Get Ready For F.U.N.
December is a hectic month for most of us, with the
holidays and traveling, but don't forget that before
you have a chance to relax after the holiday and recover
from New Year festivities, it will be time for the F.U.N.
With that in mind, this is the best time to send coins
to NCS for conservation. To save you additional hassle,
NCS will deliver your completed submission to the F.U.N.
show. Be sure to request show delivery and specify the
F.U.N show on your submission form.
The F.U.N. show will be held Jan. 8-11 at the Orange
Country Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.
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Conservation Pre-Screen at F.U.N.
NCS representatives will attend the F.U.N. show and
be available to review your coins for possible conservation
at your table or the NGC table.
"Show pre-screening of possible submissions has
been a very popular 'free' service," says David
J. Camire, NCS director of operations. "Many collectors
and dealers regularly request that an NCS representative
review their coins to determine which coins are the
most suitable to submit."
Dealers interested in having an NCS representative
come to their tables should stop by the NGC booth during
the first couple days of the show. Collectors and dealers
who do not have a booth at the show can stop by the
NGC table at any time to meet with an NCS representative.
In addition to the pre-screen service, NCS will also
accept submissions at the NGC table through the afternoon
of Saturday, Jan. 10.
"We anticipate receiving a significant number of
submissions on Saturday, as dealers submit many new
show purchases for conservation and grading to get ready
for the February Long Beach Expo," says Brian Silliman,
conservator and NCS assistant director of operations.
"Many of these dealers also request we deliver
the completed submission to the Long Beach show."
NCS will be sharing a booth at the F.U.N show with its
affiliated Certified Collectibles Group company, NGC.
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NCS Online Continues to Grow
As promised, we have been adding material to the NCS
Web site. Recent changes include expansion of the Before
and After Gallery and the addition of a reference section.
The Before and After Gallery has grown to more than
four pages of images. Among the before and after pictures
are regular issues, patterns, proofs and business strikes
in copper, nickel, silver and gold.
Information about the new Authentication and Details
Grading services has also been added, which includes
photos of the NCS encapsulation process.
But perhaps the most useful addition is the News and
Reference section. This part of the Web site includes
press releases, past e-newsletters and informative articles
about numismatic conservation by NCS technicians.
The NCS Web site can be reached at www.ncscoin.com.
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