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Please add a one word ambiguous grading term.

Insider2Insider2 Posts: 14,452 ✭✭✭✭✭

I'll start.

Few, Scattered, Some, Pleasing...

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    291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,936 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice.

    All glory is fleeting.
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    stevebensteveben Posts: 4,595 ✭✭✭✭✭

    original

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    renman95renman95 Posts: 7,037 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cool

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    gtstanggtstang Posts: 1,692 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Tight, loose, average

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    bolivarshagnastybolivarshagnasty Posts: 7,348 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Lustrous

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    ldhairldhair Posts: 7,121 ✭✭✭✭✭

    dead

    Larry

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    MrEurekaMrEureka Posts: 23,939 ✭✭✭✭✭

    65

    Andy Lustig

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    Insider2Insider2 Posts: 14,452 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Several, heavy, distracting...

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    RogerBRogerB Posts: 8,852 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Uncirculated

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    StoogeStooge Posts: 4,646 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Tired

    Fresh


    Later, Paul.
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    WalkerfanWalkerfan Posts: 8,971 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I love it when sellers call a coin 'satiny'....that usually means muted luster from a dip.

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    10000lakes10000lakes Posts: 811 ✭✭✭✭

    'unquestionably' as in "this coin is unquestionably prooflike".
    And the photo your looking at is a hazed over turd.
    I guess they might be technically right and the use of 'unquestionably' is used to try and remove any of your doubts that you have in thinking how the heck did this coin end up in PL holder :D

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    leothelyonleothelyon Posts: 8,354 ✭✭✭✭✭

    HOT!

    The more qualities observed in a coin, the more desirable that coin becomes!

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    Danye WestDanye West Posts: 193 ✭✭✭

    PQ, BU, Flashy, Choice

    I could make a birth year registry set out of pocket change.
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    roadrunnerroadrunner Posts: 28,303 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 30, 2017 5:58PM

    "Perfect"

    "Flawless."

    Often applied to gem classic coins in the 65-67 range....that are anything but that.

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    newcollectnewcollect Posts: 205 ✭✭✭

    uncertain

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    ChangeInHistoryChangeInHistory Posts: 3,006 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Lightly

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    BillDugan1959BillDugan1959 Posts: 3,821 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @RogerB said:
    Uncirculated

    +100

    This is the single most abused term in commercial coin hornswoggling.

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    KccoinKccoin Posts: 1,086 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Near, nearly.

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    VoyageurVoyageur Posts: 351 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Gem or even better, Gem+.

    Dan Fan
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    StoogeStooge Posts: 4,646 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BillDugan1959 said:

    @RogerB said:
    Uncirculated

    +100

    This is the single most abused term in commercial coin hornswoggling.

    I would think the term "Rare" gets way too much over use. I see it all the time on eBay.


    Later, Paul.
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    amwldcoinamwldcoin Posts: 11,269 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That and Key Date! I grimace when I see that used with one of the most common dates of a series.

    @Stooge said:

    @BillDugan1959 said:

    @RogerB said:
    Uncirculated

    +100

    This is the single most abused term in commercial coin hornswoggling.

    I would think the term "Rare" gets way too much over use. I see it all the time on eBay.

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    BillDugan1959BillDugan1959 Posts: 3,821 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 30, 2017 7:40PM

    @Stooge said:

    @BillDugan1959 said:

    @RogerB said:
    Uncirculated

    +100

    This is the single most abused term in commercial coin hornswoggling.

    I would think the term "Rare" gets way too much over use. I see it all the time on eBay.

    "Rare" is certainly overused. One gentleman seller on eBay has two "Rare" sovereigns that would be actually worth owning, if they both didn't have original mintage of over 2 million coins each, and if they weren't each priced one hundred dollars too much.

    It is "Rare" that I will submit to that kind of rear-end whuppin'.

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    coin4salecoin4sale Posts: 375 ✭✭✭

    Arm's-length

    BT&C
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    3keepSECRETif2rDEAD3keepSECRETif2rDEAD Posts: 4,285 ✭✭✭✭✭

    L@@K!

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    BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 8,014 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Are we allowed to make up our own word? If so, my word would be "Pwftg". Translated to: Presents well for the grade.

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    derrybderryb Posts: 36,193 ✭✭✭✭✭

    eyeappeal

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    KyleKyle Posts: 1,821 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @amwldcoin said:
    That and Key Date! I grimace when I see that used with one of the most common dates of a series.

    Agreed. I just did a quick search for '79-S to '82-S morgan dollars, there are 70 listings with "Key Date" in the title...

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    Insider2Insider2 Posts: 14,452 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Somewhat, Just, unattractive, ...

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    ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 6,323 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 30, 2017 8:14PM

    "CH/GEM BU" yeah, not one word but short enough. One seller on ebay in particular feels the need to add this in every roll and coin they list, even though they are obvious AU or problems coins.
    When was the last time anyone's seen a real BU roll of 26-D or 27-D peace Dollars?

    Collector, occasional seller

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    ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 6,323 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 30, 2017 8:16PM

    Oops, someone said that already.

    Collector, occasional seller

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    topstuftopstuf Posts: 14,803 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Monster!

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    cmerlo1cmerlo1 Posts: 7,891 ✭✭✭✭✭

    BU

    You Suck! Awarded 6/2008- 1901-O Micro O Morgan, 8/2008- 1878 VAM-123 Morgan, 9/2022 1888-O VAM-1B3 H8 Morgan | Senior Regional Representative- ANACS Coin Grading. Posted opinions on coins are my own, and are not an official ANACS opinion.
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    BillDugan1959BillDugan1959 Posts: 3,821 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Of course, BU = "Beat-Up".

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    Insider2Insider2 Posts: 14,452 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 30, 2017 8:56PM

    minuscule, tiny, barely...

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    OverdateOverdate Posts: 6,936 ✭✭✭✭✭

    insignificant (especially when applied to carbon spot) . . .

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    crazyhounddogcrazyhounddog Posts: 13,805 ✭✭✭✭✭

    BU-SO FLASHY-SO NICE.

    The bitterness of "Poor Quality" is remembered long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.
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    ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,863 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    cecropiamothcecropiamoth Posts: 959 ✭✭✭✭✭

    VF/XF

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Eye appeal.... a totally subjective phrase in a subjective (at best) hobby..... What people find attractive can differ wildly... and for each individual, their preference is meaningful 'to them'. Which is why I disagree with it being a component of grading. Cheers, RickO

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    ctf_error_coinsctf_error_coins Posts: 15,433 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Eye appeal is what I go for ...

    I buy coins based solely on eye appeal.

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    Insider2Insider2 Posts: 14,452 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Noticeable, Major, Impaired, Exceptional...

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    TommyTypeTommyType Posts: 4,586 ✭✭✭✭✭

    "Undergraded"

    Particularly when the dealers ENTIRE INVENTORY was apparently graded by Ebenezer Scrooge, and they are ALL undergraded.....

    Easily distracted Type Collector
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    ColonelJessupColonelJessup Posts: 6,442 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 31, 2017 9:32AM

    Approaching
    Virtually
    Resembling
    Deep/deeply
    Strong
    Contrast
    Immaculate
    Exquisite
    Unmarked
    Superb
    Clearly
    Glittering
    Typically
    Sometimes
    Often

    Any word can be perverted.
    This is addictive :s:o

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    gripgrip Posts: 9,962 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Rainbow toned.

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    TONEDDOLLARSTONEDDOLLARS Posts: 2,928 ✭✭✭✭
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    CCDollarCCDollar Posts: 717 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Gem++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    PL (when it doesn't say PL on the label)

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    Insider2Insider2 Posts: 14,452 ✭✭✭✭✭

    IMO, most of these posts are "right on." I got the idea from the ANA Grading guide where adjectives are used but are not defined. For example, what does "Few" mean? How many is "Few?"

    Other words posted here are defined and don't count. For example BU (Brilliant Uncirculated). If I say a coin is BU I think we should all be able to see an image of some Brilliant Uncirculated coin in our head.

    Let's keep going please as I really want your suggestions.

    Unevenly, Virtually, Trace

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    PennyGuyPennyGuy Posts: 143 ✭✭✭

    “Stunning”

    "A penny hit by lightning is worth six cents". Opie Taylor

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    ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 6,323 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Insider2 said:
    IMO, most of these posts are "right on." I got the idea from the ANA Grading guide where adjectives are used but are not defined. For example, what does "Few" mean? How many is "Few?"

    Other words posted here are defined and don't count. For example BU (Brilliant Uncirculated). If I say a coin is BU I think we should all be able to see an image of some Brilliant Uncirculated coin in our head.

    I agree with the "few" comment. I have to say though that in the ebay world at least, "BU" can mean anything from a cleaned xf to an exceptional gem.

    Collector, occasional seller

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