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  1. I was just looking thru omnicoin and saw a feature where it displays coins people are offering for sale. Being

    I am fairly freshly back into collecting and really do not know the people I guess I need a little advice.

    One person whose coins I was looking at had some very nice coins which had great pics. This person has

    about $250 worth I would like to purchase. When I have bought thru forums in the past I have been on the

    forum for years and felt I knew and could trust as reputation is everything probably more in coin sales then

    in most things.

    I need to know is there a protocol ? You sure don't send out that kind of money after just an e-mail.

    Or do you? I would really like opinions.

  2. Well I sent 8 of the 1925 centas into pcgs and received grades the other day. 4 in ms66 and 4 in ms67.

    Once I get these back I will send the rest in. Also some cross overs from NGC. What do you guys think of the grading company's ?

    Coins of the same grade I have seen from NGC and PCGS shows NGC holds coins to a higher standard. At least for world coins.

  3. Here are some pics of he pcgs 66 I received and another from an original roll I picked

    up a while ago. I am curious what you guys think the raw one would grade.

    I sent in 8 and have another 6-8 to send in.





  4. I am of Lithuanian heritage as is my wife so I am currently working on this set of coins. Lithuania was a free nation at this time and coind their own money. I was lucky to pick up an original roll of 1925 one centas a couple years ago. I also purchased this slabbed example the other day in PCGS ms66. Comparing the coins from the roll to the 66 example I feel I have at least a dozen that should grade better. And I am grateful for that because not only do I want a set for myself but also my four sons. I will image the coins when I get a macro lens for my new camera but here are some older pics,. and auction pics. I copied.







  5. I found these interesting because they were issued by the U.S. Government and

    are hard to come by in uncirculated condition.


    The following is from " The Official Red Book".

    1c....Aluminum....5,000 minted

    5c....Aluminum....5,000 minted

    10c..Aluminum....5,000 minted

    25c..Aluminum....3,000 minted

    50c..Aluminum....2,500 minted

    1$....Aluminum....2,500 minted

    5$....Brass..........1,000 minted

    10$..Brass..........1,000 minted


    Were in circulation for about six months 1935-1936. After which all but 200 sets

    were redeemed and melted down. Each token is the size of the corresponding

    U.S. coin with the exception of the one cent which is octagonal.

  6. Hi. My name is Joe and live in north Jersey in the good ol USA. I have been collecting about 15 years now. I have been away from collecting the past couple years but have started back up again. One of my 15 year old boys has an interest so we will be going to shows together and such. In the past I was mostly into variety US cents. I would buy them enjoy them for a while and either sell them or not pay much attention to them. Now I have a nice set of A.R.R.C Bingles. They are Alaskan tokens issued in 1935 by the govt. My current quest is to complete a high grade uncirculated Lithuanian coin set 1925-1938. I have bought some nice ones in slabs and sent some in myself to be slabbed. I figure it's nice to know their opinion of grade but I can let the kids look at even the most expensive ones with no worry of ruining a part of history. Also the lithuanian mint sets from 1991 to present. I might start a graded set for those as well.

    I think the most fun will be giving my boy a limited budget and good coin books to read and seeing what attracts him at the shows.

    My wife just bought a nice camera and I am going to pick up a macro lens for it so with some help from above I hope to share some nice pictures with all of you.

    Boy I can be long winded : )

  7. I am putting togather a set of uncirculated Lithuanian coins for the years 1925, 1936 and 1938.

    I was recently offered a couple coins described as patterns but die trials may be a more accurate description.

    I have been able to find almost no information on these and was hoping someone can help. I wouldn't

    even have a guess as to a reasonable price for these.



    EDIT TO ADD : These coins are each struck on one side. For example the 10 c pair I am considering has one coin

    struck obverse only and another struck reverse only.



  8. Hi . My name is Joe and I am from North Jersey. I will be 46 this coming Sept. I have been collecting U.S coins for about 15 years now. My dad

    got me started and we shared that for many years. I was mostly into variety cents and high end moderns. Now I find more interest in completing my

    Lithuanian PRE WWII (1925,1936 & 1938) set and I also have a set of Alaskan Bingle set.


    Lithuanian Registry

    Bingle Registry


    I find I am drawn to the more oddball items. If anyone thinks they can help with my sets or I can help you in any way please feel free to contact me.



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