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  1. CRAWTOMATIC: Thanks for the Instagram connection.I never had an Instagram account but decided to sign up after your info.I don’t know why they haven’t posted the same info on their website where most Collector Society Members interact!
  2. I haven’t seen any information from NGC about the impact ,if any, that the Corona Virus may be having on NGC and it’s employees.I’m just wondering if any other collectors are concerned about the safety of NGC’s staff and whether or not orders will be adversely effected due to the situation our country now finds itself in.Will there be delays in completing orders or possible shutdowns due to the Virus affecting staff ? I guess time will tell and we can only pray for a fast and safe ending to this present situation.Hopefully,NGC can and will release a statement about the company’s plans and how customer’s orders may be affected.Until then may all of us stay safe and take the necessary steps to prevent the spread of this Virus.
  3. Hello Master Of Coinage:The 1909-S V.D.B. Cent in Mint State (MS) condition can be found in circulated condition from MS 1 to MS 58 condition with the most common grades in this range being GOOD-4,VERY GOOD-8,Fine-12,VERY FINE-20,EXTREMELY FINE-40, and as high as ABOUT UNCIRCULATED-58.However,Mint State coins in UNCIRCULATED CONDITION range from MS-60 to MS-70 and these coins have no wear.Copper coins such as the Lincoln Cent in Uncirculated Condition can have Brown,Red/Brown or Red surfaces.So technically an MS-70 RD (Red) Example would be the highest Uncirculated grade and with a Red surface it would appear as nice as the day it was struck at the Mint and will command a higher price than a brown version in the same numerical grade.There are many grading books that will give you more insight as to the nuances of grading.Also,the “Red Book” ,as well as other books about the Lincoln Cent, such as David Lange’s (who is a senior grader at NGC) book about the Lincoln Cent will be helpful.I don’t know if you are new to the hobby of numismatics or just Lincoln Cents but I hope I helped you in some small way and welcome to the hobby. One other note is while most people refer to the cent as a penny you only need to look at the reverse of the coin to see the denomination as being a cent!Collectors of the Cent don’t refer to a United States Large Cent as a Penny.I only know of one country (Great Britain-England) who actually had a coin whose denomination on the coin was Penny.Feel free to reach out if you have more question.There are many knowledgeable collectors on this site who I am sure would be glad to assist in answering your questions.
  4. Great looking coins! I agree that these coins look great in their NGC holders.Were they purchased directly from the Mexican Mint? Good luck with your future additions to this set.
  5. That sounds like a very distinct possibility. I’m curious to know more of the particulars to this venture.Who will maintain and pay to support this data base and will NGC or the ANA have the computer hardware and software along with the necessary personnel to continue to operate the registry?There are many questions that need to be asked.Will this be an added burden and expense for the ANA as a non profit organization to assume and will this affect the NGC App or Census or Price Guides?Hopefully all this will be explained in greater detail by both NGC and the ANA and whatever is done will be for both the benefit of the hobby and the collector!
  6. That is correct for World Coins but maybe a differentiated award for the US categories should exist because you now have this mix of NGC and PCGS Coins.
  7. I didn’t realize the rest of the awards picture and now that you’ve clarified this for me I agree that a mixed award should have a label which points out the difference.A NGC/PCGS Best in Category Combined Award label would differentiate between an All NGC Best in Category Award. I don't think you are overthinking this.
  8. I most definitely agree with you and you are correct to point this out. However,I believe that in order to be eligible for awards a Registry Set must now be comprised of 75% or more of its coins being NGC graded and the Set must be at least 50% or more complete at the time they are being judged.Therefore,the great majority of the coins must be NGC Coins.
  9. I don’t know what other collectors think about NGC’s new policy but as for myself I think it’s good for these coins to be included.I don’t have many PCGS coins in my collection but I do have some I would like to add to my current Registry Type Set. I was able to use my PCGS coins in my Custom Set but not in any Registry Sets.To me this policy made no sense so I was glad to see the change. I would like to know what my fellow collectors think about this new policy both good and bad. By the way this is my first journal entry and a new area of the Collector’s Society I decided to explore.
  10. I agree that this is some type of damage done after the minting process.It can be difficult to determine how this damage was done without viewing both sides of the coin and having the coin to look at in person.with that said the coin doesn’t look like any mint error I have seen and I have seen and have many mint errors in my collection.
  11. I don’t remember this pin but I think it’s a nice member pin to have.