eCollector - May 29, 2008 | Vol. 8 Number 3 



Interview with Jack Beymer

"Cheerios" Sacagawea Dollar Found Without Enhanced Tail Feathers Design
As part of an effort in 1999 to promote the new Sacagawea dollars, General Mills scattered 5,500 specially packaged, 2000-dated Sacagawea dollars among 10 million boxes of Cheerios cereal. Five years later, it was discovered that the so-called "Cheerios" dollars were actually from a different reverse die type. Some experts consider these pattern coins; others have called them "Reverse of 1999." Click here for more details.
PCGS Set Registry(SM) Spotlight

Murphy's Sacagawea Complete Variety Set- The Number One Finest Sacagawea Dollars Complete Variety Set, Circulation Strikes (2000-present)

With the recent addition of the Sacagawea Complete Variety set to the Registry, it did not take this collector long to get to the top spot. The majority of this set contains a large number of "Top Pops" leaving very little room for improvement. Included in these “Top Pops” is the rare ‘Cheerios’ dollar. Most of this set is also imaged for all to view. With a weighted grade point average of 68.18, this set will be hard to beat as it gets close the finest possible of 68.36. This is definitely a set to keep an eye on. Click here to view. Congratulations!

Sacagawea Dollars Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (2000-present) PLP Family Trust Sacagawea Basic Set
Sacagawea Dollars with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (2000-present) CGC
Sacagawea Dollars Complete Variety Set, Circulation Strikes (2000-present) Murphy's Sacagawea Complete Variety Set

Ashmore's Original Hot Lips Grading Set on Display in Long Beach
Be sure to visit the Long Beach Coin & Collectibles show to see the only complete PCGS grading set of "Hot Lips". This 21-coin set will be on display, courtesy of Ash Harrison, from 5-29 to 5-31. This grading set contains examples from Poor-1 to Mint State-61 of the very popular "Hot Lips" variety, VAM 4.
Click here to view this one-of-a-kind set. For more information about the Long Beach show, click here.

New set composites recently added to the Registry:

  • Victoria Sovereign Complete Mintmark Set, Circulation Strikes (1838-1901)
  • Victoria Half-Sovereign Complete Mintmark Set, Circulation Strikes (1838-1901)

Have Fun with Your Paper Money
The new PCGS Currency Set Registry is now online. Click here to start building your sets!

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Building a Liberty Buffalo Nickel Set? Visit some of the most knowledgeable and reputable dealers in the world here

What is "Burnishing"? Click here PCGS Glossary.


In the next two to three months, the U.S. Mint will be offering Mint State and Proof Fractional Gold Buffalo coins. Will you be ordering any of these coins?

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Results from last survey: 47% answered they collect both - Classic coins (before 1965) and Modern Coins (1965 and after). Click here for a complete breakdown.

Our Readers Ask
Question of the Week
Will PCGS recognize the Cheerios cent if it is inside the original Cheerios packaging?
Yes. PCGS will recognize and attribute Cheerios cents if the coins are in the original and un-tampered packaging. In order to receive this designation, you may send the coin in under Variety Attribution and our graders will remove the coin from the packaging. Our graders will then assign the coin with a numerical grade and add the "Cheerios" designation on the PCGS holder insert.

To learn more about Variety Attribution and find out which varieties PCGS will recognize, visit our Variety Attribution Listings at

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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!


FREE Quarterly PCGS Collectors Club Submission Special
(April 1- June 30, 2008)

The Olympics are coming! To celebrate this world-famous sporting event, PCGS will accept any US or World coin that features an Olympic theme for this quarter's PCGS Collectors Club Submission Special.

Examples include:
Germany 1972 10 Mark commemorative coins
USA 1983 Los Angeles Olympiad commemorative coins
Japan 1964 Olympic 1000 Yen
Many, many more

Certified Coin Exchange Collector's Corner(SM) "Where the Dealers gain their competitive edge" with over 450 active dealers doing business every day. To join CCE, click here.
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Collectors Corner Launches Sports Card Marketplace

Beginning May 6, Collectors Corner is expanding to include PSA-certified sports and non-sports trading cards. (more...)

CCE will be attending these Coin Shows in 2008:
May 29-31: Long Beach Coin Expo, Long Beach, CA
Jun 25-28: Summer FUN Show, West Palm Beach, FL
July 3 -Aug 3: PNG & ANA World's Fair of Money, Baltimore, MD

Current listings: 33,293 items, valued at $34,899,680

1941-D 10C PCGS MS-66 FB
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