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Coingrader “fails”

November 16, 2017 in Auctions, Coins, Collecting, Education, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), Photography, Silver, Silver Coins, USA Coins

By: Michael Bugeja News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

Too often numismatic writers give the impression that they always win in online auctions, but all of them will fail on occasion, including me. That is what this post is about. Perhaps my examples here might inform you about issues that often result in cleaned or damaged coins after they are sent in for holdering.

Sometimes, in my view, the holdering company gets it wrong, as I wrote about earlier in the article, “Resubmitting or Living with Grades.”

More often I fail in winning coins because of poor photography, or sharp photography that doesn’t give me a clear view of the… Full article at the source>

Source: News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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Kids and Coins

February 4, 2016 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Young Collectors

By: Tom Becker From The Coin Collector , Issue #124, March 11, 2002

From the Desk of Q. David Bowers (Stack and Bowers)

Over the past couple of years I have had the pleasure of having my teenaged grandsons, John and Matthew, accompany me to numismatic … Full article at the source>

Source: From the Desk of Q. David Bowers (Stack and Bowers)

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Four Easy Steps to Becoming a Coin Collector

January 4, 2015 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, Numismatica, Numismatics

By admin Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

A new year is here, and it’s a great time to try new things. Coin collecting is a unique hobby for several reasons. Unlike most other hobbies, coins don’t just cost money; they often end up earning you money. But just like any new hobby, when you’re first starting out there’s a lot to learn. […] Full article at the source>

Source:: Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

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