Posted on March 24, 2015 by Don Willis
I am contemplating the Pogue collection, which will start selling in May, and the Kendall collection, which sells this week. These are marvelous collections that will be difficult to repeat, let alone improve on. What is common to both is the great length of time they took to build. Both were built slowly, year after year, carefully choosing coins that would complement what was already in place. A great collection cannot be built overnight, no matter how much money you have. But isn’t that what collecting is all about? The many hours that both collectors spent assembling these great collections were the true pleasure of owning these coins.
Posted on March 10, 2015 by Don Willis
One of the questions that we are frequently asked is, “How do I submit my coins to PCGS for grading?” Well, submitting coins to PCGS for authentication and grading is easier than you may think. In this week’s short video, we present the options available to collectors in an easy to understand format. It only takes a minute to check it out, so what are you waiting for?
Posted on February 24, 2015 by Don Willis
In today’s world we are always on the go. If you are like me your mobile phone is your constant companion and keeps you connected to what’s going on. PCGS has developed four mobile apps that help keep you connected to your coins. Easy to download and simple to use, these applications offer a tremendous amount of information that was unthinkable just a few short years ago. With our mobile apps you have immediate access to virtually all of the information that can be found on PCGS.com. Check out our mobile apps at www.pcgs.com/apps.
Posted on February 10, 2015 by Don Willis
It’s only February but it’s already been an exciting year for the PCGS Set Registry! At the FUN show we introduced the new SHOP function, which allows Set Registry participants to quickly and easily shop virtually every PCGS graded coin listed on the Internet. Later in January at the Long Beach Expo, we introduced the Digital Coin Album. This is a fun concept that has been quickly embraced by many Set Registry participants. The Digital Coin Album is very easy to use and quite powerful in effect!
Posted on January 27, 2015 by Don Willis
Eureka! Our secret software project was unveiled at the FUN show earlier this month. Shopping for PCGS certified coins and building your collection has never been easier! All PCGS Registry users now have a “SHOP” button which will display every PCGS coin that will upgrade your collection or fill that hole. Click here for more information about the new “SHOP” button.
Posted on January 13, 2015 by Don Willis
At last week’s FUN show we held a PCGS Registry luncheon. At that luncheon, I announced and demonstrated a product that we have been working on for several months. PCGS has built a ’Value-added Aggregator.’ What’s that? Well, it is a system that will allow any PCGS Registry participant to view all PCGS coins offered online in the US in one easy step. Every coin listed provides a link back to the selling site. It’s free to everyone who uses the Set Registry and very easy to use. Check it out at www.pcgs.com/setregistry.
Posted on December 16, 2014 by Don Willis
The new year is just around the corner! 2014 has flown by but we are looking forward to an exciting 2015. The excitement begins at the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) show in Orlando. The FUN show runs from Jan. 8-10 in Orlando FL. PCGS will be taking submissions for onsite grading through Friday at 5 PM. One of the highlights of the FUN is the PCGS Set Registry luncheon on Friday. At this year’s luncheon we will have a very special announcement for all Registry members. Don’t miss it!
Posted on November 18, 2014 by Don Willis
The PCGS Set Registry is extremely helpful to any coin collector. It helps you keep track of your coins, when you bought them, from whom, what you paid, you can add notes to each coin and photographs as well! The system will even tell you each coin’s value, as well as your entire inventory, per the PCGS Price Guide. And you can add non-PCGS graded coins to your inventory. It will even track your purchases and sales. Everything mentioned so far is completely confidential. No one sees your information, including PCGS. Competing is fun, but to me the hidden value of the PCGS Registry is what I just described!
Posted on November 4, 2014 by Don Willis
Auctions have become an increasingly popular source of new coins. There are several auction firms these days and the stream of collections and coins that are coming through them seems to be endless. Auctions have changed dramatically over the past decade. Technology has had a major impact on auction sales. Take a look at this week’s video for some observations about today’s auction market.
Posted on October 21, 2014 by Don Willis
Auction results are a valuable source of information. We can use Auction Prices Realized (APR) to better understand how the market values coins in the same grade. We often see significant swings in prices realized for different examples of the same coin in the same grade. A closer examination of auction prices realized can help us understand why this happens
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