I had an interesting email this morning from a fellow who decided to perform a test.
Put simply, the test was to see if anyone can grade MS-70 coins with consistency.
This is what he wrote:
“I decided to do a test that cost me just short of $200, but it proved a point.
I purchased six MS-70 coins for just under $100 from the three grading services I had dealt with in the past. I carefully broke them out of their slabs and sent two each of their own graded coins back for grading.
“None of the coins came back as MS-70.
“Two came back MS-69, three came back MS-68 and one MS-67.”
That’s his story. Naturally, he was upset and disillusioned.
What do you think?
Buzz blogger Dave Harper is editor of the weekly newspaper “Numismatic News.”