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1630Boston1630Boston Posts: 13,772 ✭✭✭✭✭

Did anybody participate

PCGS COIN GRADING COMPETITION

JUNE 29 - JULY 1, 2022

LONG BEACH CONVENTION CENTER
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ABOUT THE COMPETITION
Want to try your hand at grading coins like the experts at PCGS? We’re inviting young numismatists as well as veteran collectors and dealers alike to participate in the PCGS Coin Grading Competition at the 2022 June Long Beach Expo! Participants will have the opportunity to test their grading skills by evaluating a wide variety of coins.

Authorized Dealers and PCGS Collectors Club members will compete to review 20 coins in 30 minutes. Show everyone what you know and have the chance to win prizes, including a $1,000 PCGS Grading Credit, PCGS polo shirts, a PCGS Periodic Table of Coins poster, and more! Young numismatists under the age of 16 also have an opportunity to test their skills for free by grading a 10 coin set in 20 minutes. The young numismatist with the highest score will win a PCGS graded Morgan Dollar!

Successful transactions with : MICHAELDIXON, Manorcourtman, Bochiman, bolivarshagnasty, AUandAG, onlyroosies, chumley, Weiss, jdimmick, BAJJERFAN, gene1978, TJM965, Smittys, GRANDAM, JTHawaii, mainejoe, softparade, derryb

Bad transactions with : nobody to date

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    ashelandasheland Posts: 22,686 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not me, but I would have enjoyed that.

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    joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,859 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 6, 2022 9:58AM

    No, not me as well.
    Chicago's ANA had the same competition. And no, I didn't compete in that one too.
    :)

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    U1chicagoU1chicago Posts: 5,603 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 6, 2022 11:52AM

    @joeykoins said:
    No, not me as well.
    Chicago's ANA had the same competition. And no, I didn't compete in that one too.
    :)

    The ANA had the same idea (15 coins in 10 minutes) but it was from NGC. I took part but didn’t do too well (close to the middle out of 140). I need to hit the books again. :D

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    giantsfan20giantsfan20 Posts: 1,402 ✭✭✭✭

    PCGS was charging $20 entry fee to enter :# . Before i believe it was a free event.At least NGC made their grading contest free. :D

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    1630Boston1630Boston Posts: 13,772 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @giantsfan20 said:
    PCGS was charging $20 entry fee to enter :# . Before i believe it was a free event.At least NGC made their grading contest free. :D

    Yes , free would be nice :)

    Successful transactions with : MICHAELDIXON, Manorcourtman, Bochiman, bolivarshagnasty, AUandAG, onlyroosies, chumley, Weiss, jdimmick, BAJJERFAN, gene1978, TJM965, Smittys, GRANDAM, JTHawaii, mainejoe, softparade, derryb

    Bad transactions with : nobody to date

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Good opportunity for PCGS to recruit grading talent for employment in these times. Could help to reduce processing time. ;) Cheers, RickO

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    LanceNewmanOCCLanceNewmanOCC Posts: 19,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @giantsfan20 said:
    PCGS was charging $20 entry fee to enter :# . Before i believe it was a free event.At least NGC made their grading contest free. :D

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    i could see this JUST being used a deterrent so there wouldn't be 1000 people waiting to try. it was the first thing that came to mind if i were to participate. 20 coins in 30 minutes could get unruly quite quickly even with multiple stations.

    although, they could make it sound a little better like, all entry fees will go to xxxx purpose. summer seminar fees, grants for YNs etc.

    of course, this could be mitigated by having a pre-sign up sheet so they could know in advance the number of participants.

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    lermishlermish Posts: 1,926 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 7, 2022 7:39AM

    @LanceNewmanOCC said:

    @giantsfan20 said:
    PCGS was charging $20 entry fee to enter :# . Before i believe it was a free event.At least NGC made their grading contest free. :D

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    i could see this JUST being used a deterrent so there wouldn't be 1000 people waiting to try. it was the first thing that came to mind if i were to participate. 20 coins in 30 minutes could get unruly quite quickly even with multiple stations.

    although, they could make it sound a little better like, all entry fees will go to xxxx purpose. summer seminar fees, grants for YNs etc.

    of course, this could be mitigated by having a pre-sign up sheet so they could know in advance the number of participants.

    I would have thrown away the $20 to enter but the prizes were grading fee gift certificates. First place was $1000 gift certificate. In prior years they gave away a double eagle to the winner. Talk about cheapskates...where is the $20 a head going?

    :/:/:/

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    LanceNewmanOCCLanceNewmanOCC Posts: 19,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @lermish said:
    I would have thrown away the $20 to enter but the prizes were grading fee gift certificates. First place was $1000 gift certificate. In prior years they gave away a double eagle to the winner. Talk about cheapskates...where is the $20 a head going?

    :/:/:/

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    interesting.

    how about perspective. it depends on what you want to get out of it. if your goal is a prize (which is fine), then the $20 fee vs the prize matters but if a person simply wants the chance to do something fun/neat or whatever or perhaps just for some bragging rights etc.

    personally i wouldn't care about the prize unless it was something super valuable but even then it would be a personal challenge as well as enjoyable just to see how i could do at this time. better/worse than 5, 10 years ago? i MAY even have a little part that would want to find something they missed, not so much to bash them but for the joy of my hard work and experience.

    one could even go so far as to say learn how to grade better to get better results based on the OPINIONs of the current TPG standards. we've all see a fair amount of variance in results from TPG/Sticker Co. so i personally wouldn't live or die based on the results i get as i would just be guessing what they THINK those items should be +/-. ok, i'm rambling at this point.

    my 2c. :smiley:

    <--- look what's behind the mask! - cool link 1/NO ~ 2/NNP ~ 3/NNC ~ 4/CF ~ 5/PG ~ 6/Cert ~ 7/NGC 7a/NGC pop~ 8/NGCF ~ 9/HA archives ~ 10/PM ~ 11/NM ~ 12/ANACS cert ~ 13/ANACS pop - report fakes 1/ACEF ~ report fakes/thefts 1/NCIS - Numi-Classes SS ~ Bass ~ Transcribed Docs NNP - clashed coins - error training - V V mm styles -

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    LanceNewmanOCCLanceNewmanOCC Posts: 19,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @lermish said:

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    did your post go poof? the edit bug? i tried liking it but got "Column UserID" cannot be null.

    i thought my PC was cussing me out in PC language. sheesh.

    <--- look what's behind the mask! - cool link 1/NO ~ 2/NNP ~ 3/NNC ~ 4/CF ~ 5/PG ~ 6/Cert ~ 7/NGC 7a/NGC pop~ 8/NGCF ~ 9/HA archives ~ 10/PM ~ 11/NM ~ 12/ANACS cert ~ 13/ANACS pop - report fakes 1/ACEF ~ report fakes/thefts 1/NCIS - Numi-Classes SS ~ Bass ~ Transcribed Docs NNP - clashed coins - error training - V V mm styles -

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    lermishlermish Posts: 1,926 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @LanceNewmanOCC said:

    @lermish said:
    I would have thrown away the $20 to enter but the prizes were grading fee gift certificates. First place was $1000 gift certificate. In prior years they gave away a double eagle to the winner. Talk about cheapskates...where is the $20 a head going?

    :/:/:/

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    interesting.

    how about perspective. it depends on what you want to get out of it. if your goal is a prize (which is fine), then the $20 fee vs the prize matters but if a person simply wants the chance to do something fun/neat or whatever or perhaps just for some bragging rights etc.

    personally i wouldn't care about the prize unless it was something super valuable but even then it would be a personal challenge as well as enjoyable just to see how i could do at this time. better/worse than 5, 10 years ago? i MAY even have a little part that would want to find something they missed, not so much to bash them but for the joy of my hard work and experience.

    one could even go so far as to say learn how to grade better to get better results based on the OPINIONs of the current TPG standards. we've all see a fair amount of variance in results from TPG/Sticker Co. so i personally wouldn't live or die based on the results i get as i would just be guessing what they THINK those items should be +/-. ok, i'm rambling at this point.

    my 2c. :smiley:

    I tried to edit my post and it disappeared.

    I wholeheartedly agree! I would have liked to enter for exactly the reasons you stated. I likely wouldn't have won the prize anyway so it should be irrelevant, right?

    And if the $20 went to charity/YN/whatever, no problem. But once they created a for-profit tournament I feel they are obligated to provide real prizes. For example - if I had unlimited free access to golf (like I do to GTG) and a golf tournament was created with a $100 entry fee and the prize was free driving range tokens I would not enter, whether I had a chance to win or not.

    So I abstained for moral reasons. I'm sure I wasn't missed but I would have liked to participate.

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    LanceNewmanOCCLanceNewmanOCC Posts: 19,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I tried to edit my post and it disappeared.

    I wholeheartedly agree! I would have liked to enter for exactly the reasons you stated. I likely wouldn't have won the prize anyway so it should be irrelevant, right?

    And if the $20 went to charity/YN/whatever, no problem. But once they created a for-profit tournament I feel they are obligated to provide real prizes. For example - if I had unlimited free access to golf (like I do to GTG) and a golf tournament was created with a $100 entry fee and the prize was free driving range tokens I would not enter, whether I had a chance to win or not.

    So I abstained for moral reasons. I'm sure I wasn't missed but I would have liked to participate.

    <--- look what's behind the mask! - cool link 1/NO ~ 2/NNP ~ 3/NNC ~ 4/CF ~ 5/PG ~ 6/Cert ~ 7/NGC 7a/NGC pop~ 8/NGCF ~ 9/HA archives ~ 10/PM ~ 11/NM ~ 12/ANACS cert ~ 13/ANACS pop - report fakes 1/ACEF ~ report fakes/thefts 1/NCIS - Numi-Classes SS ~ Bass ~ Transcribed Docs NNP - clashed coins - error training - V V mm styles -

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