PCGS Newsletter
March 8, 2016 | Vol 16 Issue 5
In This Issue
  • Article:
  • Winners Announced: 30 Morgans in 30 Days Sweepstakes
  • Article:
  • What Makes Coins Difficult to Grade?
  • Article:
  • PCGS Analysis Confirms Two More Virtually Pure Copper Judd-2 1792 Pattern Cents
  • Survey:
  • Which Current Circulating U.S. Coin Needs a New Design?
    Winners Announced: 30 Morgans in 30 Days Sweepstakes

    PCGS received over 20,000 entries for its 30th anniversary "30 Morgans in 30 Days" sweepstakes. Are you one of the lucky 30 who won a mint state Morgan dollar? Find out now.

    1819/8 Bust Half Dollar 50C O-105, LARGE 9 PCGS MS65

    True gem Bust Halves with pretty original color are very hard to find. Plus, this coin may be the finest for the O-105 variety. PCGS has graded only one 65+ and possibly two MS66s higher. View this and other great quality coins at:

    LegendNumismatics.com >
    What Makes Coins Difficult to Grade?

    As you probably know, especially if you watched Coin Grading 101, coin grading isn’t necessarily a walk in the park; it can be a tedious process that often takes years to master. But like anything in life—and in hobbies—there are varying degrees of difficulty.

    PCGS Analysis Confirms Two More Virtually Pure Copper Judd-2 1792 Pattern Cents

    PCGS recently had the unique opportunity to perform metallurgical testing on two different examples of the extremely rare 1792 Pattern Cent. Both were shown to have been made of essentially pure copper instead of a "fusible alloy" containing copper and a small portion of silver.

    Stack’s Bowers and Sotheby’s to make unprecedented offering of rarities as Part IV of the D. Brent Pogue Collection

    Stack’s Bowers Galleries will offer not only the finest known 1804 silver dollar, but also the rare and legendary 1822 half eagle. Although both were once included in the famous Virgil M. Brand Collection, never before in auction history have these two rarities appeared at auction together.


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    Which current circulating U.S. coin needs a new design?
    • Lincoln Cent
    • Jefferson Nickel
    • Roosevelt Dime
    • Washington Quarter
    • None, I like them all as is
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    Last issue's winner of a PCGS Polo Shirt: Steve Chin

    NEW IMAGES:PCGS #7856 MS67 1904 $2.50 See All >
    NEW NARRATIVES: Ron Guth wrote about 1839-O 10C No Drapery, BM See All >
    NEW CENSUS: Condition Census for 1943-S 1C Bronze, BN See All >
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