You have to read the rest of the story to find out...
I received the email today, that my coins have been shipped. NGC received my coins back on February 13th, so that is only 30 calandar days and if you take out the weekends make it only 22 "business" days. This is well behind the NGC stated turnaround time of 29 days that was posted when they received my coins.
Not wanting to be one that always gives a thorn, because I have grumbled in the past about delays... this time is different. The t
Just goes to show what happens when you throw a date out there...
Thank you Mr. Cooper for the cointest...I mean contest...either way. Wish I could do the same for other collectors. As of now, all my high grades go into hiding for my twin boys till they grow up, or daddy goes into eternal sleep! Which ever comes first! (I'm hoping they will grow up first, so I can at least tell them about the coins that I have for them). This will be one of those coins. My boys will be pretty set... but I
Oh baby, we are getting close....
Things moved fast this week in the coin grading world. my coins went from "Received" to "Scheduled for grading" to "Quality Control" which means they should ship very soon.
The bad news... No more guesses on the date I will receive my email saying the coins are shipped. I will notify the winner as soon as I get that email.
I cant wait to get my coins back... like a kid waiting to rip open a package on Christmas morning.
Good luck to all who submitted gu
They are 81 and 82 years younger than Mr. Coopers!
Like I said in one of my earlier entries, I bought these at a flea market probably around 1979-81 (I was 16 or 18). The guy wanted $10.00 a peice for them, and I did the usual "well, I don't know, I just want them as a joke to tell my Ma look what I found in the back yard" type deal, but I knew that with that kind of strike, they really had to be old. He didn't know what they were and couldn't find anything about them in any coin books, and
Should I put in some gold??
I'm impaled on the horns of a dilemma!!! I deleted my Wild, Wild West Signature Set, I was unhappy with the way I had set it up. I felt I could have a more logical order to the way I added the coins. So for the few of you who looked at it, it will be back.
But for my dilemma, should I put in any gold?? I've got to admit, right now most of the gold coins (especially from the years I want to include in my signature set) are pretty much out of my price range! I've tr
I got my coins back
I submitted 5 coins to NGC. They arrived on the 15 of Feb. The five coins were shipped back to me on Tuesday 7th of March, the mailman had them at my door thursday March 9th. Wow. I used my 5 free submission coupon and was happy with the service and the grading. I submitted 2 CC Morgans (84 and 82) and 1 83 S Morgan and 2 other silver coins. CC's came back MS64! and the 83 S came back an AU 58. I was so hoping for an MS60, oh well, still a nice coin.
Thanks NGC for an ex
My oldest dated coin... Hungary 1506. It's older than me!!
This beautiful coin is dated 1506 from Hungary. obv: Coat of Arms of Wladislair Vngar, rev: Madonna & Child. Exactly 500 years old. I hope I look this good 500 years from now. Just try to imagine the history this gem could tell us. The hands that have held it, the merchandise and services bought and paid for with it. Issued during the reign of Ulaszlo II, 1 Denar, 14mm, .64gr. silver. Unger 648, CNH 277 for tekkies out there.
It was bound to happen sooner or later...
Submitted the following: 2 x 2005-W, 5 x 2006-W ASE + 1 2005-S Sac. After waiting the requisite amount of time for Modern (which I must say was quicker than I expected), I see that it would mail today. Checked my order and was a bit shocked to see: 2 x 2005-W and SIX 2006-W!! Guess my Sac Dollar got promoted to .999 silver
Luckily I was able to call in and stop it before it leaves the building... Problem now is that one of the coins came back PF-70
Starting with a bang!
Well, it only took 30 years, but I have returned to coin collecting, and I had forgotten how much fun it is. I'm focusing on Standing Liberty Quarters, which I find to be the most beautiful of US silver coins. I started with a vengence, picking up a 1916 NGC MS67 FH. What a find! I'm looking forward to many hours of enjoyment as I try to fill my collection.
The End is Near..."
The delivery Gods are smiling on me. Morgan Dollars are appearing on my doorstep and in my mailbox at a headspinning clip. I race home from work daily to beat the mailman to my home so I?ll be there to sign for my next treasure. Some days, I find only the evidence of the attempted delivery of one of these registered and insured packages and I?ll jump back into my truck and chase down the delivery person further along his or her route. I?m sure my local representatives o
I know they cannot be certified .
If you are a saver of these click on lets see how many of you people save them.I have a couple and I would like to know if any body else is nuts like me. I see an ad about some guy wants to buy 1995-6 Olympics.$. Are they always available every year since? Bernar...
Perhaps I am in the minority -- am very satisfied with NCS/NGC response times.
While I am not totally pleased over some of the results in that I just "know" some of them should be higher (in grade), I have no problems with the response times of NCS and NGC (and even PCGS).
I sent 2 quarters raw, a 50c piece raw and two Morgans raw (total of 5 coins) to NGC for grading. Sent Registered mail 02/13/2006. I received notification today (03/06/07) that the coins were shipped.
Maybe I am counti
Dont be thinking outside the box yet....
Cuz as of this morning they are still in the box. My submission was received by NGC on monday Feb 13. This morning I checked the status of my order. They are "Received". 21 calandar days into thier grading odessey (15 business days) and they have yet to see the light of day, let alone the lamp of a grader. So I am afraid that those who guessed early to mid March in my contest only have two chances of winning... slim (chance) and no (chance). Still not t
For all of the members who had questions on the open holder situation...
I'm surprised that no one has posted a definitive answer to this question, but I will. If you seem to find excess plastic around the edges, this is normal, and should not be thought of as a defect, quality control ineptitude, or tampering. To fully understand this, one must first understand how sonic sealing works. When coins are sonically sealed, high pitched sonic vibrations are converted to heat, which in turn melt the
So what to do
As a new collector and new to the hobby. I was proud to get my number one set.
I was involved in the hobby, as were others by the new issue coins.
Do I believe that tmy sets are more precious than the person that got me involved? To answer that question I would have to exzammine his collection.
"Gerald", has been involved in the hobby many more years and more knowledgable in the hobby than I am.He has not a single set ranked and not likeley to have, although he is more kno
I am number one but my rank means more as 3 or 4
I too am a novice collector and new to this ranking system. I have been collecting coins for 10 years now and specialize in the off suit US series of Philippine coins. I find my sets ranked 3 and 4 in the series more fruitful than the chase for number one. In my series some coins are almost non existant in raw and slabbed slabbable availability. Granted they do exist, but at what cost or what trade. My coins include many NCS coins not inclu
A copy of the letter I sent to NGC. What do you think?
Has NGC (and its affiliated companies) ever thought about prepaid coin grading, or grading gift certificates. With a discount given for multiple purchases, it would be a win win for all concerned. The giver knows the gift will be used and appreciated, the recipient gets 1 more more coins graded for thier collection and NGC gets the money upfront earning interest until the certificate is used. What a deal! In appreciation of this suggesti
I don't believe I missed the history lesson or the journey you speak of!
If the members of the chat boards will remember, I have made the same comments you made, but only on the chat boards in several posts.
The journey you speak of is of utmost importance in coin collecting. Without it, these tiny pieces of metal we so eagerly track down would be just that, tiny pieces of metal with absolutely no signifance in our lives. However, each coin has a history, a purpose, a character and a perso
Recently I received couple of holders like that.
I think it is just sealant. I recently receive couple of holders that have some melted plastic hanging on the edges and some in corners. I do not know how the seal the holders but looks like melted plastic points. I try open one holder and I did have to serious damage to get the coin out. If somebody wants open MS68 Silver Eagle he must have a lot of time, patience and be crazy :-)
Easy way to tell if its the plastic or glue...
On the NGC coins that I have purchased and submitted, I have had several with 'nibs'. At most I have had 6 locations where the sealer has left the nib, one at the top and bottom, and two on each side. I find that an x-acto knife works good to remove the excess plastic. One thing I take a look at, esp. with purchased coins, is the interstitial space between the two halves. If the coin is NGC sealed, the plastic looks the same throughout (barri