this makes me want to cry

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DHalladay
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this makes me want to cry

Post by DHalladay » Tue Feb 09, 2021 4:11 pm

For a couple of years now I've been seriously flirting with finally getting one of these. It's been my #1 Dream Coin forever -- a 1915-S $50 octagonal Pan-Pac gold commemorative, so I've looked pretty closely at several dozen so far. This one is currently in the bidding process, but this is why I won't have anything to do with it:

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Not only is it in a straight-graded holder :o , it's a 64 to boot.
No thank you and no freaking way.
When in doubt... don't.

VamHelsing
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Re: this makes me want to cry

Post by VamHelsing » Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:22 pm

Just squint and pretend it's a die crack... :D

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Re: this makes me want to cry

Post by Namvet69 » Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:33 pm

Ouch, I am always disappointed with a staple scratch. The hunt continues. Peace Roy

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Re: this makes me want to cry

Post by vamnuke » Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:36 am

Maybe one of those headlight restoration kits would help...

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Re: this makes me want to cry

Post by Vam-mysterio » Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:42 am

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Re: this makes me want to cry

Post by messydesk » Wed Feb 10, 2021 2:11 am

This year's Miss May, also a 64, but no scratches.

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Kurt28
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Re: this makes me want to cry

Post by Kurt28 » Wed Feb 10, 2021 2:54 am

I need a little help understanding how this happens.
Long ago I was cautioned not to scratch coins with staples, and my concern was with 2x2s that hadn't had the staple flattened.
This appears to be different.
I developed protocols for stapling and removing, and none of them would involve this.
How did this happen and what do others do to avoid it?
Thanks.
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Re: this makes me want to cry

Post by messydesk » Wed Feb 10, 2021 3:52 am

Kurt28 wrote:
Wed Feb 10, 2021 2:54 am
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How did this happen and what do others do to avoid it?
Thanks.
No way to tell how it happened, but this coin was not in a stapled 2x2. Could have been a stray staple or paperclip, maybe a piece of jewelry.

Avoid it by just being careful. If you have coins in stapled 2x2s, when you take them out, don't pry them open, exposing the staples. Instead, poke the Mylar with a stick and "peel" the coin out, set it down, and promptly throw the empty 2x2 in the trash.
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Re: this makes me want to cry

Post by vamsterdam » Wed Feb 10, 2021 5:06 pm

pcgs seems to be way more lenient with scratches on some people coins than others.

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