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Third Party Grading (TPG) Thread, Who made PCGS the final arbiter of coin grading anyhow? in General Numismatic Discussions; I mean seriously folks, who made a PCGS graded coin the most expensive coin in the slabbed universe? Why is ...
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    Who made PCGS the final arbiter of coin grading anyhow?

    I mean seriously folks, who made a PCGS graded coin the most expensive coin in the slabbed universe? Why is a PCGS coin worth a full point more than an NGC coin? I would really like to know why we are spending so much money to make these guy's rich beyond all belief and they trash our coins and then even screw up orders, they do not reply to their customers and frankly they are arrogant. What is it we can do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coppecoins View Post
    I mean seriously folks, who made a PCGS graded coin the most expensive coin in the slabbed universe? Why is a PCGS coin worth a full point more than an NGC coin? I would really like to know why we are spending so much money to make these guy's rich beyond all belief and they trash our coins and then even screw up orders, they do not reply to their customers and frankly they are arrogant. What is it we can do?
    Hi Coppecoins,

    Welcome to the forums. Have you had some bad experiences with PCGS? I've had a few here and there but nothing serious, it's usually something I forget to fill out or specify. I would have to say some of the people are arrogant, like Willis, but they are very strict on their grading and I currently only buy PCGS coins.

    However, my views are changing, and sadly I have to rely on CAC to help grade NGC coins since I have purchased some doctored coins from NGC (2 in one auction, and they weren't cheap!). I suppose it's my fault, but I'm not an experienced grader, so that is what they are for, right?

    What kind of issues did you have?

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    Sooo.... just a bad day or?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesh View Post
    Sooo.... just a bad day or?
    I guess he figured this was as good a place as any to make a nice rant. It was pretty good, you gotta give him that!

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    I deal with both PCGS and NGC and have had no problems thus far.
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    How can PCGS declare a coin "first strike" when it is released in December and the mint started producing it in August? Look at the 2016 W Silver Eagle released for sale in December. The mint started striking these in August - 4 months before release. And, PCGS declares them "first strike" in December. Pure scam.

 

 

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