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  1. Rather than us search for something that may not exist, just post a link to what you reference.
  2. 2024 Shipping Guide (page 138): Declared value and limits of liability, Section F, Shipments (packages or freight) containing all or part of the following items are limited to a maximum declared value of US$1,000:, part 11, Collector’s items such as coins, stamps, sports cards, souvenirs, and memorabilia. Odd they'd have a $1,000 limit of liability for a prohibited item. Especially odd since in the guide they say they have zero liability for prohibited items. Their first prohibited item is "Cash and currency" not "collectible coins". This is in reference to modern day cash, not collectibles.
  3. Key is "properly insured". Many people list declared value and think that is for insurance. It is not. You have to specifically buy insurance. FedEx also limits insurance for coins to $1,000. Every time I used FedEx, I remember why I previously stopped using FedEx. .
  4. The pin is probably on its way. I got two pins (Gold and Best of Registry) in the mail on Saturday.
  5. And I got this coin (raw) off eBay for $99. It was listed among a sea of fakes. I won an unlisted Germany pattern coin CERTIFIED BY NGC for under $25. Lots of deals slip through the cracks on eBay.
  6. You say UNIFACE, but you post two pictures. Which one are you referring to? The one that says George Washington at the top is from 1889. They range from 113-155mm. Issued by the Committee of the Celebration in New York. The design is by Philip Martiny, the dies were engraved by Augustus Saint Gaudens, and was made by the Gorham Silver Company in New York City. This was Saint Gaudens' first official medallic commission. Catalog references are Baker-671 and Douglas-53. However, that is for ones with a reverse design with an eagle over New York City Arms and a 12-line ‘Committee on Celebration’ inscription. They typically sell for $300-$500. If you have a uniface one, it's probably just a die trial. I can't find any reference to the other one.
  7. The 1989 crash knocked commems down 50%-90% in value. We've had 147% inflation since 1989. In 1989, an Albany in MS65 was $1450 ($3582 in todays money). Today it's a $300 coin.
  8. Not a single coin, but a complete set of classic silver commems in gem. I've started and stopped the set many times over many years. The biggest stopping block for me has been the fact that they have performed so unbelievably poorly over the years. I can't bring myself to park $150K into a set of coins that very well will sell for the same in 10-20 years.
  9. Nope, they have graded 1,406 of them. Not rare at all as a coin and pretty common as a PR70 conditional rarity.
  10. 1927 gold medal (22.88g / .900 fine / 36mm) by K. Goetz. 80th birthday of Reich President Paul von Hindenburg (1925-1934). Edge says: BAYER: HAUPTMÜNZAMT
  11. It's funny that people are complaining about the quality of the TrueViews going down since Phil left. Months before Phil left I noticed a change in the TrueViews. The colors didn't pop as much and the coins looked a little darker. Honestly, they looked more accurate. Not as nice, but more accurate. Phil did a great job of setting up the system to make the picture look like a coin you'd want to own, but they juiced so much color out of the coins that it wasn't accurate. I once had a dealer who specializes in toned coins tell me, in the beginning they didn't believe my pics and demanded TrueViews, now they don't believe in the TrueViews and want my pics. Also, I highly doubt that Phil touched most of the coins being imaged. It's likely an automated process. You can see TrueViews where the coin popped out of the plastic wheel that holds several coins at once and rotates for the pic. If it weren't an automated process, these would be caught.
  12. This is a common fallacy. Nice / high end coins for the grade always brought a premium price. CAC slaps a sticker on a coin and it sell for 120% of generic. CAC supporters point to it as the CAC sticker brings a premium. Fact is, the coin might have sold for 120% generic without the sticker. Auction archives are littered with examples of nice coins selling for way more than generic prices and there is no sticker anywhere to be found!
  13. I'm looking for these big premiums and can't seem to find them. Most of the stuff for sale in their slabs is garbage coins. Lots of moderns and stuff that didn't need to be slabbed in the first place like common MS63 Morgans and MS64 Mercury dimes. Moderns seem to be selling at a discount. Overpriced common stuff seems to not be selling. US Coins for sale on eBay right now: NGC: 61,000+ PCGS: 54,000+ ANACS: 20,000+ ICG: 8,700+ CACG - 373 SEGS: 160 ICCS (Canadian TPG): 128 Accugrade: 29