Gerry's Daily Blog Archives - August 2014
August 30, 2014
Yesterday was a busy and tad exciting day. After uploaded Saturday's daily blog, my Internet Service Provider Hostway suffered some downtime and the GFRC website was unavailable. It is always a good sign when certain customers started texting and emailing that my website was down and unable to access my daily comments. Without the ability to upload new consignments, decision was made to shift to some overdue landscaping. I ventured into several rhododendrons along the right side of home that had grown freely for 25 years and began the trimming process. All was smooth until attemping to pull out a section of roots that was abutting the house's foundation. Yes, I managed to locate a hornets nest and luckily only my arms were stung. As compared to the slower flying wasps, these hornets were nasty and aggressive. Arms are swollen this morning but the fingers still work so we march on with the Daily Blog and loading more coins before a lunch barbecue with friends.
The two Top 100 seated dimes mentioned yesterday are either sold or under consideration and will not reach the price list. In the next few hours, will be attempting to load a nice selection from the new consignments, then finish up on Monday.
Yesterday's feature coin is on hold and let's move to today's offering; a shattered reverse 1847 half dime just back from PCGS and graded MS63. The older Valentine book does not mention a late die state reverse so this piece remains unattributed for the moment. This is an attractive half dime and the shattered reverse characteristics are so well detailed.