Some who may know me know my thing is the Newfoundland series. I have over 300 graded examples from NGC and some from PCGS. For the most part NGC gets it right most of the time. A little too tough on the details grades IMHO, but the grades are very close. This is the first time I think they really missed on the grade.
Normally I would not send in a coin below an F-12 or in the FINE range but this particular coin has been eluding me for many years (The narrow 0 variety) and I wanted to fill the slot in my registry. In my opinion the coin grades in the MID VG range. VG-8 would be fair maybe VG-10 on a good day but certainly no more and here is why I say that. The rims are not flat, the denticles are visible, the devices are very legible and readable on both the obverse and the reverse. The obverse high points are the hair especially the bun are clear and not flattened to a silhouette. On this coin the hair details are still visible and the bun is clearly defined and the ribbons are even somewhat sharp. The reverse high points are the crown which is clearly defined and not worn flat, all the devices are clear and readable. The coin is in no way worn flat and is not just a silhouette of a strike. That is how I come up with a mid range VG.
NGC graded this coin a G-6, and I would like some opinions before I take the time to send it back for a re-evaluation. Do you think they got it right?