back in a slab and record the info in a database that is public record.
Collectors had to learn the grades themselves in the past. Today, investors and new collectors rely on the grading service or slabbed coins.
Myself as a collector and rare coin dealer have come to rely on my learned skill in the real world. You will be best served by learning the grades yourself too.
This is part of the reason we have slabbed coins today.
Coin grading and slabbing was born.
Many very smart collectors and dealers saw coins they felt would grade higher than the grade it was at. Ripping the coin out of the holder and sending it to a different service might and in some cases did result in a higher grade coin...This means 100's of dollars difference in price.
As we all know the mint makes coins on machines and then they roll along a conveyor and drop into a bin. This causes what we collectors call dings.
This is an imperfect coin. Now a Proof coin is different.
The proof coin is struck twice with the press using special dies. It causes a highly polished shine to the coin. Proof coins are then handled by hand and placed in special containers and display boxes, thus commanding a higher price.
Well we can buy a few lower graded MS60-Ms62/3 rare coins in our price range and add the raw or unslabbed coins along with these to form a nice collection.
Raw coins from dealers and flea markets can and do yield some great finds. You can look through junk boxes and lots of raw coins and find a few good deals. This takes knowledge and that is why I am writing you. I want you to know all you can before you buy the coin.
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