Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Dimedude2, Apr 28, 2023.
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Pass. Any coin with even the smallest green speck gets a no from me, even raw coins. In fact, I was just looking at a nice MS64 German pfennig. Then I saw two small green spots in the close up photos and quickly passed. With slabbed coins, if they aren't stored properly, the coins can still turn. Most metals by nature, especially copper, are reactive. That's why guarantees on RD designations have a time limit. I wouldn't think the grading service would straight grade them with the green spots, so I bet the coin was stored improperly.
But the grading services will seal them in slabs, with straight grades, with PVC on them. I have seen that more than a few times. It would be service to customer if they would remove the PVC, which not that hard or time consuming, but they don’t.
If you’re worried about the integrity of a coin even in top tier TPG plastic I would suggest seeking a coin that is approved by CAC.
CAC is good, but it’s not perfect. It can save you from making a mistake, provided you don’t way over pay, perhaps 98% of the time.
I feel the same way and have always "stuck to my guns" on this one. I'm think dimedude made the right decison to punt.
Keep looking would be the best thing but be sure to watch for altered 1944D cents. The first 4 is ground down to look like a 1 but that leaves a bigger space between the 9 and the 1 and should be easy to spot.
Also ya got to do is not give up. A 14D looks nice in everyone’s collection
Would PCGS tag it that they restored it?
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