Here's my grading mistake

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Here's my grading mistake

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Funkmeister here! Found this one on a hunt and it was a head scratcher to me - Then I saw Daniel's video this morning:

I have a 2019-W First Day of Issue American Silver Eagle that PCGS said was SP70 (Perfect)

However, You can see damage on the Obverse - Can it still be "70" with those dents in it? (Not even sure what may have caused that since I'm assuming it's fresh from the mint.

Just thought I would add this to the discussion - Buy the Coin - Not the Holder!

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I'm going with "Blanket Grade"................ ?
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Paul wrote: Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:56 am I'm going with "Blanket Grade"................ ?
Yes, I agree, I was very disappointed to find out how many shenanigans go on behind the scenes, I kinda thought that since TPGs were operated by coin folks they would have more integrity than my fellow travelers on wall street, boy was I naïve. One monster box graded, and not all coins looked at, money over integrity.

HEY, BILLYBOB, COVER THAT BOX WITH A BLANKET.
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I think this guy got my coin...
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I had sent a 2020 End of WW2 gold coin to pcgs to be graded. I examined it before sending off with my 16x lupe and it was absolutely perfect. No flaws. It came back a PF70 but guess what, I saw a mark in the obverse field and it had a nick in it. I immediately knew it was one I did not want to keep so I dumped it. Be careful of these gradings. My experience unfortunately.

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#6 Unread post by Earle42 »

On another forum I have seen people posting coins damaged by the graders as well. The posters had before and after pictures...which was good b/c otherwise PCGS was all ready to deny it. In the end the PCGS "guarantee" proved to work out well...for PCGS 😡.
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