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PCGS Newsletter
November 15, 2016
 
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In this issue:
 
  Seventy at Seventy
 
  Setting Collecting Goals — Quality Vs. Cost
 
  This is Why Graders Need to Watch Coins Closely
 
  Survey: What’s your numismatic reference book of choice?
 
 
 
Seventy at Seventy
by Mike Sherman

You may not know it, but the Red Book, aka the coin collector’s bible, is soon turning 70. To pay homage to the revered reference book, Director of Education Mike Sherman chose 70 U.S. coins and tracked them at 10-year intervals with the book, from 1947’s first edition to the 2017 edition, and will chronicle his findings in an ongoing series.

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Legend Numismatics $1 1841 PCGS PR63 EX Starr-Kauffman

No exact mintage, but it is estimated that only 6-12 coins were ever minted. It is so rare that after 30+ years of operations, PCGS has graded only this coin and the PR64 that Legend sold for six figures last year. This incredible, ultra rare gem is being offered at only $69,500. View this coin and more NEWPs.

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Setting Collecting Goals — Quality Vs. Cost
by Ron Guth

Decision-making is an integral part of collecting coins. What series should I collect? What’s my budget? PCGS CoinFacts President Ron Guth offers a bit of guidance for collectors facing these questions, but stresses that there is no right or wrong answer.

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Final Days to Bid! Legend Auctions’ November Session ends Thursday, November 17

This Mercury Dime is a firecracker! Bold satin frost is blisteringly bright with razor sharp details. Legend Auctions offers this and other spectacular coins in its November Session, which closes this Thursday.

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This is Why Graders Need to Watch Coins Closely
by Jaime Hernandez

Sometimes coin graders get the occasional surprise. In this case, that surprise came in the form of a coin that wasn’t a coin at all. Here’s a look back on why graders should always keep close "watch" of coins

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Last issue's winner of a PCGS Polo Shirt: Benjamin Wu
 
 
 

NEW IMAGES: PCGS #7252 (MS) 1898 $1
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NEW NARRATIVES: Jaime Hernandez wrote about 1975-S 5C
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NEW CENSUS: Condition Census for 1817 50C
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