Jazzbo, ask yourself why you want it graded.
@Earle42 for the win.
What do you guys think? Should I remove the ANCAS label and submit to NGC?
@Jazzbo something tells me that you've already made up your mind about that. I agree with @moxking's observation months ago in reference to "Mine Mind" behaviour. You really do believe that your coin deserves a better grade. Maybe it even does, but if so it is irrelevant since that is not the actual reason we are all here now having this discussion. The exact same discussion has happened before on the internet, it will happen again, the only conclusion your mind will accept is predictably biased: "This Must Be the Wrong Grade."
I do not mean anything I say in any personal way at all. I only mean to demonstrate a point by all of this.. if human psychology and predictable textbook responses are allowed as factors before I answer, then I feel safer picking ANACS side, without seeing the coin. If we could gamble on the competition's results, I might be inclined to change my answer based on who you pick next.
If you have not had the experience of cracking a coin and sending it in for a fresh opinion, then do it. Solved.
More importantly, post the results here. If nothing else, you will learn something.
@kanga said, in response to OP @BassPro regarding initial claim that ANACS is undergrading coins:
Pick a couple of your ANACS coins, crack them out and ship them to NGC or PCGS
That will perhaps change your opinion.
Maybe your grading would change.
Do you want a logical answer using a scientific approach that doesn't care if the truth hurts your feelings? Comparing competing grades on the same coins over and over is the only way to guage how the grading services are performing. Performance is only relevant compared to other services and past performance. This will constantly fluctuate.
I believe that dealers and collectors have grown unhealthy attachments to that number in the bold print. If grading is subjective, and therefore an unscientific method of evaluation drawing unprovable conclusions, then our validation of a coin's value versus another's based on the difference of a single grade is as superficial as a popularity contest and as irrelevant as a lottery ticket. Value cannot and should not be determined simply on holder designation alone. If the day ever comes when grade alone drives the market, then what was ever even the point of this hobby?
That being said, fair and neutral grading services are essential to the hobby and to the market. The system should work for us, not the other way around. As long as we continually challenge grading services and also force them to compete with one another, then market consistency, improved standards within the community, and better conservation methods can be achieved. It only works that way if we respect and agree with the graders' *opinions* as professional and reasonable designations. While we should constantly be evaluating TPGs for handling, service, and accuracy, we need to reevaluate our priorities as hobbyists. The market needs to either create a foolproof system for 60-70 grades, or else buyers need to demand another approach for determining value for 60-70 grades.
I might sound young and idealistic, but the future of this hobby is in trouble if nobody is noticing at all what message we're sending next-gen collectors when we use the grading services as we would a casino, and we always insist "the house is always right" only when we get paid, and we are willing to charge a small fortune for a coin that got submitted 17 times to jump that needed single MS grade.
It's more than a coin, it is a collector's item. I thought we're all here because we know how to have fun going broke. (Is 14 cents cheap? 14 cents face as a down payment on a house is MY idea of fun.)