PCGS Newsletter
December 29, 2015 | Vol 15 Issue 26
In This Issue
  • Article:
  • 2016 to Celebrate Two Big Anniversaries
  • Article:
  • Legend Rare Coin Auctions Closes Out 2015 with Strong Sale
  • Article:
  • The Slowest Telegraph in the History of Numismatics
  • Survey:
  • What is Your Coin Collecting New Year’s Resolution?
    2016 to Celebrate Two Big Anniversaries
    by Mike Sherman

    The New Year 2016 will mark two significant anniversaries for the U.S. numismatic community. The first is the 100th birthday of three of America’s most beloved coinage designs of the 20th century. The New Year’s second anniversary is a bit closer to home.

    1855 $1 Seated Dollar PCGS MS64

    This is the second finest known 1855 Seated Dollar in existence! This coin has surprising full booming luster which illuminates the fiery original golden brown/pale reddish gold color. See this outstanding GEM and many more great PCGS coins!

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    Great Set’s Appeal – $3 Princess Gold Coins
    by Adam Crum

    The 1854 three-dollar gold piece was the first coin issue that the Mint's then-chief engraver, James B. Longacre, the coin’s designer, had been allowed to create on his own...and he produced something stunning and truly American.

    View Adam’s $3 Princess Gold Coin Picks at MonacoRareCoins.com >
    Legend Rare Coin Auctions Closes Out 2015 with Strong Sale

    Headlined by a number of exciting coins like this 1896 $2.5 PCGS PR68DCAM, the Regency XV auction sale was one of the largest in Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ 3-1/2 year history.

    The Slowest Telegraph in the History of Numismatics
    By Douglas Winter

    In 1860, Anthony C. Paquet produced a new reverse for the double eagle. It was soon decided that this design would not wear well. A telegraph was sent to the San Francisco mint ordering a return to the old style reverse. This telegraph appears to have taken a considerable amount of time to reach the mint, as by the time it had, $385,000 worth of the new reverse 1861-S double eagles had been struck and released into circulation.


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    What is your coin collecting New Year’s Resolution?
    • Start a new coin set
    • Finish an existing coin set
    • Take better photographs of my coins
    • Invest more time into the hobby
    • Create better structure for my collection
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    Last issue's winner of a PCGS Polo Shirt: Ken Visek

    NEW IMAGES: PCGS #10807 (MS63) 1876 50C BG-949 See All >
    NEW NARRATIVES: Ron Guth wrote about 1857 $20 J-A1857-5 Rev. Hub Trial, BN See All >
    NEW CENSUS: Condition Census for 1832 50C See All >
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