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Would you consider this a mechanical error?

davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,835 ✭✭✭✭✭

even though it is basically worth melt?

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  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,793 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You have a close-up pic of the rim damage?

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

  • MWallaceMWallace Posts: 3,849 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Are you asking if the mechanical error is the "VF" grade?

  • burfle23burfle23 Posts: 2,189 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Terrible image! Not sure it looks VF though...

  • PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,382 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The "Detail Grade" should be at least AU.

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

  • MFeldMFeld Posts: 12,007 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 2, 2023 7:15PM

    I believe the the “VF” portion of the grade constitutes a mechanical error. The value of the coin is irrelevant with respect to the question that was posed.

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

  • davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,835 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @OAKSTAR said:
    You have a close-up pic of the rim damage?

    you can blow it up, obverse 2 o'clock

    https://greatcollections.com/Coin/1331014/1908-Saint-Gaudens-Gold-Double-Eagle-No-Motto-PCGS-Genuine-VF-Details

  • 1madman1madman Posts: 1,287 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think the OP is wondering if he should alert Ian to get the slab corrected by PCGS before the auction ends? Probably would be a good idea, as GC does a good job in representing accuracy in their auctions.

  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,793 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Oh, okay. You mean this.

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,793 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm not a grader. This coin isn't better then VF??

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

  • MFeldMFeld Posts: 12,007 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @OAKSTAR said:
    I'm not a grader. This coin isn't better then VF??

    It’s clearly better than “VF”, which is why I previously posted that I believe it qualifies as a mechanical error. The coin looks as if it should have been graded “UNC Detail”, not “VF detail”.

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

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That coin appears better than VF.... and, I agree with @PerryHall, a labeling error really is human error.... At least until the input/results are done with AI....if ever. Cheers, RickO

  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,793 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 3, 2023 7:17AM

    @PerryHall- @MFeld -

    Thanks for those reality checks! Thought I was losing my mind!!

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

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