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Marian Anderson

Where is Marian Anderson I have been trying to find a bronze us mint medal commemorating Marian Anderson. The mint awarded the Gold original in 1978 i think, and released about 300,000 bronze replica's in 1980. Does anyone know where I might find one of these medals? To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

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China!

For many of us, purchasing coins from China has little to do with anything other than the desire to obtain a needed coin for our collections. The thought that buying from a foreign country somehow puts the buyer in a "DESERVE WHAT YOU GET" category is not only ludicrous, it's arrogant and insulting. When it comes to swindlers and cheats, the good old USA has more than its fair share. We have all been taken advantage of at one time or another. All of us except of course the pompous "KNOW IT ALL

Pictures

I think your picture is very good, nice detail, super clear, in focus. About the blue tint though, I like the pictures to reflect the actual color of the coin. I too am still trying to get it right. Experiment! Experiment! here's my latest effort. Not as clear as yours

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Hey Broken Promise . . .

When it comes to commemorative coins, I'll bet there are a bunch of us out here. I too got hooked on the Marine Corps Coin, collected many US and World Coins relating to War and Combat and now, I can't believe it but I've just purchased 5 Olympic Commemoratives. My registry set "WAR AND CONFLICT" is growing nicely but I need to work on updating the photos. It has gotten completely out of hand. I just sold 84 lower grade Commemoratives at auction through Teletrade. I was disappointed but did r

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Just Want to add my 2 cents to the comments about

CHINA-EBAY-COINS Posted by EMIL MATCHYSHYN a few days ago.I fell for the "China Auction Fraud Game" a little over a year ago. I was real excited to get the three coins I bid on at such a good price. Although they were not the exact Morgans in the listing, they did look authentic. I sent then in to NGC for grading and they came back 6 weeks later as "Not Genuine". Although I paid with pay pal I was not able to get my money back because it was past the deadline of 30 days (I think, whatever) So

Ok, one more

Picture and I'll get out of the way! I'm just proud of how much I've learned. Most of the photos in my sets need replacing.. I have improved a great deal since they were posted. Steve

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Taking the pictures..

has become one of my favorite parts of ... coin collecting. Coins have turned into a passion with me. I guess that is not so unusual when I consider who I'm talking to. But, I have always been a closet photographer and shooting coins to represent them in their best light is an art. It has take me months, but I think I do a great job. Once in a while I get a camera reflection off the coin... I'm working on that. I use a small Casio older 5 meg digital with a 510 mb memory chip. Although I hav

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Happy for you But.....

I'm still struggling with this and other inconsistancies in NGC's grading. I sent in several new BU Eagles taken right out of the mint's shipping container. One came back as improperly cleaned??? How does this happen. A 1964 kennedy half dollar which was one taken from several rolls of new kennedy coins my father put away when they were first released came back improperly cleaned. How does this happen? The worst part is knowing the coins haven't been cleaned and we have no recourse. Not to me

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Another Turn Around Story

Is it ok to pay for a 12 day turn around and have it take weeks longer. How about a 21 day order that consistantly takes months to receive. I feel like I'm a reasonable collector. One who is patient and understanding. However poor service eventually wears down the most positive of attitutes. I have submitted 28 orders for grading and encapsulating; literally hundreds of coins. I know I'm a small operator when one considers the people who send in hundreds of coins at a time.... but at the spe

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Mike King said a mouth full!!!

I have to tell you, I agree with everything Mike said, but let me take this a bit further still. I just can't help myself...... For me and most other collectors, it is about the coins. Why else would I go out of my way to collect tokens and medals that seem to fit into the theme of my collection. Or why would anyone be interested in an old Navy Token. Because they are not slabbed, I cannot show or register many of my coins and so called dollars as a part of my signature set "War and Conflict

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One more thing,

And this is going to crack you up...! I have gone so far as to send in NGC encapsulated coins I've purchase, to NGC strictly for imaging. Just so I can include pictures that have some photographic uniformity..... it even cracks me up.... This is tooooo much fun. Steve 2751261_01

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My Signature Set "WAR AND CONFLICT"

Reading about the hysteria we are all experiencing on the auction side of coin collecting gave me cause to pause. As a relatively new collector I must plead guilty... to being part of the problem. I rely on PCGS, NGC and the red book for values, however they rarely agree. So for me it has turned into a matter of how much I have to spend vs the desirability of the coin. I began collecting when the mint issued the Marine Corps Anniv. Commemorative. I have fallen in love with this hobby. My sig

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INSTANT DEVALUATION

I have read about it, been warned to use extreme caution when.... buying from overseas. Now I know what I was being told, especially when buying U.S. coins from China. I purchased 3 Morgan Silver Dollars from my "chinese friend" on eBay. I figured other bidders weren't as trusting as me so the bidding was slow. It never occured to me the other bidders were just smarting than me. I'm pretty smart you see! Well I learned how smart I was. It took about 2 weeks for the coins to arrive. I couldn't

First Strike

It's a first strike if it is received by the grading company within the first 30 calander days following the start of production. (at least it is with NGC and probably PCGS as well) CIMG7079.J

Gold Bullalo $50 Coin

Fantastic, no, better than that..I just received my Buffalo $50 dollar coin from the mint and two addional UC from a Bullion dealer. These are beautiful coins. To top it off the mint issue is a first strike. . . Nobody here to share my excitement with. I plan on sending them in for grading. . . it that wise with coins like these or should I just let them stand on their own beauty? Somedays, this is just the best hobby, other times a get a load of rejects from NGC, I check my wallet and fin

1917 S Lincoln Cent is in rough shape....

Take a look and advise me please...is it worth anything in.. its present condition, can it be salvaged/restored? The two darker pictures show the actual color of the coin, the bleached out pictures are to help you see the coins condition. There is a shalac type substance on the upper obverse and some specks of corrosion as well. The shiney check, jar line and shoulder is a scuff. Any help will be appreciated... Thanks STeve 1917 S Pen

Food for thought!

Richard told me (he's my local, Honest, coin dealer at "The Copper Coin Shop here in Marquette, MI,) that particulally with Morgans today..... I need to be careful what I'm buying. He says a lot of the old timers who collected coins years ago wouldn't think twice about shining up their coins. He says they'd buff them up and make'em shine so their collections looked real nice...today alot of those coins are falling into the hands of the next generation or the generation after that and being liq

Say, while I've got your ear....

I'm working on a personal set of Military Coins. So far I...... Have the following 35 coins as proposed pieces for this set: Are there others? any ideas?? Thanks for listening....I'm in a talkative mood this morning. Battle of Antietam 1937 silver half dollar Black Revolutionary War Patriots 1998 S silver dollar Black Revolutionary War Patriots Proof 1998 S silver dollar Civil War Battlefield Preservation 1995 P clad half dollar Civil War Battlefield Preservation Proof 1995 S silve

Day is Done.....Gone the Sun....Three More Morgans bite the dust

They didn't have a chance. I could feel it the moment I laid eyes on these beauties at the local..... coin shop. One at a time he removed them from the box...the first was bright, filling the shop with dancing circular spot of sunlight as I turned the 1881cc Morgan over in my hand, wow! what a gem I though. Then he said look at this...and handed me the 1904 S Silver Dollar...but for the ever so slight toning, it looked like it had just arrived from the mint. I mean it look beautiful!!! Richard

You're Kidding Right??????

Searched and Searched for Waffels, but... Ok, I'm too new at this to know if your serious or not...but it does take a long time to get my coins back from NGC, so now that I know the reason, I wanted to see for myself what all the waffeling is about...! I did the eBay search, now I suppose you're laughing right, no matter how many times I did it or what configuration of key words I used, I kept getting the same 7 listings. Now I'm convinced I not only know nothing about collecting coins, I don'

Just getting stated

Military Coins, I'm wondering if there are enough U.S. military themed coins to assemble a collection of such. Where will I find them, what am I looking for, can anyone advise me? STeve
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