Does NGC automatically grade FS (full steps) on nickels or does the submitter have to pay for variety plus?
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You may or may not already know this but the FS designation is only given to business strike coins. Proof coins will not receive the designation. 

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The graders looks for strike characters such as 5FS, FB, PL, etc. automatically when grading raw coins, and there is no extra charge. If you have a coin already certified by NGC, then you would have to get it regraded when seeking such add ons.

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"Does NGC automatically grade FS (full steps) on nickels...?"

Not usually on Buffalo nickels, no. ;)

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On 7/10/2022 at 1:58 PM, DWLange said:

The graders looks for strike characters such as 5FS, FB, PL, etc. automatically when grading raw coins, and there is no extra charge. If you have a coin already certified by NGC, then you would have to get it regraded when seeking such add ons.

Thanks so much for the explanation!

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On 7/18/2022 at 10:00 AM, JamesBell said:

Thank you so much, I didn't know about that!

Are you kidding me? How big of a scumbag do you have to be to change someone's post to make it look like they are the spammer?

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On 10/26/2022 at 7:54 PM, Just Bob said:

Are you kidding me? How big of a scumbag do you have to be to change someone's post to make it look like they are the spammer?

I am really confused. I am new to this forum, what do you mean?

edit: Nm, I just read his post. Wtf, that is so weird he would go through the trouble of changing someone’s post… I am thinking it might be some advanced bot.

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On 10/26/2022 at 9:58 PM, MatthewDM11 said:

I am really confused. I am new to this forum, what do you mean?

edit: Nm, I just read his post. Wtf, that is so weird he would go through the trouble of changing someone’s post… I am thinking it might be some advanced bot.

Welcome to the forum, Matthew. I hope you did not think that I was talking to you. I was referring to JamesBell, who, as you stated, is possibly not even a real person. The post has been reported, and hopefully we will not be bothered by him/it again.

Did you ever submit those full step nickels?

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On 10/26/2022 at 8:54 PM, Just Bob said:

Welcome to the forum, Matthew. I hope you did not think that I was talking to you. I was referring to JamesBell, who, as you stated, is possibly not even a real person. The post has been reported, and hopefully we will not be bothered by him/it again.

Did you ever submit those full step nickels?

I did! I made several submissions and have been happy with the results. The only gripe I had was a 1942-P came back graded 67+ but no FS designation when it clearly is FS. Fortunately when I sent it in for a regrade, it came back with a FS grade. Here are my two favorites that I got back.

 

 

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