For several years, I have created at the beginning of each year, a list of the 15 coins that I would most like to add to my collection. Actually finding and purchasing these little "gems" has been an effort with mixed success from year to year.
One coin, the 1898-S Barber Quarter, has been an especially elusive target. It has been on my list for 3 years, without me ever seeing one advertised, let alone actually seeing a coin. This Spring, I was the underbidder for
Well, we've just launched the Signature Sets and I have to admit that I'm already surprised.
The new collections that have been entered really prove that there are more ways to collect than anyone could define.
To toned coins
COULD THIS BE A NEW DESCOVERY?
The mail man delivered my latest purchase today - a 1943-D 50 Cent, NGC MS-66. With my usual excitement, I tore open the package; scanned both sides of this new "gem"; and then focused in with my 5X glass for a closer look.
Immediately, upon scrutinizing the reverse, I noticed "something" about the mint mark. It just looked different. So I went to the 15X microscope, and sure enough- there is a clear repunching of the MM to the North.
I grabbed my copy of
Just graded MS62, VarietyPlus. Coin has extra ray
Appreciate any feed back on coin. Value ? rareity ? ect?
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Coin graded by NGC, Grade ID # 2505051-001.
Unique coin with extra ray on backside of coin.
1922 Peace silver dollar. VarietyPlus. Additional comment from
NGC "This coin is not a variety recongnized by NGC for the following reason...Not a top-50 VAM. Anyone who can give me more info it would be greatly appreciated.
I had just bought 2 1970 proof sets, and was going through the cherrypickers guide to see if there were any errors. For some reason, I looked at the back of the cents, and there is a definite difference in the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. The "United" seems unevenly spaces, and the AM in America has but a paper width seperation, where as the other has a definite seperation. I've checked some 1971 proof cents, and they all have the seperation. Has anyone heard or know of this as an error coin?
Is Acetone Really Safe??
I have a Buffalo Nickel that is in excellent condition, without any flattened surfaces and a really nice strike however, it is really dirty. It isn't corrosion, it's just dirt. I am so scared to touch the nickel with anything since I am so new to all this and I was pretty much handed over (inherited) this 2000 coin collection that wasn't well cared for and I've heard everything from mineral oil, to olive oil, to acetone can be used to clean coins but, I'm scared of th
I am about to move and even though I sent my coins in to be graded via registered priority mail, it still took four days. So, I asked my mail person how long registered mail generally takes and they said it could take up to twenty days.
Does anyone have advice on this. I've already paid for Express grading service for my first six coins (inherited a huge non-graded collection) however, I really didn't think much about the mails turnaround times and marked registered mail for the return rout
Priority mail, delivery conformation is much faster.
I prefer Priority mail with delivery conformation. It can be insured and you can check delivery info on line. From Michigan to NGC is two days.
If you have insurance on your collection look to see if it covers mailing and save the postal insurance cost.
When submitting raw coins for encapsulation, how do I indicated a multi-coin holder is requested? (Under customer notes on form?) And is there an extra expense for the holder? Thank you for any replies.
Attractive Toned Set, Should be submitted unopened?
I have a proof set that has attractive toning and would like it put in a multi coin holder. I hesitate to break it apart for fear NGC will consider the coins artificially toned. If kept in the sealed original proof set, they are obviously original and toned naturally. Can I submit the set still sealed? Thanks.
NEW COIN COLLECTOR.
Hello to all collectors! This is a new hobby for myself. My father was a coin colletor, but I never realized how much fun it could be till this year!
I have a coin I would lilke to submit to NGC for grading and consevation. Could anyone help me out with this task?
I need somebody who knows something about Swiss 20F gold pieces. I currently have 2 1937 gold 20F coins on Ebay that are up for auction which I had expected to get about $90 each for. Somebody just emailed me to ask if I was sure of the date on the coin because they didnt mint any 20F gold in 1937. I checked the date on the coins and sure enough they were dated 1937 with a B mint mark. However, I also checked and saw that NGC hadnt authenticated any 1937 swiss 20F pieces. Furthermore, according
GOOD THINGS COME IN PAIRS!!
While looking through some of my collection, I was struck by the fact that several of my key coins were acquired in pairs.
On May 15, 2002, I found a 1901-S and 1913-S Barber Quarter in a favorite dealer's inventory. I swallowed hard several times, and purchased both. Thank God! - as I haven't seen their equals since.
On March 13, 2003, the same dealer offered me a "deal" on an uncirculated 1884-S and 1889-CC Morgan dollar. On this occasion,I swallowed
might have found a MS double die reverse
I bought this 1863 Indian from a antique store, it was out of an album. It looks to be at least a ms65++. also I was looking through "cherry pickers, this coin didn't have any of the symptoms for a 63 but it did have heavy DD on the right side of the shield and on the bottom of the arrows tips, continuing up the right side/outside of the wreath. Also there is a good size die crack on the obverse. What would make this a new die variety, and if so when I
We will be running an archive function on our server between the hours of 12am-12 noon on Sunday. While this is happening, there will be interruption in the following functionality:
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3. All Registry items will be processed on Monday for final inclusion, but they can be entered as normal over the course of the weekend
Depends on the service, but NGC follows the times on their website pretty closely.
I sent in 5 coins two weeks ago (arriving Thursday of that week)on their economy plan, which called for ten business days to grade. I got an e-mail yesterday saying the coins had been shipped -- ten days on the nose. Can't speak for PCGS or any of the others...
Recently NGC sent out an email invitation to our message board members and Registry participants. However, many of the emails bounced back for a variety of reasons.
Here is the invitation in case you missed it:
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There is a small glitch in the Coin Registry system that is preventing us from processing pending entries as quickly as we would like. There is a large number of pending entries and we are working as quickly as we can to get them all approved.
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I really don't think i will be posting on this subject again. We have heard several suspect posts and a few legitimate posts on why ICG should be allowed in an NGC registry. I will try not mudslinging because i would prefer to keep the posts i make in a gentlemanly manner.
The simple FACT's are that a small group of legitimate registry poster's want ICG to be included and some less than legitimate poster's also do. Whatever all of these ICG proponent's motive's are, and I am beginning to
ANYONE WHO HAS SUBMITTED COINS FOR GRADING ANY NUMBER OF TIMES WILL HAVE A STORY OF COINS CROSSING AND NOT CROSSING. I'VE HAD ABOUT 50% SUCCESS CROSSING FROM ICG TO NGC BUT THAT WAS AFTER PERSONALLY FILTERING WHAT I WAS GOING TO SUBMIT AND WHAT WOULD BE A WASTE OF MONEY DOING SO. I'VE EVEN HAD ONE CASE OF AN ICG COIN CROSSING HIGHER AT NGC THAN ITS GRADE IN THE ICG HOLDER IT WAS SUBMITTED IN. IT IS THE COIN THAT IS BEING SUBMITTED NOT THE HOLDER. IT SHOULDN'T MATTER WHAT HOLDER IT IS IN OR WHO I
I am not a dealer, just a lowly collector who recently switched from PCGS back to NGC because I am sick of spending too much money and waiting forever to get my coins back.
One of the other primary reasons I had for switching was that I feel very strongly that PCGS undergrades as a marketing technique. If you feel that PCGS coins are "better", the reason is that you are really paying less for the next grade (or in some cases 2 grades) up.
Obviously this isn't true 100% of the time, bu