Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by p91, Jun 26, 2009.
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That's why I asked what your own value cut off is in determining whether you think it's worthwhile to have a coin graded. I'm still wondering?
I guess if it brings a better grade it will be more valuable in a PCGS holder... if not, might be more valuable loose ?
I would be lost without all of your guys & gals help; again, THANK YOU! I am very appreciative of everyones knowledge, opinions and kindness.
The PCGS fees are dependent upon the speed with which you want the coins graded, the insured value per coin, etc. Here is their fee schedule: http://www.pcgs.com/grading_list.chtml
VAMworld - 1892-S VAM-12
The problem is, the 1892-S makes a very large price jump from VF to XF grades. But, this coin is sort of on the boarder between them IMHO. I would be unwilling to pay even close to XF prices for this coin raw because I am unwilling to risk it. If it was slabbed, I would be more confident with my purchase. I think this is a coin to slab if you believe it will grade XF...again, I don't know that it will.
And in this case, assuming that it's genuine, I actually think it has a better chance to grade AU than it does VF.
I found a picture of a XF40 coin from PCGS; it looks more worn to me... the pictures dont show it, but the coin I have's reverse is pretty darkly toned, will this detract from the grade? the toning does look quite pretty from angles.
I would give it a xf, if I were to have to choose between two exact coins, one slabbed and one raw if the slabbed was more expensive I would pick the unplasticized coin.
Even if all of the above is a given (which I don't think it is) that doesn't cover situations where the grade is legitimately in dispute. Along with that, a fair selling price might be difficult to determine. Whether we like it or not, for sellers to get full value for their coins, often they need to have them graded by an independent third party.
I think this coin has way to much wear to go AU. The 1892-S is typically a well struck coin so you can't really attribute any of the flatness to strike quality. I could see it going XF...but not AU.
It just may make an AU50 grade here;s an AU 55 grade slabbed by PCGS
The op's coin has nice slit toning on the reverse and obverse too
The 1902-S was a very weakly struck date...the 1892-S is not. A lot of what you are seeing on this 1902 is due to the strike not wear.
The OPs 1892-S has much more wear.
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