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"FRESH" & "Double Sharp"

Like VUMC409, I have also purchased many of my coins on eBay. I?ve found that some dealers use their own terms to describe their offerings. ?PQ?, I believe, means ?Proof Quality?. Says who? One eBay seller who sells mostly raw coins loves to use the term ?FRESH?. Fresh from what? Another likes ?Double Sharp?. What the !#** does that mean?

I find that NGC and PCGS slabs are the safest bet. I examine the Numismedia and PCGS price guides before making any bid. Rarely will I bid over 80% of the ?book?. I try not to let the ?fever? of desire overwhelm commonsense but, it does occasionally happen.

While I lean towards NGC and PCGS slabs, I have, on several occasions, gotten a good deal on a raw coin. I have also been burned once through dishonest photography techniques.

Attached photo is a coin purchased raw at a very good price and later graded by NGC.

Good luck! & BE CAREFUL!!!

Also, to Bryan1315:

Congrats on finishing your imaging. Let?s hope others follow




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