John McDonald and her daughter Mary, both teachers at the Raleigh Graded School, each taught a model class of elementary students, and there were also a number of lecturers who each spoke for an evening or two.
But perhaps the most important event to occur at the first Normal School in 1881 took place one evening after classes when Alexander Graham, a young man who had recently been appointed superintendent of the graded school in Fayetteville, gave a "well attended" lecture on graded schools at the courthouse in Wilson which "awakened considerable interest among our leading citizens.
The new PSE grading and cash guarantee attracted a plethora of new aggressive buyers, led by both astute coin collectors and dealers who have long recognized the value of the highest quality numerically graded
coins and, for the first time, numerically graded
His only other instruction was that this composition was submitted by a candidate for the India Civil Service, that the work was to be graded
as if the reader were the appointed examiner, and that a grade of 100 was the maximum possible.
Realizing that for assessment to be formative, it must be timely, I graded
and returned each submission with comments and tried to incorporate a consideration of common mistakes into a Socratic session.
To back up the claims, a "Certificate of Authenticity" accompanies each Relic Graded
To date, Collectors Universe has graded
and authenticated 8.
The total is more than double the previous record of 7,800 cards graded
onsite at last year's National.
Collectors Universe CEO David Hall commented: "The sale of a PSA graded
sportscard is important to both the sportscard market and PSA.
Since 1986, the company has authenticated and graded
In the wake of recent reports of counterfeit Pokemon(TM) cards, increasing numbers of collectors are having their cards authenticated and graded
by the Collectors Universe company, Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA), the leading sportscard authentication and grading service.
Since 1986, PCGS and PSA have authenticated and graded
over 7 million collectible coins and sportscards with a declared value of approximately $8.