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 Posted 02/22/2011  12:34 am Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add basement slab to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

Who has experience with NGA? Anyone heard of 1897-O Morgan Silver Dollar mS66 by NGA? Purported price: $250. Any idea of the true value?

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 Posted 02/22/2011  03:35 am  Show Profile Check BH1964's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BH1964 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
True value of an 1897-O in MS66 is over $50,000. Never heard of NGA but it's a safe bet that this coin is not mint state and maybe not even an genuine 1897-O, which is very rare above MS63 preservation.
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 Posted 02/22/2011  10:07 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Got a link to a picture? I don't seem to have NGA listed in my files. (Of course it is possible I have one and haven't gotten pictures of it yet.)
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 Posted 02/22/2011  11:09 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add JMerrick to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Condor,

Here's a picture of an NGA slab at random, if that's what you're looking for. If not, I'll delete the post.




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 Posted 02/22/2011  6:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yep, that was what I needed. Thanks.
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 Posted 02/23/2011  2:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Coin Chaser to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I saw NGA on eBay and thought they were a basement operation since no info was available.
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 Posted 03/01/2011  08:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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This company uses a holder very similar to GEC and CSI and either they are the same company, under a different name, or they purchase their holders from the same company as GEC and CSI.


No information on this grading company. Any TPGS without a website, address, phone number or email are usually "self-slabbers" who grade their own coins, sell them, and don't accept submissions from the general public. These companies are not recommended unless one can tell, first-hand, that the coin is authentic, is problem free (not cleaned or damaged), and graded appropriately.

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 Posted 03/06/2011  06:04 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
They aren't the same companies, the shells are marketed by CSI who developed them. CSI started out as a company making NGC type shells and a wider range of multicoin holders than NGC did. Then they developed the slab shell seen above and began running their own grading service. After a little while they began marketing it to other companies that wanted to do their own grading services. I have currently seen about six different firms that use the CSI type shell. Frankly it is a pretty decent shell.
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