FLY-BY-NIGHT COIN grading services

The below letter was written back a few years.   As a dealer/collector, I am always looking for the best value for my dollar when buying coins and submitting them for grading. It seems like everyday though, I get information about these fly-by-night coin grading services offering these unbelieveable prices for grading coins. I am…

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SELF-SLABBING SLEAZE

Self-Slabbing Sleaze January 31, 2011 By Michael Bugeja 18 Comments The Free Dictionary online defines “sleaze” as a condition of low quality or dirty appearance. Other meanings have to do with dishonesty and ethics. Let’s focus on “low quality” as a condition of a coin. Let’s discuss ethics, too, and dispense with dishonesty as that is a state…

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WHAT’S NEW?

Presidential $1: Benjamin Harrison 23rd President – 1889 – 1893 United States Mint image Grandson of former President William Henry Harrison, Benjamin Harrison was born in 1833 on a farm by the Ohio River below Cincinnati. Harrison’s career was as uninspiring as the man himself. He graduated from Miami College and studied law for two…

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HOBBY PROTECTION ACT H.R. 5977

H.R. 5977 Seeks to Extend the Hobby Protection Act June 28, 2012 By Michael Zielinski Leave a Comment A bill has recently been introduced in the House of Representatives which seeks to extend the provisions of the Hobby Protection Act to make it unlawful to support or assist anyone who violates the act along with some other modifications.…

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EXONUMIA

  Exonumia From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Numismatics Terminology  Portal Currency Coins, Banknotes, Forgery Circulating currencies Community currencies Company scrip, LETS, Time dollars Fictional currencies Ancient currencies Greek, Roman, China, India ByzantineMedieval currencies Modern currencies Africa, The Americas, Europe, Asia, Oceania Production Mint, Designers Coining, Milling, Hammering, Cast Exonumia Credit cards, Medals, Tokens, Cheques Notaphily Banknotes Scripophily Stocks, Bonds v t e Exonumia are numismatic items (such as tokens, medals, or…

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