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Re "UHR"

Problem solved! Off to grading she goes, the QUEEN of my collection, how could you ask for any more! Gone in todays mail!

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Heart Surgey-Delayed

Delayed for one week. ..My scheduled heart surgey has been delayed! I will now enter the hospital on 7 July 2008 and the operation will take place on 8 July 2008. The Doctor said I will be in the hospital for 5 to 7 days. ..On a side note the Doctor said his mother is a Memmott and wanted to know if we were related! I told him we were as all Memmotts in Utah are related. ..I do Family History and have published four books on the Memmotts!

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"VAM" again

Newest addition! ..Hey mates this is my newest addition to my VAM collection. With the wild market talking place in the Silver Eagles, I felt now was time to talk another look at Morgans. ..I would like to thank King of Eagles for his excellent advise! ..To the folks at NGC, especially Amy Lorenzo and Lisa Berzins, thanks for making this hobby so fun! ..This might be my last post for awhile. It looks like I will be having heart surgey next week. If our good Lord still has work for me to

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"HELP", please

Panda Gold. ..I purchased this coin for a price I felt was good. But, I can't see a Registry set to place it in. I'm getting old, maybe I just can't see something. There are a lot smarter members than me and I would like your advise. Have A Great Weekend

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"NICE RETURN"

2007 Canada Proof Set ..Well, I received my Canda Proof Set from NGC today, I knew what the grades were last week. The grades I've received on the Canada coins are sure differnt than I receive on U.S. coins. ..On the U.S. proof sets, most of the time grades are 69 or 70, with a 68 once in awhile. Canada are anywhere from 67 to 70, go figure. ..With the errors the U.S. Mint has been turning out, I find it hard to believe they are the best!

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NEW SERIES

Britannia! ..This is a new series of coins for me. Being one oz of silver, I think you can compare it with the American Silver Eagles! Looking at some other dates, the obverse and reverse hasn't remained the same each year. I like that!

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"CELTIC CROSS"

A beautiful coin! ..When I received the Welsh Dragon, I was surprised at how small it was. One pound looked bigger, but I've like this series. After all it is from England and that's where my family came from, so I now have coins from the mother country. ..NOTE TO: S & D Collection. I tried to answer your message, but you have blocked us from contacting you! Have A Great Day

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"WELSH DRAGON"

New territory. ..Hey Mates, The "Welsh Dragon" is the newest coin in my collection, and will be taking me into new territory, the "Signature Set"! When I came across this coin, I was thinking my youngest son will love it! So I bid on it and won. You know me, one is not enough, there is a whole series to pursue. ..The "Welsh Dragon". The dragon which appears on the badage and flag of Wales, is a potent expression of the strength, fire and spirit of the national character and its depiction on

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NGC HOBBY FRIENDLY!

Another nice return from NGC. ..I've not been focused on this series. When I first started it, I read a couple of articles from our most knowledgeable collectors. Take your time and look for the best deal. ..I'm building my collection for my family, when they receive a coin they are very happy. Our extended family is very interested in my collection and it is a big hit at our annual family reunion. When the family is happy, I"m happy!! ..NGC has been doing a great job in trying to meet an

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CHEERIOS PENNY

From the Cheerios Promotion ..In the year 2000, if my wife found a coin in her Cheerios, I know for a fact we would have put it in a Piggy bank or spent it! Fast forward to 2006 or 2007 having read about the Cheerios Promotion we will treat any coin we find now more carefully. ..I was looking at my favorite coin shop (EBay) when I came across this Cheerios Penny. Thinking about it, I said what the heck, it's only money and put in a bid. I won the bid. ..When I received the coin I spent t

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"MORGANS"

Taking a new look. ..The world of coin collecting has so many places to focus on, that at times you need to step back and look at where you're headed. ..I decided to look at where I started, MORGANS!

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Panda Bejing Coin Expo

A good investment? ..I'm in Larry Dreher court on Panda's! The mintages are not that high and as the people in China get more involved in collecting there will be a greater demand!

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"COLUMBUS"

Another piece of art. .."In 1492 he sailed the seas of Blue. He wandered from here to there, he wandered everywhere. He came upon a rock and hailed I've found Plymouth rock" ..I think it's amazing the art work they can put on a Coin! ..I purchased this from my local dealer (coin, not drug) and sent it to NGC (#1, not #2, #3 nor #4)for grading! You always think it should have received a higher grade!

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Chief Joseph Brant

Another suberb presentation by NGC ..Born in Ohio during a tumultuous era that defined North America. Thayendanegea's life was greatly influenced by an alliance with the British. Thayendanegea was given the Christian name of Joseph Brant and received an English education. ..Brant fought his first battle with the British when he was just a teenager. But this young warrior was also a visionary. Brant clearly understood that Native people faced inevitable change and united various nations to

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JAMES MONROE

Just back from the holy land (NGC). ..This is the latest addition to my FIRST DAY of MINTAGE collection. ..Don't you think NGC and the people who work there are doing just a Great job. The amount of submitions they get when there is a new release must be mind blooging!

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"THAYENDANEGEA"

Newsest addition. ..Can you say THAYENDEGA? His Christian name is JOSEPH BRANT. The Canada Mint sure makes their coins stand out.

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"WATERBOMBER"

Newest addition ..This beauty left my hand on 8 April 2008 for NGC and grading! It returned today 26 April 2008 a total of 19 days counting weekends and the USPS. When others are talking about how long it takes for their orders to be completed, I wonder what they are doing wrong? I seem to remember someone posted a journal that a couple of their coins fell out at the Post Office when they went to mail their order in. How is that possible if you pack your submission correctly? I think NGC is do

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PERFECTION!

This is the latest addition to my collection. ..A very Beautiful coin with great design. My problem is I NEVER will have a complete collection, because of the 1995W! I didn't start collecting this series until 2004. ..When I started this series I saw some raw coins, but said who would pay that much for one coin? Well as time has passed and the 1995-W is now out of sight, with my excellent hindsight I should have purchased it! ..I also passed on the 10th Anniversay Platinum set. Again my

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ISN'T SHE A BEAUTY!

Back home after a trip to NGC! ..You receive one submission back from NGC with grades that drive you crazy. You get mad, stomp around and feel like you could crash a grape! ..Then you get a submission back from NGC that is almost perfect. You think the folks at NGC must be up all night thinking how they could make us collectors happy! ..Speaking of NGC, isn't Amy Lorenzo a great example of the people working at NGC? They produce a quality product with outstanding people!

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Spent the day in the ER!

What a surprise! ..After returning home from spending the day in the ER, the first journal I read is from Icelandman. He is sure doing a nice job on his rare collection of Iceland coins! Keep the pictures coming, they tell a story my them self.

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Panda Den Growing

Just received from NGC! ..Well I hit my latest "POT HOLE" on my journey to collect Panda Coins! I don't know what the problem "IS". I know if you want to play in the game with the big boys, 0 points won't get you in. The one thing both pot holes have in common are, they were purchased from the same dealer. ..The Panda I have shown will be going to my newest and first great-grandchild in May! It's a Girl, by my first granddaughter. I love it went the grandchildren come over, you spoil them, a

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THANKS "NGC"

For all that you do! ..I received this past week a BIG box from NGC, it was my certificates for BEST SETS. You make this Hobby FUN! ..Today I received this little lady back from the grading at NGC, it's nice to have someone see the same perfection as you do!

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SILVER EAGLES!

They get into your blood. I can't believe that I've had this Eagle since Mar 2004, and haven't added it to my sets until now. I'm going thru my inventory and sure I'll find more. How about that Jackson, his High Seas Signature set is amazing! He just keeps showing us how much he enjoys collecting.

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PANDA EXPRESS

Off to see the graders. ..Last Saturday I sent five Panda's off to the wonderful world of NGC for grading. I used the five coupons that I received from NGC for being an upstanding member of the Society (paid in full)! ..My oldest granddaughter is going to have my first great grandchild (a girl) in May 2008. Thinking of a gift I could give her, I decided on a coin. A PANDA coin! ..My youngest granddaughter is going to be one in April, besides adding a coin to her collection, I'm going to g

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