PCGS Newsletter
April 19, 2016 | Vol 16 Issue 8
In This Issue
  • Article:
Difficult to Grade Coins – Part Three
  • Article:
Got Milk?
  • Article:
Web Series Recap – Grading Proof Coins
  • Survey:
What coveted coin would you add to your collection?
Difficult to Grade Coins – Part Three
by Mike Sherman

Numismatic Expert Mike Sherman’s third installment of “Difficult to Grade Coins” delves into the inherent mint issues of pre-1816 copper coins. Learn how clipped planchets, off-center strikes and dismal working conditions are the hallmark of many of these coppers.

1831 Bust Dime PCGS MS65

This is a high end GEM Bust dime. True gem Bust dimes are very difficult to find. This coin is totally original, and the surfaces have plenty of “original” skin. Both sides are creamy white with hints of gold by the rims. View this and other great quality coins at:

LegendNumismatics.com >
Got Milk?
by Jaime Hernandez

Catchy slogans like “Got Milk” can be brand-building gold. Of course, not all brands are lucky enough to be driven by clever taglines. Take the U.S. Mint, for instance. The Mint has built a brand of solid gold by exemplifying other successful branding components.  PCGS Price Guide Editor Jaime Hernandez discusses this success.

Legend Rare Coin Auction Featuring Quintuple Stella

Spectacular coins like this extremely rare 1879 Pattern $20 Judd-1643, popularly known among numismatists as a “Quintuple Stella,” are featured in Legend Auctions’ Regency Auction XVII, which is currently open for bidding. One of only a small number struck, there are currently only five accounted for, including one that is ensconced in the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution.

Web Series Recap – Grading Proof Coins
by Ryan Gaeta

School is back in session, and our educational coin grading series, “Coin Grading 102,” is back with its latest installment: “Grading Proof Coins.” Check out this recap of the latest video before you tune in for the full experience.


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If you could add any one of these coveted coins to your collection, which would it be?
  • The 1804 Silver Dollar
  • The 1913 Liberty Head Nickel
  • The 1907 ultra-high-relief Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle
  • The 1909-S VDB Lincoln Cent
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Last issue's winner of a PCGS Polo Shirt: Erik Vitols

NEW IMAGES: PCGS #4804 (MS) 1894-O 10C  See All >
NEW NARRATIVES: Jaime Hernandez wrote about 1999-S 25C Delaware, DC  See All >
NEW CENSUS: Condition Census for 1915-S $2.50 Panama-Pacific See All >
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