eCollector - December 22, 2006 | Vol. 6 Number 6 


 


News

Looking Ahead
2007 is almost here and even though there are a few important days left in 2006, it’s hard to escape the enthusiasm for the New Year. From a numismatic standpoint, 2007 will begin with a bang. Click here to read more.


PCGS Set Registry SM Spotlight

What if... You wanted to be Number One?
What coins would you need? How much would they cost?


Experience the PCGS Set Registry V2.
The Registry you want, the way you want it.

The new What if? program in the PCGS Set Registry allows you to see what it will take to be the #1 set in your category (or #2, or #3, or whatever you wanted to be). By comparing your set to the top ranked set, you can see what coins you might add to your set to overtake the current leader and how much it would cost you. This new program allows you to carefully plan and budget for future purchases. And, you'll have a lot of fun doing so! The What if? program is designed with your collecting needs in mind.

Other enhancements in the new PCGS Set Registry V2 include the ability to track your inventory costs and prices, ability to easily add a coin to multiple sets, an easy way to add multiple images to one coin, a Collectors Showcase where you can show-off your favorite coins which might not necessarily constitute a “set,” and the ability to comment on other members’ sets.

The PCGS Set Registry is where collectors from all over the world can safely display their PCGS-graded coins online and compare their collections to some of the finest collections ever assembled. Building multiple sets from your collection can be accomplished in just a few keystrokes. In fact, the Registry even tells you what sets you can build and how many coins you will need to complete your set!

Registration is free. Join the thousands of other collectors who are enjoying the benefits of the PCGS Set Registry. To learn how you can participate in the program that has revolutionized coin collecting, click here or call 800-447-8848.

Building a Half Cent Set? Work with any of our PCGS Authorized Dealers at http://www.pcgs.com/dealer/index.chtml.

What is an "Overdate"?
Find out in Lingo, the PCGS dictionary of numismatic definitions. Click here for Lingo.

Collector's Survey

How many coin shows do you attend each year?

  1. None
  2. 1-5
  3. 6-10
  4. More than 10

Click here to answer. Results will be posted in the next eCollector.

Results from last survey: 55% said that they will buy the new Presidential Dollar coins. Click here for a complete breakdown.


Subscribe to the online PCGS Population ReportSM for as little as $4.95 a month!
Get the latest census data on all coins graded by PCGS -- updated weekly! Click here to subscribe.

Our Readers Ask

Question: Does PCGS have a multi-coin holder option?

Answer: Yes, PCGS offers holders with four- and five-coin configurations. These are especially useful for Proof sets, 50 States Quarters, and the upcoming series of Presidential Dollars.

Do you have a question you would like to ask our experts? Click here.
Or, visit the PCGS messageboards, the most active coin forums online.


Join the PCGS Collectors Club... Enjoy the Benefits!
If you love collecting coins, the PCGS Collectors Club is for you. Members enjoy direct access to all PCGS grading services, complimentary PCGS gradings and a wealth of essential information. Joining is quick and easy. Just click here or call PCGS Customer Service at 800-447-8848. Do it today!

Announcements

Quarterly Collectors Club Grading Special
Coins with unusual finishes... for the last quarter of 2006 (October 1 through December 31), PCGS Collectors Club members can send in one coin from any of the following categories for free grading and authentication: Matte Proof Copper or Gold Coin (1907-1916), 1994-P SMS Jefferson Nickel, 2006-P American Eagle $1 Silver (Reverse Proof) or 2006-W American Eagle $50 Gold (Reverse Proof). Each coin will be graded and authenticated through the Regular Service, which takes 15 business days. All that you have to pay for is the postage. This offer is for all Collectors Club members.

Current Approximate
Turnaround Times
as of 12/22/2006:

Economy: 30 business days.
Modern: 20 business days.
World Economy: 50 business days.

Next Blackout Period:
January 3 - 5, 2007
See Show Schedule for details.


CCE Collector's Corner
Current listings: 30,672 items, valued at $25,015,170

CCE Collector's Corner is a marketplace for buying slabbed and unslabbed coins. To learn more, click here.

CCE will be attending these coin shows in 2007:
Jan. 4-7: FUN Show, Orlando, FL
Jan. 26-28: The Money Show, Houston, TX
Feb. 15-17: Long Beach Show, Long Beach, CA

Important Show Updates!

52nd Annual Florida United Numismatists Convention and Show

Location:
Orange County Convention Center
Hall NB, North Concourse
9400 Universal Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32819

January 4 - 7, 2007

Show Info:
For more information regarding the 52nd Annual FUN Show, click here.

For more information on PCGS's list of services please contact customer service at 800-447-8848.

PCGS will have representatives available to answer questions and accept submissions for all levels of service.

PCGS will be grading on-site.

Show service turnaround is not guaranteed. Check with a PCGS representative for daily turnaround times.



New York International Numismatic Convention

Location:
Waldorf Astoria
New York City, NY

January 11 - 14, 2007

Show Info:
For more information regarding the NY International Numismatic Convention, click here.

For more information on PCGS's list of services please contact customer service at 800-447-8848.

PCGS will have representatives available to answer questions and accept submissions for all levels of service.

On-site grading will not be offered.



PCGS Public Friday

Location:
Collectors Universe
1921 E. Alton Ave.
Santa Ana, CA 92705

January 19, 2007

Show Info:
For more information on PCGS Public Friday, visit www.pcgs.com.

For more information PCGS's list of services, please contact customer service at 800-447-8848

PCGS representatives will be available to answer all your questions and accept submissions for all levels of service.

Public Hours:
10am - 4pm




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