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About this journal

My name is Dena and I have been with NGC for over 20 years. I have been fortunate to meet many interesting people along my journey in this business and have seen some wildly superb coins and other collectibles.

Through this blog I hope to bring you some industry news and some stories of the day to day happenings at NGC.

I love music, Peanuts related art, old books and spending time with my family.

If any of my writings prompt you to say something, please leave me a comment.  The exchange of viewpoints is always welcome.

 

Entries in this journal

 

Adding Images to a Journal Entry

While in the edit srceen, use this section if you wish to add images to display in your journal entry Use the Feature Photo option to upload an image you wish to display as a cover photo for your entry on the latest entries page

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07/02/2018

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07/02/2018

 Pretty Cleveland Commem posted to Instagram

Are you following ngccoins on Instagram? This 1936 Cleveland commemorative was struck to commemorate the centennial of the founding of the city in 1836. A celebration known as the Great Lakes Exposition was also held to commemorate the event and was also the location at which the coins were sold for $1.50 each. The first issue of 25,000 pieces sold out, so an additional 25,000 were struck the following year but were still dated 1936. Those also sold out, leaving a final mintage of 50,000 pi

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dena

06/27/2018

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08/07/2018

Did you know? On June 18, 1812...

...the War of 1812 (between the US and Great Britain) began. Here is what US currency looked like that year: a Classic Head Cent, a Capped Bust Half Dollar (toning) and a Capped Bust Half Eagle (gold). Explore these series at http://NGCcoin.com/coin-explorer .    

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06/18/2018

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07/03/2018

 

FIFA World Cup - Did you know?

The last time the U.S. hosted the @FIFAWorldCup, it was celebrated with modern commemorative coins, including this 1994-W World Cup $5 Proof. Explore this coin in NGC Coin Explorer: https://bit.ly/2HOlppI     

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dena

06/13/2018

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02/23/2019

 

The New Journals Are Here!

And I bet you are wondering where to begin. Each user may create a journal and add multiple entries to it. Create your Journal by following these steps: Choose Journals from the Browse menu if you are not already on the Journals page        Click Create a Journal     Name your journal, add a description, add a photo and choose if you want all users to see your journal or if you would like it available to a specific audience only. Click Conti

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03/20/2017

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04/12/2017

 

New Journal Functionality Coming Soon!

We look forward to announcing details on a new and improved journals function with the ability to comment/chat soon. Please contact Dena Skeffington at dena@ngccoin.com or Matt Gens at mgens@ngccoin.com if you are using the new chat boards and have any questions.

dena

dena

03/14/2017

The New NGC Message Boards

We would like to thank everyone for their patience as we transitioned to the new NGC Chat Boards. Between the NGC, CGC and PMG Chat Boards we migrated and reformatted more than 9 million posts -- a process that unfortunately required a significant amount of time. We know that downtime and issues related to the launch of new software can be frustrating. The new NGC Chat Boards have a number of new features. It has a responsive design which makes it much easier to use on mobile devices. Also,

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dena

02/24/2017

 

NGC Registry Awards 2014 - New Rules Regarding Obscured Sets

Every year, NGC awards the top Competitive Sets and Custom Sets in the NGC Registry. To qualify, your sets must be registered by 5 p.m. ET on Dec. 3, 2014. Winners will be announced Jan. 9, 2015. Obscured sets will not be considered for awards. If an owner of an obscured set wishes to compete for awards and have the rank of their set displayed, they must change their set from obscured to public by October 1, 2014.               Click here for full details: http://www.ngccoin.com/news/

dena

dena

09/10/2014

 

CCG Websites Offline This Sunday Afternoon for Server Upgrade

The Certified Collectibles Group (NGC, NCS, PMG, CGC, CCS and Collectors Society) will be upgrading its web servers in an effort to provide the fastest and most robust websites to collectors and dealers. The websites will be unavailable for a few hours starting Sunday, April 21 at 1pm EST until the process is complete. We anticipate that they will be back online by 7pm EST. The Collectors Society chat boards will remain online during that time.

dena

dena

04/19/2013

 

NGC Registry now includes scores for entire range of XF and AU grades

Many Registry users complained that XF and AU-graded coins received the same scores and were not broken out by the numeric grades. With this feedback in mind, NGC will now be showing different scores for XF 40, XF 45, AU 50, AU 53, AU 55, and AU 58, as well as for Plus and Star-graded coins. This will involve a recalculation of many Registry scores, but will now recognize the value and rarity differences of these grades. As a result of this enhancement, many sets are marked as updated if they

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dena

04/11/2012

 

Technical Difficulty on Server Causing Some Functionality to Fail

I am sorry to report that we are experiencing a technical problem on our server again today. It is causing interruption in the following functionality: 1. The order status function for paid Collectors Society members and dealers. 2. The certification number lookup function for paid Collectors Society members and dealers. 3. Registry items entered during this time may fail due to a lack of connection with the server. These entries will be held in an administrative area and processed for fin

dena

dena

04/10/2008

 

Technical Difficulty on Server Causing Some Functionality to Fail

We are experiencing a technical problem on one of our servers this morning. It is causing interruption in the following functionality: 1. The order status function for paid Collectors Society members and dealers. 2. The certification number lookup function for paid Collectors Society members and dealers. 3. Registry items entered during this time may fail due to a lack of connection with the server. These entries will be held in an administrative area and processed for final inclusion afte

dena

dena

04/04/2008

 

Star Designation expansion and the NGC Registry

Earlier this year, NGC expanded its Star Designation to all grades of US coinage up to MS 69 and PF 69. A coin with Star Designation is automatically assigned a Registry point premium in order to recognize its exceptional eye appeal for the grade. Prior to the expansion, the Star Designation was limited to coins grading between MS 63/PF 63 and MS 69/PF 69 and therefore we needed to create Registry scores for star designated coins with grades lower than 63. Today we will implement an update to

dena

dena

04/03/2008

 

SERVER MAINTENANCE - some functions down on Sunday morning

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: 1. The order status function for paid Collectors Society members and dealers.   2. The certification number lookup function for paid Collectors Society members and dealers.   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

dena

dena

07/08/2005

 

Lunch at the ANA show in San Francisco. You are invited!

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:   You and a guest are cordially invited to a lunch presented by NGC and the Collectors' Society for Coin Registry and Message Board participants.   Come and meet one another, stay for lunch and leave with some great giveaways! Get acquainted with NGC representatives includin

dena

dena

07/06/2005

 

Pending Coin Registry Entries

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.   We apologize for the delay and thank you for your patience.  

dena

dena

07/06/2005

 

New Method of Handling Tied Sets in the Coin Registry

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

dena

dena

06/23/2005