Has ICCS been doing a good job for Canadian coins?

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The_One
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Has ICCS been doing a good job for Canadian coins?

Postby The_One » Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:17 pm

I am new to this forum, but have been collecting coins and use this website as a guide for quite a while. I used to collect iccs graded Canadian coins until I find ICCS’s lack of promotion on Canadian coins, lack of care for coin eye appeal, lack of marketability outside Canada and its outdated business practice (no email, no websites to contact and check coin infos).

Perhaps it is my own personal point of view that blinds me from seeing the big pictures, but like the title stated, has ICCS been doing well compare with other reputable coin grading companies, or it is better to purchase other types of coins by other TPG if you are looking for greater return on investment?

Bill in Burl
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Re: Has ICCS been doing a good job for Canadian coins?

Postby Bill in Burl » Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:06 pm

Almost yearly, ICCS is losing market share to PCGS ... mostly from higher-end collectors. For coins that are generally going to stay in Canada or sold primarily to Canadian customers vis Ebay or coin shows, ICCS does very well .. .mostly because of price to grade. They have refused to enter the 21st century considering lack of website, soft flips, lack of guarantee and emphasis on technical grading, rather than taking surface, luster and failure to mention cleaning/dipping.
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