Re: American Grading Services?
- From: Kenwood <XXX@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2005 14:59:38 GMT
PHILLIP COYLE wrote:
It is hard to understand how so many people bid on very badly graded coins. Bottom tier graders are having a ball with the MS 67 graded coins selling at MS 63 prices even though their really a MS 60.Watch out for anything that you see from them. The one coin that I got as a newbe as well really went on about being graded by AGS and how good they were. well when I got the coin I was very up tight but even though the seller said that just send it back I can not see the lost shipping both ways and nothing to show for it. The coin is graded at MS-65 and at best it might go between MS-60 ans MS-63 Just how you look at the stain across the forehead that did not show in the photo when auction listed it. The holder is very cheap and the ca glue that they use to seal it is already turning the plastic white and brittle. Never again will I buy a coin graded by AGS. Live and learn the hard and costly way.
"Bob Peterson" <petersonra@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:mNoFe.180512$x96.146643@xxxxxxxxxxxx
You will do better if you treat all "graded" or "slabbed" coins as raw. regardless of who graded or slabbed them. Be suspicious and look at the coin, not the plastic or the brand of the plastic, or the name of the
that wrote XF on the 2X2.
Remember, all dealers are in the business to make money, and that is their primary motivation to be in business. that's the only thing that matters, so you will almost never get a bargain buying from a dealer. if the price appears to be a bargain, look even closer at the coin. it is just about guaranteed that there is a reason for the price.
"feisty" <sassynfeisty@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:1122322645.772424.206340@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Newbee here but wanting to learn. I've seen a number of auctions saying graded by AGS American Grading Services. But I cannot find anything out about AGS. All web searches turn up that this service is "unknown". Does anyone know if this is a legit grading service or anything about them?
I buy slabbed coins and just cannot understand the mentality of those who buy the rare 67,s from bottom graders. But do not try to tell them they got a MS 60 when they thought it was a MS 67.