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by rjd65
Thu Jul 14, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: TPG Competency
Replies: 10
Views: 8030

Re: TPG Competency

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1899-Fifty-Cent ... SwAKxWU3mt

Remark: PCGS in an older holder. This coin is F12 (barely).
by rjd65
Thu Jul 14, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: TPG Competency
Replies: 10
Views: 8030

Re: TPG Competency

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1901-50C-CANADA ... SwTapV4Id9

Remark: Obv is better than Rev. Obv is VF, Rev is F+. Would not have an issue with an overall TPG of VF20. VF30 is out of the question.
by rjd65
Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:18 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: TPG Competency
Replies: 10
Views: 8030

Re: TPG Competency

A decently graded coin in a older PCGS holder. Coin definitely not AU but better than VF.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1862-New-Brunsw ... SwAPlXhn6W
by rjd65
Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:10 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: TPG Competency
Replies: 10
Views: 8030

Re: TPG Competency

I alluded to this one (epic even for NGC) in my first thread above; m Remark: Although coin seems to have nice luster, the wear is apparent. In this case the computer pic actually helps discern the true nature of the overall wear. Nothing is bold and crisp (as per MS) on this coin. The date and lett...
by rjd65
Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:32 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: A Test
Replies: 3
Views: 6135

Re: A Test

Well that is disappointing - not your grade, but the pole :)
by rjd65
Tue Jul 12, 2016 5:06 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: A Test
Replies: 3
Views: 6135

A Test

Grade this coin. Made it a pole question. Hopefully no one is inclined to go VF on this.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/122041876233?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT
by rjd65
Tue Jul 12, 2016 4:57 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: help with grading these coins
Replies: 9
Views: 8918

Re: help with grading these coins

A bit more clarification on the linked 1903H. Coin is F/VG Agree obverse is Fine, but reverse is only VG (could be weak strike though which is unfortunate since it is thus far more susceptible aesthetically to ravages of wear) - therefore gave it a net VG10. If only the reverse was a wee bit better....
by rjd65
Tue Jul 12, 2016 4:39 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: TPG Competency
Replies: 10
Views: 8030

Re: TPG Competency

As promised, some more examples of TPG overgraded coins. Enjoy. m Remark: coin is F12 (but no higher than Choice Fine F15) m Remark: Very similar to previous 1871. Pics not the best but coins looks F15 (too much wear to be VF20). But NGC grader that assessed this one did a much better job than the p...
by rjd65
Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: help with grading these coins
Replies: 9
Views: 8918

Re: help with grading these coins

The 1903H in the below link has been incorrectly graded. The coin is only VG10 (better than VG8 but not good enough to be F12)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canada-1903-H-5 ... SwvUlWs6QE
by rjd65
Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: help with grading these coins
Replies: 9
Views: 8918

Re: help with grading these coins

Can only speak for CDN coins;

1903 is F15 (Choice Fine)
1936 is VF20
by rjd65
Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: TPG Competency
Replies: 10
Views: 8030

Re: TPG Competency

Thanks for your input Shylo. Your point #3 is the main problem with TPG now. They 'market' grade, which I strongly believe is just plain wrong and unethical. This was not the norm in the past which is why the era of the holder is important. Here is another 'market' graded coin - and a very poor 'opi...
by rjd65
Mon Jun 27, 2016 10:27 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: TPG Competency
Replies: 10
Views: 8030

TPG Competency

This is my first message on this website even though I have been a member for some time. I thought I would delve into the topic of TPG, two of which NGC and PGCS are well known. In our world of financial engineering, data manipulation and blatant fraud and general lawlessness by both governments (pu...