NGC Journals

New Images

I've followed the "comments" from fellow collectors and have posted many new pics. This weekend I posted nearly 60 (actually 120, two shots per coin) phots of coins in my collection. I have lots more photos to take and post. Interestingly, incuse Indian gold quarter eagles are extremely difficult to get good shots of (at least with a digital camera). I worked rather hard to get the results I did get. Bottom line in photographing coins is light. I used natural light from a window and when

Yevrah1

Yevrah1

I'll even include NGC

so ok, they're only peoples to all of our fellow collectors...a merry christmas, a happy chanukah, and a happy hang over....NEW YEAR..(I never can get that right)...may you all find that number one coin that you want the most dean shelton silver dollar coins in a cold and snowy Maine

silver dollar

silver dollar

Ahh... Another year of coins

Just starting to get the hang of this.... Good luck to those competing this year and Happy Holidays. This year ended my first month of collecting toward the Kennedy Half Proofs and didn't think I'd make it as far as where the set is currently at. It is a bit exciting to hear on the news stations about information from the US Mint proposing 37 different coin dollars in 2007 (Dead Presidents Series,) and in 2009, various places and items associated with Lincoln on the reverse (maybe a new Lin

Rayshield

Rayshield

Here's to a good year for coins...

Goodbye Seated Dimes and California Gold... There are certain disadvantages to being obsessive compulsive and numismatic--one of which is that sets that are in effect uncompletable drive one up the wall. Needless to say, after twenty years of being stuck on the final ten seated dimes, and really not wanting to buy $2000 uggos (those of you in the dime game know what i'm talkin' about), i sold them all. even worse was my california fractional gold--i only had about 30 of those. the upside is

hardin2413

hardin2413

The Last Day...

For my journal entry... ...into the Collectors' Society Inter-gallactic Hall of Fame or something on that order, so if I want to win one of those highly coveted icons next to my name, this had better be a doosey. Actually I think I will opt for the million dollar cash prize (paid one dollar a year for a million years). Winning would only mean that I, like any good irishman (Cooper is gaelic for "barrelmaker"), have been kissin' on that blarney stone 'n been giv'n the gift of a silver tongue.

Admiral Mike-migration

Admiral Mike-migration

You guys should take a pill

Coins are coins I collect for two reasons. 1) I like 2) I think investment Please keep the reason you do this from hurting your life. This is the list: 1- NGC is to slow (Who cares?) 2- NGC can't get PCGS prices (who cares?) 3- My images suck. (who cares?) I spend my money on things that I like. It could be coins, boats, girls or whatever. You send coins to be slabbed then complain that NGC is your problem. My point is take a pill!!!

Island Antiques

Island Antiques

re: You guys should take a pill

Can we vote you off the island... I too collect for the fun and the investment, but the whole purpose of this venue is to chat about the nature of the beast, part of which involves complaining, and part of which involves bragging. Both elements are long established elements of conversation and function to create social (in the cyber sense of the word) bonds. if you don't like the periodic complaining, don't read.

hardin2413

hardin2413

People are people

Deadlines Yes, I too am not too happy with the slowness of NGC. But, I've also learned that you don't tell the barber that he gives bad haircuts right before you get yours! In saying that, to the person that complains to NGC all the time about them being slow, well, you may not know it, and I'M NOT saying that they do this, but your order just may get pushed down a few more! The other point that I would like to make is, if they said it was going to be 15 days for modern, and got it to you i

Skeester

Skeester

----- Keeping up with the collectors------

It's got to be tough. The coins I send in to be graded are the best I can find,sometimes it's disapointing to get a low grade but then it's nice to get back a coin that grades extremly high,I've had both,I'd hate to have the job of giving a grade to a coin that would satisfy everyone.If it takes longer than NGC states for it's grading services, it tells me coin collecting is alive & well otherwise our coins would come back fast with no market.I've been collecting for over 10 years,after se

Terry Boone

Terry Boone

Now that's better....

AAh...a photo fan Back to the island, Proofs have almost always been a good investment. But like stock, commodities, even property, it's a long term deal. Always watch what it cost to protect what you invest in and you'll do better than most. I think proofs are a good idea. Gilligan

Island Antiques

Island Antiques

OK, new approach...

Silver Proof Sets... I think the odds are on my side Ok, so I continue my quest to complete a set of NGC PF70 Ultra Cameo Silver State Quarters. I have decided that I will try buying up silver proof sets... whole sets.. and just the quarters in some cases and submit them myself to have them graded. I will then keep those which grade PF70, and sell the rest on ebay to make up some of the money I've spent. While I do not expect to make a profit, I think this may prove to be a little less expe

NumisGuard

NumisGuard

re: OK, new approach...

I wouldn't count on it... You're assuming that some of the sets will come back with 1-2 coins graded PF-70. I sent in a 2000 Silver Quarter set which came back with 4 PF 67 and 1 PF 66... In the long run, it may turn out to be cheaper getting the PF-70's on ebay...

Allan C Ong

Allan C Ong

re: OK, new approach

that's a sucker bet... If you are interested in continuing with your plan, do this first. check out the ngc pop report for each quarter. take the ration of 70s to 69s, and that will give you the minimum number you will need to submit to have decent odds of getting a 70. HOWEVER, realize that most dealers stipulate when they send stuff in that anything under a 68 or 69 is to be left ungraded. (thus, your proportion of 70s to total quarters is probably much lower). As the earlier writer sugg

hardin2413

hardin2413

NGC ERRORs

Few I have found NGC to be just like a human, they make mistakes! But, if you let them know, thet are very happy to correct the problem. Want I want from NGC is QUALITY, and they have been providing me that. Very few corporations will call you and tell you of a problem. NGC WILL!

Clay

Clay

re: OK, new approach

Well... I'd say thank for the kind words... but anyway Well, I am glad to see some informative responses to my previous post. I had not considered the concept that many coins are returned ungraded. Although your delivery lacked tact, you have a valid argument. As I mentioned.. Im not out to make money.. but if you think it would cost me more this way.. I may have to give it some more thought. Thank you to everyone who shared their thoughts.   DP

NumisGuard

NumisGuard

Updated my Top 100 Morgan VAM Registry Set

I've posted photos of most of my Top 100 VAM regeistry set. The pics are not the typical "ooohhhhhh look at my MS-96 Proof" Check it out! updated my Top 100 VAM registry set quite a bit this month. Rather than post normal obverse and reverse photos that focus on the quality of the coin, I tried to provide a close-up microscope photo of the VAM feature and describe the variety. I've imaged almost all the coins in the registry but have been sidetracked the last week with holiday activities. T

rob_1921D

rob_1921D

NGC vs. PCGS

Heritage Auctions says at least a 20% discount for NGC coins Was going to put some coins up for auction with Heritage today and when they found out they were NGC coins, they didn't seem interested. Said NGC coins were discounted at least 20%, but then I asked about a 1955-D NGC MS67RD penny, which lists for $5,250 on PCGS Price Guide Line and I was told I might get $185 for mine since it was NGC. What's going on with this coin collecting TPG competition. I didn't think there was that much d

Cheney

Cheney

Photographs

Without one, what is the point. Concearning the registry sets and photographs. Without a photograph to go along with the registry set what is the point of viewers looking at your set? There is none. The point here is to show others what you have put together. Anybody can plop a certification number onto the site but that doesn't show me the coins actual grade when held up to scrutiny. Many an MS65 look like MS64's or MS66's. Show me the coin and lets see if yours lives up to the grade.

Rktekt 007

Rktekt 007

MAKING THAT BIG BUY!!!

How much is to much? The year was 2006 and John a collector of Morgan Dollars purchased a professionally graded 18xx-S MS63 for $50.00. John was happy with his purchase but wished he could afford a higher grade. Ken a friend of John's also was a Morgan collector. Ken decided he wanted the best so searched for a found the same year - a 18xx-S in MS67. Ken paid $4800 for his superb high quality coin of which only 9 existed at MS67. Ken was also extremely pleased and proud of his acquisition. Two

JerryB

JerryB

Re: NGC vs. PCGS

This shouldn't surprise anyone. This is just the same old game dealers have played with a coin for years. When they are selling it, it's a perfect coin that is a screaming gem worthy of a premium. But if they're buying the same coin, it has multiple problems that they have to discount the coin for in able to sell it. The ugly part of this hobby or business or whatever you percieve it as still exists.   As an example, I took a look at the website of the auction house listed in the journal ent

Johnny's Cartwheels

Johnny's Cartwheels

NGC vs PCGS

Possibly correct in this case. I hate doing other peoples homework. This is in regards to the 1955 D red Lincoln Cent NGC price versus PCGS price.   <a href="http://coins.heritagegalleries.com/common/view_item.php?Sale_No=382&Lot_No=5346&src=pr">http://coins.heritagegalleries.com/common/view_item.php?Sale_No=382&Lot_No=5346&src=pr</a>   Sorry, but you will have to sign in for yourselves to see the huge difference this coin has between PCGS and NGC.

Rktekt 007

Rktekt 007

FITZGERALD COLLECTION

Another pedigree collection As of this date I now have sixteen different dates/mints in Morgan dollars! There are other dates available, but cost is a problem on some. I only have one Peace Dollar at this time! This is a long term collection.

Clay

Clay