user_82536's Blog

01 Aug 2020


Coins-United States | user_82536

Good Day All,
Thanks for the posts and items you folks have been placing. I am an old guy but a new member. This is my first post so I'm not even sure I'm doing it correctly.
Due to Covid I have never even been to a meeting or joined a local club. My family left me around 9000 coins in the early 80s, silver, copper, nickel, you name it. I had it in proper storage during my military career, sometimes adding to it but mostly just ignoring it. I am ready to become an active collector.I read everything I can get my hands on, hard copy, e-books, ect. I have decided to submit some coins for certification and could use some advice.
Not sure it this is the proper way to do this as I am not very good with computers. But if this is a correct post, any advice would be appreciated.
Thanks for all the posts, I really enjoy them and have received a lot of knowledge from them.
Thanks again, Stumpy


Rock Hound

Level 3

Welcome Stumpy glad to have you here it sounds like a beautiful collection I hope you learn lots like I have.


Level 6

Welcome. As for submitting, I would go with NGC as it's a free perk here. Make sure your coin is worth it, at least to you. It isn't cheap. Go online to NGCcoin.com and look around and call for some submission forms. I like to call for help filling them out. They are very nice and helpful. Good luck.


Level 5

Welcome to the ANA Stumpy! Congratulations! You did just fine with your first blog post. When submitting coins for grading, be careful. There are a number of things to consider before submitting your coins for grading including the condition of your coins, i.e. cleaned or damaged, and the value of the coin vs. the cost of submitting. This is not to say don't send coins that aren't valuable but have a good reason for doing so. Fell free to run your questions through this blog. Many of us have made mistakes before and hope to spare you of the disappointments that come with them. Above all things, have fun here! We all learn from each other and I look forward to learning from you!

Lots of Newbies coming, I love it! We have both new, experienced, and ever level in between here. If you have something to share post a blog. if you have specific questions, message one of us, or post a forum topic. Welcome!


Level 2

Wow. You folks are awesome! Thanks for the replies, I am going through my list and am marking "Follow", so I will be able to communicate with you. Wow, I finally don't feel like I'm alone in the world of coin collecting, Covid had really had a negative effect on us new folks. Thanks again, Stumpy


Level 5

Stumpy, Welcome Aboard!! One thing I have noticed in my almost two years here is that there are a lot of very knowledgeable collectors on this site and every one of them is happy to help if you have a specific question or just need to connect with fellow collectors. So pull up a chair, grab a cup of Joe, and sit with us all at our coin covered table. You have questions about submitting coins for grading? ANA has an agreement with NGC that allows us to submit our coins directly to them without having to go through a middle - man. You still have to pay the applicable fees but direct submission is a wonderful benefit. Read all about it here: https://www.ngccoin.com/ana-welcome/


Level 4

Welcome Stumpy ! Just take it slow and research each coin. Look on ebay for what others have for sale. Plenty of price guides available to see what you might want to get certified and graded professionally. Join a coin club, as members can give you ideas.

I. R. Bama

Level 4

Hey Stump! Glad you are here! Yeah you came to the right place. Everyone here is very friendly and very helpful. Start following the people who reach out to you and you will have lots of people to consult and get ideas from. Comment on our blogs, we all love feedback and we will also look forward to your blogs as well. You might look into the ANA Diploma program. Its will give you a pretty comprehensive knowledge of numismatics


Level 4

Welcome, Stumpy! Sounds like you have quite the collection. The member blog is a great way to get involved with the community. If you have any specific questions, ask away! The members are great people who will help you with whatever you need.

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