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Why are there pics with my certs?

I haven't got the coins back yet, but the certs posted on my Kennedy submission.

I was surprised to see photos on the cert pages:

http://www.pcgs.com/Cert/31387425.html
http://www.pcgs.com/Cert/31387426.html
http://www.pcgs.com/Cert/31387427.html (this one I understand; I had TrueView on it)
http://www.pcgs.com/Cert/31387427.html

I assume those are my coins? How come they got pics?

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  • BAJJERFANBAJJERFAN Posts: 30,554 ✭✭✭✭✭
    IIRC, they've been doing that for some time; most likely for Coinfacts.
  • But I checked certs one up and one down and they don't have pics?
  • CoinZipCoinZip Posts: 3,253 ✭✭✭


    Numis profiling....... image

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  • << <i>Numis profiling....... image >>



    I wish they'd do that with ALL certs. I'd be willing to pay extra for it.
  • winkywinky Posts: 1,681
    That is what they are waiting for, PAY MORE!!!
  • oih82w8oih82w8 Posts: 10,433 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I have a few of those non TrueViewed coins that are posted on CoinFacts. If it is a nice enough looking coin example, they snap an image and post it. It is not as high definition as TrueView but...

    It's a freebie!
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  • fcloudfcloud Posts: 12,085 ✭✭✭
    Sometimes when you order one or two in a batch they do all. I think it depends on what is in the order. I had it go the same way a few time, then other times they just do the coin(s) you paid for. It is a nice surprise when they do the whole bunch. I wouldn't suggest asking for a couple expecting them all, as I said they only do the whole batch sometimes.

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  • << <i>I have a few of those non TrueViewed coins that are posted on CoinFacts. If it is a nice enough looking coin example, they snap an image and post it. It is not as high definition as TrueView but...

    It's a freebie! >>



    And yet I and other people would often be quite happy with "not as high definition as TrueView" - wonder why that isn't offered as an option.
  • 19Lyds19Lyds Posts: 26,396 ✭✭✭✭


    << <i>I haven't got the coins back yet, but the certs posted on my Kennedy submission.

    I was surprised to see photos on the cert pages:

    31387425
    31387426
    31387427 (this one I understand; I had TrueView on it)
    31387428

    I assume those are my coins? How come they got pics? >>



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  • robecrobec Posts: 5,550 ✭✭✭✭✭


    << <i>I have a few of those non TrueViewed coins that are posted on CoinFacts. If it is a nice enough looking coin example, they snap an image and post it. It is not as high definition as TrueView but...

    It's a freebie! >>

    If you download the large CF photo it is exactly like the TrueView. Same photo, same high definition.
  • ZoinsZoins Posts: 29,305 ✭✭✭✭✭


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    << <i>Numis profiling....... image >>



    I wish they'd do that with ALL certs. I'd be willing to pay extra for it. >>



    You can pay extra for it. It's called TrueView image

    The ones without the TrueView background are CoinsFacts photos PCGS takes at their own prerogative without a TrueView order. These will often show up on the CoinFacts website. Technically, the TrueView and CoinFacts photos are the same except for licensing and display. A TrueView photo has been paid for and licensed by a submitter so it appears with the PCGS logo and background while the CoinFacts photo does not.

    In addition to TrueView and CoinFacts photos, the Cert Verification page can show a PCGS Secure photo. These photos are taken if PCGS Secure service is ordered and done differently than TrueView and CoinFacts photos. If a coin has both a PCGS Secure and a TrueView/CoinFacts photo, the Cert Verification page can show both. Here is a coin, 25510131, displaying both TrueView and PCGS Secure. You can distinguish a PCGS Secure and CoinFacts photos because CoinFacts photos have a shadow around the coin photo while Secure Plus does not.

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