August 30, 2011 | Vol. 11 Number 18
PCGS
Collectors Club Price Guide PCGS CoinFacts Services Set RegistrySM
PCGS Mobile CoinFacts Now Available
By Don Willis

The recent ANA World's Fair of Money is now fading into our memory. What a show it was! With over 500 tables and the largest bourse floor that I have ever seen for a U.S. coin show, it was quite a production.

Attendance seemed to be very strong as the acres of aisles and tables were filled with throngs of visitors for the show's duration. If you can only attend one show a year, the ANA summer show is the one to attend. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time if you want to visit most of the dealers!

The show was memorable for PCGS as we introduced PCGS Mobile CoinFacts. I met with dozens of collectors and dealers who were enthusiastically taking advantage of our free trial offer. We have developed a new instructional video describing how to use PCGS Mobile CoinFacts. You will find the video included in this e-zine as well as on the PCGS.com website. Check it out and you will be impressed!

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The Carson City Mint
By Sarah McCurdy

Although the Carson City Mint coined only gold and silver from 1870 to 1893, it has left American numismatics with a rich legacy. Most of its coins are scarce to rare, and some of them are extreme rarities. Others, such as the silver dollars of 1882-84, have survived in vast numbers for reasons that have nothing to do with their original mintage figures. Read More...

PCGS CoinFacts 1873 1C Double LIBERTY, BN (Regular Strike)

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

Jaime Hernandez: The 1873 Double Liberty Indian Cent is considered to be very scarce. There are approximately 300 examples known in all grades combined. About 90% of them are in circulated grades. From the coins that still exist in uncirculated grades, most of them are in MS63 - MS64 condition. Read More...

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Will the Lincoln Cent Survive?
By Richard Giedroyc

The U.S. cent has come under fire a number of times in its long history due to rising production costs. The Mint makes money for the government through a term called seignorage, the difference between the cost of striking a coin and its face value. The government will be quickly looking to either substitute the metal composition in it for something less expensive or to stop production entirely. Read More...

Modern Coins - Getting the Respect they Really Deserve
By Jaime Hernandez

A 1975 Proof No S Dime just sold recently for $349,600. As far as I am aware, this is the highest price paid at auction for any U.S. coin struck after 1964. Before the sale took place, it was difficult to determine what this coin was really worth or to determine what someone was willing to pay for it. Read More...
PCGS Mobile CoinFacts is the hottest transaction tool in numismatics. Don Willis demonstrates. Watch video!
Upcoming PCGS Highlights at
Long Beach Show


PCGS TrueView Imaging Specials
PCGS will be offering two specials for our on-site TrueView imaging service.

TrueView $15 + Grading fee
TrueView $20 + Reholder fee

PCGS to Display Spectacular #1 Barber Halves Set at
Long Beach

The number one collection in the PCGS Set RegistrySM of Barber half dollars with major varieties (circulation strikes, 1892 - 1915) will be displayed at the PCGS booth, #807, at the Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo. This will be the second time the collection has ever been publicly exhibited. Read More...

Visit PCGS at These Upcoming Numismatic Conventions:

PCGS Members Only Show September 28-October 1, 2011 Las Vegas, NV
ANA National Money Show October 13-15, 2011 Pittsburgh, PA
Silver Dollar and Rare Coin Expo October 20-22, 2011 St. Charles, MO


For a complete list of all shows PCGS is attending in 2011, click here.
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