How can you tell which coins PCGS considers a "major" variety (i.e. no attribution charge)?
Does anyone know for certainty how to tell which coins PCGS will denote the variety without using the variety attribution service charge?
For example, I believe a 1955 Doubled Die cent will have the DDO noted on the label without using the service.
But, will a 1974-D DDO Kennedy Half be likewise treated as a "major" variety?
The PCGS variety attribution FAQ page does not mention anything about which coins do not need the variety attribution service charge.
I found this PCGSCustomerService comment on a forum post:
" This is the response I recieved from Ron Guth:
"If the coin is listed on the main date listing page ... it is considered a Major variety. If not, it must be submitted under the variety attribution service, regardless of the length of the PCGS number." "
...but that thread is over a decade old.
Can anyone confirm that if a coin is listed on the CoinFacts main date listing page, then it is a Major variety that does not the variety attribution service?