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PCGS Graders: "I Came into work today to grade this?!" (Part 2)

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  • HydrantHydrant Posts: 7,773 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Whoever submitted it is probably satisfied with the grade because obviously they don't know anything about coin collecting..... Ignorance Is Bliss.

  • HydrantHydrant Posts: 7,773 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Braddick, where did you find the photo of that coin?

  • WaterSportWaterSport Posts: 6,655 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Amazing -


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  • PghpetePghpete Posts: 200 ✭✭✭

    Looks like a metal detector find. Shoot, I have a bunch of those, some even older! Coinstar (if it doesn't reject it) will pay me 5 cents for each one.

  • WAYNEASWAYNEAS Posts: 6,120 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Could have been someone looking for a lowball grade. lol

    Kennedys are my quest...

  • PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 44,840 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sometimes a grading service will have a special where if you submit 10 coins the price of grading is sharply reduced. The person who submitted this coin may only have had 9 coins worth slabbing so he grabbed this coin just for the heck of it to make the minimum number of coins to qualify for the special discount.

    Worry is the interest you pay on a debt you may not owe.

  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Somebody wasted their money.

    All glory is fleeting.
  • braddickbraddick Posts: 22,516 ✭✭✭✭✭

    With the active fougerite on the reverse, I am surprised that PCGS holdered this one.


  • Che_GrapesChe_Grapes Posts: 1,764 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It will sell for millions on Etsy

  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,010 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Oy carumba, that was a boo boo

  • coinkatcoinkat Posts: 22,424 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks as if it failed to obtain the Jimmy Hoffa provenance...

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  • oldabeintxoldabeintx Posts: 1,463 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Extreme ignorance, for laughs (coin club, coin show, other collectors, us, knows the graders), sentimental value, dementia.

  • DropdaflagDropdaflag Posts: 689 ✭✭✭✭

    All of the above!!!

  • BigDowgieBigDowgie Posts: 1,745 ✭✭✭✭

    Hey, there are crazy folks that try and build a "Poor Man's" set. This insane person my be building a "Genuine" Type Set?

  • SmudgeSmudge Posts: 9,057 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The TPGS’s are kept in business by people submitting coins that are not worth having graded. eBay has lots of slabbed coins selling for $5 or $6 dollars.

  • OnastoneOnastone Posts: 3,679 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Think it'll bean?

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,388 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don't see XF details on either side, but what do I know. Peace Roy

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  • CoinscratchCoinscratch Posts: 7,431 ✭✭✭✭✭

    We should have Emerald read it.

  • AotearoaAotearoa Posts: 1,306 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It could have sentimental value. Gift from a deceased grandfather, found during the ground-breaking of new building or some such thing.

    Smitten with DBLCs.

  • BStrauss3BStrauss3 Posts: 2,912 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Onastone said:
    Think it'll bean?

    I think it gets the CA-CA bean.

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  • StrikeOutXXXStrikeOutXXX Posts: 3,350 ✭✭✭✭✭

    When I see coins like this graded, I usually think of 1 of 3 scenarios.

    1) Like someone mentioned above - sentimental value, where the submitter simply didn't care about value - it is special to them for whatever reason and they wanted it slabbed.

    2) An inexperienced heir or estate auction company who is advised to send the deceased's coins in for grading - and they did... the good and the bad.

    3) Somewhere on some message board is one of those posters arguing until they're blue in the face that they have discovered the holy grail of error/prototype/special coins that is worth 6+ figures (We get many a month here). Usually it ends with the knowledgeable forum members giving up trying to reason with the OP and the thread ends with a simple - then send it in to be graded and you'll know for sure type of thing. If the OP does - these types of coins are the results.


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  • ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,735 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 12, 2022 7:21AM

    @braddick said:

    To the lay person, it’s better to be genuine and have details, than not, but even so, the corrosion may be a deal killer!

    What’s “Exc.? The only thing I can think of is Excellent.

  • CoinscratchCoinscratch Posts: 7,431 ✭✭✭✭✭


  • CoinscratchCoinscratch Posts: 7,431 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BustDMs Talk about a rabbit hole, you tell the customer to have them authenticated then they tell you but you’re a freaking dealer and should be able to authenticate them. So you say, yes, yes I am and they are not authentic, then the customer says but, yes, yes they are authentic and l know because I saw it on the internet.

    You’re a better man than me because that’s the point where I would lose my cool 😎 show the customer to the door and then call everybody to the back room for a round of scotch :D

  • Type2Type2 Posts: 13,985 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would like to know the back story. There has to be a back story if not then some one loves to spend money.

    Hoard the keys.
  • bearcavebearcave Posts: 3,993 ✭✭✭✭✭



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