April 27, 2010 | Vol. 10 Number 9
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Collectors Club Price Guide NEW PCGS CoinFacts Services Set RegistrySM
Several Modern Coins in Big Demand
By Jaime Hernandez, eCollector Editor

PCGS Secure Plus coins are now making it into the market. At the Central States Coin Show held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, several PCGS Secure Plus coins will be auctioned off by some of the major auction firms. Make sure you don't miss the auctions and if you're attending the show, we hope you will stop by the PCGS Booth.

In other news, the 2010 Boy Scout coins are getting closer and closer to a sellout. As of last week, the Mint had already sold over 310,000 coins and it seems the coins are going to sell out, as the maximum authorized mintage is set at 350,000. That's less than 40,000 coins to go for a complete sellout.

Which modern coins are the hottest right now? No doubt that the 2008 Gold Buffaloes have been real winners this year, as their price has increased dramatically. To see how much the coins have increased in price, read the "Gold Buffaloes on Fire" article in this issue.

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Same Date, Different Type Part III
By Mike Sherman

In our last installment, we reviewed the 19th century mid-year type changovers in the copper and nickel series. This week, we'll take a look at the occurrences of coins of the same denomination and date, but of a different type, in the silver series during the 19th century.

The transition to Gobrecht's Liberty Seated design from 1837 to 1839 resulted in four instances where the nation's circulating coinage featured mid-year changeovers in type. The Seated Liberty design originally appeared on the pattern dollars of 1836, but due to the relatively large quantities struck (for a pattern) that coin is often collected as a type coin along with the regular issues.

The half dime and dime were first to make the transition, and in 1837, both the Capped Bust and the Seated Liberty designs (without stars) were issued. Read More...

1861-D Gold Dollar - Produced by the Confederate States of America
By Jaime Hernandez

Every day, we spend (and sometimes collect) coins that help us relive American history. Decades ago, it was still possible to collect significant treasures from circulating coins. Over 100 years ago, the 1861-D Gold Dollar also circulated through our monetary system. Today, this coin is an important part of American history.

The 1861-D Gold Dollar is the only regular-issue U.S. coin whose entire mintage was produced by the Confederate States of America. The compelling history behind the 1861-D Dollar has inspired many Gold Dollar specialists and collectors because of the intriguing story and harsh era in which the 1861-D Gold Dollars were produced. Read More...

2008-W Gold Buffaloes on Fire

On July 22, 2008 the U.S. Mint offered Uncirculated and Proof Fractional Gold Buffaloes for the first time ever. And since their introduction, the coins have proved to be a huge success. As of April 2010, the coins have increased in price dramatically. The following information lists the Mint Issue prices, Current Wholesale Market Values and the percentage increase of each coin. Read More...
The legendary Ship of Gold exhibit visits Long Beach, bound next for the ANA Show in Boston.
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PCGS CoinFacts™ - 1825/4 $5 (Regular Strike)

Since the launch of the new PCGS CoinFacts, we have been hard at work updating and expanding the site's information. Here's another recent example:

David Akers (1975/88): For many years, the 1825/4 was considered to be unique, the lone specimen being the coin in the Louis Eliasberg Collection. Mr. Eliasberg obtained the coin when he bought the extensive John Clapp Collection in the early 1940s for more than $100,000 (an extraordinary price at the time since the entire Dunham Sale in 1941 realized only $83,000). Prior to being in the Clapp Collection, the coin had been sold at the George Earle Sale in 1912 and before that at the 1875 Cohen Sale. Read More...

Join PCGS at the Following Shows:

Central States Numismatic Society 71st Anniversary Convention 4/28/2010 - 5/1/2010 Milwaukee, WI
PCGS Members Only Show 5/13/2010 - 5/15/2010 Las Vegas, NV
Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expos 6/3/2010 - 6/5/2010 Long Beach, CA
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