Something amiss on this?? Ebay 1901 S PCGS quarter

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  1. majorbigtime

    majorbigtime New Member

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  3. chip

    chip Novice collector

    I have only one example of this series, so I cannot say that I have done much studying of the series, perhaps it is an example of what the coinmanati call market grading, where a rare key date coin gets a grading bump?
  4. majorbigtime

    majorbigtime New Member


    Another school of thought is that the TPGs are tougher on key dates. If the coin/holder are legit, someone was asleep at the switch IMO.
  5. GDJMSP

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    What planet do you live on ? Because on the one where I live the TPG's routinely, and I mean routinely, over-grade keys. It would be the exception for them to grade one accurately. And it is unheard of for them to under-grade a key - any key !
  6. CamaroDMD

    CamaroDMD Insert Cool Title Supporter

    I agree, I have never seen a key date under-graded...not even one time.
  7. Mark Feld

    Mark Feld Rare coin dealer

    Yes, something is amiss - your perception of how the
    TPG's
    grade key date coins.
  8. majorbigtime

    majorbigtime New Member

    Well, I have a 01S PCGS G04 that has full rims that stands head and shoulders above the coin in this auction. I don't know that mine is undergraded, but if you don't think the auction coins is overgraded I have some oceanfront property in Arizona for you.
  9. Mark Feld

    Mark Feld Rare coin dealer

    Let's see some images of yours? Maybe it's under-graded or maybe there are reasons other than the amount of wear that account for its grade.
  10. Phil Ham

    Phil Ham Hamster Supporter

    My first impression was an AG3 but I could see a G4. It may be cutting hairs, but I think the G6 is a little over the top. BTW, that is one expensive coin for an AG3 (oops, I mean G6).
  11. majorbigtime

    majorbigtime New Member


    That's where I see it. At first glance, I thought someone may have
    switched coins in this slab as it is no way near G06 IMO..
  12. kanga

    kanga 55 Year Collector

    IMO
    Based on the obverse I can understand G-4.
    But you have to stretch a bit (but not too badly) to see the reverse as more than AG-3.
  13. 900fine

    900fine doggone it people like me

    This is why I have yet to finish my Indian $2.5 set - missing the key 1911-D. Every single one of 'em I've seen is overgraded.

    It's also why I question the wisdom of buying keys first. I'm not saying buy them last, either... I'm saying buy them second. Get a little experience in a series before you take The High Dive.
  14. Phil Ham

    Phil Ham Hamster Supporter

    Well, I must taking the wrong approach. I have the entire Lincoln Memorial collection except the 1909S VDB. I have the entire Buffalo Nickel collection except the 1913Sv2. I have the entire Mercury dime collection except the 1916D. I have the entire Washington quarter collection except the 1932 D and S. I have the entire Liberty nickel collection except the 1885 and 1886. I appear to be too cheap to buy the real expensive coins to finalize my collections.
  15. majorbigtime

    majorbigtime New Member

    Is the 09 S VDB a Memorial??
  16. coinman0456

    coinman0456 Coin Collector

    Looks like it is Obverse (A) and Rev 301

    Lets see some Pics of yours Major. What holder is it in?
  17. silvrluvr

    silvrluvr Senior Member

    Nope...it's a wheatie.
  18. CamaroDMD

    CamaroDMD Insert Cool Title Supporter

    I said it was over-graded...that TPGs consistently over grade key dates and that I had never seen an under-graded key date slabbed. I think we are on the same page...no need for the ocean front property comment. ;)
  19. silvrluvr

    silvrluvr Senior Member

    Sorry, you must mean 2009-S...my proof set just has the 4 lincoln cent reverses, but no memorial in proof. Not sure about uncirculated business strikes.
  20. majorbigtime

    majorbigtime New Member


    I am an 'ol fart, and have no idea how to do pix. Besides, the coin resides in a safe deposit box.

    It is a PCGS holder.
  21. majorbigtime

    majorbigtime New Member


    Oops, this was supposed to be a reply to another thread.

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