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 Posted 05/24/2022  6:35 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add adcoins1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello,

I am looking to get two Seated Liberty dollar coins graded. My first go-to was PCGS since I heard they are very reputable, but I was wondering if there are other companies that are considered equally valid and might perhaps be cheaper?

PCGS requires you to be a member to get coins graded, and I don't anticipate needing coins graded again, so it feels needless for me to get a membership just for that.

As a newbie I feel a bit "out of my element" in this issue so I would greatly appreciate any possible advice.

Thank you
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 Posted 05/24/2022  6:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If you're an ANA member, you can submit directly to NGC.

Otherwise, submitting through your LCS is the best bet.



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 Posted 05/24/2022  8:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What the frogger said. Reach out to a local coin shop and ask them to add your coins to there submission.
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 Posted 05/24/2022  8:58 pm  Show Profile   Check Collects82's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Collects82 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
How high end are these? We talking circulated common dates worth a couple hundred bucks or uncirculated rarities worth $10,000s? That might make a decision easier where a few dollars of cost shouldn't matter.

There is always ANACS for budget submitters with budget coins where saving a few dollars on cost is worth the risk of the prestiged holder. I personally am VERY OK with ANACS, but I'm not looking to sell anything anytime soon and my reasons for slabbing are other than maximizing revenues.
My hoard of '82s is up to 241! 218 BC x 1, 118 BC x 3, 18 BC x 1, 82 x 1, 182 x 1, 282 x 2, 382 x 1, 582 x 2, 682 x 1, 782 x 2, 882 x 1, 982 x 4, 1082 x 1 1182 x 8, 1282 x 2, 1382 x 1, 1482 x 6, 1582 x 13, 1682 x 17, 1782 x 60, 1882 x 68, 1982 x 45
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 Posted 05/24/2022  9:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
How about showing us images of these two coins so we can give you better advice?
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 Posted 05/24/2022  11:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JasonKflo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If you just want them slabbed ANACS is the way to go.
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 Posted 05/25/2022  05:12 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
adcoins1,
If you plan on keeping them in your collection, go with ANACS. If you want to sell them, go with PCGS.NGC is close to PCGS.
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 Posted 05/25/2022  09:17 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add panzaldi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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If you plan on keeping them in your collection, go with ANACS


i disagree with Johns statement here. if you plan on keeping them unless they are a rarer coin or have a value in the $100's+ just put them in your collection, there is no reason to slab them
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 Posted 05/25/2022  11:57 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add otto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Don't TPGs usually have minimum number of submissions?
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 Posted 05/25/2022  12:18 pm  Show Profile   Check Collects82's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Collects82 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Don't TPGs usually have minimum number of submissions?


I don't see one listed at NGC/PCGS ANACS but they also have higher / coin fees plus that lovely $10 submission privilege handling fee.

ANACS wants 5 coins for the economy pricing but anyone can submit and there isn't a handling fee on top of grading fees.

If we are talking 2 coins here, a local PCGS submitting shop might be the cheapest due to ANACS's 5 coin min. Of courses, I don't know how close one might be.
My hoard of '82s is up to 241! 218 BC x 1, 118 BC x 3, 18 BC x 1, 82 x 1, 182 x 1, 282 x 2, 382 x 1, 582 x 2, 682 x 1, 782 x 2, 882 x 1, 982 x 4, 1082 x 1 1182 x 8, 1282 x 2, 1382 x 1, 1482 x 6, 1582 x 13, 1682 x 17, 1782 x 60, 1882 x 68, 1982 x 45
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 Posted 05/25/2022  4:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add adcoins1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you for the advice. Here is a link to pictures of the coins: https://drive.google.com/drive/fold...h4530pZYPP3H

My understanding is the could each be worth several hundred dollars.

I would be more comfortable submitting to NGC for restoration, honestly, since their fees seem to be lower and I find their process to be easier to understand. I think their "standard conservation" tier would work for these coins: https://www.ngccoin.com/submit/serv...onservation/

If I am to sell these coins one day, would the company that grades them impact their value? In other words, is a grade from PCGS "better" than a grade from NGC?

Thanks again
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 Posted 05/25/2022  5:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Slider23 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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If I am to sell these coins one day, would the company that grades them impact their value? In other words, is a grade from PCGS "better" than a grade from NGC?]


On the coins that you are submitting there is not much difference between NGC and PCGS that would impact value. NGC is a top tier grading company.

There is glue residue shown in the photos. A soak in Acetone could remove the glue, but it may be best for you to send into NGC for conservation.
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 Posted 05/25/2022  5:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add luvmyCAM to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
adcoins1 you got some good advice on every post. Welcome to forum , glad your here - 2017 to present I was/am asking same questions that seem obvious to everyone but me.
Good news is your at the level of submitting coins for certification (you've spent time reading, surfing, pondering). The bad news is there isn't any. ..only yourself will hold you back from submitting it takes about 45 minutes to join fill out and ship once you read all the big 3 user/submital policy and in 4-7 weeks they arrive. Use all 3 their great and nothing like picking raw coins in the wild and taming them in a straight graded slab.
I use ANACS because their cheap their # 3 but everyone accepts them (auction results will be 12-20% lower) but 90% of my coins are worth 100 bucks and shipping and fees work out to $18.70 average so its a fit for me.
Spend the money join PCGS and NGC summers here and watch NGC they have August specials (bronze member $10.00 etc).
Once you start submitting coins more frequently its s breeze and what a treat to see your coins again slabbed and back home worth 20-40% more just for taking time and effort and 18 bucks.
Welcome to your juncture in serious collecting - the next level awaits.
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 Posted 05/25/2022  5:37 pm  Show Profile   Check Collects82's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Collects82 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
ANACS and PCGS also have conservation programs. ANACS is $39 for 20 coins. NGC is 4% of market value, minimum $25. PCGS is something, but my brain doesn't want to work that hard.
My hoard of '82s is up to 241! 218 BC x 1, 118 BC x 3, 18 BC x 1, 82 x 1, 182 x 1, 282 x 2, 382 x 1, 582 x 2, 682 x 1, 782 x 2, 882 x 1, 982 x 4, 1082 x 1 1182 x 8, 1282 x 2, 1382 x 1, 1482 x 6, 1582 x 13, 1682 x 17, 1782 x 60, 1882 x 68, 1982 x 45
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 Posted 05/25/2022  10:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add adcoins1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks all for the great advice. I will send them to NGC tomorrow and report back eventually with the results. I know my grandfather would be very appreciative of the help - these were his coins long ago.
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 Posted 05/26/2022  12:29 am  Show Profile   Check jacrispies's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jacrispies to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Awesome! Keep us updated. Post the grading results in the previous topic when you had us grading the coins. Best of luck!!
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