Computerized Coin Grading: Postscript on “The Machine”
The following is a re-post of a November 27 piece on TheCoinBlog.net. Author Kendall Bailey kindly consented to our using it here, for followers of his “Computerized Grading” series. I hadn’t even posted the final piece in my 3-part series about ...
The Future of Coin Grading is Here
Over the last few years, conversations in the numismatics would about the use of ever-improving optical and computer technology have been heated. Is it possible to create a machine that can accurately sort coins in a manner that is useful to collectors?
Rich toning brings out the best of a high-grade 1954 Franklin half dollar
Among the standouts were several high grade 20th century silver coins with beautiful rainbow toning. A coin that has magnificent rich color can sell for many multiples of what a similarly graded untoned coin might bring. Collectors especially covet deep ...