Guess the grade

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Guess the grade

Post by blh74 » Tue Dec 08, 2020 5:34 am

Congrats to Messydesk for winning the GTG on the U.S. Coin Forum.

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Re: Guess the grade

Post by DHalladay » Tue Dec 08, 2020 3:06 pm

John is good!
When in doubt... don't.

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Re: Guess the grade

Post by vamnuke » Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:36 pm

:o

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Re: Guess the grade

Post by JASONKFLO » Thu Dec 10, 2020 1:29 am

which thread?
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Re: Guess the grade

Post by DHalladay » Thu Dec 10, 2020 1:54 am

JASONKFLO wrote:
Thu Dec 10, 2020 1:29 am
which thread?

Over at the PCGS message board.
When in doubt... don't.

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Re: Guess the grade

Post by messydesk » Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:08 am

Without the chance to defend my NGC FUN grading contest title, I had to find another opportunity. :lol:
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Re: Guess the grade

Post by vamsterdam » Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:27 pm

whoah! way to go JB!

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Re: Guess the grade

Post by Kurt28 » Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:58 am

Serious congratulations John.
To an outsider, guessing how others have graded a coin, might seem trivial and unimportant.
Yet it involves ever changing standards of the industry (I recall when Leroy publicly stated that it was not a worthwhile pursuit to differentiate between an MS 64 ans an MS 65.)
And on rarer coins, it will certainly involve big money.
In order that I might learn, I have always sought to surround myself with those that knew more than I do.
You are one of those people.
I might have expertise in some areas, but I have a long ways to go before it will be coins.
The recognition you and others Numismatists get doesn't seem commensurate with you labors, skills and accomplishments.
Thanks for all you do.

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Re: Guess the grade

Post by messydesk » Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:01 am

Kurt28 wrote:
Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:58 am
Serious congratulations John.
To an outsider, guessing how others have graded a coin, might seem trivial and unimportant.
Yet it involves ever changing standards of the industry (I recall when Leroy publicly stated that it was not a worthwhile pursuit to differentiate between an MS 64 ans an MS 65.)
And on rarer coins, it will certainly involve big money.
In order that I might learn, I have always sought to surround myself with those that knew more than I do.
You are one of those people.
I might have expertise in some areas, but I have a long ways to go before it will be coins.
The recognition you and others Numismatists get doesn't seem commensurate with you labors, skills and accomplishments.
Thanks for all you do.
Thanks. The contest was just 3 coins. An draped bust 1/2c in 62BN, a Liberty 5c in 66+, and a $2.50 Indian in 64+. The pictures were good, and I missed the plusses, but was close enough to tie with 3 others and get my name pulled out of a hat. The advice I can give is just to look at a lot of coins, and a lot of pictures of coins. Learn photography styles of the auction houses and you'll be able to read the coin better. Don't try to grade from glamour shots. Cover grades and quiz yourself. If you're right, explain to yourself why. If you're wrong, look more closely and maybe have someone else try to explain the coin to you. Put together a grading set, and when you do, learn how to cherrypick for quality.
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