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NGC Journals

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

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

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

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

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

"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

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)

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

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

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

NOTHING'S HAPPENING WITH THE SCORE DISCREPANCY

1963 "TOP POP" coins scores are whacked out. A 1963 cent graded by NGC as MS67RD only scores a 237 with a tiny population of 4 in that grade, but a 1963 dime graded by NGC as MS67 scores 437 with 217 existing. Does that make any sence to you? Me either. I zipped of a little suggestion to the powers that be, but I'll bet nothing will ever be done about this one. 1963 NGC 0

dleonard-3

dleonard-3

A Tale of Two Norwebs

A neat post by TomB on toning and value got me reminiscing. I didn't attend the Norweb sales in '87 and '88 but the coins and the catalogues were spectacular! Many of the Norweb coins appeared afterwards at shows and in dealer inventories but some of the pieces were destined to be tucked away for a long time in some very nice collections. At the time, I was putting together a proof type set and came across this line in a dealer's lengthy inventory: "$1 1838 PR65". Really? (I had a thing for

Yarm

Yarm

WHAT A RUSH >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

I've reached the top of the Mount and the view from here is just great! What a rush a got when I had in my hand the final piece of the six coin 1991 Mount Rushmore comemmorative collection. The coin, the 1991-D 50c piece, NGC graded and certified 'MS 70' Cert # 1956749-003). I noted in my previous journal entry that I've been searching a very long time for this 'jewel' to complete the series. I now own the entire set all graded either MS 70 / PF 70 UCAM. Do I sould like I'm glowing with utter

To cross or not to cross.

Oh! Those pre-registry days, and I was swept away by the turbulence that ICG had brought to the calm seas of TPGs. It was the time before registry sets, long long ago, that ICG came into the TPG scene, with their promise of independent and fair grading. I was swept away by the storm ICG had brought to the calm of TPG seas. So I ended up acquiring a lot of high grade ICG coins. But today, I am dissappointed by their lack of transparency. No population report, no registry. I still hear some

FuzzyChaos

FuzzyChaos