The NGC gods have smiled down on me

Discussion in 'Modern Chinese Coins & Medallions' started by Gatito Bandito, Jul 16, 2016.

  1. Gatito Bandito

    Gatito Bandito Active Member

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    I will take it! :D


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    Nice!
     
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    the NGC gods were kind.... my last one was terrible..
     
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    PF70 for the brass AND antique silver bird lizard is a big deal!

    Congrats!
     
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    Wow! Can't ask for much better than that.


    Congrats!




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    Altima Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Didn't know you're playing the grading game too. Nicely done!
     
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    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.

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  11. Gatito Bandito

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    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..

    http://forums.silverstackers.com/topic-74069-i-ve-got-a-couple-big-brass-ones.html

    http://forums.silverstackers.com/topic-74068-large-copper-grades-a-perfect-70.html



    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.
     
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    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!
     
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    Good luck on the 1/4 QB!

    Definitely one that I should have taken a gamble on (budget & potential issues, be damned).. :cool:
     

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