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The New CPG Varieties are on GreatCollections...

Ian Russell on Sun, Nov 08, 2015 10:20:39 AM
Starting with our auctions on Sunday, November 15th, GreatCollections will be offering more than half of all the new 20th and 21st Century variety listings featured in the Cherrypicker's Guide to Rare Die Varieties, Volume 1, 6th Edition.

The new edition of the Cherrypicker's Guide has been long awaited by collectors and dealers since the last edition was published in 2008.  A lot has changed over the past seven years with many new varieties discovered.

The CPG has helped to bring about great popularity and awareness in the field of Die Varieties which includes Doubled Dies, Repunched Mintmarks and various other die anomalies.  The latest version updates values, gives supplementary information and adds over 100 new 20th and 21st Century listings.

For a limited time, GreatCollections will note in the description of each coin that is a new variety listed in the book.

Bill Fivaz on Die Varieties:  "Back when I started collecting (in the 1950's), die varieties were almost an afterthought in the coin hobby, followed by only the most dedicated numismatists."

Bill Fivaz was asked: What is the future of variety collecting?  "My sense is that it will continue to grow as more collectors, disenchanted with the "plug the hole" syndrome of normal collecting will gravitate to something more fun (and rewarding).  Not too many years ago, a collector would be hard pressed to find varieties on the bourse floor.  Today almost every dealer has them shown prominently and some even deal exclusively in them."

See all of the Newly Added FS listings at GreatCollections: