Two more invoices were shipped!

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Recap: I submitted a very complex order to NGC that spanned several invoices and numerous special requests. You can read about it here. Due to a clerical error, I received the grades back on one of the submissions early, which I detail here.

Almost immediately after posting my last journal, I checked my email to find another shipment notification from NGC. I was somewhat confused as I thought I got this worked out when I talked with NGC yesterday, but I assume that these were already in the queue by the time I placed my call, and they didn’t have time to fix the error. I called earlier today and I think the issue will be resolved for the other four invoices before they are finalized. At one point, the status of the last invoice was safe/complete. Has anyone seen that before?

On any note, I got an early view of the assigned grades for three coins!

1.      518636687_McKivor1799G.BritainCopperFarthingP-1278Ex.Boulton(fromBill)WithShells-Copy.thumb.jpg.225bf7a85a4736b8d7591d733c67ba68.jpg

Description: 1799 Great Britain Farthing – Ex. Boulton

My grade: PF-64 BN

NGC grade: PF-63 BN  

Comment: This is one of the best-preserved examples of the variety that I have come across, so I am surprised to see that it graded so low. I tend to be a bit conservative when I grade these pieces, so I really would not have been shocked to see this come back in a 65 holder. I plan to give this coin a thorough examination to try to find what I missed. Either way, I am thrilled to have this in a multi-coin holder alongside its shells. I will post pictures of the slab once I get it back in hand.

2.      176212020_1791JeanJacquesRousseauMedalByDumerestEx.BoultonFamilyHoldings.thumb.jpg.857a077c90e1f9bdab7fb75b994ba453.jpg

Description: “1791” France Jean Jacques Rousseau Medal – Ex. Boulton

My grade: MS-64 BN

NGC grade: MS-64 BN 

Comment: I am happy with how this medal graded, and it will look great alongside its counterpart in my collection (this will be the subject of a future journal). These medals are not particularly rare, but it is nice to have one with the original shells and provenance to the Boulton family. This medal is also housed in a multi-coin holder alongside its shells. I will post pictures of the slab once I get it back in hand.

3.      1605984638_1805IrelandPennyWithShells.thumb.jpg.e3c2d2815c1cbaf5d833831676d77ab9.jpg

Description: 1805 Ireland Penny

My grade: PF-63+ RB

NGC grade: PF-64 RB 

Comment: I went back and forth between a 63 and a 64 for this coin, but I figured the small mark on the reverse would preclude a higher grade. I wish this coin would have warranted the cameo or star designation, but those are very uncommon for coins of this series. On any note, I am relieved that NGC was able to make the multi-coin holder work for a coin this size. Once I get this coin back in hand, I will post pictures of the full slab.

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Hi Don!!!!

Sorry it's taken me a bit to reply to your latest entries.  I do apologize.  But the good news is that you look to have had a lot of success with your NGC submissions!!! Congratulations!!  These submissions will definitely help your Custom Set.  How is that coming along, anyway?

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On 11/24/2021 at 1:10 PM, Revenant said:

Looks like you continue to be in-range on the grades. Hopefully this isn't costing you a ton in extra shipping fees but enjoy getting back what you can. (thumbsu

I have the luxury of time when making my grade estimates, which usually allows me to be within a point of the assigned grade. I imagine my margin of error would be drastically different if I asked to keep pace with the professionals. Luckily, NGC is working with me on shipping charges, as they should have returned as one group.  

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On 11/24/2021 at 2:17 PM, Mohawk said:

Hi Don!!!!

Sorry it's taken me a bit to reply to your latest entries.  I do apologize.  But the good news is that you look to have had a lot of success with your NGC submissions!!! Congratulations!!  These submissions will definitely help your Custom Set.  How is that coming along, anyway?

Hi Tom, I hope all is well with you and yours! So far, the submissions have been successful, but I still have a few left to go. Three of the remaining invoices contain the bulk of the medals for the new set. Once I have them back, I think I can get that set together quickly. I already have about half of the write-ups done, so I should have plenty of time to prepare for the registry awards next year. What's new with you, my friend? 

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Hey again Don!!!

Things are good with me and mine and I hope all is well with you and yours!! As for what's new with me, not too much.  I'm actually exploring collecting some banknotes right now, which is something I used to do years ago.  I got looking at my currency albums last night and realized that I had forgotten how much I enjoyed paper money.  So, I figured I'd take a little detour and get back into it and see how it goes.  I'm mainly looking at German and Canadian notes, but there are a lot of beautiful notes from a variety of places!! It could be fun.  Other than that, I'm just living my same old boring life lol.  So, coins aside, anything new with you, my friend?

~Tom

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On 11/24/2021 at 3:23 PM, Mohawk said:

Hey again Don!!!

Things are good with me and mine and I hope all is well with you and yours!! As for what's new with me, not too much.  I'm actually exploring collecting some banknotes right now, which is something I used to do years ago.  I got looking at my currency albums last night and realized that I had forgotten how much I enjoyed paper money.  So, I figured I'd take a little detour and get back into it and see how it goes.  I'm mainly looking at German and Canadian notes, but there are a lot of beautiful notes from a variety of places!! It could be fun.  Other than that, I'm just living my same old boring life lol.  So, coins aside, anything new with you, my friend?

~Tom

Uh-oh, has @Revenant been a bad influence? There are some beautiful notes out here, but I have always resisted the temptation. With your permission, I will explore that area vicariously through you. All is well on our end. The holiday is giving us a nice break from the hustle and bustle of school/work. This month has been insanely busy, but I plan to vent about that in a journal tomorrow! 

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Actually....it wasn't William who initially inspired it, though his collection helped me decide on going down the note path once more.  I just got looking through my old albums the other night for some reason and I got thinking about what a massive amount of knowledge about banknotes that exists and that I still need to learn.  Nothing will inspire me to undertake something like the prospect of having to learn a lot of new things.  That, combined with seeing what William's been up to, made up my mind.  

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On 11/24/2021 at 4:20 PM, Mohawk said:

Actually....it wasn't William who initially inspired it, though his collection helped me decide on going down the note path once more.  I just got looking through my old albums the other night for some reason and I got thinking about what a massive amount of knowledge about banknotes that exists and that I still need to learn.  Nothing will inspire me to undertake something like the prospect of having to learn a lot of new things.  That, combined with seeing what William's been up to, made up my mind.  

That all seems more than reasonable to me! I am sure you will have a blast learning while you restart that collection. I hope you share your journey with us! 

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I'll definitely do so, but I should probably do so over on the PMG boards.  I don't want to bore you guys to death with German replacement banknotes and Canadian star notes lol

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@MohawkPerhaps that would give me the push to broaden my horizons and explore the other chat boards. Now that I think of it, I have often looked into buying an example of the Boulton and Watt £50 note, so maybe I should stay away from the PMG boards for the sake of my budget.

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I know the note you're referring to and it's a great one!!! British notes are some of the best.  It may be a good addition to your collection at some point.

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I think I'm going to start being active over there, William.  A new participant always helps in some small way.  What's the troll situation like on that side of the house?  Any Slicks or Ratzies?

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On 11/25/2021 at 8:42 PM, Mohawk said:

I think I'm going to start being active over there, William.  A new participant always helps in some small way.  What's the troll situation like on that side of the house?  Any Slicks or Ratzies?

You need posts for there to be trolls. We have Me, Mike, a guy named Pounds, Steve, Ddr70, and Shiek. Maybe a few others. And the crickets.

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On 11/25/2021 at 10:36 AM, Mohawk said:

I know the note you're referring to and it's a great one!!! British notes are some of the best.  It may be a good addition to your collection at some point.

If only I had an unlimited budget to match my aspirations! 

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On 11/25/2021 at 11:09 AM, Revenant said:

You should both post over there. That place makes this place look lively.

I am not sure that I would have anything to contribute as I know nothing about paper money, but I certainly would learn a thing or two! 

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On 11/26/2021 at 10:49 AM, coinsandmedals said:

I am not sure that I would have anything to contribute as I know nothing about paper money, but I certainly would learn a thing or two! 

Psh! We don't know things! We spend money on old worthless money and share our crazy! :insane::roflmao:

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On 11/26/2021 at 10:53 AM, Revenant said:

Psh! We don't know things! We spend money on old worthless money and share our crazy! :insane::roflmao:

If that's the case, I may fit in just fine! By the way, your comment almost made me choke on my tea. :roflmao:

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On 11/26/2021 at 11:04 AM, coinsandmedals said:

If that's the case, I may fit in just fine! By the way, your comment almost made me choke on my tea. :roflmao:

Good... ;) There's no emoji for rubbing your hands in a super-villian like manner. lol

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On 11/26/2021 at 11:09 AM, Revenant said:

Good... ;) There's no emoji for rubbing your hands in a super-villian like manner. lol

So it seems, but if there were, it would be most fitting! Thanks for a good laugh! :)

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