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NGC Journals

MS or better

Anybody can have one, but what does yours look like? Just keeping up the pressure on those of you who aren't posting photographs of your sets. I mean reallly, what is it that you are trying to hide? Can I take a guess here? I would imagine that a lot of you have bought coins for either the grade on the holder or the holder itself. We all know that every MS-66 is not like any other MS-66. Some of the MS-65's look better then your MS-66's. Don't be frightened about what we, your peers, thin

Rktekt 007

Rktekt 007

re: BUYING HELP

Heritage is the best i've found... There are a number of auction sites out there, and depending on the level that you collection has reached, you might consider Heritage Coins (heritagegalleries.com). i used to be hard core eBay (and still patrol those murky waters), but when i found heritage, i was hooked. first, they have an auction archive, which lists the prices paid for any given coin over the past 10 years--that alone is a superb asset. secondly, list the major list prices for the coi

hardin2413

hardin2413

Totally Awesome !!!

That so many people are uploading pictures. Several weeks ago I kind of went on a tirade about current sets without any pictures. A few very nice collectors emailed me back telling their situations, and some were actually valid reasons. I have all but two up, and so now I have decided to try something different. I figure a slab is a slab. I want to see the coin and maybe a little hisotry and description. To that end I have done things a little different, actually, it is now a work in progr

Admiral Mike-migration

Admiral Mike-migration

Finally got pictures up

Finally got pictures of each coin up I have only been collecting coins for about 8 months and I know I will probably never even reach the top 100 of the morgan entries but I finally got all my pictures croped and uploaded to the site. Wish more people would do the same because I love just sitting here looking at other peoples collection. I am disabled and am unable to travel to shows to see all the wonderful looking coins, so this and very few other places on the web are about the only place I

Bryan1315

Bryan1315

Silver vs. Clad

Ever wonder why silver UC proofs look better than nickel-clad UC proofs... I was entering a clad PFUC70 clad dime today and thought it didn't look as good as its silver companion. I noticed that clad was a 1 to 4 shot at 70 vs. 1 to 2 shot for silver. While, this is not the case for all certified coins, there is a difference that can be accounted for (with some help from the internet and engineering experience). Let's look at coins from a material property standpoint. For general discussi

Rayshield

Rayshield

New Category(?)

Westward Journey All Coins Set Under the Nickel sets, there are a few specific years called out, like wartime nickels, to reflect changes in the design. Would a new category for the Westward Nickel Series (2003 - 2004-2005 Westward Nickels - 2006 Return to Monticello for All Coins) be a worthwhile competition in itself? (spelling errors corrected 1/10/06) Untitled-5

Rayshield

Rayshield

Nice photogs!

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

Rayshield

Rayshield

Obscured sets

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.

kimocoins-migration

kimocoins-migration

re: OK, new approach

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

NumisGuard

NumisGuard

HOW GREAT WOULD IT BE TO HAVE MS67FT 1963 P & D DIMES?

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

dleonard-3

dleonard-3

Matched "TheCoinGuy"

Images, folks! 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. [attachment=:name]

MarkW

MarkW

Thank you for the Acetone reinforcement!

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

shanonmore

shanonmore

re: Cleaning Buffalo Nickels

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

hardin2413

hardin2413

ANACS---REGISTRY? Re MR. COOPER

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

silver dollar

silver dollar

Don't do it! is a great answer

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

Rayshield

Rayshield

I'll be interested to here answers..

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 Scans 003.

Island Antiques

Island Antiques

Buffalo Nickels Again!

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

shanonmore

shanonmore

FUN show display is now my NGC Registry set display

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. http://www.collectors-socie

Merc111

Merc111

I jumped the gun, sorry...

... 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

Admiral Mike-migration

Admiral Mike-migration