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PCGS Price Guide Provides New Feature - 2-Year Pricing History

- May 27, 2009

Which coin has performed the best or worst in the past two years?

The best coin performer between May 2007 and May 2009 is an 1896-O Morgan dollar, graded PCGS MS61 Deep Mirror Prooflike (DMPL).  Check your closet to make sure you don't have one lying around!

The bad news is there are only three coins graded MS61 DMPL by PCGS.  Not to mention, Morgan dollar collectors are known to be some of the most dedicated collectors, so sales of such coins are few and far between.

The 1896-0 Morgan dollar is notably one of the toughest coins to find with DMPL surfaces.  It's been years since this coin from this date and mint mark has made an appearance in a public auction.  However, one did make an appearance at auction in August 2008.  A total of six bidders competed hard and strong until the coin finally realized $18,000.

The PCGS Price Guide reflected the changes following the close of the auction.  The price listing of the coin jumped to $18,000 from its previous listing price of $4,500 on the PCGS Price Guide (a 300% increase within two years).  Now, don't you wish all your investments made that kind of jump?

24 Months Top 10 GainersTotal of 46505 Gainers See All 2-Year Gainers
PCGS No Description Desig Grade Today's
Price ($)
Price as of
2 years ago
Gain ($) %
Change
97243 1896-O $1, DM MS DMPL 61 18,000 4,500 13,500 300.0%
97221 1893 $1, DM MS DMPL 61 14,000 3,500 10,500 300.0%
97243 1896-O $1, DM MS DMPL 62 27,500 7,250 20,250 279.3%
97221 1893 $1, DM MS DMPL 60 7,500 2,000 5,500 275.0%
7279 1902 $1, PL MS PL 64 3,000 850 2,150 252.9%
3322 1915 1C, RB PR RB 63 1,500 425 1,075 252.9%
1570 1813 1C, BN MS BN 65 175,000 50,000 125,000 250.0%
95527 Seated 25C No Drapery PR 64 500,000 150,000 350,000 233.3%
1748 1839 1C Silly Head, BN MS BN 66 20,000 6,000 14,000 233.3%
5527 1838 25C No Drapery PR PR 64 500,000 150,000 350,000 233.3%

The worst coin performer at auction within the same time period is the 2005-D Speared Bison, graded PCGS MS65.  The Speared Bison had some legs in early 2007 as the variety during this period was highly touted as being a neat, scarce discovery.

24 Months Top 10 Losers Total of 8857 Losers See All 2-Year Losers
PCGS No Description Desig Grade Today's
Price ($)
Price as of
2 years ago
Loss ($) %
Change
84159 2005-D 5C Speared Bison MS 65 425 1,200 -775 -64.6%
149317 (2007) $1 Missing Edge Lettering George Washington MS 66 220 550 -330 -60.0%
93974 1935 5C Doubled Die Reverse MS 65 35,000 80,000 -45,000 -56.3%
921100 2003-W $10 Statue of Liberty, DC PR DCAM 70 1,100 2,500 -1,400 -56.0%
9856 1992 $1 Eagle MS 69 40 90 -50 -55.6%
9660 1992-D $1 White House MS 70 450 1,000 -550 -55.0%
921105 2004-W $25 Statue of Liberty, DC PR DCAM 69 1,000 2,200 -1,200 -54.6%
95211 2005-P 10C Satin Finish, FB MS FB 69 75 165 -90 -54.6%
9876 1994 $1 Eagle MS 69 55 120 -65 -54.2%
21007 2005-P $1 Marine Corps MS 70 415 900 -485 -53.9%

When you purchase an item that has a substantial amount of value, obtaining the financial history is imperative.  The same rule applies when purchasing coins.  Visit the PCGS Price Guide today to research price listings for all PCGS-graded, U.S. regular issue coins from January 2007 to date.  View the best and worst performers and you will be happy you did. We hope you enjoy this feature as much as we enjoy providing you such vital information.

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