So I got my NGC results back............I had been eagerly waiting since May as I wanted to add these coins to my collection. I was positive but also prepared myself that I could be disappointed and to not become bitter. I have talked to some collectors who sent coins to NGC and every coin came back details, these people sent me pictures and I could say that NGC was correct, the coins were cleaned. One particular collector was so upset that he said he would not send to NGC anymore and may send to PCGS instead. I for one am glad for NGCs harsh grading, I don't want a problem coin passed off as a straight graded coin in my collection. We are paying them to give their opinion and I trust them more than my own eyes and they have much more knowledge than myself.
So onto my submission, I sent in 19 old thai coins raw as in general there are not a lot of old thai coins slabbed, some dates have only like 10 or so slabbed!!!. I went and searched for the best raw examples I could and decided to send them in.
Line 1, happy with, bought it raw from a dealer and felt it was a AU coin. Will stay in my collection
Line 2., happy as this was a nice coin and will stay in my collection
Line 3 I looked at NGC pics, I can see what they are saying possibly about the environmental damage, I'll make note to scrutinze more.
Line 4-7 the pops on these are really low so I was happy 3 got graded! The one that didn't grade I can see why from NGC pics. I'll look at it when it comes back. Very happy to add these 1/16 fuangs to my collection
Line 8 -this one I had a feeling they could details it and bam they did! I wanted it to go through but NGC wasn't gonna do that haha
Line 9-10 ouch and darn! Not even made it. One of them the surface looked odd and I figured it wouldn't get graded, the second one I didn't notice that.
Line 11 this one I had hope NGC would overlook the scratch and net grade it lower or something. They didn't but its a genuine coin and I'll keep it.
Line 12 happy with this one, thought it would be XF45 to low AU and it got AU53
Line 13: didn't think this copper was that low in grade but I trust NGC, at least it was graded
Line 14 and Line 15: really? man I thought these looked good. I'll take a close look when I get them back
Line 16-Line 18: happy these coppers got graded. I need to study the copper more closely .
Line 19: very happy, sold to me as a AU coin, it got conserved for pvc or something.....came back MS63!!!
So overall 11 coins straight graded and 8 got details holders. Learning lesson here and I am already preparing another batch to get graded!! Next batch will have some more copper......fingers crossed for better luck on the copper!!