August 28, 2012 | Vol. 12 Number 19
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ANA Scale
By Jaime Hernandez

The ANA show is similar to when someone gets on a weight scale for the first time after exercising and dieting for months.

In this case, the scale was the most recent ANA Coin Show that just took place earlier this month in Philadelphia, where most of the major dealers and collectors bought and sold coins.

Well, the numbers are in, and overall, the Coin Market is in really great health. It ran a very long marathon and it has the strength to run another one.

The major auctions sold well over $69 million worth of coins. And even after the marathon (or the auctions), was over several more millions of dollars were still being traded at the show by both collectors and dealers.

So, the market is definitely healthy and collectors and dealers are very confident in spending their money on coins. Expect to see coins selling for strong prices in the months ahead.

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Coin Market Headlines
By Jaime Hernandez

StacksBowers Realizes $41 Million at ANA Auction
Earlier this month sold over $41 million at the ANA convention held in Philadelphia. Stacks Bowers Galleries also offered a Complete Set of Carson City coinage at auction.

Heritage Realizes $27.5 Million at ANA Auction
At the ANA Philadelphia Show which took place earlier this month, Heritage Galleries also had an impressive sale realizing over $27.5 million at auction.

Benjamin Harrison Presidential Dollars Released
On Thursday, August 16, 2012 the U.S. Mint officially released the 2012 circulation strike $1 Benjamin Harrison Presidential Dollar coins. Read More...

Legend Morphy Auctions - Official Auctioneer of PCGS Members Only Shows
By PCGS Staff

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) and Legend-Morphy Rare Coin Auctions today announced that Legend-Morphy Auctions has become the official auctioneer for all PCGS Members Only shows. Legend-Morphy will be holding one auction per quarter in conjunction with a PCGS show. Each auction will be limited to 500 coins and will feature a select group of hand-picked rarities. These Legend-Morphy auctions promise to be an exclusive event and should attract a wide audience of collectors.

"We're thrilled to be working with PCGS to develop an exclusive auction concept," said Laura Sperber, President of Legend. "From the start LM Auctions set out to be different. The PCGS venue provides the ultimate showcase and resources for us to do so," Sperber added. Read More...

PCGS Improves Online Submission Form
By Trista King

PCGS recently launched a new and improved Online Submission Center. The minute you login, you can see several new features. My personal favorite, an enhanced search engine available for listing coin descriptions (including PCGS coin number). If you have yet to utilize the new online submission process, I highly recommend you take a few moments. What better way to save precious time? @*

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Headline-Making E98 "Baseball Cards From The Attic" on Display at September 2012 Long Beach Expo
By Jaime Hernandez

(Long Beach, California) - Some of the century-old rare, series E98 baseball cards that recently generated national headlines - the treasure trove of 1910-era cards discovered in an Ohio house attic - will be publicly exhibited for the first time on the West Coast at the Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo ( The show is open to the public in the Long Beach, California Convention Center, 100 S. Pine Ave., September 6 - 8, 2012.

"Among the Hall of Fame players whose cards will be exhibited courtesy of Heritage Auctions ( are Ty Cobb, Cy Young and Honus Wagner," said Cassi East, Long Beach Expo President. Read More...
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U.S. Mint Latest Sales Figures
Courtesy of U.S. Mint

Mint Statistics (as of 8/20/2012)


100-coin bag (P) 2,818
100-coin bag (D) 2,746
Two-Roll Set (80 coin) (P&D) 19,267

Walker Showdown, 1910 Matte Proof Gold Headline September 2012 Long Beach Expo

(Long Beach, California) - The two finest collections of circulation strike Walking Liberty half dollars in the PCGS Set RegistrySM and the only known complete set of 1910 matte proof U.S. gold coins will be displayed at the Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo (, September 6 - 8, 2012. The show will be open to the public in the Long Beach, California Convention Center, 100 S. Pine Ave. Read More...

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