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 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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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?
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
I have been submitting coin sets to NGC and asked them to slab them in the multi-coin holder. Multi-coin holder seems to be a good idea to keep the coin sets together instead of keeping them individually. I specifically instructed them in the "special instruction" section to put certain coins in the multi-coin holder. Out of about 8 coin sets, only 1 set has been slabbed in the multi-coin holder after I sent an complaint email and talking to Scott Heller, the person who is in charge of multi-
I have a rare (very rare) silver coin that has a hole on the top of the coin. I reckon, someone was trying to make a necklace out of it. Does NGC accept such coin for grading, and is it worth to have graded with a hole?
1880/9-s Morgan, Vam 11 Hot 50 NGC MS67 PL?
I have just aquired a 1880/9-S Medium S Vam 11 Hot 50 NGC MS67 PL. This Morgan is not found in the NGC population report. Can someone confirm this for me?? If so, how do I have it included? This is truly a unique Morgan graded by NGC. Can someone tell me what "HOT 50" is??