November 20, 2012 | Vol. 12 Number 24
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Our Free Coin Giveaway is Back!

In this issue we are giving away a FREE Proof Boy Scouts Silver Dollar in a Special PCGS Holder. Open this email in the next eCollector in the first week of December to see if you are the lucky winner. Also we enhanced the eZine layout and are adding news headlines, analysis and more articles. Tell us how you like it.

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The 1866 Nickel with Rays on PCGSCoinFacts

In 1866, the U.S. government introduced a new 5 Cent piece made of nickel as an alternative for the silver Half Dime. The two coins were issued side-by-side through 1873, after which the Half Dime was discontinued and the "Nickel" became the coin of the land. The new metal, because it was so hard, made it difficult to strike the coins, and the dies suffered frequent cracking.

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Marking the Centennial of an American Legend
By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker
It's hard to believe that it's been 100 years since the Indian Head (or Buffalo) nickel first appeared.
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PCGS Set Registry™ Introduces My CoinFacts
By BJ Searls
We have exciting news! PCGS CoinFacts™, the world's most accurate and robust numismatic encyclopedia for all U.S. Coins, is now available to you through your Set Registry.
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Tips from the Grading Room
By Mike Sherman
Strike or Wear?

One of the most difficult nuances in grading high-grade coins is detecting the difference in a weak strike, and light wear.
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The Best Coin Research Tool Available...Anywhere
By Trista King
CoinFacts available for only $99? Yes, you've read the promotion correct. PCGS has dropped the price of an annual recurring subscription to only $99.
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Legend-Morphy's Las Vegas Auction Highlights- December 13, 2012
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What's More Important... Mintage or Survival Rates?
By Jaime Hernandez
For years, mintage figures have always played an important role in coin collecting. However, one more important factor besides mintages that many collectors tend to ignore is... survival rates.

What are Survival Rates? Survival rate are an estimate of the number of coins believed to exist for any particular issue.
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Visit PCGS at the Following Shows:
Submit your coins directly to PCGS at one of the following upcoming shows:

Money Show of the Southwest 11/29/2012- 12/01/2012 George R. Brown Convention Center (Houston TX, U.S.A.)
PCGS Members Only Show 12/12/2012- 12/15/2012 The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas (Las Vegas NV, U.S.A.)
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