|eCollector - Nov. 19, 2002 | Vol. 3 Number 24|
Yes, Market is Really as Good as They Say! DMPL Dollars are White-Hot!
Set Registry Spotlight
The Sunnywood Collection - The Number One Finest Indian Head $2-1/2, Circulation Strikes (1908-1929)
New composites in the PCGS Set Registry include Mint Sets 1965-1969 and the 1965, 1966, and 1967 SMS Sets. All 2002 coinage has now been added as optional and will become required coins at the end of December. 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, educational, and sometimes controversial, the PCGS Set Registry Messageboard remains the number one informative 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.
What's a Quarter 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 Indian Head Quarter Eagles.
Our Readers Ask
Question: Type three $1.00 gold, late years 1871-89: what makes these low mintage coins so affordable, but also harder to find up for sale? Are they mainly found in higher grades? I have been able to locate several on eBay, but they aren't found daily. Any ideas on why they are so cheap?
Answer: With the advent of Morgan Dollar production in 1878, the tiny Gold Dollar became obsolete. There were approximately 20 million silver dollar coins minted in 1878, and only about 3,000 gold dollars! The gold dollars already released for circulation soon made their way to banks, exchanged for silver. Those minted in 1878 and after were rarely released for circulation, thus explaining their relatively high survival ratio and the choice condition in which they are usually found.
-- Ron Howard, 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 ends this week! 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 WEEK!
Santa Clara Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo
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 show, call 800-447-8848.
For more information about the show, call 805-962-9939 or visit www.santaclaraexpo.com.
SEE PCGS IN JANUARY!
New York International Numismatic Show
F.U.N. Show: PCGS will be accepting coins for on-site grading at the F.U.N. show.
New York 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.