Dont mean to complain, just trying to help with the hobby I LOVE
Looking back at the few journals I have posted in retrospect, I sound as if I have a bad attitude toward dealers in general. This is not the case at all even if it appeared as such. I have known many dealers and collector/dealers that were as good as gold. They have gone out of their way to help, teach and share their knowledge freely. Having said that, it bothers me, maybe more than it should, the fact that some are not as hones
I thought I "missed the boat" on the Bald Eagle Set... P.S. 2007 burnished silver eagles still available?
I am sure that many of you spent time trying to get thru for the mints latest "limited edition". I am currently unemployed so I do have the luxury of logging on at anytime to try to procure the mints latest "apple of temptation" Much to my dismay the mints web site goes down at "high noon" on the fifteenth just when I was ready to pull the trigger. I continued to try to get thru on the lan
2007 W Burnished Silver Eagle, Sold Out Or Not???
I posted a note earlier today as to being surprized that the above mentioned SE was available when I placed my order today for the Bald Eagle Set. The mint person informed me that the demand was such that the mint had started producing more of them. There was a later post by kjohn that said the mint was out of boxes and now that they have more "boxes" the said eagles were being churned out again. My question is this: If kjohn knows this then I
Lots of "Raw" Coins! Any advice from you all?
Here I sit after Christmas looking at what I have and seeing what high grade coins are bringing, I wonder if I should send them in to the only two grading services I trust. This being NGC and PCGS. I bought two rolls of 1955-D washington quarters almost twenty years ago and just recently unwrapped them. I did not find any multi-colored toning, quite the contrary they are all "blast white". From the looks of them I dont think any would grade less th
"Forgot to give credit where credit was due"...
I posted a journal yesterday that several people read and some could relate to, but in the "heat" of the moment I neglected to close on a more positive note. After reading the two front page articles in the Dec. 17th Coin World I had to put the mag. down I was so upset thinking about how many nice "Graded & Slabbed" coins are for sale and my imagination started to run wondering how many were bought by dealers for pennies on the dollar and wer
Sick and tired of "shady" dealers...
How many times has this happened to you? or how many times have you heard of this happening to others? A dealer tries to sell a coin he or she claims is mint state when at best it's an au53 and then that same coin is offered to anouther dealer and they only want to pay ef45. This happens alot. I do beleive that a person just coming into our fine hobby cant help but get a "bad taste" and may say "screw coin collecting". I just received my latest issue of Coi
I Am "Eat Up" With Collecting Walkers & FBL Franklins!!!!!
I started collecting coins in the mid 60's but did'nt get serious until the late 80's when at that time I started buying slabbed coins. I also started getting proof and mint sets every year along with buying all the back dates where now I have proof and mint sets all the way back from 1950 to the present. Silver eagles caught my fancy and in 1996 I started buying a roll every year which I have continued to the present. It was a bit
I guess i'm a whore as this is just my latest love...
Creating a complete set of fbl franklins is my goal. I thought that a set in 64 would satisfy me but I know it will not as I have already added several 65's and I have 5 in non fbl 66. I have been collecting coins in general since 1965 when my uncle gave me an 1810 large cent that he had found on some railroad tracks in st. marys ga. It had alot of pitting and just had it graded in 2006 and it came back from ncs as an 1810 over 9 with extra