January 19, 2010 | Vol. 10 Number 2
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Coin Market and the Economy Paint Two Different Pictures
By Jaime Hernandez, eCollector Editor

The FUN show just concluded and it is always a good indicator of the current state of the coin market. The sales rate at some of the major auctions was really good and many coins exceeded expectations. This included three coins that sold for well over a million dollars. Dealers reported a lot of buying and selling activity, and it was a very good show for most.

If you look at the big economic picture, most major markets are struggling. It doesn't really matter where you turn, most businesses and individuals are confronted with declining revenues, and people are more cautious about how they spend their money. In the coin market, the picture is much, much different. Whether they are coins priced at $100 or coins priced at a million dollars or more, they all seem to be selling well for the most part and collectors and dealers seem very confident in spending money on coins.

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Coin Auction Highlights from the FUN Show

As mentioned in our opening article, three coins sold for over $1 million at the January FUN Show. Click here to view auction highlights and prices of some of the leading coins.

PCGS PhotogradeTM Goes Mobile
By Mike Sherman

Ever since Martin Brown and John Dunn published the first coin grading book in 1958, collectors have sought a portable and effective tool to help them grade their coins. At last, technology has come to the rescue with the release of PCGS PhotogradeTM, a recent addition to Apple's App Store. Read More...

PCGS Million Dollar Coin Club

Although most collectors and dealers may never personally own a seven-figure numismatic rarity, enjoying and learning about them is easy and fun with the launch of the PCGS Million Dollar Coin ClubTM, a free reference guide available from Professional Coin Grading Service.

The "club" presently consists of 210 United States rare coins that have sold at auction for $1 million or more, or would sell for that much if offered, according to the expert opinions of five well-known professional numismatists. The list will be updated four times a year. Read More...

1787 $15 Brasher Doubloon on PCGSCoinFacts.com

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

David Hall: There are seven known Brasher Doubloons. Six have the initials "EB" punched on the eagle's wing and one has the "EB" punched on the eagle's breast. This unique coin pedigrees to the Bushnell and Garrett collections. When it sold at the March, 1981 Garrett auction it was called "VF" and it brought $625,000. It subsequently sold in a January, 2005 Heritage auction for $2,990,000 where it was called "EF45." It has since been graded by PCGS and we think the coin is nicer than that. It's close enough to mint state for our grade to be "AU50." View Brasher Doubloons on PCGS CoinFacts.
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1936 Canadian Cent PCGS MS66RD Sells for $402,500
By Rockie Herrera

A 1936 Canadian George V Dot Cent graded PCGS MS66 Red recently sold for a record price of $402,500. This specimen was previously purchased for $230,000 by The Sid and Alicia Belzberg Collection of Canadian Coinage in 2003.

In 1937, during the delay in the preparation of new obverses in London, the Royal Canadian Mint was forced to strike from the 1936 dies. Read More...

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2008-W Proof Buffalo Sets Increase in Price – Four Fold!
By Jaime Hernandez

In 2008, the U.S. Mint offered fractional Gold Buffaloes for the first time ever. The fractional Gold Buffalo denominations included $5, $10 and $25 coins, and the one-ounce $50 Gold Buffaloes continued to be offered. Read More...

2010 PCGS Shows

To view a list of all coin shows PCGS will be attending in 2010, click here.
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