February 12, 2013 | Vol. 13 Number 4
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Franklin Half Dollar

We are giving away a FREE Proof Franklin Half Dollar in a Special PCGS Holder with a Retail value of $75 to one of our readers. The Winner is Thomas Rollins for California. If you are the winner please send us an email to claim your prize. All winners need to be active PCGS eZine eCollector subscriber to be eligible for the prize drawing. The winner needs to claim their prize through email or by calling PCGS no later than 30 days from the date in which you were notified by PCGS or forfeit.

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Survey Question

A 1794 Dollar graded PCGS SP66 Sold for a record 10,106,875 U.S. Dollars earlier this month. When do you think any other U.S. coin will sell for over 10 million Dollars?

A: Sometime in 2013
B: 2013-2015
C: 2016-2020
D: After 2021


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The 1876-CC Liberty Twenty Cents on PCGS CoinFacts

Coin Facts 1913 Liberty Nickel

An estimated 12-20 1876-CC Twenty Cents are known today. Most of the surviving examples are in Uncirculated condition, leading some experts to believe that they were specimens set aside for the annual assay.


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If Money Were No Object

By C. David Eagle

http://www.pcgs.com/ezine/images/2013-02-12/article 01 image This article was submitted to us by David Eagle in response to the previous eZine Survey Question. The interpretations and conclusions expressed in this article do not necessarily represent the views of PCGS or its employees.

On January 29 (of this year, 2013) I received Volume 13 #3 of the PCGS email newsletter. In it there was a survey that asked "If Money Wasn't an Issue, Which Coin Would You Rather Own?" I went to answer, and then was stymied, because I didn't want any of the "coins" listed, at any price.

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Confederate Coinage: A Short-lived Dream

By Vanashree Samant

The South had always seen itself as a unique region of the United States because it possessed the "peculiar institution" of slavery, around which its society and economy had developed.

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The Franklin Half Dollar

By Tom LaMarre

"One of this country's beloved immortals, Benjamin Franklin, is being brought out of honored retirement to play a prominent new role in the drama of everyday life," the Treasury Department said January 6, 1948.

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David Hall Rare Coin Market Report
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The Destruction of Mint Sets May Lead to a Modern Awakening

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker

article 04 image Let's face it, folks. As long as there are cheap mint sets at hand, the perception that an endless hoard of modern coins waits to be sprung on collectors at a moment's notice will never leave us. And when I say modern coins, know that I'm referring specifically to business strikes.

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2013 PCGS Members Only Shows

In 2013, PCGS will host seven shows in Las Vegas, NV. The host hotel will be either Bellagio or The Venetian|The Palazzo. Review the dates now to see which shows you will attend.

2/27/2013 - 03/02/2013 Las Vegas, NV
03/14/2013 - 03/16/2013 Baltmore, MD
04/10/2013 - 04/13/2013 Las Vegas, NV

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