Market Report

Gold, PCGS Set Registry Coins are Focal Points of Continually Strong Market
Demand for gold coins in all price ranges continues, including the five-figure rarities. Gold seen as safe haven for accumulated wealth in uncertain times. PCGS Set Registry coins are on fire. Heritage to offer Part One of Casper collection. Tree Many Feathers and Flannagan sale to be held in conjunction with Baltimore show.
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Set Registry Spotlight

Richard - Indian Cents, Mint State (1859-1909)
The Number One Finest Set of All Time

With the exception of the copper-nickel coinage, Richard's set is 100% full Red, giving this set the distinction of being the only completely full Red Indian Head set in the registry. The key date, 1877, is MS65. The tough early dates, 1867-73, are all MS65 except for a MS64 1871. This beautiful set is amazing yet Richard vows to improve upon it over time. To view this set, click here.

Show off your coins! The Set Registry now has 1,557 sets registered with new sets being added every day. Click here to visit the Set Registry.

Get involved with other collectors who are currently participating in the Set Registry program or are just beginning. Click here to chat on the Set Registry Messageboard.

The PCGS Set RegistryTM is a work in progress. If you have any suggestions or comments please email [email protected].

Search for your favorite PCGS Authorized Dealer by specialty. Building a Mint State Indian cent set? Go to the Authorized Dealer link on PCGS and click on Small Cents 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.

The Expert's Corner

1859-1909 Indian Cents
First struck for circulation in 1859, the Indian cent design was immediately popular. There are three major styles and well as an assortment of varieties to make this series highly desirable and favorite with collectors.
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Collector's Survey

You have decided to build a superb quality set of Indian cents. Price is not an object, so your only decisions involve strategy. How would you go about it?

  1. A beautiful set in which every coin is a circulation strike in the finest possible grade in full Mint Red.
  2. A set of circulation strikes in the finest numerical grade regardless of the color. For instance, you'd rather have an MS67RB than an MS66RD.
  3. A gorgeous set of Proofs with every coin exhibiting full Red color in the highest possible grade.
  4. A magnificent set of Proofs with the highest possible grade regardless of the color. A Proof 67RB is chosen over a Proof 66RD.
  5. A mixture of Proofs and circulation strikes, going for the rarities (such as the 1864-L in Proof) and the condition rarities (such as the 1867 in MS66RD).

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Results from last survey: 35% answered they'd like to see the Full Flame designation on the Roosevelt dimes. Click here for a complete breakdown.

What is a Brown, Red Brown, and Red coin? Find out in Lingo, the PCGS dictionary of numismatic definitions. Click here for Lingo.

Subscribe to the online PCGS Population Report for as little as $4.95 a month! Updated weekly, get the latest census data on all coins graded by PCGS. Click here to get a free peek at the population statistics for Indian Head Cents.

Our Readers Ask

Question: Have you ever seen a 1955 Doubled Die cent you would describe as prooflike? I had just a phone call from someone who claimed Harry Lessin had dozens of prooflike specimens in the early 1960s. Your help is appreciated.

Answer: These coins came with lustrous, frosty surfaces, never with even a hint of prooflike character. The late Harry Lessin, whose estate collection we handled a number of years back, was one of the earliest people interested in this variety, and he squirreled away quite a few of them-with great financial results!
-- Q. David Bowers, Bowers and Merena Galleries

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Lyn Knight's Baltimore Sale offers great selection
This sale features the Allan Teal collection of Delaware and Daryl Crotts collection of Rhode Island notes. These may be small states in terms of land area but in terms of Nationals, they are mighty. Every item in this sale has a color image online. Online bidding ends November 29th followed by a live floor auction on December 1st in Baltimore, Md. To order a catalog or to call for more information about this sale, please call 800-243-5211. Click here to bid now.

Bidding is currently available online for the Tree Many Feathers Collection. Tree Many Feathers is the Indian name of Richard Mataisz, whose contribution to this sale centers on his important collection of United States pattern coins, focused on high-grade examples of the rare and popular issues of 1879, and Saint-Gaudens double eagles. This sale will also bring to auction many other diverse properties from additional consignors including a large selection of high-grade double eagles and silver dollars. You can browse and bid on this auction online until November 26th. For more information about this incredible auction, please call 800-458-4646.

at the Suburban Washington/Baltimore Show!

Suburban Washington/Baltimore Coin & Currency Convention
Baltimore Convention Center
1 W. Pratt Street, Hall E
Baltimore, MD
November 29 - December 1

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 Thursday, November 29th through 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 1. Your PCGS-graded coins will be mailed to you following the show.

*Thursday, November 29th is Dealer Set Up Day. We'll be accepting submissions from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on November 29. Check with the show promoter for access to the facility.

Suburban Washington/Baltimore Coin & Currency Convention are as follows:
Dealer schedule Public schedule
*Thur. 11/29 (Set up) 9 a.m. -7 p.m.  
Fri. 11/30 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Fri. 11/30 10am - 6:30 p.m.
Sat. 12/1 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Sat. 12/1 10am - 6:30 p.m.

For more information about PCGS grading at the show, call 800-447-8848.

For more information about the Suburban Washington/Baltimore Coin & Currency Convention, call 301-424-1876.


47th Annual Florida United Numismatists Convention & Show
Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL
January 10 - 13, 2002

Long Beach Coin and Collectible Exposition
Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA
February 21 - 24, 2002

ANA National Money Show
Jacksonville Convention Center, Jacksonville, FL
March 7 - 9, 2002

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