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NGC Journals

WHEN IN DOUBT-BODY BAG.

The body bags save our investment.   NGC and PCGS will not grade a questionable coin. This policy is the most important factor in protecting our investment. When I buy an NGC or PCGS graded coin I know it is guaranteed. If the grader isn?t sure, the coin must be rejected. This strict policy is reflected in the coin market. Your NGC or PCGS coin will always sell at a fair price because it is certified as the real thing.   1877-S 25C

Gregory Taylor

Gregory Taylor

RE: Do you want it fast or do you want it right??

If only you could guarantee this tradeoff... If only you could guarantee this tradeoff... I might buy it. However, the reality is that it could take a million days and still be inaccurate. These coins arent taking forever because NGC is taking extra time to look them over. They are taking extra time because they are sitting there waiting to be graded behind higher priority items... and once they do get to these coins (which are piling up) they will be so behind, I would doubt any additiona

NumisGuard

NumisGuard

TURNAROUND TIMES

AND HERES YOUR ANSWER! You need to quit your crying and thank GOD you live in AMERICA and have the FINEST coin grading company grading your coins. I would suggest your go on E-BAY and look for more coins to send in while you are waiting. Works for me

Dan Kozlowski

Dan Kozlowski

Turnaround times

So here's a question.... Is the current turnaround time what to expect if you send a coin in today? Or for all coins they have now? With the turnaround time for economy going up and up, are my coins ever going to be returned? I still have an order from 06/21 marked received... I was expecting early august based on their 30 day turnaround time...but within the last day or two they tacked on another 8 days. 38 days is excessive to say the least.

NumisGuard

NumisGuard

NGC Coin Grading, No Cameos?

Why not a cameo or deep cameo? Is it just me or is NGC getting completely strict on cameos? I just received a submission back from NGC. I was extremely dissapointed at the poor judgements of cameo and deep cameo. I received cameo's that looked a lot worse then those graded with out the cameo designation. Words cannot show the proof of these coins. I have pictures of cameo and non-cameo graded coins that make my point. Ask for some example pictures that I took. A picture of a 1963 1c PR6

Saltiel's Coins

Saltiel's Coins

Re:Ever had a slab go bad?

they will reslab the coin for 5.00 NGC doesn't grade the coin at all, they just reslab it. The thing with the older slabs that makes them popular is about the same as the old green holders from PCGS, people say that grading was tighter back in those days and the possibility of an upgrade is there (which in some cases can mean thousands of dollars). The old slab doesn't have any more value than a newer slab unless the coin inside is exceptional for the grade given and there is a possibility it

Bryan1315

Bryan1315

Ever had a slab go bad?

What to do now? I recently spent quite a lot of money on an older slabbed MS 62 from 1834. A great coin with though with a bit of a darker patina than might be in vogue now. About over night, I noticed three small dark smudges on the reverse side of the holder. The coin looks just the same as always. The darkness looks like it would if there had been three little pieces of scotch tape on the slab, but it is within the slab. Then below there are some smudges in the plastiic that look lik

DAJ

DAJ

The 1854-D $3 has a surprising survival percentage compared to other $3's

given its low mintage. Herein, I have included the survival percentage of all dates in the series, except the 1870-S, which has a survival percentage of 50% (two struck, one known survivor)! I offered the 54-D $3 as an example of a coin with a relatively high surviving population of a low reported mintage. Mr. Lustig countered: However, compared to other $3 gold pieces, the 54-D probably has a lower than average survival rate. And then RYK: Certainly the 54-D $3 has a lower survival ra

RYK

RYK

Growing up

There are points in the collecting career where you might stop for a moment to catch your breath and look at things differently, provided your inner compulsion to acquire coins doesn't blind you in the process. But that compulsion to acquire may remain and serve you well provided you allow yourself to maintain clarity of purpose. It's the tenacity to the clarity of purpose, the constant defining and re-defining your goals and how you go about them that gives you the chance to change within t

MikeKing

MikeKing

unique delaware

i need some help with pricing i have a delaware ngc graded ms67 pl anybody know an approximate value i should place on this coin as far as i know i have the only 1 in existance email me with any help at timward75@aol.com

timward75

timward75

Compradore, there's an easy answer to that.

The most you pay is for the shipping of the coins back to them. Call up NGC and explain the mistake, and they will simply ask you to send the coins whose labels they switched back to them - - make sure to include an explaining note and label the slabs as "technical errors". The most you pay is for the shipping of the coins back to them - - you may want to try and ask the billing office for credit on that once they correct their mistakes and send the slabs back to you.

Joethecoinguy

Joethecoinguy

What do you do when NGC incorrectly grades a coin?

They graded it a grade HIGHER than it should and called it a 5FS Jefferson when it has no steps at all... Oh well it does have the top one but that's about all. I sent in 2 jeffersons and they apparently switched grades on the coins, the one which had FS they labeled a no-stepper and the one with no steps they called a 5FS. Well I sent them some more money and sent both coins back for a re-grade. Damn, I can't beleive they gave the steps back to the one which had them but now I have 2 coins sl

Compradore

Compradore

INSTANT DEVALUATION

I have read about it, been warned to use extreme caution when.... buying from overseas. Now I know what I was being told, especially when buying U.S. coins from China. I purchased 3 Morgan Silver Dollars from my "chinese friend" on eBay. I figured other bidders weren't as trusting as me so the bidding was slow. It never occured to me the other bidders were just smarting than me. I'm pretty smart you see! Well I learned how smart I was. It took about 2 weeks for the coins to arrive. I couldn't

e-bay item number300011039798

is is worth more like this? this is a 2006-w proof 70 ultra-cameo 50.00 gold buffalo coin! its for sale right now on e-bay under mshamlet item number is 300011039798 gold buffalo coin. if anyone has some helpfull info on the value, please let me know. thanks, steve

mark s. hamlet

mark s. hamlet

anacs and James TAylor

JAmes is a man of his word! I have known James Taylor for the last 8 years and he made ICG. He will get things turned around at anacs and will do so quickly. If he tells you hes going to do something he does it period! I just got back a submition and even though it didnt grade as high as I wanted it was one of the fastest turn-arounds ever 7 days!! Give the man a chance and he will not let you down!

Ruth

Ruth

ANACS, James Taylor letter update

Received a telephone call from Mr. Taylor hisself I received a call from James Taylor last night. Apoligizing to me for the shoddy treatment that I had received from ANACS. He has made some promises and asked for another chance, to prove that changes are going to be made at ANACS. He is going to refund the overcharges made, and has made an offer for the lack of timely processing of my orders. He had been out of town for the week and had just seen my email. and called imediatly. He seemed

silver dollar

silver dollar

Buffalo $50 and other recycled 100 yr old designs

Teddy Roosevelt got the best artists of his day to redesign our coins. Why not do it again? I recently got my Buffalo $50 proofs. They're absolutely gorgeous. That said, I can't help but wonder why we keep seeing recycled designs. The Eagle bullion coins both have recycled obverse designs as well. Now, granted, the designs the Mint has chosen to reuse are some of the finest ever produced. I just wonder why they can't seem to muster the same type of artistic talent that Teddy Roosevelt got a ce

Tweed Collection

Tweed Collection

Trying

Trying to find things and then obtain things that are special, so some day, these things may be passed onto another who understands how they are special too. Please look at prior two posts on Construction and the other.  

MikeKing

MikeKing

American Hero ????

Lance Armstrong !!! I fail to see how this man qualifies as an American Hero. What act of bravery has this man done? Has he performed an act that so many others haven't? I ride my bike daily; sometimes over 25 miles at a clip, most times between 10-15. I have survived personal trials as well. So when do I get to sign some MS69 coins? My pen is at the ready and I'm sitting next to the phone waiting for NGC to call me. I would rather collect damaged, BB'd coins signed by our Nations Sold

Scott15

Scott15