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Offline Contrapunctus

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I started new thread because I don't wish to hijack other members' threads.

There is some rumours going on and I would like members to shed some light on them:

1) NGC slabs command higher premium over PCGS slabs
This is the first time I'm hearing this. A slab is just a slab, why would particular slab costs more? If people tell me, NGC slabs look nicer, I would argue PCGS transparent slabs looks nicer. Some members told me, it's because of shorter turnaround time of NGC. So which is which?

2) PCGS grade coins stricter than NGC
I heard this about 6 years ago, in American coin forums. Yet for some coins, like the 2013 expo medal, NGC seems to grade more stricter.

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Re: Clarify rumour: "NGC slabs sell higher"? "PCGS grade stricter"?
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2014, 01:14:29 PM »
With respect to Modern CHINESE coins:
1) NGC slabbed coins sell for a small premium over PCGS slabbed coins.
2) PCGS seems to grade more leniently than NGC.

#1 is the case because of #2.

In some rare instances, I see that PCGS slabbed bears go for higher than market value based on the grade, but I chalk this up to buyers needing to find a scarce date to fill a hole in a PCGS collection.