March 26, 2013 | Vol. 13 Number 7
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Franklin Half Dollar We are giving away a FREE Columbus Proof Commemorative Silver Dollar in a Special PCGS Holder with a Retail value of $75 to one of our readers. The Winner is Martin Bell from New York. If you are the winner please send us an email to claim your prize. All winners need to have an active subscription to the PCGS eZine Collector to be eligible for the prize drawing. The winner needs to claim their prize through email or by calling PCGS no later than 30 days from the date in which you were notified by PCGS or forfeit the prize.

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Legend Numismatics

Is Coin Collecting Ready
for Prime Time?

By Phil Arnold

I have to admit that I don’t really watch much television anymore. In fact I cancelled my cable subscription years ago and have relied on Internet streaming since then. However, this doesn’t make me immune to the deluge of reality shows that pervade the airwaves. Programs such as Ice Road Truckers, Pawn Stars, Toddlers in Tiaras, Jersey Shore, Storage Wars, and Duck Dynasty cover a huge range of, um, “interesting” topics that you can spend a weekend “binge-watching” if one were so inclined. Not that I ever have or would…
Okay, that was a lie.

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Innovation Continues at the RCM

By BJ Searls
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Every year about this time, I begin adding modern world coins from the previous year to the set composites in the PCGS Set Registry. I’m working on 2012 coinage now. One would think this would be a somewhat easy process, and for some countries, it is. Not so with Canadian coins. For a number of years, the Royal Canadian Mint has produced large numbers of commemorative issues.

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The 2001 Commemorative Buffalo Dollars

By Jaime Hernandez

border On June 7, 2001 the U.S. Mint made the 2001-D Buffalo Commemorative Dollars available to the public for the first time. Immediately upon the first day of sales, the U.S. Mint was flooded with phone calls, and collectors who were unable to get through the phone lines had no choice but to purchase the coins in the aftermarket at a very high premium.

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David Hall Rare Coin Market Report
Highlights from Legend-Morphy’s
April 11 Regency Auction

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A Quick Look at Silver-Clad Kennedy Half Dollar Circulation Strikes

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker

article 04 imageTalk about an under-appreciated series. The silver-clad Kennedy half dollar has always played second fiddle to its one-off 1964 and 1964-D 90% silver counterparts.

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Submit your coins directly to PCGS
at one of the following upcoming shows:

In 2013, PCGS will host seven shows in Las Vegas, NV. The host hotel will be either Bellagio or The Venetian|ThePalazzo. Review the dates now to see which shows you will attend.

04/10/2013 - 04/13/2013 Las Vegas, NV
04/24/2013 - 04/27/2013 Schaumburg, Il
05/09/2013 - 05/11/2013 New Orleans, LA

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Vegas bound: Legend-Morphy’s Regency Auction III slated for April 11 at PCGS Members Only Show

Headliners: Gerry Forsythe Mercury Dime Duplicate Collection, Marshall CC Morgan Dollar Collection

LAS VEGAS – The Legend-Morphy team is once again off to Las Vegas to conduct a world-class rare coin auction in association with the PCGS Members Only Show.

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