eCollector - May 21, 2007 | Vol. 7 Number 8 


 

News

Next Wave of Presidential Dollars Begins With Adams
Coins depicting John Adams, the second in the series of Presidential Dollars, officially enter circulation on Thursday, May 17, 2007, and collectors are eager to see if any major errors appear. Click here to read more.

PCGS Set Registry(SM) Spotlight

Comer CollectionThe Comer Collection - The Number One Current Complete Modern Commemoratives Set (1982-present)
The Set Registry article in the June Rare Coin Market Report will be featuring Chad Comer and his award-winning modern commemorative collection. This 197-coin set contains all the modern commemoratives minted from 1982 in Circulation Strikes and Proof. No coin is graded less than MS69 or PR69DC, which means a large number of the coins in the set are "Top Pops." Click here to peek at this amazing modern collection and enjoy the images Chad has loaded for nearly every coin in the set.

Current Standings in the Modern Commemoratives category as of 5/15/07:

  • Modern Commemoratives, Circulation Strikes (1982-present) - JB3 Collection
  • Modern Commemoratives, Proof (1982-present) - JB3 Collection
  • Complete Modern Commemoratives Set (1982-present) - The Comer Collection
  • Modern Commemorative Half Dollars, Circulation Strikes (1982-present) - 3-way tie: Pittsburgh Collector, Numismania, The Halwig Collection
  • Modern Commemorative Half Dollars, Proof (1982-present) - Numismania
  • Modern Commemorative Dollars, Circulation Strikes (1983-present) - 2-way tie: Allen Seltzer Collection, The Fahnoe Collection
  • Modern Commemorative Dollars, Proof (1983-present) - The Fahnoe Collection
  • Modern Commemorative Gold, Circulation Strikes (1984-present) - JB3 Collection
  • Modern Commemorative Gold, Proof (1984-present) - JB3 Collection
  • Olympics Modern Commemoratives, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1983-1984) - 5-way tie: The Comer Collection, Sterling's Modern Olympic, Sant's Olympics, Yanosik LA Olympic Set, Plasticman
  • Statue of Liberty Modern Commemoratives, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1986) - Pittsburgh Collector
  • Constitution Modern Commemoratives, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1987) - 2-way tie, The Halwig Collection, Lucky 7 1987 Commemoratives
  • Olympiad Modern Commemoratives, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1988) - 5-way tie: The Petschek Set, Sam's 1988 Olympic Set, McMullin 88 Olympic, Sant's Olympiads, The Comer Collection
  • Congress Modern Commemoratives, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1989) - 2-way tie: Sam's Congress Set, JTJH Coins
  • Mount Rushmore Modern Commemoratives, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1991) - 2-way tie: Pittsburgh Collector, Jemari Savir
  • Columbus Modern Commemoratives, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1992) - Jemari Savir
  • Olympiad Modern Commemoratives, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1992) - Pittsburgh Collector
  • Bill of Rights Modern Commemoratives, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1993) - Pittsburgh Collector
  • World War II Modern Commemoratives, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1993) - Ron O MCPO USN
  • World Cup Soccer Modern Commemoratives, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1994) - The Comer Collection
  • U.S. Veterans Modern Commemoratives, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1994) - 4-way tie: Sam's Veterans Set, The Comer Collection, G.E.G. Collection, Sant's Veterans-1994
  • Civil War Battlefield Modern Commemoratives, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1995) - 2-way tie: The Petschek Set, Sam's Civil War Set
  • Olympics Modern Commemoratives, Circulation Strikes and Proofs (1995-1996) - The Comer Collection
  • Smithsonian Modern Commemoratives, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1996) - The Comer Collection
  • Jackie Robinson Modern Commemoratives, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1997) - 5-way tie: AMK, Bowers Collection, The Comer Collection, MillerStyle Coins, Sant's J. Robinson-1997

New German Registry Online!
There are three new general categories encompassing about 40 set composites of dates and basic types for PCGS-certified German coins: German Empire 1873-1918; Weimar Germany 1919-1933; and West Germany 1948-2001. If you collect German coinage, this is the place for you. Click here.

Have Fun with Your Paper Money
The new PCGS Currency Set Registry is now online. Click here to start building your sets!

V2 Hot Tip
A frequent question we receive is "Why is there an 'Edit' link by my sets in the Registry?" The answer is simple. If you are logged in, you can go from your set in the Registry to My Set Registry using the Edit link. No one else can see the link. In addition, if your set is closed from public view and if you are logged in, you can view your set but no one else can.

2007 Additions
We are nearly finished with the 2007 additions to all U.S. "to date" sets. With the exception of the type sets, these coins will be optional until early 2008. We'll be making the final updates this month.

New set composites recently added to the Registry:
Liberty Head $5 Gold Date Set, Circulation Strikes (1839-1908)
Indian Head $5 Gold Date Set, Circulation Strikes (1908-1929)
Complete $5 Gold Date Set, Circulation Strikes (1795-1929)
Complete $10 Gold Date Set, Circulation Strikes (1795-1933)
Liberty Head $10 Gold Date Set, Circulation Strikes (1838-1907)
Liberty Head $10 Gold 20th Century Set, Circulation Strikes (1900-1907)
Indian Head $10 Gold Date Set, Circulation Strikes (1907-1933)
Liberty Head $20 Gold 20th Century Set, Circulation Strikes (1900-1907)
Liberty Gold 20th Century Set, Circulation Strikes (1900-1908)
U.S. Gold Complete Date Set, Circulation Strike (1795-1933)

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

Don't understand how something works in My Set Registry? Visit the User Guide:
http://www.pcgs.com/setregistry/User_Guide.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 Commemorative coin collection? Work with any of our PCGS Authorized Dealers at http://www.pcgs.com/dealer/index.chtml.

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

Survey

What is your favorite commemorative series?

  1. Vintage silver commemorative coins (1892-1954)
  2. Modern non-gold commemorative coins
  3. Vintage gold commemorative coins (1903-1926)
  4. Modern gold commemorative coins

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

Results from last survey: 52% answered their collections consist of only U.S. coins. Click here for a complete breakdown.

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Our Readers Ask

Question: If I submit a coin that I know will body bag for an obvious reason (scratched, etc) but that I am interested in having the coin authenticated, does any stated problem OTHER than "not genuine" suggest that the PCGS graders think the coin IS genuine?

Answer: At PCGS, the issue of authenticity trumps condition when such a determination can be made. Thus, if you send a problem coin that is not authentic, PCGS will no-grade the coin as "Not genuine" rather than noting the problem. However, if the nature of the problem is such that we are unable to determine authenticity (i.e. heavy cleaning, oxidation, damage to areas where die markers are known to exist, etc.) PCGS will no-grade the coin for the problem. Thus, it is not 100% reliable to assume authenticity on a coin that is returned as a no-grade by PCGS. The coin may not be authentic.

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
This quarter began on April 1, but we're not going to fool around with this Quarterly Special. For the next three months, we'll accept the following firsts from the 20th century:
  • 1909 Lincoln Head Cents (1909, 1909-VDB, 1909-S, 1909-S VDB)
  • 1913 Buffalo Nickels (1913 Type 1 and 1913 Type 2)
  • 1916 Mercury Head Dimes (1916, 1916-D, 1916-S)
  • 1916 Standing Liberty Quarter
  • 1916 Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916, 1916-D, 1916-S)
  • 1921 Peace Dollar

This offer is valid for all Collectors Club members.
Current Approximate
Turnaround Times
as of 5/21/2007:

Economy: 25 business days.
Modern: 20 business days.
World Economy: 25 business days.

CCE Collector's Corner
Current listings:
106,478 items, valued at $334,475,009.
Collectors Corner(SM) is The Rare Coin Marketplace to buy directly from the world's top dealers.

CCE will be attending these coin shows in 2007:
May 31 - June 2: Long Beach Coin Expo, Long Beach, CA
Jun. 29 - Jul. 1: Baltimore Coin and Currency, Baltimore, MD
Aug. 8-12: ANA World's Fair of Money, Milwaukee, WI

Register to win a FREE certified coin from the CCE Collector's Corner(SM)!

  • One NEW certified coin is awarded each month
  • No purchase necessary -- limit one registration per day
  • Click here to view the coin and register!
  • Important Show Updates!

    PCGS Public Friday

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

    May 25, 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



    Long Beach Coin, Stamp and Collectibles Expo

    Location:
    Long Beach Convention Center
    Long Beach, CA

    May 30 - June 2, 2007

    Show Info:
    For more information regarding the Central States Numismatic Society Convention, click here.

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

    PCGS will be offering on-site grading.

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

    PCGS representatives will be available to answer questions and accept all other submission levels through Saturday.

    Show Service turnaround is not guaranteed.



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