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  1. MarkFeld

    self slabbers

    Even if not done intentionally, images can hide issues, such as cleaning, hairlines, marks, etc. If a coin is improperly dipped and/or neutralized afterwards, it can cause problems, which aren’t necessarily apparent right away.
  2. What a spectacular looking coin!
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    Question about saints

    Agreed that large magnification can make nice coins look bad - that’s an excellent point. It was “proof Ike” that threw me.
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    Question about saints

    This might sound nit picky, but... It’s not a given that prices will be lower at shows than on-line. And I have rarely seen a Saint of any date or grade that looked “proof like”.
  5. MarkFeld

    High roller buyers

    Better late than never, I suppose. : )
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    Welcome to the forum. You have a poorly made copy of no numismatic value.
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    High roller buyers

    Very sorry to hear that!
  8. MarkFeld

    High roller buyers

    It likely varies, depending upon the requested bidding limit. But either client services could walk you through it (by phone) or, if you’re at the show, someone in the lot viewing room could assist.
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    High roller buyers

    Pre- registration for bidding.😉
  10. MarkFeld

    If at first you don't Succeed!

    What you had suggested, sounds tantamount to promoting NGC, which is against the PCGS forum rules. Your point about listening to public opinion doesn’t change that.😉 “If you haven't already done so I think you should let them know ATS that there advantages to owning NGC graded coins considering PL designation, Star designation and also the fact that PCGS doesn't grade proof coppers cameo unless they are full red; I'm sure there are more reasons though just to name a few.”
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    If at first you don't Succeed!

    “Posts promoting or bashing other grading companies or services are not allowed.”
  12. MarkFeld

    If at first you don't Succeed!

    I think that if Jason does as you suggested, he would be in violation of the PCGS forum rules.
  13. MarkFeld

    discovery coins

    Welcome to the forum, I don’t see anything out of the ordinary that would be worth more than face value. Try to be objective when looking at coins and don’t let potential value affect what you “see”.
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    It’s based on experience and perspective. Some of us have seen dozens of genuine ones and hundreds of copies and observed the differences. Among other things, the strike, weight, design details and surface texture will differ - often, substantially. Many or most of the copies exhibit a grainy appearance. Once you have seen several copies and several genuine ones, it’s pretty easy to tell the difference.
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    If at first you don't Succeed!

    Jason, your post was a pleasure to read and I’m truly excited for you. There are a number of important points to your experience. Among them: Knowledge is key; know when to pass on a coin you can live without and when to take the plunge with one that you can’t live without; you don’t need to buy a lot of coins to have a great show; when you have a really important decision to make, do it while eating a hotdog.😉