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PCGS Turnaround time surprise.........

DoubleEagle59DoubleEagle59 Posts: 8,138 ✭✭✭✭✭

Just got my economy level grades back in 15 days!!

Maybe because 7 of the 8 were SWL halves, I don't know?

Either way, I'm extremely happy and the grades too were outstanding (two graded ms67).

Xmas definitely came early..........thanks PCGS!!!

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"“Those who sacrifice liberty for security/safety deserve neither.“(Benjamin Franklin)

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  • jt88jt88 Posts: 2,778 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice to hear that.

  • ProofCollectionProofCollection Posts: 5,225 ✭✭✭✭✭

    They've been pretty quick lately, I think they've either managed to catch up, submissions have slowed down, and/or they have finally increased their capacity but it is definitely noticeable.

  • Manifest_DestinyManifest_Destiny Posts: 2,942 ✭✭✭✭✭

  • robecrobec Posts: 6,524 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • DoubleEagle59DoubleEagle59 Posts: 8,138 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice!!

    "Gold is money, and nothing else" (JP Morgan, 1912)

    "“Those who sacrifice liberty for security/safety deserve neither.“(Benjamin Franklin)

    "I only golf on days that end in 'Y'" (DE59)
  • oih82w8oih82w8 Posts: 11,790 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 20, 2023 11:21AM

    @DoubleEagle59 Pardon my ignorance..."SWL halves"?

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  • Project NumismaticsProject Numismatics Posts: 1,267 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @robec said:

    I have one of those also

    Same - Regular stuck in received since 11/27.

  • DoubleEagle59DoubleEagle59 Posts: 8,138 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @oih82w8 said:
    @DoubleEagle59 Pardon my ignorance..."SWL halves"?

    My mistake ....should be WL Halves

    We have a dollar variety here in Canada that is a SWL (short water line) and my senior brain sometimes takes over without the rest of the brain having any say about it.

    "Gold is money, and nothing else" (JP Morgan, 1912)

    "“Those who sacrifice liberty for security/safety deserve neither.“(Benjamin Franklin)

    "I only golf on days that end in 'Y'" (DE59)
  • PapiNEPapiNE Posts: 266 ✭✭✭

    Grading is fine and I suspect always has been; even economy. I suspect its the add-on services that bog things down. I sent two orders together in October, one just plain old econ grading and received it back in less than 4 weeks. The other was a 7 coin crossover with one truView if it crossed. It too graded quickly, and moved to QA where it's been since mid November. QA is checking labels, etc so administrative in nature. This delay shouldn't be happening IMO.

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  • Super to hear about the quick turnaround. I have three regular submissions sent in late Nov I didn't expect to hear back before 2024..

  • davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,657 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @DoubleEagle59 said:
    Just got my economy level grades back in 15 days!!

    Maybe because 7 of the 8 were SWL halves, I don't know?

    Either way, I'm extremely happy and the grades too were outstanding (two graded ms67).

    Xmas definitely came early..........thanks PCGS!!!

    $700+ price guide on those 67's

    I was wondering what level I should submit a coin at when I put it at 66/67 and the price guide goes $250/$750

    maybe I should just go economy because with my ownership adding a couple points, it will probably come back a 65 at $150

    I do wonder how many days the TrueViews add to processing times.

  • ProofCollectionProofCollection Posts: 5,225 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @davewesen said:

    @DoubleEagle59 said:
    Just got my economy level grades back in 15 days!!

    Maybe because 7 of the 8 were SWL halves, I don't know?

    Either way, I'm extremely happy and the grades too were outstanding (two graded ms67).

    Xmas definitely came early..........thanks PCGS!!!

    $700+ price guide on those 67's

    I was wondering what level I should submit a coin at when I put it at 66/67 and the price guide goes $250/$750

    maybe I should just go economy because with my ownership adding a couple points, it will probably come back a 65 at $150

    I do wonder how many days the TrueViews add to processing times.

    I struggle with that too. You can always go economy and they can upcharge you if it grades better but economy service is usually slower. I also tend to think the submission tier might influence the grade though although it shouldn't. I think photos add 2-3 days but worth it.

  • JimWJimW Posts: 537 ✭✭✭✭

    @Project Numismatics said:

    @robec said:

    I have one of those also

    Same - Regular stuck in received since 11/27.

    Mine has been in Received status since 11/15.

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  • DoubleEagle59DoubleEagle59 Posts: 8,138 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Same - Regular stuck in received since 11/27.

    Mine has been in Received status since 11/15.

    Do you think because mine were almost all of one series that could have sped things up?

    "Gold is money, and nothing else" (JP Morgan, 1912)

    "“Those who sacrifice liberty for security/safety deserve neither.“(Benjamin Franklin)

    "I only golf on days that end in 'Y'" (DE59)
  • ProofCollectionProofCollection Posts: 5,225 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Over hundreds of submissions, there is just a random luck element whether a submission gets put on the "fast track" or "slow track" at PCGS. I have not been able to discern why some submissions seem to fly through and some languish.

  • Project NumismaticsProject Numismatics Posts: 1,267 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @JimW @robec @Manifest_Destiny - any movement on your November submissions?

    Regular submission stuck in “Received” since 11/27.

  • Manifest_DestinyManifest_Destiny Posts: 2,942 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Mine went to "grading" yesterday.

  • BryceMBryceM Posts: 11,678 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Well cool.

    I too have had several grading turnaround time surprises. Can't remember any that came back early though.......

    ;)

  • Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 11,045 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ProofCollection said:
    They've been pretty quick lately, I think they've either managed to catch up, submissions have slowed down, and/or they have finally increased their capacity but it is definitely noticeable.

    We’ll see how they do with the avalanche of submissions they must’ve received at FUN.
    I saw ~ 40 people in queue/being helped prior to noon on Thursday, and there were multiple staff members working.

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  • robecrobec Posts: 6,524 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Project Numismatics said:
    @JimW @robec @Manifest_Destiny - any movement on your November submissions?

    Regular submission stuck in “Received” since 11/27.

    My 4 coin submission still in “Received” since 11/28. They probably feel abandoned.

  • clarkbar04clarkbar04 Posts: 4,916 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 10, 2024 4:13PM

    My economy order that was received 11/10 went into grading status this Monday or Tuesday. Regular received the same day shipped 1/2/24.

    Based on the advertised turnaround, no surprises with the turnaround times nor the posted grades.

    MS66 taste on an MS63 budget.
  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 8,973 ✭✭✭✭✭

    They just received mine last week.
    Jim


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  • hfjacintohfjacinto Posts: 734 ✭✭✭✭✭

    PCGS got my coin today let’s see how long it takes for me to get it back.

  • JimWJimW Posts: 537 ✭✭✭✭

    Mine just moved to the Encapsulation stage in the last couple of days.
    I submitted them at the Baltimore show in early November 2023, so I think roughly 2 months at this point.
    It seemed like they sat, then once the ball got rolling.... anyway timewise about what I was expecting. Although, hearing of others moving through much more quickly makes me want it to have happened quicker :)

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