Sent two old NGC FS Jefferson nickel slabs into NGC for new holders. The old slabs were intact, undamaged, but scratched from handling. The old labels were completely intact and undamaged. Just got the final invoice - NGC regraded the coins without my permission, charged me for the re-grading and downgraded one of the coins from FS [6FS] to 5FS. My original submission and the NGC submission receipt clearly reflects re-holding only. The regrade is a $400 plus downgrade and leaves a huge hole in my run of 6FS coins. Has anyone experienced this: submitting NGC FS [6FS] slabs for re-holding to NGC only to have the coin down-graded to 5FS? This is the third time I've submitted old FS coins for re-holder. The first time NGC hurt me with an unwanted regrading.
From the NGC website: "Note: Before 2004, 6FS Nickels were recognized with the FS designation. Any coin that received an FS designation by NGC is now treated as 6FS in the NGC Census."
Bob5 months ago