eCollector - September 30, 2008 | Vol. 8 Number 11

 


News
New Set Registry Video on PCGS Website!
Practically since its inception, the PCGS Set Registry has come to be known as THE PLACE for collectors to go to display their collections, enjoy friendly competition with fellow collectors, and most of all to have fun. But don't just take our word for it. Go to www.pcgs.com and check out the video in the upper right-hand corner. Find out what renowned collectors Jim Porter, Dr. Steven Duckor, Dale Friend and Stewart Blay have to say about their experiences with the Set Registry. Enjoy!

The Unique 1870-S Half Dime: "It's So SMALL!"
"It's so small." Most of us have all heard this expression at one time or another. It might be a dealer describing a nick, scratch or spot on a coin he's trying to sell to us. Or the woman of our dreams whispering this after she sees the diamond ring we've just proposed to her with. Click here to read on.

2009 Lincoln Cent Redesigned
On September 22, the United States Mint gave collectors and the public a glimpse of the four different Lincoln cent reverse designs which will be used in 2009. Not only does 2009 hallmark the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth, it also marks the 100th anniversary of America's most popular and favorite copper coin - the Lincoln cent. Click here to read more.

Major Auction Firms Offering PCGS Graded Coins
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Heritage Coin Galleries
Bowers and Merena
Stacks
Superior Coin Galleries
Ira and Larry Goldberg
David Lawrence Rare Coins
Teletrade Coin Auctions


PCGS Set RegistrySM Spotlight
ESM - The Number One Large Cent Collection (1793-1857)
Large Cents Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1793-1814)
Large Cents Basic Variety Set, Circulation Strikes (1793-1814)
Large Cents Complete Variety Set, Circulation Strikes (1793-1814)
Large Cents Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1816-1839)
Large Cents with Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1816-1839)
Large Cents Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1839-1857)
Large Cents with Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1839-1857)
Large Cents Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1793-1857)
Large Cents Basic Variety Set, Circulation Strikes (1793-1857)
Large Cents Complete Variety Set, Circulation Strikes (1793-1857)
Large Cents, Proof (1817-1857)

The owner of ESM collection wins his first Large Cent award in 2008, but his complete Cent collection is well known to those who follow the Set Registry. The Large Cent collection is complete, including the major varieties and is part of the larger ESM collection of Complete Cents that has won top honors three years running. Those who have completed the Large Cent collection with varieties know how difficult some of the issues can be, as Large Cent aficionados are among the most rabid in numismatics! Congratulations to the owner of the ESM collection for this major accomplishment.

Current Standings in the Complete Sets by Denomination Category as of 9/23/08:

  • U.S. Cents Complete Set with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1793-present) ESM
  • U.S. Cents Complete Set with Major Varieties, Proof (1817-present) ESM
  • U.S. Cents Complete Set with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1793-present) ESM
  • U.S. Nickels Complete Set with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1866-present) Martin's Collection
  • U.S. Nickels Complete Set with Major Varieties, Proof (1866-present) driftwood US Nickels complete proof set
  • U.S. Nickels Complete Set with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1866-present) KozMc Nics
  • U.S. Dimes Complete Set with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1796-present) Larry Martin's Complete Dime Set
  • U.S. Dimes Complete Set with Major Varieties, Proof (1820-present) driftwood
  • U.S. Dimes Complete Set with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1796-present) Larry Martin's Complete Dime Set
  • U.S. Quarters Complete Set with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1796-present) Nye's Folly
  • U.S. Quarters Complete Set, Proof (1820-present) driftwood US quarter complete set PR
  • U.S. Quarters Complete Set with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1796-present) driftwood
  • U.S. Half Dollars Complete Set, Circulation Strikes (1796-present) Lindemann Collection
  • U.S. Half Dollars Complete Set, Proof (1820-present) driftwood
  • U.S. Half Dollars Complete Set, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1796-present) ajia
  • U.S. Dollars Complete Set, Circulation Strikes (1794-present) Sonoran Monsoon
  • U.S. Dollars Complete Set, Proof (1801-present) driftwood
  • U.S. Dollars Complete Set, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1794-present) Sonoran Monsoon
  • U.S. Dollars Complete Set, Proof (1801-present) driftwood
  • U.S. Dollars Complete Set, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1794-present) Sonoran Monsoon

New Set Composites Recently Added to the Registry:

  • Flying Eagle Cents Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1856-1858)
  • Flying Eagle Cents Basic Set, Proof (1856-1858)
  • Flying Eagle Cents Complete Variety Set, Circulation Strikes (1856-1858)
  • Flying Eagle Cents Complete Variety Set, Proof (1856-1858)
  • Mercury Dimes Complete Variety Set, Circulation Strikes (1916-1945)
  • Mercury Dimes FB Complete Variety Set, Circulation Strikes (1916-1945)
  • Franklin Half Dollars Complete Variety Set, Circulation Strikes (1948-1963)
  • Franklin Half Dollars FBL Complete Variety Set, Circulation Strikes (1948-1963)
  • Franklin Half Dollars Complete Variety Set, Proof (1950-1963)
  • Presidential Dollars with Major Varieties, Satin Finish (2007-2016)
  • Australian Olympic $100 Gold Commemoratives, Proof (2000)
  • Cuba Centavo, Proof (1915-1953)
  • Cuba 2 Centavos, Proof (1915-1916)
  • Cuba 5 Centavos, Circulation Strikes (1915-1961)
  • Cuba 5 Centavos, Proof (1915-1916)
  • Cuba 10 Centavos, Proof (1915-1916)
  • Cuba 20 Centavos, Proof (1915-1916)
  • Cuba 40 Centavos, Circulation Strikes (1915-1952)
  • Cuba 40 Centavos, Proof (1915-1920)
  • Cuba Peso, Proof (1915-1953)
  • Cuba Complete Gold Peso Set, Proof (1915-1916)
  • German 3 Reichsmark Commemoratives Date Set, Proof (1925-1932)
  • German 3 Reichsmark Commemoratives Basic Set, Proof (1925-1932)
  • German 3 Reichsmark Commemoratives Basic Set, Proof and Matte Proof (1925-1932)
  • India Colonial British Denomination Set, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1835-1947)
  • Panama 2-1/2 Centesimos, Circulation Strikes and Prooflike (1904-1982)
  • Panama 5 Centesimos, Circulation Strikes and Prooflike (1904-2001)
  • Panama 10 Centesimos, Circulation Strikes and Prooflike (1904-1982)
  • Panama 25 Centesimos, Circulation Strikes and Prooflike (1904-1982)
  • Panama 25 Centesimos, Proof (1904-1982)
  • Panama 50 Centesimos, Circulation Strikes and Prooflike (1904-2003)
  • Panama 50 Centesimos, Proof (1904-2003)
  • Panama 5 Balboas, Circulation Strikes and Prooflike (1970-1982)
  • Panama 10 Balboas, Proof (1978-1999)
  • Panama 50 Gold Balboas, Circulation Strikes and Prooflike (1981-1983)
  • Panama 50 Gold Balboas, Proof (1981-1984)
  • Panama 100 Gold Balboas, Circulation Strikes and Prooflike (1975-1984)
  • Panama 100 Gold Balboas, Proof (1975-1999)
  • Panama 150 Platinum Balboas, Circulation Strikes and Prooflike (1976-1980)
  • Panama 150 Platinum Balboas, Proof (1976-1980)
  • Panama 200 Platinum Balboas, Proof (1979-1980)
  • Panama 500 Gold Balboas, Circulation Strikes and Prooflike (1975-1984)
  • Panama 500 Gold Balboas, Proof (1975-1985)
  • Russian Peter I Roubles, Circulation Strikes (1707-1725)
  • Russian Catherine I Roubles, Circulation Strikes (1725-1727)
  • Russian Peter II Roubles, Circulation Strikes (1727-1729)
  • Russian Anna Roubles, Circulation Strikes (1730-1740)
  • Russian Ivan VI Roubles, Circulation Strikes (1741)
  • Russian Elizabeth Roubles, Circulation Strikes (1741-1761)
  • Russian Peter III Roubles, Circulation Strikes (1762)
  • Russian Catherine II Roubles, Circulation Strikes (1762-1796)
  • Russian Paul I Roubles, Circulation Strikes (1797-1801)
  • Russian Alexander I Roubles, Circulation Strikes (1802-1826)
  • Russian Nicholas I Roubles, Circulation Strikes (1826-1858)
  • Russian Alexander II Roubles, Circulation Strikes (1859-1885)
  • Russian Alexander III Roubles, Circulation Strikes (1883-1894)
  • Russian Nicholas II Roubles, Circulation Strikes (1895-1915)

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