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June 2, 2015 | Vol 15 Issue 11
Dear Collector,
Two weeks ago, I introduced the next generation PCGS holder and it was very well received. Today I’d like to answer some of the questions that were asked about testing, materials, and combatting counterfeiters.
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  In This Issue

Traditional vs. Modern Research
by Ron Guth

Over the years, Proof 1836 Reeded Edge Half Dollars have either been listed along with the regular issue Reeded Edge series, or they were designated as Judd-57 patterns. The application was inconsistent and may have been driven by market forces – the designation worth the most was often the one that was chosen.

New research suggests strongly that 1836 Reeded Edge Half Dollars were not patterns, but regular issues...

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1849 Half Cent

Very high end Proof Half Cent from the Missouri Cabinet Auction. Only two graded by PCGS of the 12 coins minted.

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The PCGS Periodic Table of U.S. Coins
by Phil Arnold

Numismatics is such a dense tapestry of facts and figures, that to an outsider it can seem overwhelming and impenetrable. But what if there were a way to condense some of this information into one easy reference? See for yourself...

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Coronet Collection of Morgan Dollars
by Legend Rare Coin Auctions

The upcoming auction offers one of the all-time greatest Morgan Dollar sets ever assembled. This 1878 8TF Morgan Dollar is graded PCGS MS67 from the Coronet Collection.

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1937-D Three Legged Buffalo: A Closer Look at a Classic Collectible Coin
by PCGS CoinFacts

It is arguably the classic Buffalo nickel. This is an excessively polished die variety with the front leg of the Buffalo missing, though interestingly, the hoof shows.

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PCGS Set Registry Spotlight
Pogue Collection

Draped Bust $5 Gold Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1795-1807) from the amazing D. Brent Pogue Collection in the PCGS Digital Coin Album.

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David Hall’s Rare Coin Market Report

It’s Long Beach Week! David Hall previews the show and also explains how to use CoinSearch to find the coins you want on the bourse floor.

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Previewing the June 2015 Long Beach Expo

What’s new for this week’s June 2015 Long Beach Expo? Get the latest from expert Numismatist David Hall and preview some amazing coins.

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