NGC Journals

Indian Princess

It was the fascination with a three dollar "Indian Princess" that started the journey. In my hand was a shimmering green gold beauty, the first I'd actually seen. Rick had hand picked this coin for me after a long talk about gold we enjoyed a few weeks earlier. This Princess was much more than I had previously spent on a single coin but she was so lustrous and beautiful I had to have her. The gold bug bit me hard. I ran off scouring shops and coin shows buying every book on gold coinage I co

Calypso

Calypso

3 cent proofs

3 cent coins. the most overlooked and under-valued coins out there waiting for collectors. i am 1 coin away <a href="http://from com">from completing my set of 3 cent proof nickels.there are 26 coins to collect and 13 of them have mintages of less than 1000 coins!!!!!!!!! and i have purchased a 1869 proof 64 NGC graded coin with a mintage of 600 for only $339. also,a 1874 proof 63 NGC graded coin for $342 with a mintage of 700+.how about a 1875 proof 64 NGC for $450 with a mintage of 700

donald e

donald e

Just Learning

I have been collection non-USA circulation coinage for some years now. More of a "world Travel" hobbie where you never need to leave home. I also have a number of USA coins, not many actually graded. So, I'm just learning about the benefits of grading, both USA and foreign. Of most interest in having graded now are a 1890 Morgan silver dollar and a 1961 Russian 1 rouble.

RWCochran

RWCochran

Washington Quarters

I am completing a set for each of my kids. In the Chicago area I am finding that it is difficult to get Philadelphia minted quarters and I generally have to buy those. Pretty sad. Not to mention that they look awful after a while, but that topic is for another time!

Naples

Naples

Purchased 1877-CC dime

I was at one of my local shops (yes I have two. One in Niles, IL and the other in Glenview, IL. The shop in Glenview, had an 1877-CC dime in an NGC holder, MS61, and really nice. It is toned a nice shade of grey and has a pock-marked surface, indicative of the rusted dies that were used in that heavy production year. There is no rub ervident on the high spots so I believe the coin is indeed mint state. It seems to have a little dirt accumulated on it, that accentuates the detail. Overall a rea

Naples

Naples

My website

Here is my website. My favorite coin in an NGC holder is my 1955 doubled die cent. It is MS64RB   http://home.comcast.net/~g.naples/wsb/html/view.cgi-photo.html--SiteID-1081258.html     The home page   http://home.comcast.net/~g.naples/wsb/html/view.cgi-home.html-.html

Naples

Naples

THE JOY OF COMPLETION

"What is it about looking at a complete, matched set of coins that brings such pleasure?" I'm sitting here; glass of wine in hand; looking at an attractive group of coins lined up on the desk; and feeling pretty good about today's numismatic accomplishment. For today, the last coin needed to complete a set, arrived in the mail- an 1875-CC, 20 Cent, NGC-63. My 4 coin uncirculated set is now complete! I've been searching for this coin, in this condition for a couple of years, now. It's anot

Wissahickon Collection

Wissahickon Collection

First coin show

Held at Washington Middle School, Honolulu HI How exciting it is to start a new hobby!   Being totally ignorant of everything involved, other then the limitted internet research I have done, I found myself in awe of all the different beautiful coins presented. The first purchase I made was the "Red Book" and as I scanned through it, it was overwhelming. I finally admitted to myself that what started as a few nice coins being given to my little boy as presents have sparked an interest that

Vuk Frye

Vuk Frye

Problem with chat boards registry

I have been trying to register for the chat boards Using my afrye@earthlink.net address, but twice already I have not received the confirmation email - the first time it went to my yahoo email and when I tried to confirm it would not, saying it had already been over 24 hours, so if any one can help, it would be greatly appreciated

Vuk Frye

Vuk Frye

Saint-Gaudens' designs for American Coinage

Oh what could have been! A week ago, Eric von Klinger had an article in Coin World on the Saint-Gaudens pattern coins, telling a lot about the design process for the double eagle. Well, Teddy Roosevelt fully intended Saint-Gaudens to redesign every circulating coin in the country, to rid the populace of the "atrocious hideousness" of the then current designs. The other day I was thinking, what if Saint-Gaudens hadn't died before he finished the reworking of American coinage under Roosevelt?

jtryka

jtryka

Binion Collection

My first pedigree coin. My first pedgree coins are from the Binion Collection. It's just like a Hollywood movie, greed, sex, and murder. I enjoy this collection, but wish there were more dates and mints to collect, I don't think you can get a complete collection. I've only found Morgan, and Peace dollars for the registry, with a couple of Walking Liberty's.

Clay

Clay

Looking for 1796-1797 Small Eagle Half

Need this one last coin to complete Type Set The SE Half dollar is (of course) the last coin needed for my collection. Will pay upwards of $35,000. Does anyone have one for sale or know where one is being sold that does not cost in the hundreds of thousands?

smb12321

smb12321

Hello

New here, starting a collection for my little boy, Vuk Just joined today since I have started a small collection for my little boy, Vuk, so since it is his, it will be in his name He received a few coins as presents, so I started looking into getting him some more, and have been amazed with the beauty and fascinating facts about different coins. I am new to all this, but look forward to learning more!

Vuk Frye

Vuk Frye

MISSING GOLD EAGLES

Finding the missing eagles is a challenging task to say the least! Can anyone help!!!!!!!!!! I thought my set was starting to come together until I added it to the registry. Boy was I wrong! I am still filling the empty slots but it sure seems slow some times. I have quite a few extra 69 & 70's that I would be willing to trade for the ones I need if anyone is interested.

Eagles Nest

Eagles Nest

YOU NEVER KNOW.....

WHAT MIGHT POP UP!!! A recent purchase was an 1861 Half Dime, MS-62 NGC. It's initial appeal was primarily nice luster and very pretty, light gold toning. Once I had the coin in hand, it had a rather unusual look; so out comes the loupe, and here's what I found: -Very strong die clashing on both sides of the coin. -The obverse strike was especially sharp on central devices (head, torso, and foot details). I'm now thinking, "this little beauty is really undergraded!" -Obverse perip

Martha Washington Test Piece

Golden Dollar, Made for testing in the UK using Martha dies Martha Washington Golden dollar test piece. Given to me by a friend who knew someone who worked for a uk company that made coin operated machines some years ago. I understand that the test pieces were made to test the durability of different alloys when used in coin operated machines. This must be similar to the one that turned up in someones change in the US I guess.

UK collector

UK collector

15 MOST WANTED LIST

UNEXPECTED CAPTURE!! For several years, I have created at the beginning of each year, a list of the 15 coins that I would most like to add to my collection. Actually finding and purchasing these little "gems" has been an effort with mixed success from year to year.   One coin, the 1898-S Barber Quarter, has been an especially elusive target. It has been on my list for 3 years, without me ever seeing one advertised, let alone actually seeing a coin. This Spring, I was the underbidder for

Signature Set Creativity

Well, we've just launched the Signature Sets and I have to admit that I'm already surprised. The new collections that have been entered really prove that there are more ways to collect than anyone could define.   From Overdates http://www.collectors-society.com/registry/coins/ViewPersonalCollection.aspx?UserCollectionID=11   To toned coins http://www.collectors-society.com/registry/coins/ViewPersonalCollection.aspx?UserCollectionID=18   Tops pops http://www.collectors-society.co

Architecht

Architecht

COIN PURCHASE WITH A SURPRISE

COULD THIS BE A NEW DESCOVERY? The mail man delivered my latest purchase today - a 1943-D 50 Cent, NGC MS-66. With my usual excitement, I tore open the package; scanned both sides of this new "gem"; and then focused in with my 5X glass for a closer look. Immediately, upon scrutinizing the reverse, I noticed "something" about the mint mark. It just looked different. So I went to the 15X microscope, and sure enough- there is a clear repunching of the MM to the North. I grabbed my copy of