Pretty lady and pretty bird on both side. Has luster.
When I send some of thes to be graded. Maybe evaluation will be a little easier. This is just a hobby. I have alot of coins. This is a long ordeal I can see. Fun Though
THE "EARLY BIRD" DOESN'T ALWAYS GET THE WORM (OR SOMETIMES THE WORM IS A HOSE!)
IN REFERENCE TO MICHAEL W. COOPER'S JOURNAL ENTRY POSTED ON 11/17/2005 AND TITLED "MODERN IS PREMIUM" I AM NOW IN TOTAL AGREEMENT WITH HIS STANCE. TODAY IS THE 30TH CALENDAR DAY SINCE NGC RECEIVED MY "EARLY BIRD" INVOICE. THE BREAKDOWN IN THE LISTED STATUS SO FAR IS THIS: INVOICE RECEIVED POSTED FOR 7 DAYS, SCHEDULED FOR GRADING POSTED FOR 19 DAYS, GRADING FOR 1 DAY AND QUALITY CONTROL FOR 3 PLUS DAYS. WE ARE PAY
The blindness of a beginner.
For the past few months, I have been thinking about the need for "Vision" in one's collecting pursuits. Then, about a month ago, Oldtrader 3 posted a journal entry that provided the catalyst that organized my thoughts.
To start at the beginning, I began collecting coins in 1974. It was an impromptu beginning rather than a planned entry into the hobby. Not much thought went into my collecting, just, "This looks pretty. I'll buy it". My "vision" extended no fu
Yes, fortunes have been made on Prooflike dollars. Don't you wish you knew how desirable they would become before they did. I have a couple of stories I would like to recount that involve very high profits made on prooflike dollars by people (myself included) who were ignorant at the time they bought them, and did wonderfully on them from an investment standpoint.
My first recollection involved myself and a local coin dealer. I had just graduated from high school in the early 70's. I was wo
Does anyone have knowledge or know where information is available regarding the estimated number of coin collectors there are currently active world wide? Does this figure tend to remain fairly constant? It would be interesting to know what the estimated coin collector population is in the U.S. With the reduction of Corperate Pension Plans for employees and the trend toward "self planning" for retirement are more people investing in such things as collectables? Interesting questions!!
I have <a href="http://jus">jus</a>t added the 102nd coin in my US Type Set. <a href="http://They ca">They ca</a>n be viewed at <a href="http://www.rodinsquarters.com">www.rodinsquarters.com</a>
I finally finished a lifetime goal <a href="http://- com">- com</a>pleting my US non-gold Type Set. I finished with a flourish - upgrading both my 1796 Quarter and 1793 Wreath Cent (from "F" to "XF") and adding the hard-to-find 1796 Half ("XF"). Some of
Check Your Values!!
I wonder why the total value shown in my <a href="http://Morg">Morg</a>an Dollar Set (NGC Registry) is incorrect? If you add all the values for each coin that total is much higher than the amount shown as the "NumisMedia Totals" figure. The actual total is 14% higher than the total shown.
Most grading tiers running far behind...
Yes, my friends, <a href="http://you ca">you ca</a>n send in your coins for the upper grading tiers only to wait for an eternity (<a href="http://minus">minus</a> a day.. didnt want to exagggerate too much) to get your graded coins back. Recently I sent in to NGC to invoices. The first was for "Modern Service" at $11.00/coin (less my member discount), the second was for "Early Bird" service at $30.00/coin (less discount). The sec
My journey has now begun. The pursuit for a complete set of NGC PF70 Silver State Quarters...
My journey has now begun. The pursuit for a complete set of NGC PF70 Silver State Quarters... 3 down, 47 to go. :-)
Ok, you it is going to be a long journey...and perhaps pricey. In my recent search I have found an abundance of '04 and '05 with some '01 through '03 mixed in. What I have not found, however, is too many '99 and '00. I know they are out there and I believe it is best to get th
Still have a few coins to be graded and then added!
Just added 18 more coins from the Long Beach Auction. Some very hard to find in any grade coins. Looking Good!I have bought and sold coins for years, but just got hooked on collecting graded coins over the last three years. My wife doesn't like it but I'm not doing it for her. Ha Ha I finally got all my sets ranked by NGC under 100 with the addition of a 1892-S Morgan AU 50 NGC which has been my goal. Just added two more coins 1878-CC M