V. Kurt Bellman's Recent Activity

  1. V. Kurt Bellman replied to the thread Trip Report - A Very Nice Trip to FUN.

    I did, but that was not part of the competitive exhibits section. There was lots of good stuff in the non-competitive and commercial...

    Jan 17, 2017 at 4:35 PM
  2. V. Kurt Bellman liked baseball21's post in the thread Trip Report - A Very Nice Trip to FUN.

    Did you get a chance to see TDN's early dollar exhibit? That one almost got me to make the trip just to see that in person.

    Jan 17, 2017 at 4:33 PM
  3. V. Kurt Bellman replied to the thread Silver getting crushed today.

    There is also some "buying back in" going on after the December swoon due to tax loss harvesting. Never FULLY trust anything you see right...

    Jan 17, 2017 at 1:08 PM
  4. V. Kurt Bellman replied to the thread No 2017 plain cents!.

    The ONLY 2016-D's I've seen came in Littleton promotional mailings, other than in a mint set, of course. Didn't even get one while I was in...

    Jan 17, 2017 at 11:00 AM
  5. V. Kurt Bellman replied to the thread Grading is BS.

    Yet they still are the industry standard, not the old school technical grading we learned. The hobby has moved on, Doug, from what we...

    Jan 16, 2017 at 6:29 PM
  6. V. Kurt Bellman replied to the thread No 2017 plain cents!.

    Live in the west, eh? I'm awash in 2016 plain cents. 65 miles to Philly mint.

    Jan 16, 2017 at 5:57 PM
  7. V. Kurt Bellman posted a new thread.

    No 2017 plain cents!

    All Philly mint 2017 cents bear a P mint mark. History is made!

    Forum: Coin Chat

    Jan 16, 2017 at 5:47 PM
  8. V. Kurt Bellman replied to the thread Grading is BS.

    Correct. A partial dip might take 45 seconds. To blast white, maybe 2 minutes. NEVER dip circulated coins. It creates an odd look. The...

    Jan 16, 2017 at 1:47 PM
  9. V. Kurt Bellman replied to the thread Grading is BS.

    It's a formula published by Eastman Kodak back in the 1960's. They never made it as a commercial product, but only published a formula....

    Jan 16, 2017 at 1:07 PM
  10. V. Kurt Bellman replied to the thread Grading is BS.

    Ron Guth said it in the video at the top of the thread. Toward the end.

    Jan 16, 2017 at 1:01 PM
  11. V. Kurt Bellman replied to the thread Grading is BS.

    You're right. Senility rears its ugly head. It's S-10. I down-batched it thusly: 12 oz. water 35g Thiourea 35g Citric Acid Fill to 16oz....

    Jan 16, 2017 at 12:57 PM
  12. V. Kurt Bellman replied to the thread Grading is BS.

    Earlier, but not Barbers per se. I've never owned a Barber I thought needed dipping. I have one Barber dime I'm still thinking about...

    Jan 16, 2017 at 12:47 PM
  13. V. Kurt Bellman replied to the thread Grading is BS.

    If it's one of the big 2, yes. Otherwise, ????

    Jan 15, 2017 at 8:22 PM
  14. V. Kurt Bellman liked green18's post in the thread Grading is BS.

    Now that statement is just danged wrong, and if you believe it, you're gonna be snookered by a whole lot of bad grades. If you can't tell...

    Jan 15, 2017 at 8:21 PM
  15. V. Kurt Bellman replied to the thread Grading is BS.

    Do a Google search on "Kodak Stain Remover SR-1", and then dilute it a little more. About two parts SR-1 as described, 1 part more water.

    Jan 15, 2017 at 8:18 PM