Discussion in 'World Coins' started by MontCollector, Jul 11, 2020.
PCGS says this is the only one graded MS64 with none graded higher for this year.
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It's not hard to have the top pop example when yours is the only one graded!
So you have the only 1902 Belgian 2-centimes graded by PCGS, it seems!
I had the only 1874!
(Somebody bought it from me last year- was it you? I can't remember now.)
Sure, the Pop.1 thing is fairly meaningless with most World coins (and some would argue that TPG populations are generally meaningless anyway), but it's still fun.
I have several Pop.1 / none higher coins, but it's mostly by virtue of the fact that nobody has bothered to send any others of those particular dates and types in. That's fine- I'll proudly wear my "Top-Pop" T-shirt anyway, since stuff like this is the only time I'll ever be able to claim top-pop status.
I do have one "top-pop, none higher" US piece, but it's a token, so again, one of those more esoteric things that not too many folks have submitted. When it comes to mainstream US regular mint issues, that's a different story, of course. Ain't so easy to be at the top of those pops, except with moderns, when you're tied with thousands of others at the top.
@lordmarcovan How did you find the population report. I was looking for that and couldn't find it. Like I said I do not buy world graded coins or any graded coins too often so don't really know how to navigate the PCGS website too well.
Oh and no I was not the one that bought your 2 Centimes coin.
It was likely submitted to PCGS in Paris (it has the Euro-style full-slab cert page images instead of US-style TrueViews).
The hyperlink on the PCGS # goes to their CoinFacts page (not a whole lot there), and you'll note the population number is also hyperlinked on the page.
@lordmarcovan Got it!! There it is. I guess it is the only one graded by them. Oh well.
This probably was submitted in Paris or somewhere over there as the seller is in Luxembourg.
(Edit: actually, I suppose that's open for some debate, but I subscribe to the common convention that the obverse of a coin is the side on which its country of origin is named.)
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