Christopher Terry

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  1. Is there a reason that my post has been censored or not approved yet? Did I violate a posting rule? I have some valid concerns which I would like to obtain feedback in the way of replies from the community. This is part of the major problem. My issues, which are others, continue to get swept under the rug for decades. NGC should be serving the Numismatic community. We are your customers. What better way to fix a possible concern or internal problem other than to discuss it with all working to fix it. Throw it out there to see if this is a big issue and get recommendations. That should be NG
  2. I have been professionally dealing in rare coins for over 45 years and will state firstly the coin market is no different from the stock market. The ups and downs are cyclical. Coins have suffered somewhat obviously due to the stock market strength. Most investors realize this upward growth will have an adjustment at some point. Consequently, hard assets like coins have adjusted. Over time we continue to witness housing market booms and busts along with the stock market. Each investment has its' risks which ultimately the potential investor has to evaluate and be comfortable with. When dea
  3. I have been submitting coins to all third party graders for decades. I deal mostly in California fractional gold, etc and have to submit under NGC specialty gold which is more than the normal fee. My last order received mid-Sept is still sitting like a dead duck in the water. Why? Oh, sure I get the typical line when calling in that these take longer to grade due to research, blah, blah, blah. Seriously, all of these at NGC right now are Hart tokens. The graders that these are forwarded to are supposed to be experienced. After decades of submitting these, there should be no research required
  4. How can one tell when a coin was certified through NGC - month and/or year?
  5. I recently discovered PCGS has one or more graders that do not understand the basics of California fractional gold identification. Even a beginner understands that a genuine has to have one of the four words on the reverse: DOLLAR, DOLL, DOL or CENTS. This is NOT a one time mistake by PCGS. I have discovered several examples: #1. A customer of mine sent me the attached photos of a Cal TOKEN he submitted to PCGS very recently. It is a token even though it has a BG-933 obverse. It is not a BG-933 as it does not have a BG-933 reverse. #2. PCGS Coinfacts even had 2 example BG-933's showing. O
  6. I realize the graders in NCS and NGC are only human but where are the checks and balances? Certification fees continue to go up and delays in getting coins back seem to increase. It's expensive and time consuming to return coins. I have specialized in fractional gold for over 45 years. Mistakes are frustrating to say the least. Unhappy customers, returns, delays, capital tied up further, etc. when mistakes are made. Attached is the most recent attribution goof from NCS. Attributed as a BG-723 which is OCTAGONAL. This coin is actually a ROUND BG-818. Other issues I have had - cat hair o