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  1. NGC Grading Submissions Open

    One of my 1887's on the list was MS62 but MS63 on the Slab picture you posted on here. Not had it in the flesh but the link to my slab now shows it as an MS62 on the label. Looks like Quality Control or Post Department picked up the error
  2. I too look at the Population Reports as a guide to the higher grades on older coins. I look for value and affordability but I like to get as high as I can. I have a couple of single finest and a number within the top 10 graded and recently I have been trying to upgrade my stack. Not always easy but as you say if you wait long enough then something is likely to turn up. I had a problem buying too much without concentrating on quality. Fortunately the tablets have now kicked in!
  3. NGC submission via Heritage Auctions London

    A great idea to obtain more coins they can sell. "Would Sir like us to Auction this fine piece?"
  4. PCGS make their Crossover numbers available on their website. https://www.pcgs.com/statistics/ In the last 12 months PCGS have graded 3,826,363 coins and have "Attempted" Grading 31,695 Crossovers of which 14,614 were successful. Looking at the numbers, just under 1% of all the coins that were submitted were Crossovers and less than 0.5% of the yearly Grading was successful. That makes the Population Report about 99% accurate if I have my sums right. Allowing for some error margin I would still say about 95% accurate.
  5. 1855 sovereign help

    I have the same coin and I think someone has their sums wrong. PCGS have Graded 15 and NGC 9 but it is Rarer than the Incuse Variety which have had 35 and 51 respectively graded. So of the raised variety that makes 24 plus mine plus the one you've seen. If you take the Grading numbers as a guide (not an exact science), the Raised is about 3.5 times rarer than the Incuse - R5 questionable in my eyes. The numbers don't include those held in collections but not graded. I would guess I am not the only Forum member with this variety. I think the revised Marsh Book has placed some emphasis on Auction and EBay realisations / appearances. A little more research shows a different picture. Spinks is OK but I don't use them for everything, I use a mixture of resources.
  6. 1855 sovereign help

    100% raised w.w. Sent from my K6000 Pro using TSF App mobile app
  7. NGC Grading Submissions Open

    Does that make it a collectable set then? Error card, non error card. NGC Holder with DPL and PF PCGS PR followed by ??? Anyone know if ANACS or CGS have slabbed any? Mine came in a damaged box - is that also a variety? I wish I hadn't sent back the one with the scratch now - another variety lost!
  8. NGC submission via Heritage Auctions London

    As far as I am aware they will have to use a Courier to ship coins to and from the US. That's where the insurance issue comes in. I am not aware of any shipping company that will insure Gold or Precious Metals in Transit. If they did it would probably cost as much as the Grading!! You can insure most things but at a price and there is always a risk in whatever you do.
  9. How to handle gold coins?

    Coin colours can vary a lot due to toning (or not). Some coins are cleaned by dealers to blind you into buying!! I just try to handle the edges. I always wash my hands with non soapy soap first just to wash off any grease. Older coins seem to withstand far more handling but the cleaner and newer the coin the easier they mark. Sent from my K6000 Pro using TSF App mobile app
  10. NGC Grading Submissions Open

    Older "Proof" labelled coins are now in the DPL Census. Sent from my K6000 Pro using TSF App mobile app
  11. NGC Grading Submissions Open

    Check this out on the Strike on the Day... https://www.ngccoin.com/certlookup/2817587-002/70/ Go to the bottom and note In MS 70 DPL : 17 In Higher Grades : 2 ??? The only 2 in MS70, on their own, are Early Releases. And then this..... https://www.ngccoin.com/certlookup/2816649-020/70/ Looks like the Proof 70's have all been recategorized to DPL - whichever label you have, Normal, First Release, Early Releases! From the numbers and looking here, it looks like most of the Plain Edges were sent in by Numistacker for Silver Forum Members!
  12. NGC Grading Submissions Open

    I wonder if 1 of those Piedforts is mine conserved by NCS? If so great result because it had liquid marks on before sending! I think I'll buy a "ST" metal stamp so I can punch each of my coins so I can see which ones are mine quicker!! I think I'll put it by the horses rear end - no comments please. If I send in a Plain Edge Strike on the Day will I get "MS70 DPL ST"? Top results on the moderns and fantastic result on the 1859!!
  13. NGC Grading Submissions Open

    I wonder if 1 of those Piedforts is mine conserved by NCS? If so great result because it had liquid marks on before sending! I think I'll buy a "ST" metal stamp so I can punch each of my coins so I can see which ones are mine quicker!! I think I'll put it by the horses rear end - no comments please. If I send in a Plain Edge Strike on the Day will I get "MS70 DPL ST"? Top results on the moderns and fantastic result on the 1859!!
  14. Import charges from outside the EU

    The issue is often not quoting the right HS Tariff Number or HS Commodity Code. I bought a Cheap Gold Sovereign from America through EBay. I messaged the seller to Quote - Gold Sovereign - HS Commodity Code 7118.90.0000. My package got caught up in Customs and Parcel Force wanted £60.43 (20% of the declared value) for the Customs Charge and £8.00 handling fee. I paid to get my coin released and when I got the package I checked the labels. USPS in America don't give enough space for computer generated labels but Gold was mentioned and the code 711890. I went online and got the Customs Duty Form BOR286, filled in the form, sent the labels on the parcel plus my Paypal payment proof, complete with my message to the seller which was on the Paypal payment. I waited about 4 weeks and got a cheque from Customs for the whole £68.43 including fee and a letter of apology. HM Customs aren't always the only problem, its twofold... 1. Insufficient or inaccurate details on the Customs Label 2. Inexperienced Customs staff So before you buy, go to the seller and agree what to say. So sellers say on their listings "we declare the full value blah, blah... If they won't mark the Customs Label exactly as you tell them (is. The right way), then my advice is steer clear. Get the code right and all should be OK - in the end - but you may have to pay up first! I've got another one to pay just now which I will pay tomorrow - this time the charge is 5%, so I'll happily pay and check the labels and no doubt submit another BOR286. Only the 2nd time in 5 years I've been charged - both this year, both from the USA and both sent correctly (well unless my latest seller hasn't filled in the form correctly!
  15. December DNW auction

    Well no Sovs in that Auction for me. I can always salivate over the Proof Sets though!