The team pursues a billionaire high end art thief. Tom seeks to identify the remains in the suitcase.
Did You Know?
The Storm on the Sea of Galilee, a painting by Rembrandt van Rijn, was taken from Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in March 18, 1990, and has not been seen since. See more
The auctioneer describes the penny Reddington loses to Blaise as "the 1943-D bronze penny" describing it as having been certified by PCGS as "68 out of 70." PCGS is the preeminent coin grading service for such ultra-rarities, and does grade coins on a scale of 1 - 70. However, the only 1943-D bronze specimen ever certified by PCGS was graded 64, not 68 (a monumental difference), and sold at auction in 2010 for $1.7 million. Additionally, all PCGS certifications for copper coinage include a "color" designation to indicate the degree of darkened patina ranging from the most desirable RD ("Red") to RB ("Red-Brown") and finally BN ("Brown"). The coin in question was rated MS-64BN. It is extremely unlikely that an auction featuring such a rarity would omit the color designation. See more
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