Hey everyone! So, I recently sent off a batch of world coins to NGC for encapsulation. I'd gotten the notification that my NGC membership had been renewed and that my $150 account credit would expire next year. My first thought was "Oh, crap!" - because I'd been planning to wait until this moment to combine my account credit from LAST year, and I was pretty sure I'd screwed up and lost that credit. I called NGC the next morning, and (long story short) they were extremely kind to give me a one-week extension (another reason I love sending business to NGC; they are almost always friendly, helpful, and understanding.) Now, I was supposed to leave for the weekend for a wedding with my girlfriend, meaning if I waited until I got back to send the coins off I might miss that window. The coins had to be sent that day. Very quickly, and a bit recklessly, I combed through my boxes of "keepers" and made quick decisions on which coins to send in. As you will see below, I probably sent in some great coins...and I made some likely mistakes. The way I tried to look at it was that (even though I'd paid for my membership) they were "free" submissions, so I could send in some coins I really liked - but maybe weren't that valuable. I'll try to share as many photos of what I sent in as possible (I might not have each coin imaged already.) Canada - 1947 1 Cent Mintage: 31,093,901 Krause value (MS63): $7.50 Note: under normal circumstances, I probably wouldn't have submitted this coin due to the scratches on the obverse. The obverse is gorgeously emerald toned with some hints of indigo and blue/red, the reverse a mix of original orange and deeper red. Oh well. We'll see what NGC says - most likely UNC Details (Scratched) or (hopefully not) AU Details. Cape Verde - 1930 5 Centavos Mintage: 1,000,000 Krause value (UNC): $10.00 Note: Honestly, this is just a gorgeous coin, and I'm looking forward to seeing what grade it gets. I don't really care if the book value ends up being the price of a cheap pizza. Ceylon - 1937 1 Cent Mintage: 4,538,000 Krause value (UNC): $3.00 Note: Another gorgeous coin with attractive color...but not a ton of book value. At this point in this post, my brain is going "YOU JUST WASTED THREE SUBMISSIONS!!" But I will press on, and accept the coin back with open arms, because it's just stunning in hand. Dominican Republic - 1937 1 Centavo Mintage: 1,000,000 Krause value (BU): $100 Note: This is a coin I almost sold to someone a while ago, and was actually very happy when they decided against it. First coin to actually have a "worthwhile" book value. Egypt - 1935 H 1 Millieme Mintage: 18,000,000 Krause value (UNC): $8.00 Note: This coin I just had to send in to see if it comes back in a straight holder. The photos don't do the luster justice (more to show the color) but the coin is drool-worthy in hand. It will be interesting to see if NGC finds the color acceptable. Canada - 1971 Specimen Dollar Mintage: 585,674 Krause value (none given) Note: This is a coin I just wanted in a slab due to color - another gorgeous clamshell pickup. Hong Kong - 1863 1 Cent Mintage: 1,000,000 Krause value (UNC): $225 Hong Kong - 1923 1 Cent Mintage: 2,500,000 Krause value (UNC): $40.00 Ireland - 1933 1 Farthing Mintage: 480,000 Krause value (UNC): $16.50 Note: Lovely toning on both sides, I'm very hopeful this coin gets some love from the graders. Morocco - 1952 50 Francs Mintage: 20,600,000 Krause value (BU): $25.00 Note: This coin, which has been posted here before, is absolutely proof like in hand and I'm really interested to see if NGC notes it on the slab. A beautiful coin and one of the favorites in my collection. OKAY - so that's the first ten. I still have five more (I might actually have all of them imaged, so that's cool!) so hang tight - I'll post them shortly. If anyone feels like having fun and throwing out what they think NGC will say about these coins (as they are currently in Grading/Quality Control we'll know the answers soon) feel free.