NGC Grading Odd Metals

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by JustAnotherCoin, Oct 18, 2019.

  1. How long has NGC been grading odd stuff such as mint medals from proof and mint sets? 157142529467524742.jpg
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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Interesting. I checked the NGC Verify to see If it was in the database and it checked out. Top pop at MS68
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  4. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Well it says antiqued. Wouldn't that be PMD if someone antiqued it, after it was minted?
  5. 352sdeer

    352sdeer Collecting Lincoln cents for 50 years!

    Try sending in a Morgan that’s been antiqued and see what you get back!!!!!! The NGC has hit a new low

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  6. Coinsandmedals

    Coinsandmedals Well-Known Member

    The term “Antiqued” does not necessarily mean that medal was conditioned after striking. The planchet could have been treated prior to striking. Take for instance the “Bronzed” or ”Gilt” pieces issued by the Soho Mint under George III. The planchets were treated prior to striking and yet they have a different finish.
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  7. PennyGuy

    PennyGuy US and CDN Copper

    NGC has a long history of grading items produced using different metals. Here is an example of a white metal CWT Store Card.

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  8. 352sdeer

    352sdeer Collecting Lincoln cents for 50 years!

    I’ll buy that.

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    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    And some are intentionally antiqued - by the mint - after striking and sold as collectors items. Which is what I suspect that one is.

    As to the OP's question regarding the "when"; prior to 2001 NGC refused to slab any coin that was minted after 1964. It was only in 2001, and later, they would slab coins minted after that date. And while I can't quote specific years for when it started, NGC and PCGS both began slabbing certain coins, medals, and various other collector items that they previously did not slab. Seems like every few years one or both begin slabbing something they didn't used to slab.
  10. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    The term "antiqued" has several meanings. One of which is made to look old. Another definition is of or belonging to the past; not modern.
  11. TyCobb

    TyCobb A product of PMD

  12. baseball21

    baseball21 Well-Known Member

    Not if the mint does it and that is how it is supposed to be. There are numerous world collector coins made that way
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