that's a sucker bet...
If you are interested in continuing with your plan, do this first. check out the ngc pop report for each quarter. take the ration of 70s to 69s, and that will give you the minimum number you will need to submit to have decent odds of getting a 70. HOWEVER, realize that most dealers stipulate when they send stuff in that anything under a 68 or 69 is to be left ungraded. (thus, your proportion of 70s to total quarters is probably much lower). As the earlier writer sugg
I have found NGC to be just like a human, they make mistakes! But, if you let them know, thet are very happy to correct the problem. Want I want from NGC is QUALITY, and they have been providing me that. Very few corporations will call you and tell you of a problem. NGC WILL!
Heritage Auctions says at least a 20% discount for NGC coins
Was going to put some coins up for auction with Heritage today and when they found out they were NGC coins, they didn't seem interested. Said NGC coins were discounted at least 20%, but then I asked about a 1955-D NGC MS67RD penny, which lists for $5,250 on PCGS Price Guide Line and I was told I might get $185 for mine since it was NGC.
What's going on with this coin collecting TPG competition. I didn't think there was that much d
Without one, what is the point.
Concearning the registry sets and photographs. Without a photograph to go along with the registry set what is the point of viewers looking at your set? There is none. The point here is to show others what you have put together. Anybody can plop a certification number onto the site but that doesn't show me the coins actual grade when held up to scrutiny. Many an MS65 look like MS64's or MS66's. Show me the coin and lets see if yours lives up to the grade.
How much is to much?
The year was 2006 and John a collector of Morgan Dollars purchased a professionally graded 18xx-S MS63 for $50.00. John was happy with his purchase but wished he could afford a higher grade. Ken a friend of John's also was a Morgan collector. Ken decided he wanted the best so searched for a found the same year - a 18xx-S in MS67. Ken paid $4800 for his superb high quality coin of which only 9 existed at MS67. Ken was also extremely pleased and proud of his acquisition. Two
This shouldn't surprise anyone. This is just the same old game dealers have played with a coin for years. When they are selling it, it's a perfect coin that is a screaming gem worthy of a premium. But if they're buying the same coin, it has multiple problems that they have to discount the coin for in able to sell it. The ugly part of this hobby or business or whatever you percieve it as still exists.
As an example, I took a look at the website of the auction house listed in the journal ent
Possibly correct in this case.
I hate doing other peoples homework. This is in regards to the 1955 D red Lincoln Cent NGC price versus PCGS price.
Sorry, but you will have to sign in for yourselves to see the huge difference this coin has between PCGS and NGC.
Another pedigree collection
As of this date I now have sixteen different dates/mints in Morgan dollars! There are other dates available, but cost is a problem on some. I only have one Peace Dollar at this time! This is a long term collection.
When you say '45 days' do you mean calendar days or business days? Also bear in mind that the holidays throw everyone's schedules...
Oh, when I spoke to NGC last (about 2 weeks ago, I think), they did indeed confirm that Early Bird was running 11-12 business days late... I think I'll avoid that service for awhile...
at least you can get them to grade your coins
about month and half ago...I sent 200 memorial 1c's to be prescreened...now these were 200 coins i had already screened for bag marks and scuffs, good strikes etc. the grader sent them back...not enough to meet the 35% grading level...now true, I had sent them as min grade ms-66...but these were blaze reds w/out marks....ok...i got em back and rescreened to the best 100...lowered the min to ms-65...guess what....got em back today for not meeting 3
Found the elusive last two coins needed to complete set in the most unlikely of places.
After having searched well over a year I located the last two coins of the series, I needed, at a garage sale across the street.....who knew!
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?