eCollector - May 4, 2007 | Vol. 7 Number 7 



PCGS Opens German Coin Set Registry
The rapid growth of the popular PCGS Set Registry program continues with the opening on Friday, May 4, of a new registry section for German coins. Click here to read more.

Eliasberg 1913 Liberty Nickel, PCGS PR-66, Sold for $5 Million
An unnamed California collector has paid $5 million for the Eliasberg specimen 1913 Liberty Head nickel, a record price for the coin and the second highest price ever paid for any rare coin. Click here to read more.

PCGS Set Registry(SM) Spotlight

PCGS Currency Set Registry Now Online!
The eagerly-anticipated PCGS Currency Set Registry (patent pending) is now online. Your interest in numismatics might also include currency collecting. We’ve launched the currency registry with four initial categories: Large Size Type Notes, Small Size Type Notes, Fractional Currency and Military Payment Certificates (MPCs). We also have a Collector’s Showcase section, and we’ll be adding exciting, additional categories in the near future.

Like the PCGS Set Registry, the software program includes the following features:

  • Track your entire PCGS Currency-graded inventory
  • See all the sets that are available to add with your inventory
  • Easily upload images of your notes
  • Automatically load new inventory into the sets you have started
  • Ability to easily add a note to multiple sets
  • Manage your cost, prices and source
  • Find out how your set rating would change using the “What If?” feature
  • Ability to comment on other members' sets

In addition to the many benefits of set registration, you are also entitled to free submissions and pedigree services.

Click here to visit the PCGS Currency Set Registry. For additional information, call toll-free (800) 447-8848 and ask for the Set Registry Customer Service Department.

Building a Liberty Head Nickel Set? Work with any of our PCGS Authorized Dealers at

What is a "carbon spot"?
Find out in Lingo, the PCGS dictionary of numismatic definitions. Click here for Lingo.


What percentage of your collection consists of United States coins?

  1. 100%
  2. Over 50%
  3. Under 50%
  4. None

Click here to answer. Results will be posted in the next eCollector.

Results from last survey: 49% answered that they have not seen a copy of the PCGS Rare Coin Market Report. Click here for a complete breakdown.

Subscribe to the online PCGS Population ReportSM for as little as $4.95 a month!
Get the latest census data on all coins graded by PCGS -- updated weekly! Click here to subscribe.

Our Readers Ask

Question: Does PCGS use separate graders for matte proof and business strike Lincoln Cents?

Answer: All of the PCGS graders are qualified to authenticate, evaluate, and grade any matte proof, brilliant proof, or business strike Lincoln Cent.

Do you have a question you would like to ask our experts? Click here.
Or, visit the PCGS messageboards, the most active coin forums online.

Join the PCGS Collectors Club... Enjoy the Benefits!
If you love collecting coins, the PCGS Collectors Club is for you. Members enjoy direct access to all PCGS grading services, complimentary PCGS gradings and a wealth of essential information. Joining is quick and easy. Just click here or call PCGS Customer Service at 800-447-8848. Do it today!


Quarterly Collectors Club Grading Special
This quarter began on April 1, but we're not going to fool around with this Quarterly Special. For the next three months, we'll accept the following firsts from the 20th century:
  • 1909 Lincoln Head Cents (1909, 1909-VDB, 1909-S, 1909-S VDB)
  • 1913 Buffalo Nickels (1913 Type 1 and 1913 Type 2)
  • 1916 Mercury Head Dimes (1916, 1916-D, 1916-S)
  • 1916 Standing Liberty Quarter
  • 1916 Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916, 1916-D, 1916-S)
  • 1921 Peace Dollar

This offer is valid for all Collectors Club members.
Current Approximate
Turnaround Times
as of 5/4/2007:

Economy: 25 business days.
Modern: 20 business days.
World Economy: 25 business days.

CCE Collector's Corner
Current listings:
108,494 items, valued at $35,969,431.
Collectors Corner(SM) is The Rare Coin Marketplace to buy directly from the world's top dealers.

CCE will be attending these coin shows in 2007:
May 9-12: Central States 68th Anniversary CSNS Convention, St. Louis, MO
May 31 - June 2: Long Beach Coin Expo, Long Beach, CA
Jun. 29 - Jul. 1: Baltimore Coin and Currency, Baltimore, MD
Aug. 8-12: ANA World's Fair of Money, Milwaukee, WI

Register to win a FREE certified coin from the CCE Collector's Corner(SM)!

  • One NEW certified coin is awarded each month
  • No purchase necessary -- limit one registration per day
  • Click here to view the coin and register!
  • Important Show Updates!

    Central States Numismatic Society Convention

    America's Center
    701 Convention Plaza
    St. Louis MO 63101

    May 9 - 13, 2007

    Show Info:
    For more information regarding the Central States Numismatic Society Convention, click here.

    For more information on PCGS's list of services please contact customer service at 800-447-8848.

    PCGS will be offering on-site grading.

    Check with a PCGS Representatives for Show Service submission schedule and turnaround times.

    PCGS will have representatives available to answer questions and accept all other submission levels.

    Show Service turnaround is not guaranteed.

    PCGS Public Friday

    Collectors Universe
    1921 E. Alton Ave.
    Santa Ana, CA 92705

    May 25, 2007

    Show Info:
    For more information on PCGS Public Friday, visit

    For more information PCGS's list of services, please contact customer service at 800-447-8848

    PCGS representatives will be available to answer all your questions and accept submissions for all levels of service.

    Public Hours:
    10am - 4pm

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