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  1. Thanks Lancek. That's would I would have to be guessing, happening before, but the grader felt it didn't take away from "the eye appeal".
  2. Hi, Thanks for responding. Right, it doesn't look like a nick for sure. Oddly, it appears as if it is part of the surface like a line drawn on it (as it's so straight) but that doesn't make sense at all. It could easily be a physical part of the coin that has become more apparent over time. I probably wouldn't inquire about a regrade, as it's more about the mystery of how and why. Thanks again.
  3. I started looking at silver eagles over the past few months and picked up a few recently. I was interested in the opinions of forum members regarding one that I picked up slabbed with a MS70 grade. Could a coin have received a grade of 70 with a small mark like this one the bottom of the obverse under the date. Initially, I thought it was a mark on the slab. Or is it possible there was something there that wasn't visible when it was graded and toning over the years made it more visible. It doesn't seem like an "as minted defect" but the coin and slab seemed sealed tight and authentic. I know things happen similar as I've seen other MS70 coins with heavy milky spots and toning, etc. There were no images when I verified the coin. This post really is more about my curiosity. Thanks, I appreciate any responses. Steve
  4. Yes, some of the pouches from around 2000 look like they could be mylar but the ones about ten years earlier earlier are a heavier material, not unlike shower curtain material. I appreciate the responses, everyone.
  5. Is that right. I take it you must have owned one of the early ones. Removing it from a box, the smell was very noticeable? Thanks for the response, VKurtB
  6. Hi, I've been considering picking up some bullion pieces and in addition to the Silver Eagles, I was considering some of the silver Maple Leafs. I came across some of the earlier ones from the late 80s and was curious about the finish. Were the planchets on these polished by hand before being struck? The finish in the flat areas on these usually has a vertical orientation but some seem to stray from this. Also, I've been looking at a number of images, it seems that even ones that are still in the original mint packaging, take on a lot of toning. Were these early packages from the mint made from pvc? Anyways, I was wondering if there were many members who had some of these older ones in their collections and what your thoughts were on these. Thanks
  7. Thank you all. I appreciate the responses.
  8. Right I thought I saw that some time ago but then couldn't find it. I appreciate you posting that link.
  9. I inquired about individual coin holders earlier (I appreciate the responses) but I'm also curious what kind of container forum members would recommend and believe are best for long term storage of coins if they are already properly individually sealed or in flips? Something inert like plastic, ...or wood, cardboard, metal, etc? How much difference do folks think it makes? I've had coins in small tins or canvas pouches and then stored inside wood cigar boxes for a while, but I know that old cigar boxes can sometimes secrete resin (or perhaps nicotine) as I had a watch in one for a couple of years and it made a mess out of it (needed to clean the sticky gunk off with isopropyl alcohol). Anyways, I trust the collected experiences of the members here. Thanks in advance. Steve
  10. Bob, Do most of the cardboard holders use mylar for the windows?
  11. VKurtB - Thanks for the response. Yes, those are what I have and I agree, you absolutely do have to be patient and cautious when you putting a coin inside. I need to get a better system figured out for doing so. Actually I had more of a difficult time getting a couple silver dollars out of 2 x 2 in.flips. It made more sense to carefully open those up with a razor than trying to force them out.
  12. Hi, I'm wondering what forum members recommend for the safe and easy storage of their coins. I picked up a package of the polyester/Mylar Saflips but was curious what other folks use. Not necessarily for display but just to keep them safe and clean (outside of having them graded and placed in a slab). I appreciate the responses. Steve
  13. I apologize in advance as I'm sure this has been covered before but in what year did NGC start taking photos of coins that it certifies. And are all the coins that are certified always documented with a photo? Just trying to figure out why some certification numbers come up with a photo and others don't. Thanks - I appreciate the responses. Steve
  14. Ouch I bet. Sorry to hear that.