|eCollector - Aug. 13, 2002 | Vol. 3 Number 17|
Market Expansion Continues as Rare Coins Show Strength From A to Z
The Kimo Collection #15 - The Number One Current 20th Century Type Set, Major Types, No Gold (1900-1999)
NEW SET REGISTRY FREE GRADING BENEFIT UPDATE! Effective immediately, the free grading benefit no longer requires a set to be NEW and customer service contacted within 5 days of listing. Now, whenever your set reaches 90% complete, regardless of when you may have first listed it, you are entitled to free grading benefits. Visit the Set Registry News Page or the BENEFITS link on the Set Registry web pages to learn more. Free grading is not valid without an authorization code, so please be certain to contact [email protected].
INDIAN CENT SHOWDOWN. Three important collections of Mint State Indian Cents from the Set Registry will be on display at the PCGS booth at the September Long Beach Show. Stay tuned for further details about this exciting event.
Jefferson nickel weighting is now live as well as the addition of the 1938-present master sets. In addition, the Kennedy half dollar sets are now weighted. Coming up are the Buffalo nickel and Walking Liberty half dollars. Previews of proposed weighting are posted for at least a week prior to actually making the changes. This is allowing registrants time to review the changes and submit feedback. Indian cents and Proof Sets 1936-2001 are coming up in the weighting queue. Your opinion counts, so please let us hear from you before we add weighting to the sets.
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.
Building a 20th Century Type set? Go to the Authorized Dealer link on PCGS and click on 20th Century Coins in Specialties. Looking for dealers with Internet sites? Click on the Internet sites link in services. Search for more than 1,000 dealers in the PCGS Authorized Dealer listings.
Counterfeit Detection Alert: Don't Get Duped by Machine Doubling
What does "type" mean in the numismatic world? 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 Shield and Liberty nickels.
Question: Have you ever seen a 1955 Doubled Die cent you would describe as prooflike? I had a phone call from someone who claimed Harry Lessin had dozens of prooflike specimens in the early 1960s. Your help is appreciated.
Answer: These coins came with lustrous, frosty surfaces, never with even a hint of prooflike character. The late Harry Lessin, whose estate collection we handled a number of years back, was one of the earliest people interested in this variety, and he squirreled away quite a few of them -- with great financial results!
-- Q. David Bowers, Bowers and Merena Galleries
Join the PCGS Collectors Club ...Enjoy the Benefits!
Bid Online in Lyn Knight Currency Auctions' Dallas 2002 Auction!
Online bidding for Lyn Knight Currency Auctions' Dallas 2002 Auction is now underway! Click here to browse the over 2,000 lots of Large Size, Small Size, Errors, Fractional, Confederate, Foreign notes and more being offered. Online bidding for Session One of the 2002 Dallas Sale closes August 22. Online bidding for Session Two closes August 23.
SEE PCGS AT LONG BEACH IN SEPTEMBER!
Long Beach Coin and Collectibles Exposition
Have your coins graded by PCGS and save on one-way postage! You may submit your coins at the show to all PCGS grading service levels. Submissions will be accepted from Wednesday, September 25*, through 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 28. Your PCGS-graded coins will be mailed to you following the show.
*Wednesday, September 25 is Dealer Set Up Day. We'll be accepting submissions from 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. on September 25. Check with the show promoter for access to the facility.
Long Beach Coin and Collectibles Exposition Show Hours are as follows:
For more information about PCGS grading at the show, call 800-447-8848.
For more information about the Long Beach Coin and Collectibles Exposition, call 805-962-9939 or go to www.longbeachshow.com.
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