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Putting together the 1 of 190 WTC set

So as always I look around Ebay to see what is available of the WTC coins and today, I can see something that might interest lots of people. The 1 of 190 set, the first set of 2001 coins put together by PCGS can be pieced together from different auction this week.
1 of 190 wtc

I have put below all the different auctions that you need to visit to put this set together but that is what us collectors do we collect and enjoy it.

So lets start with the big dog, the WTC $100 platinum coin.

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After that there are a few ways to go to get the rest of the coins that are missing in the set. You can buy the rest of the coins from one seller, see it here.

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Another way if you don't feel like spending that kind of money right now is piece it together 1 by 1 and there are some options for during that also this week.

Here you can get the WTC 2001 $50 1 of 190

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This week you can also go with the $1 Silver 1 of 190 WTC coin that is up for sale.

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The strangest WTC coin story

The story of the silver 10 Peso from Uruguay, why did somebody have 5,000 of these coins in the vault under the World Trade Center, its from 1961 and its silver, but the coins are Uncirculated so maybe somebody though it was a good investment in silver coins at the time and bough a whole lot of them I am not sure. But the story is that these coins where some of the first coins to be graded by Collectors Universe and that there where 5,000 coins of this 10 Peso silver coin from 1961.

The coin is frequent on ebay and always at a great price for a WTC coin

PCGS 1961 10 PESOS REPUBLICA WORLD TRADE CENTER WTC GROUND ZERO RECOVERY
PCGS 1961 10 PESOS REPUBLICA WORLD TRADE CENTER WTC GROUND ZERO RECOVERY
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PCGS 1961 10 PESOS REPUBLICA ORIENTAL DEL URUGUAY WTC GROUND ZERO RECOVERY
PCGS 1961 10 PESOS REPUBLICA ORIENTAL DEL URUGUAY WTC GROUND ZERO RECOVERY
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1961 Silver 10 Pesos 9 11 01 PCGS Gem Uncirculated WTC Ground Zero Recovery
1961 Silver 10 Pesos 9 11 01 PCGS Gem Uncirculated WTC Ground Zero Recovery
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WTC 1961 10 Peso Silver World Trade Center Recovery PCGS Certified Uncirculated
WTC 1961 10 Peso Silver World Trade Center Recovery PCGS Certified Uncirculated
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1961 Uruguay 10 Pesos Silver PCGS Gem Uncirculated 9 11 01 WTC Ground Zero
1961 Uruguay 10 Pesos Silver PCGS Gem Uncirculated 9 11 01 WTC Ground Zero
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1961 Silver 10 Pesos 9 11 01 PCGS Gem Uncirculated WTC Ground Zero Recovery
1961 Silver 10 Pesos 9 11 01 PCGS Gem Uncirculated WTC Ground Zero Recovery
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Rare ICG 1961 Del Urguay Silver 10 Pesos MS69 9 11 WTC Ground Zero Recovery Coin
Rare ICG 1961 Del Urguay Silver 10 Pesos MS69 9 11 WTC Ground Zero Recovery Coin
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1961 Silver 10 Pesos 9 11 01 PCGS Gem Uncirculated WTC Ground Zero Recovery
1961 Silver 10 Pesos 9 11 01 PCGS Gem Uncirculated WTC Ground Zero Recovery
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New WTC coin Never Seen Before

So this to me is a new coin in the WTC coin collection, its the 1 of 12 2001 silver eagle.

1 of 12 $1 silver eagle 2001

A very special WTC Ground Zero Recovery find!

On November 11, 2001 two months after the disaster, this 2001 American Silver Eagle was among those found within the vault. They were taken away by Brinks to a storage facility and subsequently graded by PCGS. There are only 12 of these in existence. This is the most rare silver eagle from a limited grouping of all WTC silver eagles.

This coin is part of a two piece set which was comprised of this coin along with a one ounce Credit Suisse Gold Ingot also marked "1 of 12". Being a "1 of 12" set, obviously there are only 12 that exist slabbed and certified by PCGS. Of the 12 sets that existed, 9 of those 12 sets were owned by one person who's secretary accidentally shipped the 1 of 12 Silver Eagles out as normal 2001 Silver Gem Unc Eagles.  Who knows if or when the others will ever surface as they are probably tucked away just as that ..... normal silver 2001 Gem Unc Eagles. We only have one and what a find this coin is! Link to Auction

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PCGS Error On Slabs from WTC

So I think I have talked about the error's that PCGS made on some of the slabs that has the WTC coins in them, just got another examplet that comes from Bobby he has two coins both in the 1 of 1ooo series. As you can see on these pages the 1 of 1000 series should be a 1 oz silver coin MS69 from 2001 and a 1999 1/4 gold eagle also MS69. Well Bobby is sending me a picture of 2 coins both WTC 2001 1 oz silver coin but have a look at the flag insert on the coins.

wtc 1 of 1000

Both coins have the 1 of 1000 on them but one is MS69 the other is Gem Uncirculated. I wonder if more coins like this is out there. As always please send me pictures of coins that are special in some way or not posted on these pages as I want all the WTC coins to be up here at some point. I am not sure what to think about this coin, as with other coins we have seen from the WTC coin collection it did look like PCGS was ina bit of a rush when grading the coins. As Bobby points out the coin graded Gem Uncirculated is from Collectors Universe as can be seen on the back of the coin and we know that Collectors Universe parent company to PCGS did all the early grading and only certifed coins as have come from the WTC vault but never grade anything with MS eventhough some of the Gem coins they certified looks good enough to be MS material. So that could be a possible explaination that this coin was a coin that got graded right before PCGS took over. Another possible senario could be that some coins graded in the 1 of 1000 series was all graded at first by collectors universe and was later send back for MS grading at PCGS this one for some reason did not make it back. This could be confirm if all other coins in the series all where grade by PCGS ( look at the back)

Many other possible reasons but that is what I could come  up with from what I know about the coins.

Here is the back image of the two coins.

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1993 911 AMERICAN SILVER EAGLE WTC GROUND ZERO RECOVERY  MS68  VERY RARE
1993 911 AMERICAN SILVER EAGLE WTC GROUND ZERO RECOVERY MS68 VERY RARE
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1991 PCGS Gem UNC American Silver Eagle 9 11 WTC Ground Zero Recovery ItemJ1525
1991 PCGS Gem UNC American Silver Eagle 9 11 WTC Ground Zero Recovery ItemJ1525
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2000 WTC 10 American Gold Eagle Ground Zero 911 Certified MS 69 1 4 Oz PCGS
2000 WTC 10 American Gold Eagle Ground Zero 911 Certified MS 69 1 4 Oz PCGS
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WTC Ground Zero Recovery 5000 Gold Maple Leaf  1 Silver Eagle Set Lowered
WTC Ground Zero Recovery 5000 Gold Maple Leaf 1 Silver Eagle Set Lowered
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2001 PCGS MS69 9 11 01 WTC Ground Zero Recovery AMERICAN SILVER EAGLE 1 of 1000
2001 PCGS MS69 9 11 01 WTC Ground Zero Recovery AMERICAN SILVER EAGLE 1 of 1000
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1991 WTC Ground Zero 911 American Silver Eagle 1 PCGS GEM UNC Certified 1 oz
1991 WTC Ground Zero 911 American Silver Eagle 1 PCGS GEM UNC Certified 1 oz
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1991 pcgs wtc World Trade Center silver eagle ms 69 dollar
1991 pcgs wtc World Trade Center silver eagle ms 69 dollar
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WTC Ground Zero Recovery 1999 5 Gold Eagle PCGS MS 69
WTC Ground Zero Recovery 1999 5 Gold Eagle PCGS MS 69
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1993 Silver American Eagle Dollar PCGS WTC Gem Uncirculated
1993 Silver American Eagle Dollar PCGS WTC Gem Uncirculated
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2001 Silver American Eagle Dollar PCGS WTC 1 of 1440
2001 Silver American Eagle Dollar PCGS WTC 1 of 1440
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Best Christmas Gift 2008

I was thinking that one of the best Christmas gifts for 2008 would be a silver coin from 2001 found at Ground Zero in New York. The Silver Eagle dug from the debris of the World Trade Center and found in a vault under ground. This coin has with stood the destruction of the towers coming down and the extreme heat of the fires that raged for days after 9-11. This coin is a symble of America on how it gets itself up after it has been torn down and still looks as beautifull as ever. To give that gift to the guy or girl that has everything else, this would be the most treasured gift of all. The coins where found in both Silver, Gold and Platinum and was certified by PCGS as Ground Zero Recovery Coins.

2000 WTC 10 American Gold Eagle Ground Zero 911 Certified MS 69 1 4 Oz PCGS
2000 WTC 10 American Gold Eagle Ground Zero 911 Certified MS 69 1 4 Oz PCGS
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WTC Ground Zero Recovery 5000 Gold Maple Leaf  1 Silver Eagle Set Lowered
WTC Ground Zero Recovery 5000 Gold Maple Leaf 1 Silver Eagle Set Lowered
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WTC Ground Zero Recovery 1999 5 Gold Eagle PCGS MS 69
WTC Ground Zero Recovery 1999 5 Gold Eagle PCGS MS 69
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50 1998 AMERICAN GOLD EAGLE WTC 911 GROUND ZERO RECOVERY PCGS UNC
50 1998 AMERICAN GOLD EAGLE WTC 911 GROUND ZERO RECOVERY PCGS UNC
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Certified American 50 Gold Eagle 1986 GEM UNC PCGS WTC Ground Zero Recovery
Certified American 50 Gold Eagle 1986 GEM UNC PCGS WTC Ground Zero Recovery
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Certified American 50 Gold Eagle 1998 GEM UNC PCGS WTC Ground Zero Recovery
Certified American 50 Gold Eagle 1998 GEM UNC PCGS WTC Ground Zero Recovery
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2001 MS69 5 Gold Eagle PCGS WTC World Trade Center 911 recovery
2001 MS69 5 Gold Eagle PCGS WTC World Trade Center 911 recovery
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2001 WTC Gold  Silver Eagle Complete 3 coin Set 1 of 1000 World Trade Center
2001 WTC Gold Silver Eagle Complete 3 coin Set 1 of 1000 World Trade Center
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2001 50 25 10 5 1 Gold Eagle Bar Code Set PCGS WTC World Trade Center
2001 50 25 10 5 1 Gold Eagle Bar Code Set PCGS WTC World Trade Center
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1998 WTC Recovery 1 oz Gold Eagle PCGS Gem Uncirculated Ground Zero Flag Label
1998 WTC Recovery 1 oz Gold Eagle PCGS Gem Uncirculated Ground Zero Flag Label
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