NGC Journals

EVERYBODY CHECK YOUR 1961-P FRANKLINS!!!!

I just received a unopened roll of 1961 Franklin halves that I bought off ebay. Of course I opened the roll for full bell lines which there were 8 of them. Anyway I see some really strong Doubling on the obverse in the motto and date. All letters shifted down in the words "IN GOD WE TRUST" visable to the naked eye as well as very strong doubling of the 1961 in the date. In my roll were 14 very strong doubled coins 6 of these were full bell lines, these coins will be going to NGC this w

dumbear33

dumbear33

turn around times at NGC.

Good service @ NGC! It is my first journal entry here; and I would like to add my 2 cents to the discussion on turn around times at NGC. Recently, I have sent 1 CC GSA Morgan Dollar to be graded by NGC (It was my 12th coin submitted for grading with NGC). I was pleasantly surprised by their service. I sent my coin on 5/2/06 and received it back on 5/13/2006. I give NGC two thumbs up for the service (I like the grade too ). Peace. Jacek.

Jacek B.

Jacek B.

Gold ages better than platinum

Another story of ugly rubles A focus of my collection is the three ruble platinum coin, minted between approximately 1828 and 1845 ? though it seems many were minted after those dates. (It amazes me how many proof coins keep showing up.) These are about the size of a nickel and contain about a third of an ounce of platinum.As with gold, the price of platinum is soaring. I watch these coins on EBAY and am astonished at the prices. A trash coin, which the seller seemed to admit was worth litt

DAJ

DAJ

re: turn around times at NGC.

They took yours before mine! I submitted five orders, which they list as having been received on April 21. Three orders were processed promptly and returned like yours, but two are stuck on "scheduled for grading." One of the stuck orders is the one I have been waiting most anxiously for! And it was to have had prompt turnaround based upon coin quality. Maybe it has to do with using an order coupon. Or maybe some just have more clout.

DAJ

DAJ

Re: Re: NGC turnaround times

boy do youse guys get stuff fast I would greatly appreciate knowing at what level--tier--you submitted those coins....I have coins that they received on the 27th of april and they are noted as just "received"....and I have spent over 3,000.00 so far this yr. now I don't know if that's a lot or a little, but it is what it isdean

silver dollar

silver dollar

One Change I'd Like To See On Registry Scores

Isn't AU-58 better than AU-50? This topic has been bothering me for a while. Since NGC, PCGS and ANACS all grade AU coins with at least 4 levels (50, 53, 55 and 58), shouldn't regsitry scores reflect this. And also in VF and EF, they throu in 25, 35 and 45. So shouldn't someone who paid extra for a higher grade receive more points??? To me, it's the same as for the MS grades, a 63 will get less points than a 64 and so on. I can understand for modern coins (but to be fair, all should be treat

Certification deleted

?? In my April journal entry I mulled my options about what step to take in my numismatic quest. I had completed my Morgan Dollar registry set and, knowing I could never climb much higher in the ranks, was undecided in whether to upgrade or move on to another goal. I decided to work on upgrading those coins that wouldn't rush me to the Poor House. I've managed to slide a few coins up a grade or two. However, I've hit a snag. I recently purchased a nice 1885 NGC MS66 to replace a very nice PCGS

MarkW

MarkW

2 Super Ultra Cameo 69's added to my High Seas Signature Set

I had overlooked the 2 1992 Columbus Modern commems{half and dollar} while working on this collection..special thanks to "the coinguy" for sending me a kind reminder that I'd missed these.Many more world coins for this set are coming soon..as soon as I get them encapsulated..Lebanon,Zaire,China,Republic of Congo,Portugal.. This collection has really returned the fun of collecting for me. I enjoy finding beautiful coins with ship themes from around the world.It gives me a break from worrying ab

jackson64

jackson64

I know the reason!!!

Would you believe... Yes, my friends, I know the reason for the extra long turn around times at NGC. We have been told they grade about 100,000 coins per month. I was wondering.."Are there really that many coins to grade each month?" I looked to Ebay for answers. I ask you to do the same... At the Ebay home page do a search on NGC Waffle. You'd be surprised how many listings come up. THAT'S the answer... NGC is encapsulating so many waffled coins, they dont have time for the regular paying c

Re: I know (Not)

I know some of my nice Morgans are in body bags. Wait a minute, My morgan has a scratch on it, it is returned in a body bag, not a slab because it is altered after it left the mint, thats one ,wrong color same thing, no slab,but if I send in a waffle , I get slabbed, No way! whats next gold plated state quarters if you send in a 1,000.The T.V. guys can make thier own rules I guess. How about first smashed Waffel. O'well we will see.Have fun collecting,I do thats the point. best to you al

davidricher

davidricher

You're Kidding Right??????

Searched and Searched for Waffels, but... Ok, I'm too new at this to know if your serious or not...but it does take a long time to get my coins back from NGC, so now that I know the reason, I wanted to see for myself what all the waffeling is about...! I did the eBay search, now I suppose you're laughing right, no matter how many times I did it or what configuration of key words I used, I kept getting the same 7 listings. Now I'm convinced I not only know nothing about collecting coins, I don'

Re: you're kidding right

start by deciding which war...then what theater...then there side or ours....sounds right which war...mine...vietnam my fathers...ww2 the one in between...korea this ongoing one that we have been in for the last x yrs....the middle east the big one ...ww1 or the other big one the civil war then which side...ours or theirs, and which theirs so many questions...quite a few answers good luck and have fun silver dollar ebay=oshelt dean shelton silver dollar coins

silver dollar

silver dollar

FDR GOLDEN HEAD

FDR SILVER 10C WITH GOLDEN TONED HEAD. Reverse is golden rim toned. I also have a blond JFK from the same silver proof set. I received the set from the mint in 2002, no clue why it toned like this. 2002-S 10C

Gregory Taylor

Gregory Taylor

STAY FAR AWAY FROM ANACS!!!!!!

Ok first time ever coin submission sent to anacs to try them out. Sent in a proof silver set of 2005 11 coin back in mid march and just got them back today. After floating around in their facility for two months over half came back under PF65 with heavy damage and not a single coin over PF68. I carefully packed each and every coin individually and inspected for damage prior to being sent. I even heavilly padded the box in layers taping each coin flip to the layers of foam padding. So now $150+

dumbear33

dumbear33

Re:how can i tell the diff

they came in US Millennium Coinage and Currency Sets they came in US Millennium Coinage and Currency Sets which had the silver eagle, the sacagawea dollar and the $1.00 bill from the year 2000 in the set. Hope this helps, here is a picture of the set from a auction on ebay

Bryan1315

Bryan1315

Red faced Roosevelt Dime

Rudolph the Red Nosed Dime I have a 2000 S silver Proof Roosevelt dime that the face has turned a rich rust RED color and Roosevelt's nose is really red. It is still in the original Mint proof case and came with a silver proof set. The raised areas (primarily the head) including the lettering has turned this Deep color while the cameo portion is 100% like normal. This seems strange to me. The picture is a scan and has some trash on the scanner and on the plastic case that the coin is in.

Lamar

Lamar

Why Doesn't NGC Have British Empire Registry Sets?

New and popular Registry sets (maybe). British gold coins are becomming more popular everyday. Most of the dates from 1902 through 1932 from the seven mints were considered bullion, now they are trading at more than 50% over melt especially mint state certified pieces. Would be nice to have date sets of Victoria, Edward VII, George V and Elizabeth II Maybe throw in the two 20 franc Swiss sets and the 10 franc set.

Siegfried89

Siegfried89

re: whats going on ..

i to have a coin graded and slabed that is not regestering as anything. it is a 2003 s$1 american heroes edition jessica lynch pcgs. the number on it reads: 72318137 it is a graded silver eagle but it wont add to my collection regester. if it is not going to go on i think they need to buy back coin.

ant11

ant11