Pet Peeve of the Week

It pains us to see slabs like this proclaiming MS66 Superb Gem status. A Morgan dollar with such a designation is breath-taking and can sell for hundreds if not thousands of dollars. Our compliments to this auction house for noting that the coin is cleaned. (It also appears scratched.)

We value auction houses like this that identify flaws in over-graded coins, but we recommend grouping such coins into one miscellaneous lot–“silver mix”–rather than showcasing them with three or more photos.</font?

Click to expand picture and see a comparison of self-slabbed vs. PCGS MS66 1890-S Morgans.

UPS STORE WILL SHIP ALL ITEMS. ALL ITEMS SHIP INSURED AND WILL BE SHIPPED THAT WAY. NO QUESTIONS ASKED. ALL LOTS WILL BE SUBJECT TO A $1.50 PER LOT HANDLEING FEE PLUS THE SHIPPING CHARGES.

The more lots you win, the more you pay for handling–a surefire way to discourage multiple bids. Hint: If you’re going to charge more for “handleing,” spell it correctly.