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Is a coin "dreck" if it's a solid 64 in a 65 holder?

What if the owner bought it for 63 money?

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  • Yes, dreck can be PQ, or not PQ.
  • IGWTIGWT Posts: 5,057
    But is it "dreck" based merely on being overgraded. That's what I meant by the question.
  • BillJonesBillJones Posts: 29,697 ✭✭✭✭✭
    An MS-64 is a nice coin unless it is a very modern piece that normally is seen in MS or PR-65 or better. The fact that the grading service over graded it should not make it "dreck" for a collector who truly loves the hobby. The problem is such coins are often over priced because of the over grading.
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  • PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 39,985 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I think "dreck" is in the eye of the beholder and that this term is used by some dealers to denigrate other dealer's coins.
  • SurfinxHISurfinxHI Posts: 1,815 ✭✭✭✭✭
    yup
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  • notwilightnotwilight Posts: 12,885 ✭✭✭
    "Dreck" is a proprietary term but as I pointed out in the Legend thread and Mark Feld agreed and expanded upon, this is one of the most difficult situations facing the collector and the dealer.

    --Jerry
  • keetskeets Posts: 24,388 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Is a coin "dreck" if it's a solid 64 in a 65 holder?

    maybe you should re-word that to say "Is a coin "dreck" if your opinion is that it's a solid 64 in a 65 holder?"
    --- George Carlin RIP, he'd have a lot of fresh material if he was alive today!!
  • BroadstruckBroadstruck Posts: 29,687 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I thought "Dreck" was more like a 1881-S Morgan image
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  • "dreck" is a vague word that describes a coin which for some reason, a person may not want in their collection. However, those same reasons may not make the coin "dreck" in the eyes of another person.
  • coinguy1coinguy1 Posts: 13,702
    Is a coin "dreck" if it's a solid 64 in a 65 holder? Not to me, it isn't. And ditto, for a solid 64 in a 66 holder. That would be an over-graded coin. But that doesn't necessarily mean it's not a very nice coin.




    << <i>What if the owner bought it for 63 money? >>

    That's irrelevant to the discussion, based on your conclusion that it's actually a "solid 64".image
  • Hi there,

    Seems to me the coin is what it is - the opinions..yours, the slip(s) of paper..are not as..uh...stable as if you like the coin or not at the price you paid. That is what matters, to me anyway.
    I bought some "dreck", $2700 dreck, for $20 a few months ago. This was a book, not a coin. One of a few privately held non-marked ex-lib copies around. I found it wandering in an outdoor antique market. I just paid what was on the sticker. The seller has a shop, uses eBay, uses Google...not quite an old lady who I would have alerted as I have done. Do I get a "You Suck" because it was a rip? Or do I get a "You Suck" because I ripped? Dunno - just paid the asking price with no haggling. I never lost sleep ove the deal. "Dreck" is in the eye of the beholder (not the holder).

    Best wishes,
    Eric
  • PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 39,985 ✭✭✭✭✭


    << <i>Is a coin "dreck" if it's a solid 64 in a 65 holder?

    maybe you should re-word that to say "Is a coin "dreck" if your opinion is that it's a solid 64 in a 65 holder?" >>



    Isn't it a matter of opinion whether a coin is dreck or not?




  • << <i>I think "dreck" is in the eye of the beholder and that this term is used by some dealers to denigrate other dealer's coins. >>




    Exactly. And there will always be someone out there ready to tell you that what they have is better than what you have. I guess it makes them feel better about themselves. Just remember that it's only an opinion.
  • keetskeets Posts: 24,388 ✭✭✭✭✭
    but is he nervous directing his clients to buy it??
    --- George Carlin RIP, he'd have a lot of fresh material if he was alive today!!
  • RYKRYK Posts: 35,516 ✭✭✭✭✭


    << <i>but is he nervous directing his clients to buy it?? >>



    No, it's probably a relief. image

    "There are no called strikes in coin collecting."--Henry David Thoreau RYK
  • bidaskbidask Posts: 12,415 ✭✭✭✭✭


    << <i>but is he nervous directing his clients to buy it?? >>

    I would doubt that he directs his clients to buy coins he feels nervous about.
    I manage money. I earn money. I save money .
    I give away money. I collect money.
    I don’t love money . I do love the Lord God.




  • DarkStarDarkStar Posts: 396 ✭✭✭
    Jeez, I finally figured out what widgets are, and now I need to worry about dreck?

    There are 10 types of people in the world, those who understand binary and those who do not.

  • RYKRYK Posts: 35,516 ✭✭✭✭✭


    << <i>Jeez, I finally figured out what widgets are, and now I need to worry about dreck? >>


    Widgets are so...yesterday. image

    "There are no called strikes in coin collecting."--Henry David Thoreau RYK
  • TwoSides2aCoinTwoSides2aCoin Posts: 41,979 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Dreck is fun.
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