NGC Journals

RE: hard to sell a ICG coin

Dont confuse popularity with the ability to grade... Just because its hard to sell ICG doesnt mean that they are poor graders. Gaining the trust of collectors takes time. Dont get me wrong, Im not defending ICG...they have not proven anything to me yet. My point is: dont write off coins in ICG holders just because they are in ICG holders. You could miss out on some nice coins. Perhaps they wont all cross-over but the whole idea of crossing-over is a conflict of interest if you ask me.

NumisGuard

NumisGuard

ICG not for me

ICG's not for me, thats like using ANACS might as well toss money in the fireplace I know I see plenty of icg coins on ebay most of which don't sell very well at any auction platform. As for the error's I'm trying to get some sort of resolution. Honestly I think the grader was having a bad day and just had a bug up his A** when he graded my coins or had bad information because their is no way several of these coins graded MS64 when they should be MS67 due to the strong strike and like 3/4 ve

dumbear33

dumbear33

RE: To me!

ICG not yet number 1 grader! Then when 5years, 10 years from now? Anyone that thinks ICG is the "cat's meow" needs to try to sell some! If I could sell ICG slabed coins I would be more interested in them. NGC and PCGS are here to stay. It would take a major re-thinking of thousands of collectors and dealers for this to change and it aint gonna change. It has been that way from the beginning and I don't any end to it!

BankNote1

BankNote1

Error coin update

Talking with the director After talking with one of the directors at NGC It appears that my 20 coins will be re-examined by a professional namely the guy that wrote the book on lincoln cents (guide to lincoln cents) for a possible new 1971-S variety and a regrade on the 1970-S at FS-030 overdate and the 5 1960-D SMall/Large Date namely the two that were already previously graded small over large date to see if they made a mistake on the originals or my order plus a partial refund of fees. I'

dumbear33

dumbear33

The trouble with ICG is ...

... its lack of transparency to collectors. The same can be said of ANACS. Both ICG and ANACS are good TPGs but they need to work on their relationship with collectors in order to garner any respect. I for one have been very disillusioned with ICG as I had lamented in my last post "To cross or not to cross..." ICG needs work on its web site, make it more interactive and informative to collectors. And most importantly, make available a population report, coin certification lookup, etc., to

FuzzyChaos

FuzzyChaos

Shocked and dismayed!

20 error coins submitted knocked Down! I'm totally in shock, I just heard the lamest escuse in the world from NGC. I sent in 20 lincoln cents various years for error submission along with FS number designations, two of which were cracked out but already certified through NGC but felt the grade should have been higher. Today the grades came thru with no designations plus utterly bashed and hammered on the grades were talking trash level. even the two cracked out didn't even make it. I call

dumbear33

dumbear33

Getting to know who's grading your Coins

I did this with PCGS & NGC and I feel it's time with these fine people,Don't get me wrong I'm not selling them to you good folk's .There all in the same feilds of dreams as we are. I just thought If we know who were dealing with it may make it a differents in who you choose. And yes I still use PCGS and NGC a lot. F.Y.IThe ICG Team Keith LoveC.E.O. and Senior Grader A native of Denver, Keith has been involved in the coin industry since he was 19. He attended the University of Colorado whe

Bill Gates

Bill Gates

To Mr. Michael W. Cooper and My Point

No" you didn't miss my point I just like to post coin shot's and ramdem pictures come up from my coin collections ,also they under the 75Kb they allow you to use. I guess I could have posted a ICG coin but I'm being open minded ,You'll notice I change the picture evey time I ask a question. That's all... ...... 1922 Peace

Bill Gates

Bill Gates

1954 Proof Double Die Dime?

Somebody smack me and say that I'm wrong! Alright, I have the cherrypickers book, and I have heard of the "thickness" in a double die, but have never seen one until now, and it's not listed. Now i've had these dimes for some odd 25+ years, and really haven't looked at them since I bought them. There once was an article in COINS magazine that said that the Roosevelt dime was going to go out of circulation (much like the talk of the penny going out) so that's why I bought these. Now afte

Skeester

Skeester

1954 Double Die Dime Date

PART 2, THE DATE Now here's a pic of the date. Sorry it's not the same same size as the normal pic, but let me describe what I see. On the doubled, there is an indent in the 5 to make room for the 4, and there is extra metal underneath the 4. You can't really see it in the pic (sounds like I'm doing a description for Ebay) but it is plain as day. It was good to have another 1954 proof to compare it too! Again, PLEASE let me know what you think! 1954date.j

Skeester

Skeester

Third Party Grading and who's Good and Who's Bad ?

Name the 5 top Grading Companies I just have to ask since eveyone in here seams to be very much into there Items that they have graded and I agree that some times you hand in what you feel is a top grading coin and when you get it back only to find and feel shorted on the grade. Now I'm sure there's many people in here that have there Favorites . I would like to hear eveyone Favorites and why ? and the pro's and Con's to the fact's. I have done a lot of reading on many Grading companies and to

Bill Gates

Bill Gates

RE: Third Party Grading and who's Good and Who's Bad ?

Top 4 in no particular order PCGS, NGC, ANACS, ICG... Now the question is, how do these 4 rank within the top 4? As much as I do business with NGC, I would have to say PCGS is still best known for being the hardest grader. Everyone will have their say and swear up and down about who is good and who is not...the thing to understand is that most people will base their "rankings" on personal good/bad experiences which may or may not properly represent each company. From my personal experienc

NumisGuard

NumisGuard

Help with GSA soft pack MC and MU cards Morgan CC

are these rare? Thanks for reading this. I have 2 1878 CC GSA Morgans in the soft blue envelope packages. Inside there is a card, MU is in the upper left hand corner and has some information about the coin. This same package also contains an MC card with more information about the coin.... Can someone give me some information about what these cards are for and what does the MC and MU stand for. Thank you wayne

Wayne C

Wayne C

Full Head SLQs, 1927 and 1927-D

Both the 1927 and the 1927-D are available in MS FH at what are very reasonable prices given their scarcity. I just double-checked (7/9/06) and Heritage Auction Galleries has a 1927 MS66 FH that can be bought for $2,200 (including buyer's premium). David Lawrence Rare Coins has a 1927 MS 64 FH that is in auction right now - next bid is less than $400. I bought my 1927 MS66 FH, NGC, December, 2005. I bought my 1927-D MS65 FH, PCGS, February, 2006 (see picture). In grades MS60 thru MS67, P

THREE MORE ADDED TO SET..PACIFIC ISLANDS

added three more to my High Seas signature set, these 3 are from Pacific Island countries..and yes..even a topless native girl... ok..not actually a native girl but a mermaid {they aren't native to where I live though}the stories of these countries are fascinating, but the theme is still SHIPS-thus the "High Seas" name, maybe in the future I will make a set dedicated to the female form..only coins with more than just a head..ala the St Gaudens, Standing Liberty quarter {bare and covered breast

jackson64

jackson64

A Bit Of History

Calling All Panda Coin Collectors Giant Panda, Ailuropoda melanoleuca The animal we all know (and love) as the panda, the cuddly-looking, lumbering, black-and-white creature, is properly known as the Giant Panda. Always a rare animal, it was considered by the Chinese to be a semi-divine creature during the second century. Currently classified as being a member of the Ursidae (bear family), zoologists have suggested that it has its own family (Ailuropodidae), as its feet, skull, jaws and tee

ROBERT K. TUTTLE

ROBERT K. TUTTLE

The first documented southern gold rip...

In 1799, twelve year old Conrad Reed was babysitting his younger siblings on his parents' farm near Charlotte, NC, when he discovered a 17 pound gold nugget... In 1799, twelve year old Conrad Reed was babysitting his younger siblings on his parents' farm near Charlotte, NC, when he discovered a 17 pound gold nugget along Little Meadow Creek. He showed the big yellow rock to his father, who could not identify it and used it a doorstop. Three years later, John Reed (the father) was informed that

RYK

RYK

1865 3CN JUDD-410 Pattern

1865 3CN Judd-410 ranks the same as a 1865 3CN Why is it that the 1865 3CN and the 1865 3CN judd-410 Pattern have the same point ranking? The J-410 pattern is MUCH rarer with only a total of 8 graded proof by NGC. Only 2 have been graded in proof cameo. Compare this to the Normal proofs that have a total of 175 graded by NGC. 1865 3CN F

bartlesvilleok

bartlesvilleok

hey chris your judd 3 cent is sweet but

you are lucky NGC let it be a registry coin. Afterall it's not legal tender and sometimes NGC won't let legal tender coins in such as error's. Take for example the 1990-s no S proof cent. It's a 10k coin but it gets a single point on the registry scale. Being an obvious error coin the 90 no S by ngc definition shouldn't be allowed at all. BUT it is a notable error coin and has recognition. NGC has allowed certain notable error coins be included in the registry some like the 90 no S get a

jmackeygator

jmackeygator

3 African Coins Added to Signature Set

a stunning coin from Zaire included..next installment will have 3 from Pacific Islands/Micronesia, including a topless native girl/ship coin..hmm might need censorship Well I am taking my time adding the coins for my High Seas signature set that I got back earlier this week.I have been adding them in groups..first an Australian 4 coin set "Voyages into History"...now I'm adding 3 coins from Africa, one from Zaire, the Dem. Rep. of Congo, and a South African penny...and next will be 3 from the

jackson64

jackson64