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I Just received the Goldberg auction catalogs

alaura22alaura22 Posts: 2,466 ✭✭✭✭✭

I know I'm new at this, I've only been collecting for 67 years. But can someone explain to me why, on TPG graded coins they don't have the cert numbers included?
I have talked to them many times in the past about this and they still don't do it. I have to call them to request the cert number on lots that I think I would be interested in.
I need to do my due diligence on the coins and without the cert I can't.
What is the problem?
Opinions?
Thanks,

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  • CatbertCatbert Posts: 6,486 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 13, 2024 5:54PM

    Are the slab pics included in the on line catalogue for which you could derive the cert number?

    "Got a flaming heart, can't get my fill"
  • alaura22alaura22 Posts: 2,466 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • CatbertCatbert Posts: 6,486 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I’m not a fan of that auction house.

    "Got a flaming heart, can't get my fill"
  • alaura22alaura22 Posts: 2,466 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Me too, and that is one of the reasons.............

  • DisneyFanDisneyFan Posts: 1,543 ✭✭✭✭✭

    They do not want you to trace the price history of the coin.

  • Project NumismaticsProject Numismatics Posts: 1,280 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @DisneyFan said:
    They do not want you to trace the price history of the coin.

    I agree, but the funny thing is, it works both ways. Sometimes I look into the price history of a coin and realize I need to pay up because it has sold at a premium to peers in the past. I find myself bidding very conservatively with Goldberg given the lack of cert number and the horrible pics.

  • DisneyFanDisneyFan Posts: 1,543 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Project Numismatics said:

    @DisneyFan said:
    They do not want you to trace the price history of the coin.

    I agree, but the funny thing is, it works both ways. Sometimes I look into the price history of a coin and realize I need to pay up because it has sold at a premium to peers in the past. I find myself bidding very conservatively with Goldberg given the lack of cert number and the horrible pics.

    I have more fun when I realize I'm paying less than the previous owner. Actually with the last win I paid less than the last three owners!

    I only pay up when I can justify to myself that the coin is still undervalued.

    I miss a lot of coins; but, that's OK as it keeps my wife happy.

  • alaura22alaura22 Posts: 2,466 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I guess I will call and get the cert numbers on just 2 coins that I'm interested in and hope nobody else does and I can find a bargin.............
    Yes, they are PCGS graded and CAC :)

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