Market Report

Demand for High Quality Coins Continues as Market Maintains Strength
Dealers show concern that lack of fresh material may lead to market slowdown. Learn all about the "box theory" and remember who told you! Low pop Barber coinage in great demand along with beautifully toned type coins and commems. Bowers & Merena sale of the Lucien M. LaRiviere Cabinet is great success. Kingswood "Durham" sale offers a bevy of beauties.
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The Expert's Corner

The Susan B. Anthony Mini-Dollar
Unique because of its size, the Susan B. Anthony dollar was a circulation failure. There was confusion because the size was too similar to a quarter. To add fuel to the fire, the dollar was perceived to have less purchasing power due to a general resentment against the current administration.
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Search for your favorite PCGS Authorized Dealer by specialty. Looking for Susan B. Anthony Dollars? Go to the Authorized Dealer link on the PCGS website and click on Modern Coins in specialties. Looking for dealers with internet sites? Click on the Internet sites link in services. Search for more than a 1,000 dealers in the PCGS Authorized Dealer listings.

Set Registry Spotlight

3-Way Tie for Proof Susan B. Anthony Sets!
There are 22 sets listed, but three have achieved the status of being tied for number one with six Proof-70 Deep Cameo coins. Congratulations to Dennis Doeppenschmidt, EBL III Collection, and Wayne F. Whippo for achieving perfection!

The PCGS Set RegistryTM is a work in progress with new sets continually being added. New to the Registry are Half Cents, Large Cents, Flying Eagle Cents, CC Morgan Dollars, and eight different California Gold Sets. If you'd like to see a set added, please send your suggestion to [email protected].

How does your set stack up? The Set Registry has hundreds of sets registered with new sets being added every day. Click here to visit the Set Registry.

Our Readers Ask

Question: I was wondering if the paper used to wrap the state quarter rolls being shipped directly from the mint will harm the coins over a long period of time as paper tends to do. Is it recommended to leave them in the original wrap or remove them to a more secure environment such as an airtite holder?

Answer:I would recommend moving them into hard plastic tubes if you are wanting to continue storing them in roll form. Keep in mind, though, that many a beautifully toned coin occurred because the coins were kept in paper rolls.
--Rick Montgomery, PCGS

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Lyn Knight Currency Auctions "The Long Beach Sale" available now for online bidding until May 31st. A live floor auction commences June 1-2, in Long Beach, California.

Lot viewing will be available at the Long Beach Show during show hours (see schedule below). To order your catalogue and receive more information call 877-472-7489.

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Kingswood Coin Auctions "Durham Sale" is online now at the Bowers and Merena Galleries website. Click here to bid!

This auction culminates with a live telephone auction on June 7, 2001. Don't miss this opportunity to bid on your favorite collector coins all graded by PCGS. Bid on the Internet or by email, mail, fax, or telephone. Call toll-free for more information: 1-800-458-4646.

Lot viewing will be available at the Long Beach Show during show hours (see schedule below).


PCGS will be offering on-site grading service at the following show scheduled for late May, early June:
Long Beach Coin and Collectibles Exposition
Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA
May 30 - June 2, 2001

Take advantage of PCGS' Show Service!

  • Special Show Service -- $60 per coin valued at $1,500 or less
  • Standard Show Service -- $100 per coin Coins may be submitted to all other PCGS grading levels at the show.

    Have your coins graded by PCGS and save on one-way postage! You may submit your coins at the show to all PCGS grading service levels. Submissions will be accepted from Wednesday, May 30*, through 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 2. Your PCGS-graded coins will be mailed to you following the show.

    Wednesday, May 30 is Dealer Set Up Day. We'll be accepting submissions from 2 p.m. - 8 p.m. on May 30. Check with the show promoter for access to the facility.

    Long Beach Coin and Collectibles Exposition Show Hours are as follows:

    Date Dealer schedule Public schedule
    Wed. 5/30 (Set up) 2 p.m. - 7 p.m.  
    Thur. 5/31 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. 10am - 6:30 p.m.
    Fri. 6/1 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. 10am - 6:30 p.m.
    Sat. 6/2 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. 10am - 6:30 p.m.

    For more information about PCGS grading at the show, call

    For more information about the Long Beach Coin and Collectibles Exposition, call 805-962-9939 or go to


    With the June 1st deadline rapidly approaching, there are only a few days left to submit your essay. If you are a numismatist in high school, PCGS invites you to write an essay on the history of the rare coin market, any indvidual U.S. coin series, or a coin variety or group of varieties. The first place winner receives a $5,000 scholarship! Click here for details about this exciting contest.

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