Conserving World Coins
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Zebo   
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I've never thought about conserving any of my coins using NCS.  On my recent submission, I was contacted by NGC advising me that two of the coins could benefit from conserving.  I didn't think there was anything wrong with them, but decided to go ahead and try it. I'll be interested in comparing the before and after.  One of them was bumped up a grade after they conserved it. Overall - I am very satisfied.  

 

Anyone else have good experiences with NCS?

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joydeep   
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That's great !....although I  have not used NCS but definitely had the thought for a couple of my coins. BTW, could you share more information about the coins being conserved. Also, what sort of service (reholdering, crossover etc.) were the coins sent for ?

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Conder101   
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Sometimes the results a spectacular, sometimes they do very little, and sometimes the coin comes back worse or even ruined.  They are good, but it is a crapshoot.

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World Colonial   
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I am not a large submitted but have probably used NCS with 20 to 30 coins, at least.  I have never had a coin ruined though there are some I thought might have benefited grade wise (and presumably the value) but didn't use this option because I was worried I might not like the result.  My experience with the service has been positive.

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Chris B   
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Seems like every time I send coins in there are a couple that NGC recommends sending to NCS. I have always let them do it. Mostly happy with the results. I have 3 at NCS now, hopefully they do well. They all happen to be world medals.

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World Colonial   
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On ‎11‎/‎3‎/‎2017 at 9:17 PM, 7.jaguars said:

How are they with copper-nickel?

I have mostly submitted silver but my experience doesn't differ with the few copper-nickel NCS conserved.

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Chris B   
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Well, I just found out that 2 of the 3 that NCS conserved got tagged with details (hairlines) grades. I hope it is just a coincidence and the grade doesn't reflect anything with the conservation process.

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Conder101   
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I doubt they would have hairlined them, they do know how to handle coins.  Most likely the hairlines were obscured by whatever they removed from the coin.

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Chris B   
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4 hours ago, Conder101 said:

I doubt they would have hairlined them, they do know how to handle coins.  Most likely the hairlines were obscured by whatever they removed from the coin.

That's what I keep telling myself.  I have always been happy with NGC and NCS.

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jgenn   
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My first experience with being contacted by NGC regarding conservation was very positive when I accepted their recommendation.  The last time, however, was PVC residue on an inexpensive coin so I just had it returned and I soaked it in acetone myself and resubmitted it to NGC and it got a straight grade.

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Jaelus   
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My best results from NCS were conservation of uncirculated brown copper and silver proofs. Major improvement every time. Other coins have been hit or miss, usually no improvement if it's a miss. I've only had one come back that I thought was worse in terms of eye appeal, but it still graded well.

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Star City Homer   
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How funny.  I just got contacted by them.  Apparently I sent them something lacquered...it's a small little coin worth under $100.  Rather funny as not too long ago I was asking what lacquer would look like on a medal (or a conder for that matter).  All that time this little coin has been in my possession.  I really didn't look at it too hard before throwing it in on the submission, kind of was filler as it was a small submission geared towards one coin, and it was from the same country.  Anyway, I declined the offer so when it gets back I can take a good look at it and see what I missed. 

I had declined one other time as it was an interestingly toned 65.  Perhaps with conservation it would have been a white 66-67, in which case it would have been one of many similar widgets.  I kept it original.  Otherwise I have taken them up on the suggestions, and always been happy.  

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