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Re: How about an ICCS Registry..??

Grading is an art. After one gains the basics then there's the art-form. Most collectors have a sense of it but don't do it correctly. It's not all about marks on a coin but the the totality of the strike, luster, and preservation of the coin. I've tested the system many times and it/they work pretty good. There are plenty of critics-there always will-people have opinions. However, Conventions at this point are established, and anyone transacting a coin in this environment would be wise to get the piece graded. The U.S. TPG services are somewhat better as they've been tested in the courts and have better regulation of the process.

Here we shortchange ourselves by using the cost thresthold as a limiting feature. In short people want an inexpensive service and then they want perfection...it doesn't work that way.

that old line about buy the coin and not the holder assumes that the buyer can grade-buy the holder and assume , in the case of the U.S. TPG that the graders were vetted properly and you'll be fine.

finally, Conservative grading doesn't mean proper grading...

Jerry, 4/27/2011
CCRS member since: 3/22/2002
Posts: 514


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How about an ICCS Registry..?? (Jerry, 4/26/2011)
 Re: How about an ICCS Registry..?? (HUP, 4/26/2011)
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 Re: How about an ICCS Registry..?? (la cenne, 4/27/2011)
  Re: How about an ICCS Registry..?? (HUP, 4/27/2011)
   Re: How about an ICCS Registry..?? (Don in Tonawanda, NY, 4/27/2011)
    Re: How about an ICCS Registry..?? (mikeymar, 4/27/2011)
     Re: How about an ICCS Registry..?? (Jerry, 4/27/2011)
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