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FUN show display is now my NGC Registry set display

I'm missing out on the FUN show, but I still have my fun coins When I lived in Florida, I made an educational coin display for the FUN shows in 2003 and 2004. It was titled "Proof Coinage of the 1940'S" It looked great and I won 2nd place in US coins. Now I live far from Florida so it would be hard to go to the FUN show. I still have all the coins but had no way to show them. Now my display lives again online as 3 registry sets. Here is the first from 1940. http://www.collectors-socie

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Re: Restoration??

The NCS homepage will tell you more. I read the entry on a MS64FH SL quarter. I guess the graders at NGC felt the coin had some surface problems that held down the grade. Removal of these problems could increase the grade or help to preserve the coin at its current grade.   Here is the NCS page for their services and fees:   <a href="http://www.ncscoin.com/conservation/services_and_fees.asp">http://www.ncscoin.com/conservation/services_and_fees.asp</a>

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Re; ANACS net grading

If a coin grades MS60 Details and "scratched" by ANACS...will it grade at NGC or PCGS?? -Maybe but unlikely ANACS net graded problem coins have a small chance of being graded by NGC or PCGS. Both state they will not grade problem coins. Some minor problems like early PVC resudue could be removed and the coin could get graded by NGC. If the PVC has caused damage (spots, etching), then the coin will not be graded. Major problem coins like your scratched coin will not get into a NGC or PCGS h

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My First Colorful Morgan

NGC graded it MS63, but it is pretty. Normally I post in the NGC chat but I'll place this coin in my journal. It is an 1885-O Morgan graded MS63 by NGC. The scuffs on her cheek keep the grade down, but it has excellent eye appeal. It looks like it toned while sitting in a mint bag for years. A coin resting on the right side kept this part from being toned. The left side had some contact with the bag and acquired the colorful toning. The reverse (not shown) was also protected and is brigh

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Re: SOS! WHAT IS SMS?

SMS=Special mint set, plus some history Back in 1965-67, the mint made what they called special mint sets. Proof sets were not made for those years. Mint sets are assembled from normal business strike coins. These coins are struck once under standard minting pressure from the dies. For the special mint sets, the coins were stuck once like business strikes, but under higher pressure. Overall, they had a nicer look than the regular business strike.   For 2005, the mint changed the way the

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Re: Trouble with Crossovers

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

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