Split Grades. How are they graded by the tpg's?
Happy Sunday, everyone.
Nor'Easter coming here tomorrow to our little section of New England. What a treat. Power may go out so I'm posting today...plus, I enjoy being part of such a terrific group of collectors.
Below I am attaching photos of what is clearly a "split grade". As you can see, it is a bit "soft on the tail" side. (My wife tells me I'm soft in the head" side.) 🤣 Anyway, using online PCGS standards, this is a VG 8 obverse, AG 3 reverse ( at least in my opinion). OK. Whatever...what would the TPG's do with this? I'm not submitting it of course and I will probably list it on eBay.
When I was a young to middlin' (sort of) avid collector, in the 1980-early 2000's I always stayed away from split grades even if the TPG graded them. In the 60's 70-'s maybe even 80's, I recall seeing lots of this kind of thing in cardboard 2x2's labeled something like vg/ag. What is today's "lingo" for coins like this one; "weak strike", uneven wear, gunk in the press???
I'd love to see examples other collectors here on the board have.
Many thanks. Piano1