INS grading comp ??

INS grading comp ??

Post by JOP » Fri, 08 Aug 2003 00:57:03



Has anyone seen coins graded by these folks - excuse me if this has already
been addressed in past posts.

http://cgi.aol.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3039641280&cat...

John N

 
 
 

INS grading comp ??

Post by Reid Goldsboroug » Fri, 08 Aug 2003 03:56:47



Quote:
>Has anyone seen coins graded by these folks - excuse me if this has already
>been addressed in past posts.

>http://cgi.aol.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3039641280&cat...

INS (International Numismatic Society Authentication Bureau) folded
around 1992. Coins still in their slabs are rarely seen today.

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INS grading comp ??

Post by James McCo » Fri, 08 Aug 2003 06:59:42


INS was the Accugrade of the 1980s. Heritage got in trouble with the
Federal Trade Commission because of it.
Quote:

> Has anyone seen coins graded by these folks - excuse me if this has already
> been addressed in past posts.

> http://cgi.aol.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3039641280&cat...

> John N

 
 
 

INS grading comp ??

Post by Ken Bar » Fri, 08 Aug 2003 10:36:42



Quote:

> INS was the Accugrade of the 1980s. Heritage got in trouble with the
> Federal Trade Commission because of it.

Ummm, the Heritage in-house grading service was named "NCI" ...

INS was an authentication/grading bureau run by "Skip" Fazzari
before he went to work for NCG, and now at NCS ...  I never heard
any major complaints about INS, but they never achieved market
acceptance either ...

Quote:



> > Has anyone seen coins graded by these folks - excuse me if this has
> > already
> > been addressed in past posts.

> > http://cgi.aol.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3039641280&cate
> > gory=3355

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INS grading comp ??

Post by Michael Benvenist » Fri, 08 Aug 2003 12:08:16


Quote:

>INS was an authentication/grading bureau run by "Skip" Fazzari
>before he went to work for NCG, and now at NCS ...  I never heard
>any major complaints about INS, but they never achieved market
>acceptance either ...

I have one INS coin, a Connecticut Commemorative, but both the
seller and I ignored the grade on the holder as we negotiated
the sale.  I'd say it's ripe for a "guess the given grade" game,
but a quick google shows I've already spilled the beans...

http://webwhat.home.comcast.net/inscoin.jpg

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INS grading comp ??

Post by Paul Rober » Fri, 08 Aug 2003 16:21:03


Quote:

> INS was the Accugrade of the 1980s. Heritage got in trouble with the
> Federal Trade Commission because of it.


> > Has anyone seen coins graded by these folks - excuse me if this has already
> > been addressed in past posts.

> > http://cgi.aol.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3039641280&cat...

> > John N

Can anyone explain why INS slabs and NCI slabs are still included on
the front page of every Coin Dealer Newsletter (Graysheet)?  NCI was
the grading service started by a principal of Heritage, but usually
considered a generous grading service (although the published NCI
grading guide was a good read and quite useful for those learning to
grade mint state coins).  I have seen only a few coins from either INS
or NCI at recent coin shows, and wonder why the CDN doesn't include a
couple of the more popular and more recent grading services (such as
ICG, SEGS, or even NTC or ACG) in their comparisons, instead of
prolonging the fame of two long-defunct grading services.
 
 
 

INS grading comp ??

Post by Aram H. Haroutunia » Fri, 08 Aug 2003 18:25:35


Quote:


> > INS was the Accugrade of the 1980s. Heritage got in trouble with the
> > Federal Trade Commission because of it.


> > > Has anyone seen coins graded by these folks - excuse me if this has already
> > > been addressed in past posts.

> > > http://cgi.aol.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3039641280&cat...

> > > John N

> Can anyone explain why INS slabs and NCI slabs are still included on
> the front page of every Coin Dealer Newsletter (Graysheet)?  NCI was
> the grading service started by a principal of Heritage, but usually
> considered a generous grading service (although the published NCI
> grading guide was a good read and quite useful for those learning to
> grade mint state coins).  I have seen only a few coins from either INS
> or NCI at recent coin shows, and wonder why the CDN doesn't include a
> couple of the more popular and more recent grading services (such as
> ICG, SEGS, or even NTC or ACG) in their comparisons, instead of
> prolonging the fame of two long-defunct grading services.

==============================

I have wondered the same thing.  One answer that I heard was that there
is money involved.  How, I have no idea, but I got the impression that
it was like payola in the old days.
Aram.

 
 
 

INS grading comp ??

Post by James McCo » Sat, 09 Aug 2003 00:06:47


Quote:



> > INS was the Accugrade of the 1980s. Heritage got in trouble with the
> > Federal Trade Commission because of it.

> Ummm, the Heritage in-house grading service was named "NCI" ...

> INS was an authentication/grading bureau run by "Skip" Fazzari
> before he went to work for NCG, and now at NCS ...  I never heard
> any major complaints about INS, but they never achieved market
> acceptance either ...

I stand corrected. But Heritage did get in trouble for NCI.