Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by TypeCoin971793, Jul 21, 2019.
Ignoring the date and VAM, which is the nicest coin grade-wise?
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My point. But this is supposed to simulate the sight-unseen market that the pro-TPG posters say that the TPGs protect.
Some actually consider it to be productive/constructive. How and why ? Simple, because it stimulates the acquisition of knowledge.
This is exactly why I am a member here the pursuit of knowledge.
A lot of us do not see it as controversy but more of reason to not blindly trust the company's that control the market.
The framing of this suggests that it's not intended to stimulate but push a personal agenda. I'm happy to agree to disagree.
As am I.
Well, you're right, I do have an agenda - the pursuit of knowledge and truth.
What's yours ?
also, I've not heard of the SW stickers; sounds kind of like "CAC Lite?"
The only agenda that I am pushing is that not all coins of a given grade are the same. The label does not tell the whole story.
Sort of, though I would guess a solid percentage of CAC certified coins wouldn’t receive it as a lot of those “strict originality” coins that CAC rewards would be deemed distracting. They’re also not charging anything for it at this time. As far as the sticker mania thing goes I think this particular one actually makes sense in regard to the OP subject.
I've seen a few but not enough to make a call on how accurate they are.
If we're talking about a true sight-unseen market, I would guess the coins sold that way would tend to be weaker on average since anything nice would not make much sense to "give away" at sight unseen prices.
Those W stickers could be useful though with online auctions where the photos aren't good enough to tell what the coin fully looks like.
Collectors shouldn't buy coins sight unseen. It's for dealers like me. I pay a flat price whether the coin is ugly, pretty, accurately graded, undergraded, or over graded. I do that because even at the price I pay (sight unseen), I know I can still flip it for a profit, even if it's a lousy coin.
Exactly. For collectors, now more than ever, it is imperative to see the coin inside any holder. Due to "possible" gradeflation, fake slab, A.T., etc... buyers beware.
You would be mistaken if you thought any of my comments about being constructive or having an agenda were somehow about you or directed to you...
Also, still waiting on you to finish your pursuit of knowledge and truth in this conversation: https://www.cointalk.com/threads/minting-pennies.339546/page-2#post-3550023
Been fun chatting
I'm actually very interested in seeing the results. Obviously, a careful OP could cherrypick the coins shown to prove his point and further an agenda - but I think there is something valuable to take away even from that.
That being said, very, very few purchases by collectors these days are sight unseen.
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