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Four Examples of my Latest Obsession in $10 Liberty Gold

The New Orleans Ten Dollar Libertys Which is the only Branch Mint Gold I can afford...Greetings Collectors,It has been a while since my last post but I have been keeping myself quite busy trying to single out beautiful examples of my my latest favorite coin series. The $10 Liberty Gold from New Orleans.With the four examples pictured below, I now have all the O-Mint tens for the 20th century and all but two of the New Orleans tens from the 1890s. I have found through a great dealer friend of mi

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"CRACK-OUTS" CAN BE VERY REWARDING, BUT...

But they also can be a Double Edged sword. Your odds are much better if you know the series in question very well. But that may not save you... Greetings Collectors,   I have been playing the crack out game for some 8-10 years now and have been overwhelmed with joy AND I have been so pissed, I swore that I would never ever do it again. To those of you beginning collectors, it is not a game I would advise gambling on. But if you are very alert to what grade a particular coin should have, a

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I Was Mistaken Big Time...

Wow it really sucks to start to feel old... Greetings Collectors, In my last two posts I spoke of the New Orleans mint $10 Liberty set I have been working on for some time. For the life of me I do not remember posting the photos of the last 3-4 O-mint coins I have acquired. But I had some spare time today which for me is a pleasant change from where my life has traveled since late 2010 to early 2011. Anyway I found that I had already posted all of those coins but one that are currently sla

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1906-O Eagle

My Latest Addiction Has Been New Orleans $10 Gold Greetings Collectors,   Over the last 18-24 months the $10 Liberty has been the focus of my collecting, along with a nice Franklin Half when a worthy one comes along. In gold I have picked up a total of seven from the New Orleans mint. I think the last time I entered a coin was a $10 Liberty, but it wasn't from N.O. but was just a couple posts ago and it was an 1905-S. I'm unsure if other collectors go on a tear with one series for a wh

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Thank you All for your Prayers & Your Generosity!!!

I have met quite a few people down through the years, but none of these "so called" friends come close to the friendships I have developed here at the C.S. There are several of you that I consider being in my top 5 of all time "best friends". Greetings Collectors, My last journal entry was on June 7th 2011 and wow it doesn't seem like it was that long ago. It was a posting of a coin I bought at the annual Jacksonville Coin show that has always been the last weekend in May. I plan on attend

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To Six Mile Rick and...

anyone else who is interested. Greetings Collectors & Friends While I have had to sell some of my beloved 999 bars off, I still have a couple. But even though I think that in 3-5 years all of us will look back and remember when silver went to $49+ and backed off to $28 and change. I did sell some furniture and put half towards the bills (which just keep right on coming every month, even though I don't have but a single credit card and it's an American Express used only for an emergency w

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Annual Coin Show 1892-S "Half Eagle"

Each year at our annual show I have been able to find a gold coin I could use, and for a price that was right. The raw example below fits the bill on both counts and I feel very fortunate to have acquired it, and to have paid as little as I did for it. Greetings Collectors, I was going through my raw coins to find at least 5 examples I could send in using my free coupon for the 5 free submissions. I think I have a pretty nice group to submit thus-far. I have picked 5 gold coins and several m

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Proof Coinage of the mid 1950's

Many of you may already know this from the series of posts I wrote close to a year ago. It was a 4-part series & it had lots of interesting facts about this type coinage from this time period and why high grade proofs are so scarce in the period between 1950 through the 1960's. If this type coinage interests you in the least, it would definitely be worth your while to go back and read that series of posts. I myself learned a great deal just from writing it. Greetings Collectors, I did a

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Putting the "Points" Issue to Bed...(long version)

I have touched on many issues concerning our hobby via journal posts here and there always seems to be just "ONE" person who can't seem to read between the lines and grasp the point at hand. Instead they choose to lash out, not by sending me a private email, but here publicly like they are looking for recognition or applause or something??? Warning this post is long and may contain language that some find offensive. And this will be my last comment on this subject. Greetings Collectors, I'm

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Good Points & Bad Points...

I guess there's one like me in most every crowd. Believe me when I say I can't stand strife. But I love a good debate as long as both party's agree that facts are key. And that they want to argue their case with facts & not fantasy. Greetings Collectors, Nothing like a good controversy to take one into the weekend. I have spent most of the entire week raising cash from every available source to put into one pile and to be used to snipe as many silver deals as I have the money and the tim

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41-S was bad choice to use as an Example

I didn't even plan on doing the post on points, but once again I was looking to add a coin that I have owned for over a year, and again found that another here still thinks they own it a year later. Then I saw the multiple sets of coins in the modern era that this person owned, so the ownership, the ranking and the points were all thrown into my face all at once. And then in the confusing aftermath I feel that a side bar note in a previous post was taken out of context, which really doesn't both

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The "Points System" needs to be Adjusted "BIG TIME"!

The way points are assessed on any given "Modern" issue coin is for the most part, just friggin ridiculous. These modern coin registry sets are far from what could EVER be considered rare, and don't even come close to the scrutiny of even being considered scarce. While I own quite a bit of these type coins & sets, I classify all of them, with just a few choice exceptions, nothing more than "modern day" garbage. But sadly they're many collectors that don't know that these coins they think so

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When You Really Feel You Know The Answer?

What makes one hesitate?? For me, it's the "fear of the unknown". Even when I feel very strongly I'm certain of something, I still tend to hesitate. In the past this has been both a blessing and a curse. More actually of the former rather of the latter. Greetings Collectors of Coins, Silver & Gold, There is always opportunity around for whoever has the appetite for the research and homework it requires to take advantage of the said opportunity. I've loved coin collecting forever, or so i

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What A "Gift"!

What a welcomed occurrence. This correction is a gift from God. Greetings Collectors, I've been waiting on this correction in silver for sometime. It's just not healthy when prices go parabolic like they've been the better part of the last month. I thought the correction had "played out" when it reached a little above $40 so I jumped on a large pile pictured below. Well, neither myself or anyone can call an absolute bottom so I just decided that $40-$41 was my entry point. Well I just jumped

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Man Finds 8.2 LB Gold Nugget in Back Yard

This is something you really ought to check out if the yellow metal interests you in the least. It's a site to behold. Also just fyi, I have listed a couple other good sites that would be of interest to you all in my last couple posts. Greetings Collectors & Gold Lovers First of all this may be the shortest post in history for me. Just wanted to say that I know this is a "coin collecting" site, but I don't believe there is a person among you that would not be at all interested in someone

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Those Of You That Really Care About Markets In General

You all should add this additional site to your favorites or bookmarks along with Wealthwire.com & Coinflation.com The name of this new one is broad-based and very informative and the name is "The Daily Reckoning". Greetings Collectors, From time to time I mention other investments that kinda go hand in hand with our hobby/investments of coin collecting. All of these sites I mention, have had in the past, and continue to have, very informative articles about general investing, silver &am

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Buy Gold & Silver Now! (Really??)

REALLY! Believe it or not, this ride is far from over with. And if one were to break down the individual components, it's very plain to understand.Greetings Collectors,This will be the 4th time I've posted a journal with this title. But this time more than the other two postings I'm sure there are some dissenting persons out there in "numismatic land".My 1st post was on 3/19/09 and gold was $950. There were dissenters then which posted almost immediately after mine that this would not be a wise

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Changing Gears In This Hobby Is A Blast!

I have mentioned many times as to getting on a "tear" with this series and that one, constantly mixing it up to where I feel very good as to where I'm at presently. And have pretty much ignored statements by others that I was a fool and an insufficiently_thoughtful_person. I mean really, what in the hell do they know? Greeting Collectors, First of all I want to thank the multitudes who have written me over the last week or so. I know my posts are long, and believe it or not, I re-read them s

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The "Old Green Holder" By PCGS " Mercury Examples"

Oh, and by the way, who ever is still trying to hang on to a coin that's been sold for a week now, do me a favor and delete it from your set. I just got this 1941-D in the mail today but I've owned it over a week. It's a 1st generation PCGS "Rattler Mercury dime graded MS-66 FB. I don't understand why people hang onto coins they don't own. I would bet big money that there are many here, that have coins in their registered sets, that they don't own any more, and probably a lot of coins that guys

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Is PCGS "Better" Than NGC, Value Wise??

I don't necessarily think that's the case. But there are many that do. You have to know the coin series in question and YOU HAVE TO look at the darn coin itself. And you have to study it closely, and more than once. Maybe more than twice or three times. Greetings Collectors, I have pondered this assumption that is held by many in our hobby. From the little guy just starting out, right on up to the real "big boys" many, whether they are in the know, or not, swear by PCGS. In fact I've known

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The "Old Green Holder" By PCGS "History"

The fascination and demand, rightly or wrongly is what it is. And actually seems to be growing. This second journal post stops "mid-stream" because of the length, so please read part three which is the final part coming later today or Saturday. Thank you in advance for reading this. This has always been a very important topic for all serious collectors, and one that I'm sure will continue to be. I know it is for me. Greetings Collectors, The debate between who is the better grader in all of

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The "Old Green Holder" By PCGS Part-1 "Crack-Outs"

It is "every bit" of what it's cracked up to be. Or should I say what it's "cracked out" to be. But then again, be very careful. Greetings Collectors, Most of you that have been collecting coins for over 3 or 4 years have seen, owned or at least heard of slabbed coins in OGH or if you're not familiar with the OGH abbreviation, it stands for a coin that's in a holder that was used early on by PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service). There are two generations of these OGH's with the 1st gener

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I'M Not Sure What Makes 1ST Strikes So Valuable...But...

But past history shows they bring the "higher dollars". And facts are a good thing to deal in when it comes to our coins. Check out a couple facts in the journal here. I hope you will find it interesting. Greetings Collectors, It's really refreshing in this current age of scams and rip offs to continually have awesome transactions with those that just several weeks ago, I had no clue even existed. I met a guy on eBay who lives in L.A. and he was interested in procuring some of my silver bars

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I've Just Been Thinking...about a lot of things...

But I'm not gonna share all of it. Just gonna touch on a couple of the more important issues, that affect each and every one of us as collectors of coins, and buyers/sellers of bullion... Greetings Collectors,   First of all, I want to thank all of you that wrote me notes of condolences. I appreciate them more than you know. This whole estate thing when someone passes away is for the birds. I wanted to also clarify that it was my "step-dad" I lost, and not my real father. I lost him in 1986

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WHO COLLECTS JUST ONE THING??

I know of no one. I just need to get a handle on the things I do collect... Greetings Collectors, I've been busy of late as I lost my dad a couple weeks ago and there has been much to do. Even when one knows that old people (or young people) especially one who has been so sick for a couple of years, will not live forever, you're never ready when that day comes. I'm unsure of what the subconscious is thinking when the thoughts of what else can be done to prolong life even when you know the en

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