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Reholder, TruView Questions

I’ve been doing PCGS submissions, getting ready to sell my collection. A couple of questions that I don’t seem to find answers for:

  1. I have coins that I sent in at the Economy level. Turns out that several came back with grades better than I thought, and are worth the better part of a couple of thousand dollars, way over the Economy limit. Seems to me that a buyer might feel better about coins of this value if they had a Gold Shield. Also, TrueViews of these coins might be nice. My question: Is reholdering a path to get a Gold Shield? Can I send a non-Gold Shield in and pay the $18 for reholdering and Trueviews? Or, do I need to re-submit my holders for a full Gold Shield re-grade and take a chance on a downgrade?

  2. I have a proof for which I just can’t seem to get a good photo. Can I send this holdered coin into PCGS and have them do a TrueView through the holder? I read in what I recall was a very old thread somebody indicating that this is done. Is it still done? This coin has a PCGS guide price of about $800, so depending on the answer to my first question I might take it that route.


  • robecrobec Posts: 6,387 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 8, 2022 11:25AM

    Number 1 answer is yes. Pay for the Reholder fee and the $5 Gold Shield fee and the coin will get a TrueView.

    Other charges such as shipping and the submission service charge also apply.

  • robecrobec Posts: 6,387 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Number 2, unless you value the holder why not get a Reholder and Gold Shield? They will take a photo through the slab, but proof coins are very tough to shoot through the slab.

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,184 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I sent my normal slab 1797 $10 and got it into a gold shield with a reholder.

  • jackpine20jackpine20 Posts: 118 ✭✭✭

    In November 2018, I emailed customer service about imaging a coin through the holder. I got the green light. She asked me to clearly write my request on the submission form. I think I might have included a highlighted copy of her email response, as well. As expected, I was asked to make this request on a separate submission to avoid confusion with any re-holder requests. My results look really nice, but I agree with @robec, TrueView of proofs might be hard to capture through the holder. You should email customer service about it. Here is my end result: 1795 50C FR2

    Matt Snebold

  • Thanks for the information everybody. I really like the answer. It’ll save me the extra cost of repeating the entire process.

    Bob, agreed on doing the reholder on the proof. I’ve got some good photo equipment but have been frustrated on the proof, and I never thought that the reason might be shooting through the plastic because my non-proof coins look pretty good through plastic. Nice Trueview, jackpine!

    Now it’s a matter of “when” to submit. PCGS is jammed-up. (But I wonder if things might be easing a bit. I put in a submission of a few gold coins two weeks ago and tracked it to PCGS. PCGS opened the package and had it in the grading queue within two days of receipt, so maybe…?) I’ve got an economy submission ready to go and would like to add the reholders to the shipment and save a few bucks at the Post Office, but am reluctant to submit until the times get better. I don’t care so much about turnaround times, but if the times are really slow it makes me wonder if they are breaking in a lot of new graders. My thought is that if the times go down it might be the best way to judge when new people have some time under their belts. Am I off-base on this thought and should just go ahead and put in the Economy submission now? I’ve been less than happy with a few of my grades, but I’m inexperienced and when I look hard I think that out of nearly a hundred coins there is only one where I really disagree with the grade - not bad! In any event, hopefully they aren’t putting too many new people on US gold, lol.

  • robecrobec Posts: 6,387 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If you are throwing in a Reholder submission and a grading submission in the same package you will receive them back in separate shipments. Your grading submission will take weeks longer. The Reholder submission will take only a couple of weeks, though they have been slow lately.

    It has nothing to do with new submitters or new graders. More than likely it’s due to more submissions, COVID restrictions or a combination. We all go through submissions where we have disappointing results on what we’ve sent.

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