PCGS was surprisingly fast!

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DHalladay
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PCGS was surprisingly fast!

Post by DHalladay » Fri May 08, 2020 10:26 pm

I was surprised – and very happy – with how quickly my first order went with PCGS after it reopened from its Covid-19 shutdown. I was expecting a monumentally slow backlog, but what I got was much nicer:

– 3 PCGS coins needing attributions mailed via Registered on April 24.
– Coins arrived April 30.
– Coins logged in to the PCGS system May 4 (grrr...).
– New attributions posted May 6.
– Coins mailed May 8.

The coins were:
1878-P 8TF VAM 14.16 AU50 (not a cherrypick)
1881-O VAM 1D MS64PL (yes a cherrypick)
1921-P VAM 25 WIde Reeding MS65 (yes a cherrypick)
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vamnuke
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Post by vamnuke » Fri May 08, 2020 11:00 pm

:o Congrats!!!

JohnGoldsmith
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Re: PCGS was surprisingly fast!

Post by JohnGoldsmith » Fri May 08, 2020 11:26 pm

PCGS is not surprisingly SLOW.
Coins mailed in on 2-15-20, still no word.

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Post by bobbyjenkins » Sat May 09, 2020 12:02 am

Congrats Dennis. That was surprisingly fast and fantastic VAMs.

They're probably holding the Bunny's coins on purpose. I'll bet his picture is posted on their bulletin boards!

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Post by JohnGoldsmith » Sat May 09, 2020 12:13 am

bobbyjenkins wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 12:02 am
Congrats Dennis. That was surprisingly fast and fantastic VAMs.

They're probably holding the Bunny's coins on purpose. I'll bet his picture is posted on their bulletin boards!
Well most of them, almost has two digits of the date showing. Three have no dates at all.

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Post by HawkeEye » Sat May 09, 2020 9:05 pm

You are doing better than I am. I had two orders in that started before the shutdown, started again, and then went into hibernation. I contacted them on Friday to try and figure out what happened. So with the time out for the virus it has been five or six weeks I think.
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Post by colwillys » Sat May 09, 2020 9:48 pm

We know who PCGS like :roll: 8-) .

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Post by DHalladay » Sat May 09, 2020 10:22 pm

Just to clarify... my 3 coins were already in PCGS holders, They just needed attributions.
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Post by iceman » Sat May 09, 2020 10:34 pm

I had 4 coins in restoration , gold shield and attribution before Corona Virus Struck .
Got them back , But 3 of the 4 where not correct on the attribution . I sent them in RAW and they
where just a what ever send in that I just wanted to get done . But I will send the 3 back for the correct
attribution . Yep they are bad at 1879S rev 78's for attrribution . Just kind of made me laugh that they where
at a 25% correct on the attribution for the lot . LOL

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Post by HawkeEye » Thu May 14, 2020 2:50 pm

Well after an email inquiry (with no response which is rare) the medals suddenly started moving down the grading line. Hopefully they will also move down the shipping line.
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Post by vamsterdam » Thu May 14, 2020 4:12 pm

i have one at PCGS now, another at NGC to be corrected(this is just every time i submit anything). i have another pcgs attribution only, a grade and attribution, a crossover, and then an NGC (mis)attribution only. i have more stuff that needs economy type grading and attribution(toners, cameos, varieties) that are less expensive. i'm anxious to hear about how fast or slow everyone else's orders are .

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Post by HawkeEye » Thu May 14, 2020 5:01 pm

Well certainly off topic, but the medal I received a grade on did prove to be tied with the finest graded. So a good day in the world of numismatics, just not VAMing.
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Post by collectinsince65 » Thu May 14, 2020 6:02 pm

Congrats @HawkeEye
SP67!
Very nice

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