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Discussion: Which Service is Better?

I believe PCGS has a slight edge over NGC in meeting the already subjective grading standards.

6 years ago

Thanks for all the feedback guys!

6 years ago

@World_Coin_Nut
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

6 years ago

As an ANA member, you can submit directly to NGC. 

6 years ago

@Numismatist X
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

6 years ago

You can check their website.

6 years ago

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!!!

6 years ago

I will.  Thanks.

6 years ago

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.

6 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. 

5 years ago
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