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About TreasureGirl

  • Birthday 06/25/1987

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    Orange County, CA
  • Interests
    U.S. Type, pretty ladies (esp. on Portuguese and some Ancients), Dutch East Indies post-republic, pirate booty!

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  1. Thinking of submitting this one for professional grading; wanted to know what you all thought before I committed the funds. Thanks a million!
  2. ]Yup, I'm afraid my collecting time has come to an end - I've finally started to figure out where I want to go in life (only took me 27 years!) and I'd like to start focusing on my creative work. That being said, I've spent some great times here with you all and wish you all the best in life and with your collecting. I'll probably lurk from time to time, and live vicariously through your collecting Now, on to the juicy part! Yes, I'm parting with my beloved coin babies. They've been tucked in a DirecTV box in a dark closet for quite some time, and I'd like to reintroduce some of these gems back to the market. So, I'll be posting a Want To Sell thread shortly. If I could beg some help for old time's sake, though, I need a little advice regarding pricing my best pieces. I want to be fair, but I don't want to sell myself short. These are my four most prized pieces: 1839 Braided Hair "Booby" Large Cent 1858-O Seated Liberty Half Dollar - every time I pull it out I'm FLOORED by the detail 1917 Type 1 Standing Liberty Quarter 1929 Standing Liberty Quarter http://www.pinterest.com/kathrynknocke/coins-for-sale/
  3. A good point, SM... "If I see one more Wheat Cent, I'm gonna barf" kind of thing? Maybe I'll intern first. Thanks for the great input, all, at the very least it doesn't hurt to try
  4. Hey all - My entire career (despite being certified as a teacher in another state) has been completely in retail. I'm past ready for a change, and was hoping to get some advice. I am an organizational whiz, experienced with MS Office, with a some background in retail management/operations/logistics; I was wondering if that (along with the patience to pour through rolls and rolls and rolls of coins) could get me in with your average local coin shop as, say, a secretary of sorts. I'm not looking for a lot of pay; I'm mostly interested in learning! If this is a tall order, as (in this economy) it could very well be, please say so! This is mostly to gauge the plausibility of this path and hopefully tweak my resume in the right direction. Thank you all for your help! TG
  5. I had read an older post trying to research my question that recommended certain kinds of tupperware for coin storage - as long as the plastic was a certain kind (the good kinds were listed) there shouldn't be any adverse effects. If this is true, would I be right in assuming that storing my collection in an approved tupperware which is then stored inside my pretty trunk would work fine? Here is link: Link
  6. I was at a Michael's recently and adored all the great unfinished wooden boxes/trunks they have available to doll up as you wish, and I thought of my collection, which is currently in an old DirecTV cable box in the closet. Mostly for my own enjoyment, I played around with the idea that I might like to craft one of those boxes into a tidy collection chest, but of course I wanted to ask the obvious exposure questions, including: Does unfinished wood (probably mostly balsa) release harmful chemicals that could affect my collection? Right now it's stored in AirTites and the fancy Whitman albums with the plastic slide-in panels. Now, if I paint the exterior of the trunk with acrylic paint (not oil), will the coins be exposed to harmful chemicals in the dry paint? What about cured hot glue? I'm gonna assume that wood stain is out of the question. If I can get away with this without damaging the goods I'll be sure to post a pic of it when it's done. TG needs a proper chest to store her booty! Many thanks as always!
  7. It took a while - in the off time I moved from St. Louis, MO to San Francisco, CA and most recently to the OC. A lot of the collection was sacrificed, but the gems of my type set are still with me. Back to square one searching bank rolls until we're not broke again
  8. I'd do my research and see what gave me the most bang for my buck. If you're not looking for high-qual key date examples necessarily, and what is available is commanding a premium for quality, I'd wait for a more reasonable piece. Or the reverse: Really wanting a gem key-date? Are these pieces up to snuff? If not, would you be content filling your space now and upgrading later? Or would you rather put that money toward a just-right fit? Is there a "just right" piece in the group of four? On an emotional level, which would hurt the worst if someone bought it out from under you? (I do this for clothes as I work retail: "I love this skirt, and it's the only one left in my size... If someone buys it before my next shift, will I be heartbroken to see it's gone?) Eh, that's my advice, anyway
  9. Pix or it didn't happen Edit: Seriously though, very interested to see, always wanted to try minting my own!
  10. Oh, no Best wishes towards a good resolution.
  11. *GASP* The Stig? Also, so jelly! Carson City always interested me.
  12. The dinky multiple choice quiz pops up before the last commercial break in a show where they buy a slot machine. The question - Which is the earliest symbol to be used in slot machines? The choices - A) Cherry Gold Coin C) Bell, with an image of each next to the choice letter. Except for the gold coin. For that one they have the reverse of a silver Washington quarter. *** Please delete if repost!***
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