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PCGS at Boston ANA: On-Site Grading, Award-Winning Proof Copper on Display

- July 14, 2010

Highlights of the award-winning ESM Collection of proof copper coins, including this 1847 half cent graded PCGS PR64 Red, will be exhibited at the PCGS booth (#105) during the ANA World's Fair of Money in Boston, August 10 - 14, 2010.

At this year's American Numismatic Association World's Fair of Money convention in Boston held August 10 - 14, visitors will be treated to a number of museum-quality exhibits of historic rare coins. At booth #105, Professional Coin Grading Service will display an amazing numismatic treasure of early proof copper.

PCGS will provide on-site authentication and grading services at the show including show specials for on-site submissions. And booth visitors can enjoy 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. Many of the coins in this collection are extremely rare and seldom appear on the market. When they do, they are auction highlights," said Don Willis, President of PCGS, a division of Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT).

"It staggers me that these coins could stay in that kind of condition for so long," Miller exclaimed. "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:

This 1832 large cent, graded PCGS PR64 Red, is one of the highlights of the ESM Collection of proof copper coins that will be exhibited at the PCGS booth (#105) during the ANA World's Fair of Money in Boston, August 10 - 14, 2010.
  • 1832 Large Cent, graded PCGS PR64RD
  • 1848 Large Cent, PCGS PR65CA
  • 1847 Half Cent, PCGS PR64RD
  • 1843 Half Cent, PCGS PR64CA
  • 1842 Half Cent, PCGS PR65RD

"The weighted Grade Point Average for the ESM Collection is an astounding 65.974," Searls explained. "These coins were once owned by such astute collectors as Eliasberg, Naftzger, Norweb, Pittman, Parmelee, Atwater, Garrett, Anderson-Dupont, Byron Reed and others. 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 ANA World's Fair of Money until 5 p.m., Friday, August 13, and all other submission levels, excluding bulk, through mid-afternoon on Saturday, August 14.

The following show specials will be available in Boston to PCGS Authorized Dealers and members of the PCGS Collectors Club:

  • Walkthrough: 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 ten coins.
Customer Service representatives will be at the PCGS booth, #105, to answer questions and accept submissions. Visitors will also have the opportunity to see demonstrations of the convenient PCGS Photograde™ Online applications for the Apple iPhone™ and Apple iPad™.

The ANA World's Fair of Money will be held in the Hynes Convention Center at 900 Boylston St. in Boston. Public hours are Tuesday, August 10, from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Wednesday, August 11 through Saturday, August 14, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For additional information, visit

Since 1986, PCGS experts have authenticated, graded and certified more than 20 million coins from around the world with a declared value of over $20 billion. For additional information, visit or call PCGS Customer Service at (800) 447-8848.

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