April 9, 2013 | Vol. 13 Number 8
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Franklin Half Dollar In this week's Survey Question we ask, "Do You Collect Anything Else Besides Coins?" If so, let us know what else you collect and we will post your replies in the next issue.

Also, as usual we are giving away a FREE Benjamin Franklin Scientist Proof Commemorative Silver Dollar in a Special PCGS Holder with a retail value of $75 to one of our readers. The winner is Eric Silcher from New Jersey. 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 eCollector 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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article 01 image Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) is making it easier than ever to determine the current values of United States coins with the new PCGS Price Guide App. It's available free from Apple at the App StoreSM (www.itunes.com/apps/PriceGuide) and can be conveniently used with any iPhone®, iPad® or iPod®. The application instantly provides over 150,000 listings for current values of PCGS-certified coins. "This is the best coin pricing application in the world, and it is absolutely free," said Don Willis, President of PCGS, a division of Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT).

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So-Called Dollars of the World’s Columbian Exposition

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker

article 02 imageThe classic commemorative period began in 1892 with a Congressional Act authorizing the production of specially-designed half dollars made up in the likeness of Christopher Columbus, to be sold at $1 a piece with the proceeds going to help fund the World’s Columbian Exposition, a World’s Fair held in Chicago, Illinois. Wyckoff, Seamans, and Benedict, manufacturers of Remington typewriters, publicly offered $10,000 for the first coin struck.

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Auction Prices Realized

By Ron Guth

Collectors rely on numerous resources to determine the value of their coins, two of which are built and maintained by PCGS. One is the PCGS Price Guide; the other is Auction Prices Realized (APR). APR is a listing of the results from auction sales of individual coins by all the big auction houses, plus online venues such as eBay. As of this writing, the APR contains the sale records for a whopping 2,511,544 coins. No one else has an archive this large or this comprehensive.

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The European Influence on United States Coinage

By Jeremy Katz

borderThe design of early American coinage reflected a strong European influence, but helped America loosen political and cultural ties with Europe, dating from the colonial era, through nationalistic displays and uniquely American portrayals. First settled by the British well over a century before independence was declared, America had a strong bond with Europe, especially Britain.

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A Discussion of Five Mints

By Q. David Bowers

article 05 imageMorgan dollars were struck at the Philadelphia Mint continuously from 1878 through 1904, and again in 1921. In addition to many millions of business strikes, Proofs were produced each year 1878 through 1904, typically in the range of about 800 to 1,000 pieces annually.

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