Coins Not Conserved
If you have submitted coins to NCS and they were not
conserved, before attempting to conserve them yourself,
THERE MAY BE A VERY GOOD REASON WHY
WE DID NOT CONSERVE THE COIN.
More and more we are seeing coins submitted to NCS
that we previously determined would not benefit from
conservation. The major difference this time around
is that the owner has sent the coin to us hoping we
can "reverse" the unattractive results or
damage caused by attempting to conserve the coin himself.
Unfortunately, we have seen a few great coins with
minor blemishes down grade, no grade or just lose a
lot of eye appeal after amateur conservation is undertaken.
Before undertaking conservation on your own of a coin
that we declined to conserve, keep in mind that we saw
something in the surface problem that we felt would
actually hurt the coin more if removed than if left
NCS evaluators are very experienced and knowledgeable.
They know better than anyone when a coin needs or will
benefit from conservation and which of the many procedures
will be most effective. More importantly, they know
when to not do anything. So if we have declined to conserve
a coin, there may be a very good reason, and if you
attempt conservation anyway, we wish you the best of
luck and hope you realize the coin may be impaired in
Typically, NCS evaluators and conservators will decline
to conserve an uncertified coin for some of the following
- The coin does not need to be conserved.
- The coin is not genuine.
- The coin has been damaged to a point that no conservation
procedure will be of benefit.
- The coin is more stable in its current condition
that it may be after conservation.
In the case of certified coins, NCS evaluators and
conservators may also decline to conserve a coin for
the reasons above as well as:
- The coin will not maintain its current certified
grade when submitted to NGC
- The coin shows significant potential for losing
eye appeal and grade due to the severity of the problem.
If you have had a coin returned and not conserved,
before attempting the work on your own, consult NCS
as we are always willing re-examine a coin. If you attempt
the conservation on your own, keep in mind that the
result may be worse than the initial problem.
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Long Beach Coin & Collectibles Expo
With the F.U.N. show behind us, now is the perfect
time to submit coins to NCS to have them conserved and
graded in time for the Long Beach Expo on February 26
through March 1.
To better serve you, NCS will deliver your completed
submission to the show if you select this option on
the submission form.
NCS representatives will be onsite to discuss your
conservation needs and take submissions at the show.
NCS will be sharing a booth with its official grading
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