April 23, 2013 | Vol. 13 Number 9
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Franklin Half Dollar We are giving away a FREE Uncirculated Morgan Silver dollar in a special PCGS holder to one of our readers (retail value of $75). The Winner is Brennan Fife from Minnesota! If you are the winner, please send us an email to claim your prize. All winners must be an active PCGS eCollector subscriber.

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The 1995-W Proof Silver Eagle has the lowest mintage in the entire Proof Silver Eagle series. The coin was only offered in a 10th Anniversary special five-piece coin set. Each set contained a $5, $10, $25 and $50 Proof Gold Eagle from 1995.

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Swiss Shooting Thalers
By BJ Searls

article 01 image The federal state of Switzerland is divided into Swiss cantons, or member states. In the 1800s and early 1900s, these cantons held Shooting Festivals, or “free shoots” tournaments. Originally, these festivals were fundraisers to aid the widows and orphans of the soldiers who had fallen in defense of their country. Shooting halls were erected and prizes were awarded to the sharp shooters...

Read more! border PCGS to Expand Collector Education Program for June Long Beach
By Mike Sherman

In February, PCGS inaugurated its Collector Education Program at the Long Beach Coin and Stamp Exposition by offering its first grading course. Attended by a full house of 30 collectors, the course received excellent reviews from those who enrolled...

Read more! So-Called Dollars Commemorating the Corps of Discovery (1903-1905)
By Charles Morgan

article 03 imageTwo expositions of national importance marked the centennial of the Corps of Discovery. The first was the famous St. Louis World’s Fair, officially known as the Louisiana Purchase Exposition. This event was second only to the World’s Columbian Exposition, held a decade earlier, in scope and importance for Middle America...

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David Hall Rare Coin Market Report
Weekly Coin Market Commentary
by David Hall

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Readers Responses, Do You Collect Anything Else Besides Coins?
By Jaime Hernandez

borderIn last week's survey we asked our readers "Do you collect anything besides coins?" We had numerous responses, so a big thanks to all who responded...

Read more! border Submit your coins directly to PCGS at one of the following upcoming shows:

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

Upcoming PCGS Shows

04/24/2013 - 04/27/2013 Schaumburg, Il
05/09/2013 - 05/11/2013 New Orleans
05/15/2013 - 05/18/2013 Las Vegas

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