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July 29, 2014 | Vol 14 Issue 15     

Collectors Club Submit Coins Price Guide Set Registry® PCGS CoinFacts
From Don's Desk

PCGS loves our Registry members! We are only a couple weeks away from the big ANA summer show and of course our annual PCGS Registry luncheon. We look forward to this chance to meet with so many of the Registry participants, to listen to their suggestions and to share new and upcoming developments at PCGS. Of course we also enjoy recognizing some of the top Registry Set collections and honoring the collectors that put them together. It’s a fun time for all. We hope to see you in Chicago!


Don Willis
President, PCGS

PS: During the ANA, check out the two Set Registry displays at our Booth (#701). Click on the icons above for info.
 
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Show Calendar

PNG/ANA Numismatic Trade Show
Rosemont, IL
August 2-4, 2014

ANA World’s Fair of Money
Rosemont, IL
August 5-9, 2014

PCGS Members Only Show
Las Vegas, NV
August 20-23, 2014

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A History of Major U.S. Hoards: The Randall Hoard
by Mike Sherman

In the second installment our of Major U.S. Hoards series, PCGS Director of Education Mike Sherman reviews the Randall Hoard, which consisted of uncirculated large cents from the years 1816 through 1820. When and where was it discovered and how many total are estimated? Read on to find out.

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A Look at Supply and Demand
by Ron Guth, Numismatist of the Year

How greatly does supply and demand in the coin market affect the everyday coin collector? And how can the average collector, who is sitting at home after a long day at work, ever be able to identify underpriced and overpriced coins? After all, the market action is happening on bourse floors and in auctions on a daily basis. Ron Guth gives some suggestions to the average collector looking to buy and sell at the right time.

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PCGS CoinFacts: Indian Head Cents

Indian Head Cents replaced the Flying Eagle Cent in 1859. The obverse depiction of a putative American Indian is actually a head of Liberty with an Indian chief’s headdress.

In 1860, the wreath was altered and a small shield was added to the top of the reverse. From 1859-1864, the cents were made of a mixture of copper-nickel. The planchets were thick and the color was much lighter than the dark copper of Large Cents.

In 1864, partly in response to the privately issued Civil War tokens, the weight of the Indian cent was reduced and the metal composition reverted to bronze, a nearly pure copper alloy. Key dates in this series include 1877, 1908-S (shown), and 1909-S.

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Gladiators – Let the Games Begin!
by Jaime Hernandez

Many collectors recognize coins as windows into the past. This is particularly apt when discussing ancient coins. PCGS Price Guide Editor Jaime Hernandez looks at two coins that reveal the glamor and fame of the true superstars of ancient Rome – The Gladiators.

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Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ First Solo Sale Excites

Legend Rare Coin Auctions wrapped up The Regency Auction VIII in Las Vegas recently, their first since parting ways with Morphy Auctions. Veteran auctioneer Brad Karloff joined the Legend Auctions team for the first time, calling 232 lots in just under two hours. A packed house battled with enthusiastic phone and internet bidders, with buyers taking home nearly all of the Regency offering.

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