JuLY 23, 2019:
•  My Five Favorite Numismatic Reads
•  Eye Appeal – Revisited
•  Mexico Papal Visit and a Mel Wacks Counterstamp
•  Pop Quiz: Who is the first woman featured on a U.S. circulated coin?
Past Pop Quiz Winner: Raymond Dearing II
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My Five Favorite Numismatic Reads
Mike Sherman

PCGS Director of Numismatics Mike Sherman lists five coin books that he has enjoyed over the years and never tires from reading over again, including one dating back to 1577!



The 1862 3CS has deeply mirrored reflective fields that contrast nicely with the devices. It has pale iridescent toning that compliments the design. Only 550 were struck. If you are looking for a coin with amazing eye appeal, this coin is a must buy. Buy this and other quality coins today.

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Eye Appeal – Revisited
Mike Sherman

Eye appeal continues to be one of the most important factors in determining the value of a coin in today’s market. Have a look at some recent sales of Walking Liberty Half Dollars to see what we’re talking about.


Looking to Build Your PCGS Set Registry® Collection?

Building your Registry Set or just wanting a special coin? The finest selection of quality PCGS-graded coins can be found from U.S. Coins such as the 1796 No Stars Draped Bust Quarter Eagle PCGS AU50, 1898 Indian Cent – Type 3 Bronze PCGS PR66BN, and more.

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Mexico Papal Visit and a Mel Wacks Counterstamp
Jay Turner

The fifth design and counterstamped coin produced by Mel Wacks, a Jewish numismatist from the United States, commemorates the Mexico Papal Visit of 1979. PCGS has recently graded its first example.

Coin PCGS Coin Grading 102 – Color on Copper Coins

For some coins, a numerical grade alone does not suffice. Collector preferences and market value demand the use of designations. Designations are a rating added after the numerical grade to describe a particular attribute of a series that has importance and value to most collectors. Learn how PCGS designates the color on copper coins.


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Who is the first woman featured on a U.S. circulated coin?
  • Martha Washington
  • Susan B. Anthony
  • Sacagawea
  • Helen Keller
  • Queen Isabella of Spain
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