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First post of 2018!

Entry posted by ilLOminatus · - 483 views

Finally managed to figure out this "new" journal, and here we go:

Things happening in 2017:

  • Completed Japan 1000-Yen Proof set, huzzah!
  • Added and won 13 first ranked sets to my collection, yay!
  • Should have been 14 if I hadn't been lazy in entering the last Australia Stock Horse set
  • Should have been more than 14 had I known that 7 January 2018 was the date NGC distributed awards (need to pay more attention), not the deadline for award submissions, lol?
  • Lost my first place in the Somali cat set 
  • Broke top 300 

Things to do in 2018:

  • Add more coins to the newly added Australia Silver Proofs sets, 2010, 2011, 2012, etc until 2018 
  • Complete Netherlands and other types of Wilhemina 2.5G silver coins, 1929-1944
  • Crossover some PCGS coins
  • Regain my first place in the Somali cat set (those 68s are killing my score, bah)
  • Break top 200

Things not to do in 2018:

  • Add more non maple RCM coins, they are legion, lol

Things to suggest to NGC if anyone from there actually reads this journal:

  • Combine and synchronize all the different country websites (I only use US and HK versions). The Hong Kong one is prettier than the US, but has no submission tracking
  • Accept crossover from ANACS slabs

Cheers.

 

below is the pretty page that the HK version (https://www.ngccoin.hk/) of NGC has (maybe the US version also has it, but I cannot find where it is)

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Hello, ilLOmnatus.

Thank you for the feedback. We are already in the process of a new release for the US version of the NGC Registry, so it will be more similar to the HK site.

ANACS coins are accepted for grading here at NGC. The process differs from PCGS because you may not specify a minimum grade when you submit the coin to us. We will crack it out and treat it as raw. NGC Customer Service can assist you with any grading or submission questions at service@ngccoin.com. Thank you.

 

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Thanks for pointing out the HK site!  I don't recall looking at it before and it looks like some of the beta testing for the registry has been implemented over there.  Click on one of your sets and you can see what they have done with some of the formatting for the registry display.

Check out your 1000 yen set (excellent set by the way--I'm chasing you on that one...slowly :D and will probably not catch you)

Hong Kong site version of your registry set

The only things I don't like about that new format are that you can't choose which photo is featured (as far as I can tell, and though my #1 in points coin might be awesome, some other photo might be better) AND the formatting is lost on lengthy comments under the set descriptor.  You don't have that issue on that particular set, but I saw it on my best set.  I also wish we could do a custom header photo as a choice for the featured photo.

In any case I had no idea this had gone past the beta test, so it was super cool to see on the HK site.  Thanks again for posting (and nice to see goals and accomplishments).

 

@Ali E. is there a way to give feedback/make suggestions (ie complain ;) ) about the new set format?  So glad to see the changes implemented.

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Hi Star City Homer,

Thanks for the reply, I have been travelling and usually I only browse the boards while relaxing at home :) 

Anyway I use the Hong Kong website because I submit my coins at NGC Hong Kong and have to download the submission form from the HK website. However it doesn't have submission tracking so for that I have to go to the US ngccoin.com, not sure what NGC plans to do with these two country versions going forward.

As for your comment about which photo is featured, I don't understand what you meant. Don't you get to upload your own photo if you want when you edit the coin? So far I've been lazy and only use the default NGC provided pictures but if I upload my own it will replace the default ones. 

Lastly thanks for the kind words about my Japanese 1000 yen set, I have every intention to remain number 1 in that set, ha!

 

Cheers and happy collecting,

Lawrence

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Hi Lawrence,  

You are right that we get to upload whatever coin photo we want for each individual coin--either using NGCs like yours, or our own. 

But which photo is selected as the 'header' photo (the one to the right of your name and set title) is one I wish we could either choose individually or upload a brand new photo for.

For example, in your set the 2003 Winter Games (sweet coin!) is the highest point coin on your set, and so it is the one featured next to the set title and your name.  Maybe you would prefer a different coin or the reverse of the coin to show more prominently.  My best set shows an awfully nice coin, but I'd rather it showcase the 'non-competitive' coin as it's the real treasure in the set--but gets zero points.

In any case, despite my very small complaint, I am looking forward to when--and hopefully soon--the US site starts using the format the Hong Kong site uses as it is FAR superior.  Maybe they can add the submission tracking to Hong Kong's site, or just meld all the sites into one format.  That would be ideal.

In the mean time, I will continue to stalk your 1000 yen set (though I am not even close to catching you) :D.  

Cathy aka Star City Homer

 

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Ah OK, I understand what you mean now. Yes maybe we can ask NGC to let us choose which coin picture to use to represent that set. I checked several of my other sets and each set chose random coin to be featured (and always with the NGC label facing forward).

Cheers and enjoy :)

Lawrence

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On 2/20/2018 at 8:33 AM, Star City Homer said:

Thanks for pointing out the HK site!  I don't recall looking at it before and it looks like some of the beta testing for the registry has been implemented over there.  Click on one of your sets and you can see what they have done with some of the formatting for the registry display.

Check out your 1000 yen set (excellent set by the way--I'm chasing you on that one...slowly :D and will probably not catch you)

Hong Kong site version of your registry set

The only things I don't like about that new format are that you can't choose which photo is featured (as far as I can tell, and though my #1 in points coin might be awesome, some other photo might be better) AND the formatting is lost on lengthy comments under the set descriptor.  You don't have that issue on that particular set, but I saw it on my best set.  I also wish we could do a custom header photo as a choice for the featured photo.

In any case I had no idea this had gone past the beta test, so it was super cool to see on the HK site.  Thanks again for posting (and nice to see goals and accomplishments).

 

@Ali E. is there a way to give feedback/make suggestions (ie complain ;) ) about the new set format?  So glad to see the changes implemented.

Star City Homer, and ilLOminatus, thanks for the feedback.

Making a programming adjustment to the set description editing and allowing a custom set "header" photo is something that is in the works with our programmers for our new site. Any future feedback can be sent to registry@ngccoin.com. Thanks very much.

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