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Throwback Thoughts from Mokiechan

Something I published a little over 9 years ago on the NGC Boards.  At that time, NGC allowed PCGS coins in their competitive sets.  This is no longer the case and that is good.


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A little rumination on the allowance of PCGS coins in the NGC registry


I have been a collector for over 40 years but have only recently begun exclusively collecting coins certified by NGC or PCGS. Truth be told, the reason it took so long for me to enter this area was a kind of silly prejudice that I could HOLD my coins while those poor souls with slabbed coins could only gaze at their hermetically sealed beauties from outside it's plastic cell. Silly yes, but that's what I thought.

Now that I am getting older, I have begun planning for my eventual demise and am feeling the need to make my collection as convertible as possible to my heir. Certified coins are the ideal way, at least in the present market, to ensure she has a chance of a fair deal. For that reason, I have liquidated vast amounts of my collection to create my registry sets.

For me, since I have zero chance of ever winning a significant category, the registry sets provide a very convenient way to organize my collection and to provide a rough retail (insurance) market value. Of course, the lure of the chase is also enhanced by seeing my list of coins and planning my upgrades. It doesn't matter to me if the coins are NGC (which I prefer) or PCGS as they are both respected in the numismatic community. I am very thankful that NGC has the confidence to stack its coins against the PCGS coins. I applaud NGC for that and I will always look for an NGC coin first before adding any coins to my collection.

21 days ago

I just put up  token in a PCGS holder. But I decided to go non competitive. I think there reasoning in a competitive set your PCGS coin might grade lower at NGC that's all I can think of. There having more problems at PCGS maybe that has something to do with it. Look we don't agree with NGC grades why would NGC agree with PCGS grades. I don't have an answer. Just a thought.

21 days ago

It is hard to find competitive coins I am looking for in only NGC holders I wish they would re-establish this.

21 days ago

Me too. Anything worth money is in a PCGS holder. I wouldn't really need this feature, as I don't like slabbed coins,

21 days ago

20 days ago

I would like to see PCGS coins allowed back on NGC. I have more PCGS coins than I can afford to have changed over.

20 days ago

PCGS are still allowed in Custom Sets I think.  So you could build a custom set that mirrors a current competetive set. 

16 days ago

You are correct. No problem with custom sets. Thanks.

16 days ago

@Longstrider
You are correct. No problem with custom sets. Thanks.
 I was told much later that a non competitive set could also win!

16 days ago

And they do, CoinsbyGary has won with his custom sets. 

12 days ago
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