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August 12, 2014 | Vol 14 Issue 16     

Collectors Club Submit Coins Price Guide Set Registry® PCGS CoinFacts
From Don's Desk

In this issue’s video I do a quick overview of the various submission services that PCGS offers. It can get confusing when you consider all the options each service provides. Never hesitate to contact our excellent Customer Service group at 800-447-8848 with any questions you may have. Additionally, we announce a Crossover Special for the September Long Beach show. This popular special is available only for coins submitted at the show. See the video for more details or contact customer service. [eCollector hint: If you cannot attend the show you can send your crossovers to the office for submission at the show.]

Don Willis
President, PCGS

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Show Calendar

PCGS Members Only Show
Las Vegas, NV
August 20-23, 2014

Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Show
Long Beach, CA
September 4-6, 2014

PCGS Members Only Show
Las Vegas, NV
October 1-4, 2014

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Registry Displays and the Awards Luncheon Recap from the 2014 Summer ANA
by BJ Searls

Every year PCGS holds an awards luncheon at the ANA World’s Fair of Money. This year’s luncheon was held on Friday, August 8th. 160 guests were in attendance along with notables from the numismatic community. Set Registry Director BJ Searls recaps the action from the luncheon, as well as the positive response to the two Set Registry displays that were showcased at the ANA.

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Using the PCGS Set Registry to Track Your Coin Collection
by John Nelson

A PCGS.com feature you may not have seen, especially if you aren’t participating in the PCGS Set Registry, is that you can use the Set Registry to keep track of all of the PCGS coins you’ve had graded. This doesn’t require creating any Set Registry sets and is available to all PCGS members. PCGS Director of Application Development, John Nelson, explains this useful function in detail.

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PCGS CoinFacts: Flying Eagle Cents

Small Cent collecting is enjoyed by perhaps more coin collectors than any other field of coins other than Morgan silver dollars. Most are easy to find and, with the exception of some key dates, values are generally modest. Small Cents begin with the Flying Eagle Cents of 1856 to 1858, a short but surprisingly challenging series.

Small Cents are a transition in several respects. Large Cents were still struck through 1857 and the metal composition of the Flying Eagle Cents is not the same as what was used on later issues. Even the thickness and weight of our smaller 1-Cent coin has changed since the first ones appeared. The Large Cent was increasingly unpopular by the 1840s and since the denomination was not legal tender (only silver and gold coins were legal tender in the United States), many merchants and banks refused to accept the coins. Others accepted the Large Cents at deep discounts. What was worse, by 1851, it was costing the Mint $1.06 to strike a Dollar’s worth of 1-Cent coins.

Get detailed coin information, pricing, population reporting, auction prices realized, rarity and survival estimates and condition census on Flying Eagle Cents with a free trial to PCGS CoinFacts.

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PCGS to Offer On-Site Crossover Special at Long Beach Expo

PCGS will offer a special opportunity for "crossover" service at the September 4-6, 2014 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo. The usual Crossover grading fee will be waived on coins submitted at the show that do not crossover into PCGS holders.

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PCGS Certifies First Proof Gold Kennedy Half Dollars

PCGS certified the first half dozen dual-dated 1964-2014 proof gold Kennedy half dollars sold on the opening morning of the American Numismatic Association 2014 Chicago World’s Fair of Money. The first four were each graded PCGS PR70 DCAM, and the other two were graded PCGS PR69 DCAM.

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