PCGS Attribution Guidelines
Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:51 am
This question is not specific to Ikes, but is from understanding how PCGS evaluates coins. I recently found a (OH NO!) 1966 SMS Kennedy that per CONCEA is a FS901 Stage D, with no F and a barely discernable G. The Stage E is no discernable F or G. When you look at the PCGS site, for the "No FG" FS-901 they list 2 coin numbers, 411636 and 145426, with the only difference I see between them as the description for the 145426 having a specification of FS-013.9 I don't have access to a CPG, need to buy one, but can anyone clarify why they would have 2 numbers for the same coin? Would the first number cover both stages of the CONCEA listing and the second just the Stage E? CoinFacts doesn't give any info, and it appears the pictures for both types are the same. What guidelines does PCGS use for their evaluation? We have the same thing in Ikes with the 6D1-201 and the FG being "almost entirely obliterated", which I would assume is Stage E, as compared to a Stage D where at least you can make out most of the FG.