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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 8, February 19, 2006, Article 25

DESCRIPTIVE TERMS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SCALE

Dr. K.A. Rodgers writes: "Honesty is the best policy: In your
recent piece concerning terms used to describe medals, readers
are no doubt used to the eternal search for bigger, better and
brighter adjectives to qualify the common word "uncirculated"
- whether used by a coin or note vendor.

However, when we come to the other end of the scale dealers
tend to become a little tongue- tied.  However, in an auction
held over the weekend, an Aussie dealer told it like it was.
The note was graded as "Poor" and the catalogue was upfront
describing it as "tatty and frail".  For his honesty, the
vendor sold the lot for $A2600 on a $500 estimate!"

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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