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Random Thoughts About Currency

Random Thoughts About Currency

Am I insane to do both coins & currency?... I must admit, I'm glad our Collector's Society fee covers both coins & currency. I've been working on my coins so much lately, that I decided to get my currency caught up, and yes, to buy some more!!! I originally started out with just United States currency, specifically Silver Certificates and Legal Tenders, mostly all small size. But I'm starting to like more things now, at the top of the list are the Deuces, and Mexican notes. So of cou
Four leading zero's

Four leading zero's

More from the rare Cleveland District 2003. A Cleveland District consecutive pair with four leading zeros. This was the lowest number of leading zeros that I collected for this District.

mikim13

mikim13

10/06/2007

Cleveland 2003 two leading zero's.  One a "bookend note".

Cleveland 2003 two leading zero's. One a "bookend note".

2003 Cleveland District with two leading zero's, one of which is a "bookend note". I had a pair with four leading zero's, a pair with three leading zero's and thought that I would include a pair with two leading zero's. From the information that I have found, The first Cleveland run consisted of a run of 10,000 sheets of 32 notes per sheet, for a total of 320,000 notes. The production run was in October of 2004. This pair of star notes were taken out of a shrink-wrapped brick of notes from

mikim13

mikim13

10/06/2007

First entry

First entry

Passed on from my Grandfather, out of his wallet and into my collection. My grandfather carried this note in his wallet for a good many years(unfortunately) and the note shows it. The note was given to me by my Grandmother after he passed away. He obtained the note Mint fresh (CHCU) and counter-signed by Ivy Baker Priest above the printed signature on the note. Still, it is of great value to me. It is a cornerstone to my collection.

mikim13

mikim13

09/29/2007

Star notes

Star notes

Rare and radar !! Have had this note in my collection for some time now. Not only is it a rare issue, but a two digit (binary) RADAR note as well. Collecting consecutive pairs of Star Notes has become my true interest in the hobby, although a single star is a good thing.

mikim13

mikim13

09/29/2007

 

Coin Collecting

At the age of 15 I started to collect.... At the age of 15 I started to collect and was pretty proud of my collection but after 4-5 years it got stolen and I lost my intrest:-( Anyhow i?m now 52 years and regained my faith & intrest about 2 years ago. Must say i?m adicted & use at least 4-5 houers daily looking for new coins & Coin lots to buy so my colection is definitly growing again. I?w just joined here & am planing to start submitting coins for grading soon. I?m cu

Numix-migration

Numix-migration

08/25/2007

 

BEP purchases

High hopes! I have been purchasing more and more items from the BEP. My most recent purchases have been the limited edition collector's sets. I am hoping that as they sell out that the value increases. I just purchased the 1999 $10.00 Federal Reserve set limited to 2000 total availability. Anyone have any feedback for me? Let me know! Rick
 

Coin collecting; my jouney

Coin addiction. I am 61 and it took 50 years to get started. I was widowed last year in July and I needed someting to do that could replace marrage and become a true companion. Since I was a little kid I was interested in coins; thier designs intrigued me and I could remember in 1959 when the new Lincoln penney came out and I was facinated at the statue of Lincoln depicted inside the memorial; I thought it amazing that such a tiny thing was "engraved" in such detail on that shiny brand new p

Jack Tamulonis

Jack Tamulonis

07/19/2007

 

New collector needs help/guidence

I am very new to collecting coins and have a lot of questions. I have had an interest in coins/stamps since my first JR stamp collection set and have just recently began to pursue this interest. I would like information on topics such as; " how to determine when a coin is worth getting graded, considering the cost of the service vs the value of the coin. I have picked up quite a few gems of wisdom just reading the message posts and I appreciate the e-bay advice it saved me some dollars last

mrmattchumbley

mrmattchumbley

05/07/2007

 

Still waiting for my 20th Anniversary Gold and Silver Eagle sets + San Francisco golds and silvers

Be patient, grasshoppa.....be patient grasshoppa..... I think U.S Mint took too many orders before they minted the coins. I have been ordering from U.S. Mint for over 6 years (probably lot longer for many of you) and never had problems with delayed shipments. I placed an order for one 20th Anniversary 3-piece gold set and three silver coin sets. I was informed that it may take many weeks for all of the ordered 20th Anniversary gold and silver coin sets to be shipped out. I was mostly "concer

IFEE364

IFEE364

10/29/2006

 

Extra shipping cost here and there........

Feels like I am getting cheated. Got a mail from NGC saying that I owed them $14.50 in s&h from submission from July. This is the fourth time that NGC claimed I have underpaid my s&h, and frankly, I am getting annoyed with it. Whenever I charge the grading fee on my debit card, they AUTOMATICALLY charge me the extra cost of shipping (which I disputed everytime, and I actually received credits). But when I charge the grading fee to my credit card, they do not automatically get charge

IFEE364

IFEE364

10/13/2006

 

More PCGS vs. NGC

Whopping $4000 difference in selling value!!!! I was browsing through the ebay for the 20th Anniversary 3-coin Gold Eagle set (mine has not arrived yet from the US Mint, and I was curious how much the set was selling on ebay). I was surprised to see how much they were selling for on the auction blocks, but more suprising was the price difference between PCGS graded set and NGC graded set. The PCGS graded set of PF/MS 70 were selling over $9000 while the NGC graded set of PF/MS 70 was selling

IFEE364

IFEE364

10/13/2006

 

My inventory listing on my web site

not an impressive collection, but more coins to grade Whew...... I just got through listing my inventory (coins only for now) on my web site. Not an impressive collection but will update the list whenever I get submitted coins back from NGC. I am still waiting for 54 coins to be returned to me (most of them are morgans). Since the turn around time is approximately 40 days or so, you can expect the list to me updated every 40 days. I will also start posting pictures on the web site. Also w

IFEE364

IFEE364

05/27/2006

 

1891 CC Top-100 S$1; VAM-3 Spitting Eagle

Huh? Someone close to me gave me a 1891 CC Top-100 S$1 VAM-3 Spitting Eagle Morgan graded as MS-62 by NGC. Can somebody explain to me what "Top-100", "VAM-3", and "Spitting Eagle" mean? I never seen a coin with so many titles. Population? As you can tell, I am not a COLLECTOR, only a collector. Thank you. IFEE364 NY,NY

IFEE364

IFEE364

04/12/2006

 

An error penny worth more than a cent?

I don't know what to do! I have found a 1999 "D" penny. Upon careful observation, I've noticed that the thickness of the penny was not even. I say one side of the penny is about 35 thinner than the other side and does not have the usual rim that goes around the coin (meaning the surface of the coin is even all the way to the edge). My question is, is it worth something? Worth grading? What is the rariety factor?

IFEE364

IFEE364

03/16/2006

 

After 45 days......

There have been many complaint journal entries in past few weeks, including the one I wrote. I have submitted 26 coins in late October (yes, in October!) and received them 45 days later. I know that NGC's grading is very reputable, but turn around time is something they need to work on. Has anybody out there received their graded coins after 45 days or longer? Am I the only person? I have wrote emails to NGC numerous times about the coins whereabouts. If I have not written emails to them, I

IFEE364

IFEE364

12/10/2005