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15 Jun 2022

How To Know Whether You Should Grade Your Coins

Collecting Tips | thatcoinguy

A question a lot of hobbyists have is whether or not to grade their coin(s). I just made this as a general guide from my viewpoint, make the decision for yourself. But I have seen a lot of "Should I grade this MS-61 1945 wheat cent?" so I figured you could read this blog and decide for yourself.The first (and most of the time, deciding) factor is the price of grading to the price of your coin. Why would you grade your MS-61 1945 wheat cent for $17-$19 (plus $10 shipping) when the coin is only worth $1 at best? It just doesn't make any sense. Especially if you are planning on selling the coin, because even if you just wanted to break even, you would have to charge $30 for that $1 just because it is in a TPG slab.

11 Jun 2022

Writing A Blog

Collecting Tips | thatcoinguy

I have noticed over the past few weeks there have been an influx of new members coming in. Welcome! I have seen a few posts regarding how to write a good information blog, and I feel like I should put my

13 Nov 2021

The Unspoken Controversy

Collecting Tips | thatcoinguy

Cleaning coins. Most collectors will tell non-collectors a solid NO! But why? And what cleaning isn't so bad?


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