Thursday, September 1, 2016
P 1a 1945 Oceania Block Letters OA Half Shilling Japanese Invasion Money PMGed
A rather high grade 1/2 Shilling Japanese Invasion numismatic paper from the so-called now defunct entity called Oceania which looks unmistakebly like a strong EF note but now only graded as a lowly VF 35 by the esteemed numismatic experts, PMG.
But it's just one of those things whereby an EF note is graded as VF as we are not experts, we are merely small-time, part-time amateur anchovies-in-the-ocean collectors. Would one make noise if a raw note bought as EF and then subsequently graded as AUNC 58 EPQ by PMG?! It's just one of those things, sozusagen.
But the question is why bother getting this all-common lowly JIM note graded, as there is nothing therein gloatable or crow about, esp. gradewise, as most serious numismatic buggers are targetting grades like PMG 68 & above these days, the higher the better? And also the Block Letters of OA is the all-common one as everyone or almost everyone knows OC is the Block Letters that every serious collector desires. Maybe it's one of those "I want to complete the set" things, perhaps...