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What Does "Details" Mean In Grading?

 
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 Posted 01/23/2021  09:54 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add TTmom to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I see this often.
Have looked in glossary & don't find.
thanks.
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 Posted 01/23/2021  10:07 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
"Details" simply means "Problems", like scratching, cleaning or environmental damage.



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 Posted 01/23/2021  10:32 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add keith12 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Could mean a lot of things. But what it comes down to is grading companies will not grade a coin that has any problems. They will just say genuine-details
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 Posted 01/23/2021  11:59 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
When a 3rd party grader looks at the coin they check for it being genuine, grade and any other issues. When a coin is marked details it means the "original" surface is somehow changed/disturbed. This could be damage, cleaning, scratches etc. but since the grade is subjective one 3rd party grader may give one coin a pass while another may not. Even the same coin submitted again may get a details grade one time and not another. What details does is it changes the perception of a coin, for example if I say a coin is AU, you can picture what it looks like, but if I say AU - Details Damaged you don't know.




But having a details coin doesn't mean it doesn't have eye appeal and doesn't mean it's not nice.
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 Posted 01/23/2021  12:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add keith12 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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But having a details coin doesn't mean it doesn't have eye appeal and doesn't mean it's not nice.


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 Posted 01/23/2021  12:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Details--one of those arcane numismatic terms that isn't entirely intuitive. Makes for much fun.
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 Posted 01/23/2021  10:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mikem007 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My personal experience with "Details" grade is that my coin is not worth what I thought it was worth, and it actually cost me money as you paid the price to have it graded.
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 Posted 01/23/2021  10:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
"details" or "comment" means that the coin has a problem that does not affect the absolute grade.
For example, a coin with minor damage that it if didn't exist would result in a straight grade.
With the minor damage, the coin retains the grade, but the damage HAS to be commented on in all fairness.

If the problem is major enough, it is possible that the coin may not be graded at all. Such a decision not to grade can be somewhat subjective on the part of the TPGrader.
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