How does a PF63 become a PF66RB … I guess over time !
I enjoy patterns and especially to look back over older auctions to trace their lineage. I find it interesting when a piece changed grades several times and I guess one could say dramatically over the time … I guess like a fine wine that ages?
My 25C J-1270 (ex: Bob Simpson) is graded PCGS 66RB. I was able to trace it back through the decades claiming various grades. Of course, pre TPG and then after the advent of TPG
I believe these are all the same specimen comparing the various contemporary photos (PCGS TV / Heritage) with the older PDF auction catalogs.
Choice Toned Proof…. 1975, Bowers & Ruddy Sept, Winthrop Sale/ Lot #60
PF63/63 … 1986, Paramount Oct Auction Lot# 400 - “… Mint red, gold and violet toning…”
PF63/65 … 1992. Bowers & Merena May, The Somerset Collection Lot# 1724 ”… Hues of blue, violet, & gold with mint brilliance around stars and numerals…”
PCGS63 RB … 1997, Heritage Jul ANA / Lot #7328 then to NGC a year later,
NGC PF64BN… 1998, Superior Sept auction LOT #1876 then back to PCGS,
PCGS 66RB… 2020, in Bob Simpson sale
Pretty dramatic ... the 66 maybe a tad generous but it is a nice and rare piece never the less
I understand grading standards evolved over time but I often wonder how much?
If you have any of your pieces either increase “or decrease in grades” by a couple of points ... go ahead and share your story.