RW Julian Posted May 1, 2007 Report Share Posted May 1, 2007 You lost my point. I stated the following: BEFORE BUYING ANY RARE COIN DEMAND THIRD OPINION!!! Buy after you know the quality and authenticity of coins that you are about to buy. No matter what respectable organization provided this third opinion Russian GIM or NGC/PCGS. This theread is not about slabs, its about collectors carelessly buying expensive coins without getting third opinion. WCO Would you like a photo of a fake Dassier rouble that got past one of the top two grading services? Or a 1798 5 roubles, even worse? In the U.S. field the Omega $20s have been slabbed, a point that can be confirmed by Rittenhouse. I personally prefer buying raw coins and have only a few slabs where it was the sole way to obtain a given piece. It is often the case that both the seller and the buyer are very well informed and do not need a third opinion. RWJ Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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