Monday, June 6, 2016

6/6/16 Report - Tropical Storm Colin. A Cob Grading System. Cooper Case Closed. Silver Suffragette Pin.

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Projected Path of Tropical Storm Colin.
Tropical Storm Colin will pass over North Florida today and tomorrow.

On the Treasure Coast we'll get some wind and waves, but the surf will be small because the wind will be from the south and west.

We'll have some nice big tides, including some good low tides.


Recently I published some posts that looked at cobs sold in public auctions and discussed some of the factors that help determine prices.

Some cobs have been graded by companies such as NGC but most have not.  There are different grading systems.  I thought the grading system used by the Bowers and Ruddy auction gallery was useful.  Here it is.

Grade A:  Highest quality mint product with outstanding characteristics.  Especially well struck and well centered, with complete shield and including date or other exceptional details; on a pleasing planchet without defects.

Grade B: Sharply struck and distinctly detailed showing nearly complete shield and partial legends, mintmarks and dates.  Planchet mildly misshapen, and design suffers minor effects of filing.

Grade C: Average strike, legible but not distinct, usually combined with major loss of design due to excessive filing or off-center or uneven strike.  Planchet commonly shows edge cracks or breaks or serious irregularities.

Grade D: Identifiable but mostly indistinct due to weakness of  strike, extensive filing or multiple striking.


If you aren't old enough to remember when a fellow parachuted out of an airliner with $200,000 in cash, you probably remember reading about it.  After 45 years, the FBI is ready to close the case.  

Thanks to Dean for providing the following link.


From Kovels Komments:

This sterling silver pin awarded by the National Women’s Party “For Service In The Cause Of The Freedom Of Women” recently sold for $6,425, more than three times the high estimate. About 150 to 200 pins were given to the women who were the “Silent Sentinels” picketing the White House in 1917. Only five of the pins are known to exist today...

Happy hunting,