What random people think about coins

I know I’ve been starting a few threads lately, but this one I found pretty interesting. This is in response to what random people think of coin collecting. I was expecting everyone to have nuetral/negative things to say about it, but most do not. Furthermore I was surprised by the number of woman who said [...]

wondering about bold type and color of wheat cent.

I was hunting through pennies and encountered this wheat cent. I have seen similar cents with bold type and a tan color that looks different than other wheat cents. What made this wheat cent have such bold type? Is it the black stuff around it? What about the color? Attachment 173869 Attached Images   View [...]

OT-Has anyone else read about this?

I thought I would post this and maybe save someone some problems later on. http://www.lex18.com/news/hundreds-o…95p2Y.facebook http://www.dcwg.org/ View full post on CoinTalk - Coin Chat

I keep hearing/reading about TPGs “missing” the grade…

Why not start a thread of coin photos you think were graded incorrectly?? Say, that AU-58 you swear should have been MS… or that MS-62 that looks circulated… You get my drift… View full post on CoinTalk - Coin Chat

Talk about luck

My brother called me last night and asked me if I could list an item for sale on craigslist.com for his hunting buddy. While I was posting the ad for him, he was telling me that they were in the woods behind our alma mater yesterday, heading to their fishing hole and he noticed something [...]

Question about fantasy pieces

Ok this might sound very stupid. Actually I’m almost certain that this is completely rediculous, but I’ve got a question about fantasy pieces. What about taking lady liberty and making coinage of her doing different activities; such as playing golf? Reading a book? Driving a Corvette? Do you get where I am going with this? [...]

Question about PCGS Secure Plus Service

I have an G$1 dollar that appears to be proof or proof-like but came back as having "altered surfaces" after a standard submission to PCGS. I have looked at the surfaces very carefully and to me it does not appear to have been altered but I am certainly not a professional. I was wondering if [...]

Let’s talk about toning.

Okay so I understand toning is just a nice way of saying tarnish. Coins can tone in all sorts of ways, it can have a beautiful rainbow tone, a dull, grey tone, or it can be thick, black, and ugly. I understand all that… But here is what I want to learn. If coins can [...]

Question About NGC Coupon For 5 Free Submissions

I am considering joining NGC Premium membership for $125/year. The Premium membership gets you a coupon for 5 free submissions of Early Bird, Standard World or Ancient Standard submissions. I want to submit a mix of two China Silver Pandas, one USA Dolley Madison gold, one USA Trade Dollar, one USA Morgan Dollar. Will that [...]

Qustion about 19th century proofs

did the mint sell proof coins from the 1800′s back then, like they do now? were they give out as gifts? or were they held onto and sold later? View full post on CoinTalk - Coin Chat

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