June 19, 2012 | Vol. 12 Number 13
Collectors Club Price Guide PCGS CoinFacts Services Set RegistrySM
Guess the Price...win a MS65 St. Gaudens
By Jaime Hernandez

Guess the price for the (1907) Ultra High Relief in PCGS PR69 and Win a PCGS MS65 $20 Saint Gaudens!

Next Friday (June 29) one of the world's greatest coins will sell at the Stacks Bowers Baltimore auction...the 1907 Ultra High Relief $20 St. Gaudens, this one graded PR69 by PCGS.

This is a Guess The Price contest.

Post your guess of the final price (what the buyer pays including the buyer's premium) on this thread. Person with the closest guess to final price will get a MS65 $20 St. Gaudens as a prize from PCGS!!!!!

Good luck with your guesses...have fun with your coins!

Only one guess per person please!
eCollector Subscribers: WIN a Free Coin!
(For eCollector Subscribers only)

In each issue of eCollector, we randomly draw a name from our subscribers.

The winner in this issue will receive an Uncirculated Kennedy Half Dollar in a special PCGS holder indicating eCollector issue #95. Check the next issue to see if you won. Good luck!

Last week's winner was Todd Shmigalsky. Congratulations Todd! Please send an email to [email protected] to claim your prize.

View list of all past winners.

Offer good while supplies last, and may be altered or cancelled by PCGS at any time.
Extremely Rare Ultra High Relief Double Eagle to be Sold at The Stack's Bowers Galleries June Baltimore Auction Solo Finest Certified in PCGS PR69
By Stacks Bowers

IRVINE, Calif. - Stack's Bowers Galleries, the Official Auctioneer of the Whitman Coins and Collectible Expo in Baltimore, is proud to present the blockbuster MCMVII (1907) Ultra High Relief Saint-Gaudens double eagle offered as lot 4438. The coin is the single finest certified example of the type in the absolutely stunning grade of Proof-69 (PCGS); no examples have been graded finer than this coin at either of the major grading services. Read More...

July PCGS Members Only Show
By Trista King

Join us at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas for the July PCGS Members Only Show. Only a few days remain to lock in a reduced room rate. Reservations or changes after June 26, 2012 are subject to prevailing rate.

PCGS Members Only Show dates are July 18-21, 2012. Additional details may be located on the PCGS Show Schedule.

We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas!

If you have any questions regarding upcoming shows, contact PCGS Customer Service at [email protected].

To join the Collectors Club, visit www.pcgs.com/join/.

The Value of Friendship
By Phil Arnold

When I was a boy I once tried my hand at baseball card collecting, but the fact that I couldn't hit a baseball to save my life soured me on the whole thing. I once gave stamp collecting a go, but the fact that the neighborhood kleptomaniac was also an avid stamp collector made me reconsider philately. Ah, but coin collecting, the hobby of kings, that's where I found excitement, passion and, perhaps most importantly, friendship.

But let's be honest, coin collecting is not exactly a hobby that exemplifies the vim and vigor of youth. You don't exactly tell the girl who has a crush on you in middle school that you're a coin collector. Especially not in the absurdly shy and awkward way I did, anyway. Read More...

The 1855 Wass, Molitor & Co. $50 Gold Piece

Since the launch of PCGS CoinFacts,™ we have been hard at work updating and expanding the site's information. Here's another recent example:

Ron Guth: The 1855 Wass, Molitor & Co. $50 is the largest of the coins made by the firm, and it is generally considered to be the only $50 denomination issued by a private firm that actually circulated (those of other firms, such as Kellogg & Co. never circulated or were made for presentation purposes). This issue is quite scarce, especially in high grades. The PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census drops all the way down to AU-50 and includes only two examples in Mint State. Read More...
Grant Campbell from Dalton Gold and Silver Exchange talks with PCGS about the coins he specializes in. Watch video!
1964-D Peace Dollars - Readers Responses

Yes I know a man that had a 64 d peace dollar his dads best friend worked at the mint he bought 4 coins at the time he said the mint ask for coins back he gave 4 coins but smiled when he said they might have not been 64 d that was org sold the coins are in a vault the coins are in the orig packing with the receipt form the mint were they we're bought I have seen the receipt not the coins he always smiles when I ask him about the coins he said they might turn up on day??

David P.

Yes, I DO believe at least a few 1964-D examples DO in fact exist. Back in 1986 when I lived in Wyoming at the time, I was an avid collector of Peace Dollars. I one night upon conservation with an elderly gentleman, he told me he did have 2 examples of this said coin in question.

2012-S Silver Eagle Two Coin Sets
By Jaime Hernandez

The U.S. Mint began sales of the 2012 San Francisco Two Coin Silver Eagle Set earlier this month. Rather that setting a maximum mintage for the set, the Mint is taking orders for the coins from June 07 to July 05, 2012, in order to satisfy customers demand.

The Mint is offering the coins through this new method in hopes of giving all customers an opportunity to order the sets. In previous sales of Silver Eagle Sets, customers were dissatisfied with the Mint because they were unable to order a set. Read More...
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