No registry awards today.... AND
We will be paying more for less. Registry awards were supposed to be posted today, January 4th. but that didnt happen. Later this month we will be paying more for less service on grading fees. Am I the only one who thinks this is wrong??
I definitely appreciate the 2005 registry set award and the effort you put into silver dollar die varieties.
My Top 100 Morgan VAM set was recognized with a "Best Presented Set 2005" award:
I really appreciate all the effort NGC has put into rolling out Top 100, Hot 50, 8TF and the other VAM sets. Its support like this that has really mainstreamed Morgan Variety collecting.
I also am amazed that I'm
I don't understand that one.
I have a couple on their way back IC but I'll take another look when they get here. But these are raw coins and I don't see the interest in sending a graded coin for regrading unless you thought NGC would up the Pcgs grade. Was it in the Pcgs slab?
If it wasn't "what were you thinking?"
Hmmm....Three roads to travel
2006 will be a year of choices, chances, and concern. The first road - continue to purchase moderns at PFUC 69/70 and build several sets (dimes/nickels), the second road - start certifying my OGP sets (99 and up) toward a full set of State Quarters, and/or the third road - go through NCS and get some of my 1800's/early-1900's cleaned up and graded (1921 full set Morgan P/D/S and Peace). Some would probably not go through the conservation excerise and figure i
Does NGC give preferential treatment to the large delaer submitters at the expense of small individual collectors?
I am new member here, but I've already submitted 22 coins for grading. I've been a collector since the early 70s and seen grading standards change with the blowing wind, but I'm wondering if something even more egregious is going on (I hope not, and I look to my fellow memebers to give me their input):
I have some pretty pieces, but when I got these coins back from NGC all of m
what is this ?? on the date??
LIBERTY & IN GOD WE TRUST are nice and clear Doubled.....
but i have no idea what is this on the date . i have marked nothing on the picture , hope that not only i see it.
Some were captured; some escaped; one, never seen.
Well, here we are at the end of another year. As I stated in a Journal Entry this past summer, I develop a list of my "15 Most Wanted Coins" at the beginning of each year, in an attempt to keep my coin search focused. As 2005 has come to a close, I reviewed my results against the list. I would have to declare them mixed, but satisfying. Here's the outcome:
Coins 1, 3, and 8 on the list were added to my collection.
#1 had be
We cannot share this dream....
...And perhaps it was meant that way. DM spins a great yarn and I enjoy reading them. With over 670,000 registry points, DM has certainly had some great finds and over the years has gained a world of experience and has even more amazing stories to share. This, however is not the point, because, as I mentioned earlier, I enjoy reading the adventures and the ongoing quest of DM. So, I will put this as eloquently as I can.....
... WHERE THE HELL ARE THE PICTURES
That all my fellow collectors experience great turn-around times, better than expected grades, an awesome registry set and one (can't be greedy) ultimate find.
In the coin pictured, the main coin while a proof beauty, the coin featured within the coin is the one I would like to have.
BVI 1985 $
There is always room for improvement.
I have been collecting Indian head cents for forty years. Viewing hundreds of coins, I think I have a good sense of what these coins will grade. As with anything, experience really is the best teacher. The invention of the slab in 1986 has done great things for the hobby. It gives confidence to novice collectors and has gone a long way to providing the hobby legitimacy. No longer do we have to buy a coin that has been overgraded only to sell it at an under
The Holiday's and FUN interupts grading..
After sending in three sets of coins (5+ each) this month and thinking about 2006, the NGC grading turnaround just increased again to about 2-3 days (sometime between Sunday and today on the website). Even with the Holidays and FUN this next week, seems like times are still slipping and slipping and slipping. You would think they would be better prepared after such a high modern population this year. I may get my slabs back in January?
What is the rationale for limiting the NGC Star Designation to coins grading 63 & above?
Looking at it logically, shouldn't the Star Designation be available to coins of all grades? Haven't we all seen butt-ugly AU-58s and also extraordinary ones? Even in the lower grades, aren't some coins just spectacular for the technical grades, while others are nothing special? I think the Star would be a great way to differentiate these coins.
Here's a coin that can never qualify for a Star un
If only the attic was a great place to store coins....
Considering that the attached coin was found in an attic 3 years ago, it's got great details and slight cameo on the obverse. This coin will turn 40 in a few days. Goes to show, along with the previous post, how much better a preserved coin looks.
Kennedy Half PF 68 Ultra Cameo
Well, I FINALLY got my 23 coins back, and was please to find that one of the five 1971 Kennedy Halves was graded a PF 68 Ultra Cameo! Yea for me! But wait! There's more! I also had 3 graded with stars (*) two graded at 68, and one at 69! and, as a small bonus, I also had a PF 69 Cameo Lincoln cent! Time to exhale..............
Recenly I received couple of coins back from grading, and I would like to resubmit some back for regrading for possible higher grade. Because in my opinion the coin could possibly upgrade. I like to get some opinions for my 1894 O Morgan.
Click on the link to see the coin
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
For the subjects of the Realm...
Boxing Day, if I remember correctly, is celebrated the day after Christmas. Also, if I remember correctly, it is when the master of the house and the servants trade places for a day. Unfortunately for me, I happen to be both master and servant, so I guess that means tomorrow I will have a split personality. I have a beautiful Australian half dollar from 1966. It is a raw coin but beautiful nonetheless. I hope you like the picture.