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grading

just adding to posts. i am a gia gg student( gemologist through gia) i used to have a local jeweler grade my diamonds and such, but then i found through my school that "any1 can grade or appraise, there is no law saying u have to have a cert." this is true but there are people out there that have taken courses and many grading practices b4 being cert. appr. i joined ngcs collectors corner due to there grading ability.ngc and pcgs are the top known grading services.meaning (i hope)that they

ant11

ant11

im going crazy!!!!!

my peace collection is almost complete.... i say almost cause the darn 1928 p price is just off the charts!! have every single darn coin but that 1. i have looked everywhere i know of and cant find a good looking coin(in my mind). trying to locate a ms60 1928 p ungraded coin, will pay 375 pluss all shipping needs. or i have a couple gsa cc morgans for trade. can any1 locate for me or if they have will they sell?

ant11

ant11

I Feel I Must Speak Out!

There comes a time in the affairs of men, when we must take the bull by the tail and face the situation. -- W. C. Fields I have been reading the journal articles concerning grading and turnaround time, and I've decided it's time for me to put in my 2 cent piece. :-) I truly feel that possibly all of us, we as customers and NGC as professional graders, are both right and wrong. Please let me explain. First let me say, that I'm probably a mellow and laid back person. I've finally have learne

1894 S - NGC MS62 - IT HAS A NEW HOME

Paid it off today And when I got to the shop.... Hi, I paid off my 1894-S NGC MS62 Morgan today. I am so happy. Added it to my collection of Morgan dollars.....and after I paid it off the dealer says to me, "Here, take a look at these". More Morgans. Here is the list 1885 CC MS64 NGC 1889 O MS63 NGC 1898 S MS62 NGC 1887 S MS62 PCGS with some nice toning I love the CC Morgans so you can guess which one is coming home with me next time. I have posted a picture of the 1894 S

Wayne C

Wayne C

Body Bag 2

End of an Era I had the pleasure of talking with The President of NGC Rick Montgomery on April 21. We discussed several issues. Although there was no resolution to these issues, it was nice of him to take time to chat with me. I would like to share my thoughts on this conversation. Mr Montgomery is well spoken and affable. It is clear to me that he is committed to NGC. For those of you that will continue to use their services, you should know they receive and grade 100,000 coins a month. A

wigglebutts

wigglebutts

A Different Item For the Wild, Wild West Set

You can teach old dogs new tricks... ...or in this case, an old dog can find another fascinating facet of our hobby.I was browsing on Teletrade, and found a "So-Called Dollar" medal. Evidently it was issued to commemorate (according to the auction description) the 1898 Trans-Mississippi Exposition, which was held in Omaha. On the front is a left facing female bust.However, it's the reverse which makes this medal fit into my Wild, Wild West set. The reverse shows a mounted Indian (I would assume

re : BU - RedBook

BU starting on MS60 In my opinion BU is starting on MS60,61 Choice BU 62,63,64 GEM BU 65,66 REDBOOK is just the a guide because it is printed ahead of time and the price of silver and some of the coins is changing daily. I think Numis media and PCGS price guide is much better and accurate.

Prdola

Prdola

pcgs pricing...

wow are the silver eagles reg strike realy worth as much as pcgs says? i have 2 whole sets and 1 half set. i get these at a local store for 15$ apc regardless of date. and how long does it take to get the 5 free grading cupons?i have been saving to get things graded and cant untill i get thos to save a lil money. also what is the best grading teir to get a set of peace dollars graded? thank u all for the warm welcomes and help.if you need any questions anwsered about gems let me know that is

ant11

ant11

Re: Body Bag

Don't expect an email response. Don't expect an email response, wigglebutts. There is little line of communication between NGC and its customers. And when they are wrong, do not expect any communication whatsoever. That has been my experience, I am sorry to say.

walt666-migration

walt666-migration

RE: PCGS pricing

The price in for PCGS certified coins PCGS price guide reflect PCGS certified coins. Some dealers sell MS69 eagles graded by them or some other company (NNC, PCI CCGS etc..) but if you resubmit them to PCGS they might come back as 67 or 68. So there is the price difference. And I am sure if somebody buying certified silver egale they do not pay exact the price but usualy less.  

Prdola

Prdola

what is bu?

? in the skale: au ms60,......where does the bu come in? is it better than ms69. and gsa morgans being that mine say unciculated does that make them ms67+?

ant11

ant11

Registry set of Morgans

Those CC Dollars help Just started my Registry set of Morgan Dollars. I am going to try and keep 95 percent of the set mostly MS64 to MS66. I have included some PL and DPLs'to the set. I am not an investor that is going to sell the set when it is completed, but hand it down to my grand-daughter. After adding two Carson City Dollars to the set, I have moved up to 196 with 12 percent of the set completed. Will get the the rest of the CCs' soon. Hope to add an MS64 1893 to the set next week, but

regandon-migration

regandon-migration

found a nice peice

in my search to finish my collection.... i notice 1 auction on ebay out of 12000 some listings a 1964 peice silver dollar proof. now im not 1 to collect proof coins outside of the sets.but being that this is a big key coin event happening i had to have it for my collection of peace dollars. my question would be. being that the accual coin was never curc. (or none sevived) servived , just emagine working @ the mint when the coins where made. did not 1 person not (yoink) a coin or 2? why did n

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ant11

I think I got the bargain of a lifetime

A "TOP POP" NGC 1963 MS67 cent with only 4 existing, and I got it for a steal. I was checking my eBay favorite searches when I noticed something way down at the bottom in one of the fixed price listings. It was a 1963 Cent graded by NGC as MS67RD. The "BUY IT NOW" price was $219.95. I knew I wanted one for my registry set, but I didn't have any idea what it was really worth so I got onto the Collector's Society website and checked the population report. It told me that there are only 4 exi

dleonard-3

dleonard-3

Body Bag

Art colorization Well, well, well. I received my 1931S Lincoln back from NGC in a body bag. Curious as this coin had a strong strike, full luster and virtually devoid of bag marks. They provide art colorization as the rationale. WTF this coin has uniform color (maroon) on the obverse and reverse. I contacted them and to please review this coin before returning it to me. I had checked the website for my status early in the morning and it was still in QC. AT 800am I find it has been finalized.

wigglebutts

wigglebutts

NGC Community - I am One

Joined NGC I finally signed up as an ANA associate member of NGC. I have been wanting to do this for a while but just kept procrastinating. Well consider it done. Now for me to get my Crown Collection organized and entered in my Registery. My initial main three sets will be: #1 - World Coins - Gold #2 - Morgan Dollars of the New Orleans Mint #3 - World Coins - Other

Silvereagle82

Silvereagle82

GOOD NEWS .....OR BAD?

AS THE PRICE OF SILVER AND GOLD CONTINUES ON THE INCREASE, HOW LONG BEFORE COINS START DISSAPPEARING FOR THERE MELT VALUE??? Now, I know that collectors are not going to have their high end coins melted down. But what about those who have a hoard of coins stashed away that were collected in a jar over the years. Or those who were handed down a cigar box of coins and have no idea that a rare/collectable coin may be included. I really get concerned when metal prices skyrocket. I just know that f

SJM III

SJM III

Added a few more

Creeping up I added a few more 67FH's to my SLQ collection today. 1917-D Type Two; 1919;1924; 1925..I believe these were part of a registry set that was recently sold..all are beautiful coins, and I will post pictures etc. when I receive them...scr 1919_25C_O

roelsports1

roelsports1

New Signature Set

21st Century Type Coins! OK, so the set is a little boring right now, I mean it only comprises six years worth of coinage. But if there can be 19th century and 20th century type sets why not start a 21st century set? I feel almost guilty leaving out the 1999 state quarters. My real dilemma is, should I include the 1st Lady gold coins when the presidential dollar coin series begins? Any thoughts on that?

R. Gasparinetti

R. Gasparinetti

booo hooo ! cant finish collection

my gsa collection is out of the picture due to prices on the gsa morgan silver hoard cost.i must resign from my morgan collecting.i will continue with my silver eagles,peace dollars,and proof sets. i have a posting selling all my morgans from collectors book,including 2 cc mints(smokyant2000) also i have 1882,83,84 gsa morgans in box and 1 out of box for collectors only!!!!!!!! meaning collectors society. if you have any peace..... i have those morgans to bargan with:) i cant wait to g

ant11

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