NGC Journals

NGC-PCGS-ICG Certifications

Come on out of the Box! This is the first time I have spent time reviewing the NGC website taking note of all services offered to the collector. I must congratulate you on a "JOB WELL DONE"! However, I must rebut the comments from "SIGFRIED89" minimizing the efforts and professionalism of ICG and their abilities to properly certify coins. I have used all three services and frequently cracked graded coins out of holders to resubmit them to a different service hoping for a higher designation, i.

DeMar Collection

DeMar Collection

VAMs!

My main collecting interest is VAMs. Morgan and Peace Die varieties are for me! Looking for more VAM info, here's help My main collecting interest is VAMs. Morgan and Peace Die varieties are for me! Looking for more VAM info, here's help   Subscribe to the Society of Silver Dollar Collector's email newsletter the VAM-e. Contact John Baumgart at: baumgart@chicagonet.net and receive it for free.   Visit my web site for VAM ID help, especially 1921-D varieties: www.rjrc.com. www.vamlink.

rob_1921D

rob_1921D

I was shocked at johannsenn's journal comments

For someone who has had such a vast experience at crossing over slabs that this was his first visit to NGC's website. I am not trying to pick a fight at all but although his composition was a 70 his content was more like a 58. If it was only marketing i sincerely doubt ICG would even be in the "triangle" he referred to. SEGS has a much nicer looking slab and i believe it to have more eye appeal and function than any other i have seen. Great to be an american and a right to an opinion.

jmackeygator

jmackeygator

Collectors Society should add ICG Coins

I am a collector of 41 years experience. 1st. More collectors would register their coins and compette in their attempt to improve their sets. 2..By registering their coins they have a theft detterent, harder for theives to sell their coins. 3..More coins will have a MS-70 & PF-70 grade. 4..Prices are way to high on PCGS coins. Exp. on a coin with a POP. of 2 only I have seen a bid in a auction of $9,000.00. 5.. PCGS on their POP. report shows in MODERN COMMERATIVES COMPLETTE 11 coins th

grey sheet as a reference anyway

has become overrated in my opinion Someone referenced the grey sheet earlier as a reference for top grading companies. If grey sheet reccomendations are as accurate as their recommended bid ask's are relative to current real world pricing then "greysheet" could be included in horseshoes and hangernade sayings right next to atomic bombs.

jmackeygator

jmackeygator

I'm against it

Frankly, I prefer ANACS to the other second and third tier grading services. I think they grade more reliably and because they also grade damaged coins, they note the defects/issues the coin has, unlike some of the other services.   I think it is generous of NGC to include PCGS coins, considering that they are their main competition...

ealandg

ealandg

Please no ICG in the Registry

I am opposed to adding ICG, ANA, SEGS or any other grading service to the NGC Registry, PCGS and NGC is enough. I have had several ICG coins fail to cross to NGC and therefore I do not believe their grading is up to par. Including other services would probably degrade the scores already allotted to the coins. If this were to happen, I would have to cross all my NGC coins to PCGS.

Siegfried89

Siegfried89

ICG inclusion - no.

No ICG census, therefore no way to track finest certified, or pops, or any of the other good things that a registry provides. Keep the scoring relative to the known population/grade. Adding ICG will skew individual collection scores upward, unless the scoring system is recalculated downward to account for the additional top pops that surface. Score inflation will have the same effect as grade inflation - making really nice coins more expensive for everyone.   $.02

pcgs and ngc is enough

how about ntc pci segs anacs? If you lower your standards (and i think this would be) you really diminish the importance of what you have collected. I am not being snobbish here but i have consistantly compared coins same grade and prefer the current system.

jmackeygator

jmackeygator

the case for non-gsa ngc-taped grading

this msg is in response to the threads that argue against various inclusions of icg holders. an alternate solution is to have ngc tape grading for certain (ie not all) non-gsa holders.   icg has a holder with an intercept shield gasket. consequently there is a possible advantage for toned coins to sit in their holder. another example of where it is possibly advantageous to leave a coin in a non-pcgs non-ngc holder is that of redfield pedigrees, which lose both desirability and market value

deuxchartreux

deuxchartreux

Back Stage Pass to Site Development

Just a quick update on things I'm keeping an eye on in terms of web development. Many times, new features or enhancement begin as simple observations about how the site is being used, and only blossom into announceable features later. The "chewing on an idea" phase isn't of interest to everyone, but for those who wonder what we're looking at on an average day, this might give a bit of a peak into things.   There are also usually larger updates in progress. I can't always let the cat out o

Architecht

Architecht

I like the way this works!

I was feeling pretty frustrated because of the issues with the site - not the best way to get started. However, now that things are up and running smoothly, I have to say that I like the NGC site better than the PCGS site and I REALLY like the way that I am being told where my coins are in the grading process.   I have a feeling that there are components of the site I'm not taking advantage of, but I am sure I'll discover them in time.  

ealandg

ealandg

New Method of Handling Tied Sets in the Coin Registry

In respose to much feedback regarding the method of handling sets with tied scores, we've made some changes. In the past, sets with the same score were ranked according to which set achieved the high score first.   A change has been implemented so that the Registry system will first rank by score and in the case of a tie the system will determine which set has the highest percentage of coin images. If the score and percentage of images is equal between two sets, then the percentage of coin

dena

dena

SMS Coins

Once graded, 2005 SMS coins will appear in the Mint State section Once graded, 2005 SMS coins will appear in the Mint State section of the population report rather than the Proof section as was done for 1965-1967 SMS coins and 1994 and 1997 Specimen coins.  

Bryan1315

Bryan1315

Joined NGC today

My primary collecting interests Joined NGC today, will consider upgrading to the full paid account later on.   Anyway primary interests:   1oz silver bullions 1oz silver rounds polymer banknotes US banknotes Silver Trade Dollars of the Far East (1850s - 1930s)

Lawrence Oei

Lawrence Oei