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Do you care about ngc/pcgs, beans, etc...if you're a specialists in a series?

Does your eye for a particular series transcend whatever current standards exists from any grading service? Have you carved out your own set of standards for your particular series?


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    TomBTomB Posts: 20,729 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You can be a specialist in a series with a strict eye for aesthetics, grade or whatnot while still caring about NGC, PCGS, CAC or other services. So, yes, I can be a specialist in a series (or multiple series) and can still care what other services might think about a particular coin.

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    JonJetJonJet Posts: 524 ✭✭✭

    I bought an NGC PR70 Ultra Cameo "Early Release" Quarter - disliked the label so much that I sent it to PCGS for crossover

    It came back PR70DCAM with a First Strike Label and completed My Set

    So yes - I care about the grading service - and only collect PCGS coins

    My 1957-2022 Proof Set Collection Has Been Sold

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    Only slabs I buy anymore are PCGS rattlers ,or old ANACS\ANA soapbars.

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    bramn8rbramn8r Posts: 748 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @JonJet I tried that with PCGS and remember them not allowing a first release or whatever the crossover from NGC had. Good for you.

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    hfjacintohfjacinto Posts: 766 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 8, 2022 2:28PM

    I'm not a specialist and I don't look at the label or grade. I generally buy a coin on Price>Eye Appeal, whether it has a green bean or is slabbed by NGC or PGCS makes no difference. Some of my favorite coins are raw or in an album.

    Or graded by Anacs...

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    rainbowroosierainbowroosie Posts: 4,874 ✭✭✭✭

    You need to care when you sell your coins.

    "You keep your 1804 dollar and 1822 half eagle -- give me rainbow roosies in MS68."
    rainbowroosie April 1, 2003
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