eCollector - October 14, 2008 | Vol. 8 Number 12

 

PCGS Introduces the StartHere Program
for New Collectors


If you have recently inherited a coin collection, returned to the hobby, or are otherwise new to coins, PCGS has developed a new website just for you: www.pcgs.com/StartHere. It tells you what to do with your coins and spells out your options in the simplest terms.

We're pleased to present these participating dealers who are lending their support to the StartHere program:


News
PCGS Tracks the U.S. Coin Market's Biggest Gainers and Losers
Recently, PCGS has made some significant improvements to its website. One of the most intriguing improvements is the Rare Coin Market's BIGGEST GAINERS and LOSERS. The BIGGEST GAINERS and LOSERS are automatically posted online based on the changes that take affect in the PCGS Price Guide. The PCGS Price Guide contains pricing information for many significant U.S. coins dating back to 1970 and is updated every day (Monday through Friday). Click here to read more.

The Unique 1976 Philadelphia Eisenhower Dollar
The 1976 (Type 2) Proof Bicentennial Eisenhower Dollar coin without an "S" mint mark is probably the rarest non-error modern coin in existence. Incomprehensively, all other known 1976 Bicentennial Proof Eisenhower dollars bear an "S" mint mark as they were all produced at the San Francisco Mint. Click here to read more.

Ron Guth to Head PCGS CoinFacts Division
Collectors Universe, Inc. announced on September 30, 2008, that PCGS President, Ron Guth, would be changing his role effective October 1, 2008 to become President of CoinFacts.com, a unit of PCGS that Guth had originally founded in 1999. CoinFacts offers a virtual encyclopedia of knowledge about almost all U.S. Coins. Click here to read more.

Don Willis Named PCGS President
Rare coin dealer and veteran California business executive, Don Willis, has been named President of the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS), a division of Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT), effective October 7, 2008. Click here to read more.



PCGS Set RegistrySM Spotlight
Robert H. Lande - California Fractional Gold - Complete Collection, Period One
California Fractional Gold - Complete Collection, Period One
California Fractional Gold - Liberty Head Octagonal Quarter Dollars, Period One
California Fractional Gold - Liberty Head Round Quarter Dollars, Period One
California Fractional Gold - Liberty Head Octagonal Half Dollars, Period One
California Fractional Gold - Liberty Head Round Half Dollars, Period One
California Fractional Gold - Liberty Head Octagonal Dollars, Period One
California Fractional Gold - Liberty Head Round Dollars, Period One

Mr. Lande's stated goal is "to collect as complete and high grade a set of Period 1 California Small Denomination Gold coins as possible." Many of the Period One fractional gold coins actually circulated as money in the years following the discovery of gold in California. Thus, most are of extreme rarity and/or they are difficult to locate in high grade. This collection is over 86% complete and includes several pieces that are represented by only one or two examples. A remarkable set that has won PCGS Set Registry awards every year since 2002...and deservedly so.

Current Standings in the California Fractional Gold category as of 10/14/08:

  • California Fractional Gold - Mini Type Set, The Oreville Collection
  • California Fractional Gold - Complete Type Set, Donald H. Kagin
  • California Fractional Gold - Complete Collection, Period One Robert H. Lande
  • California Fractional Gold - Liberty Head Octagonal Quarter Dollars, Period One Robert H. Lande
  • California Fractional Gold - Liberty Head Round Quarter Dollars, Period One Robert H. Lande
  • California Fractional Gold - Liberty Head Octagonal Half Dollars, Period One Robert H. Lande
  • California Fractional Gold - Liberty Head Round Half Dollars, Period One Robert H. Lande
  • California Fractional Gold - Liberty Head Octagonal Dollars, Period One Robert H. Lande
  • California Fractional Gold - Liberty Head Round Dollars, Period One Robert H. Lande Cal collection
  • California Fractional Gold - Complete Collection, Period One & Two The Oregon Collection

New Set Composites Recently Added to the Registry:

  • 1843 Mint Set with Gold
  • 1843 Mint Set
  • 1843 Proof Set with Gold
  • 1843 Proof Set
  • 1842 Mint Set with Gold
  • 1842 Mint Set
  • 1842 Proof Set with Gold
  • 1842 Proof Set
  • China Silver Dollars (Yuan) Design Set, Circulation Strikes (1912-1934)
  • China Silver Dollars (Yuan) Complete Set with Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1912-1934)
  • Mexico "Caballito" Peso Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1910-1914)
  • Mexico "Caballito" Peso Complete Variety Set, Circulation Strikes (1910-1914)
  • Mexico "Pillar Dollar" or 8 Reales of Ferdinand VI Date Set, Circulation Strikes (1747-1760)
  • Mexico "Pillar Dollar" or 8 Reales of Ferdinand VI Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1747-1760)
  • Mexico "Pillar Dollar" or 8 Reales of Ferdinand VI Complete Variety Set, Circulation Strikes (1747-1760)
  • Swiss 1/2 Silver Franc, Circulation Strikes (1850-1967)
  • Swiss 1/2 Silver Franc, Specimens (1850-1967)
  • Swiss 1 Silver Franc, Circulation Strikes (1850-1967)
  • Swiss 1 Silver Franc, Specimens (1850-1967)
  • Swiss 2 Silver Francs, Circulation Strikes (1850-1967)
  • Swiss 2 Silver Francs, Specimens (1850-1967)
  • Swiss 5 Silver Francs, Circulation Strikes (1850-1969)
  • Swiss 5 Silver Francs, Specimens (1850-1969)

Have Fun with Your Paper Money
Collect currency? Join the PCGS Currency Set Registry. Click here to start building your sets!

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Collector's Survey

With the recent financial credit crunch, do you currently use your credit cards or owe money to the credit card companies for coins or coin-related items and services?

  1. Yes
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Results from last survey: 76% answered that they had been collecting coins for more than 20 years. Click here for a complete breakdown.


Editor's Comments

The featured coin is currently listed as a Pattern coin. Additionally, PCGS lists the population for all U.S. and World Pattern coins graded by PCGS.

For a free preview of the 1976 No "S" Type 2 Ike population report click here.


Our Readers Ask

What is the highest price ever paid for a U.S. coin?

Answer:
To find out, visit, CoinFacts.com the most informative website for U.S. coins.

Which single coin has increased the most in price this year?

Answer:
Keep track of the Rare Coin Market and its Biggest Gainers and Losers on the PCGS Price Guide.

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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!

FREE Quarterly PCGS Collectors Club Submission Special
(October 14 - December 31, 2008)

To honor the election of the 44th United States President this year, PCGS will accept any U.S. coin that bears the image of a U.S. President, with a maximum value of $1,000, for this quarter's PCGS Collectors Club Submission Special. PCGS Collectors Club Submission Special.

Exercise your right to submit your coin for free grading!

  • This offer is valid for all Collectors Club members in good standing.
  • Each Collectors Club Submission Special is free of charge (return shipping charges are extra).
  • One coin per member per quarter.
  • Maximum Declared Value allowed is $1,000.
  • Each coin must be submitted on its own submission form with its own return shipping.
  • Please contact customer service if you have any additional questions.
  • To download a submission form, click here.
  • To join the PCGS Collectors Club, click here.
  • Please clearly mark the outside of your package CC Special.

Hurry! All orders must be postmarked by December 31, 2008.




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