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Post by blh74 » Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:07 pm

https://www.ebay.com/itm/PCGS-1995-MS69 ... Sw1xVbAeKI
Is this for real? Right click to open as new file to see the coin.

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CascadeChris
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Post by CascadeChris » Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:04 pm

Looks like somewhat A-typical PCI toning. The question is, were PCI inserts toning coins at the same time the blue label was in use in the 90s. If so, it was probably originally slabbed in the mid 90s by PCI then crossed to PCGS once the color matured which can happen VERY fast in a PCI holder.
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Re: O/T

Post by blh74 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:50 pm

Chris; to me that looks like "questionable color"?

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Re: O/T

Post by mark » Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:10 am

LOL.. look at the price. I think the toning looks horrible.

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Re: O/T

Post by CascadeChris » Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:29 am

Search for PCI toned silver eagles. They bring very strong premiums. More if still in the PCI holver but still strong in top 3 too as collectors of them know that you eventually have to cross them to hault the progression and the look is so distinct that there really is very little chance of confusing PCI toning with anything else.
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Post by blh74 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:41 pm

Chris I still find it hard to believe that PCGS would accept that. To me that looks artificial. I think they are catering to a niche market of collectors. If I sent them a Morgan that looked like that, I bet I`d get a no grade holder.

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Post by CascadeChris » Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:16 am

Oh, I fully agree. PCI inserts tone silver and especially 999 in a wild but predictable pattern that is anything but atypical and also appears as if its not follow the progression spectrum. It is, it just doesn't subtly graduate from stage to stage as most toning does. If we didn't know exactly what caused it, and it being so unique that there really is no confusing it, I fully agree that they would be cast in the AT or NMA(Not-Market-Acceptable) group.

If you think PCI toned eagles are strange. Just go look at "waffle" pattern toned eagles. There is no direct cause known (yet) like there is with PCI toners but waffle pattern eagles have commanded 4 figure premiums..
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Re: O/T

Post by blh74 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:29 am

Thanks Chris, Now I know, what a joke. If people want to collect them so be it. That kind of money is crazy. My opinion.

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