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same coin, different points

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On 7/25/2023 at 5:14 PM, jimbo27 said:

Just curious why the same coin in different registry sets gets different points.

@jimbo27, Hello.

Thank you for your interest in NGC. 

US coins in TYPE sets have different scores than they do in DATE sets.

Most coins receive two scores depending on the set: a "Date Score" and a "Type Score". The Date Score is for date sets such as Lincoln Cents 1909-1958 and reflects the value and rarity of the coin. The Type Score is used only in Type sets, where the goal is typically to acquire any example of a single type. Therefore, all coins of the same type will receive the same Type score, which often results in a lower score for rarer or more valuable dates.

In a Type Set, for example, a coin with $10 and a coin worth $100 would not have the same percentage difference in the scores. That allows someone with a less expensive coin to at least stay competitive with someone who has a coin worth many times that amount. People who collect high grade coins for type sets can still be very competitive with those who collect the (potentially more valuable) key dates.  

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