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  1. But there are a great many coins struck once which display much better detail. Perhaps it was something to do with the post-strike process, which obscured details?
  2. Getting back to the subject of this thread...I’m surprised that the coins aren’t better struck.
  3. Maybe because you realize I don’t like exaggerations. Regardless, if anything i posted was inaccurate, please go ahead and set the record straight.
  4. There’s no push for a “semi-prooflike” designation, though it can be accurate and helpful to describe a partially reflective coin as semi-prooflike. And believe it or not, it need not be about money, either. The Prooflike designation for Morgan Dollars has been around for decades, as have color designations for copper coins. There’s plenty to gripe about, without exaggerating or nitpicking.
  5. I wasn’t grading in an assembly line - it was nothing like that. Back in those days, we weren’t even grading moderns, yet. I also spent close to half my time in quality control checks of the coins, grades and information on the grading labels, after the coins were encapsulated.
  6. Like it or not, when I graded at NGC from 1991-1998, I very rarely used magnification stronger than 5-10 power.
  7. The "standards" are also somewhat subjective and inconsistent.
  8. I can answer that question - because the opinions matter/count if they are what he wishes to hear, but otherwise, not.
  9. For purposes of accuracy, there is no "7 million dollar coin" that experts said was fake. Yes, the coin was incorrectly said to be a copy, but that "7 million dollar" figure is off by millions of dollars.
  10. It must be wonderful to know more than everyone else. And to be able to dismiss all explanations that you don't want to believe, while holding on to your own, no matter how unlikely it is. There's no way that the coin should ever be submitted to a grading company for authentication. Because they either don't know their stuff or would be involved in a conspiracy with the rest of the numismatic world to treat the submitter unfairly. Yes, the best thing to do is just keep the unique, priceless coin, as is, and enjoy it forever.
  11. Good post and I mean that, sincerely. I do, however, disagree about “problem-solving” - at least at this point - on the part of the original poster. He’s been told by numerous posters, including experts, that he doesn’t have what he thinks/wishes. Unless someone agrees with him, I can’t imagine what anyone could say which would satisfy him. And that includes the top grading/authentication companies. My guess is that if he were to submit it to one of them and the coin was deemed to be damaged, he’d say he didn’t get a fair shake.
  12. Talk about “getting over it”, I corrected a misstatement you made and noted that the poster didn’t have just one alias. Then you posted all of the above. You might try taking your own advice and there’s no need for name calling.