I think that volume is the magic word...
... especially with Modern and Early Bird. They can hire more world class graders, but I think it boils down to the volume of submissions coming in. I mean, I'd be lying if I said that I don't check my status every day to see if they've come out yet.
500 world class graders and probably hundreds, maybe even thousands of submissions per day (NGC also accepts foreign submissions, remember?) probably still can't get it all done unless maybe you force th
Follow up from yesterdays E-mail
Fellow collectors, I do understand NGC getting swamped with submissions. I do understand that it's now going to take longer. I can also understand the price increase because of the aforementioned. Yes, NGC is a great coin grader. If you want the service, your gonna pay for it. If you want to service, your gonna wait for it. I really don't have a problem waiting an extra week, but it still sticks in my head that I could of had my submissions a week ago, li
Are you aware of the ANA-endorsed Coin Insurance offered in association with Hugh Wood Inc.?
Someone asked about a good coin insurance program and I answered via member contact. Got to thinking maybe there are others who would like the information below.
Hugh Wood Inc., 45 Broadway, New York, NY 10006
Offers an ANA-endorsed coin insurance program, insurer is AXA ART INSURANCE CORPORATION.
I elected the GOLD option, coverage is $170,000 - only h
6 more to go...
I have added one more MS65 coin to my Peace $ set (1927 S), leaving only 6 more to go in my quest to have MS65 minimum grades for all coins. Also, the average grade for the set has reached 65.0 for the first time, which is a significant achievement to me. And finally, this coin replaces the last one in the set that was in a PCGS holder. When I put the set on public display, I really appreciate having all issues in the same holders.
The toughest 2 remaining upgrades will of c
I'm still lovin it but......
I'm still lovin it but Wednesday night I was staying up much too late messin with my coins and trying to make some sense of the whole mess when, in a fit of extreme coordination, I turned and knocked my laptop off of the desk. 30 minutes later it stopped working, much to my dismay. Now, I must share the desktop with my wife who is employed and I am going through withdrawal
I am utilizing the down time by organizing, cataloging, culling, and deciding what I am no
Reply INSTEAD OF Forward
I really couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this. And she's in customer service? I, like the rest of you collectors, TRIED to be understanding with the extended turn around times, and wanted a somewhat small compensation. Read the E-mail trail that I had from customer service. Start from the bottom for it to make sense.
Thank you for the positive reinforcement (and your customer service?)
Please FORWARD THIS to Scott
A suggestion... but you'll never be able to send in coins to NGC again
I dont want to try and stick it to any of the grading companies (except maybe PCGS), I just want what we all want, and that is simply the service we have paid for. Now, if you follow the following suggestion, there is a better than average chance that the grading company will not let you submit any more coins, however, the up side is, like most any other enterprise, the grading companies really LIKE getting money, so maybe
Yet one step closer...
I've just added a 1916 Barber dime to my 20th century set. Just a few more coins to go, and that will be it! The newest member of my set can be viewed below. The Barber and Standling Liberty quarters are the next major acquisitions, though that may take a little while...
My Signature Set:
The Competitive Set:
A very worn 1900-O dollar
I received a very nice comment today on my ramblings of yesterday (1/30/06). So I thought I'd write a little more, to explain why I love Morgan dollars.
My dad saved some dollar coins, mostly Peace dollars, but one Morgan dollar. The one he saved is a 1900-O, and very worn. When I was a kid (about 7 or 8 I suppose) I loved to go in to his chest drawer where he kept them, and just hold it. When you're that young, I guess I loved the heft of it, Morgan & Peace dol
It is more..
This forum is more than a collector or two giving some technical data. We should be able to share stories, experiences, anecdotes and generally have some fun with our hobby. If somebody posts an entry stating " I bought a 1901 IHC." Big deal... who cares?? But if the posts was "I got this 1901 IHC blazer at a yard sale for 5 bucks!" adds a little more excitement. If the only thing we want is collector jargon and technical data, heck we can read CoinAge or one of the other coin
Is it open discussion within the guidelines or no?
I happen to agree with Michael Cooper. If this is a forum for stuffy, white collar collectors, then I need to go elsewhere. I used to be one of those guys before I retired due to disability from a 16 year engineering management career. Let me say there was very little humor/fun in that arena.
Although I tend to be a very a opionated person and often get too one-sided, if we can't discuss numismatic issues on this forum, why does it exist?
I am new to this game!!! How difficult is it to trade coins here?
I looking for a more effeciant way to manipulate my collection and convert some of the NGC coins I have more than one of into coins I d not yet have but would like to. Until now I have been selling them on Ebay and then using the proceeds from the sale to buy the coins I am interested in, however, I know there has to be a more effeciant way to do this. I have (2) 2004 $25 Gold Eagle NGC MS 69 coins and (2) 2004 $25 Platinum Eagl
A fistful of dollars given to a young boy...
Reading some of the other entries from numismaddicts led me to share my journey...
My fascination with coin collecting began as a young boy in the early 1960's when my Grandfather gave me a handful of Peace Silver Dollars for no particular reason. He didn't have to tell me that I shouldn't go spend these on some toy at the local store; I knew that these coins were special, so I quickly put them away in one of my secret hiding spots. Over the years
Why and what I collect, and likes and dislikes
I'm a 52yo returning collector who collected as a student in junior high and high school. Isn't it funny(?) or maybe amazing how first interests are sometimes the best?
Since I've returned to collecting, I must admit what I like to collect is more specifically defined. I still love Morgan Dollars, if I could only collect one set of coins, the Morgans would be it. But what I've noticed the most about what I collect is tying the coi
So lets see what you think...
In our coinage history we have had the ? cent, which we got rid of, the 2 cent, the 3 cent and even a 20 cent piece and each has met its doom due to poor usage and circulation. The ? dime doesnt really count as the composition was changed and so they called it a nickel.
But I ramble, to the point... our new coin should be...
get ready for this....
9 Mill coin, we could call it a "Nill" or "Nilly" worth exactly 9/10 of 1 cent.
I know this wo
i made it four days, but had to buy some coins yesterday. and there's a 1939 arkansas i plan to buy today. i need a sponsor to call in such emergencies.
i was having some problems loading coins in yesterday--whether it was swamped with us numis-nuts or not, i don't know. eventually, however, i did get my coins entered.
if they are pcgs, however, they will appear as "pending" until monday when i dear friends at ngc check the numbers against pcgs lists. hope this helps.
Numismatists looking for their next fix!
It makes no difference...disapporving looks, long silences, the occasional "How will we feed the children" do not stop us. We acquire little friends in plastic holders, such as the one pictured below. But it's never enough. We must have MORE MORE MORE! I, for example, MUST have a Barber dime...and then a Barber quarter...and then a Type 1 Standing Liberty...and so it goes. Will it ever end?!? I certainly hope not...
By the way, the coin pictured below
Ever notice that you already know what you want to start a set of next?
Just another manifestation of the addiction.
The next set I start is gonna be a set of NGC 20c coins. Part of the attraction is it is a short set but that doesn't make it inexpensive.
I am a couple coins away from finishing my Indian quarter eagle set then comes the 20c set!
I need my fix now !!!
I am addicted to this hobby of coin collection. At age 44 I feel like a heroin addict craving for my fix. The craving is too much at times almost unbearable. Raising the financial resources to support the impending purchase can be extremely creative. Search can go on for days and weeks. Once an acquisition is completed with the coin already in my hands the feeling is very difficult to described. It's exihilarating. The craving will be satisfied for a few days to a mo
I've been an addict for over 40 years
we need to start an NA...numismatists annonymous...just think of all those lost souls like us out there with no support group or apparatus to help them thru those many momments of weakness. Just think of all the coins that will be bought in momments of need or desire, and then the hours of joyous high as they gaze upon the lovelyness of that aquisition. help !!!!!
It has been one 3 days since i've bought a coin...
i split my addictions between commems, both early and mod, and sudoku. needless to say, the sudoku is cheaper, but the coins are prettier. i'm even getting addicted to these journals and chat boards. i need a life (oh yeah, i have one, it's that thing i don't do because i'm checking to see when ngc will finally grade my mods so i can add them to my registry).
i tried quitting cold turkey--i sold all my seated dimes (about 130 of them) an
I started about two years ago!
I had been collecting small amounts of coins for years on and off, until about two years ago. Then I too found the hard stuff (slabs). If that wasn't bad enough I found pedigree coins! Now I haven't found a pedigree I didn't have to have, help! Then about a year ago I sold one of my pedigree coins to a great guy, and he told me he was hoping to pass me on the morgan dollar registry soon! Then I was hooked, I wasn't going to let someone pass me, but they are.
I started out about 20 years ago on the cheap stuff, a penny bag here and a penny bag there...
I would scrounge up every bit of money I could find and hit the flea markets to find that next fantasy raw coin. I stayed an occassional "user" for about 18 years. Then the addiction hit full force - I found eBay. Just like the rest of us, I went straight for the hard stuff, for me anyway.
You see, I collect small cents, mainly Lincoln Proofs, but am now beginning to spread my wings into other a