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@VKurtB described the intricate beauty and utility of this product in considerable detail. I am against its wanton destruction and particularly so when it serves a selfish end.

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On 5/28/2022 at 10:07 AM, Quintus Arrius said:

@VKurtB described the intricate beauty and utility of this product in considerable detail. I am against its wanton destruction and particularly so when it serves a selfish end.

It’s 21st century numismatics. Pretty much all that exists is “selfish end”.

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On 5/28/2022 at 12:22 AM, Quintus Arrius said:

So complicated that they can be routinely  cracked open.

They can be cracked open, but NOT routinely. The act of cracking them open usually involves pretty thorough destruction.  

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On 5/28/2022 at 10:01 AM, Oldhoopster said:

Grader and TPG staff do provide pro bono work.  Mr Lange posts regularly on this site.  @Insider is active on some of the forums.  I've seen posts from the NGC ancient coin authenticators on the ancient forums. Fred Weinberg, recently retired error dealer and PCGS consultant offers great advice on various forums.  And they don't charge for it

 

Retirement does that to people. 

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Philately, deltiology with numismatics on deck. Just an observation, not an opinion. The symptoms are there, a diagnosis was made, no known cure.

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On 5/28/2022 at 12:22 PM, Quintus Arrius said:

Philately, deltiology with numismatics on deck. Just an observation, not an opinion. The symptoms are there, a diagnosis was made, no known cure.

Sadly, many so-called professional numismatists will not buy ANY slabbed coin unless they believe they can crack it out and get a better grade than the current one. Case in point - my good friend from Millersville, PA. Had probably THE beat matte proof  Buffalo Nickel collection going, EXCEPT for one piece, which was stunning but had a disappointing grade. So his dealer talked him into cracking it out and resubmitting it to PCGS. It came back two points higher and turned a $20,000 coin into a $90,000 coin. Who would NOT do that?

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I would not. It's anti-scriptural.* I would accept the fate accorded that coin, and me.  (Your pulling our legs, right? Strictly anecdotal?)

* Something to do with tampering with, removing, or otherwise disturbing landmarks.

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On 5/28/2022 at 1:55 PM, Quintus Arrius said:

@VKurtB

I would not. It's anti-scriptural.* I would accept the fate accorded that coin, and me.  (Your pulling our legs, right? Strictly anecdotal?)

* Something to do with tampering with, removing, or otherwise disturbing landmarks.

I feel you are ascribing a level of religious respect to a tiny label that borders on idolatry. Not at all dissimilar to the way some people treat Mr. Albanese’s flattened legumes. 

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On 5/28/2022 at 2:57 PM, VKurtB said:

I feel you are ascribing a level of religious respect to a tiny label that borders on idolatry. Not at all dissimilar to the way some people treat Mr. Albanese’s flattened legumes. 

[As always, I am open to constructive criticism.]

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On 5/28/2022 at 11:01 AM, Oldhoopster said:

  @Insider is active on some of the forums.

@Insider is constantly active on Coin Talk.  And his posts are very numismatic educational and have helped a lot of YNs.

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[At a member's suggestion, I checked out CT. I did not like it. All they do is talk about coins. The secret of my success over there, not that it's going to make those who were forced to migrate therefrom feel any better, is simple. I Iurked, looked, and listened. And, this is key: I never spoke up. I like it here better where I am welcomed with open arms.]  🐓 

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On 5/28/2022 at 4:10 PM, Quintus Arrius said:

[At a member's suggestion, I checked out CT. I did not like it. All they do is talk about coins. The secret of my success over there, not that it's going to make those who were forced to migrate therefrom feel any better, is simple. I Iurked, looked, and listened. And, this is key: I never spoke up. I like it here better where I am welcomed with open arms.]  🐓 

...take a deep breath but dont inhale...

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