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My First PCGS Non-Registry Coin posted by Electric Peak Collection

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It had to happen sooner or later.


One of the other coins I "won" in the Heritage FUN auctions was an addition to my set of proof Liberty Seated Half Dimes, 1858-1873. It fills the 1859 slot in my collection, but not in the NGC Registry. It is graded PR64CAM by PCGS, and is therefore not eligible. It also has a green CAC sticker.


This is my first higher dollar purchase that will not be in the registry. I have not been in the PCGS Registry, and have no plans to get involved with that. Why would I, with a mixed NGC and PCGS collection, decide to start up in a place that will not accept a majority of my coins? (And a related hint to NGC: Don't expect as many new registry members as you were getting prior to the decision to exclude PCGS-graded coins.)


I will, however, continue to participate in the NGC Registry. But I will not cross my PCGS coins. Even at a discounted price, it seems foolish to me to spend money to switch from one company to the other. I collect coins, not holders or special inserts. I won't care if there is a lack of slab uniformity if I ever display or sell my collection. (That said, I have paid to "upgrade" a number of old, beaten-up NGC slabs to newer scratch-resistant edge-view holders for a number of my smaller coins. I wanted to be able to see and photograph them better.)


In any case, the new addition to my set of proofs is the first in quite a while. Because there are only a few, hard to locate coins left to complete my main set of business strike Liberty Seated Half Dimes, I probably will try to finish off the collector era proofs in the near future. My goal for that set is cameo designated coins, graded 64 or better.





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