Mike 's Blog

29 Mar 2023

Were Have I Been One Gram of Gold For 8,887.00!!

Coins | Mike

Ok I know I miss things sometimes. But I must of fell asleep for fifty or a hundred years. I was just killing time searching Ebay. I decided to check the Gold. Why ? I don't buy gold on Ebay. Well I came upon a price for a gram a single gram of gold for the low low price 8,887.00 for a single gram of P.AM.P. gold.!! This is not an error. The seller never answered me. He claims go have sold 1,139One gram bars. But he will give you a break if you buy two!8,798.33 . Now that's a break..I thought of buying five or six. Now this is why I don't buy gold or expensive coins. I could own 4 one ounce bars with this price. Now he has sold 1,139 bars at this price. Do the math an ounce is 31.1 grams. Lets time that per gram of the seller. That would come to 276,385.70. I think that's a deal. Its not an error. This is what he claims. Enlarge his page. Read it for yourself. This is the kind of things that goes on. I'm not saying all eBay is all bad. Due your homework. Look for honest sellers. Read the ones that have negative feedback. Be careful.I first thought it was an error. But no. So buyer beware. Or you spend allot more than you should. I have also bought many good items on ebay. Just do your homework! Mike.

08 Mar 2023


Coins | Mike

Hi my friends. I hope you are doing well.Many years ago I had been buying gold. Who wouldn't an 750 an ounce. That's 24 karat gold of famous baseball players. I had bought a memorabilia store for my wife to keep her busy. We had players come to the store for the kids. When I would come to open the store the line was around the block! ..I still remember there faces of them and there dad or mom. And me. !! Back then they would stay for two hours. But back then the players did it for the kids. I would say its still along line. Don't worry about it they would say!. Well we needed a new car I took the Gold out of the safe one day and my friend ,wife and me went to sell it. Everyone was buying it. Gold was selling at 1950. 00 an ounce or 1850.00. We went in to the hotel were they were buying gold. I looked around and went to an open line.I showed the woman the gold and she said 1500.!! I said no you won't. The gentleman came over and I showed him the gold he said 1850.00 I said deal. So he went to his safe and I put the gold on the table . He said fair deal . Yes sir!

23 Feb 2023

Maundy Money April 7th 2023

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Hi everone. Today around the world is known as Holy Thursday April 7th 2023. The day when the Christ had the last supper and then washed the feet of the disciples. It was an act of humility. The Christ washing the feet was such a wonderful act of love. Obviously there is allot to this but this is a blog. To help you learn to do research on the subject.

02 Feb 2023

Gold The New Counterfeit

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Hi this is my second try on this blog or warning. I hope you all are doing well.As the title says there is a big push in fake gold. Not certified not from our mint or other mints. Im talking about affordable gold like below. .....Now I think these are great. They sell from one gram to one ounce and more. I wanted to buy a round coin from our mint. If I did that pay 2,500 dollars my buying power for the rest of the year would not be good. ....So I looked these up. I can buy a five ounce or ten ounce when I want. When I have a few extra dollars I can buy more. I looked the packaging and the company PAMP. A Swiss company known for there gold. ....But I also read about the counterfeiting. Its going on with PAMP and all the other bars. You cannot tell a fake from a real one. I don't care how good you are. They weigh the same. The packaging is identical. Even the front drawing Well PAMP jumped on this right away. The have a phone app. Every piece of gold has what they call a fingerprint. Something you can't see. One way of telling it may be fake the fake bar is thicker. The app does all six sides. Can't tell by the drawing. Packaging, not even the weight. You need an iPhone for this app. Other companies are coming up with them. PAMP came out in April. And it works great. There is a video on You tube just put in Veriscan they come up. They show the fakes from the real. The color is exactly the same. Now I was looking to buy gold but $2500 and taxes with prices going up I buy one coin and that's most of my budget. These you buy whenever you have some extra money.From one gram and up to an ounce. Other companies are trying to get a phone app. I always liked PAMP. So when I read About this I wasn't buying anyone's bars. Then I found the phone app. Its great. Even stores the cert number if your going to sell. Put two bars next to each other you can't tell you would be guessing. And you don't have to send it away. You check it from your house. Now I'm happy I can pick up some gold when I have some extra money. And to sell it is easy. You and the buyer have piece of mind. Veriscan is the name of the app. Im glad I read about it before I bought. So when you have some extra money. Buy from a known company not ebay. And own some gold. No more worrying. Take care and be safe. By the way there worth the same price as regular gold. You buy five grams you can buy 10 grams even 20 ounces. And its safe. I won't have that kind of money but it builds up so fast you will own your own ounce!.

09 Jan 2023

No More Points As Of Today January 9 ,2023

Coins | Mike

Hi every one. Well we asked and the ANA agreed that we collect coins not points.This to me is an historic day. For years points were causing bad blogs and contest. That's how we were ranked. No more . As I said in that blog we are all equal. No one is first or second. This did not happen overnight. The A.N.A. had there reason for them. And take my word it probably worked great in the beginning. It was to get collectors to get active and participate. To write blogs and add to there collections. After a while this changed. A person was following over 6500 other collectors I did not make that up. I will not put his number here. The abuse had started.Some complaints were filed. But they still believed in it. Then at some point no pun intended that changed. It was no longer a site of blogs but a site of who's first. I had called the A.N.A and discussed it with a friend. He agreed but at that time years ago it wasn't going to happen. This game of catch me if you can started a series of low quality blogs. Wrong information and people stopped writing them. Abuse of the site was starting. And the site was on the wrong road. Now that's all behind us and I want to thank the A.NA for there cooperation!. It was great that we could voice our opinion and they would listen. Im thrilled that's its over. Now I hope those who left because of the point game come back and share there knowledge of this great hobby! I myself will start writing again. Its been a while for me and I have been eager to get back to one or two a week. I think that would be a good number. One a week with all the active bloggers would be great.Better quality blogs and more than that learning again. Im still learning after thirty years. I enjoy reading them and the comments. So today we start a new site. One were all are equal! We are collector's with a passion for this hobby. Lets make it the best site. One the A.N.A and us can be proud of!! Again I thank all of us who voiced our opinion. And again thank the A.N.A for working with us. There is no better place!. Good luck to all!!Mike

31 Dec 2022

G.S.A . Hoard! Morgan Dollars

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Hi !. Hope everyone had a good Christmas and Holidays.! This will be short. The blog is about the G.S.A. hoard. What was that. The government was going thru bags of silver coins and hit the mother load. Bags and bags of CC silver dollars. Now the chart below will show you how many of each coin was found. This impacted the history of collecting CC dollars.! What were they going to do.?Well they has an auction and the minimum bid was 60.00. and they put a limit on it. Surprising they didn't sell as many as the first year. And sales dropped of in sales after that. This started in the 1970's and sales at first were good. But after that they dropped of.

02 Dec 2022

Wreaths Across America

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Every year I write this blog. The story changes. Simply because another soldier has lost his life from war's he fought. War's that keep us free. There is an organization called Wreaths Across America . ...Every year these groups collect money fifteen dollars a wreath. They have it set up with a local florist. They order them were there grown. The ones this group orders are from Maine. Once the wreaths arrive the truck goes to the Military Cemetery' s that are close to them. Some the drive is four hours. Rain or snow each hero gets his or her wreath. Some of the cemetery's start with the early wars on a hill or in the back. As you come down the hill the wars get later and later. There is one grave they found from the Civil War. You see no one is forgotten. There families show up and are overtaken with emotion. They see first hand we will remember you always. We remember the families also. They lost a grand father father mother or son. So if you don't have a group in your area its very easy to set up. The florist will work with you also. They remember. This is one of the best groups that work six months out of the year. For one day. One day that means everything to each family and and every soldier. So if you see someone looking for a donation please do what you can. Five dollars it doesnt have to be the price of the wreath. They go on every year. Because our soldiersare dying every day. This is not a few wreaths by any means. The group in Bay Ridge Brooklyn does thousands. That's allot of fund raising. But the funny part is the money just comes in. Every year I talk about the T.V. commercial were they say our soldiers are being forgotten. Never. Wounded Warriors does a great job. And Wreaths across America will place hundreds of thousands wreaths across the country. Its in almost every state. Because they come from every state. The workers always say a word or two when they leave a wreath. They see the names and each name means a fallen soldier. It might take a few hours but they don't mind. They do this so we will remember. Some lost fathers grand fathers mothers sons and daughters. No they will not be forgotten.

30 Nov 2022

The World Cup Coin 2022

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Well its the World Cup and I know some of us watched the United Stares beat Iran. I watch it occasionally during the four years leading up to the cup. I went to Metro Stadium in 1994 to watch the Three Tenors. They sang were some of the games were being played that year we were the host country.

29 Nov 2022

Beware of These Morgan's And Peace Dollars!!

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Hello my friends. This is a warning about so called Morgan's and Peace dollars.The quailty of the pictures is bad.They were taken of the t.v.the show is C.S.N. The seller is Mike Muzak.. This man knew that the U.S. mint could not make these coins in 2022. This was due to lack of silver. He went to Fiji and had these so called dollars made in reverse proof. Now his first showing he said they will be gone by the end of the show. They made 5000 sets and 3500 sets from all the mints.. That was two months ago. He constantly states that our mint can not make these that these will be better than the sets coming out in 2023. P.C.G.S. refused to grade them. N.G.C a few. A.N.A.C.S. graded them all. So far not one 69!!! How did that happen. I'm sure there are some. Now collector's have bought them.I bet when they get them home they send them back. No were even though he said they are exact and experts say there better than our mint can make. Nowhere on these so called coins is the wording UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. not one coin not on reverse or obverse What you do see is FIJI and on the reverse the seal of FIJI. Now he claimed these are legal tender. Not by a long shot!. I sent an email telling him to look up the law on legal tender. He hasn't mentioned it again. These are cheap . The six coin set is 1150.00. Now like I said collector's bought these. They will not find them in the Red Book. Now I record the show he is on at 4:00am. Saturday and Sunday. It ends at 7: a.m. I have asked the mint to cut his allotment on any coin they can.This man thinks were all idiots. And those who bought them. Im sorry but he got you. E- Pluribus- Unium are on the coins and Liberty but that's it. Don't let anyone try and sell you these coins . Yes they will sell out. In 2029.!! He shouldn't be allowed to pass these of with our mint marks when they are clearly FIJI coins. Nothing to do with this country. Im glad P.C.G.S and N.G.C. did not grade these. He shows two from N.G.C. they started and stopped. People who buy on impulse took a hit with this coin. I have asked Mr..Muzak to melt them.. So please be careful. He bought every coin so you don't see them anywhere. Thank God. Imagine selling a coin as an American coin and not have that on the coin. There are no ordinary Morgan or Peace dollars. Just the reverse proofs which we will have next year. So buyer beware. I wish someone else would watch this show. D.V.R. it so you don't have to get up!! Take care! He will not show the reverse on his site!! He sells them on H.S.N. also!

28 Nov 2022

Do Yqou Believe Were Alone?

Coins | Mike

How is everyone doing? You have herd the question a thousand times. I watched a show after the football game. It was on aliens. Now I knew there was an area 51. We all know that story. Did you know about area 52? Well there is one in Nevada. What caught my eye is a family driving along a road took a wrong turn. They herd a large voice telling them to get out of the car with hands up! There were kids ther. ! ...What the government didn't know is this terrified family standing there was being filmed. It seems the gentleman doing the filming had discovered this area 52 A few years and watches it all the time. He has seen some strange things. And the people of the town and soldiers. He was shown by a soldier a bunch of guys . Behind them a flying saucer. Its located about 70 miles from area 51. ...Now to Canada. I believe they have had more sightings because of there night sky. You can count the stars. Now in 1996 Canada had its greatest sighting of a U.F.O. It happened on the Klondike highway. Very close to Shag Harbour. It is know as the worlds best documentedU.F.O. case. Witnesses were R.C.M.P.officers. Scores of fisherman and air line pilots flying at 33,000 feet Flashing lights moving at fast speeds Then it crashed into the water 300 feet triple the shore. At about 11: 20 a glowing orange sphere the size of a city buss slipped below the surface without a sound and it left an orange foam. They searched for days and found nothing. Five months before a man looking in the woods for a sphere his name was Stefan Michalaks. . He got to close and the ship emitted a gas. He shirt and chest were burned. Now the Royal Canadian Mint did a coin that glows in the dark. The dementioms are on the C.O.A. . it comes with a card in memory of the Queen. And a flashlight. A black light this way you can see what the witnesses saw. Now its not great taking a picture of it. I like turning out the light and seeing the most beautiful coin I have seen in a long time. Are they out there. You bet. Your talking about thousands of people around d the world. I think the one viewing in Brazil with six ships in the sky was the largest viewing and the video you can't explain. This goes back in our country when the ships crashed and bodies reportedly were found. The woods were sealed off not a piece of paper to indicate this occurrence. That debris was taken to arena 51. And the rumors started. Now an area 52 were there developing weapons from the ships in area 51. ....Think about it.To me there is just to much documented video and witnesses. And they all have seen the same thing from different angles. I do not believe we are alone. There is just to much. I did not believe it until I found out about area 52. There is just to much security. Threatening to shoot a family down. The little girl will never forget that. That's a shame. What do you think?


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