#5176324 - 10/23/1108:53 AMRe: Hard Times Tokens - Post Your Images
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Originally Posted By: Hard Times
That is a real beauty, I love spot-free copper. What does it grade?
Thanks! It's in a NGC MS63BN holder... However I generally do not post grades. As although most of the finer HTT examples have been encapsulated over the years, on many occasions my upgrades within my collection have been selling off what TPGS consider finer for a lower graded example which is superior in my personal opinion in either or both surface conditions and strike.
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#5221619 - 11/10/1107:10 PMRe: Hard Times Tokens - Post Your Images
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Hard TimesHard Times
The Post-man always rings twice. Uhm... ring ring?
So here is a frustrating story. I had 2 HTT's raw that needed sent in for NGC grading. Since I was going to Chicago ANA in August I decided to turn them in to NGC there. While there I bought another from Steve Hayden, so all 3 went to the Early Bird grading, which at the time was supposed to be around 15 days - that would have been around Sept. 16 or so. As some of you know NGC is backed up, so they shipped on Oct. 5. After 15 buisness days, around two weeks ago, they had not showed up which is never happened before. So I called NGC, they put a tracer on it with USPS but I had lost hope and figured someone had stolen the package en route. I called yesterday and they said they had not heard from USPS yet. But amazingly, they came today and were not gone forever! Hey these are not million dollar coins, but still they are an integral part of my HTT set. So here is the first one, an HT-16. I still have not yet found an HT-16 that I am happy with. But this one is now a nice complement to the HT-64 shown earlier. In fact, this very token was the ugly HT-16 that was in one of my first posts in this thread that somehow was given MS64 by NGC previously. It was cracked out and conserved and sat around waiting for more arrivals to be sent back in. This time around, it got MS63 after conservation but now clearly a prettier token after what I felt was a heavily overgraded and ugly 'MS64' pre-conservation. I will post the other two in the upcoming days.
Edited by Hard Times (11/10/1107:20 PM)
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