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daltexdaltex Posts: 3,486 ✭✭✭✭✭

I've had a '21-D Walking Liberty half for several years now, but I can't remember what I paid, so I looked it up on the PCGS Cert Verification. My purchase wasn't listed in the "auction history", but the coin was flagged as being in someone's registry set. Anyway, I'm not involved with the registry at all; don't even have a login to the site, but is there any reason to ask PCGS to remove my coin from someone else's registry?

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  • daltexdaltex Posts: 3,486 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @coinbuf said:
    Yes you should inform PCGS. While it makes no difference to you it is unfair to the other registry participants if a member is using a coin they do not own in a registry set.

    OK. How do I do that?

  • coinbufcoinbuf Posts: 10,752 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @daltex said:

    @coinbuf said:
    Yes you should inform PCGS. While it makes no difference to you it is unfair to the other registry participants if a member is using a coin they do not own in a registry set.

    OK. How do I do that?

    A call to the Registry team is likely to be the best way, perhaps a pm to one of the mods so they can put you in contact with one of the team members is another.

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  • BarberianBarberian Posts: 3,036 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Lots of cheating and stealing going on these days. It's ridiculous to me that someone would possibly even cheat on their registry sets.

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  • HoldTheMayoHoldTheMayo Posts: 120 ✭✭✭

    Happened to me the other day on a new coin I bought. Attached pic of the email contact info to remove from person that doesn’t own it.

  • braddickbraddick Posts: 23,093 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This may not be nefarious. Sometimes dealers will "register" the coin in their inventory, thus preventing the buyer from subsequently registering it. In other words, doing so prevents the serial number from being 'stolen.' The seller/dealer releases the coin upon either request from PCGS when the new owner/buyer attempts to register it or directly at the request of the new buyer.
    Either way, it appears this wasn't done, and you should be able to resolve the issue quickly.
    On another note: Why not start a Registry? You are well on your way with one of the Keys to your series! And, it's fun.

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  • daltexdaltex Posts: 3,486 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thank you. I just reported it.

    Not interested in a set of Walkers. Working on a 1921 mint set, but the Saint is a huge stopper. If I get that than I'll probably register.

  • thefinnthefinn Posts: 2,653 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Only to the kool-aid drinkers.

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  • GoldminersGoldminers Posts: 3,585 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 28, 2021 11:20PM

    On rare occasions there are also two coins that have the same certificate number and so the other person will not release the coin when requested. This happened to me and they had us mail them back to verify. Turned out the other coin was a counterfeit. Someone stole the certificate number to make a fake coin slab with a valid label.

  • BaronVonBaughBaronVonBaugh Posts: 1,837 ✭✭✭✭

    @braddick said:
    This may not be nefarious. Sometimes dealers will "register" the coin in their inventory, thus preventing the buyer from subsequently registering it. In other words, doing so prevents the serial number from being 'stolen.' The seller/dealer releases the coin upon either request from PCGS when the new owner/buyer attempts to register it or directly at the request of the new buyer.
    Either way, it appears this wasn't done, and you should be able to resolve the issue quickly.
    On another note: Why not start a Registry? You are well on your way with one of the Keys to your series! And, it's fun.

    I have had this happen a few times. It has never been a problem.

  • davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,837 ✭✭✭✭✭

    it will probably be eventually sold, and will ease the sale and possibly increase price if not in someone's registry

  • braddickbraddick Posts: 23,093 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Okay, so I purchased this coin:

    It's tough getting PCGS to + Ike dollars.
    I have a "grading set" Registry of these Ike dollars (from PO1 to MS68) and was missing the 67+.
    I attempted to add this coin to my inventory, and sure enough, it shows as registered to someone else.
    No problem, we've faced this dilemma many times before.
    Sadly, the previous owner refused (or simply wouldn't) to remove the coin from their inventory so I could add it to mine.
    After some time, PCGS does have me send a fresh photo of the front and back of the coin so they can determine current ownership is valid and then switch the registry title to me. Such a hassle- not so much for me, but PCGS.
    Another dealer/collector would not simply click a check box stating they no longer own the coin.

    peacockcoins

  • braddickbraddick Posts: 23,093 ✭✭✭✭✭

    On a side note:
    The above Ike received the + not so much because it is close to MS68. It has the marks of an MS67. Though the swirling golden luster is beyond attractive, PCGS awarded this Ike for it.

    peacockcoins

  • alaura22alaura22 Posts: 2,646 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If I might add another tib bit
    When you run the cert number to check it out on cert verification, on the lower part of the page it will tell you if the coin is registred and in another set
    I'v seen this many times when a coin is up for auction but the owner hasn't releasted it from his registry set. Then, if you win the coin you have to put in the cert, then PCGS will send the old owner an email asking to remove it. No biggie, just a pain. If the owner doesn't respond (which does happen) Then you must take a picture of the obverse and reverse of the coin on a dated piece of paper asking to remove it from inventory, now it becomes a real pain.

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