Grading 102 will be presented by PCGS Directory of Collector Education Michael Sherman, and will cover Qualifiers (color on copper coins, strike on silver and nickel coins and prooflike and cameo surfaces). Grading Proof coins will follow, along with a discussion of ultra-high grade modern coins and some difficult-to-grade series such as Indian gold coins.
Grading 103 is being offered for the second time. It will be conducted by PCGS Grader and Counterfeit expert Mike Faraone, and will include an in depth coverage of “no grades” – coins that cannot be graded by PCGS. A detailed illustration and discussion of what disqualifies a coin from grading, and why, will be made during the morning session.