Grading coins from Pics Final Round

Discussion in 'Contests' started by bigjpst, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. bigjpst

    bigjpst Well-Known Member

    You are all very welcome....Glad you enjoyed it.....
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  3. raider34

    raider34 Active Member

    It's been fun! Great contest, big, thanks for having it! And Baha, :D, I always look forward to your round recaps.
  4. lincolncent

    lincolncent Future Storm Chaser Guy


    AMEN! Just look at my username lol :D :p
  5. d.t.menace

    d.t.menace Member

    I'll echo that. It's just too bad we couldn't have had a little suspense in the last round. Kinda like watching a superbowl blowout but you keep watching to see the team get their trophy.:D
    And good job Raider!
  6. coinmaster1

    coinmaster1 Active Member

    Now, we wait for Ferreram...
  7. ferreram

    ferreram New Member


    Thanks for the contest. I really enjoyed it.
  8. mikenoodle

    mikenoodle The Village Idiot

    thanks for the contest!!!

    This was fun and educational!!
  9. jello

    jello Not Expert★NormL®

    Thanks for the contest !!!! Big

    Thank again for the contest!!!
    It was Fun !!!!
  10. bigjpst

    bigjpst Well-Known Member

    Final Round actual grades

    Final round actual grades given by TPGs
    Thank you all for playing along and I am glad to hear you guys enjoyed it. OK so now I don't wan't any tomato throwing when you see the grades given. I know it's said on this forum all the time buy the coin not the holder.. well the first coin pretty much everyone got close
    28 (Medium).JPG
    This on I for the life of me cannot figure out what Pcgs was thinking, maybe the grader's wife just left him. But hey it's in a slab so it must be right....right:rolleyes:
    29 (Medium).JPG
    And this Morgan well....I think it had an off chance at 64, but like most of the morgans I posted it was probably pretty accurate. Today anyway.
    30 (Medium).JPG
    Once again Thank you all for playing and please don't hold the Mercs and Morgans against me:D
    Thanks again to bahabully for all his help.
  11. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Looks like we all schtupped the pooch on that round.......
  12. raider34

    raider34 Active Member

    :eek: 64? I thought it was at least a 66, easy. A fitting end, those Mercs are tough to grade!
  13. sro114

    sro114 New Member

    Great contest, it was a real learning experience and a lot of fun!
  14. mikenoodle

    mikenoodle The Village Idiot

    It's interesting to compare the two 1937 Mercs. Most graded them the same numerically. An interesting contrast between PCGS and NGC potentially.
  15. bahabully

    bahabully Junior Member


    First - A big thanks to BIG for putting this on... I know it's a lot of work and is appreciated by all.

    Event summary - as noted,,, another blowout by RAIDER, who is as far as I know,,,, UNDEFEATED on this board in these games (with the only exception being a pure cent contest who RLM owned in similar fashion). So HAT's off to our CHAMP ! :thumb::thumb::thumb: RAIDER !! :hail::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:

    QUICK LOOK AT THE PACK - As Raider side stroked across the finish, the only action was in the rear of the pack and mid-back.... some nice movement back there !!

    CRASH !! - << unable to finish the race were two drivers who forgot which direction the race was going and both exceeded the minimum driving speed on the track, cliped each other, went airborn,, and retired to be brew tent..... Krispy and Camlov >>> DQ'ed for not meeting min. track speed.... :devil::hail:

    We also saw another drive ROAR from mid-pack going into turn 3 all the way to 2nd !!! WAY TO DRIVE SRO !!!

    OK,, let's score em':

    The most honorable Horses A** - You gotta love it !! Congratulations DIONHURST !! :devil:;)

    Now, the Exacta's - What can we say,,, some folks can just throw bullseyes:
    Joe Cool himself,,,, RAIDER !! :cool: An amazing 17 of 30 throws in the eye.

    And finally,,, the BEST grader in the group - Amazing,, as I've already, this is the second time I've seen em' run..... but dang that pony can run.........
    Well done >> RAIDER !!:eek:

    Let rank em"

    1st - RAIDER - 17 - 57%
    2nd - SRO - 9 - 30%
    2nd - Mikenoodle - 9 - 30%
    2nd - 2schnaz - 9 - 30% <<< a heck of ride from HA to 2nd in Exacta's !! nice.
    3rd - Duke - 8 - 27%
    3rd - Bully - 8 - 27%
    3rd - Jalleng - 8 - 27%
    3rd - USmoney - 8 - 27%
    3rd - Howbout - 8 - 27%
    4th - DTmeanc - 7 - 23%
    4th - Lincoln - 7 - 23%
    4th - Jeffb - 7 - 23%
    4th - Wigg - 7 - 23%
    4th - Ferrar - 7 - 23%
    4th - Camlov - 7 - 23% dq'ed
    5th - Jello - 6 - 20%
    5th - Ikandig - 6 - 20%
    5th - Krispy - 6 - 20% dq'ed
    6th - Shoe - 5 - 17%
    6th - Green - 5 - 17%
    6th - Mark - 5 - 17%
    7th - RLM's - 4 - 13%
    7th - Dionh - 4 - 13%

    And now,, the GRADING:

    1st - Raider - .43 <<< that's an amazing score,,, again.
    2nd - SRO - .75 <<< that was an amazing run from mid pack SRO... very nice :hail::thumb:
    3rd - Duke - .79 << <snerk>
    4th - Bully - .86 << just couldn't find the peddle in the back half.
    5th - Jalleng - .89
    5th - Mikenood - .89
    5th - USmoney - .89
    6th - Jello - .93
    7th - DTmean - .96
    7th - Lincoln - .96
    8th - 2schnaz - 1 < a one time HA candidate..... 1 off from pics is really outstanding.
    8th - Shoe - 1 < another one time HA candidate ;) ... well done 2schnaz and Shoe.
    9th - Green - 1.04
    9th - Ikandig - 1.04
    9th - Jeff - 1.04
    9th - RLM - 1.04
    9th - Wigg - 1.04
    10th - Ferrar - 1.07
    10th - Mark - 1.07
    11th - Howbout - 1.11
    12th - Dionhurst - 1.32
    13th - Camlov - 1.46 dq'ed
    13th - Krispy - 1.46 dq'ed

    Am eagerly anticipating someone stepping up to post another of these.... Next time someone simply has to pull the tab behind RAIDER's ear and allow venting of that hot air.... either that, or we'll need to get him a bigger helmet... :devil:
  16. Mark14

    Mark14 Star Wide Receiver

    10th place for a noob isnt too bad
  17. ikandiggit

    ikandiggit Currency Error Collector

    Congrats to the winners!

    I did about as I expected. I need to study up a little more.

    This was thoroughly enjoyable and I look forward to the next one!

    Great work bahabully! Thanks for the contest bigjpst!!!
  18. bigjpst

    bigjpst Well-Known Member

    Well alright congrats to raider, sro, duke and me your addresses so that I can get you your prizes asap.
  19. DionHurst

    DionHurst Member

    Thanks for the contest I really enjoyed it!!

    After that video for my spot I'm afraid to get my prize!!! Might be worse than getting coal for Christmas!!

    Mom always told me if you are going to do something do your best, but she didn't tell me anything about if you really suck!!! I feel like Ben Stiller on Meet The Fockers!!! I didn't know there was a ribbon for 12th Place!! LmAo
  20. Ripley

    Ripley Senior Member

    Coingrads Raider, you blew em out of the water.
  21. 2schnauzers2luv

    2schnauzers2luv Junior Member

    Bigjpst: Thanks again for the great contest! Exciting, fun and a learning experience for me.

    Bahabully: I suggest you quit your day job and head off to Vegas. I expect to see your name up in lights someday. Any other comedians in town will only be used as the opening act at your show! Great Job!

    Raider: You're a grading ICON! Congrats on your win!

    Ripley: Where did you get that rabbit?

    I did find a great book that really helped me out: Called "Making the Grade" published by Amos Hobby Publishing. Easy read, great pictures.
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