@Wrekkdd - I don't trust any TPG
, nobody should.
- in my experience - is the worst at either over-grading (by as much as 20 points) attractively toned coins. For example, lots of MS63 bust halves with attractive toning out there in NGC
holders are actually AU. Then I've seen multiple times where Peace dollars
with wild toning gets slapped with high grades (e.g. MS66) by NGC
- the toning was legit, but the toning evidently blinded the graders to all the surface marks.
I've seen many times where ICCS
calls brown copper coins red and accepts AT coins. Plus ICCS
is liberal about what it considers legit surfaces.
The reverse on this 1950 is the typical Canadian peripheral coin colors clinging to the metal surrounding letters - green, gold, russett.
The aqua green on this 1950 quarter are the predominant feature of the 1941 MS67 that Heritage
sold last summer. (https://coins.ha.com/itm/canada/wor...ail-071515).
I've also seen that same green on an MS66 1937 quarter.
I know Bazooka blue and pink are a trigger, but the surfaces on this quarter retain the correct metal flows and full cartwheel luster. Even the Canadian "thumbprint" is correct. But hey, anything is possible in the rare coin game.