New Varieties, PCGS, Cherry Pickers Guide limitations
My goal with this thread is to encourage PCGS to become an industry leader for the recognition of unlisted varieties (non CPG).
With the spartan updates to volume 2 and more discoveries that could populate new listings in future editions of both volumes, I suggest that PCGS step in and become captain of the variety ship, which is presently adrift.
I have heard there is reluctance on the side of Whitman (publisher of CPG) to add “too many” new varieties in future editions. Why handicap a book series like this?
Why the limits?
Why is CPG the primary variety source?
Why not Pcgs?
Variety enthusiasts want material to find, using a minimalist approach to new additions seems like it only LIMITS potential and diversity.
There are multiple examples of re-engraved proofs, ddr,ddo, and rpm that have not “made the cut” into cpg.
Personally I think it would be awesome to create a new registry set of newer varieties! Or made up of “Minor Variety” Coins.
Inspire excitement and the Hunt with fresh varieties, in place of all the varieties published DECADES ago.
When the new volume 1 cpg came out, there was a frenzied rush to collect and fill the new spaces. I imagine submissions, reholder, and cross over services saw a jump in numbers, from folks getting new attribution.
If they ever actually release a new edition of volume 2, I predict the same scramble of submissions.
New varieties are a way for the newer collectors and registry participants to enter the game. When the latest volume 1 cpg came out, I was able to seek and distribute many new varieties. It gave me a foothold into the “game” of attribution, confidence to continue, and a chance to actually own real Cherrypickers varieties at an affordable level! I can honestly say that if there had not been a new issue a few years back, I would not be here posting, competing in the registry, or hunting varieties on a daily or weekly basis.
When I found a chance to “play along” or join in the variety game, I was thrilled beyond measure, inspired by my success, and tempted by the opportunity of financial gain.
I propose that PCGS looks into this concept of setting a New industry standard for variety acceptance. Lead the way as the #1 third party grading service by creating a variety platform that is not predominantly dependent on external publishers.
Just think... “The PCGS Variety Universe”
Own it, take it, pave the way!
I would also volunteer my self to assist such a program in any way possible.
There is so much more I wanted to say on this subject, perhaps updates and additional ideas will be added