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How Does NCS Determine the Terms They Use on Inserts?

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I see NCS coins labeled, "Improper Cleaning" on the insert.

Why doesn't NCS use, "CLEANED" instead (such as ANACS does)?


Also, when the insert states, "Genuine Artifically Toned" it reads like the toning, that is artifical, is genuine (and not, I'm sure the intended, Artifically Toned and the coin itself is genuine).


Any thoughts of changing that to read a bit better?

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We use the term "improper cleaning" to differenciate what techniques that may have been used that will damage a coin's surfaces and those which may have safely removed surface residues while preserving the original surfaces. Improper cleaning would include using things like wire brushes or scouring that will lead to heavy hairline scratching.


A label for a coin that you mention in your second question would look like this:





The "artificially toned" is on the problem description line seperate from the genuine or the details grade line. On a Genuine holder, typically the problem will not be described. If the problem is potentially deceptive in the marketplace a problem will be described such as plugs, re-engraving, or mount removals.


Chris, NCS

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