January 4, 2011 | Vol. 11 Number 1
PCGS
Collectors Club Price Guide PCGS CoinFacts Services Set RegistrySM
Nearly 2 Million Coin Prices Realized
By Jaime Hernandez

It's a new year and we hope all of you had a great 2010. It's now 2011 and the coin market continues to be very exciting. One of the tools I really enjoy using is the Auction Prices Realized from all the different auction companies listed in one place, now including eBay Completed Listings for PCGS and NGC coins.

At PCGS, we now have coin prices realized from all major auction companies in one place, including over 30,000 eBay Completed Sales from 2010 and going forward. This is just one of several new features that we have implemented on PCGSCoinFacts.com.

We now have over 1.8 million Coin Prices Realized from more than 35 different auction companies. To see the list of companies we currently track sales for, go to our featured article titled "1.8 Million Coin Prices Realized - From 35 Auction Companies." What are you waiting for? Give PCGS CoinFacts a try and let us know what you think of this feature.

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1.8 Million Coin Prices Realized - From 35 Auction Companies
By Jaime Hernandez

In the following chart, you will see a list of more than 35 different auction companies that have sold or are currently selling coins. This list gives you the number of sales that each auction company has had. Then the number of individual lots it has sold. Finally, the total value of the coins sold. All of these auction companies track the prices that coins have realized at auction but finding the information from every site can very time-consuming. We've been tracking the sales history from various auction companies for many years and you will even be able to see prices realized from auction firms that do not exist anymore.

On the Auction Prices Realized section of our site, we have combined prices realized from more than 35 auction companies, so you can find all the coins ordered by PCGS Number. So, if you're trying to find out what the last 1909-S VDB Lincoln cent sold for, just enter in the PCGS Coin Number for that coin. In this instance, key in Coin #2426 and it will give you all the sales for this coin from all 35 different auction companies that have sold this coin. Read More...

PCGS CoinFacts 1936 50C Delaware (Regular Strike) PCGS #: 9301

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

David Hall: The Delaware commemorative half was struck to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the Swedish colonists landing in Delaware, an event that took place in 1638. Strangely, the Delaware commemoratives were dated 1936, struck in 1937, and sold in 1938. The original issue price was $1.75. Delaware coins were widely available in the numismatic marketplace throughout the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. Today, Delaware coins are moderately scarce. Read More...

Join PCGS at the Following Shows:

A new year means another busy year of traveling for PCGS. Join us and submit your coins directly to PCGS at the following upcoming shows. We look forward to seeing you this year. For a more detailed list of shows, click click here.
FUN Show January 6-9, 2011 Tampa, FL
NYINC January 7-9, 2011 New York, NY
Long Beach Coin, Stamp and Collectibles Expo February 3-5, 2011 Long Beach, CA
Martin Logies and Don Willis discuss the complete Cardinal Collection Large Cent date set at the ANA.
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The Eliasberg Collection
By David Hall

Louis Eliasberg (1896-1976) was a Baltimore financier who avidly collected coins from 1925 until 1976. His goal was to assemble a complete collection of United States regular-issue coins. He accomplished this monumental feat by 1950, by purchasing the last gold coin he needed (1841 $2 1/2) in 1949 and the last silver coin he needed (1873-CC No Arrows dime) in 1950. From 1950 until his death in 1976, he concentrated on keeping his collection current, adding a few better-condition pieces, and sharing his collection with the numismatic community through various exhibitions. He was even featured in an article in LIFE magazine. Read More...

The 2001 Commemorative Buffalo Dollars
By Jaime Hernandez

On June 7, 2001 the U.S. Mint made the 2001-D Buffalo Commemorative Dollars available to the public for the first time. Immediately upon the first day of sales, the U.S. Mint was flooded with phone calls, and collectors who were unable to get through the phone lines and ended up purchasing the coins in the aftermarket at a very high premium. Read More...
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