Hi everyone! On August 27 2016 I wrote a blog concerning a problem I was having with NGC. I will not go back into that blog to rewrite the information and the blog being there doesn't make sense. Well I called NGC today and found out the decision. It was mailed out two days ago. As a MS64! That's right after three months countless phone calls three different countries and the cooperation of the British government and a member here at the ANA. It's finally over. This token had to be justified. The designer had to be justified. I was not going to let a company deny this token of Queen Victoria 1857. I spoke to the so called head of all tokens and was told to stay away from it it was trouble. He had one and couldn't sell it. Do you know why? He did not do his homework. He had no paper trail. All I needed was a start and I got that from the seller who gave it to me. I contacted the British government in Warwickshire England where they forwarded the information to a library where a couple of hard workers found the book the author the page the number of the token and the plate number not to mention the company who made it. We knew Taylor had made the token and they found most of the information I needed. So I forwarded all the information to a person I will not mention. I waited two weeks and called him he claimed he never received the information. I told him what I had and he said send the information and the token back.
This will be a very short blog. I have been contacted by two collector's. One an expert in tokens and has some excellent credentials. He is a past grader at PCGS. He actually knows the token I had the problem with because he owned one of the five. He thought it would be impossible to get that token certified. The other two I'm sorry are here in the ANA. All three are qualified to help me write this article. The only problem I have is how do I choose and how do I go about it. The gentleman wants to publish what transpired with the conder token society. I believe that there name. He's the retiree from PCGS. I also have no problem with the other two volunteers. So if you have any suggestions I would love to hear them. I didn't know what I had done had such an impact but it did. Now some collector's think this story has to be told. I received e-mails from people I didn't know and two phone calls. I didn't know this token or what happened would have such a impact. I just hope others follow what I did and if you disagree find out why your coin or token was classified the way it was. Take care. Mike. By the way I was apologizing for my mistake of three not two. I'm not sorry there here in the ANA. I'M very happy there here and offered their help.