stains on them."
Several coins dealers in the area and books recommended dish soap f
I have met Jim Taylor...impressed me
Met Mr. Taylor at the Boston show a year or so ago....must say I was impressed with his bearing and knowledge....have you seen the pictures of the new ANACS slabs? pure sex huh? The idea of a registry that accepts graded problem coins (in other words--ALL coins) is so appealing to me that I am sitting on the edge of my chair waiting the word. thanks for the heads up Mr. Mike Cooper
better living through chemistry...
my only advice is acetone. it doesn't react with metal--it's been suggested to my by the nabobs at the grading service as a way to get surface off, everything from pvc to generic dirt. make sure that you get pure acetone (walmart or a local hardware store will carry it), dip the coin in for about 10 seconds, rinse with warm water, and then dry on a soft cloth. i did that and then sent my coins in and presto, slabbed with no problems (by the nice folks at
I would have used my nail polish remover
Thank you so much for the reminder on the pure Acetone! You have no idea how much you just saved these Buffalo's! Unfortunately, I believe two look like they were touched with a cleaner that isn't approved just by the uncharachteristic color but the rest were left alone which is best. I believe I have some treasure's in these once they are de-grimed!
Oh, and to the unhappy journal poster...no I do not ask a Barber how to cut my hair as I am female
I'm missing out on the FUN show, but I still have my fun coins
When I lived in Florida, I made an educational coin display for the FUN shows in 2003 and 2004. It was titled "Proof Coinage of the 1940'S" It looked great and I won 2nd place in US coins. Now I live far from Florida so it would be hard to go to the FUN show. I still have all the coins but had no way to show them. Now my display lives again online as 3 registry sets. Here is the first from 1940.
Okay, forgot how to read archived answers, but I really need to remember the cleaning buffalo nickels thing!
Six months later, and who know's how many buying and selling activities later etc, now I'm back to my original question. How can I clean a dirty Buffalo? I bought about eight off this person, all just dirty as all get out but early twenties and you could tell their are mintmarks and good detailing (horn's etc.) under the grime, so for me to do anything with them...most likely just sel
Anyone want to jump in?
Although I am a morgan collector, I have about 500 buffalos and I figure after a good inspection "Why bother cleaning?". I have an 1883 morgan that wasn't worth getting slabbed so I cleaned it up put it in a plastic round and I let everyone handle it. A $10.00 coin lets me keep my babys safley put away
... but fees are still going up, Yeah Baby!!
When I logged into the system at about 5pm last night, the awards were not posted. They were however posted a little bit later, so NGC did as they said they would and I jumped the gun. Mea culpa, mea culpa. As for the second part of my post, grading fees are going up per the NGC website, www.ngccoin.com, attached is an excerpt ...
Effective January 15, 2006, NGC will be implementing a new fee structure for some of its services.
Fees for Office W
No registry awards today.... AND
We will be paying more for less. Registry awards were supposed to be posted today, January 4th. but that didnt happen. Later this month we will be paying more for less service on grading fees. Am I the only one who thinks this is wrong??
I definitely appreciate the 2005 registry set award and the effort you put into silver dollar die varieties.
My Top 100 Morgan VAM set was recognized with a "Best Presented Set 2005" award:
I really appreciate all the effort NGC has put into rolling out Top 100, Hot 50, 8TF and the other VAM sets. Its support like this that has really mainstreamed Morgan Variety collecting.
I also am amazed that I'm
I don't understand that one.
I have a couple on their way back IC but I'll take another look when they get here. But these are raw coins and I don't see the interest in sending a graded coin for regrading unless you thought NGC would up the Pcgs grade. Was it in the Pcgs slab?
If it wasn't "what were you thinking?"
Hmmm....Three roads to travel
2006 will be a year of choices, chances, and concern. The first road - continue to purchase moderns at PFUC 69/70 and build several sets (dimes/nickels), the second road - start certifying my OGP sets (99 and up) toward a full set of State Quarters, and/or the third road - go through NCS and get some of my 1800's/early-1900's cleaned up and graded (1921 full set Morgan P/D/S and Peace). Some would probably not go through the conservation excerise and figure i
Does NGC give preferential treatment to the large delaer submitters at the expense of small individual collectors?
I am new member here, but I've already submitted 22 coins for grading. I've been a collector since the early 70s and seen grading standards change with the blowing wind, but I'm wondering if something even more egregious is going on (I hope not, and I look to my fellow memebers to give me their input):
I have some pretty pieces, but when I got these coins back from NGC all of m