This Marquee is not longer at this casino. They have since changed this to another casino. This is the Cowboy Marquee that stood out of the casino. I recieved a few of these about 15-20yrs ago, when I got lucky.
Encased and never been opened. Beautiful and Decorative. .999 silver. Reverse has race cars, horses and cowboys in nice detail.
My thoughts on the current topic of solely PCGS sets being listed.
When I first started collecting coins someone said to me to buy only NGC or PCGS graded coins. That piece of advice has served me well over the years. I know some people like only one or the other company exclusively. I think they both do a fine job but can't understand why PCGS coins sell at higher premiums than does NGC's. Are PCGS graded coins better coins? Are PCGS grading standards higher? If they are than why is it that N
Absolute exquisite coin pendant. This has a wreath on the back and the number 5 is I think what might be called slanted. It has a slope like shape on 5.
I love to wear this every now and then. One of patients gave it to me as a gift. I have kept this a long time it in a dry area and it has kept its gold tint. I never see anyone wearing this nice coin.12-23-2005
From a relatively inexperienced collector's perspective
I think NGC has it right. Considering NGC wants people to join the collector's society, they open themselves to a broader, more competitive, group of coin collectors.
Yeah, I don't like the fact the PCGS holders are different size, the fact some PCGS coins are more marketable than NGC, or that PGCS owners don't scan and describe their coins. There are also a lot of people with PCGS coins that probably feel the same way about other NG
How I photograph my coins
I am not a professional photographer, however, I have always loved photography and also consider it a terrific hobby. I realize that many people do not have the time or money to invest in good equipment, but for me it is just another extension of my coin hobby. Documenting my collection has been a very enjoyable process. I can now keep my collection in the safe at the bank, yet pull out my photos and enjoy my collection any time.
Digital camera: Fuji
So... I will jump right on in...
Last week I made a posting titled "Say Cheese Please" simply asking my fellow (and fellowette (trying to be politically correct)) collectors to image their treasures and share thier stories of their collections. While several others have either email me personally (firstname.lastname@example.org) or made additional journal posting stating they have added more images/stories, it would also seem as though I sparked other conversations regarding the inclusion of PCGS coins a
The sound of the above title should be a clue here....
We all have headaches now. Lets call a truce to the hostilities. This is supposed to be a "Happy Holiday Season", not to mention a friendly forum.
Michael W. Cooper
This coin, graded XF40 by NGC (cert # 2085138-009) is dated 1623. From Poland is a ? Taler. I hope I look this good when I am 382 years old.
Looking for a superior 1948 Franklin with FBL? LOOK NO FURTHER THAN HERE!
Hello everyone! My wife and I have a rather extensive collection of Morgans and Franklins that are in marvelous condition. We would like to add the graded Franklins that we have to a registry under our name here. How would we go about that? Also, I've noted that quite a few of you are looking for a superior 1948 Franklin. We have one 48-P that grades in at an awe-inspiring MS66 FBL. The only problem...NTC...I will say th
Ok... that's not a great reason, but I think I have one. A coin is either full cameo or it is not. If Lcam or CamObv is allowed then where does it stop. Why not ?Cam or even ?Cam or how about 10%Cam or JBCam (just-barely) we could even have CWB (Cam-wanna-be). No we cannot go there. It is either full cameo or not. I do not have a problem with the designation of Deep (Ultra) Cameo vs Cameo as the designation still refers to the entire coin not just a portion of it. If this requ
What will my first submission to NGC bring.....joy, terror, fear, rejection...?
Now that I've completed the entire Oregon Trail comemmorative half dollar series I just sent them to NGC for grading. This is the first time I've ever submitted coins to be graded by any firm. I'm anxious to see how well I was able to determine the grade of each coin vis-a-vis NGC grade. Before I sent them to NGC I wrote down a grade that I thought the coin to be. It will be interesting to see how close my grade ca
I applaud NGC for having the courage to allow PCGS coins in their registry but.....
Frankly I really don't want to see all these 100% PCGS registry sets that seem to be popping up like some sort of disease around here. If you want to put together one of these sets, there's a great place to display them... across the street.
I think NGC should institute some sort of requirement that a percentage of your set needs to be in NGC holders to participate in the NGC registry or signature sets. Wha
I've followed the "comments" from fellow collectors and have posted many new pics.
This weekend I posted nearly 60 (actually 120, two shots per coin) phots of coins in my collection. I have lots more photos to take and post.
Interestingly, incuse Indian gold quarter eagles are extremely difficult to get good shots of (at least with a digital camera). I worked rather hard to get the results I did get.
Bottom line in photographing coins is light. I used natural light from a window and when
so ok, they're only peoples
to all of our fellow collectors...a merry christmas, a happy chanukah, and a happy hang over....NEW YEAR..(I never can get that right)...may you all find that number one coin that you want the most
silver dollar coins
in a cold and snowy Maine