|eCollector - Mar. 25, 2003 | Vol. 4 Number 6|
Fresh Coins in Great Demand and Short Supply; ANA is Success
Set Registry Spotlight
EBL III Collection - The Number One Finest Franklin Half Dollars Basic Set, Proof (1950-1963)
New set composites online include 1990-2002 Mint Sets and 1990-2002 Proof Sets. Also new is the complete 1968-2002 Proof Set. Early Mint Sets from 1930-1933 have been added to the Registry. The weighting for Early Dollars is now being previewed. To learn more, visit the Set Registry News page for frequent updates.
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.
PCGS to Add "Full Bands" Designation for Roosevelt Dimes
What are Full Bell Lines? 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 Franklin half dollars.
Our Readers Ask
Question: There are a few grading services that show the 3rd side [the edge] of the coin. With PCGS being one of the top grading services, why don't you have slabs that show the 3rd side of the coin?
Answer: When I was doing the road show for the Collectors Universe IPO (over 150 presentations in four weeks!), I had several mutual fund managers ask me what was the most difficult part of the grading service business. My answer was... getting the right holder. It is really difficult to get a holder designed and finished. It takes forever, it's expensive, and it's never right before the 5th or 6th try (if you're lucky).
Changing the holder is a major undertaking and the ability to see the edge is only really significant in a small handful of coins. We are looking at the idea, but I'm having trouble seeing the major benefit to either PCGS or the majority of collectors and dealers.
-- David Hall, Professional Coin Grading Service
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Santa Clara Coin, Stamp, and Collectibles Expo
Have your coins graded by PCGS and save on one-way postage! PCGS will be offering Courier Service. Submit your coins on Thursday for courier service and they will be returned to you at the Santa Clara Show on Saturday. You may also submit your coins all PCGS grading service levels. Your PCGS-graded coins will be mailed back to you.
For more information regarding the Santa Clara show, call 805-962-9939 or log on to http://www.santaclaraexpo.com.
Chicago International Coin Fair
Central States Numismatic Society Convention
Chicago Coin Fair: Have your coins graded by PCGS and save on one-way postage! You may also submit your coins to all PCGS grading service levels. Your PCGS-graded coins will be mailed back to you.
Central States Numismatic Convention: PCGS will be offering walk through Service. You may also submit your coins to all PCGS grading service levels. Your PCGS-graded coins will be mailed back to you.
For more information regarding the Chicago International Coin Fair & Central States Show, call 414-421-3484.