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Grading services turn around time?

#1 Unread post by PetesPockets55 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:56 pm

:sos: I'm curious about the turn around time for coins sent to the grading companies. From the time the are put in the mail to the time you can reasonably expect to receive them back. I recently (Feb. 2013) returned to the "obsession" :h known as numismatics after being idle for 35+ years and would like to send some off for grading. Its a little intimidating (ha!) when you look at the sites and start looking at the the instructions, tiers, levels and such. Don't want to fill out the form wrong. any one know of any links to instructional videos for do's and don'ts that are particularly good? thanks for any help. :sos: Thanks again for all the help!
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#2 Unread post by Daniel » Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:21 pm

I understand your apprehension, we all had the first time jitters. The information you seek depends on the grading service you're planning on submitting too. All are similar, but I send to PCGS and they have an online submission form that's self explanatory.

You have an advantage that I didn't have, grading services tend to not agree with the grade and condition of your coins, so you can ask us if it's worth submitting. I never had that option when I started.

Now, looking at this coin you posted, I assume this is one you intend to submit, anyway it has nice details but it looks like it's been cleaned. I don't mean harshly, but maybe dipped, and this coin has a chance to come back genuine and with a net AU grade. As I said, PCGS often doesn't agree with me so you can take my opinion or leave it.

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#3 Unread post by PetesPockets55 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:54 pm

Daniel, Thanks for your expertise. After seeing your grade I got to looking at it again from different angles and realized it is probably closer to your assessment than my hopes. Dag nab it :w you have a good eye with out even having the coin in hand! Also, is it a couple of weeks or a couple of months, roughly, from the time sent in to the time they return, for non-expedited service?

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#4 Unread post by Daniel » Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:35 am

They go by business days so weekends don't count, so a 35 day turn around can turn into 40+ days or can be near 30 days. So plan on a 25-30 return on your coins depending on the tier, with a modern coin tier to be much longer than any.

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