I guess it had to start somewhere.
Well, I have finally done it. I joined the Registry to see what it is all about, and I have taken my next baby step.
Today I submitted my first coins for grading. I have several unopened proof sets that were given to me, and I finally broke down and sent one to NGC.
Being only a Premier member, I thought the coupon with my subscription was the better way to get my feet wet.
I decided on a 1958 proof set as my first submission. I filled out the forms, did the math, made out a check, and folded them all together with the sealed set.
Oooops. What do I do now? Well, I called NGC Customer Service, and was helped by Lisa.
I explained what I was trying to do, but was intimidated by only submitting a mere 5 coin set. She quickly put my fears to rest and explained about the forms and shipping. She explained that, 1 coin or thousands, they are looked at equally.
I have no clue what my sealed set looked like. What has 50+ years in that envelope done to them? I am a little more at ease tonight knowing that this was the first time.
Expect nothing, and you won't be disappointed.
Is it weird of me to be more interested in the process than the result? I even got carried away and paid the $3.00 each to have the photos done.
Am I in a rush to see how they did? Nah! As long as they grade and get slabbed.
I wish I could brag and say I sent a dozen UHR's in, but that's just a dream.
Just think. Five more slabs to look at. Now that the OGP will be opened, the slabs will let everyone see what was inside and hiding. Protected forever?
Wasn't there a DDO Lincoln cent in 1958? Hmmmmmmmm?