MY AU55 1857-C $1 GOLD IS WORTH 2555 POINTS. SO IS AN AU50, OR AU58. WHAT GIVES?
POINT OF QUESTION. COMPARING SCORES BETWEEN XF AND MS-60 WE FIND THE GRADE AU. THERE IS AU50, AU55, AND AU58. I'VE EVEN SEEN AU53 NOW AND THEN. IF I WORK TO BETTER MY COLLECTION, EVEN IN THE SMALLEST AMOUNT I'D LIKE IT TO BE REWARDED IN SOME WAY. USING THE NUMISMEDIA RETAIL, THIS COIN INCREASES IN VALUE BY $4070 FROM AU50-AU58! I BOUGHT THIS COIN FOR 1200 IN A PCI HOLDER AS AU50. THOUGHT ABOUT IT FOR A YEAR, CRACK
HEY, CAN YOU SPARE A 3 CENT NICKEL?
NEXT MONTHS ISSUE OF COIN VALUES MAGAZINE IS FEATURING THE 3 CENT SILVER AND NICKEL COINS. I JUST PURCHASED MY LAST COIN NEEDED TO COMPLETE MY PROOF COLLECTION. AN 1867 PR66 CAM(NGC). IT AMAZES ME THE PROOFS ARE NOT VERY EXPENSIVE AND THE MINTAGES ARE VERY LOW, AND ARE SO VERY AVAILABLE. 8 HAVE MINTAGES LOWER THAN THE 1895 PROOF MORGAN SILVER DOLLAR!!! CONTACT ME FOR GETTING INFORMATION AND THE HISTORY OF THESE COINS AND/OR SOME OF MY CONTACTS ON PURCHASING
Who can I blame? I guess it is me for wanting it graded in the first place.
A couple of years ago I had an 1883 Liberty nickel (no cents)graded by Anacs as MS63. Well, wanting to add it to my registry, I sent it to NGC. Came back as a no grade, altered surface. So, my questions are, 1. Did Anacs really screw up and miss an altered surface or.. 2. Did NGC have a momentary hallucination. Either way, I lose and not much recourse.
OK, I hear everyone's frustrations. I understand how many of you think NGC (and PCGS for that matter) are not seen as a provider of grading services that gives a damn about a customer. But look at it from their point of view. Whether you want to look at it this way or not, NGC and PCGS are taking an ownership position in a coin when they grade it and slab it. They have no control over whether you retain a coin they have graded, or if you sell it, give it away, etc. At any rate, they are guarante
Ok... all roses have thorns (I think) but these are really really small.
Johnny' Cartwheels is indeed correct in the position the grading services have to take. One of possible ownership. Secretly, I wonder if Johnny is (part)owner of NGC for pointing this out, but that's ok too, because as I said, he is correct. But, this is the rose, not the thorn. NGC is, in my humble opinion, the best of the grading services for a number of reasons that I have already stated in other postings, so I wont bo
Maybe I am an NGC owner.
Michael Cooper wonders whether I might secretly be an NGC owner. I wish Michael! I haven't seen a dividend check yet (chuckle)! But I would make the following statement. By owning coins in NGC and PCGS holders, we are owners of the companies. We definitely have a vested interest in the performance of these companies. If they don't do well, we all own a bunch of worthless plastic!
To illustrate my point, for those of you that are old enough, recall what the coin ma
"MY EVOLVING VISION IS A DIRECT RESULT OF MY COLLECTING EXPERIENCES."
As stated previously, I began collecting coins in 1974. For me, this was a satisfying, but solitary adventure. I persued this hobby alone for the first 6 years. It is my firm belief that this was a severely "Vision-limiting condition".
The following factors were strong influencers of the direction and scope of my Numismatic "Vision".
-Collecting friends and partners: After 6 years, I finally "roped" 4 co-workers into
Attempted a cross to PCGS from a 1911-D Quarter Eagle NTC MS63 with AU58 set as min and a 1912-S NGCAU58 half eagle with no minimum grade set. Guess what happened?
Neither coin crossed. They got returned with no explanation what so ever. You would figure for $50 in grading fees you would at least get an explanation. Oh well, so much for having my whole collection in one type of holder. Both coins are nice examples and will have to find a home with someone who does not care so much about the ho
I just read the entry by Gizmokarr on his troubles with crossovers. Sorry to read they did not cross. Still, I cannot critize PCGS for not crossing them. Gold Indians (both the $2.5 and $5) are heavily counterfeited. There are excellent die struck counterfeits that will almost look like the real thing. NTC does not guarantee their grading like PCGS and NGC will.
It would be nice if PCGS gave some infomation after rejecting a crossover. I know NGC will give a small note on why a coin
I've seen a lot of complaining, over WHAT?
Lately I've seen a lot of whining over how long some coins take to be graded. On my last order it was done within the advertised time, but the one before it has taken longer and I have no problem with that because these coins are more important to me. Which is better, a car that is made with all robots in less than one day or a Corvette assembled 90% by humans in 3 days. I figure that I'm paying for a service and I want guality, not quantity. So to th
Did not really realize how rare this grade is. Minus the Kutasi Collection there are only 4 additional MS66 Indian Eagles registered in any date. No MS67 Indian Eagles registered.
I was a little curious so I checked the registries at both PCGS and NGC and found that if you ignore the Kutasi Collection there is only 1 additional MS66 Indian Eagle in any date registered at PCGS and 3 additional at NGC/(Collectors' Society). That also happens to be 1 graded by PCGS and 3 graded by NGC. This is in
Ever seen a gold Eagle in MS66 with fantastic color and luster?
I have been collecting lower grade eagles as they are more fun to collect when they fit in my budget and I have a better chance of filling the set. Unfortunately I was not able to get any GEM examples. I figured I should have at least one but where and how to get one for a respectable price?
I was recently communicating with the owner of the famous Kutasi collection (Probably the finest set ever assembled anywhere) and he jus
Interesting Population figures!!
According to Morgan Dollar population figures NGC has graded about 1.5 million dollars to date. Of these 10 specific common dates/mints account for a suprising 54% of the total. Also of interest is just three of these 10 the 1881-S, 1885-O and the 1887-P account for a whopping 22.5% of the 1.5 million. The coins showing the fewest graded are the 1986-S (752), 1903-S (744) and the 1904-S (978). These figures of course don't consider coins resubmitted which would
Is this a mint defect or something else...the coin still graded but...
I bought this guy online and sent it in. It graded, but is much nicer than an AU58. There is a lamination of something on the front (may be able to see in the scans), other than that, the coin is 64/65...I am not a Nickel guy, what are your thoughts please? Mike
The flip side...actually the obverse.
To my surprise there was actually a little interest in my barber dime. I have been asked to privide a scan of the obverse, so here it is. Without magnification, this dime looks pristine, but as you can see under magnification, Lady Liberty has been marred for life. This is a proof dime that is still a real beauty (unless under a mag.) and with a mintage of only 670, yes, well under a thousand, there are very few to go around. When I bought this dime, I k
Don't like the canned sets? Make your own signature set! NGC gave you this wonderful gift. Why not use it?
Here's what I did with the US Type Set. I was actually on the opposite end of the issue. I didn't like that the US Type Set excluded gold issues so I made my own Signature Set to compensate for what I perceived as a shortcoming.
In addition, to pare down what would have been a huge set, I decided to limit it to major design changes and I also excluded modern issues. This made
Too bad it cannot be graded! :-(
Attached is my scan of a beautiful 1904 Barber Dime housed in my collection. I would love to be able to add this to my registry, but, alas, I cannot. Somewhere in its 101 year history, somebody decided to spiff it up a little, and I cannot understand why.. Proff condition, it simply did not need to be cleaned. It was and you can see the hairlines under magnification. Too bad. But I wanted to show off this beauty, so here it is.
WHY MUST THERE BE GOLD?
The full USA Type Set does not have gold included. I am on a limited budget -- there is absolutely no way that I will ever be able to complete a 20th century registry set with gold included. Granted, this is not an Earth-shattering issue, but I would like to have the satisfaction of someday seeing "100% complete" next to that set. Can a type set category like this be created? Insight from those who know would be appreciated -- thanks!
Should be multiple sets.
As pointed out, the full USA Type set does not include gold.
And there is already a separate 20th Century Gold type set.
I would suggest:
20th Century Type Set, Non-Proofs Only
20th Century Type Set, Non-Proofs Only, w/Gold
20th Century Type Set, Proofs Only
20th Century Type Set, Proofs and Non-Proofs
20th Century Type Set, Proofs and Non-Proofs, w/Gold
My 2 cents worth.
This is a copy of my letter to Ms. Pierce. Customer Service for NGC.
Hello Ms. Pierce, If you have taken the time to notice, you will see that in the last week or so, several people have posted journal entries reliving not-so-great experiences with NGC's grading process. Each of these authors have received email back from others that have thier own horror stories. Somewhere along the line, your paying customers are going to say ENOUGH!! We, your paying customers, you know, the people who sign