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Question on coin census

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On the comic side there is a good thread going on how reliable the figures are on the comic census because of resumitals and comics that are not graded. Shadroch asked this about the coin census and I thought it was a good question.


Coins have been slabbed well over 10 years,as compared to a couple for comics. Has anyone attempted to compare the growth of coins in the coin census,and then extrapolate this to the comics census. For example- Has the growth in the census of Hi-grade Silver Dollars been steady at a 15% rate for the last decade. At this time there are few top coins on the market that have not been slabbed,but still quite a few in private collections. Yet the slabbing companies are still slabbing so they have not saturated the market


So when will there be saturation in the market when all the coins that are gradeable will be graded and the only ones that are left are modern coins. What will the grading company do next to stay in business will they branch off to other areas such as comics, sports cards, or paper money?


Here is link to the thread. CHRIS




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There is always the crack-outs and regrades of old certified coins that will continue because grading standards have changed over the years. This resubmission business will continue probably forever.

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Ah, but when does a modern lose that label and become old-fashion?


It is conceivable that one day 99% of all coins worth grading will be slabbed.


The grading services will need to develop knew marketing strategies to make coin collectors believe they need that service and thus create an after market for that product.



Error varieties;

Die varieties;


Different style holders;

Computerized chip with description/certification in the holder;


These just off the top of my head in a couple of minutes.


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