When sending coins in for grading, many times coins may come back in a SLAB as “Genuine” and nothing more. This means the coin is a genuine or authentic coin, however it cannot be graded or attributed do to some problem such as cleaning, altered surfaces, artificial toning, PVC or damage. (also see BB coins)
Some vamworld.com users have been successful at resubmitting a Genuine coin and getting it successfully graded after a second, third, and sometimes even a fourth or fifth attempt at sending it in. So do not necessarily give up on a coin which comes back in a "Genuine" SLAB. Persistence is the key if you truly believe your coin is "original". Below are some visual examples of Genuine coins.
PCGS Uses the following Codes:
82 Filed Rims
83 Peeling Lamination (Will not holder)
84 Holed and Plugged
90 Not Genuine (Will not holder)
91 Questionable Color
93 Planchet Flaw
94 Altered Surfaces
95 Scratch / Rim Dent
97 Environmental Damage
99 PVC Residue (Will not holder)
The Example here shows a the PCGS Coin number "133996", a code of ".98" and finally, the unique Certification number "14958359".
Another PCGS Slab, which is both Genuine and Graded. The Example here shows a the PCGS Coin number "133888", a grade of "63" and finally, the unique Certification number "12809584".
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