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In addition to providing on-site authentication and grading services, the Professional Coin Grading Service will also display early American proof copper coins at Booth #105 at the American Numismatic Association’s Boston World’s Fair of Money Aug. 10-14.
Booth visitors will have the opportunity to view some of the finest known proof half cents, large cents, Indian Head cents and matte proof Lincoln cents from the award-winning ESM Collection.
Assembled by Illinois collector Pete Miller, the ESM Collection ranks among the all-time finest of its kind in several PCGS Set RegistrySM categories, according to BJ Searls, PCGS Set Registry manager.
“The ESM Collection is a numismatic treat,” said Don Willis, president of PCGS. “Many of the coins in this collection are extremely rare and seldom appear on the market. When they do, they are auction highlights.”
“It staggers me that these coins could stay in that kind of condition for so long,” said Miller. “They are all red or close to red. Most are well over 100 years old and they look almost brand new, even colorwise.”
Miller’s top five personal favorites are:
• 1832 large cent, graded PCGS PR-64RD
• 1848 large cent, PCGS PR-65CA
• 1847 half cent, PCGS PR64RD
• 1843 half cent, PCGS PR64CA
• 1842 half cent, PCGS PR65RD
“These coins were once owned by such astute collectors as Eliasberg, Naftzger, Norweb, Pittman, Parmelee, Atwater, Garrett, Anderson-Dupont, Byron Reed and others,” said Searls. “Pete Miller has graciously arranged with PCGS to display many of the coins in his set in Boston.”
PCGS will accept Show Service submissions during the World’s Fair of Money until 5 p.m. Aug. 13, and all other submission levels, excluding bulk, through mid-afternoon on Aug. 14.
The following show specials will be available in Boston to PCGS Authorized Dealers and members of the PCGS Collectors Club:
• Walk-through: One-day turnaround for $100 ($125 for Secure Plus) on any coin with a maximum value of $100,000
• Show Economy: $65 per coin for U.S. and world coins valued up to $3,000 each with a minimum submission of five coins
• Show Gold: $45 per coin ($55 for Secure Plus) for any U.S. gold coin valued up to $3,000 each with a minimum submission of 10 coins
Customer service representatives will be at the PCGS booth to answer questions and accept submissions.
The ANA World’s Fair of Money will be held in the Hynes Convention Center at 900 Boylston St. in Boston. Public hours are 1-5:30 p.m. Aug. 10 and 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 11-14. For more information, visit www.worldsfairofmoney.com.
For more on PCGS and its services, additional information, visit www.pcgs.com, or call (800) 447-8848.