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True View photos not acceptable for PCGS Registry Album

slider23slider23 Posts: 635 ✭✭✭✭

Today I update my Trade Dollar registry set with my recent purchases. In the past I always used the True Views if available for my virtual Registry Album, but these TV photos of the 1873 CC and 1873 S are not useable. Someone paid $5 for these Ture Views. I hope they got a credit back for the photos that do not represent what the coin looks like. I purchased the 1873 S online from only the True View photo, and I was in for a big surprise when I received the coin. Last time I make the mistake of buying a coin only from the True View photo. My photos are close to what the coin looks like in hand. In fairness, I did use the True View photo of the 1874 S Chop Mark for my Registry set as it is a nice representation of the coin.


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  • ToreyTorey Posts: 116 ✭✭✭

    It seems to be a trend that needs to be remedied sooner rather than later.....

  • redraiderredraider Posts: 120 ✭✭✭✭

    Yeah....there are multiple recent threads on this subject. Someone in one of the other threads said they could get better photos with a polaroid. This is a trend that has to be addressed quickly. I won't send any coins to them until I see consistently better quality Trueviews. The TVs was one of my primary reasons for using PCGS to grade my collection.

  • redraiderredraider Posts: 120 ✭✭✭✭

    Now....That being said, there might be an opportunity to buy coins for less money based on horrible images! I have seen these crummy TVs on recent listings and I think to myself, the coins must look way better in person!

  • slider23slider23 Posts: 635 ✭✭✭✭

    @redraider said:
    Now....That being said, there might be an opportunity to buy coins for less money based on horrible images! I have seen these crummy TVs on recent listings and I think to myself, the coins must look way better in person!

    On the 1873 S the True View does not show any marks. The coin is in a XF 40 holder and the True View looks like it could be AU50. In hand there are some light cleaning marks that you can pick up in my photos and it appears PCGS net graded it to XF40.

  • ProofCollectionProofCollection Posts: 5,260 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I guess they need to stop calling them "True" Views.

  • HolyCityHolyCity Posts: 21 ✭✭✭

    I can’t understand it. You would think they’d be trying to separate themselves from the competition right now. Instead they let the wheels fall off one of the most important departments of the service.

  • OriginalDanOriginalDan Posts: 3,707 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Behind PCGS's back, most people are calling these FalseViews or NotTrueViews.

  • lermishlermish Posts: 1,771 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That is a little too kind. I've seen them called **Views where **=something with a similar yellowish color....

  • 1madman1madman Posts: 1,262 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @OriginalDan said:
    Behind PCGS's back, most people are calling these FalseViews or NotTrueViews.

    When I first read the OP I thought he typed Turd Views.

  • gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,366 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Many of the nice toners you see in a TruView look nothing like the coin in hand.

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