Dealer Processed Coin Images?
I feel the need to share with you an experience I recently had with an online dealer. I don't want to call out this person by name but some other members may be able to figure it out. I have noticed that many of his coins have what appears to be "processed" images to hide imperfections like marks, scratches, etc. I've noticed this through my own purchases and also by comparing images of the same coin from other sites. Below is an example for comparison.
I believe this shows that the scratch on the chin has been processed to hide the imperfections. This is just one example but I have seen many more like this. I know this kind of activity is commonplace online and some will say "buyer beware" but there are many dealers that take pride in showing the most detail so there is an informed consumer. It's also important because this dealer proudly advertises that he is honest with "fair dealings."
Perhaps I will get fried by the forum as this dealer is a respected one. However, I just felt the need to point it out as this hobby is not cheap and I believe that consumers should be made aware that things like this happen and they need to do their due diligence, as much as possible, before making a purchase even from the most respected dealers.