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 Posted 12/08/2021  07:46 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Jdford to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
PCGS, NCG, ANACS, &ICG

Asking for advice on which company y'all would recommend. Basically I know PCGS has the best reputation as I read online. Most of their MS68 and 69 are drop tone coins from what I read, so does that mean if my coin isn't deep toned they'll lower the grade? Seems that's what they prefer for a higher grade.
NCGS also has a good reputation don't really see anything negative about them.
ANACS, is the oldest of the 4 but don't seem to carry the reputation the top two do.
ICG is the youngest, but only by 3 years, they posted how they grade their coins and it seems like a very righteous way to grade coins.
This is all I read online, but I wanted experienced others, much like the magnificent bunch we have here to help me. &
So if you could please direct on who you think would be the best to go with on grading.
Thanks.
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 Posted 12/08/2021  08:48 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Perhaps you've considered this already -- What is your long-term goal in going with 3rd party grading services--is maximum resale value most important, is keeping graded/slabbed coins in a personal collection a high priority, other?
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 Posted 12/08/2021  08:55 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jdford to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm not very keen on what to do honestly. What other options are there other than third party grading? Whether I sell or keep will be half and half I think. I haven't necessarily decided on selling anything as of right now.
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 Posted 12/08/2021  08:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
At coin shows I usually hear people say things like of course it cost more it was graded by PCGS.
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 Posted 12/08/2021  09:03 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jdford to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just Carl, correct that's what I read online as well, but it always seems like a repetitive conversation or air talk not an experienced one. Main reason I wanted to ask here.
I always collected coins, and could always see an error, but never knew how or reason for the error. Very ignorant in mint state status, I only just started on eBay because I joined here and saw the experience, I was worried about being screwed over to much.
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 Posted 12/08/2021  09:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JasonKflo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well with Morgans anyways if you want to sell then PCGS if you want to know what the grade really is then ANACS.
NGC for world coins and tokens.
PCGS and NGC cost more to grade than ANACS

Id say though common coins then ANACS , High Dollar coins I would do PCGS
Though ANACS holders are kinda ugly in my opinion.
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 Posted 12/08/2021  10:55 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add NumismaticsFTW to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
NGC is my vote
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 Posted 12/08/2021  11:01 am  Show Profile   Check Pacificoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Pacificoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Overall value for money .ANACS.
Conservative grading , you can actually talk to the
CEO !
World Coins ..NGC
Will not use PCGS unless I have to .
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 Posted 12/08/2021  11:27 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have coins from each of the grading services you listed. For me as I care only about the authenticity or if its a common date coin all 4 are acceptable. I'll buy the price/grade and not the grader.

For the registry set coins, I'm trying to keep it to NGC/PCGS, although a a few of my IHC are Anacs. If its a valuable coin (not a high grade but valuable like a 16-D, 1909 S VDB), I would have no issues with PGCS/Anacs/NGC, if it's a high grade, the high grades from PCGS seem to have more market acceptability.

My only ICG coin is below, I used them as they authenticate counterfeits ;)


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12/08/2021 11:30 am
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 Posted 12/08/2021  2:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Slider23 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
PCGS & NGC - Best value at time of resale. PCGS for high end coins returns the best value.
ANACS - Cost effective grading. The ANACS holder is a neutral at time of resale, but a lot of collectors only want NGC or PCGS.
ICG - Is a negative at the time of resale.
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 Posted 12/08/2021  5:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Pmint1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I buy a lot of slabbed coins but I don't send any in to get slabbed. I try to buy coins that look undergraded which they all seem to do at times. I see a lot I consider overgraded in slabs. I've been impressed with the few I've seen from IGC. I think they grade conservatively and will designate a Morgan for instance as obv dmpl if it has a deep mirror obverse but not reverse. I don't believe the others designate like that.
I'm waiting for something better before I pay to have my raw coins slabbed. Third party graders are just too inconsistent for me to spend money on. In this day of computer optics I believe it won't be long before human error will be eliminated in grading.
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