NCS in the News
Several articles hit the presses last month featuring
NCS. The first article about NCS and professional numismatic
conservation appeared in the July 30th issue
of Numismatic News and the second appeared in the August
9th issue of The Coin Dealer Newsletter Monthly
"We are very pleased with the recent press we have
received and the interest in the service from major
trade publications," says Camire. "While many
dealers and collectors are using the service, many more
are still unclear about what conservation is and how
it can be of benefit to the hobby. These articles, as
well as others that will be published in the near future,
will help remedy the few misconceptions that still exist
about professional numismatic conservation."
The Numismatic News article provided information
about conservation and why coins are so susceptible
to corrosion due to improper storage and mishandling
and how the professional conservator can address some
of these issues. The CDN feature offered a more in depth
exploration of professional conservation and its standards
"Even though we have been very forthcoming
with members of the hobby about our conservation process,
its purposes, benefits and high standards, many misconceptions
still exist," says Brian Silliman of NCS. "These
articles show a strong interest on the part of certain
publications to help educate hobbyists by disseminating
useful and accurate information."
NCS is already preparing additional informative
articles that will be published by various hobby publications
and on the NCS website, www.ncscoin.com
in a special reference section.
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had prototypes of its encapsulation on display at the
ANA New York convention and will begin accepting submissions
and encapsulating coins September 1st.
"The dealers and collectors that saw the prototypes,
were extremely positive about its design and our plan
to encapsulate problem and "no grade" coins
with a details grade but no net grade," says Brian
Silliman. "The response to offering an authentication
and encapsulation only service level was also very good.
Based on the response so far, we anticipate this program
to be very popular.
encapsulation will be used for coins submitted for grading
after conservation that are not suitable for certification
by NGC as non-problem coins. The encapsulation will
also be used for direct submissions to NCS for its problem
coin certification and the Authentication Only service
For more information about or to request submission
forms for NCSs Details Grading and Authentication
Only service levels, contact NCS customer service. These
additional services begin September 1st,
submission forms for conservation and certification
can be requested by contacting NCS customer services
866-NCS-COIN or by email at NCSHelp@ncscoin.com.
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