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- adj. Able to form degrees or grades.
- n. A word that can be inflected to specify the degree or grade of something.
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- adj. capable of being graded (for quality or rank or size etc.)
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This means that any 1869 half eagle that is gradable (i.e., not harshly cleaned or exhibiting major damage) has a value of at least $1,000 or so.
Likewise, McCawley wonders “if the ANS Sheldon-79 would be gradable by PCGS.”
In terms of the number of PCGS or NGC certified coins, and of the number of potentially gradable coins, 1793 half cents and 1793 Chain Cents are similar in rarity.
My guess, however, is that there are even more non-gradable, or borderline-gradable, Chain Cents than 1793 half cents.
Another one hundred and fifty to two hundred are probably gradable and have yet to be submitted to one of these two services.
This means that any 1869 half eagle that is gradable i.e., not harshly cleaned or exhibiting major damage has a value of at least $1,000 or so.
Finally, my own thoughts on how to make your own Sheldon Syllabus: 1. Identify all of your gradable assignments.
We might have recursive clauses for “large” and other gradable adjectives, along these lines:
Under this program, select D-Model Chinooks from the U.S. Army fleet are available to military users and service organizations worldwide providing them affordable aircraft fully capable and easily up-gradable to include any future system provided in the CH-47D.
“Tall” is a gradable adjective, and “taller” is its comparative form.
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