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Topic Title: FIRST STRIKE definitions from Bullion and Coin dealers selling PCGS FIRST STRIKE coins
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Created On: 8/5/2006 10:00 AM
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 8/5/2006 10:00 AM
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KoinDawg
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Not just collectors are confused. Found definitions all over the web that are contrary to what is now known about the term as it is being used by PCGS, NGC and ANACS. Many of these are bullion brokers and coin dealers that are selling PCGS FIRST STRKE, NGC FIRST STRIKES, and ANACS FIRST STRIKE. Perhaps they are the ones committing the fraud since they are defining FIRST STRIKE differently than the grading companies.




FIRST STRIKE: "A coin struck shortly after a new die is placed into service. First strike coins often are the most coveted by collectors, having sharper details and even sometimes proof-like qualities."
http://www.us-coin-values-advisor.com/coin-collecting-guide.html

FIRST STRIKE: A select number of these coins will enjoy the prestigious designation of being a "First Strike" certified coin. First Strike coins represent those first coins that are minted with brand new dies in the first month of production. These First Strike American Buffalos will be independently graded and certified by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS), one of the nation's most reputable grading services.
http://www.americanbuffalogoldcoins.com/

1988 First Strike Silver Eagle Certified MS69 by Anacs w/ Special First Strike
FIRST STRIKE: Over time, coin dies wear down and produce coins with less clarity and sharpness. First strike coins are highly prized by collectors because they are the pristine specimens produced from the initial few hundred strikings in a given edition.
http://www.shopathometv.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=12020416&Ne=35&Ntk=1100001&pCategoryId=1188&N=1100773+59&Nty=1&categoryId=1808

FIRST STRIKE:
First Strike coins represent those first coins that are minted with brand new dies in the first month of production. The First Strike American Buffalos will be independently graded and certified by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS), one of the nation's most respected grading services.
http://www.shopnbc.com/product/?familyid=V40277&storeid=1&track=-10300

FIRST STRIKE: First Strikes are among the first coins minted with brand new dies in the first month of production. These First Strike Gold Buffalos have been independently graded and certified to be in Mint State 69 Superb Gem Brilliant Uncirculated condition by either PCGS or NGC, two of the nation's most reputable grading services.
http://www.govmint.com/countrylistings/northamerica/usa/2006goldbuffalo.aspx

FIRST STRIKE: You are bidding on a 2005 S FIRST STRIKE (first day of minting means the sharpest details) Clad Statehood Quarter Set. Graded and slabbed by PCC (Premier Certified Coins).
http://www.bid4assets.com/auction/index.cfm?auctionid=263152

FIRST STRIKE: A select few of the 2006 Buffalos will enjoy the status of being a "First Strike" certified coin, to denote the use of brand new dies. "First Strike" Buffalos will be independently graded and certified by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) or Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) and graded Mint-State 69 out of a possible 70.
http://www.swissamerica.com/buffalo.php?tcode=BuffalopromoSA

FIRST STRIKE: These silver eagles get harder to find as the year goes on because "first strike" coins are graded in January of each year and then no more "first strike" coins can be made.
http://www.intcurrency.com/results.cfm?catID=50&subcatID=146

FIRST STRIKE: A coin struck early in the life of a die. First strikes can be characterized by striated or mirror-like fields if the die was polished. First strikes are almost always fully or well struck, with crisp detail.
http://www.islandcoins.com/numismatic%20glossary.htm

First Strike
- An unofficial term referring to a coin struck shortly after a new die is put into use. Such coins often have proof-like surfaces and resemble proof, in certain (but not all) characteristics.
http://www.cdacoinclub.org/index.php?cmd=7

First Strike
The first coin, or one of the earliest coins, stuck from a pair of dies. These are usually Proof-like, well-struck and nearly perfect.
http://www.morganmint.com/04_c_glossary.html

first strike: the first coin, or one of the earliest coins, struck from a pair of dies. These are usually Prooflike, well struck and nearly perfect.
http://www.bestcoin.com/glossary.htm

first strike: a coin struck early in the life of a die before die wear occurs. Usually considered desirable since these coins are likely to have good solid strikes and excellent detail.
http://www.coinresource.com/guide/dictionary1.htm

First Strike Buffalo Coins: A select number of these beautiful coins will enjoy the presitgious designation of being a "First Strike" certified coin. First Strike coins represent those first coins that are minted with brand new dies within the first month of production. These First Strike American Buffalos will be independently graded and certified by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS), one of the nation's oldest and most respected grading services.
http://www.goldline.com/

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 8/5/2006 10:26 AM
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 8/5/2006 11:30 AM
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FIRST STRIKE: These silver eagles get harder to find as the year goes on because "first strike" coins are graded in January of each year and then no more "first strike" coins can be made.
http://www.intcurrency.com/results.cfm?catID=50&subcatID=146

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 8/5/2006 12:24 PM
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LanLord
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How special can a FIRST STRIKE coin be if the TPG requires a sealed mailing container with the dated receipt in order to mark it FIRST STRIKE?

If there is nothing about the coins feature set that sets it apart, it's mearly a scam. Might as well call it a January Strike versus a FIRST STRIKE!
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