Re: PCGS with position "A" and "B"
- About 10 years ago out I took random samples of edge lettered world coins and their orientation. Big Greek 10 Drach and France 5 Franc coins. The count always wound up 50-50 on their orientation (or close to it).
I am sure the grading services are enjoying the fact that this bit of non-sensical triva generates extra biz for them.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Mike Diamond" <mdia1@...> wrote:
> This clearly a deceptive ad. But folks have been calling the upside-down letters "errors" in the raw state as well. So I don't see PCGS's designation as either assisting or impeding deceptive practices.
> --- In email@example.com, innff@ wrote:
> > _http://cgi.ebay.com/2010-P-Millard-Fillmore-ERROR-coin-From-mint-roll-/3206
> > 00226006?pt=Coins_US_Individual&hash=item4aa54338d6_
> > (http://cgi.ebay.com/2010-P-Millard-Fillmore-ERROR-coin-From-mint-roll-/320600226006?pt=Coins_US_In
> > dividual&hash=item4aa54338d6)
> > This was the auction that I was referring to and there are more like it.
> > As I said, it will not be a confusing point to those who do know what is
> > happening, but to those who do not, it is a different story.
> > In a message dated 10/13/2010 8:39:34 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
> > mdia1@ writes:
> > I don't see this as a major source of confusion, apart from ignorance about
> > what the new labels mean. I don't see anyone claiming that one position is
> > more common than the other.
> > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org_
> > (mailto:email@example.com) , innff@ wrote:
> > >
> > > Once again, it seems that a TPG has led the way in creating a new
> > "error".
> > > With PCGS now labeling the lettering on the edge of the dollar coins
> > > position "A" and position "B", I see a spattering of auctions hyping
> > this
> > > occurrence.
> > >
> > > While the vast majority of error coin enthusiast know what the cause is
> > > for the positioning of the edge letters, there will inevitably be some
> > > uninformed E-bay buyers who will fall for the gimmick, over pay for a 50
> > / 50
> > > coin and come away with a "bad taste in their mouths" for error coins.
> > But, I
> > > guess that is life.
> > >