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NGC Journals

Numismedia pricing

Is anyone else having problems with the Numismedia pricing coming out blank? My inventory listing on my coins have no value listed anymore. Is Numismedia updating their prices or has this feature gone south?

DHToomey

DHToomey

Worth the Wait

shipping from out of country can be slow and worrisome.. Just received a coin I ordered a while ago from Canada.Sometimes I order coins from out of the US and it's always the same...it takes a while longer to get here, and I start wondering/worrying after about 10 days.Anyhow, I don't collect many complete series of Modern Issues..there are just too many to keep up with them all. I do look forward to the Canadian "Tall Ships" coin series that now has 2 coins in it....but like the shipping, it

jackson64

jackson64

US Penny

I read in the paper the other day and I gusee there going to change the penny in 2009. all the more reason these pennys will be worht even more. I guess that's a good thing ? What's your thought's ? ?? 2001-D_S$1

Bill Gates

Bill Gates

1854 NGC AU 58 SEATED QUARTER ERROR IN COIN WORLD JULY 3.

Previously unreported error in July 3 Collectors' Clearinghouse.   My 1854 NGC AU 58 Seated Quarter was included in the July 3 Collectors? Clearinghouse. Eric von Klinger, who writes the column, said the error was a ?retained cud.? He said the error was not listed in The Cud Book, nor in Larry Briggs? book on Seated quarters. The error is apparent in the attached photo along the word UNITED.   1854 REV 2

Gregory Taylor

Gregory Taylor

Re: First Strikes

Coin World accidentally exposed the harsh truth..... In a previous issue of Coin World ( I am sorry I don't recall which one...about a year ago) in an article about first strikes, the author indicated that the die pair life was around 1000 coins. They stopped short of calling First Strike Programs fraud, but at best it is Marketing Marketing Marketing. If the actual die pair life were even 10,000 coins. You can be sure that coins minted in the first 30 days of production run the entire gambit

Chris C. Curry

Chris C. Curry

Re: First Strike

Wrong answer Munkey... ... I would have PM'd you the following information, but as you have contact from me turned off, guess I have to answer this way. The US Mint has a first strike "program". Coins struck within the first 30 days, regarless of the number, are considered first strike coins. Coins released from the mint during this time have papers issued from the mint stating it is a first strike coin. The grading service (PCGS & NGC) MUST have this paperwork in order to label the co

RE: First Strike

Well... By first strike, the major TPG's are assuming that by being first release coins, they were the very early ones made on the dies. It is a rather large assumption on their part. To be more accurate, the TPG's should name the early coins 'First Release' rather than First Strikes, because how do they know? They don't. They are simply stating that the particular coin labeled first strikes was recieved by them within the first 30 calendar days of the release of the coin. This prevents coins

Munkyman951

Munkyman951

First Strike Buffalo from the Mint

I missed something please explain the reason you can state that the Mint Buffalo $50 proof is a First Strike. Does the accompaning paperwork state this? And excactly what are the requirments for the strike to be considered First Strike? Is it the accual first strike on a set of dies? And only that strike. Or is it the first 100 or 1000 strikes on a set of dies. Inquiring minds want to know.....at least I do dean shelton silver dollar

silver dollar

silver dollar

Gold Bullalo $50 Coin

Fantastic, no, better than that..I just received my Buffalo $50 dollar coin from the mint and two addional UC from a Bullion dealer. These are beautiful coins. To top it off the mint issue is a first strike. . . Nobody here to share my excitement with. I plan on sending them in for grading. . . it that wise with coins like these or should I just let them stand on their own beauty? Somedays, this is just the best hobby, other times a get a load of rejects from NGC, I check my wallet and fin

Under Construction

You get an idea and it changes into another as you go away from it, the need for cohesion forces the issue.   Thus it is so with my type collections and my precarious bank account. Getting an idea that seems to come from within and coming to terms with the financial assets at hand to work with sometimes makes this more depressing, and on the other hand, more enthusiastic when you see that others can read your stuff. So this imparts a sense of responsibity to produce something that has meaning.

MikeKing

MikeKing

RE: The trouble with ICG is ...

I agree with most of your points... The ICG website looks very cheaply done, and quite mediocre. I also agree that ICG as a company isn't very collector-friendly. What made ICG rush to the top, then? I mean in order for most people there's NGC, PCGS, ANACS, and then ICG. How did ICG somehow surpass all of the other Mom & Pop grading services to become #4? I liked PCI's idea about the photographs of the coins included in the slab. Should they be surpassed almost immediately by ICG? Sure ICG

Munkyman951

Munkyman951

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

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

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

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: 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

RE: to BankNote1

If it's true that ICG is not noted yet as the number #1 Grading I refer you to the blog of Shocked and dismayed! (123 views) Posted: 7/11/2006 12:55:52 PM by "dumbear33" 20 error coins submitted knocked Down! ,I would gather it would be the same as with PCGS and I guess he'll try another Company...2005 First

Bill Gates

Bill Gates

If what Bill says about ICG is true...

Then how on earth did I buy a 1937-D MS67 Buffalo for only $125.00 on eBay? As Bill's blog goes ICG has a number of "Expert" graders!?! They all may be jam up and jelly tight for all I know! One thing I do know is, it is hard to sell a ICG coin. I can sell coins raw easier than ICG graded stuff. As for the '37-D Buffalo nickel I purchased for $125.00 off of eBay(I was the only bidder)I plan to try to re-sell it if I can. That is unless the coin looks to be a true MS67 then it will be flyin

BankNote1

BankNote1

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