Re: my previous post.
For the record, when Goldbergs or Heritage post an "EAC Grade" on their lots, this means that it is Bob Grellman's (at Goldbergs) or Mark Borckardt's (at Heritage) OPINION of the grade using his understanding of the standards that are used in EAC. Both of them are excellent graders,both understand EAC grading very well, and their grading opinions are pretty consistent. That does NOT mean, however, that the grade is an "official EAC grade," and either of them would be happy to tell you that. EAC does not give anyone the right to assign an official EAC grade.
If any other auction house gives an "EAC grade," you should be sure to ask who did the grading by EAC standards. There is never any substitute for learning to grade yourself and second-guessing any grade you see in a catalog, no matter whose.
At one time, there was - briefly - an EAC grading committee, but it didn't last long as there was very little demand.
Originally Posted by weckberg
Auction catalogs incorporate EAC-grading. For Goldberg catalogs, grading is done by long-time EAC grading expert Bob Grellman.
How about "three fries short of a happy meal"?
Actually, how about "environmental issues"?
A term the slab companies use, it can cover a miriad of things (corrosion,damage), and its not
too degrading of a term.
My favorite; 'it is what it is'
I have noticed that scudzy is a term not often used on the really rare coppers. Can you imagin the term scudzy used to describe one of the few 1793 strawberry leaf cents or even a tough R6 early date cent. It seems that it only takes a comparitivly small problem to drop a middle or late date cent into the dreaded scudzy club....... Yup, with each copper; "it is what it is"!
Last edited by copperhobbie; 06-06-2012 at 10:15 PM.
Reason: brain function reboot
I've always assumed that the term was only used by EACers, and since we all know by Jack's definition what it means,
it's kind of ok because we all know exactly how it's used..... I'm sure not in love with the term and would only use it
with other EAC members. If you use it with a dealer it does sound pretty awful....scott
Scudzy is a condition not a grade.
Jack Robinson described his S-79 as scudzy.
Craig makes an excellent point
Originally Posted by hcraig
Also - I find scudzy a wonderfully descriptive term because "it is what it is"