My latest PCGS submission came back. These are the regular size slabs (two are double thickness), I will present the large ones in another post. Some notes:
One came back as "Details", it seems I can't avoid these completely but I have become better... 🙄
The Austrian medal had come back as "non eligible" from NGC and now it got a great SP69, nice surprise! 😎
NGC had also refused to grade my Iranian gold coin. Something that had to do with sanctions, which I couldn't understand, as this was from before the Islamic revolution. And they have graded several such Pahlavi coins. Anyway PCGS had no such issue and got a respectable MS65. 🧐
I am glad that the peculiar octagonal medal was graded, I was not sure about that. It sits a little sideways in the slab but maybe it has to do with the unusual shape.
Two went in thick slabs and especially glad about the Spanish medal, again was not sure if they will slab it.
Overall pretty happy and it proved that if one company refuses to grade something, you can always try the other one. PCGS seems very knowledgeable with European medals but I had problems with some American ones. I send all the US medals to NGC now and if something fails, I will try PCGS too.