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Tuesday Was A Great Day

Posted: 1/27/2011 10:16:44 PM | Views:1122

...but I didn't share purchases leading up to Tuesday.

Hi all, I'm still on a high from my good day on Tuesday. What I didn't talk about though, in that journal entry, was purchases leading up to it.

I do purchase some raw coins and one good company I've found to purchase from is Halan J. Berk in Chicago. I have bought several items (maybe even more than several) from them in the last couple of years. It came as a surprise to me though, the week between Christmas and New Year's, to get a $50 gift certificate from them to thank me for my business. Well, I think this was a very kind and thoughtful gesture on their part, I certainly wasn't expecting anything. Anyway, last Saturday I was browsing their newly listed coin section and spotted an 1882-S Morgan dollar. Well, their pictures of the coin were awesome. The coin is graded MS-63, and there was an extreme lack of contack marks. So I debated all weekend, on Monday morning I called them up, asked if it was available. They said it still was, so I asked if the coin was really as awesome as their pictures showed. The gentleman I talked to said "well, there are a few slight marks, but yes the pictures was a good representation in his opinion". So I used my gift certificate, as they had the coin priced at $50, just the amount of my certificate. I had to ante up the shipping but that's ok as I'm not that far from Chicago. Well, I'm here to tell you, it's an awesome coin, all the more so for being a 63. I'll post pictures of it soon.

Well, then Monday night on the Teletrade auction I had a 1908 100 Mark note from Germany on my watchlist. The more I looked at it, the more the vivid colors (red serial numbers especially) popped out at me. Well, you all know I'm trying to pick up more currency, and Germany is one my countries I look for, as my ancestors came from there in the mid 1800's. Well, needless to say, the note has a new home, I haven't received it yet, but hoping to get it yet this week. Again, I'm planning on posting pictures

Well, that's all for now. Don't know what I'm going to do for an encore.

Picture of the entry is the reverse of my 1882 CC dollar.

Thanks for reading.

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