Discussion in 'Modern Chinese Coins & Medallions' started by Gatito Bandito, Jul 16, 2016.
I will take it!
the NGC gods were kind.... my last one was terrible..
PF70 for the brass AND antique silver bird lizard is a big deal!
Wow! Can't ask for much better than that.
Didn't know you're playing the grading game too. Nicely done!
Yeah, now with Gatito in the game, competition has moved up a level! Word on the street is he has a very good eye for determining near perfect condition medals and coins.
Wasn't that the one with a bunch of older stuff? That can get real tricky. I happily pay up for already-slabbed, in those situations..
But, I suppose somebody has to step up & roll the dice on those.
Many thanks to a lending hand, of course.. Couldn't have done it without them!
This is actually my 2nd go at the rodeo..
Since these are always my only ones, it's not like I'm cherry-picking from a bunch of raw & sending off just the best ones. It's whatever I get, I get.. Bit unnerving at times, but has to be done.
I actually share with another my opinion of what I think they'll grade as, once they're shipped off. And I go conservative, as not to set myself up for disappointment..
Went with an outside shot of a 70 with the 90mm brass Bird Lizard -- otherwise, 69. Ag Bird Lizard -- 69. Monkey Buddha & Jiuhua -- both 68/69. Queen's Beasts -- 68
Obviously they all surpassed my low-ball expectations.
Besides, you never know if the grader is going to have a bad day that day.. Or that they haven't gotten laid in a while -- or that they got laid the night before. :lol:
Anyway, fun game. Expensive game. But oftentimes needs to be done. And depending on the grades, can make $$ or lose $$ -- or simply break even.
older britannias ms66! and 90's silver pandas all ms68. 69-70 you are damn good... I have another batch in there now with some more silver brits 00,03,10,12. and a 1/4 QB along with some baby pandas. We'll see how they do. For now, Congrats! Well deserved dude!
Good luck on the 1/4 QB!
Definitely one that I should have taken a gamble on (budget & potential issues, be damned)..
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