What were some of the most memorable stories since you joined this forum ?

CoinstartledCoinstartled Posts: 7,872 ✭✭✭✭✭

The SaintGuru Smithsonian trip thread comes to mind.

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  • ElKevvoElKevvo Posts: 3,279 ✭✭✭✭
    edited April 16, 2019 10:18AM

    Yap money hunt. Golden Dollar collection. Bongo Bongo always made me laugh!

    K

    Edited to add a couple more.

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  • CoinstartledCoinstartled Posts: 7,872 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I recall an extensive puttied Stella thread though the details are fuzzy.

  • ECHOESECHOES Posts: 2,129 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @SoCalBigMark said:
    Bongo Bongo!

    That was epic... :#

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  • calgolddivercalgolddiver Posts: 588 ✭✭✭

    Coinalot & Bongo Bongo !

    one of my cal registries

    successful BST with Realgator, Yorkshireman, BigAl, Elmerfusterpuck, TomB, Minuteman810430, DCW and CommemKing

  • numobrinumobri Posts: 1,480 ✭✭✭

    I'll go along with Coinalot.

    NUMO
  • PTVETTERPTVETTER Posts: 5,141 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I miss Bear, ant the others :(

    Pat Vetter,Mercury Dime registry set,1938 Proof set registry,Pat & BJ Coins:724-325-7211


  • dpooledpoole Posts: 5,218 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @numobri said:
    I'll go along with Coinalot.

    Yes! gyocomcd was (and presumably remains) a gifted and hysterical writer.




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  • OPAOPA Posts: 15,461 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @SoCalBigMark said:
    Bongo Bongo!

    How true. One time, unique poster.

    "Bongo drive 1984 Lincoln that looks like old coin dug from ground."
  • ElcontadorElcontador Posts: 6,594 ✭✭✭✭

    The guy who paid something like $70K for the top pop FB MS 66 1953 S Franklin, and eighteen months later, the coin was a pop 2 and the guy sold said coin for $35K.

    "Vou invadir o Nordeste,
    "Seu cabra da peste,
    "Sou Mangueira......."
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    I ordered some custom challenge coins several years ago.I want to know and share more information about challenge coins with people who like it.

  • dcarrdcarr Posts: 5,462 ✭✭✭✭✭

    For me it was, of course, the short-lived "Carr" 1964-D Peace Dollar thread.

  • kbbpllkbbpll Posts: 403 ✭✭✭

    "since you joined this forum" for me has to be a certain Zodiac killer expert. I sure made a splash on that thread.

  • U1chicagoU1chicago Posts: 1,594 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Insider2 said:
    Mr. Hall leaves PGGS.

    That along with Mr. Insider2 joining :)

  • hchcoinhchcoin Posts: 4,147 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wheat cent hoard for me as well. The Omega threads are a close second.

  • renman95renman95 Posts: 6,713 ✭✭✭✭✭

    When qlicker got bammed. Not sure which time. ;-)

    HE>i


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  • lkeigwinlkeigwin Posts: 14,955 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Early 2010. Plus grading. Secure Plus. The Sniffer and fingerprints. End to the copper color guarantee. Game changers.
    Lance.

  • rln_14rln_14 Posts: 479 ✭✭✭

    On!y been here for a little over a year now, I like the "what makes coin dealers drink" thread(s)

  • braddickbraddick Posts: 17,729 ✭✭✭✭

    The IWOG vs LucyBop (bright vs toning) threads, for sure.

  • ZoinsZoins Posts: 19,050 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 17, 2019 12:37AM

    There are a few for me:

    • 1942 aluminum pattern cent which was called BS but turned out to be a great discovery
    • Dan Carr 2007 Liberty Seated design discussion thread
    • AT Gobrecht discovery
    • Omega counterfeit story
    • Dan Carr 1964 Peace Dollar Thread
    • Threads with animated dancing genies and flamethrowers
  • SaorAlbaSaorAlba Posts: 6,034 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MarkInDavis said:
    I always loved the story about the guy who threw away the Stella. I won’t mention him by name.

    I was thinking the same thing, somewhere in some stinky and filthy SoCal landfill one of the greatest numismatic treasures of the US mint in Philly exists in an ignominious fate for the ages.

    In memory of my kitty Seryozha 14.2.1996 ~ 13.9.2016
  • jonrunsjonruns Posts: 917 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Crazyhounddog, wheat cent hoard, omega man, Hansen thread in no particular order

  • yspsalesyspsales Posts: 331 ✭✭✭

    Good reading ahead...

    Lots of searches coming...

    Maybe a belongs to a different thread of infamous short timers. GregtheGreat comes to mind.

  • keetskeets Posts: 20,987 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Braddick and the "Interview with a Coin Doctor" debacle tied to the GMarguli "Blue IHC MS70" debacle.


  • HemisphericalHemispherical Posts: 6,134 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • CommemDudeCommemDude Posts: 1,658 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The forum member who was caught gassing washington quarters in their slabs; he received full absolution from the forum masses and his past was buried.

    The member who accepted donations from us for the victims of Hurricane Katrina, then decided that he was victim number one and spent the money on himself.

    There have been many worthy movie plot- lines over the years

    Dr Mikey
    Commems and Early Type
  • rickoricko Posts: 66,621 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Over the years, there have been many good threads....The Coinalot stories were really good, the advent of CAC produced some awesome discussions (still does), the Omega thread, Bongo Bongo was interesting....and the now rare commentary, but at one time extensive, the elimination of the Open Forum really caused a stir. Some really interesting times here.... ;) Cheers, RickO

  • @CommemDude said:
    The forum member who was caught gassing washington quarters in their slabs; he received full absolution from the forum masses and his past was buried.

    The member who accepted donations from us for the victims of Hurricane Katrina, then decided that he was victim number one and spent the money on himself.

    There have been many worthy movie plot- lines over the years

    It wasn’t Washington quarters it was Morgan dollars that were toned FYI

  • CoinstartledCoinstartled Posts: 7,872 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Airplanenut's annual auctions to benefit Pancreatic cancer research brought us all together...well at least for once a year.

    :)

  • SoCalBigMarkSoCalBigMark Posts: 2,201 ✭✭✭✭

    Boom who gathered funds here and supposedly took it to New Orleans disaster victims.

  • BryceMBryceM Posts: 7,807 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I’ve quite enjoyed seeing the response here to CHD’s tragedy. I have a belief that most people are fundamentally good. This sort of stuff reminds me that it might be true. :)

  • GaCoinGuyGaCoinGuy Posts: 2,332 ✭✭✭

    MadMarty and his rubber chicken

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  • clarkbar04clarkbar04 Posts: 3,816 ✭✭✭✭✭

    There was this one about a lovely lady, who was bringing up 3 very lovely girls.

    MS66 taste on an MS63 budget.
  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 19,339 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Mark said:
    I think the most notable "story" ever was the 9-11 donation endeavor that was lead by @wondercoin . That truly showed this forum at its best. Showing the forum at its worst was probably the threads about "disagrees."

    agreed, that disagree fiasco was something else

  • FredWeinbergFredWeinberg Posts: 4,361 ✭✭✭✭✭

    "Stella Toss" - I resemble that story!

    (and I always thank the person who brings it
    up here, once or twice a year)

    It is what it is

       or
    

    It was what it was

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    for PCGS. A 42 +-Year PNG Member, and an ICTA Board Member.A full time coin dealer since 1972.
  • gripgrip Posts: 9,814 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Scotty with his 1804 dollar, fun read.

  • @DCW said:
    How about the guy that brought his vacuum cleaner into the bank lobby to get those "hard to reach areas" under the coin counter?!

    Please post a link I want to see this.

  • DCWDCW Posts: 3,713 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Mdcoincollector2003 said:

    @DCW said:
    How about the guy that brought his vacuum cleaner into the bank lobby to get those "hard to reach areas" under the coin counter?!

    Please post a link I want to see this.

    Anyone remember who that was? Probably deleted the thread by now, but it was great reading.

  • WaterSportWaterSport Posts: 5,582 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not sure how it began, other than complaining? – but the mob mentality that eventually pushed hard enough on eBay along with PCGS support (due to law suits and other nasty stuff with other third party slabbers) to eventually ban all other third party slabs from being listed on eBay except for PCGS, NGC and ANACS.

    WS

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  • The Kansas anarchist who threatened to kill a few people on here.

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  • krankykranky Posts: 8,740 ✭✭✭

    The story of board members who were able to handle a 1974 aluminum cent at a eastern coin show. There were even pics posted at the time. At least one of those involved is still active here.

    New collectors, please educate yourself before spending money on coins; there are people who believe that using numismatic knowledge to rip the naïve is what this hobby is all about.

  • jabbajabba Posts: 2,168 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @kbbpll said:
    "since you joined this forum" for me has to be a certain Zodiac killer expert. I sure made a splash on that thread.

    That’s the one I vote for and the crazy old open forum

  • ZoinsZoins Posts: 19,050 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 18, 2019 1:17AM

    @FredWeinberg said:
    "Stella Toss" - I resemble that story!

    I’m glad you can laugh about this.

    Reminds me of the story where someone threw away a hard drive with $127 million of Bitcoin.

    https://www.cnbc.com/2017/12/20/man-lost-127-million-worth-of-bitcoins-and-city-wont-let-him-look.html

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