I believe PCGS has a slight edge over NGC in meeting the already subjective grading standards.7 years ago
Discussion: Which Service is Better?
Thanks for all the feedback guys!7 years ago
Talk to a local coin dealer to see if they can send in with there submissions. Especially if you just have the one coin to get graded. NGC has an economy tier but I believe you have to send in at least 5 coins to use it.
I unfortunately dont have a local dealer to send it in with
As an ANA member, you can submit directly to NGC.7 years ago
As an ANA member, you can submit directly to NGC. but how much does it cost? I am a YN with a small coin budget
You can check their website.
I would definetly have to go with NGC. ICG overgrades, PCGS costs too much, and so on so forth with the other grading companies. I like the slabs of NGC also. They aren't too big or too small, and not to thick. By the way, check out my blog!!!7 years ago
I will. Thanks.7 years ago
Well worn Copper
Like most collectors, my collection is made up on NGC and PCGS slabs. I only submit coins to NGC though. NGC just seems more user-friendly and there are bargains (like economy tier) if you submit more than five coins at a time. NGC slabs are also more eye-appealing as well: it detracts from the coin when there are darker hues (like PCGS' blue labels) around the piece being presented. NGC's overall white label/slab is consistent, and rarely changes. (Much like the Colonels recipe at KFC.) Hey, why mess with a good thing? In the end though, it's always comes down to "buy the coin, not the holder." Try to avoid the ANACS stuff typically found on the HSN shopping network: much too gimmicky for me.7 years ago
My opinion is that some coins should be in PCGS cases and some coins should go in NGC cases. For instance, if I have a rainbow toned morgan but it has splotches I'll send it to NGC. However, if the rainbow is perfectly crescent shape I might send it to PCGS . I also don't understand why ANACS gets such a bad wrap in the Numismatics community because I think they grade solid . I guess what I'm saying is that the slight differences between grading companies should be embraced since technical grading seems to be a thing of the past, and market grading is the new grading standard. However , I'm not sure that I would neglect the fact that ANA has made NGC their official coin certification company. I'm still learning myself what all that entails.6 years ago