I have a seated 1854 liberty quarter. Should I send it to be graded?

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I have a seated 1854 liberty quarter. Should I send it to be graded?

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I have this 1854 quarter an I think it could have been cleaned but I saw on pcgs that an AU details sold for quite a bit. I was wondering if I could get some feedback? I started 6 months ago collecting coins and I love collecting but going to buy try and make a dollar or two as well! So let me show some pictures up an can anyone gummies their honest opinions! Thanks!
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#3 Unread post by SensibleSal66 »

I see definitely cleaned . That would constitute a no grade possibly but might also get a AU details . It's your coin and your money . I'm not one to tell people what to do .
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I started 6 months ago collecting coins and I love collecting but going to buy try and make a dollar or two as well!
As a help...generally people who have found the hobby only a short while ago need to understand the following concerning grading companies. I try to let all newbies see this to save them money. Just be aware of the following in making your decision to send ANY coin to a grading company - they have their place, and its generally NOT what people think it is:
Thinking of Slabbing? Make sure you understand the Facts...or Lose Money.
1. The grading companies are not a way that the majority of people, even those with a great deal of experience and know what they are doing, are going to be able to make a lot of money from. Too many people start into using grading companies thinking they will find a way to finance their hobby...and learn a hard lesson quickly.

2. Watch some of Daniel's videos where he gets pieces back form the grading companies. Note even people who live, eat, breath, and deal coins for a living (like Daniel) can accurately predict what grade the companies will give. And...the "fault" (not really a fault) is in a mistaken perception - not people like Daniel.

Coin grading companies are a business out to make a profit - this is why they exist. They use a system where (allegedly) three graders look at each coin and give an opinion. The company videos showing the process make you believe this is a relaxed paced process of studying each coin. In fact one PCGS video shows a number of guys sitting around a table discussing what they think a specific coin should be graded as (on youtbe somewhere - sorry no link). Uh uh.

If you take a PCGS graded coin slabbed as MS64, break it out, and resubmit it to PCGS, you are never guaranteed the same grade again. The slabbed coin might come back MS62 (bad day for graders), 63, 64, 65, 66 (great day for you!). This is b/c the process is all subjective: No scientific/verifiable standards or methods are used. Personally having talked with former graders (granted - its been awhile), the process is very rushed since they told me graders are paid by how many coins they can get through in a day.

But..this is all hearsay without proof. So...
http://goccf.com/t/346174#2967242

https://www.coincommunity.com/forum/top ... _ID=130186

Also link to and read (download if you want it) the pdf link in my signature. The verifiable data presented shows trusting people have spent thousands of dollars on many slabbed coins that are not what the companies claims/slabbed the coins to be.

You don't have to throw in the towel over these companies...but education about the reality of them will put you on the right pathway to dealing with them in a legit way without losing money in the process.

And…if you just like to collect slabbed coins for what they are, which makes losing/making money from slabs irrelevant, then of course enjoy them!
Fact Check the grading Companies:
Fact checking grading company shortcomings on NO FG halves:
https://tinyurl.com/yalrstjz or higher resolution version: https://tinyurl.com/y7rksxu8

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#5 Unread post by CRW82 »

Ive watched all Daniels videos lol an I was just looking for opinions. I like to gather knowledge and make an educated guess with all I’ve learned.

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BTW - since you like gathering info. Take a look at the link in my signature and read it. It will shed light on the actual expertise by these companies in one area where they continually make rookie level mistakes that has cost collectors (who just take the companies for what they say they are) thousands of dollars. Very sad.
Fact Check the grading Companies:
Fact checking grading company shortcomings on NO FG halves:
https://tinyurl.com/yalrstjz or higher resolution version: https://tinyurl.com/y7rksxu8

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I’ll definitely read the details and information at the link thanks a lot! You all are very valuable resources and people in the coin community!

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