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  1. Don’t get them graded, as the fees would far exceed the value of the coins. The 1944 dime is worth its silver content - about $1.25. And the cents are worth less than $1, each.
  2. Thank you - I appreciate your thoughtful response. While I don’t know how practical such scanning would be, if feasible, I think it would be a very good thing. However, as you correctly pointed out, it would also result in reduced submissions and profits. And that might prevent it from being utilized. I don’t see an end to the subjective aspect of grading and the inconsistencies that accompany it. Thus, I think that education and knowledge are essential for hobbyists. I realize that doesn’t solve problems, but it can help protect against them. I also realize that for various reasons, many market participants will remain (at least largely) clueless, just as occurs in other areas of collectibles.
  3. If it were up to you, what would you do to try to prevent inconsistent grading and to deal with it when it occurs? Let’s take the coin in this thread as an example How would you determine which grade was a “mistake”? And how would a “mistake” be “fixed”?
  4. Prices often/usually drop as low populations increase. The subject coin might cause the prices of some other 68’s to decline, but it’s unlikely that it will have any appreciable impact on the prices for 67’s.
  5. Please know that my attitude isn’t cavalier, it’s just realistic. I very much wish that grading was more objective and consistent. But sadly, I don’t see that happening.
  6. There’s nothing peculiar about the quarter, itself.😉
  7. Thank you and none taken. I posted incorrectly and you politely showed me what I’d missed. I’d much rather know, rather than be unaware of it. You were probably placing more emphasis on strike than PCGS did, but that still doesn’t explain a two point grade swing on the same coin. Chalk it up to inconsistent grading, of which everyone is guilty from time to time.
  8. MS67’s sell for a fraction of the price of the upgraded 68 coin. Why would the coin in question cause the prices of 67’s to drop?
  9. As I was saying 😉 quite simply, one bidder liked the coin enough (for attempted upgrade or otherwise), to meet the required reserve. Thank you for pointing out my incorrect presumption.
  10. The original 66 price would simply have been the result of two or more bidders thinking the coin would upgrade.
  11. I don’t think your quantity is nearly large enough to qualify for bulk screening. Even if it were, however, for so few coins, the total difference in cost for graded coins vs. those below minimum grade, wouldn’t amount to much.
  12. Roger, do you believe there’s any realistic possibility that the 12,000 coins in question could have actually been dated 1894? Thanks.
  13. Welcome to the forum. Unfortunately, the coin is a copy with no numismatic value.