#2634705 - 09/25/0806:55 PMRe: What You Need To Know----Important
Just BobJust Bob
The Post-man always rings twice. Uhm... ring ring?
You might try posting your question on the US Coin forum.
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I just wanted to say that I'm appreciative to some of super tooth's posts here regarding grading etc. I have Halperin's guide as well as the PCGS grading manual, though I never sent in their submission form. Does NGC have a similar grading guide?
I just started the registry etc on the NGC collectors society and I found it a great resource. I've been collecting for about a year and a half and unfortunately I learned a few hard lessons along the way. I also do video production work and I created a pilot video on coin collecting that I posted on youtube (its mixed in with all my on-line video production tutorials etc on youtube) Would some of you guys take a look at it and give me some feedback? I'm planning on doing tons more that go over history etc of each coin type. I have three more shot and ready to be edited but I'd like more ideas for future episodes. I'll list the link to the video below:
[quote=Golden AgeI am a brand new collector who has been extremely fortunate to have purchased several Gold coins and not been scammed or cheated. As a newbie to coin collecting, I am curious what TPG's and AT/NT stand for.
I appreciate this forum and am learning some vitally important facts. [/quote]
TPG = Third Party Grader ie: NGC is a third party grader. There are many, many others. Generally NGC, PCGS, and ANACS are considered to be the top tier of TPG's
AT = Artifical Toning "Coin Doctors" will doctor a coin to create the toning many collectors desire NT = Natural Toining The toning coins pick up from the environment they are stored in. Many times this is old coin albums that were not totally acid free.
You can also use the search function to find many discussion on these topics.
Edited by PennyGuy (03/05/1009:35 PM)
"When someone asks you, A penny for your thoughts, and you put your two cents in, what happens to the other penny?" George Carlin Member: ANA/CSNS/MSNS/EAC/CWTS/MICH-TAMS/NS/JACC
been a member for a day or 2 but plan to start looking in more often. I do gold coins (and bullion), silver coins (and bullion), and all kinds of paper money. Yes I have been scamed at first but not much any more. Guess that is the way it happens until you learn to read and then learn to read, and then learn to read. Now I'm a bit better and have NO Problem looking in books and and grading now. So I guess I can learn to read. For a truck driver thats a feet. Now I have a small collection consisting of 4 full note books with coins of what makes me tick and working on a paper money book as well. I have tried to collect all AU or better coins (and as you know that is quite tough) and alway's looking for more. I like walkers, and barber dimes, well thats a bunch of hog wash, I LOKE THEM ALL except Idon't have many dollars They just don't get me going.
My Paper consist of a bit of large and small Gold and Silver along with confederate and well a good start of a mix of everything. Can't wait to get 20 or 30 books of coins and paper. I do like my gold coins a bit also. but anyway didn't mean to ramble. Have a good night and Happy Collecting. David H
First Day of Issue are those packged by the mint in special display cards. Go to the US Mint site. The Presidential $'s are available there.You can subscribe and get them sent directly to you as they are produced. (So you don't miss any)
I've read on linr that the First Mintage Coins have several names depending on whom you buy from. (First Strike, Early Release). The designations are a marketing ploy. A coin can be sent to PCGS with a copy of the USMints invoice and if it's dated within the first 30 days of the "Release" date, and if there are "offering" "First Strike" for the coin in question, it will come back in a First Strike Slad. Oh Yea, $18 additional. I sent in 2 Disabled Vets Silver $ Commemes. Got an an email they weren't offering First Strike for them. They did not refund my $36.