Thank you namvette68!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The last word I received from the mint is that the new mailing date for my UHR was going to be 4/26/09 SO imagine my surprise when I went to the post office this morning and there the Beauty was. I examined it real closely, showed it to my wife and her remarks were "Now how much did WE pay for that?"I let it fly, packaged it up and sent it off th NGC for grading and fingers crossed for the top MS70 grade. It might even make it in time for the early release designation. Anyway with all the talk about grading services I figured I would pass a few if my examples along. I sent in the following graded by ICG. I know but it was the first week they were in business so decided to give them a try with my Liberty nickel Proofs. When sent to NGC for cross over I was pleasently surprised 1896 64 came back a Cameo, 1898 65 came back Cameo, 1903-65 came back a 66 Cameo, 1904-63 made 64, 1905 64 made 65, 1919 64 made 65, 1912-D AU58 made MS61, and a 1926-S Buffalo F-12 came back a whopping XF40! Also had a PCI 65 Walking liberty half come back a NGC66 There were 3 that graded less, 1883 N/C from 66 to 65, 1911 from 65 to 64 and 1912 from 66 to 65. Over all not bad. So even if it is in another slab BUY THE COIN NOT THE HOLDER! Now it is nail biting time waiting to see how the coins sent off today will fair. Ain't it GREAT to be a collector and enjoy a hobby like ours.
Happy collecting and God Bless. John 3:16
(By the way, I am a nam vet 67)