Poll

Generally how do you prefer the state of coins to be stored in your personal collection?

Original Packaging
27 (35.5%)
NGC holders
38 (50%)
PCGS holders
10 (13.2%)
Other
1 (1.3%)

Total Members Voted: 74

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Offline Panda Halves

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NGC vs. PCGS vs. Original Packaging: The Poll
« on: August 11, 2011, 12:49:27 PM »
A great querry posted by pandayo to assess the recommendations of NGC vs. PCGS vs. Original Packaging.
I couldn't figure out a way to add a poll to an existing post so I thought I'd expound on the original post by turning it into its own poll. It seems like it would be useful data to have. Perhaps a moderator could merge the two threads.
So...
Here is a poll where you can actually vote on PCGS VS. NGC VS. Original Packaging
Should be interesting to see where the CCF community collectively votes.

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Re: NGC vs. PCGS vs. Original Packaging: The Poll
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2011, 08:41:22 PM »
Good idea for the poll panda halves

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Re: NGC vs. PCGS vs. Original Packaging: The Poll
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2011, 09:53:22 PM »
This is really interesting.  :thumbup:

I already placed my vote. I hope that someone can put this post in a place where it will be easily accessible.

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Re: NGC vs. PCGS vs. Original Packaging: The Poll
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2011, 10:06:11 PM »
interesting and great idea panda halves. As for me, when I buy things off ebay, I love NGC. With the certification feature that they have on their site, it helps people to identify whether it's same coin or not. Sometimes, it's a bit harder though due to different light etc. (Thank you badon for teaching me this!)

As for original packaging, it's surely nice to have some. However, I notice certain seller sometimes re-seal the packaging. As they do that, that's when I notice red spot. (I know red spot is fine but just not a fan of it for now).

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Re: NGC vs. PCGS vs. Original Packaging: The Poll
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2011, 03:14:41 PM »
Put in my vote for NGC slabs. I think they look better than PCGS and I prefer slabs in general so I don't have to worry as much about damaging the coin.

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Re: NGC vs. PCGS vs. Original Packaging: The Poll
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2011, 02:20:21 PM »
90% NGC SLABS ... 10% OMP

I just do not like PCGS slabs at all but that's just me.

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Re: NGC vs. PCGS vs. Original Packaging: The Poll
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2011, 02:41:26 PM »
I like NGC slabs the most
PCGS slabs are OK
Other slabs are slowly crossover to NGC

I would pick an average coin out of each OMP lots and submit it to NGC.  I want to establish the authenticity of each lot, and I want to learn about the grading process.  I rather have slabs than OMP, but it is a cost issue with me:  At the intellectual level I'm fine with grading cost, but at the gut level, it is hard to swallow the fact that cost of grading one Panda is about what I paid for the whole sheet of it 10 years ago.  Ah, I'll come around one of these days.

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Re: NGC vs. PCGS vs. Original Packaging: The Poll
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2011, 02:58:42 PM »
NGC where available, otherwise PCGS.

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Re: NGC vs. PCGS vs. Original Packaging: The Poll
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2011, 03:15:03 PM »
I pinned this at the top of the forum, so everyone can see the results. It should give people a good idea of what the market looks like.

Where is pandayo's original post? We should at least paste a link to that topic here in the replies so people can read up on it. Of course, there are TONS of discussions about the pros and cons of original packaging vs NGC vs PCGS, and I'm sure there will be lots more in the future :)

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Re: NGC vs. PCGS vs. Original Packaging: The Poll
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2011, 03:20:41 PM »
OMP. Let coins be what they are, not what they can be.

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Re: NGC vs. PCGS vs. Original Packaging: The Poll
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2011, 09:05:47 PM »
90% NGC SLABS ... 10% OMP

I just do not like PCGS slabs at all but that's just me.
I agree. Plus NGC seems to have a better handle on Chinese coins. I would vote, but I have a 50/50 mix of graded and  original Factory sealed coins..
« Last Edit: August 14, 2011, 09:16:40 PM by Grip »

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Re: NGC vs. PCGS vs. Original Packaging: The Poll
« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2011, 11:52:14 PM »
No love for PCGS? I thought there would be more PCGS fans than this.

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Re: NGC vs. PCGS vs. Original Packaging: The Poll
« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2011, 12:00:53 AM »
PCGS is receiving less physical votes but the ones they do cast carry a 20% premium so it is actually pretty close.

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Re: NGC vs. PCGS vs. Original Packaging: The Poll
« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2011, 12:20:22 AM »
PCGS is receiving less physical votes but the ones they do cast carry a 20% premium so it is actually pretty close.

It is probably because people had the impression that PCGS used to be more strict in grading than NGC. Thus, you can have a strategy of buying PCGS graded coins and crossing them over to NGC (where there is a guarantee that the coin will maintain at least the current PCGS grade or it won't cross over). Whether PCGS is more strict than NGC is something beyond my expertise but I prefer NGC slabs and I like the quality of their 69 and 70 graded coins from what I've seen so far.