This threatens to raise my hopes...

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Revenant

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I looked today and my 13 coin Zimbabwe submission is now fully entered in the system and "scheduled for grading." :popcorn:

This has me hopeful that I could maybe see grades by the end of this month - maybe 2-3 weeks sooner than I'd been expecting based on the turnaround times listed at about 49 days... but I'm basing this on how quickly other things - not world moderns - have gone from scheduled to in grading. So that hope may be dangerous. I could just in in for 3-4 weeks of them sitting as "Scheduled."

I guess we'll see. So far NGC and PMG have done better/ beaten their estimates for me. I'd love to see another beat here.

It's funny - as much as people have complained about turnarounds lately the crush of boxes / mail doesn't seem to have stopped in Florida - turnaround for world modern is STILL listing at 49 business days. US Economy is listing at 51 days.

This potentially has some interesting implications for the 2021 awards. Anything not at NGC by early October may not be graded in time for the cert #s to be valid before the cut-off in early December. And if you want images in the system that you made yourself you need them back in hand by late November.

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They seem to be making some headway in opening the mail, not caught up yet but gaining ground.

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On 7/8/2021 at 5:57 AM, Fenntucky Mike said:

They seem to be making some headway in opening the mail, not caught up yet but gaining ground.

Well, I'm hoping at some point they will get caught up for their sake and find a new normal. Because running their people for 10-12 hours a day sometimes 6 days a week is unsustainable and if they just hire a bunch of people to catch up some of those people will have to be laid off when they do - I suppose that isn't the worst in that they have work in the interim but lay-offs aren't a fun thing to be a part of.

Side note, but the population of ngc-graded MS Zimbabwe coins increased by 2-3 recently, and it wasn't me. 🤔

 

Edited to add: Well, I take that back a little. The population has increased a bit but they aren't MS coins - they're proof issues that got added.

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On 7/15/2021 at 9:38 AM, Revenant said:

Side note, but the population of ngc-graded MS Zimbabwe coins increased by 2-3 recently, and it wasn't me. 🤔

Huh, that's kind of weird/interesting. Wonder if it's ol' Bonezy. :roflmao: 

Sorry, I couldn't resist. :bigsmile:

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On 7/15/2021 at 5:53 PM, Fenntucky Mike said:

Huh, that's kind of weird/interesting. Wonder if it's ol' Bonezy. :roflmao: 

Sorry, I couldn't resist. :bigsmile:

lol I would think muzzer more likely as he has the only proof set of Zimbabwe coins. Even then, I think it unlikely as his only one is a 1996 NCLT issue. More likely it's the same non-registry person that has the other proof and pattern issues.

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