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  1. What do Original early US gold coins look like?

    Original vs. cleaned is like night and day in terms of the "aura" of the coin. It is pretty tragic that so many of the old holders and original coins were ruined for a few points.
  2. NGC grades the one and only 1893-cc GSA hard pack at FUN

    Wasn't this graded a while ago?
  3. Does anyone know when the company was sold out to the FL concern? A totally different grading team and business manager (who usually determines standards).
  4. NGC VF details to PCGS XF40

    When long term dealers like him get a rejection they just send to one of the other services, or later to the same one. Not a "look" I would want but sure looked XF to me.
  5. Is this "CAC" thing a load of *spoon* or what?

    They provide a high level of professional and intellectual rigor to their analysis. Their sticker on many coins is worth a lot more than sellers will get. More liquidity with cac. I often get ebay offers around cac bid from dealers and serious collectors because they realize there is not risk for them.
  6. how much do coin dealers pay a retail customer?

    You could call around to major buyers who are on CCE and the other dealer networks and see what they offer, you will have to ship. Apmex, Upstate coin, maybe numismatic buyers like Heritage. You should get a small premium over spot price. I agree ebay and Great Collections are a real loser for those. Do not sell bullion products or common Saints or type gold Libs. up to MS64 through auction because they will bring wholesale and you will be hit with substantial percentages. Cash and gold buyers are terrible in what they offer usually, even for relatively honest precious metals buyers the hassle of putting out all that money to make a few percent is not advantageous. With numismatics dealer advantage comes in buying quality high grade at generic prices, coins that will grade over a certain level, cac and so forth, even as they deliver a scary critical analysis. But it looks like you have bullion related issues which are easily researched on ebay, (or othter auction) in their advanced auction results, with "sold" checked.
  7. NGC VF details to PCGS XF40

    Actually the dealer bought it in one of those early Anacs flips graded XF40; if NGC allowed crossovers they would have seen that. I wonder how many submitters got a problem grade with a market acceptable coin and gave up, then some sharp dealer can buy at fire sale prices? Look up the pricing of XF on that key date coin vs. problem VF! With most of their money being made with foreign and modern coins it seems they are getting too cautious with good coins. With coins on the edge they could net them down a little.
  8. Dealer buy prices for junk silver coins

    A guy at the flea market had two bottles of 90% silver, he wanted $1200 for what Apmex would have paid maybe $1250 for, check their buy prices. Most of the major buyers are pretty close.
  9. NGC VF details to PCGS XF40

    93-s https://imgur.com/sfuXWFG
  10. NGC VF details to PCGS XF40

    This coin was in one of the early pre-slab Anacs holders as EF40: https://imgur.com/sfuXWFG NGC called it VF details, improperly cleaned. The other major service called it XF40. Is this a reasonable difference of opinion, or an example of one company being conservative and the other less so?
  11. PCGS old holder and cac doesn't crossover

    This was the original coin; it cleaned up a little with Maguires but not enough. In retrospect, I should have saved it for a reholder, true view, etc. with PCGS.
  12. PCGS old holder and cac doesn't crossover

    Why cross? The obverse holder was impaired, I could not fix that. But it looked PL to me and another dealer. So it could have gone 63 pl or 63 plus at NGC. The other option was sending it to PCGS to reholder with true view and secure holder.
  13. ICG GRADING VS NGC AND PCGS

    The old ICG with the serial number on the front was accurate, and conservative on some coins. Not so much the new ICG, they just don't have the quality control or capital to be competitive with the main two services. And their guarantee especially as regarding money grades is much lacking. Under $200 coins I wouldn't be too concerned with them or Anacs for that matter.
  14. PCGS old holder and cac doesn't crossover

    The coin is MS63; but it would be almost impossible to make a grade assessment in normal conditions with a marred plastic holder especially with the scanner image. And certainly the grading services are sensible sometimes to err on the side of caution because once they take it out they are responsible.
  15. PCGS old holder and cac doesn't crossover

    The holder was marred, I could not fix it, there are others who can who contacted me on another site. I did not want to ship it out again on that proposition, the NGC submission cost shipping and submission cost.