|eCollector - Jan. 14, 2003 | Vol. 4 Number 1|
F.U.N. Show is Smashing Success as Price Records Fall in Auction Rooms and on Bourse Floor
Set Registry Spotlight
Jim Coleman - The Number One Finest Gold Eagles $10 Circulation Strikes (1986-present)
The new Canadian Coin Set Registry went live today with a formal launch planned for Friday, January 17th at the New York International Numismatic Convention. The first sets listed are those of the incredible Belzberg Collection, the finest Canadian coin collection ever assembled. The Belzberg Collection was auctioned yesterday by Heritage Numismatic Auctions in New York City. If you are a Canadian coin collector using the Registry, please forward all comments and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to your feedback!
A good time was had at the PCGS Set Registry Reception held last Friday evening at the F.U.N. show in Florida. Thanks all who attended. It was great seeing old friends and meeting new ones. This first reception was so much fun, that you can look forward to PCGS hosting more events like this one in the future.
2002 coinage is now required for modern sets and is available to use in the modern type sets. You'll find all this information and other updates on the Set Registry News page.
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.
Gem DMPL Carson City Dollars: Hot, Beautiful and on the Move!
What is "flip rub?" Find out in Lingo, the PCGS dictionary of numismatic definitions. Click here for Lingo.
Subscribe to the online PCGS Population ReportSM 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 $10 Liberty gold coins.
Our Readers Ask
Question: If the obverse of a particular coin is a Good 6 and the reverse is a AG03, will the PCGS grade of the coin be a Good 04? What makes the coin a better grade, the obverse or the reverse?
Answer: On the coin you describe the split is quite pronounced, so there is no clear answer. It would depend on whether the AG03 side was high end or low end... I'm not kidding, no matter how absurd that sounds. If it was high end, then the GD04 grade is probably appropriate.
In general the obverse is a little more important than the reverse.
-- David Hall, Professional Coin Grading Service
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Online Bidding for the Kingswood Lincoln Sale Ends This Week!
The Kingswood Coin Auctions Lincoln Sale offers choice, rare, and valuable coins of the United States plus some interesting paper money all graded by PCGS, NGC and CGA. In a word, each piece is interesting. Whether you're a collecting veteran or if you've just started in the world's greatest hobby, Kingswood welcomes you and invites you to participate. The Lincoln Sale ends Thursday, January 16, 2003, at 10 p.m. Eastern Time (7:00 p.m. Pacific Time). Click here to participate.
SEE PCGS ON BOTH COASTS!
New York International Numismatic Show
Long Beach Coin and Collectibles Exposition
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.
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, February 26*, through 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 1. Your PCGS-graded coins will be mailed to you following the show.
Show Dates and Hours: *Wednesday, February 26 is Dealer Set Up Day. We'll be accepting submissions from 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. February 26. 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 shows, call 800-447-8848.