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Has anyone submitted coins to PCGS for reconsideration?

SanctionIISanctionII Posts: 11,604 ✭✭✭✭✭

If so how did you structure your submission and what were the results?

For example, if a person sends in two coins of the same date and denomination (both having the same grade) but one coin is far superior (technically and esthetically) than the other coin, does that increase the likelihood that the better quality coin will upgrade (assuming both coins are reviewed by the same grader one after the other)?

I have some coins that I am considering submitting for reconsideration and would appreciate your advice, guidance and/or wisdom.

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  • alaura22alaura22 Posts: 2,478 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Calling Winesteven................

  • ToreyTorey Posts: 116 ✭✭✭

    If your coins are not in any rare or desirable old holders, I would recommend submitting them as a Regrade. There's no downside to it, you get fresh new pictures of your coins and from my experience, much higher upgrade success. Obviously do your own strict grading of potential candidates. I usually get a second opinion on my picks, to make sure I'm not just being biased and looking at the next price point dream.

  • DeplorableDanDeplorableDan Posts: 2,476 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Torey said:
    If your coins are not in any rare or desirable old holders, I would recommend submitting them as a Regrade. There's no downside to it, you get fresh new pictures of your coins and from my experience, much higher upgrade success. Obviously do your own strict grading of potential candidates. I usually get a second opinion on my picks, to make sure I'm not just being biased and looking at the next price point dream.

    Agree in general, except for when you think your coin should plus. They are unlikely to hand out a + on a regrade, so reconsideration is better unless you think you have a good shot to get a full grade bump. Reconsideration also helps when it’s a stickered coin because the cert number doesn’t change.

    @winesteven has a lot of experience with reconsideration, perhaps he can chime in.

  • Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 11,065 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 18, 2024 1:19PM

    I’m batting 1000, on my only attempt.

    Was:

    Now:

    I bought it raw from a collection where it was cracked out of an OGH. I sent it in along with the old green 63 label. They gave it a 62. After seething for 5+ years, resubmitted in the holder for reconsideration.

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  • split37split37 Posts: 287 ✭✭✭✭

    I resubmit for "+" grade very frequently. If you are only interested in a +, reconsideration is a good option. If you are interested in a full point or more regrade/crack out is possibly the best option. It eliminates previously known bias.

  • winestevenwinesteven Posts: 3,987 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I agree with the others above.

    Steve

    A day without fine wine and working on your coin collection is like a day without sunshine!!!

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  • davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,681 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Walkerguy21D said:
    I’m batting 1000, on my only attempt.

    Was:

    Now:

    I bought it raw from a collection where it was cracked out of an OGH. I sent it in along with the old green 63 label. They gave it a 62. After seething for 5+ years, resubmitted in the holder for reconsideration.

    your pictures look like my result

    dropped from registry set for a couple weeks, then came back the same as I sent (after a couple hundred bucks)

  • Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 11,065 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @davewesen said:

    @Walkerguy21D said:
    I’m batting 1000, on my only attempt.

    Was:

    Now:

    I bought it raw from a collection where it was cracked out of an OGH. I sent it in along with the old green 63 label. They gave it a 62. After seething for 5+ years, resubmitted in the holder for reconsideration.

    your pictures look like my result

    dropped from registry set for a couple weeks, then came back the same as I sent (after a couple hundred bucks)

    Yes, sorry was in a hurry and didn’t preview to see that I posted the same images by accident.
    Corrected now, I was happy with the result, but still annoyed that it took an additional submission to get it back in same grade it originally was.

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  • Tom147Tom147 Posts: 1,406 ✭✭✭✭✭

    At last years ANA in Pittsburgh, I submitted 3 different groups under reconsideration. Hoping to pick up a + or a + coin to next grade. Batted 0.000. I had the forms checked for Trueview pictures which was my priority. The CS rep crossed out the checked boxes and told me pics were part of the Goldshield program. On receiving back my submissions, found out pics are not taken UNDER RECONSIDERATION unless they upgrade. Eventually got worked out ( thank you Stephanie ) FYI, these were coins mostly within a 1/2 point of top pop. I was told by people with a better eye than me that several should upgrade. NOPE.

  • ad4400ad4400 Posts: 2,030 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I’ve submitted reconsideration three or four times, typically when there is a quarterly special. I feel that I usually get one sympathy grade, or +, or attribution out of the group.

    I have not had the scenario you describe where you have coins of the same grade but of different technical or eye appeal.

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