|eCollector - Aug. 27, 2002 | Vol. 3 Number 18|
Market Expansion Touches all Corners as Rare Coins Continue to be in High Demand
Stewart Blay - The Number One Current Indian Cents Circulation Strikes (1859-1909)
Buffalo nickels (CS and PR), Walking Liberty half dollars (CS and PR), and Indian cents Basic Set (CS) have all been weighted. Coming up are the Indian cents with Varieties (CS) and the Indian cent Proof sets. We have also begun adding Proof year sets. New on the Registry are 1936-1942 Proof sets. Previews of proposed weighting are posted for at least a week on the Set Registry News page prior to actually making the changes. This is allowing registrants time to review the changes and submit feedback. Your opinion counts, so please let us hear from you before we add weighting to the sets.
Fun, informative, and sometimes controversial, the PCGS Set Registry Messageboard remains the number one coin forum on the Internet. 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.
Building an Indian cents 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 1,000 dealers in the PCGS Authorized Dealer listings.
Grading Mint State Indian Cents
What is an Indian Head cent? Find out in Lingo, the PCGS dictionary of numismatic definitions. Click here for Lingo.
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Question: How rare is the 1839/6 overdate cent? What are the typical grades to expect? I have been looking for an Extremely Fine piece for some time without success.
Answer: We estimate that perhaps 200 to 400 are known. Most are in grades such as VG, Fine, and VF. EF coins are in the distinct minority, and the number of pieces we have seen better than this can be counted on the fingers of one hand. Probably VF is a realistic goal, and even a piece in that grade will not be at all easy to find.
-- Q. David Bowers, Bowers and Merena Galleries
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The next Bowers and Merena Rarities Sale will take place September 22 in Beverly Hills, but online pre-sale bidding is underway right now! This Rarities Sale features a remarkable selection of choice pieces. From the collection of Dr. Lawrence Cookson comes what might well be called the definitive collection of 1913-1938 Buffalo nickels, plus other treasures. Also included are some highly important early dimes from the Jason Lindsay Collection. Numerous rare silver and gold pieces, including a previously unlisted gold pattern coin, are to be offered, and there are many more highlights as well. The September Rarities Sale is not to be missed! Click here to bid!
SEE PCGS AT LONG BEACH IN SEPTEMBER!
Long Beach Coin and Collectibles Exposition
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, September 25*, through 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 28. Show Service coins will be returned to you at the show. All other PCGS-graded coins will be mailed to you following the show
*Wednesday, September 25 is Dealer Set Up Day. We'll be accepting submissions from 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. on September 25. Check with the show promoter for access to the facility.
Long Beach Coin and Collectibles Exposition Show Hours are as follows:
For more information about PCGS grading at the show, call 800-447-8848.
For more information about the Long Beach Coin and Collectibles Exposition, call 805-962-9939 or go to www.longbeachshow.com.
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