To grade or not to grade?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by DoubleDiamond, Oct 12, 2020.

  1. DoubleDiamond

    DoubleDiamond Member

    Are any of these coins worth getting graded?

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  3. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    Not sure about others, but I can't see any of them well enough to do a "photo evaluation." Why do you think you should send them to a TPG?
  4. techwriter

    techwriter Supporter! Supporter

    Frankly, they are what they are and a TPG case won't change that.
  5. DoubleDiamond

    DoubleDiamond Member

    Why do I think I should send them to a TPG?
    Sensible questions please.
  6. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    The 1957 Proof set is really a bit below average with milky toning on it. The Mint Set is a just a Mint set.

    The coins in these sets have a sing, dance and do back flips to make the certification worth the expense. For Proof set, that means a cameo coin on both sides.

    What is a Cameo? It's an older (1960s and '50s) that looks like this.

    1961 Dime O.jpg 1961 Dime R.jpg
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  7. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Let them be as they are. Not worth grading in my book.
  8. beaver96

    beaver96 Well-Known Member

    Not worth grading.
  9. DoubleDiamond

    DoubleDiamond Member

    Thanks John for the example pictures, very useful information also. Much appreciated.
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  11. cpm9ball

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    It's a reasonable question! What makes you think these coins deserve to be certified?
  12. DoubleDiamond

    DoubleDiamond Member

    If you learn to read then you'll be able to see that I was posing the question as to whether it is was worth getting them graded. I never made any inference that I thought they deserved to be certified. deleted

    Let's be nice. I think most answers thought you were asking about grading, and the only reason for that to be verified grade and/or certified. When most questions like this show up, it is because someone wants to sell them. Thanks
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  13. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    A little defensive and rude much?

    Worth grading is almost synonymous with deserves certification.

    Grading = encapsulating by a TPG with a printed grade
    Certification = encapsulatig by a TPG with a printed grade

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  14. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Very rude and inconsiderate. An apology needs to be forthcoming. Chris was simply trying to determine why you feel like you do. The same thought crossed my mind.
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  15. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Thicker skin fellows.

    No on the 'grading' thingo...........
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  16. Beardigger

    Beardigger Well-Known Member

    What's weird is I see graded 1957 Franklins selling over $1000 and some selling for $25. What you need to do is investigate SOLD prices on eBay and see if you can figure out what the difference is and why some are selling so high as opposed to others. That will tell you if they are worth grading or not.
    Of course if you just want a graded one in your collection, buy one on eBay or send your coin(s) in. I tend to believe the $25 range is correct. Be sure to look at SOLD prices not listed prices.
  17. DoubleDiamond

    DoubleDiamond Member

    Thanks Beardigger, I totally agree. Thanks again.
  18. DoubleDiamond

    DoubleDiamond Member

    You'll be waiting a long time.
  19. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

  20. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I'm not holding my breath.
  21. DoubleDiamond

    DoubleDiamond Member

    Good answer.
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