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  1. i'm biased, as i say the Pistrucci George and Dragon design is the most beautiful reverse of any coin coin ever produced. I love the GB Crowns using this reverse design!
  2. Pisctrucci for me! If only for the simple fact that he designed what i find to be the most beautiful reverse of any coin every minted, anywhere; the GB Crown. I LOVE the George and Dragon motif that he designed. when well struck on a Crown, it almost seems high-relief and incredibly well detailed. Doug
  3. I'm looking for problem free (i.e. slab worthy) British Crowns with the George and Dragon reverse. I'm looking for the 1821, 1822, and 1887-1900 issues. These will go in my private collection, as i LOVE this design and i'm not picky about the grade. I have Fine through MS65 right now, and would like anything in that range. Please let me know if you have any that need a good home! thanks! Doug hdmiorandi@NOSPAMcox.net (please remove NOSPAM when emailing)
  4. Hey guys! I haven't been around for a long time. I've finally narrowed my collecting down the British Crowns with the George & Dragon reverse. To me, these coins are the epitome of of a beautiful design. Anyone care to share their Crowns with the forum? I'm at work now with no access to mine, but will post a few later. thanks, and have a great weekend! Doug
  5. personally, I collect mainly world gold issues. With that being said, I trust NGC because I like their turnaround, customer service and pricing better. Besides, in this genre, there doesn't seem to be a big preference on the marketplace for NGC vs. PCGS. In fact, NGC actually grades many world issues that PCGS won't, like medals that are so popular now. I also enjoy NGC's Sigature Sets, and certainly think that is a positive step in the collecting world. Now if i collected other types of coins, i may reconsider because PCGS brings more money on the open marketplace, depending on coin ty
  6. for one day, may we have peace on earth and remember what we are truly thankful for. Doug
  7. Doogy

    NGC Signature Set

    I love the Signature Set idea. Here is my World Gold set. It is certainly a work in progress, as only have a few of my collection listed. I've been too lazy as of late to get to the rest of them. I like having the variety of choices, and deciding how I want to set up the set. I highly recommend NGC's Sig Sets. http://www.collectors-society.com/registry...ollectionID=605
  8. Doogy

    NGC Signature Set

    congrats on winning the 2005 Sig Set award! nice set you have going there! Doug
  9. thanks VFox. I guess someone agreed, as it didn't seem to last long. thanks! Doug
  10. 1900 $20 Lib, MS61 and undergraded by at least a point in my opinion. older NGC slab. A very nice looking Lib. $ = current spot price +$50 1986 Dutch Ducat, minted on the 400th year of Ducat production in the Netherlands. still in original capsule from their Mint, these are truly historic coins. 3.4940 (.1104 troy ounce) of nearly pure (.983 fine) gold. $75 shipped CONUS '74-D Ike, NGC MS65 $8 + $1 shipping CONUS US Congressional commem set, proof silver dollar and half. light toning around edges. $20 + $2 shipping CONUS '72-S "brown
  11. from what i seem to recall, those coins were recovered in vaults from the WTC complex, but not the twin towers themselves. I think one of the reports mentioned World Trade Center tower 5 or 7, not the main towers 1 or 2.
  12. PCGS did slab a whole bunch of coins (mostly bullion) with the slab reading that it was recovered in the World Trade Center buildings. I have mostly seen ASE, AGE, Krugerrands, and others. I started noticing a few of these turn up, and posted a question on PCGS's US coin forum where i was quickly informed that this has been a subject of contention with the coin collecting community. I guess PCGS was blasted by quite a few collectors, as these were considered "death coins". PCGS's David Hall responded that a portion/majority of grading fees went to the 9-11 family charities. from what i re
  13. The values in the back of the book doesn't specify minmarks when talking about the auction prices. It only speaks of the year, with the amount. Strange to think about, considering how much more rare a coin can be with a different mintmark. Regarding Half Eagles, there is no price increase over the previous years for the Civil War timeframe, except the 1863. It lists the 1863 Half Eagle as: " Brillant Proof, $27.00 Very scarce, only thirty coined" The same can be said for the Double Eagles, Eagles, and Quarter Eagles; there is no price increase for the war years. Also, I can't
  14. I forgot to bring the book to work with me, i'll look it up tonight and report back. good point, i'm now anxious to look up other "rare" gold/silver issues to see what it reports. Doug
  15. I like vintage books, and vintage coin books are really cool! I picked up a 1884 book entitled 'The Current Gold and Silver Coins of All Nations" The spine is coming a bit loose, but hte pages have beautiful sketches or lithos of the coins, nice detail indeed! I really get a kick out of the 'current value' of these coins listed, when one compares them to today's prices for the same coins. Notably, there is a multi-page section in the back that says 'actual value of US Gold, Silver, Copper, Bronze and Nickel Coins'. Below that heading points out that the prices are based on auction results
  16. looking for most PCGS Ike dollars, business strike only. higher grades much preferred. thanks Doug
  17. I got mine, should be pretty cool! Doug
  18. FS: two world gold coins, near today's melt price. first, I bought two of these great looking Solomon Islands gold coins, intending to have them both slabbed by NGC. After taken them out of their mint sealed cachets, i noticed a swirly scratch in the "frost" on the Queen's neck. I slabbed the other one and it came back PF69UC. Because of the scratch, i'll sell this one for near melt value. Details: .900 fine gold, 9.37 grams, $100 legal tender dollars in the Solomon Islands, 27mm in diameter. This would make a nice alternative to continuing to buy BU American Eagles and Krugerrands.
  19. gold Sovereign reduced to $150 shipped CONUS, payment by Paypal. Box of Kennedy proofs reduced to $125 shipped CONUS, payment by Paypal. thanks! Doug
  20. In my over-zealous attempt to accumulate Accented Hair and Cameo '64 Kennedy halves, i'm left with over 50 or so really nice proof examples. I've sold off the ones that have hazing, toning, carbon spots or milk spots; whats left are really nice examples that i've entombed to Airtites. As you can see, these are the cool Airtites with the inert inner black holder, and they come on the display boards. All of this fits nicely into the slotted black lucite Airtite brand box for safekeeping. If I were really on the ball, i'd send some of this in to be slabbed, as PF69 examples have been selling
  21. great, glad to hear it! I have only purchased on coin from Heritage since i started this thread sometime back, but plan on finding some more to bid on. Doug
  22. cool, thanks Michael! very beautiful coin you picked up there; i'll bet there is a lot of history behind it. If only coins could talk, huh?! I have found a holed 1849 $1 gold i'm going to pick up too. It is in AU shape, and being the first year of the Calif. gold rush, should make a cool necklace trinket. BTW Michael; I remember you introduced me to the idea of joining ANA when i first found Coinpeople. I had just started my world gold (and US gold too) collection, and you spoke highly of ANA. on your suggestion, I joined last month using a special put forth by Mr. Contursi's compa
  23. this is my newest, one i've look for for quite some time. Modern yes, but scarce; the mintage was only 1989 pieces in 1989. I've long admired the 1839 5 Sovereign 'Una and the Lion', but being produced in low mintage and in proof only, makes them over $20k when they come up for auction. This 2 Sovereign is the same exact design, and is beyond stunning in hand. Gold is certainly beautiful, and the historical aspects of the coins and their designs is what interests me! Personally, I would venture out in the Sovereign series. This is a true historical gold coin run, and they trade at a mode
  24. put in a bid just for the heck of it, and won. Frankly, I don't know what i'll use it for, but for $45 bucks maybe it'll go on my keychain or something. Anyone ever buy a coin, and then immediately wonder why? what was it? Doug
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