Friday, September 12, 2014

Rick’s Pedigree Coins – PCGS & NGC Grading Standards For Problem Coins

At times, some pedigree coins cannot be graded because they have incurred environmental damage or some other type of grading issue.   Pedigree collections affected include (but are not limited to) the Binion Collection, Tuscaloosa Collection, Champagne Lanson Collection, Saddle Ridge Collection, Suwannee River Collection, Wall of Greed Hoard and many shipwreck recovered coins.  Both PCGS and NGC have expanded explanations for problem coins and they can be found at:

PCGS:  (Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the more for detailed explanations)

NGC: (Additional information is available by clicking on the grading problem listed to the left of the explanations)
The “Improperly Cleaned” explanation is always a favorite of collectors.  Recently, a fellow collector that I met at the Ocala (Florida) Coin Club meeting told me he is still waiting to see the NGC slab that says “Properly Cleaned”.  Amen!

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