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ctf_error_coinsctf_error_coins Posts: 15,433 ✭✭✭✭✭

Show coins with the worst possible prong placement.

I just got this in, geez :|

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    PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,443 ✭✭✭✭✭

    They should not have covered the error with prongs. I'd get NGC to reholder it at their expense with the coin rotated enough to see the errors unobstructed. If you take it to a larger coin show where they are set up for on-site grading, I'm sure they'll fix it for you.

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    CaptHenwayCaptHenway Posts: 31,564 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yeah, they goofed up. Have then turn it 45 degrees either way.

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    ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,910 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great reason to send it to PCGS :)

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    spacehaydukespacehayduke Posts: 5,476 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 19, 2022 7:32PM

    And yet, PCGS prongs are ≥ 2x the diameter. Bwah! To all - Quit trying to point out NGC shortcomings on PCGS boards. It. Is. Not. A. Good. Look. Seriously......................


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    ctf_error_coinsctf_error_coins Posts: 15,433 ✭✭✭✭✭

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,836 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You're kidding me right Errors? I would take the coin in any position......if fact, I would take the coin rattling around inside the slab if I had your errors! 😂 🤣 👍🏻 If I had your errors, I would burn mine! 👍🏻

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I recommend having it reslabbed so the errors are easily evaluated... Cheers, RickO

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    MFeldMFeld Posts: 12,056 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 20, 2022 6:55AM

    Was your point that the prongs for the PCGS holder aren’t covering the clip? If so, perhaps it’s because that could be accomplished without the coin being turned sideways. That wasn’t the case with the NGC coin.

    Mark Feld* of Heritage Auctions*Unless otherwise noted, my posts here represent my personal opinions.

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    PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,443 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Have you tried to rotate your coin in the holder by tapping the edge of the slab on a hard surface? Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't but it's worth a try.

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    spacehaydukespacehayduke Posts: 5,476 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hey there, criticizing NGC on the PCGS boards - well here ya go - look at that - PCGS prongs covering the date of this wonderful 1/2 penny and destroying the reason to have a slab over it.

    So all TPG's have issues with da prongs and their placement....... LOL


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    messydeskmessydesk Posts: 19,704 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The most unfortunate prong placement coin I can remember is a late date large cent that was in an NGC holder that had a nasty mark covered by one of the prongs.

    In defense of the PCGS prongs, they're less visually obtrusive and they can be rotated so that they don't cover key elements of the coin with the coin oriented correctly in the holder. The 1771 halfpenny would probably bug me enough to complain about it and have it reholdered.

    Had I sent the OP quarter to NGC, I don't know that I'd have had the presence of mind to tell them on the submission form to rotate it in the holder to avoid the prong placement shown. I suppose including such instructions would make it easier to get a free reholder when something like that happens.

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    JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,821 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm glad it's not mine.

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