March 12, 2013 | Vol. 13 Number 6
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Franklin Half Dollar

We are giving away a FREE Uncirculated Morgan Silver Dollar in a Special PCGS Holder with a Retail value of $75 to one of our readers. The Winner is Scott Jacobs from 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 the prize.

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Coin FactsThe 1831 Half Dime has a hefty mintage of over 1.2 million pieces, and, like most dates of this type, it is easy to locate in just about any condition, including Mint State.

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Some of the First Coins Struck in American Soil

By Jaime Hernandez

article 01 image In the early 1600’s most of the American colonies were ruled by England. This included Massachusetts Bay, a colony established in 1628 encompassing a large area of modern-day Boston and extending all the way to Salem, Massachusetts. At the time of origin, this new region was largely influenced by Puritan religious leaders.

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Modern Commemoratives Won’t Always Be Vanilla

By Charles Morgan
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Maybe we all have it wrong. We so take for granted the level of craftsmanship and quality that is possible with the production of modern commemorative and bullion coins that we start to believe that if you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all.

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Tips on Using PCGS CoinFacts

By Ron Guth

Each page of PCGS Coinfacts was designed to show the best condition examples of a particular coin in descending grade order. Because there are only three spots on each page, lots of images are hidden in the background. But, that doesn’t mean they can’t be seen. There’s a nifty link on each page on the left side, just above the primary image, titled “View All Coin Images”.

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Whatever Happened to... the Half Dollar?

By Mike Sherman

article 04 imageAs a kid, I remember spending half dollars. Walkers and Franklins were seen in commerce regularly, and it was quite a useful coin. Yes, it was a little large, but still fit comfortably in a pocket.

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Upcoming PCGS 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.

3/14/2013 - 03/16/2013 Baltmore, MD
04/10/2013 - 04/13/2013 Las Vegas, NV
04/24/2013 - 04/27/2013 Schaumburg, Il

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