I looked today and my 13 coin Zimbabwe submission is now fully entered in the system and "scheduled for grading."
This has me hopeful that I could maybe see grades by the end of this month - maybe 2-3 weeks sooner than I'd been expecting based on the turnaround times listed at about 49 days... but I'm basing this on how quickly other things - not world moderns - have gone from scheduled to in grading. So that hope may be dangerous. I could just in in for 3-4 weeks of them sitting as "Scheduled."
I guess we'll see. So far NGC and PMG have done better/ beaten their estimates for me. I'd love to see another beat here.
It's funny - as much as people have complained about turnarounds lately the crush of boxes / mail doesn't seem to have stopped in Florida - turnaround for world modern is STILL listing at 49 business days. US Economy is listing at 51 days.
This potentially has some interesting implications for the 2021 awards. Anything not at NGC by early October may not be graded in time for the cert #s to be valid before the cut-off in early December. And if you want images in the system that you made yourself you need them back in hand by late November.