NGC Journals

FIRST STRIKES - Designations

Individual collector members are not afforded the same designations as larger collector/dealers. We pay our dues and submit several coins anually for grading yet we cannot get a designation of "First Strikes" unless we submit 100 coins or more for that designation. I read the latest NGC News Release, and the requirements therein, for submission for t a special "First Strikes" designation. I then contacted NGC to verify submission procedures and was flabergasted to find that I must submit at

Arlie Elders

Arlie Elders

I got my NGC Eagle Dollar Back

Went in for an appearance overview because I thought it was whizzed, and still got a MS68... Now it's still graded as MS68, but a mint error REVERSE STRUCK THRU. Fellow collectors, do the verify certification on this coin 2175116-001, and check the population report. Do you get 1795 capped 1/2 cents also?? eagleminte

Skeester

Skeester

Eastward Journey Nickel - How far east do I have to go!

My attempt to track down the 2006 P Jefferson Nickel (RTM/BTM) It is unbelievable to me that I can not find a new roll of nickels anywhere, except ebay, and the U.S. Mint wrapped sets. I live in Ohio, right, I'm a "P" generally speaking, but for the last week I have called every bank, all the federal reserves, and many dealers in the area looking for a roll of nickels. After complete failure I realized maybe I should try to find a box (50 rolls), put 'em away for a bit. So now I recontacte

Corey Duncan-migration

Corey Duncan-migration

One Road Completed

Another Road Grows Smoother THEN Grows Potholes The completed road is actually one leg of the journey through the completion of my Morgan dollar set. The final piece to my GSA Carson City Morgan dollar set is on its way. The 1879-CC is the ?King? of this set. Only 4100 79-CC?s were sold in the GSA auctions of 1972-1974. Two varieties exist, the Clear CC and the Capped Die CC. I didn?t know when, or even if, I?d find one on which I would be willing to spend a small fortune. Done, now I?m

MarkW

MarkW

What is Quality Recognition?

AN AWARD ON THE WALL, RATES ... I just got my certificates for winning several catagories of mint sets for 2005. Most impressive. While I acknowledge that I won with low percentage of completion on the sets, its really great to have something to display for my efforts. My goal in the coming year is to improve the sets and make the competition fun and a challenge for each of the participants. The coins are available and, while price may be a restraint, I plan to upgrade and expand the sets

EE Tate

EE Tate

NGC Registry Award

Top Ranked Set I just got my first Award Certificate from the NGC Registry. It's for the top ranked set in the NGC registry (1878 Proof Set) for 2005. This is just terrific! I didn't even know that NGC did this. What a privilege and an honor. Makes me want to improve the set this year. Great service and site here!

Colt45

Colt45

MS/PR 70 - Perfect Blemishes

Would you pay top dollar for a diamond with a flaw/inclusion that is incorrectly labeled as a D flawless? I doubt if there are very many coin collectors who would pay top dollar for a D flawless diamond that they, themselves, can see an inclusion with a 5x loupe. So why would such a person turn around and pay top dollar for a flawed coin that is labeled flawless - as in MS or PR 70? I, too, decided I wanted to own some "flawless" coins in the form of mint and proof state quarter sets. Fro

kimocoins-migration

kimocoins-migration

A Grading Odyssey With a Tragic Ending

A true story of a coin that started as 58, then to bodybag, 62, 63, 63PQ, 64 and, alas, 61. This is a true story of what was once an absolutely gorgeous 1821 bust half: champagne gold with silvery electric blue, magenta, and green toning about peripheries and changing to light golden centers -balanced on both sides; lustrous w/full cartwheel, no discernible marks, no wear - even the clasp was well-struck. I bought it July, 2001, for MS62 money even though it was graded as AU58 by PCGS (old P

kimocoins-migration

kimocoins-migration

Coin bag/bankers bag

Lady who has her fathers old silver dollars in a bankers zip type bag...... I met a man in Taylor City NH, just outside of Province Lake - also known as ParsonField. I was in his little general store buying a soda and a candy bar. The owner, he was in his late 70s then, was ringing up my purchase when I noticed a coinage magazine on the shelf behind him. I struck up a conversation about coins with him and at age 70 he was sharp as a tack. He said, you won't find any 32 s quarters around here o

Wayne C

Wayne C

Let's have some fun with turnaround times...

thats better than being grumpy about it...right ?? I was thinking (yes... I know, I am not supposed to think as wierd things happen..) lets have some fun with NGC's turnaround times. lots of us have grumbled a time or two about those long waits, myself included. I submitted an order last week and it was received today. Lets have a contest to see who comes the closest to how long it takes to get the coins out of NGC. You need some basic info. Order was for crossover service, economy level. Sta

Admiral Mike-migration

Admiral Mike-migration

Snow? What snow?

Here in Colorado, it's......... sunny and up to 50 degrees. Tomorrow even warmer. Have to go to the mountains to see much snow. Now, on to photograph my new acquisitions to post here.

Yevrah1

Yevrah1

NGC vs. PCGS

Hands Down NGC wins I live a few miles away from PCGS, so it is convenient to go to PCGS to drop off coins, their free slab boxes with every order are nice, thier free grading of the coin of the quarter is okay, but other than that NGC wins hands down. NGC allows PCGS coins on their registry. PCGS is an exclusive snob. PCGS grades far too hard, NGC is fair. I've broke out two MS67 pennies from NGC slabs and sent them to PCGS to experiment, they didn't even make MS65. I recently submitte

Cheney

Cheney

Looking for help

Coins, comics, jfk, magic cards I'm 22 and I've been a packrat all my life. It's from my father's side... I'm selling most of what I've collected to build a recording studio, and I need help figuring out what everything is worth. If you're knowledgable about foreign coins and paper money, I've got that. If you're knowledgable about Magic The Gathering cards, I've got that. I've also got Star Wars CCG cards, a JFK poster from way back in the day, punisher comic books, a bunch of other c

pack ratt

pack ratt

"READ" THE BOOK; BEFORE YOU BUY THE COIN

"More Surprises With New Purchase: 1873-S Dime." A couple of new purchases arrived today. They are both Seated Liberty coinage, that I have been impatiently awaiting for 7 days. In the interim, I have been reading through some reference materials about varieties of Seated Dimes and Half-Dimes. One specific coin (1873-S Arrows Dime) has a couple of varieties that piqued my interest. Brian Greer details type 101: Obv-repunched "18"/ Rev- Small, thin "S". Type 102: Rev-Small, block "S" (Lar

Wissahickon Collection

Wissahickon Collection

Let's Broaden the Base...

... and add Anacs and ICG. I expect that this will certainly open up a very large can of worms but what the heck, this forum is supposed to get you thinking about coins. I think most of us will agree that the number 3 and number 4 third party graders are ICG and Anacs (though maybe not in that order) but the truth is, they are all (the top 4) very good. The "Registry" was designed to bring out the very best coins. Not too long ago when we were all talking about PCGS' exclusivity in their re

Admiral Mike-migration

Admiral Mike-migration

Re:...Let's Broaden the Base...

I have to strongly disagree I have to disagree with ANACS or ICG being added to the registry because their grading techniques just do not measure up with PCGS and NGC. I think if they add these two companies to the registry we would have people next time wanting some other named company like capital coin grading company to come in also (and we all know they just look at it with naked eye and then throw a dart to see whether it will grade MS-66 or higher no matter how it looks), I mean where do

Bryan1315

Bryan1315

My 2? on turnaround times...

I do not want NGC to sacrifice quality for timeliness. Lets start off by saying that, yes, I would like to get my submissions back faster just like anyone else. Yet I for one would rather wait an extra week if the alternative would be an inferior product. NGC has good QC (yes they make mistakes but they are few and far between) but to increase the speed of the "production line" would have a detrimental effect on quality. That is a given and is beyond dispute. Look at it this way, you coul

gpnyc1

gpnyc1

What, ultimately, does a few days matter???

Play with your family, go out to dinner, relax a little... I send stuff in to NGC frequently, and i too eagerly wait to see what my mod comms rate--i just got 28 back, and 2 were 70UCs, the time before that i had five ms70s out of 20. both times NGC was about a week or so longer than they should have been, once even a week more than the estimated turnaround time. i each morning and evening i'd check their status, and find out that they were still in the system....but then, when they were don

hardin2413

hardin2413