NGC Journals

Agreeing With The Coin Guy

Morgans, Morgans everywhere I have found out the hard way, and I agree with The Coin Guy's journal that we can't collect everything. So I'm sticking with my Morgan dollars, at least until I get to the ones over $5000. I'm gonna try getting more images on here, as soon as I get better with my digital cam. Also trying to keep working on my Wild Wild West Signature set. I'm enjoying it as much as my Morgans.  

Conservation

To conserve or not to conserve? Being new to this organization, making the call on what to submit and what not to submit can be hard. There are coins you just like that you think you might want to submit to NGC. But then you hear of the conservation service. Anybody got any experience with this one? Apparently you submit a coin to NGC with a PS that if this cannot be graded, you would like it conserved and then graded if possible. Or you just have it conserved. What to do? When is

DAJ

DAJ

RE: Conservation

Just last week we found an 1806 ... Draped Bust One Cent piece in AG condition in some of my wife's grandmother's belongings (the Colleen from my 1896 mint set and my Morgan set). It does not have a great monetary value but the sentimental value is priceless. I think the coin can be NGC graded as it has no corrosion or other significant damage, but should it be conserved and given a details grade instead? Take a look and see what you think? 1806 Drape

VUMC4091

VUMC4091

Twenty Cent pieces

Finding nice looking, fully-struck 20-cent pieces is a lot harder than I thought. I figured it's an interesting, oddball denomination and a short series (only 4 years), so how hard could it be? Well, after looking at a LOT of poorly struck pieces, I really appreciate the details in William Barber's design even more than before, especially the feather detail on the eagle. The next time you're at a coin show, just try to find a 20-cent piece with good detail at the tops of both wings, and you'll

Tweed Collection

Tweed Collection

Finaly Done

I am finaly finished and added pictures to my Morgan Silver Dollars 1878-1921, One-Per-Date collection After amost a year I am finaly done with my Morgan Silver Dollars 1878-1921, One-Per-Date collectin including pictures now the upgade can begin :-) Thanks NGC for registry and tight grading :-) http://www.collectors-society.com/registry/coins/PeopleSetDetail.aspx?PeopleSetID=15236

Prdola

Prdola

Nevada Silver Collection

can anyone tell me? I recently purchased a walking liberty 50 cent that was graded as being from the Nevada Silver Collection...come to find out, they were investors and dealers with the same name ( duh, yes I am blonde ) , and although a very eye appealing coin, who in the world is nevada silver collection, and how are they able to place it on a slabbed and graded coin? thank, Jeni

Jeni

Jeni

Trading Nevada Silver tokens for Morgan Dollars

My coin dealer trades 12.00 dollars for my 10.00 dollar gaming tokens...       I trade these tokens for raw Morgans from my local coin dealer. I get the tokens from the "Silver Strike" slot machines in Nevada. The tokens are paid out from the machine rather than quarters, so your less likley to spend them on more gambling. So far I've gotten ten Morgans back from NGC-fantastic! Average grade has been MS64. Reno, anyone?

Challenger393

Challenger393

GRADING TIME

Less than 30! Sent my latest coins to NGC on 10 March 2006, and received them back 3 April 2006! Two PF70 UC's, Five PF69 UC's, one MS-69 !Thanks NGC you contuine to make my day!

Clay

Clay

Statehood Quarters...The FACTS Please!

West Virginia Die Cracks.... Can someone, and I'm sure many, hopefully many, willl respond to this question. What are the facts pertaining to the die cracks in the statehood quarters(WV & CO)? I've read that they're only in the proofs. Then watching the hillbilly coin guys from west Tennessee, I saw them selling WV MS die cracks. 64's going for like $150, 67's going for $650 NGC graded. Are the die cracks found in both proof and circulated quarters for Wset Virginia? Thanks..........

Solby-migration

Solby-migration

New Additions to My "High Seas"Signature Set..with 2 freshly graded Pf70 UC's!!!

Gorgeous new ships,hologram coin, bi-mettalic,euro and much more in this ship-dedicated topical signature set.. Was ecstatic to get my World Coin submissions back from NGC today.I was reluctant to take these from their original mint packaging because it was packaged so well.Gorgous velvet lined, gold leafed, authenticity certificates, molded cases..etc etc..just wonderful presentation cases in themselves. I wanted to add them to my signature set though and needed certification from NGC for tha

jackson64

jackson64

Making progress

The SLQ series is tough! Added one more to my set, last week....1930 MS67FH..very nice coin with details and luster...I also managed to post some pictures, albeit not very good. I'm not sure I realized how tough the Standing Libertys in MS would be. I'd better hunker down, 'cause it looks like I'm in for a long hunt. On the bright side, when this is completed, I will really have accomplished something.....scr 1917-S-SLQ

roelsports1

roelsports1

I love 1996 w dimes.

2 w mint mark dimes in the same package. ive been collecting 1996 w mint mark dimes for some time now , as well as lots of other coins, but i always seem to purchase these dimes,, well i came across a seller not long ago , he had a 1996 mint set , and when i opened it , there were the normal coins,, the certification and all other normal stuff,, then i pulled out the tiny package that holds the 96 w dime,, and to my disbelief , there were 2 w dimes in it. i added a picture so you could all see

NGC Coin Values

NGC V. PCGS I too have been curious about the pricing of NGC coins. I have asked people who have been in the business for numerous years. They have all told me that NGC are not as strict in their grading as PCGS. I also hear that a lot more new coins are going to NGC. That being said, it appears to be a seller's market. I do appreciate the two leaders of the "slab" community grading coins. It really helps out the Investors/Collectors. Of course the old adage about buying the coin, not

Indiana Apostle

Indiana Apostle

re: SGS PF-70s

YGWYPF... "I think SGS guarantees that everything you send them comes back MS70. Why waste all that time sorting, or even looking at your coins for submission? Just send them to Star Grading Service. Judging by Ebay - they seem to be doing a BANG up business."   -- That's kinda sad, really... New collectors who don't know any better think they're getting a bargain. Except that later on, they'll find that their SGS PF-70 isn't really worth much (or anything at all). -- I think that esta

Allan C Ong

Allan C Ong

I got it 1893 P Morgan

It came home today Hi, I finally paid it off. It is mine. MS 63 NGC Graded Key date beauty THis is the highest graded Key date morgan I own. My local dealer put this aside for me and I paid it off TODAY! 93p-close.

Wayne C

Wayne C

Week One

My first week in graded coin collecting... Today ends my first week of graded coin collecting. I'd been collecting coins for some time now. Mostly gold eagles. A few platinum. A set of silver eagle proofs. Nice coins, but other than the rising monitary value, it wasn't really that interesting. I had seen slabbed coins, of course, but never took much interest in them. And back a few months ago, I started selling part of my collection of gold eagles. Since buying them, they had risen

InfoSciCo

InfoSciCo

Thank You NGC!

Quality! Quality! Quality! It's been over two years now that I've been submitting coins to NGC. The Customer Service people have been very outstanding! If you have a problem they fix it!! THANKS! The graders have been great, I'm not so concerned about the time, what I want is quality. I just ask that my coins be graded on what they are and not some curve or percentage. THANKS!

Clay

Clay

Final Piece to the Collection

Is it worth it? Well, I got to my mailbox today with eager anticipation of an arrival that would complete my first Registry Set. I was so excited to get that final coin. The coin that I knew I was paying too much for. But I needed that final piece of plastic slabbed silver to put the final touch on my first collection. I opened the package carefully and there it was. I booted up the computer and went to the Collectors' Society web site. My heart was racing. "This is it." I said to mys

Indiana Apostle

Indiana Apostle

Grading Gripes?

Live and Learn! In some of my previous journal entries, I?ve done my share of beefing about the long wait only to receive ?body bags? containing coins that wouldn?t grade. My ?contributions? to NGC have paid for a lunch or two in Sarasota. When I joined The Collector?s Society last fall, I was new to the ?graded, slabbed coin? thing. Basically, for the 40-something years I had leisurely collected coins, coins came in plastic flips, cardboard flips, or totally naked (ready to fill a spot in

MarkW

MarkW

Grading Gripes: By MWIT

Altered Surfaces - maybe/maybe not. But if you are really, really confident the coin is correctly graded and it has no altered surfaces, then you should have no problems cracking it out and submitting raw to PCGS or NGC.   My personal philosophy is: "Buy the coin, not the holder, provided the coin is in an acceptable holder."The picture submitted by MWIT only shows the obverse, and perhaps the alteration is on the reverse? Even so, it is hard to tell without having coin in hand, but is it p

kimocoins-migration

kimocoins-migration