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How To Choose A Grading Company

 
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 Posted 09/22/2020  3:04 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add shoover4 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Under what circumstances should I prefer PCGS to the others, NGC to the others, ANACS to the others, etc.? For example, are their types of coins for which one company is better than the others? Does condition matter? For example, suppose I have an AU/BU slider. Would I be ahead to send it one company over another (presumably because that one tends to choose the higher grade)? I'm basically just trying to get a better understanding of the grading landscape, so any advice will be appreciated.
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 Posted 09/22/2020  3:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
PCGS for higher selling price,ANACS if it is for your own collection. I think I read that each has its' own specialties?
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 Posted 09/22/2020  3:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ty2020b to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Every TPG has there strengths/ weaknesses and pros/cons. For me there's a number of variables as to which I send to, and it changes. I would recommend checking out the TPG section of the forum. You'll very much find there no right or wrong, just opinions ( at least with the top 3).

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 Posted 09/22/2020  7:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think PCGS and NGC have the best international reputations. Certainly, non Americans are more familiar with these two.
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 Posted 09/25/2020  05:14 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Hunter611 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good question as I have same interest and like others said it depends.
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 Posted 09/25/2020  06:41 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SensibleSal66 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I prefer PCGS but I'll buy NGC or ANACS ( I like them alot !lol ). ANACS is good if you don't want commitment (lol) . They have memberships as well as NGC.
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 Posted 09/25/2020  07:07 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add scopru to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
First and foremost is it a coin that should be sent in for grading. Low value coins are not your best bet to send in. As for the merits of what grading company brings more value to a coin. I think that is too subjective a topic since that is simply peoples opinion based on what their experience has been. There are coins in any of the 3 TPG's you mention that can be found selling higher or lower than others at some point in time.


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I would recommend checking out the TPG section of the forum.


100%. Good read to see how others experiences have been and many opinions to be found.
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 Posted 09/27/2020  10:52 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JasonKflo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
when buying I am now looking for ANACS , they seem to be tougher on Morgans at least
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