AU58 Reconsideration for + Grade. Opinions?
After following the poll on would you rather have a 58+, 58 CAC, or MS60 I'm curious about what people think of this situation.
I have a good dealer friend who has been trying to get a beautiful better date AU58 Barber dime to upgrade + only as he has an immediate home for it if he can get the +. He has tried it several times, having conversations with PCGS along the way as to why they will not give it a +. Finally, almost from the horses mouth he was told PCGS would not give it a + if the graders think the coin is MS.
Here are my thoughts as I feel I have experienced this also.
The graders saw the coin having a little wear before, how can that magically disappear?
Even if the graders see the coin as MS now, wouldn't it be better for PCGS's reputation to go ahead and give it the +, knowing it is going to stay in the 58 holder? After all it is superior to the majority of 58's in holders out there now.
Thoughts and opinions?