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Full Bands V. Full Torch

 
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 Posted 01/24/2021  12:58 pm Show Profile   Check Diy89Nurm7's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add Diy89Nurm7 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Greetings. I see that PCGS and NGC do not agree on criteria for what constitutes a highly valuable Roosevelt dime reverse.

I am curious whether this is an issue except for where to send a coin to be graded to get the higher value? Has this discrepancy been a problem for anyone?

Your advice is appreciated.
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 Posted 01/24/2021  3:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kanga to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm not sure but I believe PCGS doesn't use the Full Torch designation.
To them it's Full Bands.
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 Posted 01/24/2021  3:21 pm  Show Profile   Check Diy89Nurm7's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Diy89Nurm7 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Right, but NGC seems to want full split bands and detailed torch and PCGS doesn't seem as stringent.

Is this difference importance, except for where to send coins for grading? The values of FT and FB seem to be similar across most dimes.
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 Posted 01/24/2021  5:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add PNWType to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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NGC seems to want full split bands and detailed torch and PCGS doesn't seem as stringent.


You are correct, the NGC terminology is "Full Torch" because they expect the bands to be clearly separated and for the lines of the torch to be distinguishable. PCGS's "Full Bands" applies only to the bands, and not the torch body. As such, NGC's is more stringent, but ultimately, if your coin looks to be FT, it will be FB, but there's a chance that if it looks FB it still may not be FT.

If values are similar as you say, the difference comes down to preference of company because ultimately what FT and FB are telling you is the same thing: a good strike
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