How many chops are too much?

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  3. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    There is for me. The coin reminds me of road rash, and at that price, pass for me.
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  4. longshot

    longshot Enthusiast Supporter

    Good question. I look forward to what comes forth.
    But it is my opinion and observation that coins with chops piled on chops will have less value than a coin with a few neat chops.
    I reckon tastes can differ though. Some would see the linked coin as having more of a story to tell.
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  5. derkerlegand

    derkerlegand Well-Known Member

    In my opinion, WAY too many.
  6. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    It's obvious that coin spent a looooooooooong time in Chinese marketplaces.
  7. Dima

    Dima Member Supporter

    I know PCGS changed their policy and started adding a straight grade (in addition to 'Chop Mark' "pedigree"), however, in my opinion, this seems to have excessive marks and I'm a bit surprised they graded it. I agree with @longshot - some collectors might appreciate the added history/story behind this coin. Personally, I think this particular piece is a bit overpriced.
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  8. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

    I think one chop mark is enough but I'm not a chop mark person at all and I don't own any with chop marks. The price for the linked POS is way too much IMHO but to each their own. You just never know! :D
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  9. longshot

    longshot Enthusiast Supporter

    Coincidentally I was leafing through Breen's Encyclopedia tonight and found this stated, that "common incuse chopmarks lower values according to how much design detail is lost, but far less than random mutilations." FWIW.
  10. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    Way too many. I’m not a chop mark fan either. I understand them but I don’t collect coins with them
  11. manny9655

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  12. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It goes to show you that one Chinese does not trust another Chinese.
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  13. bradgator2

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    How could they possibly tell?
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