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Gold Type Set - In Progress!

My gold type set is coming along nicely! I longed for the day that I would purchase a gold coin. My first was a small 1/10 oz American Eagle. I graduated from that and bought a proof version. Now, check out my gold type set! Never did I dream that I would be able to obtain these coins, not in a million years. Much less a set of them! The one coin that I have that currently doesn't show up is a 1926 MS63 Saint graded by ANACS, that was purchased at the ANA show in Charlotte this year. My newe

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Re: Proof 70 Opinion

With enough magnification, you can make any coin look bad. With enough magnification, you can make any coin look bad. That mark looks very small, and probably would not have held the coin back from 70 even if the graders noticed it, or not.

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Check out my cool new coin!

Nicely Toned Silver Eagle, NGC MS66 Picked up on eBay last night. I was willing to pay a lot more than what the coin actually went for. $10.50 + S&H ain't too shabby! 1987SAEObv

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Re: 2006 MINT SETS

The Mint started using the Satin Finish process in 2005... Satin Finish coins were issued for the first time in 2005. This year, the Mint's just continuing the process. I really don't prefer them over the regular coins, but that's just my opinion.

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RE: First Strike

Well... By first strike, the major TPG's are assuming that by being first release coins, they were the very early ones made on the dies. It is a rather large assumption on their part. To be more accurate, the TPG's should name the early coins 'First Release' rather than First Strikes, because how do they know? They don't. They are simply stating that the particular coin labeled first strikes was recieved by them within the first 30 calendar days of the release of the coin. This prevents coins

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RE: The trouble with ICG is ...

I agree with most of your points... The ICG website looks very cheaply done, and quite mediocre. I also agree that ICG as a company isn't very collector-friendly. What made ICG rush to the top, then? I mean in order for most people there's NGC, PCGS, ANACS, and then ICG. How did ICG somehow surpass all of the other Mom & Pop grading services to become #4? I liked PCI's idea about the photographs of the coins included in the slab. Should they be surpassed almost immediately by ICG? Sure ICG

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Re: How do you find the numbers?

Redbook mintage figures, as well as NGC online census would be a start... Depending on what kind of mintage figures you're looking for, The Redbook guide to United States Coins is a great start. They publish all of the mintages of most of the coins minted by the United States. I'm sure if you found a copy, you could find out the mintages. NGC Census provides a reference as to how many coins were graded in a particular grade, and of a particular type. As far as how many products of a certain ty

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