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Egypt error coin

I really don't know why I buy some things.... I really try and convience myself to center in on one and only one...well, maybe two, and ONLY two types of coins ... well ... three is the the max...ah hell, whatever looks interesting! I am soon to be the proud owner of this coin from Ebay auction #290171943408 The coin is from egypt and dated 1970 commerating the 10,000 anniversity of the Cairo mosque university and the mohammedan calendar says 1359-1361 instead of 1389-91. Now, d

Skeester

Skeester

RE:NUMISMEDIA vs. PCGS PRICE GUIDES Take 2

I see both of your points, but... If it's a guideline, then list some guide line prices. It should be regardless of how many NGC has graded vs what the coin is worth. I guess it should boil down to, get a monthly coin publication or check PCGS for free. Speaking of 1971's (my favorite coin collectible), there was a PCGS 1971-S PF 69 Deep Cameo on Ebay (another reason to check the pricelog) and got the wife permission to bid. Our beloved NGC lists it for $1250.00, PCGS NOW lists it for $

Skeester

Skeester

What's the deal with NumisMedia

It seems like 75% of the coins listed don't have pricing It kinda burned me when I read this: NumisMedia does not currently support Star(*) Grades. 'No Price' notation indicates that NumisMedia does not yet provide the value for this coin. Alright, I can understand not pricing the * grade, but the second sentance?? I mean, come on! Even PCGS has a better pricing guide than NGC, even if a nickel is worth a $1.00, it lists it as such. Even the errors, and different varities. WHat a

Skeester

Skeester

Merry Early Christmas!

...For me, that is....   (I wrote this in comics, but it also pertains to my coins. Please don't ask me why I'm getting into comics, cause the coins are too much now!)WELL! My big old 44th birthday has brought me some good things! My dear wife knows how much I like the casinos (and how the casinos love me is more like it) but she allowed me to go to the Hard Rock Casino here in Tampa FL on my birthday, which was the 24th of this month. I go there with all good intentions of spending $100.

Skeester

Skeester

The 2007 proof sets

They're in! I got my 3 (one for each kid) now the question is... What are the errors to be looking for? I thought I had a smooth edge Washington, but after getting it in the right light, I did see the letters. Has anyone heard of any errors yet?

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Skeester

To read Michael Coopers entries

And to reflect on a great hobby from a great country and an astounding history. I mean, think about it for a while. Not a second, but a while. How some people use the phrase "if these walls could talk", and you think of how old the house is, and what has transpired within those walls. Now, think of the coins you may have. I have a few 1808 half cents. Our Nation was only 32 years young. Thomas Jefferson was President. It was 4 years before the war of 1812 when the British didn't lear

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Skeester

And NOW to get back to coin collecting!!

Presidential $1 Error Coins: John Adams I just now read the main page of NGC, and that is what I find! I only have 2 rolls of Adams, but NOW it's like a RASH! I can't help myself to open them up and see if there are any errors! It's like the 2 Gen Washington rolls that I have. AAARRRGGG! (as Charlie Brown would say) I may just get another 2 rolls out of the credit union and see if I strike it rich......let the other two sets rolled as is for my boys.

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Skeester

Journals---the crack of coins!

There is no better trip (or legal high) than reading about someone elses finding experiences. The first step, like all addictions, is ADMITTING IT! No! Not me! I don't read these real life experiences that get my heart racing! It's really amazing, I think, to read these posts, and I find myself in their shoes, and wonder how exciting and thrilling it must of been to have a coin upgraded...or graded to a "1 of 1" status...or a find of a life time. I find I can't get past the front page

Skeester

Skeester

2007 Washington Dollars

Nine (9) varities already? And that's just NGC?? ALright, time out. I need a breather here. I just quit smoking (1 Feb this year) after 25 years and I have to attack things differently now. How did there become 9 different varaitions of the Washington dollar and we are not even half way through the year yet? I will say, I have my 2 rolls, and my 2 rolls of Monroe, along with my 2 rolls of 2000 Sac's, all original bank wraps. So far, as in grading, there is over 50k that have been graded.

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Skeester

And while I'm at it!!!!

Why doesn't "numismedia" list any type of prices? Who is this "Numismedia" and WHY is NGC going with them if they can't even price a 2007 Washington Dollar like PCGS can?!?!?! I like NGC over PCGS, but PLEASE! Get someone to price your collection accordingly!!!!!! Everything I type in has ** for a price. That is UNSAT. And that description says that they do not price that type of coin, or is the price of the parent coin. SO, let's examine that for a sec. A 2000 CLOSE "AM" cent is the sa

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Skeester

The local coin dealer's "treasure chest"

Not to mention the 50% off on all the coins inside led to an unknown "so called dollar" buy I'm stationed in Tampa, but for the past 5 weeks I've been in Panama City for school. Just for the heck of it on a Saturday, a friend and I went to a local coin and jewelry dealer just to check it out. Of course, lots of overpriced stuff for their 50% off sale so it was prety much window shopping. Long story shortened, I saw his "treasure chest" of coins, went through them and picked out a 1777 48 Ei

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Skeester

IGC vs NGC

Past experiences? Alright, I really can't invest the amount of money that I would like to in my coins. A two hundred dollar purchase is pushing it, at least with the wife, and that would be enough for at least 6 months. Needless to say, I am always looking for the bargains. I'm always looking at auction sites and seeing if there is something I can afford. My primary "obsession" is the 1971 proof set. There was a 1971 PF69UCAM cent on HA and I had put 500 as a bid. I would ask for forgivn

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Skeester

Computer grading coins?

ICGS have 40 feedback, 5 bids, and who knows how many already out there ready to send back. I did a search on item 150089887842 I'm almost for the computer grading idea. They say, when we submit our coins to NGC, they go through three graders. Frankly, I don't see how three people can come to the same grade all the time. How many entries on this board have said they had a great MS65, not a scratch on it, good strike, and it comes back as a MS63 or less? (that's also why I only play poker

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Skeester

I.K. That's a gimme!

Exhausting.... After some intense research and multitude hours of...alright I checked Ebay and it's supposed to be marked as a dollar, not 50c So now, am I to assume that this will end up on said auction site?

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Skeester

1971 proofs

The cent is down, the half is down...and now I'm down. Merry Christmas one and all! It's been a while since I posted. I moved to Tampa from DC, and MAN! it great to be in Tampa! I'm not a DC kinda guy. While in the mist of moving, I had some coins that I asked to be held while I got a firm address if they would of been sent at the time of my move. My one entry had over 400 hits which was titled ...and a hush falls on NGC. Well, the outcome of waiting for those coins to come back, all of

Skeester

Skeester

I'm with "buy the holder"...

I'm tired of guessing grades of proof Besides, we all know that it now costs on the low end. $12.50 to get a coin graded. Well, there are A LOT of coins on auctions sites that fell into the same thinking as mine "I thought it would grade higher" and with the excitement lost of expecting a PF68 Cameo and getting a PF 67...well, some people are selling the slabs for less than $6.00! That's NOT counting buying a proof set, INSURANCE to mail it, and the postage you have to pay AFTER the coins ar

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Skeester

To fellow "no grades" or "not recognized" coin collectors

In a way, I understand NGC....NOT totally though.. As I have stated in previous journals of mine, I'm trying to get my 1954 proof Dime error graded as a double die. There is no question in my mind that I'm seeing a big fat LIBERTY, as well as a messed up 54 in the date. I have included side by side pictures with the previous entries. I have found out that NGC uses ONLY printed publication as cherrypickers and others like that. With THAT said, if it ain't in those publications, then it's no

Skeester

Skeester

....And a hush falls on NGC

They still may be right, but they were wrong once before.... And yes, I'm still concerned about my 1954 proof possible "doubled" dime. I've written customer service with a "how can this be" type letter, and haven't heard anything back from them in 3 days, and now over the Economy EXTENDED timeline. Remember back in the beginning of the year (I'm lucky to remember where I live) when you renewed your subscription to NGC and you got the American Eagle silver coin? When I got mine, it was grad

Skeester

Skeester

Losing the excitement

Wait a month and a half to find out.... ...One of the 5 coins that I sent in for errors was an "actual" error. Some of you may of read my entry for my 1954 proof dime that I was almost positive that it was doubled in the word LIBERTY, not like the die shift or anything like that, but the letters being extra thick, and the 4 in the 1954 was messed up as well...extra metal if you will, and the 4 denting into the curve of the 5. Well, I just wrote customer service, and they did send the graders

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Skeester

Losing the excitement Pt 2

Here's the date again It's hard to see from the pic, but the doubled (or whatever it is) 4 is indenting into the 5 of the date. 1954date.j

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Skeester

1971 Proof Lincoln Cent

I got my beef about turn around times but... Someone please tell me how a 1971 proof 68 Ucam cent loses half the value over a couple of months? It was valued at $350 better than 6 months ago, and now it's only $156?? I was glad I won one off of Eba...ummm...an auction site for $75.00 thinking I would be ahead since you can usually get a "common" rare proof for less than half price listed. But for the price to drop in half? That means, I'd be LUCKY to get my money back if I were to list it.

Skeester

Skeester

1954 Proof Double Die Dime?

Somebody smack me and say that I'm wrong! Alright, I have the cherrypickers book, and I have heard of the "thickness" in a double die, but have never seen one until now, and it's not listed. Now i've had these dimes for some odd 25+ years, and really haven't looked at them since I bought them. There once was an article in COINS magazine that said that the Roosevelt dime was going to go out of circulation (much like the talk of the penny going out) so that's why I bought these. Now afte

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Skeester

1954 Double Die Dime Date

PART 2, THE DATE Now here's a pic of the date. Sorry it's not the same same size as the normal pic, but let me describe what I see. On the doubled, there is an indent in the 5 to make room for the 4, and there is extra metal underneath the 4. You can't really see it in the pic (sounds like I'm doing a description for Ebay) but it is plain as day. It was good to have another 1954 proof to compare it too! Again, PLEASE let me know what you think! 1954date.j

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Skeester

1971-S Quarter Pop reports PGCS

Just a quick question Can someone who is a member of PCGS tell me what the pop report is for the 1971-S Proof Quarter in Ultra Cameo (or is it deep cameo with them?). I've gone back to 1952 (with the "superbird") on NGC and so far the 1971 quarter has 6 population in Ultra Cameo (4) 68 (2) 69). Of course after 1971, the numbers reverse for low number on the proof to high (er) numbers for the Ultra Cameo. How many 1971-S quarters has PCGS graded in Ultra?

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Skeester

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