Intercept Shield Press Release

August 18, 2000

Glenna Good acre's, the obverse designer of the Sacagawea Dollar, has chosen ICG to certify the 5,000 Sacagawea Dollars that were presented to her by the US Mint. In choosing ICG, Ms. Good acre's' objectives were preservation, presentation and a means of permanent identification of these 5,000 special coins.

Good acre's, a Santa Fe, New Mexico sculptor, was paid by the US Mint for her work on the Sacagawea Dollar with 5,000 specially processed Sacagawea dollars. The artist said, "We needed a means to permanently identify these coins. ICG was the perfect choice."

Each coin will be individually numbered on the ICG certification label. The labels will read "1 of 5,000, 2 of 5,000" all the way to "5,000 of 5,000." ICG encapsulated 120 of the Good acre's Sacagawea Dollars on Tuesday, August 18, 2000, and will seal the remainder in October, when ICG's exclusive Intercept gasket is available.

Preservation was an important reason why Good acre's chose ICG. Daniel Anthony, Good acre's' representative, stated, "The new ICG Intercept holder provides the best protection available for the Good acre's Sacagawea coins. To trust the long-term preservation of the Good acre's Sacagawea's to ICG and their Intercept gasket that was created and patented by Lucent Technologies made the choice of grading services a clear and obvious one."

James Taylor, ICG's Vice-president of Marketing, added, "For the US Mint to release specially processed coins, with a limited run of 5,000 pieces, is truly remarkable. With millions of proof sets and hundreds of millions of other coins being produced, these Good acre's Sacagawea's are a modern rarity."

ICG President, Keith Love, offered, "Glenna Good acre's choice of ICG does not surprise me. We have already received feedback from thousands of collectors who want their coins protected by Intercept. This includes some of the finest known collections in the world. I noticed the Intercept Shield booth was one of the busiest at the recent ANA convention."

Glenna Good acre's appeared at the H.E. Harris and Company booth at the ANA convention in Philadelphia. She was available for autographs and discussed designing the Sacagawea Dollar with coin collectors who lined up by the hundreds to meet her.

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