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Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has enhanced its grading services with new security by photographing each coin it certifies, the company announced Monday. These images are stored in an online digital database that can be used to identify counterfeit coins and holders.   "This is an aggressive anti-counterfeiting measure. With a secure image repository, it is […]

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The Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) will display Sunnywood’s "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" set of exquisitely toned Morgan silver dollars and PCGS Co-Founder David Hall will participate in an important educational forum at the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) annual convention in Orlando, January 8 – 11, 2009. 

1881-S dollar Morgan graded PCGS MS68

Hall will be a featured expert in the FUN seminar, "2009 or 1929? You Can Survive and Thrive During the Economic Crisis," at 1:15 p.m., Saturday, January 10.

 

"The Sunnywood’s collection is a 100 percent complete, basic set of circulation strike Morgan dollars (1878 – 1921) with spectacular natural toning.  The set is ranked number six in the PCGS Set Registry with a weighted grade point average and set rating of 64.611," said BJ Searls, Set Registry Manager.

"The collection was assembled by attorney Douglas Kurz who will be on hand at FUN to discuss the composition of the set. One of the main attractions is an 1881-S graded PCGS MS68 with vivid rainbow toning that’s considered by many Morgan dollar enthusiasts to be the ultimate, finest-toned Morgan known."

 

Other highlights of the 97-coin set include:

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Program Nets Nearly $3 Billion from Increased Quarter Demand over Decade

United States Mint State QuarterWASHINGTON – The United States Mint is wrapping up the 50 State Quarters® Program, the national phenomenon that sent Americans searching through their change for the latest quarter to add to their collections.  It is estimated that 147 million Americans have been collecting the coins in the 10-year 50 State Quarters Program, which has honored each state in the order it ratified the U.S. Constitution or was admitted into the Union.  The program, authorized by Congress, kicked off in early 1999 with the introduction of the Delaware quarter and concludes at the end of 2008 with the Hawaii commemorative quarter-dollar coin. 

 

"This groundbreaking initiative has been the most successful coin program in the Nation’s history," said United States Mint Director Ed Moy, who participated in the launch ceremony for the Hawaii quarter on November 10, 2008.  "The 50 State Quarters Program has educated a generation of Americans about the history and geography of the States.  It has also generated tremendous state pride and encouraged citizens to consider which images should symbolize the region where they live."

 

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MONTREAL, QUEBEC — Today the Royal Canadian Mint joined the Montreal Canadiens hockey club at the unveiling of the Centennial Plaza at the Bell Centre in Montreal. Four special gold coins to be permanently displayed at the foot of monuments honouring team legends Howie Morenz, Maurice Richard, Jean Béliveau and Guy Lafleur were also unveiled. […]

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Free Encyclopedia of Coins Encourages Editing Like Wikipedia Newport Beach, Calif. – Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS), a division of Collectors Universe (NASDAQ: CLCT), announced today the introduction of the CoinFacts Wiki, a public encyclopedia of U.S. and World coins located at www.CoinFactsWiki.com.   The "wiki" concept allows users to create and edit virtually all […]

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(Fallbrook, California) – The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) is offering rewards for information leading to the recovery of rare coins and paper money stolen in a half dozen, seemingly-related burglaries from the offices of Southern California rare coin dealers.  PNG also is offering security advice for dealers to protect themselves and their inventory.   "The […]

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The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) on Monday released an articulate statement cautioning that President-elect Barack Obama "Coins" are not rare investments. In part, PNG President Gary Adkins said the following regarding the items,   "All of the items we’ve seen offered so far on television and online are merely political mementos that certainly may be […]

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With only a dozen exceptions, all the paper items in a Florida collector’s home safe were destroyed or damaged by intense heat during a house fire.  The only papers that survived unscathed were 12 bank notes inside PCGS Currency holders, including two 1907 $10 Gold Certificates.

1907 $10 Fr. 1171 banknote

"There were eleven large size and one small size PCGS Currency-certified notes recovered from the fire earlier this year.  The holders were sooty and some had blisters and discoloration on their surface, but the notes inside all survived without damage," said Laura A. Kessler, Vice President of PCGS Currency, a division of Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT).

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Irvine, CA – David W. Akers’ classic numismatic reference, A Handbook of 20th-Century U.S. Gold Coins: 1907-1933, first published in 1988, is now available in an updated second edition published by Zyrus Press! Revised and expanded by Jeff Ambio, author of the "Strategy Guide Series," he begins the book by describing the changes in the […]

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Retired Lt. Col. Adna G. Wilde Jr., former president, Board member, executive director, treasurer and parliamentarian of the American Numismatic Association, died on the morning of Nov. 17 in Colorado Springs. He was 88.   "This is a sad time for our Association," ANA President Barry Stuppler said. "Adna will be remembered as one of […]

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