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November 4, 2014 | Vol 14 Issue 22     

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From Don's Desk

Auctions have become an increasingly popular source of new coins. There are several auction firms these days and the stream of collections and coins that are coming through them seems to be endless. Auctions have changed dramatically over the past decade. Technology has had a major impact on auction sales. Take a look at this week’s video for some observations about today’s auction market.

Don Willis
President, PCGS

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Tough Times for the Precious Metals Markets
by Mike Sherman

Gold and silver have been hammered badly over the past several days. It’s times like these that test the resolve of the "hard money" crowd, so what’s the best advice?

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Live Long and Prosper
by Ron Guth

In 1911, Byron N. Rooks wrote a letter to B. Max Mehl, expressing that he "Live long and prosper." Any fan of the popular TV series, Star Trek, will recognize that phrase immediately as Mr. Spock’s Vulcan greeting. How did Mr. Spock know about what Mr. Rooks wrote in 1911?

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PCGS CoinFacts – Barber Quarter

Charles E. Barber’s Liberty Head motif, commonly referred to as the "Barber" style, was used on quarter dollars from 1892 through 1916. The obverse motif of Miss Liberty is similar to that found on the dime and half dollar and features her facing to the right, her hair in a Phrygian cap, wearing a laurel wreath with LIBERTY on a small band above her forehead.

The date collector will have their work cut out for them, as the 1901-S quarter is a major 20th century rarity. The 1896-S and 1913-S are also keys to this series, and costly in any grade.

Reprinted with permission from "United States Coins by Design Types – An Action Guide for the Collector and Investor" by Q. David Bowers.

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PCGS Coin Search Now Features Images
by John Nelson

Images will appear next to coin listings during searches, making it even easier to find the right coins quickly. As more images are added, coverage results will get better and better.

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries Announces New Date for New York Americana Showcase and Rarities Night Auction

A great event for all collectors of American Coinage, the New York Americana Showcase and Rarities Night Auction has featured some of the greatest rarities in all of numismatics, including a 1794 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar, realized over $10 million.
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