Please, image your coins!
The beauty of this registry is that we are able to show off our coins... to strut our stuff.. brag. To have some pride in our selected hobby. We are able to do this in a secure environment, knowing that our collection is safe, where we want it to be. And even though you may keep it under lock and key, or perhaps it is just sitting under your bed, you are able to show what you have accomplished.
Many of our fellow members have images of some of thier coins and
If you've read through the descriptions and photos for other sets, what type of formats have you liked?
Kennedy's seem like a good choice to be personally creative about a set that lacks the variety and longer history of other types. I've probably have stayed up too late and had some fun catching up on descriptions just to say more than PFUC69 - 1998-S Clad.
Yes there has been some grade inflation for PCGS graded coins. I have several Morgans that were in old rattler holders that now reside in a newer NGC or PCGS holder a grade higher. When PCGS first started, they were very conservative. They had quality as the issue of utmost importance. This, along with being the first allowed them to dominate the market initially. Then with the appearance of NGC and ANACS later in the 80's, competitive forces dictated that PCGS become a little less conservative
The journey continues...
I am now up to 5 coins purchased. I have 2 in my possession... and awaiting 3 recently purchased on Ebay. It is tough to fork out money on stuff for myself during the holidays... so my purchasing will probably somewhat reserved until spring. Hmmm...is there a hot time of year to purchase coins? Is there a seasonal effect on values? Interesting question.. I am not really sure. We will see.
The NCS homepage will tell you more.
I read the entry on a MS64FH SL quarter. I guess the graders at NGC felt the coin had some surface problems that held down the grade. Removal of these problems could increase the grade or help to preserve the coin at its current grade.
Here is the NCS page for their services and fees:
If a coin grades MS60 Details and "scratched" by ANACS...will it grade at NGC or PCGS?? -Maybe but unlikely
ANACS net graded problem coins have a small chance of being graded by NGC or PCGS. Both state they will not grade problem coins. Some minor problems like early PVC resudue could be removed and the coin could get graded by NGC. If the PVC has caused damage (spots, etching), then the coin will not be graded. Major problem coins like your scratched coin will not get into a NGC or PCGS h
NGC graded it MS63, but it is pretty.
Normally I post in the NGC chat but I'll place this coin in my journal. It is an 1885-O Morgan graded MS63 by NGC. The scuffs on her cheek keep the grade down, but it has excellent eye appeal. It looks like it toned while sitting in a mint bag for years. A coin resting on the right side kept this part from being toned. The left side had some contact with the bag and acquired the colorful toning. The reverse (not shown) was also protected and is brigh
SMS=Special mint set, plus some history
Back in 1965-67, the mint made what they called special mint sets. Proof sets were not made for those years. Mint sets are assembled from normal business strike coins. These coins are struck once under standard minting pressure from the dies. For the special mint sets, the coins were stuck once like business strikes, but under higher pressure. Overall, they had a nicer look than the regular business strike.
For 2005, the mint changed the way the
I have a number of first generation slabs (early commems) graded 64-65. Has anyone had much success in grading up with a regrade? My PCGS rattlers have all moved up 1 grade (both from PCGS and NGC) although my PCGS green holders have a 1/12 upgrade percentage. Any insights?
As for the debate about grading, i have owned raw, PCGS, NGC, ANACS, NTC (sucks), ICG, and a few others, and have dumped all but NGC and PCGS. They may take a little longer, they may make a few mistakes, but i can re
NGC NOT SITTING ON OLD NUMBERS
Anybody try NGC's new Score Correction yet? I did and my reaction was Wow! If you've got a good candidate for score upgrading, just go to your score challenged candidate coin, click on the date and get that baby a new pair of shoes. In my case, Scott Schechter raised the score on my Type 1, 1956 Proof 68 Ultra Cameo Franklin over 350%. Of course, the coin deserved the new score but Scott's response took less than 24 hours. Hey folks, a round of applause for Scott
I know coins are more than just a price, however,
I know coins are more than just a price, however, several moderns do not come up with a value from MunisMedia, including some PF70 and PF69's. Is this common?
Sent this EBay baby in and it cam back MS64FH with a "sticker"...
When this guy came back it had a note from NGC that this coin is a good candidate for "professional restoration"?? What is this? How much does it cost? Is it successful? Will it increase the grade (coin is currently MS64FH)??
Thanks for posted or direct replies,
If a coin grades MS60 Details and "scratched" by ANACS...will it grade at NGC or PCGS??
No otherr questions, I have a few ANACS coins that I would like to get graded but am afraid to waste the money??
MY AU55 1857-C $1 GOLD IS WORTH 2555 POINTS. SO IS AN AU50, OR AU58. WHAT GIVES?
POINT OF QUESTION. COMPARING SCORES BETWEEN XF AND MS-60 WE FIND THE GRADE AU. THERE IS AU50, AU55, AND AU58. I'VE EVEN SEEN AU53 NOW AND THEN. IF I WORK TO BETTER MY COLLECTION, EVEN IN THE SMALLEST AMOUNT I'D LIKE IT TO BE REWARDED IN SOME WAY. USING THE NUMISMEDIA RETAIL, THIS COIN INCREASES IN VALUE BY $4070 FROM AU50-AU58! I BOUGHT THIS COIN FOR 1200 IN A PCI HOLDER AS AU50. THOUGHT ABOUT IT FOR A YEAR, CRACK
HEY, CAN YOU SPARE A 3 CENT NICKEL?
NEXT MONTHS ISSUE OF COIN VALUES MAGAZINE IS FEATURING THE 3 CENT SILVER AND NICKEL COINS. I JUST PURCHASED MY LAST COIN NEEDED TO COMPLETE MY PROOF COLLECTION. AN 1867 PR66 CAM(NGC). IT AMAZES ME THE PROOFS ARE NOT VERY EXPENSIVE AND THE MINTAGES ARE VERY LOW, AND ARE SO VERY AVAILABLE. 8 HAVE MINTAGES LOWER THAN THE 1895 PROOF MORGAN SILVER DOLLAR!!! CONTACT ME FOR GETTING INFORMATION AND THE HISTORY OF THESE COINS AND/OR SOME OF MY CONTACTS ON PURCHASING
Who can I blame? I guess it is me for wanting it graded in the first place.
A couple of years ago I had an 1883 Liberty nickel (no cents)graded by Anacs as MS63. Well, wanting to add it to my registry, I sent it to NGC. Came back as a no grade, altered surface. So, my questions are, 1. Did Anacs really screw up and miss an altered surface or.. 2. Did NGC have a momentary hallucination. Either way, I lose and not much recourse.
OK, I hear everyone's frustrations. I understand how many of you think NGC (and PCGS for that matter) are not seen as a provider of grading services that gives a damn about a customer. But look at it from their point of view. Whether you want to look at it this way or not, NGC and PCGS are taking an ownership position in a coin when they grade it and slab it. They have no control over whether you retain a coin they have graded, or if you sell it, give it away, etc. At any rate, they are guarante
Ok... all roses have thorns (I think) but these are really really small.
Johnny' Cartwheels is indeed correct in the position the grading services have to take. One of possible ownership. Secretly, I wonder if Johnny is (part)owner of NGC for pointing this out, but that's ok too, because as I said, he is correct. But, this is the rose, not the thorn. NGC is, in my humble opinion, the best of the grading services for a number of reasons that I have already stated in other postings, so I wont bo
Maybe I am an NGC owner.
Michael Cooper wonders whether I might secretly be an NGC owner. I wish Michael! I haven't seen a dividend check yet (chuckle)! But I would make the following statement. By owning coins in NGC and PCGS holders, we are owners of the companies. We definitely have a vested interest in the performance of these companies. If they don't do well, we all own a bunch of worthless plastic!
To illustrate my point, for those of you that are old enough, recall what the coin ma
"MY EVOLVING VISION IS A DIRECT RESULT OF MY COLLECTING EXPERIENCES."
As stated previously, I began collecting coins in 1974. For me, this was a satisfying, but solitary adventure. I persued this hobby alone for the first 6 years. It is my firm belief that this was a severely "Vision-limiting condition".
The following factors were strong influencers of the direction and scope of my Numismatic "Vision".
-Collecting friends and partners: After 6 years, I finally "roped" 4 co-workers into
Attempted a cross to PCGS from a 1911-D Quarter Eagle NTC MS63 with AU58 set as min and a 1912-S NGCAU58 half eagle with no minimum grade set. Guess what happened?
Neither coin crossed. They got returned with no explanation what so ever. You would figure for $50 in grading fees you would at least get an explanation. Oh well, so much for having my whole collection in one type of holder. Both coins are nice examples and will have to find a home with someone who does not care so much about the ho
I just read the entry by Gizmokarr on his troubles with crossovers. Sorry to read they did not cross. Still, I cannot critize PCGS for not crossing them. Gold Indians (both the $2.5 and $5) are heavily counterfeited. There are excellent die struck counterfeits that will almost look like the real thing. NTC does not guarantee their grading like PCGS and NGC will.
It would be nice if PCGS gave some infomation after rejecting a crossover. I know NGC will give a small note on why a coin
I've seen a lot of complaining, over WHAT?
Lately I've seen a lot of whining over how long some coins take to be graded. On my last order it was done within the advertised time, but the one before it has taken longer and I have no problem with that because these coins are more important to me. Which is better, a car that is made with all robots in less than one day or a Corvette assembled 90% by humans in 3 days. I figure that I'm paying for a service and I want guality, not quantity. So to th