I really like those Russian ballerina coins but I don't have one.
Far too many CAC saints appear to be technical grade "C" with a luster bump.
His opinion doesn't really help me find coins I like.
Zero...If it has a sticker, I pick it off because it looks ugly.
Often times I have it re-holdered for a Gold Shield/True-View and comes back...
Send it to CAC
I think a lot of people use "technical grading" to refer to "preservation weighted" grading. I think CAC grading should be called "luster grading"...
You're probably right :D
JA & I grade saints totally differently.
At 1st I didn't like CAC because I went zero beans for 4 submissions on my 12...
At 1st I didn't like CAC.
Now I realize it keeps newbs away from the coins I want & I get a discount.
I'm very picky about 3rd side damage also & have found that JA is not.
My guess is anything a prong can hide, he leaves that judgement to the...
Lamination over a fiber?
I like these puzzles even if my success rate is really low.
CAC is great.
JA & I have completely opposite views on saints.
I think the ones he likes look like garbage and he feels the same about mine....
There are only three MS65 1920 PCGS saints.
One is very recent & I think it was a crossover. I've not seen it yet.
The other is the Eliasberg...
I've never seen his 1920 but I have seen some of the stuff that didn't boil down into "sauce." A collection can evolve & the collector along with...
You have to look at that person's collection.
I can basically tell almost everything about a saint collector by their 1920.
I can also tell the...
Saints are the 2nd most popular pre-33 gold coin to collect after 2 1/2 Indians.
Check out the number of registry sets at PCGS and compare....
JA quit or got sacked at 2 grading companies and started on this Quixotic quest to shame them over expanding the grading scale.
Everybody grades differently....PCGS, NGC, CAC, the dealer, the buyer.
It shouldn't come as a shock that JA does not like some coins.
Good thing we have coin-facts as a reference.:D
1929 saint w/o a bad case of hatchet-face.:D
TrueViews were very nice back when we were paying extra for them.
They are kinda crappy now.
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