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#1 Unread post by DSCoins »

Why would PCGS be doing "Coin Imaging" when I never ask for this option?
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Maybe they think if they get enough people wanting their coin graded AND a nice picture of it - then you'll soon need BOTH to sell a coin?

Almost as crazy as putting a sticker on it that just says "CAC" making it worth more
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#3 Unread post by Earle42 »

I made this a long time ago now.

When slabbing first started we joked how ridiculous it was for people to pay for what they could do for themselves, and also how riidculous it was for people to accept a sef appointed group of experts setting themselves up as THE authorities on a coin's condition.

We also joked one day people would be "dumb enough" (that s NOT a negative statement - it is a fact of what we said) to pay someone to grade the grade on the slab. Oh well.

Times have changed, a market has evolved and so people legitimately use the companies to make a profit, or just use them b/c they like slabs.

But..it was a couple years ago a company offered a MACAC sticker to verify the CAC sticker! Thankfully people didn't go for it...yet.
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So far I have been lucky with the coins I have sent out to be graded. As a member of the ANA I have sent coins out to NGC, I have sent to PCGS along with ANAC. The ones I have sent them have come back between MS-68 to 70. All the earlier ASE's have come back MS-69 or MS-70. Accouple did come back MS-68. I know about what many (Earl included 😛) feel about grading. The only reason I do it, is it is very hard in house to keep the correct humidity. I have found that that best way for me to keep some of my coins from becoming ruined is to encapsulate them. Not but about 1/2 of the coins I have for that set. If I have 4 coins of the same type same year I'll send two out. What gets me is they say that the coins I sent in are "being imaged" which I never asked for.
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#6 Unread post by Earle42 »

I know about what many (Earl included 😛) feel about grading. The only reason I do it, is it is very hard in house to keep the correct humidity.
I sure understand that aspect of it but...slabs are not going to protect from humidity. This is why coins can continue to tone inside a slab.

Slabs not being airtight is one of the other mistaken pieces of info I try to tell people. Years later a person may just pull that beautifuuly tones Walking half out of storage to find it finished toning to black inside the slab! A 2X2 offers as much humidity protection as a slab (got that from a former company grader p owner of ACE coins in Hagerstown, MD).

Personally, I prefer the Air Tite capsules for not taking up as much room as slabs, but they are a pain to store! Whereas slabs will stack nicely, but take up a lot more room.

I am slowly converting over to Encap album pages. The all plastic pages are designed to hold the Air Tite capsules. So the collection is ordered like a regular album, but all coins are in capsules. For storage though I STILL will put in silica gel packs.

BTW - ask a local furniture store to save the silica gel packs they get with EVERY pice of furniture that is shipped to them needing some assembly. The bags are large and they throw them away. I asked one to just hang a Walmart bag on a nail in the room the put the furniture together and ask the workers to throw gel packs in the bag rather than the trash. Within a month I had more than I could use. No gel packs in the landfill, the store doesn't have to pay for them being tossed, and the free packs benefit the coins. Win win win!
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That's interesting, I've never once seen a black toned coin in a slab. I think there's a point in the toning that is basically protects itself from further toning as long as the coin is stored properly.

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Daniel wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 8:32 pm That's interesting, I've never once seen a black toned coin in a slab. I think there's a point in the toning that is basically protects itself from further toning as long as the coin is stored properly.
I have three coins from ANACS which tarnished after they were slabbed. On one which is a MS-70 2006-W 20th anniversary, the other two are 2011 ASEs MS-69. I did contact PCGS and told them that they had started to tarnish. They said via Email that if want, they would restore them for nothing and re-encapsulate them if I enclosed the email they sent me with the order. The trouble I see is why just these three? They are stored in the same box as 21 other coins which are perfectly fine.
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#9 Unread post by Triple C »

You have now, it went from rainbow colors to black and gold:
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But in hand, it actually looks really good.

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#10 Unread post by Earle42 »

Daniel wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 8:32 pm That's interesting, I've never once seen a black toned coin in a slab. I think there's a point in the toning that is basically protects itself from further toning as long as the coin is stored properly.
Confession time!

I have not personally seen this myself. My knowledge of this, and I welcome correction, comes from:
1. Accumulated reading about this subject on another forum for many years before I started here.
2. An assumption (not always a good thing) tarnishing will take its natural course on coins just as it does on non-coin silver items.

To make it clear...
I have not seen a black coin in a slab. I just always figured when tarnished coins get bad enough in slabs, people crack them out and dip them. I also have seen at least one pretty gross looking and dark one on eBay in the past. But...it could have been slabbed that way also.
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