Re: PCGS Grading Planchets - Fred:
- I don't see any way to distinguish tumbling marks from bag marks or
other contact marks. I would think the grade was based on the total
number of tumbling marks + bag marks. But, admittedly, I don't have
a special window into the minds of graders.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, fred_weinberg
> Coin grading is on a scale of G.,V.G., etc. up to MS, etc.
> I don't see the purpose in starting to grade Blanks
> with a different set of numbers or criteria.It would
> be confusing, and introducing a new set of numbers and
> terms that just isn't needed, in my opinion.
> Why fix something that isn't broke? Aside from the valid
> discussion about whether TPG services SHOULD grade
> Blank Planchets, if they do, why not use the current
> grading system and standards?
- Actually, I like the idea of grading planchets. Most of my blanks look like
crap! I would be happy to pay a premium, a substantial premium at that, for a
planchet with good color and a minimum of marks from whatever the source. I
realize that a grading service is not a requirement here, but it sure makes
things easier when dealing trough the mail.
Just a perspective from one "Small Time Collector".
PS Didn't brother Lindy have some sort of "system" for defining the best
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