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  1. dbinpv's Journal

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    snail mail applies to PMG

    I sent in 5 coins to PCGS and 5 notes to PMG for grading, both received on oct 31, 2011. I have had the coins back for a week now and the notes are still stuck in "received" at PMG. I might as well send notes to PCGS also because PMG turn around time is horrendous.

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    mt1missile-migration
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    Who Knew?

    Talk about slow! I sent my notes to be graded and they arrived at PMG OCT 24th. They are on a 21 working day schedule and by my calculation they are at 24 as of this writing. So far, they have yet to make it out of received status. Just in case you didn't know either, if you submit notes to PMG and they have a show your notes are put on the back burner in favor of grading notes on-site for a healthy profit. Nobody stays behind to grade at PMG they all go to cater to the big spenders at the shows of which none are in the Northwest. PMG says I'm at 21 now due to the three days of shows they don't count and they are running behind at 28 days.

  2. Backas's Journal

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    Very Tough and expensive.

    A breif study on the $1 Silver Certificate Stars of series C,D & E.

    Note: I realize the type is a little small and hard to read, sorry for that. So if there is any interest in receieving a copy that you can read easier you can Email me at [email protected]cs.com. or [email protected]gmail.com

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    Valid Submission?

    I was reading a journal entry earlier that said "when you submit your 25th Ann sets to NGC, each coin has to be entered on it's own line". There are only 20 lines and there 25 coins.

    Why is there a Quantity column if you have to list them all seperately? I hope their post was wrong...I sent mine in already and I listed the five different coins and just put a 5 in the quantity box. Is NGC going to kick these back to me or am I OK?

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    I logged on. just as I thought I normally did. There was suddenly no collection. I could envision all that work GONE!!!

    I started looking for software to manage the collection. That was quite an experience. I would advise against it. Ask someone if you feel you need it. That someone should have a LOT of experience !!! After a couple of hours of searching, and a note to NGC ( they cannot be reached after hours ) I decided to try one more time with a different email and password. Who would believe it? It worked. Wonders never cease....

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    2011 collector
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    What is paper?

    Greetings to PMG Society Members,

    This is a different path I have entered a month ago at the ANA show in Sacramento (2011). I saw a $1000 gold certificate and hand-shook the purchase. I saw something that I like and decided to mortgage my property by the time the deal concluded. A few days later (after the show), I went to the dealer place of business and purchased a $500 and a $100 gold certificates to go along with the $1000. Now you know what I meant (mortgaged the property). This will be a five year payment plan. And it is also a long term investment.

    That what the hobby is about...long term investment on rare collectible items. Thank you all the people that educated me on the investment of the hobby. Enjoy it cuz it is only money.

    (written 4/21/2011)

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    and Found some star notes

    Hi All,

    Just wandered over from the Numismatic forum with a question for you currency folks. I was digging through some of my old stuff and I found that I had purchased a sheet of 4 two dollar bills in a BEP folder each of which is a star note. Not sure when they were purchased but suspect sometime in the 1980's. Could these be worth anything much beyond their face value? Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks and Happy Collecting

    The BeAW

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  3. I've sold some of my coins to work on currency.

    It's been almost a year (10 months I guess) since I've wrote a journal entry here. In that time, I've come to a big decision for me, I've decided to cut down on my coins so I can afford to purchase more notes and related items.

    This is one of those decisions that can cut both ways. I love coins, have since I was a youngster. But I do appreciate a beautiful, well-printed piece of currency. I also was a small offset pressman for many years, and I think this furthered my love of currency.

    I also like adjunct items (both coins and currency) and last week purchased 4 lots a Stack's auction. 3 of the lots are die proof vignettes used on various currency and financial documents, the other is a (quoting the Stack's description) "Archival Specimen" of a "Teller Order Certificate from The First National Bank of Deadwood". Based on the date, this would be Dakota Territory.

    So, I hope this entry shows how exited I am to be able to afford more currency and related items. Another related item I really love are die plates of vignettes used on various types of financial documents. As an example, I'm attaching a scan of a print of one of my dies, this one is entitled "Lower Falls Of The Yellowstone". Hope you all enjoy it.

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    1948 SPECIMEN - NEVER ISSUED

    ANY INFO ABOUT THIS NOTE WILL BE APPRICIATED

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  4. I can't seem to add my pictures to my sig set

    all of the jpg's are less than 100kb..but the site won't save them...what's my problem

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    Dennis B-migration
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    Why can't paper be as easy as coins?

    I am a coin collector but my son has opted for collecting currency. I am trying to help him find Friedberg numbers for his bills.

    In looking at the list of Friedberg numbers for the $1 Federal Reserve Notes 2003A series, there seems to be twice as many numbers as there are bills, not counting the * designation.

    Are there two different types of bills in the series? If there is a difference, what is it?

    Addendum: I just figured out about the bills printed in DC and Fort Worth but there are still more bills than Issuing Bank Letters. Any idea how the Friedberg numbers match up?

    In case you can't tell, I'm way out of my league on this one! lol

    Thanks for the help.

    Dennis

  5. Jack DeAngelis talks about your MEMERORIES, your MONEY, yor LIFE.

    Listen to Jack on 1100kfnx and learn about why you should obtain silver and the American Eagle Silver Coin.

    Cynthia

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  6. virdeb's Journal

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    I have found a penny that is completely blank on the date side. It was never struck.

    I cant date it so what can i do with it?

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    Recently I started to look at what PCGS claimed are part of their standards to try to grade some of my circulated bills.

    Recently I started to look at what PCGS claimed are part of their standards to try to grade some of my circulated bills. So I tried to put them in an excel file to make more sense of them. I also added some of my own to help clarify some other gradings. Instead of just a PPQ or EPQ, I added a whole line of crispness that folled their grading system. I added the following; Limp, Heavy wear, Solid, About crisp, Strong crisp, Choice crisp, Very choice crisp, Gem crisp, Superb gem crisp, Perfect gem crisp. Do these sound good, or too many, or what? I tried to upload a copy, but it is too big.

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    anyone else collect these?

    Hi collectors,I am new to buying notes but not coins.I just purchased an 8 note lot of notgeld notes from Austria that are in fantastic condition.I have some unc notgeld coins but was wondering if there is any kind of collectable market for these ? Any thoughts or experience would be greatly appreciated, thanks, sky coins.

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  7. gunny39's Journal

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    I have a 2004A $20 AND IT IS A S/N 1. ALthough these never come up for auction, I am ready to part with it. Any guess on the value?

     

    It is getting graded now, I think is should be a 50 - 55.I am a new memeber, so I hope I am not wrong in posting this? I am ready to sell this off... So can anyone think of what this might sell for? These are pretty rare and I am ready to make some collector happy with this one....7022.jpg.4628bab2e38d3de915ace29f9191e04a.jpg

  8. Tierney's Journal

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    Yeah!!They only made a half a million of em!!Sure I'll pay you

    book value,but which book?I've recently began to see prices slowing and even lowering a bit on US currency. I personally think that if one is in a position to buy, now is a good time. As many Americans,I don't have alot of money to spend,but when I do,I'm extremely careful about it..Here we go again..Research from every source I can find! I quite often watch the EBAY auctions and every so often I come across a bill,and a price that's difficult to pass up.Quite frankly, I've seen some very good deals on "certified" high denomination bills simply fail to sell for there asking price...good deal or not...we must still be careful of where we spend our money! Also,it is extremely important that you are very careful about which price guides you use. They vary significantly!! Yes, it's true--Currency is hot, but If you can hold out a bit, that will change this year. I can hear all you Naysayers out there now....NO WAY-Everything will increase,I'm going to make millions!!! Well,I wish you the best of luck, let's say in June 2010, in finding all those "got plenty of money" buyers.

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    All for sale 300+ [email protected]comcast.net

    I am frustrated with the inability to spot counterfeits as I am told from readings that I have read lately. I know that 99.9% of all my coins are authentic I just find them too massive a chore to go through them all. As a matter of fact I have yet to find one in my collection. Does anyone have a solutionas to some software to keep up with inventory, I trade sometimes or sell.

    Steve

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    Hawaii Star Notes

    12-10-2009At this point in time I know of 277 $1 Hawaii star notes, 37 $5 Hawaii stars, 50 $10 stars, and not sure at the moment where my $20 star note list is. :)

  9. Down to one note - the 1934b $5 FRN...

    The rare 1928D has joined the set - how fitting in 2009 with all this depression/recession talk. The 1928d's were issued around 1933 and quickly removed from circulation when the "Gold Clause" was removed on the 1934 series after the New Deal.

     

    Now off to find the final note, a 1934b $5 FRN. Not just any old 1934b, I want to take my time to find a nice ungraded example of the series so I can have the fun of sending the note in for grading.

     

    Have a great Autumn!

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    Working on an Unc set, lack only 1 coin.

    Lack only the 14-D in MS. My filler is an XF45 with Obv. cleaning. looking to upgrade it with a raw trouble-free coin.

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    I dont know what this is but I had to write something ;)

    After many years of not collecting coins ( my collection that I started when I was a young boy in the 1960's was stolen ) I have started to collect again. I began buying some us mint coins about 5 years ago, and now I have a nice collection again. This time around is a bit different, I no longer can get all the silver in my change, And I doubt that I will be able to buy a 1909 s vdb for $95.00 as I did in 1968, but never the less I am having fun again, and am enjoying sharing this hobby with my 9 year old daughter :) I just joined the NGC collectors club to organize my collection, and to put some value on the same. So a little at a time I will be sending in my coins to have them graded, and try gather some registry points and take it from there. I welcome any feedback from other members,and look foward to making some new "friends"......till next time, bye

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    Brian McMillen
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    My thoughts and understanding about putting together a complete Lincoln Memorial Cent set.

    I'm completely new to the hobby and unfortunately I don't have anyone close to rely on for solid information about specifics regarding mintage of the Lincoln Memorial Cent. Here's what I know:

    The Lincoln Memorial Cent was first minted in 1959. From 1959 to 1964 it was minted both at Philadelphia and Denver. There are 3 basic versions then from these years, 1) Philadelphia general circulation, 2) Philadelphia proof, and 3) Denver general circulation.

    From 1965 to 1967 the US Mint did not put mintmarks on any of the coins, even though coins were produced at more than one mint. In addition, even though proof and mint sets were not issued, the Special Mint Set was issued for each of the three years, making 2 basic versions of the coin for these three years, 1) general circulation and 2) SMS.

    From 1968 to present the US Mint in San Francisco has minted only proof coins while both Philadelphia and Denver have minted general circulation coins. In addition, from 1968 to 1974 the San Francisco mint also minted general circulation coins.

    Therefore, from 1968 to 1974 there are 4 versions of the coin, 1) Philadelphia general circulation, 2) Denver circulation, 3) San Francisco Proof, and 4) San Fransisco general circulation.

    In 1975 the San Francisco mint began producing proof only coins, so with the exception of the cent composition in 1982 changing from copper to zinc, there have been 3 basic verions of the coin since 1975.

    So from 1975 to 2005 there are the 3 versions of 1) Philadelphia general circulation, 2) Denver general circulation, and 3) San Francisco proof.

    In 2005 both the Philadelphia and Denver mints changed the US Mint sets to a satin finish, thereby changing the coin from 3 standard versions to technically 5. They are 1) Philadelphia general circulation, 2) Philadelphia satin uncirculated, 3) Denver general circulation, 4) Denver satin uncirulated, and 5) San Francisco proof.

    My definition of general circulation allows room for the fact that coins can be purchased in an uncirculated state, ie from busting a US Mint set up, but those coins are still technically the exact same as the general circulation coins, just untouched.

    Also, I'm aware that there are several versions over the decades from small date/large date, coin composition, close and wide AM, and everything else in between. I found a wonderful resource online at www.lincolncentresource.com that I would suggest for anyone, novice or expert.

    I guess my question is, am I missing anything "version" wise? I really want to be thorough in putting my sets together and I've been in the hobby for about 3 weeks now. Any feedback, guidance, or correction on my information is greatly appreciated. Thanks and happy collecting!