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February 24, 2015 | Vol 15 Issue 4

The Sesquicentennial of One of America’s Most Forgotten Coins
by Mike Sherman

2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the Three Cent Nickel Piece. The coin was designed by James Longacre and featured the head of Liberty in a simple cornet and ribbon, and a large Roman numeral III on the reverse surrounded by a laurel wreath similar to that seen on the copper nickel cent of 1859.

Numismatic Expert Mike Sherman sheds light on the origin of the Three Cent Nickel and factors that led to its demise.


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Time is Running Out for TrueView Specials
by Phil Arnold

Our team here at PCGS Studios have been feverishly working on the influx of submissions due to two quarterly specials. A lot of you are taking advantage of the free TrueViews on the first five coins submitted this quarter, and the Registry Set special for half-off TrueViews with reholder submissions. Time is running out on these special offers, so make sure you take advantage by March 31st.


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David Hall’s Rare Coin Market Report

Gold and silver issues drop – how much did it affect the value of your collection? David Hall also reveals what he thinks is one of the best things that PCGS has brought to market.


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