|eCollector - Oct. 22, 2002 | Vol. 3 Number 22|
Supply Problems Affecting Otherwise Strong Market; Bowers & Merena Galleries to Offer Another Landmark Sale
Set Registry Spotlight
Dick and Jan's Walkers - The Number One Finest Walking Liberty Half Dollars Late Date Set
New composites to the Set Registry are Proof Sets 1964-69 and Mint Sets 1934-1959. Preview weighting for the $10 Gold Indians, Saint Gauden $20s, and the 12 piece Gold Type Set are now posted on the Set Registry News page. Visit the Set Registry News page for updates.
Are you interested in Set Registry statistics? Links to the following reports are available to you on the Set Registry News page:
Fun, informative, and sometimes controversial, the PCGS Set Registry Messageboard remains the number one coin forum on the Internet. Get involved with other collectors who are currently participating in the Set Registry program or are just beginning. Click here to chat on the Set Registry Messageboard.
The 20th Century's Most Beautiful Silver Coin
What's a Walker? Find out in Lingo, the PCGS dictionary of numismatic definitions. Click here for Lingo.
Subscribe to the online PCGS Population Report for as little as $4.95 a month! Updated weekly, get the latest census data on all coins graded by PCGS. Click here to get a free peek at the population statistics for Walking Liberty half dollars.
Our Readers Ask
Question: I purchased a 1917-P Walking Liberty, graded by a dealer as MS63; your book talks about the orange peel surface of this coin which this example definitely has. If the coin was cleaned wouldn't this field be disturbed?
Answer: The surface can still have the orange peel effect even if it has been cleaned. In that case, you would want to look for the evidence of cleaning by virtue of the hairlines it would create.
-- Rick Montgomery, Professional Coin Grading Service
Join the PCGS Collectors Club ...Enjoy the Benefits!
Do you collect Indian coins? Well, so does almost everyone else! Indian cents, Indian gold, or the Indian Head nickels of the past (or the Indian Head dollars of the recent, recent past). For the fall 2002 quarter (October 1 - December 31) Gold or Platinum Collectors Club members can have one of any Indian Head coin certified by PCGS for free. Your only cost is the postage. These special Collectors Club coins will be graded through the Regular Service and will be returned to you in approximately three weeks.
Now Online: The Collections of Russell J. Logan & Gilbert G. Steinberg
Bowers and Merena Galleries' "sale of sales" beckons! Baltimore will host this grand event, in conjunction with the ever-popular Baltimore Coin and Currency Convention. Online pre-sale bidding is underway now! Click here to browse through and bid on the numismatic treasures being offered. Online pre-sale bidding ends Monday, November 4th at midnight, Eastern Time. All lots will be hammered at the public sale in Baltimore, November 6-9, 2002.
Bid Now in Lyn Knight's St. Louis Currency Auction
Online bidding for Lyn Knight Currency Auctions' St. Louis Auction is now underway! This three-session sale features a fresh offering of rare and wonderful bank notes from the world over. Indeed, this auction contains many highlights in World Bank notes, including selections from an important European collection. Another major highlight of this sale is the Glenn Martin collection of Kentucky obsoletes. Session Three will be comprised completely of national bank notes and it includes one of the finest collections of red seals ever assembled, belonging to Richard Dreger. This should keep everyone in their seats from Douglas, Arizona Territory to Shoshoni, Wyoming, and we have a plethora of real neat notes to fill the alphabet. Click here to bid online.
SEE PCGS THIS FALL!
Baltimore Coin & Currency Show
Santa Clara Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo
Baltimore Show: PCGS will be accepting coins for on-site grading at the Baltimore show.
Santa Clara Show: PCGS will be accepting coins at all grading levels at the show. Coins submitted at the show will be graded by PCGS and returned via mail.
For more information about PCGS grading at the shows, call 800-447-8848.
For more information about any of these shows, contact as below: