NGC Journals

Walked on the Kalamar Nykel..ship from reverse of 1936 Delaware Commem on Saturday

Got to combine my 2 greatest hobby/interests...sailing ships and coins... Here in Maryland we have a long great history in both numismatics{ever heard of a guy named Eliasburg?}and ship/sailing.On saturday I went to the annual "Tall Ship Festival" up the road in Annapolis and was delighted to find that along with the Schooner Sultana..Delawares Kalamar Nykel...the ship depicted on the reverse of the Deleware 1936 Commemorative Half..was also docked there. To make things even better we were all

jackson64

jackson64

re: banknote1's 14-S

now I'm not normally into toned coins, BUT buddy, that is one beautiful coin. And as far as its value...priceless. because it's yours. and I sure wish it was mine...and I don't collect Buff's if I had that one, I'd have to start....what a beauty

silver dollar

silver dollar

1914-S again!

My suspicions were right afterall! I received an e-mail from my friend who lives on the left coast! S.F. dealer sent 100 pre screen Franklin's. Only 9 made grade! My dealer friend has "gone to the beach"! That was his term for sending everything to PCGS. He told me that the last time NGC did this(tightened up) he stayed away for 6 months. Just got back 3 of my NGC registry coins today from NGC. One was sent for the Variety plus. I wanted the FS# put on the holder. This involved a crossover

BankNote1

BankNote1

Buffalo Herd

Herd of buffaloes I'm a FNG here...just joined although I've been at it since Pres. Johnson. I joined NGC mainly because of the multi-coin holder. I want to do a 3-coin set called the Buffalo Herd. I have a 1913-P MS-65(nice even nickel color and luster), and I just bought the 2006-W Unc. bullion 24 kt $50 (boy, that's a mouth full). All I need to find is the Unc 2001 Buff commemorative.    

renman95

renman95

NGC TOP DOG 1969-P Quarter

1969-P MS67 I sent in twenty coins recently of Susan B's and 1969 - 1985 quarters, After very impressive results from grading most above MS66 with several making MS67 including the one and only NGC graded MS67 1969-P washing quarter with none higher in other words TOP DOG. Ever feel like yelling out to the world with joy? Its just really satisfying that all of your hard work searching through literally hundreds of coins just to find the perfect coin or coin's that appeals to you. I love

dumbear33

dumbear33

My 1914-S NGC MS65 Buffalo Nickel

Sending the coin in for a re-grade let greed get the better of me! I purchased, what to me the, is the nicest looking Buffalo Nickel I have ever seen! Even sending it to NGC didn't worry me at all. I just knew the coin was a "no question" MS66 or MS67 *STAR*! Well the NGC graders didn't think so as I got back my 1914-S in a MS65 labeled holder. Instead of being happy about my new $2,000.00 beauty I was shocked. How on earth could they blow it so bad! The NGC graders must be blind in one eye an

BankNote1

BankNote1

1924 S MS60 NGC - UPDATED 06-27-06

Should I grab it??? Hi, went to the shop today. Dealer pulls out 5 Peace Dollars - all NGC graded. I bought the 1923 D MS63 and noticed the 1924 S MS60 NGC. I went home to do some research... Seems like I should grab this one. He put it in the dislay case.... it was still there today... thoughts??? help??? Well..... I grabbed it. Turns out it was a super buy too. I paid 165.00 for it.... WOW - love it.... going back for more  

Wayne C

Wayne C

Well that didn't last long!

From Q.C. to the dumpster! I thought I would have a long wait in the Q.C.que? Well in one day I am at the F/I/S/! The coins were hit hard by NGC this time. I had one PCGS Buffalo that wouldn't even cross!?? Two did cross at the same grade though! I thought (still do) that two of the coins were a shoe-in for an upgrade! NGC sure has tightened up their grading of Buffalo Nickels lately! I am going to try to adjust my brain to their new standard! I wish NGC would anounce when they have tightened

BankNote1

BankNote1

Part III-Return to Collecting

Auction results, Conders and "Hot Rod" Lincolns I had opted to use Teletrade to ease back into the sell side of the auction market with the minimum of work. My goal was to stay ?cost neutral? by selling off any of the coins I may have accumulated that don?t fit into one of my active collecting categories. In addition to my consignment of 13 ?old PCGS slabs? (which some collectors seem to like for their upgrade possibilities), my dad added the 1934 ?wrong metal? cent which he found in his chang

Yarm

Yarm

NGC's definition of QC

or it could be..... I once asked NGC why my coins were hung up in QC so long and this is the answer I got.....that term covers a lot of different actions..actual QC...a review of the paper inserts to verify they match....and the actual encapsulation of the coins...and prep for shipping....at least that's what they told me

silver dollar

silver dollar

QUALITY CONTROL!

QUALITY! a characteristic or attribute; degree of excellence; high standard. That's want I want from NGC! QUALITY CONTROL! a system of assessing and maintaining the quality of manufactured products. Coin collecting is a HOBBY, I'm not concerned about the time! It's the QUALITY that I want! HAVE A GREAT DAY!

Clay

Clay

HERMAN'S COIN

1900-P Morgan Dollar: Obverse polished; scratch accross cheek; average wear. -Eye Appeal: virtually none -Value: $10.00 -Memories: Priceless!!!!!Herman was my Dad. He passed on 6 years ago. Dad was never a coin collector, but he was a great encourager of his son to try anything that he really wanted to do. I have great memories of him teaching me to ride a bike; catch a baseball (that one got me a black eye); to fish.Through all these years, I can remember that Morgan Dollar on Dad's belt

"Long Live The President: GW dot scrip Ignurual George Washington Button

Hi Obtained this button a few months back,I understand that there is only 14 in the world to date of which 13 are brass and one is copper plated,This one is also copper plated and I'm looking to sell. The last known finding on this second to the rarest was found in 1950 and before that it was 1882 at a auction. Any input would help greatly as I feel this belongs in the hand of someone with the history backing. You can contact me at Gates.BillGates@Gmail.Com and sorry I'm just another bill gat

Bill Gates

Bill Gates

Father's Day Thoughts

My Dad used to take me to coin shows at the Roosevelt Field mall the second Saturday of the month back in the early 1970's.... I used to save up my allowance and buy BU silver dollars for $3 to $5 each, which was a lot for a kid in those days. My Dad would help me pick out the coins, and then bargain with the dealers to get me a better price. I was thinking of that today, as I reflected on how much I miss my Dad, who died 18 years ago. Last week, I bought myself an 1864 Seated Dollar for my

Tweed Collection

Tweed Collection

More Father's Day Thoughts

A MPC? from WW2 I hope everyone doesn't mind another collector who is missing his dad on father's day. Dad's been gone 26 years this December, but sometimes I can feel him still with me. I've told about the 1900-O Morgan that I have now, that he saved. I asked mom a couple of weeks ago if she knew why he would have kept that particular date, and she couldn't think of any reason. Maybe the reason is when I look at it, I think of him. I know back when I was a kid (grade school and junior high)

PCGS RIPOFF

NEW KENNEDY VARIETIES Well I guess its time to dedicate all of my coins to NGC for grading from now on. I sent in several 1976-D Kennedy's with 9 stars under independence hall instead of the usual 13 for PCGS mint error submission back in february of this year. I waited patiently until two weeks ago and then made a call to PCGS to check on the errors to see why they haven't been finished since almost two months have since past. I was given absolutely nothing but excuses and was promiss

dumbear33

dumbear33

An Earlybird Submission Miracle!

Must be the world's record time for getting a coin graded and back home from NGC! On June 3rd I mailed ANACS #686057 to NGC for "Earlybird" grading! June 12th I opened a registered package from NGC with NGC #2508704-001! How about only nine days for Earlybird grading including mailing time!!! The piece is also a "small D" 1934-D Buffalo Nickel! The U.S. Mint in 1933 went to a smaller "D" mintmark. This is why you can find both the "small" and the newer "large" mintmarks on all the U.S. Denve

BankNote1

BankNote1