NGC Journals

15 MOST WANTED LIST: 2005 YEAR-END RESULTS

Some were captured; some escaped; one, never seen. Well, here we are at the end of another year. As I stated in a Journal Entry this past summer, I develop a list of my "15 Most Wanted Coins" at the beginning of each year, in an attempt to keep my coin search focused. As 2005 has come to a close, I reviewed my results against the list. I would have to declare them mixed, but satisfying. Here's the outcome: CAPTURED: Coins 1, 3, and 8 on the list were added to my collection. #1 had be

Wissahickon Collection

Wissahickon Collection

Re: 15 Most Wanted

We cannot share this dream.... ...And perhaps it was meant that way. DM spins a great yarn and I enjoy reading them. With over 670,000 registry points, DM has certainly had some great finds and over the years has gained a world of experience and has even more amazing stories to share. This, however is not the point, because, as I mentioned earlier, I enjoy reading the adventures and the ongoing quest of DM. So, I will put this as eloquently as I can..... ... WHERE THE HELL ARE THE PICTURES

Admiral Mike-migration

Admiral Mike-migration

Regarding our current grading system.

There is always room for improvement. I have been collecting Indian head cents for forty years. Viewing hundreds of coins, I think I have a good sense of what these coins will grade. As with anything, experience really is the best teacher. The invention of the slab in 1986 has done great things for the hobby. It gives confidence to novice collectors and has gone a long way to providing the hobby legitimacy. No longer do we have to buy a coin that has been overgraded only to sell it at an under

Images

Images

NGC Times increase again

The Holiday's and FUN interupts grading.. After sending in three sets of coins (5+ each) this month and thinking about 2006, the NGC grading turnaround just increased again to about 2-3 days (sometime between Sunday and today on the website). Even with the Holidays and FUN this next week, seems like times are still slipping and slipping and slipping. You would think they would be better prepared after such a high modern population this year. I may get my slabs back in January? pfuc-1998

Rayshield

Rayshield

As long as we're talking about Stars

What is the rationale for limiting the NGC Star Designation to coins grading 63 & above? Looking at it logically, shouldn't the Star Designation be available to coins of all grades? Haven't we all seen butt-ugly AU-58s and also extraordinary ones? Even in the lower grades, aren't some coins just spectacular for the technical grades, while others are nothing special? I think the Star would be a great way to differentiate these coins. Here's a coin that can never qualify for a Star un

gpnyc1

gpnyc1

Hehe... Three heads is a crowd

If only the attic was a great place to store coins.... Considering that the attached coin was found in an attic 3 years ago, it's got great details and slight cameo on the obverse. This coin will turn 40 in a few days. Goes to show, along with the previous post, how much better a preserved coin looks. can-test.j

Rayshield

Rayshield

A 1971 Proof Merry Christmas!

Kennedy Half PF 68 Ultra Cameo Well, I FINALLY got my 23 coins back, and was please to find that one of the five 1971 Kennedy Halves was graded a PF 68 Ultra Cameo! Yea for me! But wait! There's more! I also had 3 graded with stars (*) two graded at 68, and one at 69! and, as a small bonus, I also had a PF 69 Cameo Lincoln cent! Time to exhale..............

Skeester

Skeester

Opinion Welcome

Posible upgrade Recenly I received couple of coins back from grading, and I would like to resubmit some back for regrading for possible higher grade. Because in my opinion the coin could possibly upgrade. I like to get some opinions for my 1894 O Morgan. Click on the link to see the coin http://www.collectors-society.com/registry/coins/coin_detail.asp?PeopleCoinID=166551 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Prdola

Prdola

Another holiday

For the subjects of the Realm... Boxing Day, if I remember correctly, is celebrated the day after Christmas. Also, if I remember correctly, it is when the master of the house and the servants trade places for a day. Unfortunately for me, I happen to be both master and servant, so I guess that means tomorrow I will have a split personality. I have a beautiful Australian half dollar from 1966. It is a raw coin but beautiful nonetheless. I hope you like the picture. Australia

Admiral Mike-migration

Admiral Mike-migration

Unusuall Error Find

It's not on the coin, its in the package... Ok, I like finding a good die crack here and there. So, I get out my 2005 Legacy set just to check the O! The Joy! nickel. I struck out there, so I start to look at the obverses. I see this shiny line across Jefferson's forehead. Maybe paper thin, but there is something there. I'm thinking, "what a crack!" I twist and turn the coin under different lights. Turns out I got a piece of hair from one of the US Mint workers going right down Thomas

Rayshield

Rayshield

The start of my collecting bug...

I am always reading how those shows on the Home Shopping channels are a rip-off and that they are no good for the hobby. I hate to say it, but if it wasn?t for that channel, I probably wouldn?t be hooked on the hobby today. I am always reading how those shows on the Home Shopping channels are a rip-off and that they are no good for the hobby. I hate to say it, but if it wasn?t for that channel, I probably wouldn?t be hooked on the hobby today. I purchased a tube of 10 Morgans for somewhere

JasonWinters

JasonWinters

re: Winters Collecting

That's a great story...... I like to buy morgans, graded, ungraded, circulated until the rim is gone, cleaned, rim dings and I even have one thats bent. The fact is that I just love having them, looking at them and showing them to people. It's a lot of fun to give a cleaned 1889-o to someone who really isn't in to coins. You get to see that spark that got you started into this. I buy silver eagles in holders for the kids around this time of year. Not an expensive gift but one that in so

Island Antiques

Island Antiques

Too Much Controversy

Should NGC change the Registry Awards Criteria? I am one of those who has some 100% PCGS sets in the NGC Registry. Even though I agree that I should have some NGC coins in the set, according to NGC, it is not necessary for me to have any. I am looking for some NGC coin upgrades but those available will be few and far between. I started with PCGS and I have been quite pleased. From all the articles I have read over the last several months, I have come to the conclusion that, if NGC is more cons

SJM III

SJM III

State Line Casino $10.00 Token Limited Edition Gaming Silver

One of the few you could get out of a $1.00 slot machine. Many had different pictures on back. This casino no longer exist in Wendover, Nevada. .999 Front with the old Stateline Cowboy Marque and this one on back is the hardest to find. Stallion horses. Wild horses in back grond with gold ring around silver. Encased in plastic holder never taken out in Mint conditon. 12-23-2005

debbie

debbie