|eCollector - Nov. 6, 2002 | Vol. 3 Number 23|
Gold, PCGS Set Registry Coins Lead Sizzling Market into November
Set Registry Spotlight
Gorrell Collection - The Number One Finest Flying Eagle Cents, Proof (1856-1858)
New composites to the PCGS Set Registry are Mint Sets 1960-1964 and the 1964 Proof Set with Accented Hair Half Dollar. $10 Gold Indians, Saint Gaudens $20s, and the 12 piece Gold Type Set have now been weighted. Visit the Set Registry News page for the weighting queue and further updates.
In January, PCGS will launch the new Canadian Coin Set Registry at the New York International Numismatic Convention. The first sets listed will be those of the incredible Belzberg Collection, the finest Canadian coin collection ever assembled. The Belzberg Collection goes up for sale by Heritage Numismatic Auctions on January 13th in New York City. Click here for details.
Fun, informative, and sometimes controversial, the PCGS Set Registry Messageboard remains the number one coin forum on the Internet. Get involved with other collectors who are currently participating in the Set Registry program or are just beginning. Click here to chat on the Set Registry Messageboard.
Proof Flying Eagle Cents
What's a Flying Eagle? Find out in Lingo, the PCGS dictionary of numismatic definitions. Click here for Lingo.
Subscribe to the online PCGS Population Report for as little as $4.95 a month! Updated weekly, get the latest census data on all coins graded by PCGS. Click here to get a free peek at the population statistics for Flying Eagle cents.
Our Readers Ask
Question: I was wondering if PCGS keeps Proofs with thick blue, peripheral album toning from the highest grades of PR69DCAM or PR70DCAM? I was guessing PCGS might worry about hidden hairlines and set a max for coins like that. I've seen some beautiful superb quality toned Proofs in other holders, but not PCGS.
Answer: Toning is always a controversial area, but if a coin has extremely thick color, it will generally act as a "limiter" for the coin. As you mentioned, there may be hidden surface issues that can't be seen, as well as the color being an eye appeal issue. But for the most part, a thickly toned coin as you described would preclude it from reaching the upper stratus of the grading scale.
-- Rick Montgomery, Professional Coin Grading Service
Join the PCGS Collectors Club ...Enjoy the Benefits!
Do you collect Indian coins? Well, so does almost everyone else! Indian cents, Indian gold, or the Indian Head nickels of the past (or the Indian Head dollars of the recent, recent past). For the fall 2002 quarter (October 1 - December 31) Gold or Platinum Collectors Club members can have one of any Indian Head coin certified by PCGS for free. Your only cost is the postage. These special Collectors Club coins will be graded through the Regular Service and will be returned to you in approximately three weeks.
Bid Now in Lyn Knight's St. Louis Currency Auction
Online bidding for Lyn Knight Currency Auctions' St. Louis Auction is now underway! This three-session sale features a fresh offering of rare and wonderful bank notes from the world over. Indeed, this auction contains many highlights in World Bank notes, including selections from an important European collection. Another major highlight of this sale is the Glenn Martin collection of Kentucky obsoletes. Session Three will be comprised completely of national bank notes and it includes one of the finest collections of red seals ever assembled, belonging to Richard Dreger. This should keep everyone in their seats from Douglas, Arizona Territory to Shoshoni, Wyoming, and we have a plethora of real neat notes to fill the alphabet. Click here to bid online.
SEE PCGS THIS FALL!
Baltimore Coin & Currency Show
Santa Clara Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo
Baltimore Show: PCGS will be accepting coins for on-site grading at the Baltimore show.
Santa Clara Show: PCGS will be accepting coins at all grading levels at the show. Coins submitted at the show will be graded by PCGS and returned via mail.
For more information about PCGS grading at the shows, call 800-447-8848.
For more information about any of these shows, contact as below: