Finally, the proud owner of said coin
It has been a long time coming, and I am still on the verge of hyperventilation, but I own it now. Took a little wheelin and dealin', but I have it. Mind you, it's not too often I can ever find one at such an incredible price. I am just happy, and it's a Merry Christmas to me! (Please, no grinches to rain on my parade. It would be much appreciated)
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Really? (Yes, really)
PCGS coins in the NCG registry are more in point value than their own graded coins? How does this happen?
Listen, I didn't want to stir up so much emotion on this. First, let me address my statement, which is partly true. Not ALL the PCGS coins are graded higher. I am only registered with 2 sets, and that is in the 1971 proof set. Now NGC has been messin with the point value of the dime, and I wish they would stop (I lost 2960 points without touching it) but if you wil
Thought better, but could I have been wrong?
Sold on Ebay yesterday for $380. I wondered about the pitting first off. Was this environmental damage? I did a little research on this coin and it being struck in pewter, and the others that I did see that did have environmental damage did not look like this.Also, I did ask if there was writing on the side...or the word copy, and the seller said no. But is there a different type of environmental damage that could have caused this? A few years bac
Mirror like surfaces
Just to kill some time and get back to coin collecting, I goet $2-$3 in pennies and sort through them for the copper (pre-1982), and some great condition pre and post 1982. Today's find was a 1963, my birth year, in BU and some 1997's. Hard to believe 1997 was 17 years ago. Anyhows, I had come across some 2013's with a mirror like finish. Are there any designations?
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I just need one more to tie...
I have been VERY slowly concentrating on one proof set in the registry...the 1971. I have made a few purchases throughout the years, some of which got me a very verbal tongue lashing (but it was worth it!). More than 5 years ago, I did see the coin that my collection has been lacking, the 1971 PF 69 Ultra Cam Lincoln cent, and it was with Heritage auction, and bidding was @ $600. I knew from experience from my other purchases, that this one may make me a bachelor
And I thought I had it...
Here I am...pretty confident about my submission...I know I have a dead ringer with the 1951 D/S FS-511 which, BTW, graded out as MS-62 RB, and pretty sure of all the other ones. NGC had other opinions. They were quick to tell me that my 1914 Dime had UNC details, and was improperly cleaned, but didn't recognize the die break on the reverse (probably 1/16-1/8 inch long). My 1946 D/D/D wasn't that, but it had it's own special little baggie with a sticker on IT, that
A coin show and a .15 Lincoln cent
Well, here I am getting ready to use my early bird coupon 5 months later, and I am in a toss up to go for high grade cents, or variety. I literally have a handful of coins that I am inspecting with my 60x and comparing the Lincoln cents against some already graded NGC MS64 and MS65. I remember someone telling me it's all in Lincoln's ear. Well, I see that some of these 1957-1963 are nice and shiny, but the ear is worn. Bummer. So out of the handful I was a
Looking to trade for 1971 Proof 69 Ultra Cameo Lincoln cent!
Greetings all y'all!
No longer in SC, but now in beautiful Wyoming. Been here a little over 2 years now and love it.
This month, my age will hit the half century mark, and I am still that one coin shy of completing my 1971 proof set that I still have! So, I'm back in the game of completion, and if you have that cent and would like to make my big 5-0 an extra special happy one, drop me a line and let's see if we can make a tr
The #1 1971 proof set is also the first to go
Greeting all! Well, I'm finally retired from the Air Force and moved to Columbia SC. It's been 4.5 months since, and still looking for a job. The retirement and disability is only half of what I was bring in. The resumes are in and still being put out on a daily basis. I have a wonderful wife at my side, who is doing the majority of the work, since she used to do resume screening, and knows what to look for when looking AT a resume. My 3 kids
Just got the certificate in the mail
A few weeks ago, I got my certificate in the mail for having the #1 slot for the 1971 proof set. Granted, it cost me alot of begging, bargaining and gettin yelled at, but it was worth it (ahem). What was more of a challenge for me is that I was going up against "the" #1 1971 Eisenhower Doller graded PCGS PF 70 Deep Cam! I had already resolved myself to the fact that #2 is good, but then NGC FINALLY upgraded the Roosevelt dime points (pf 69 deep cam) whic
New #1 in the 1971 proof sets?
I don't signed on to the site for over a month, and somehow I got the #1 slot in the 1971 proof sets. Don't get me wrong, I'm loving it! Well, I'm loving it for the time being. I wondered if Kallenberg had sold something, ....nope. I didn't add nothing to take over (if I did, it would of cost me a marriage). Then I stated looking at the dates of another 1971 set that I hold dear, which is the 1971 PF 69 cameo. I noticed on one of the dates, it lists the dim
When they get to Abe Lincoln AND Jefferson Davis?
I was talking with some guys from the good state of SC, and of course, it usually ends up with a conversation about the civil war. WEll, they know about the new gold dollars with all the presidents on them, and kiddingly, one asked, "will they put Jeff Davis on them new dollar coins"?
I kinda thought he may of had a point. I mean, Jeff Davis WAS the president of the confederate states of America, right? Or will they not because the confe
...and a breath from being divorced!
I shouldn't be allowed on Ebay when I've been drinking.
Why can't I be like other American males that get into fights or become beligerant or something like that? But NOOoooo! I got the little devil on my shoulder that tells me to check Ebay and see....just for the heck of it...if there are any graded 1971 proofs I just may be missing out of my registry. Why LOOK! There just happens to be a 1971 Pf 69 UCAM nickel that you're missing! And there's ju
1971 proof 69 DCAM cent
Alright, I know I shouldn't of did this, but I'm thinking of making one last purchase (and REALLY t'ing off the wife) but I just now noticed the 1971 PF 69 DCAM (or ultra). I may have noticed it before, but with my memory, who knows. Now it's fresh. The company PCGS list it's worth for $12,500, and NGC list it for $1,380.
Now I do know that I used to always say that that cent was worth $11K, but I was shocked to see it now at $12,5K, which is a bigger increase th
Thanks to all who answered me
Yes, I did get a lot of responses from my fellow collectors, but also from AMY for NGC who also wrote me with:
"Yes, you may use the same coin (same cert #) in different sets. As in your example, you may register your 1971 1C proof in your 1971 Proof set and in a Lincoln Cent Proof set.
What you may not do is register the same coin (same cert #) to sets of the same type. In your case, you have registered two (2) 1971 Proof sets. You may not register the same c
...and I must enter a teaser....sheesh! I couldn't submit it unless I put something here!
Is it allowed to list the same coin in two different registries? Let's say that I had a Lincoln proof that I wanted in my proof registry, but then I also have a Lincoln cent registry going on as well. Could I list the same coin in both?
If I can find a find like that, Can I borrow 3 of your 9 kids? I got 3 of my own, so I figure, I may come up with at least a 1909 VDB...Hopefully in better condition. I'll even let you choose the kids! :-)
An error within itself...kinda
Well, it's minimal, but in the NGC report of the Presidentail errors of the MONROE Dollar, they show a Washington Dollar (told you it was minimal!)
But apart from that, Granted, that's cool and all, but there are some real other errors I asked NGC about, that they denied me on.
One is the eye on Madison. Some are full circle, some arn't (that also goes along with the curl on the shoulder, missing one). The other is a die crack on the reverse that extend
...say it like a teenager...
Not proud of it, but one hobby at a time. I got stuck on comics (Lady Death & Monster Madness) for the time being, and when I retire out of the Air Force, and buy my first house (I'll be 45 then) I'll be all over my coins again. My darling wife (remember the 1971 PF69Deep Cam half I bought?) said that she hopes we can get a house that will have enough room for me to put all my stuff (Military, coins, comics) in. I took it as a nice gesture at first, but now
When I talk about coins, there is a very errie hush....
...that one would only hear right before a storm. There are some pleasant remarks of expression, and "forced" interest to what I am talking about, but it's still very, very quiet.
I have come to learn that if she "closes her eyes, I will go away". If she shows an interest, maybe I will just let it lay there. She kindly reminds me that we have to watch our money. Sometimes I remember that conversation, most of the time I don't re
I already paid for the coin (and told my wife)
Well, I'm still here, so she didn't kill me. She knows that I know that I wanted this coin, and the chance to obtain it doesn't come often (lucky for me)
I just got the bill in my E-mail, and it's officially paid for; but now it's time to get on the selling side of ebay.....dang it. Anybody collect Blair's hot sauces?? :-)
Well, as you probably know, I'v been concerned about my beloved 1971 set, and being tossed down to number 5. Thanks to HA, I was able to attain a half 69 DCAM for what "I" would consider a good price. My darling wife would disagree, seeing that it's only 50 cents, and if I paid $1.00 for it, I got ripped off. Let's not tell her just yet the price I won it for.
AND WITH THAT SIAD, here's the teaser part where I said "kinda". Yes, I got my coin for a price I was willing t
Apart from me, and then having to tell the wife??
I should be banned from Ebay...or at least be under supervision, and I'm not talking about superman's eyes!
I was going through Ebay one night, and one search turned into something else. I can be searching for a good replacement for my registry 1971 proof set (which I really need now), and end up looking up General Grant's signatures. Don't ask me how I do that...that's why the supervision.
One night I found myself looking at $10 pl
I was happy with #3 in my beloved 1971 proof set, but now I fell down to 5
Ya see! That's what I get for devoting too much time (and $)on the comics! I was too close to getting a PF69Deep Cam Half, and then I could of held #2 for awhile.
I see that the time has come to start sifting through my collection (s) and getting some funds raised should another opportunity arise to aquire a "coin of interest".
It's all good. Congrats to those that made the grade! Jealous? Yes. I'll admit
Collectors journal for comics need a defibrillator
Now, granted, I don't get on here everyday and write something. Sometimes I just like to read what other people have experienced. I'll admit too, the first ones I read are the ones that have a picure....kinda reminds me of my single days lookin in the ....nevermind, different subject.
Well, now I'm getting kind heavy into the comic side of the house. Wife is not pleased, but as long as I don't go overboard, she's alright with it. I reall