NCS Details Grading for Problem Coins
began certifying problem coins on September 1, 2002,
with a details grade and problem description, but no
"net" grade. Since then, submissions have
been strong and steadily increasing.
"We are very pleased with the response to the
service as coins we have certified can be found in auctions,
prominent dealers' cases at shows and even on eBay,"
says Brian Silliman, NCS assistant director of operations.
"Dealers have long complained that the subjective
'net' grade usually assigned to a problem coin is not
always representative of the coin's condition and negatively
effects their ability to trade the coin. The NCS Details
Grade, on the other hand, provides an accurate description
of the coin and is easier to trade."
Problem coins can be submitted directly through the
NCS Certification Service level on the submission form
or as a service option after conservation. For more
information, contact NCS customer service at 1.866.NCS.COIN.
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NCS Authentication Service
reported in Numismatic News and Coin World, the American
Numismatic Association's Authentication Bureau has been
closed and no longer accepts submissions. NCS's Authentication
Service, on the other hand, is going stronger than ever.
NCS started its Authentication and Encapsulation Service
on September 1, 2002, in conjunction with its Details
Grading Service for problem coins.
"Our Authentication and Encapsulation service
fills an important void in the market place now that
the ANA's Authentication Bureau has closed," says
Brian Silliman. "Having two former ANA Authenticators
on staff in addition to other highly skilled and experienced
numismatists makes NCS uniquely qualified to offer a
service like this."
Under this service, coins are authenticated and varieties
are attributed. Then the coin is encapsulated as genuine.
Coins can be submitted to this service directly, using
the NCS Certification Service section of the submission
form, or as a service option after conservation.
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Coin Show News: Baltimore
The Baltimore show was an extremely strong show for
NCS conservation, authentication and grading services.
Submissions were strong and a lot of new dealers and
collectors have signed up for the service. The new NCS
encapsulation could be easily found in many cases on
the bourse floor, and submissions are increasing for
this service as well.
The January F.U.N. show is fast approaching, and now
is a great time to send in coins so they're ready for
trading at the show. If desired, submitters can request
that coins be held for delivery at the F.U.N. show.
NCS representatives will be at the F.U.N. show to consult
and take submissions. If you would like an NCS representative
to meet with you at the show, we highly recommend making
arrangements in advance.
For a list of shows NCS will be attending click
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