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Tips on Using CoinFacts #7 - The Best “Collection” Ever Assembled

Quick... name the best collection of coins ever assembled.

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For completeness, you might think of the Eliasberg collection of U.S. coins, the only complete set ever assembled. For specialty collections, you might name the Simpson Collection of $10 Liberty and $10 Indian gold coins, or the Coronet Collection of Silver Dollars, or the "Ted" Naftzger, Dan Holmes, and Walt Husak collections of Large Cents. Plus, there are many other collections, perhaps too numerous to mention, that could be added to this list.

What if you could combine all these collections into one? Well, that is exactly what we've done with PCGS CoinFacts, where we have put together the finest collection of images ever assembled, representing some of the most incredible, rare, and valuable coins.

PCGS CoinFacts is structured so that up to three images are shown of each coin (if available). The largest and most prominent image also happens to be the coin with the highest grade (in some cases, we have multiple examples representing the finest grade). In addition, there are many images on PCGS CoinFacts of coins that have never appeared at auction or on the market, and that are only available to our subscribers.

Sure, we can't all afford a 1913 Liberty Nickel or an 1804 Silver Dollar, so being able to view high-quality images of them is the next best thing.

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Recently, we hunted down an image of the DuPont specimen of the Brasher Doubloon, a multi-million dollar coin with just a little bit of mystery and intrigue surrounding it. The last time this coin had been imaged was in the 1990s, when our friend Tom Mulvaney made a special trip just to photograph this singular rarity. You can read Tom's story at http://www.pcgscoinfacts.com/Coin/Detail/487. Tom and Coin World were kind enough to allow us to place images of this coin on PCGS CoinFacts. To our knowledge, this is the highest-quality image of this coin available anywhere. This is just one example of our commitment to building the best numismatic resource on the Web.

So, the next time you think of the finest collection ever assembled, think of PCGS CoinFacts. In the meantime, take a journey through the site and enjoy what you see, knowing that tomorrow it will be even better.

Ron Guth is President of PCGS CoinFacts. He has been active as a coin collector, dealer, writer and auctioneer since his introduction to numismatics in 1964.
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