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 Posted 03/04/2012  7:26 pm Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add ram96 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

What factors do you consider when picking a coin to send off to be graded?

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 Posted 03/04/2012  7:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add coincollect1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would say value... Im not going to send a coin that is worth less than the grading fee's. Oh also for selling it again, People tend to buy coins in slabs to make sure their genuine
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 Posted 03/04/2012  10:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I never do and never will. I can not put slabs in my Albums.
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 Posted 03/04/2012  10:37 pm  Show Profile Check trout1105's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add trout1105 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I never do and never will. I can not put slabs in my Albums.


And they are a real pain to get out of the slabs too
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 Posted 03/04/2012  11:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add okiepb to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Authentication would be a good reason, if the coin in question could be a counterfeit.

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 Posted 03/05/2012  01:18 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add D0ubl3Eagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I generally make that decision based on value or at least potential value. Like coincollect1 said it doesn't make much sense to send a coin in that is worth less than it costs to grade it. I added in potential value because sometimes a coin has large price differences between grades such that the coin in the lower grade is not worth too much but the higher grade is worth a lot. If you feel confident enough it may be worth the gamble. Generally the coins that need authentication are the ones that are valuable enough to make counterfeiting worthwhile.
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 Posted 03/05/2012  3:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I never do and never will. I can not put slabs in my Albums.
I agree. I would never voluntarily send a coin in for grading. However, I can see myself buying a slabbed coin if it what I am looking for. The security is an added benefit, but not a replacement for my own diligence.
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