eCollector - February 7, 2007 | Vol. 7 Number 2 


 


News

PCGS Expands Variety Attribution Service
To introduce its expanded variety attribution services, Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) will display the Hesselgesser Bust Dollar Collection at the Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo, February 15 - 17, 2007. Click here to read more.


PCGS Set Registry SM Spotlight

GrivCoins - The Number One Current Finest Silver, Gold & Platinum Eagles Complete Set with First Strikes™ (1986-present)
No sooner did we update the complete first strike eagle set with all the 2006 coins, than the owner of GrivCoins, Greg Rivers, logged in to My Set Registry and added the 2006 and 2006-W gold coins. Lacking only the platinum circulation strike issues, Greg's set remains in the number one slot. Last year, Greg won a top award for Best Modern Set with a weighted GPA of 69.04. Today, his rating is 69.14, a testament to his conquest to achieve the Current Finest Possible Set Rating of 69.92. Greg is an avid collector with sets registered in Washington Statehood Quarters, Sacagawea Dollars, Modern Commemoratives, and Silver, Gold & Platinum Eagle categories, with most sets complete and either in the top spot or close to it. Click here to see what we mean. Congratulations to GrivCoin!

V2 Hot Tip
If you thought you updated your set but the updates are not showing in the Registry, you probably did not perform the last step. Check to make sure you have committed the changes. You'll know because in My Sets, in the Pending Changes? column, the sets with changes will be indicated by the link View Changes. If you click on that link, you will be prompted to commit your changes.

Current Standings in the Complete Eagle category as of 2/7/07:

  • GrivCoins Silver, Gold & Platinum Eagles UNC Complete - Silver, Gold & Platinum Eagle Complete Set, Circulation Strikes (1986-present)
  • F. Soro - The Discovery Collection - Silver, Gold & Platinum Eagles Complete Set, Proof (1986-present)
  • GrivCoins US Eagles Complete - Silver, Gold & Platinum Eagles Complete Set (1986-present)
  • GrivCoins US Eagles Complete with First Strikes 6-12-2006 + - Silver, Gold & Platinum Eagles Complete Set with First Strikes™ (1986-present)

Bookmark these important links!
Don't understand how something works in My Set Registry? Visit the User Guide:
http://www.pcgs.com/setregistry/User_Guide.html

To learn what new sets have been loaded and for current events, visit the Registry News page:
http://www.pcgs.com/setregistry/news.html

For information on the 2007 Awards and Current Standings, click here: http://www.pcgs.com/setregistry/awards.html

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 Bust Dollar Set? Work with any of our PCGS Authorized Dealers at http://www.pcgs.com/dealer/index.chtml.

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

Collector's Survey

Do you think the Presidential Dollars will be as popular as the 50 States Quarter Program?

  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. No opinion

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

Results from last survey: 40% said that they spend at least $1000 every year on U.S. Mint products. 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: Can I send in my PCGS encapsulated Capped Bust Half Dollars, along with my Overton attributions, and get new labeled holders for $15 each coin?

Answer: Yes, the Variety Review service is specifically designed for coins that are already in PCGS holders. The $15 fee for the Variety Review service includes the reholdering fee. Your coin(s) will be returned to you with the proper variety attributions on the insert.

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
Roman Numerals. For this Special, we're looking for coins that would have made Julius Caesar feel right at home had they been around -- U.S. coins that bear Roman Numerals:

  • Three Cent Nickel 1865-1889, Roman numeral III on the reverse
  • Liberty Head Nickel 1883-1913, with the famous Roman numeral V on the back
  • 1907 St. Gaudens "High Relief" $20, the only coin of the type with a Roman numeral date.

This offer is valid for all Collectors Club members.

Current Approximate
Turnaround Times
as of 2/7/2007:

Economy: 30 business days.
Modern: 25 business days.
World Economy: 40 business days.


CCE Collector's Corner
Current listings: 28,619 items, valued at $31,646,872

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:
Feb. 15-17: Long Beach Show, Long Beach, CA
Mar. 16-18: ANA National Money Show, Charlotte, NC
Mar. 23-25: Baltimore Coin Show, Baltimore, MD

Important Show Updates!

Long Beach Coin, Stamp and Collectibles Expo

Location:
Long Beach Convention Center
100 South Pine Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90802

February 14 - 17, 2007

Show Info:
For more information regarding the Long Beach 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 through Saturday.

On-site grading will be offered.

Check with a PCGS Representatives for Show Service submission schedule and turnaround times.

Show Service turnaround is not guaranteed.



PCGS Public Friday

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

March 9, 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




ANA World's Fair of Money Show

Location:
Charlotte Convention Center
501 S. College Street
Charlotte NC 28202

March 16 - 18, 2007

Show Info:
For more information regarding the ANA 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 through Saturday.

On-site grading will not offered.




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