What does this "QA" sticker mean and where does it come from?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Publius2, Feb 14, 2022.

  1. Publius2

    Publius2 Well-Known Member

    Saw this sticker on a PCGS coin offered at auction. I assume it means "Quality Assured" or some such. No mention of it is made on the PCGS Certification page for this coin.

    Is this a PCGS sticker or some other third party's sticker?

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  3. longshot

    longshot Enthusiast Supporter

    I've seen a few. What I think I know is that they are a company you submit slabbed coins to, they focus on moderns, and the market does seem to give them at least a measure of respect.
    Others can correct me....
  4. baseball21

    baseball21 Well-Known Member

    Third party for moderns. Has nothing to do with PCGS
  5. charley

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  6. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else Supporter

    Here is some info
    @charley beat me to it
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  8. Publius2

    Publius2 Well-Known Member

    Thanks. The wag in me thought it might mean "Questionable Authenticity".
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  9. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    First I've seen one. I don't put much premium in any sticker added to a slab, not even CAC.
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  10. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    What we are all waiting for...when another company comes along to verify a grade for a CAC sticker.
  11. baseball21

    baseball21 Well-Known Member

    Definitely in the very small minority if you're waiting for that
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  12. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    I was being totally sarcastic my friend.
  13. mrweaseluv

    mrweaseluv Supporter! Supporter

    No CAC or QA or even auction stickers allowed on my slabs... (well maybe a gold cac but I do tend to avoid them because of the stickers and increased prices...) The only sticker I actualy allow or desire is the "varslab" sticker on some morgans (vam verification for already slabbed morgans)
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  14. baseball21

    baseball21 Well-Known Member

    Touche, sometimes its hard to tell given how simply mentioning CAC has a tendency to break a lot of brains on forums and always leads to such rational discussions :p
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  15. John Burgess

    John Burgess Well-Known Member

    it's the same function as CAC, but for Moderns that the CAC won't do. filling a hole with a service...
  16. charley

    charley Well-Known Member

    I understand what you are implying by "...the same function...', but there is a difference in the Model. QA is not a buy back Model (yet). That is not to discount the possibility that it eventually could be, with enough Dealers joining and agreeing to partake in a CAC similar Model, and that QA receives a listing in a GREYSHEET similar publication that the Market (Dealers/Collectors/Hobbyists) can and will rely upon and have trust in.

    I would identify QA as a 4PG-Pending, and given time, and acceptance, will add life to the Hobby.
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  17. micbraun

    micbraun coindiccted

    Yeah it’s like CAC… just in this case the price increases when you remove the sticker ;-)
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