Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by johnmilton, Aug 18, 2021.
Stop it, Frank! Don’t hit like.
Does this help? :-D
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If you can get him to hit like then life will be over as we know it.
I'm struggling with whether I should hit like ever again. I mean, people can see that stuff.
Hey! Walkers are one of my favorites. Couldn't you least have made it Corvette vs Ferrari?
Now I realize it keeps newbs away from the coins I want & I get a discount.
Not sure I think many of the others got that joke.
I prefer to buy coins not just acceptable for the grade but a couple points low
You're probably right
JA & I grade saints totally differently.
At 1st I didn't like CAC because I went zero beans for 4 submissions on my 12 best coins.
Every once in awhile I'll see a bean coin I like but it's not often.
I'm a technical grader while JA is a market grader.
Probably because I've been collecting for over 50 years and won't change.
Anyway, technical graders don't recognize toning, luster or eye appeal in the grade.
This is reason why I think CAC has too much influence over the coin market. It’s one man’s opinion, and his opinions are not perfect. Yet, so people treat them as if those pronouncements the irrevocable truth.
Its a problem coin plain and simple.
I would pass for a better example. Even a lesser grade but clean of problems. Maybe thats just me.
And not good ones, IMO. Others may interpret your line differently.
Looking closely at the mark, with the coin in hand, the consensus was that it was more likely just marks and not someone marking an "X" on the coin. The pressure and course of the marks are questionable, in my opinion, but that's just me.
One first has to realize and understand there are numerous things that can cause a coin to be put a "Details" slab. Scratches are just 1 of those things, things like rim dings, hairlines, gouges, bends, dents, harsh/improper cleaning, and a few others will also cause a coin to be put in a "Details" slab. But with all of them it is always a matter of severity.
In other words it's a judgement call of whether or not the damage is severe enough to warrant the "Details" slab. And, things like the size of the coin and the location of the damage on the coin also matter. For example, a dime may be scratched with a scratch of a given size, depth, and width and the dime would be put in a details slab. But a scratch of the exact same size as the one one the dime, if found a Morgan dollar, - the Morgan could be given a clean grade. This is because of the size of the scratch in relation to the size of the coin. On a dime it counts more, it's more severe because of the size of the scratch compared to the size the coin. On a Morgan it counts less because the coin is so much bigger.
The same kind of thing applies to all the various reasons for designating a coin as being a problem coin and putting it in a Details slab.
Also, regarding this part of your comment.
"If the coin was graded "UNC" wouldn't the scratches be due to "bag marks" or something similar."
It doesn't matter what caused the scratch or what it is due to, it only matters that it is there. And the UNC part doesn't matter either, the coin could be in XF or VF condition and it would still be put in a Details slab, only it would say - XF Details or VF Details instead of UNC Details.
not notice the file marks. Adjustment marks should also affect the grading. With the adjustment marks even without the X on the obverse I would knock it's value down to low VF. Sorry if I may have offended anyone but, it's just my opinion.
technical grade of the piece. Therefore, if a lady (women worked as adjusters at the first mint for very low wages) ran a file across the face of a planchet to reduce it to the proper weight, that was an adjustment mark, which did not lower the grade of the coin. If, after the coin had been struck, it was immediately dumped into a pile when it got a mark, that would effect the grade.
As a practical matter, adjustment marks, if they are severe, will lower the value of a coin, if not the asking price. It can also make the coin harder to sell, which is often the same thing.
The higher the grade of the coin, the more important that adjustment marks become. Adjustment marks on a VF mean less than they do on a Mint State piece.
The most famous exception to this is the 1794 Silver Dollar that has been graded SP-66 and which sold for over $10 million. That coin has adjustment marks, but it does not seem to matter. Since I can't can't keep up with those big dogs, it is only of academic interest to me.
And now he's done it to me, had to give him a like!
But he won't like you back. Story of my life.
I know it doesn't mean a hill of beans, but this was the first gold coin I bought.
I had just gotten my father's coins from his collection and I was enamored by this coin from a local dealer. I spoken a long time with him and I felt that he was very reliable. I didn't buy that coin right away. I went home dug into my dog eared Red Book and a couple of other books and magazines. After all, I was about to make a sizeable purchase. When I bought finally decided to buy it, I asked the dealer what kind of grade should I be looking at. He told me that it would probably only be an MS61. At the same time that I bought this coin, I bought another. He said that it too, would probably only get an MS61. He was getting ready to go to a show and he told me he would be glad to have the two coins graded. He hit it on the nose on my second purchase. It was an 1895 $10 Liberty Head. He was surprised that the 1904 $20 Liberty Head got a Details grade and he offered to buy it back from me. I wouldn't even have to pay him the cost of having the 1904 graded. Every once in a while he calls me and lets me know he has gotten something in that I might like.
I know I couldn't get the Details grade taken off the slab, and I'm too chicken to break into it. But I still don't like the Details grade, if that's what one would call it. Buy the way, I don't and won't have another coin graded. If they are sold, it will be sold by my son when I'm dead and gone and then I'll find out who graded my coin and I'll get him or her on the other side of the pearly gates.
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