Monthly Archives: July 2015

Larry Shepherd Video on Why U.S. Commemorative Coins are Great to Collect

Classic Silver Commemorative Coins 1892-1954
What first got me interested in U.S. Commemorative Coins was the fact that there were 50 different designs. There is a great story behind each one of them. I’m talking about the classic commemorative coins dated 1892-1954. Many would rank them among the most beautiful coins ever made. And you can collect some really nice commemorative coins on almost any price level. In fact, most commems are selling at historically low levels for the last 30 years, and represent great value at current prices.

SIMCO Offers Finest Known 1916 Matte Proof Lincoln Cent

1916 Matte Proof Lincoln Cent, PCGS PR-67+RB, Finest Known, PCGS Secure Holder
Pedigree: Larry Shepherd Collection.

In my opinion, the coin should be graded PR-68 or 68+. It is flawless and magnificent, with breathtaking colors to match, and the added protection of a PCGS Secure holder. The “mark” you think you see high on the cheek bone in the photo is actually a shadow caused by the coins incredibly sharp strike. There are no “real” marks, even under magnification. This is a coin for a collector with the highest [...]

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New PCGS Holders

PCGS recently introduced new, more secure holders. While I like the changes they made in the design, I must caution you to be very careful when trying to remove (crack out) a coin from one of the new PCGS holders. The plastic does not break as cleanly as on the PCGS holders of the past twenty years, and the chances of scratching a coin during removal is many times as great as before.

By |July 16th, 2015|Educational|0 Comments|
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