PCGS Newsletter
May 3, 2016 | Vol 16 Issue 9
In This Issue
  • Article: The Most Legendary Rarity in American Numismatics
  • Article: Difficult to Grade Coins — Early pre-1808 Silver and Gold Coins
  • Article: Mint Error or Die Variety?
  • Survey: Which is your favorite U.S. coin celebrating its centennial in 2016?
The Most Legendary Rarity in American Numismatics
by Ron Guth

President of PCGSCoinFacts.com and award-winning author Ron Guth discusses the highly anticipated reemergence of a truly legendary coin: the 1822 Half Eagle. This "trophy" coin is extremely sought after, to say the least, and hasn't appeared on the market since 1982, fetching $687,500 when it sold.

1883-O Morgan Dollar PCGS MS66

Legend has handled many wildly toned Morgans and is an expert in the field. If this were in auction, there would be a bidding war. This coin ranks among the great toned 1883-O's that exist. View this and other quality Round I new purchases from the Central States Show.

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Difficult to Grade Coins — Early pre-1808 Silver and Gold Coins
by Mike Sherman

Numismatic Expert Mike Sherman’s fourth installment of "Difficult to Grade Coins" explores early pre-1808 silver and gold coins, noting issues such as adjustment marks and worn dies. These issues are especially tricky to grade, as both adjustment marks and strikes vary in severity.

Legend Rare Coin Auction Featuring Quintuple Stella

Classic rarities and collector coins are featured in Legend Auctions' Regency Auction XVII, which is currently open for bidding.  Highlights include original and restrike 1827/3 quarters from the famous James A. Stack collection, plus an extremely rare 1879 Pattern $20 Judd-1643, known as a "Quintuple Stella."

Mint Error or Die Variety?
by Ryan Moretti

Valuable lessons often strike unexpectedly, but when they do, they leave a lasting mark. Coin guru Ryan Moretti tells the story of an important career lesson he learned early on: distinguishing the difference between a mint error and die variety.

VIDEO: Don Willis Previews the Regency XVII Auction

Don Willis previews the Regency XVII Auction, which will be held at the upcoming PCGS Members Only Show in New Orleans. Here's your chance to preview the top coins available in the 472-lot auction, which is now open for bidding and ends May 19.


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Which is your favorite U.S. coin celebrating its
centennial in 2016?
  • The Standing Liberty Quarter
  • The Mercury Dime
  • The Walking Liberty Half Dollar
  • All of them!
Take the Survey >
Last issue's winner of a PCGS Polo Shirt: Jim Olivares

NEW IMAGES: PCGS #4917 MS66FB 1918 10C  See All >
NEW NARRATIVES: Jaime Hernandez wrote about 1987 $50 Gold Eagle  See All >
NEW CENSUS: Condition Census for 1905-S 10C See All >
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