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 Posted 06/12/2010  11:01 pm Show Profile Check johnny54321's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add johnny54321 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

Ok, at first I thought the eBay seller got the title wrong, but it appears that PCGS misattributed the SLQ type not once or twice...but practically FOUR times almost in a row... Probably a massive clerical error, but it seems odd too me that it would happen that many times all in one submission.

http://cgi.ebay.com/PCGS-VF-35-1917...em53e1b6445d

http://cgi.ebay.com/PCGS-VF-35-1917...em53e1b646d3

http://cgi.ebay.com/PCGS-F-15-1917-...em53e1b64ccf

http://cgi.ebay.com/PCGS-F-15-1917-...em563d097fb1

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 Posted 06/12/2010  11:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Adam_E to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
only 2 of those say t-1
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 Posted 06/12/2010  11:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wheatguy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, but they are all misattributed.

Johnny, hopefully Don Willis or David all with post in the CU thread you posted. PCGS has always impressed me in correcting their mistakes and customer satisfaction.
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oh
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 Posted 06/12/2010  11:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Scooby Due to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Holy cow!
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 Posted 06/12/2010  11:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add coinguybrian to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Don't they look at coins for only 10 or 15 sec?
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 Posted 06/12/2010  11:45 pm  Show Profile Check johnny54321's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add johnny54321 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well 3 different graders grade, authenticate, and attribute the coin, right? And for 3 graders to all misattribute a coin, and then all misattribute 3 other 1917 slqs seems extremely unlikely to me. My guess is that the graders got it right, but the clerical staff saw a bunch of 1917 quarters and mixed up the type 1 and type 2 designations on the slab. Rule to remember: Don't send a bunch of 1917 quarters of different types to PCGS all at once.

But hey, you should all cast your bids. There might be a hefty premium on consecutive PCGS screw up slabs..
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 Posted 06/12/2010  11:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add coinguybrian to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thats probably true, Johnny. I doubt experienced graders would be dumb enough to make THESE mistakes. The 1916 thing is scary though.
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 Posted 06/13/2010  01:31 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Moe145 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's just a little scary. You would expect a little more professionalism from a TPG.
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 Posted 06/13/2010  11:51 am  Show Profile Check nolawyer's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add nolawyer to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think that it is more likely that the seller put the wrong photos of the reverse.
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 Posted 06/13/2010  3:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ExoGuy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
At the FUN Show, I saw more than one PCGS "error" coin on display by dealers. One was a 1909-S Indian cent with a 1909-S Lincoln tag. Another was a 1918 Lincoln commemorative half, labeled as a "so-called half" - not even a coin. If the top TPG business can make such gross attributions, just think about what they can do to a numerical grade. The difference for a slabbed MS-66 Buffalo nickel, were it labeled MS-67, exceeds $30,000!
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Looking back at the bids on these quarters, the prices seem high to me. Looks like there's a strong market for "error" slabs!
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 Posted 06/13/2010  6:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wheatguy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:

I think that it is more likely that the seller put the wrong photos of the reverse.


Both the obverse and reverse are sufficient to say that PCGS put the coins into the wrong holders with an incorrect label.

ExoGuy, that is why anyone who collects coins needs to judge coins by themselves and not rely fully on the TPG's.
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