August 14, 2012 | Vol. 12 Number 17
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The ANA Show & Market Headlines
By Jaime Hernandez

The ANA Show just concluded. It was a great show, two different coins sold for over $1 million dollars. The ANA put on a great show and also had some great displays. Not to mention, the U.S. Mint and the Bureau of Engraving were also at the show and proved to be very popular amongst collectors.

In this week's eZine we posted some links to some recent Market Headlines, make sure you check some of the stories out. Also, we added the Mint's latest sales figures. We also have a World Coin Update on ongoing projects at PCGS. And finally, we have been continuously posting a Survey of Guess the Grade at the lower right hand corner of this page. If you haven't tried it yet, give it a try and see how your grading skills are compared to other subscribers.

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Market Headlines
By Jaime Hernandez

1873-CC Liberty Seated Dime Fetches $1.84 Million at Auction

1907 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Sells for $1,057,500. at Auction

Blink! U.S. Debt Just Grew by $11 Trillion

Statehood Quarter/Dollar Mule Sets Record Price of $155,250. at Auction

U.S. Mint Reopens Public Tours with $3.9 Million improvements

2012 Proof Platinum Eagles Available by U.S. Mint - Starting August 09, 2012

2012 Lucy Hayes Uncirculated Spouse Coin Sold Out

Acadia National Park Quarters with "S" Mint Mark Issued by U.S. Mint

Coin & Currency Set Issued by U.S. Mint ($1 Pr. Silver Eagle and $5 Note)

Perth Mint Issues Ingenious Map Shaped Coins

Baseball Hall of Fame Coin Signed into Law

Mint Sales Figures (as of 8/06/2012) Courtesy of U.S. Mint

*NLA = No Longer Available

ACADIA CULTURE QUARTER BAGS & ROLLS

100-coin bag (P)

2,746

100-coin bag (D)

2,662

Two-Roll Set (80 coin) (P&D)

18,710

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World Coin Update
By Mike Sherman

Work continues at a good pace on our World Coin project. Since our last report two months ago, we have finished Mexico, added Switzerland and Korea, and are currently working on Russia. When Russia is completed next month, it will be the 13th country we have added to our Population Report menu. Better yet, by certified coin count, we will have accounted for 86% of the World Coins we have graded since 1987. Next on the agenda will be the coins of the Philippines, Netherlands and Greece bringing our total indexed count to nearly 90%. Read More...

1992-P Close AM Lincoln Cent Sells for $24,056
By Jaime Hernandez

A collector recently discovered a 20 year old Lincoln Cent that had a very scarce variety on the reverse design of the coin. Due to the rarity of this specific variety the coin went from being worth exactly 1 cent to over $20,000. The coin, was none other than a 1992-P Lincoln cent with a Reverse design of 1993. As soon as the collector recognized this variety on his Lincoln cent, he sent the coin PCGS to be certified and in the end, we graded it PCGS MS67 Red. The collector then put the coin up at auction on eBay, at a starting bid of 99 cents.

The major difference between a 1992-P Close AM variety and a Wide AM variety is on the Lincoln cents reverse design. On the word "AMERICA" either the two letters "AM" of "AMERICA" are almost touching or are separated from one another, also referred to as a "Close AM" or "Wide AM" variety. In 1992, the Mint produced over 4.6 billion Lincoln cents for circulation with a P mint mark. The Mint also produced over 4.4 billion Lincoln cents with a D mint mark for circulation. Read More...
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NEW From PCGS: Put Two Coins in One Holder
By PCGS Staff

PCGS is pleased to introduce a versatile holder especially handy for any collector who would like to showcase coins in pairs. It can be used to holder any two standard-sized coins you choose, whether it's a two-coin set like the San Francisco 75th Anniversary coins or two coins that are completely different. It's available at no extra charge vs. two standard holders.

For questions on how to submit and request this new holder, please contact Customer Service at (800) 447-8848 or [email protected].

Hall, Hendrickson and Kosoff Now in PCGS CoinFacts™ Coin Dealer Hall of Fame

(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) - The PCGS CoinFacts™ Coin Dealer Hall of Fame has inducted three more renowned members: David Hall, Leon Hendrickson and the late Abe Kosoff. There are now 12 members enshrined since the honor was established in 2010 by the Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com).

"The Hall of Fame was created to recognize outstanding dealers, past and present, who have made the most significant contributions to numismatics and who have handled great coins and great collections," said PCGS President Don Willis. Read More...

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