May 07, 2013 | Vol. 13 Number 10
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Coin Facts
Survival Estimate in All Grades: 100
Survival Estimate in MS60 or Better: 0
Numismatic Rarity: R-8.0
Condition Census: PCGS AU55
Price in in AU55: $42,000
Population in AU55: 1/0

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Start Planning for the Next Long Beach Expo - June 6-8, 2013

article 01 image 300 of the world’s most important dealers bring their great coins, currency, stamps, sports cards and other collectibles to every Long Beach Expo. Chances are you will find the collectible you are looking for at the Long Beach Expo. For coin collectors, whether your taste is for vintage U.S. coins, moderns, World coins, even ancients, you will have a host of dealers to choose from before you make your selections. Sports card, autograph, memorabilia and stamp collectors will also not be disappointed!

Read more! border Don’t Underestimate the Importance of the State Quarter Program
By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker

article 02 imageWhile the pomp and circumstance surrounding the 50 State Quarters program is behind us, no program during our lifetimes will have a bigger impact on American coin collecting.

Read more! The 1968 No “S” Proof Dime
By Jaime Hernandez

article 03 imageThe 1968-S Proof Dime is the first date for the Roosevelt Dime Proofs where a coin was missing the "S" mint mark. There are other coins that are lacking a mint mark but these are usually a result of over polishing or grease filled dies.

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

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The Dubious Mint Marks
By Mike Sargent

borderIn this article, we will look at a few examples of added mint marks. Added mint marks are commonplace with several series of U.S. coins. The easiest way to distinguish between genuine and added mint marks is to know the subtle nuances of an original coin.

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Submit your coins directly to PCGS at one of the following upcoming shows:

In 2013, PCGS will host seven shows in Las Vegas. 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

05/09/2013 - 05/11/2013
(Submissions Only)
New Orleans
05/15/2013 - 05/18/2013 Las Vegas
06/06/2013 - 06/08/2013 Long Beach

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