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  1. Hi Ali, There are so many different types of sets under the US Category, that it would be nice to see a broader range of awards given. It wouldn't be necessary to give out "grading credit" with the awards, but it would be nice to see a larger variety of sets recognized. My 0.2 cents as someone who has started to cross some of my collection over to PMG.
  2. Congratulations on the Solid 8. Absolutely fantastic find in the "wild."
  3. ^^^^ Judging from the scan, I would say the 65E grade seems generous, due to the very narrow bottom margin. I've seen many 64's with similar or better centering. It must otherwise be a very nice note, but I can't see it ever getting into a 66 holder. As to the original post/question, often times there is very little to separate a Gem note from a 58E: a faint "wallet bend," or partial fold, excessive handling, even the wrong kind of light handling (or the finalizer thinks he/she sees something that may or may not be one of the foregoing) can get a note demoted. These types of issues are often (but not always) not apparent in the holder. Also, unless you saw the note raw and are very confident in your grading, I would expect that PMG would be very unlikely to change the grade.