Responding to Mike's comment on the fantasy world of coin
grading...Even after all of my recent bad experiences with 3rd party
ignorance, I may still deal with them. I was informed that a certain
high value coin would not crossover at the same grade at NGC due to
spots, which are minimal on the coin in question. I am then directed
to NCS, who tells me that they can "probably" remove the spots, but
cannot guarantee crossover and that it might possibly lower the
grade. These two (NGC and NCS) are the same company, is this a
conflict? With many thousands of dollars in the balance, it seems no
action is better than rolling the dice in the world of make believe.
I'm sure a few members here have taken a chance and wondered what
their experience was.
John--- In firstname.lastname@example.org
Diamond" <mdia1@...> wrote:
> Thanks for your observations. Yet more evidence that assigned
> are an exercise in make-believe.
> Frank Leone would undoubtedly have Robert Knauss' e-mail address,
> I suggest you send this information on to Frank at flrc@...
> I've seen some of the conservation work that NCS does. The last
> I saw -- an off-metal Lincoln cent -- originally had an attractive,
> natural luster that was admittedly somewhat dull. After the NCS
> treatment it had a ghastly sheen to it that looked quite unnatural.
> --- In email@example.com, seanqueue
> <no_reply@> wrote:
> > I'm not sure how to get hold of Robert Knauss to tell him
> > I'll just post this here. There are two photos on Page 20, both
> > images were taken from the Heritage archives. Robert lists them
> > two distinct lamination errors, but they are actually different
> > of the same coin, the die markers are unmistakable.
> > When the coin looked like the bottom photo, it was in an ANACS
> > holder and sold in July 2006 for $126.50. Sometime after that it
> > either dipped and resubmitted to NGC, or sent to NCS for
> > "conservation". The top photo shows the same coin now in a NGC
> > holder, where it sold on Heritage in August 2007 for $1092.50.
> > If someone would be kind enough to forward this to Robert, or to
> > him to this thread, please send along my email address
> > - at - snet.net). I have a lot of information on SLQ clips, many
> > which he did not list in his last book, which I'd like to share
> > Sean Reynolds