Category Archives: Grading Room

On Writing in Books

On Writing in Books by F. Michael Fazzari I just read an excerpt from an article written by numismatic bookseller Charles Davis that was published in the Journal of the Numismatic Bibliomania Society. The article explained how one famous professional numismatist, George Clapp, made disparaging comments in the margin of an...
Read more

Thoughts on Grading

Thoughts on Grading by F. Michael Fazzari I have heard that a teacher or writer needs to explain a concept at least three times before it can be comprehended so please bear with me while I start this New Year by reviewing some well hashed-out thoughts on grading as expressed...
Read more

How to Get a Quick Turnaround Time on Economy Submissions

 How to Get a Quick Turnaround Time on Economy Submissions Randy Campbell   Everyone likes a bargain. In the coin grading business, economy level submissions offer collectors and dealers the lowest prices available for the encapsulation of their coins. Turnaround time can vary greatly on economy level submissions. Right after...
Read more

Identifying Doubled Dies

 Identifying Doubled Dies F. Michael “Skip” Fazzari Have you ever experienced the anticipation of meeting one of your child’s friends for the first time? Then, when the time came, only to discover you had some feeling based on their appearance or mannerism that gave you pause for concern. Does the...
Read more