how about ntc pci segs anacs?
If you lower your standards (and i think this would be) you really diminish the importance of what you have collected. I am not being snobbish here but i have consistantly compared coins same grade and prefer the current system.
this msg is in response to the threads that argue against various inclusions of icg holders. an alternate solution is to have ngc tape grading for certain (ie not all) non-gsa holders.
icg has a holder with an intercept shield gasket. consequently there is a possible advantage for toned coins to sit in their holder. another example of where it is possibly advantageous to leave a coin in a non-pcgs non-ngc holder is that of redfield pedigrees, which lose both desirability and market value
Just a quick update on things I'm keeping an eye on in terms of web development.
Many times, new features or enhancement begin as simple observations about how the site is being used, and only blossom into announceable features later. The "chewing on an idea" phase isn't of interest to everyone, but for those who wonder what we're looking at on an average day, this might give a bit of a peak into things.
There are also usually larger updates in progress. I can't always let the cat out o
I was feeling pretty frustrated because of the issues with the site - not the best way to get started. However, now that things are up and running smoothly, I have to say that I like the NGC site better than the PCGS site and I REALLY like the way that I am being told where my coins are in the grading process.
I have a feeling that there are components of the site I'm not taking advantage of, but I am sure I'll discover them in time.
In respose to much feedback regarding the method of handling sets with tied scores, we've made some changes.
In the past, sets with the same score were ranked according to which set achieved the high score first.
A change has been implemented so that the Registry system will first rank by score and in the case of a tie the system will determine which set has the highest percentage of coin images. If the score and percentage of images is equal between two sets, then the percentage of coin
Once graded, 2005 SMS coins will appear in the Mint State section
Once graded, 2005 SMS coins will appear in the Mint State section of the population report rather than the Proof section as was done for 1965-1967 SMS coins and 1994 and 1997 Specimen coins.
My primary collecting interests
Joined NGC today, will consider upgrading to the full paid account later on.
Anyway primary interests:
1oz silver bullions
1oz silver rounds
Silver Trade Dollars of the Far East (1850s - 1930s)
The message boards have a nice thread on the pros and cons of obscuring registry sets, and/or putting up pictures
Check out this thread:
I just switched back over from PCGS and am not happy about this server business.
I work for a software company and it appears that whomever is overseeing this upgrade has not tested before "go live". When you are dealing with other people's money, it is usually a good idea to test before applying an upgrade. I have a difficult time believing that NGC doesn't have sufficient resources to obtain a test server.
Why can't they give us any more specifics on the issue? I certainly hope
I am new to the Collector's Society, and recently submitted some coins for grading. That was weeks ago, and like most of you I have been unable to obtain any information due to this server problem. What is really being done about this?
They are catering to the television hucksters.
I have recently read in another forum that NGC has over 100,000 SAEs to grade for the TV hucksters. It seems that they have no commitment to real numismatists any more. I also learned from one of their graders that each one of them grades about 1000 coins per day. If they work an eight-hour day, that allows them a maximum of 14.4 seconds to grade each side of a coin. With one poin often having an impact of several hundred dollars, how much confide
Total Inattention to Detail at NGC
After 33 WORKING days, which translates to 42 days in real time, I finally emailed NGC yesterday for some kind of time estimate. They emailed back and said I needed to call someone named Jeff. He informed me that my coins were ready 3 weeks ago but my credit card was being declined and they couldn't get in touch with me. Funny, I've been in touch with many of you via email and had no problem. NGC has the same email address, plus my cell phone number. I don't
I am very anxious about the status of the server or the complete backbone system of NGC. For me it is unacceptable that the company has no planned (as we alla can see now) how the upgrade would be made and in what time space.
I know that all major upgrades take place to an alternative, backup server which show all the difficulties at the very first. Then the normal upgrade will be smooth as all problems have been already addressed and the procedure is stable and fast.
I don't know anyt
Get it well soon or get someone that can.
We may need to remind the architecht that this is beginning to be more than a temporary inconvenience, seeing as how we have been given two previous targeted get well dates and this problem is now over a week old. Sounds like you need some new technical experts with a system that works. These problems should have been planned and fixed before the conversion. Sounds to me like the cart was ahead of the horse.
Maybe the technicians work for PCGS?
I switched over to NGC from PCGS because of the expense and because I think PCGS is overly conservative on their grading. Little did I know that submitting my registration (by credit card over the web) would take 4 weeks to process. And now, waiting for a server to be functional ? maybe I got what I paid for. Unless they are stellar after this problem is finished ? this is my first and last year here.
Cheaper is cheaper ? guess I got what I paid fo