Legionary1

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  1. Can anyone venture an opinion as to why the '40-S to '45-S Walkers in NGC MS67 are going for so much more than the '39-S Walker in the same condition? For example, there's a '40-S Walker going for just under $8,900 on e-bay right now, and we all know how scarce a '41-S Walker is in the same grade. By way of comparison, I've seen '39-S Walkers for sale at under $1,000...
  2. Congrats on your purchase; that certainly is a magnificent specimen. I'm still nipping at your heels, though... Edit: just upgraded my '40-D Merc from an NGC MS67FB CAC to an NGC MS67* 2nd Edit: just upgraded my 40-S Lincoln from an NGC MS67 CAC to an NGC MS67+; the census for this piece is 4/0, making this specimen a 'Top Population' representative. 3rd Edit: just upgraded my '40-D Washington quarter from an NGC MS66 to an NGC MS67; this one puts me over the top.
  3. Lay on MacDuff and damn'd be he who first cries 'Hold, Enough'....
  4. I have just carried off a coup of my own. Between 2006 and 2019, T S Chase absolutely owned the rankings for the 1943 set (except for 2013, when someone else had the #1 spot). In those years, he had the #1 ranked 1943 set in the NGC Registry 13 (!!) times and the #1 ranked 1943 set in the Overall Registry seven times. In 2020, this worthy gentleman was knocked off his perch by Geoff and Sandy Katz, whose 1943 set occupied both of the #1 spots in the NGC and Overall Registries for that year. Today, I am pleased to report that I am now have the #1 position in both registries.
  5. I'm starting to catch up with you; those two Lincoln cents I purchased returned my 1940 set back to the #1 spot in the NGC rankings (where it rightfully belongs...). Now, I've got just 2,216 points to go until I take the #1 in the overall rankings. NGC finally got around to awarding me the points for that '40-S CAC Linc I picked up on May 22nd; seems that it was on file in the registry under someone else's name, even after I bought it. My next objective is for my 1943 set to take the #1 spot in both the NGC and overall rankings...
  6. I looked up the auction, and that piece was MS67. If you had won with that low-ball bid of yours, it would have been the steal of the decade...
  7. It already has. I think the highest I can get it to is the #2 ranking.
  8. I also picked up the 40-S NGC MS67 CAC, too. I only have NGC-certified coins in my collection, because PCGS is another service. if I were to drop something like $900.00 on a PCGS-certified coin (because it's in a grade I want), send to NGC for a cross-over and have it come back as a lower grade, I'd be very angry I'll be after you like the Wild Hunt after a guilty soul......
  9. Indeed. I see that your purpose in assembling your 1940 set was to honor your mother; most commendable, that. My objective when I started 10 or so years ago was to assemble a complete set of all U.S coins issued during World War II, all dates, denominations inclusive The 1940 set is especially meaningful for me because both of my parents were born that year, just a couple of months apart. Certain issues I'll never be able to afford, such as the 1941-S walking liberty NGC MS67 and the 1945-P Mercury in NGC MS67 FB; with careful planning, however, none of the other issues are beyond my reach. The set is complete, except for the 1943-S walking Liberty in either NGC MS66+ or NGC MS67. Right now, my objective is increasing the quality of the specimens I have and reclaiming my throne from a certain usurper.....
  10. Hello, Coinbuf: Thanks for getting back to me on that; I rather thought that was the situation. My 1940 set had a good run, #1 in the registry for six out of the last seven years. You'll just have to pardon me if I don't let you rest on your laurels....
  11. My set is the 2020 NGC Best in Category; Coinbuf's set is the 2020 Best in Category. My problems are that the web page defaults to 'Best in Category'; I also can't access the NGC Best in Category rankings. IMHO, it rather defeats the purpose of a NGC registry by allowing PCGS-certified coins to be added.
  12. How in the name of Eric P. Newman is it possible for different sets to have the same ranking? I am referring to my 1940 year set (which has been the #1 set in the registry for six out of the last seven years) and Coinbuf's 1940 set. My set has the #1 ranking for 2020, and so does his. Yesterday, my set was in the #1 position, and now it is #2. How is this at all possible?
  13. Yes,. it is certainly mislabeled. So obvious a mistake by NGC should leave them on the hook for the price difference between a 1976 in MS68 and a 1976-S in PF68 cameo...
  14. If profit is the reason why NGC made the change, my respect for them just dropped significantly. My 1940, 1941, 1942 and 1944 mint sets are all #1 for their respective years, and are 100% NGC-certified. I'm working on completing the 1939 and 1943 sets, at which time they'll both be #1 in the registry.
  15. WHY did NGC change course and allow PCGS-certified coins to again compete in the Registry? It was just a couple of years ago when NGC leadership informed us that PCGS coins were no longer allowed into the registry, with the proviso that those PCGS items already in the registry were grandfathered. This is an insult to those collectors who go out of their way to ensure that their sets are 100% NGC-certified...