Genuine/Details Slabs and Impact of Pricing
Has slabbing by PCGS and NGC of genuine/details coins changed (improved) the pricing of these coins?
I have not done any real analysis, but it seems that coins with slight problems (eg, a light old cleaning or perhaps a well hidden scratch) sell for more now that they would have when they would otherwise be raw or in an ANACS slab. Perhaps even fairly severely impaired but genuine coins sell for relatively more now that they did previously,
If true, this seems to be a good trend. It seems natural to have less of a discontinuity in price between slightly impaired coins and their more pristine siblings than seemed to exist 20 years ago.