Having Your Coins Certified Or Not

Having Your Coins Certified

Having a certified currency gives an authoritative opinion on the rating of the currency and attests that the currency is free from problems. However, all ratings are based on opinions and, as currencies are mixed from one note to another, the opinions of qualifying specialists may vary.

Having a currency certified by one of the many rating companies that is not universally accepted by numismatists has little effect on the value of a currency. While showing a coin in a slab on an online auction site could generate a slightly higher bid than expected for a beginner, it is likely that some numismatists avoid the supply of currency based on the perception that the currency is not represented correctly. This results in skepticism about the issue of the veracity of the seller. Sites like eBay also have strict rules regarding certified parts. Only products certified by one of the few services offered by eBay on the approved list can be qualified as certified by the seller.

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Before sending a currency to qualify, ask if it’s a good idea

Having a ranked currency is an expensive affair. If a currency has a value of $ 20 and the graduated currency can add up to $ 30, then the listing fee is not worth the value of your currency. In addition, if you suspect that a currency qualifies MS-70, which corresponds to the perfect currency rating, but instead qualifies MS-69, the difference in value could be more than acceptable. But once graduated, the currency has an expert opinion associated with it. Yes, the slab can be removed, but the cost of placing it on the piece will remain your expense. Have an idea of ​​the degree and ask for a reassuring opinion from a respected broker before investing the coin certification. A distributor who supplies many of your pieces or a member of a club they both belong to may be willing to share a little knowledge with you, provided you understand that opinions vary. You should never approach a co-operative broker with a disappointing rating that differs from the broker’s opinion, unless you want to eliminate the broker’s experience regarding your future access.

Another consideration is that the rating service may ask you to register. Members of the American Numismatic Association can join NGC, one of the leading classification services.


If you are a passionate collector of coins, it is advantageous to join the American Numismatic Association, and the NGC service is a supplement.

If you only have one low-value coin to send, ask if a distributor can handle it. Many coin levels have a minimum of five per shipment to the NGC so it is not practical to send one at a time.

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