What's with the forum description?
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Okay, first off - thanks for creating a 'grade my coin' forum. Perhaps we need posting icons for coins vs. notes? hint hint

 

Now, what's up with the forum's description?

 

A forum dedicated solely to asking forumites to guesstimate the grade of coins or notes from a scan. NOTE: GRADING FROM A SCAN IS NOT RELIABLE, it's just interesting.

 

Why say "from a scan"? Not only are scans about the worst way to image a coin, photos are probably more common.

 

Probably a better way to phrase that would be:

 

A forum dedicated solely to asking fellow members to estimate the grade of coins or notes from a digital image.

Note: Image-based grading isn't as dependable as in-hand grading.

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Why is it the way it is? Because it was likely copied after the same forum in the CGC section. There, almost 100% of the images are scans.

 

Here is what the dexription reads on the CGC side:

 

A forum dedicated solely to asking forumites to guesstimate the grade of book from a scan. NOTE: GRADING FROM A SCAN IS NOT RELIABLE, it's just interesting.

 

They're almost identical.

 

 

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A forum dedicated solely to asking forumites to guesstimate the grade of coins or notes from a scan. NOTE: GRADING FROM A SCAN IS NOT RELIABLE, it's just interesting.

 

I think that grading most circulated coins from EF on down is highly reliable from scans.

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Yeah, I agree the description should be modified for our unique and peculiar needs.
The needs of coin collectors can be peculiar. ;)

 

Actually, coin collectors can be peculiar. :)

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