eCollector - October 6, 2006 | Vol. 6 Number 1 


 


PCGS News

Welcome to the New, Improved, PCGS eZine
Once a regular feature of our website, the PCGS eZine last appeared in April 2004. You may have wondered when the eZine would make a return. Well, your wait is over now, and we hope that you'll enjoy this new and improved version. Click here for more details.


PCGS Set Registry SM Spotlight

The Gerry Fortin Liberty Seated Dime Collection - The Number One Finest Collection of Liberty Seated Dimes, Circulation Strikes (1837-1891)
Date Set
Basic Set
Variety Set
Winner of the 2005 Set Registry award for Most Improved Set and the 2006 Set Registry award for Best Exhibited Set, Gerry Fortin sets a great example of how your collection can be displayed in the PCGS Set Registry. Gerry has loaded images for all of his coins and has given very detailed descriptions of each coin. Viewing Gerry's incredible collection is a learning experience and a definite must-do for anyone interested in collecting the Liberty Seated dime series.

New Registry Software
The long wait is almost over. Very soon we will be launching the new software for the PCGS Set Registry. This software has many great new features including inventory management, loading one coin in multiple sets, ease in loading images, and much, much more! We've been beta testing this new software and are now in the final stages prior to launch. If you are interested in being a beta tester, please email [email protected].

Bookmark these important links!
To learn what new sets have been loaded and to read current events, visit the Registry News page:
http://www.pcgs.com/new_set_registry/news.chtml

To update your email address:
http://www.pcgs.com/join/update.chtml

To visit the PCGS Set Registry message board:
http://forums.collectors.com/categories.cfm?catid=30


Building a Liberty Seated Dime Set? Go to the Authorized Dealer link on PCGS.com and click on 19th Century Silver Coins under Browse by Specialty. Search for more than 1,000 dealers in the PCGS Authorized Dealer listings.

From the PCGS Archives

The Earliest Known Pricelist For U.S. Coins
In 1860, George Jones of Philadelphia published The Coin Collectors Manual, a compilation of prices realized by coins in local auctions during the preceding five years. Browse through some of the pages of this ground-breaking publication and you’ll wish you had a time machine. Click here to view this pricelist.


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

Collector's Survey

Collectors obtain coins from a variety of different sources. What’s your favorite method?

  1. Coin shows
  2. Local coin shop
  3. Mail order
  4. Internet/eBay
  5. Rare coin auctions

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


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, or to get a free peek at the population statistics for U.S. Pattern Coins 1880-1942, click here.

Our Readers Ask

Question: Why doesn’t PCGS grade Silver American Eagles in MS-70?

Answer: The chemical rinse that the U.S. Mint uses on these coins can cause white spots to develop over time. In most cases, the spots cannot be removed. Until that problem is resolved, the responsible choice for PCGS is to stay away from the MS-70 grade, even though some technically perfect examples exist.

-- Ron Guth, PCGS President

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 10/6/2006:

Economy: 35 business days.
Modern: 15 business days.
World Economy: 40 business days.

Next Blackout Period:
October 18-20, 2006
See Show Schedule for details.

Important Show Updates!

PCGS Public Friday

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

October 13, 2006

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



The New Silver Dollar Show

Location:
St. Charles Convention Center
One Convention Center Plaza
St. Charles, MO 63303

October 19 - October 21

Show Info:
For more information regarding the New Silver Dollar Show, visit www.historicstcharles.com

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

PCGS will be offering on-site grading. Representatives will be available to answer questions and accept submissions for all levels of service through Saturday.

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

Cut-off time for Show service is 12 noon on Saturday and is subject to change.

Show Schedule:
Thursday, 10/19/06: 9am - 5pm
Friday, 10/20/06: 9am - 5pm
Saturday, 10/21/06: 9am - 3pm



PCGS Public Friday

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

November 3, 2006

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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