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Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is a division of Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT), the leader in third-party authentication and grading services for high-value collectibles including rare coins, trading cards, tickets, autographs, memorabilia and stamps.

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PCGS: The 1822 Half Eagle – The Most Legendary Rarity in American Numismatics

PCGS: The 1822 Half Eagle – The Most Legendary Rarity in American Numismatics

By Ron Guth – Professional Coin Grading Service ……   Of all the U.S. numismatic rarities, the 1822 Half Eagle is one of the purest. It was not made by mistake. It was not a fantasy issue made for sale to collectors. It was not a restrike, nor was it a special coin created as […]

By May 16, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
PCGS: Analysis Confirms Two More Virtually Pure Copper Judd-2 1792 Pattern Cents

PCGS: Analysis Confirms Two More Virtually Pure Copper Judd-2 1792 Pattern Cents

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) recently had the unique opportunity to perform metallurgical testing on two different examples of the extremely rare 1792 Pattern Cent. Both were shown to have been made of essentially pure copper instead of a “fusible alloy” containing copper and a small portion of silver. “The results give a clearer picture […]

By February 27, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
PCGS Giving Away 30 Morgan Dollars in 30 Days

PCGS Giving Away 30 Morgan Dollars in 30 Days

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is turning 30, and as part of the celebration PCGS will be giving away 30 Morgan silver dollars over 30 days. “It’s easy and free to enter online, and 30 people will win Mint State examples of one of America’s most popular coin series, the Morgan dollar,” said PCGS President […]

By February 3, 2016 8 Comments Read More →
PCGS Offering Distinctive, Special Coin Holder Labels For Long Beach Expo Submissions

PCGS Offering Distinctive, Special Coin Holder Labels For Long Beach Expo Submissions

To mark the 30th anniversary of Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) on February 3, 2016, PCGS will offer a collection of distinctive commemorative insert labels for coins submitted at the February 4 – 6 Long Beach Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com). “PCGS shares its 30th anniversary with the United States Mint’s popular American Eagle bullion coins program. Since […]

By January 26, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Grading – Popular Crossover Special to be offered by PCGS At February 2016 Long Beach Expo

Coin Grading – Popular Crossover Special to be offered by PCGS At February 2016 Long Beach Expo

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) will again offer a special opportunity for its popular “crossover” service at the February 4 – 6, 2016 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo. The usual crossover grading fee will be reduced to only $10 on coins submitted at the show that do not qualify to be […]

By January 12, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
PCGS Retro Label, FREE CoinFacts Part of 30th Anniversary Announcement

PCGS Retro Label, FREE CoinFacts Part of 30th Anniversary Announcement

As part of a year-long 30th anniversary celebration, Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) (www.PCGS.com) has unveiled an impressive array of products and services to assist and benefit collectors and dealers. They include ending the annual $149 subscription fee to now make the popular www.PCGSCoinFacts.com website free to everyone; new developments for the PCGS Restoration Service; […]

By January 8, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
New PCGS VP Excited About Modern Coins and Planned 2016 U.S. Mint Commem Program

New PCGS VP Excited About Modern Coins and Planned 2016 U.S. Mint Commem Program

The United States Mint’s plans for creation of gold coins in 2016 based on classic silver coin designs issued a century earlier could spark a resurgence in the popularity of modern commemoratives, according to Mark Stephenson, Vice President of Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com). “2016 is looking like it will be a bounce back year […]

By January 5, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
PCGS Launches 30th Anniversary with Historic Sample Slab Display at FUN

PCGS Launches 30th Anniversary with Historic Sample Slab Display at FUN

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) will launch a year-long 30th anniversary celebration at the upcoming 2016 Florida United Numismatists (FUN) convention by turning back the clock to display an assortment of more than 120 different, promotional sample “slabs” issued by the company since its founding in 1986. While supplies last, PCGS will also be giving […]

By December 8, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Multi-Million Dollar Displays, Educational Seminars Highlight September 2015 Long Beach Expo

Multi-Million Dollar Displays, Educational Seminars Highlight September 2015 Long Beach Expo

Multi-million dollar displays of rare U.S. pattern coins and high-grade early date large cents exhibited for the first time on the West Coast, along with educational seminars, grading contests and more than 500 dealers buying and selling will highlight the next Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com). The show will be […]

By August 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Three Distinguished Numismatists Added  To PCGS CoinFacts™ Coin Dealer Hall of Fame

Three Distinguished Numismatists Added To PCGS CoinFacts™ Coin Dealer Hall of Fame

The PCGS CoinFacts™ Coin Dealer Hall of Fame has inducted three more renowned members. The dealers now added to the prestigious list are Édouard Frossard (1837 – 1899), Harry J. Forman (1924 – 2008) and John “JD” Dannreuther (born in 1948). The induction ceremony was part of the PCGS Set Registry luncheon on August 14, […]

By August 14, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
PCGS Certifies Tom Reynolds Collection of Early Date U.S. Large Cents

PCGS Certifies Tom Reynolds Collection of Early Date U.S. Large Cents

The early date (1793 – 1814) United States large cents collection of well-known early American coppers collector and dealer, Tom Reynolds of Nebraska, has been certified for authenticity and grade by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) with PCGS Secure™ Service. The collection includes the finest known 1793 Lettered Edge Wreath cent, Sheldon 11-b, and coins […]

By August 9, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
PCGS Grading and Counterfeit Detection Seminars at 2015 Long Beach Expo

PCGS Grading and Counterfeit Detection Seminars at 2015 Long Beach Expo

Collectors will have the opportunity to learn from the experts at two Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) coin grading and counterfeit detection seminars during the upcoming September 2015 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo. PCGS will offer two separate seminars from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday, September 19. Grading 102 […]

By August 6, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
PCGS Grading Contest Set for 2015 Long Beach Expo

PCGS Grading Contest Set for 2015 Long Beach Expo

Collectors, dealers and young numismatists will again have the chance to test their coin grading skills and compete for prizes in the PCGS Coin Grading Contest. The newly announced competition will be held at the September 2015 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo, but interested participants should sign up now. The entry […]

By July 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
PCGS Periodic Table Poster Now Available On Amazon

PCGS Periodic Table Poster Now Available On Amazon

If you can’t attend one of the upcoming major shows in Baltimore, Chicago, or Long Beach, you still have an opportunity to obtain one of the popular new “PCGS CoinFacts Periodic Table of United States Coins” posters. “We’ve had many requests from across the country for these fascinating posters. While supplies last, we’re giving them […]

By July 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
PCGS Hosts Simpson Half Dollar and Stella Patterns At World’s Fair of Money

PCGS Hosts Simpson Half Dollar and Stella Patterns At World’s Fair of Money

Two superb sets from The Bob Simpson U.S. Pattern Collection, the Morgan half dollar patterns of 1877 and $4 Stellas in all metals, will be displayed at the Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) booth during the American Numismatic Association (ANA) Chicago World’s Fair of Money (www.worldsfairofmoney.com), August 11 – 15, 2015. These two sets are […]

By July 14, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
PCGS TrueView Photos now Free with PCGS Secure Service

PCGS TrueView Photos now Free with PCGS Secure Service

                  By Professional Coin Grading Service….   Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is now providing its acclaimed TrueViewSM high-resolution digital photography at no additional cost for all coins submitted for PCGS Secure™ Service. “You now can have free, professional photography for all your PCGS Secure certified coins. […]

By July 1, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
PCGS Giving Away “Periodic Table Of U.S. Coins” Posters At Four Shows. Video: 2:31.

PCGS Giving Away “Periodic Table Of U.S. Coins” Posters At Four Shows. Video: 2:31.

By PCGS… The “science” of numismatics now has a new meaning. Professional Coin Grading Service has created the PCGS CoinFacts Periodic Table of United States Coins, an educational and fun poster that illustrates major U.S. coin denominations issued for circulation from 1793 to date. PCGS will give away copies at four upcoming coin shows while […]

By June 18, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Deadline for 2015 PCGS Set Registry Awards Announced…

Deadline for 2015 PCGS Set Registry Awards Announced…

Dear Set Registry Members, It’s hard to believe that another year has passed and it’s awards season again. We’ve added over 250 new composites, and some amazing new sets have been registered. We’ve incorporated a Top Pop Bonus plan and have added the Digital Coin Album feature. You can say it’s been a busy and […]

By June 3, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
View Magnificent Pogue Coins  In Online PCGS Digital Albums

View Magnificent Pogue Coins In Online PCGS Digital Albums

Every collector can now admire the PCGS-certified coins in the first and the upcoming second auction of magnificent rarities in the fabulous D. Brent Pogue Collection. All the complete sets of the Pogue Collection that were in the May 19, 2015 auction conducted jointly by Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s are listed in the PCGS […]

By May 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
New PCGS Holder To Protect Coins, Combat Counterfeiting

New PCGS Holder To Protect Coins, Combat Counterfeiting

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is launching the world’s most technically-advanced holder for protecting coins and providing additional security against counterfeiting. The completely redesigned holders include an embedded hologram and a Quick Response (QR) code matrix on each label. These new holders now are being used on all submissions certified by PCGS. “We have been […]

By May 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Grading – PCGS Posts Video about Updates to Holder

Coin Grading – PCGS Posts Video about Updates to Holder

PCGS has raised the bar for numismatic security with a series of upgrades to its holder. The PCGS holder is built with covert and overt security features, and includes convenience features that enable collectors to readily verify the authenticity of the holder. PCGS President Don Willis explains the new features in this YouTube Video.  

By May 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
PCGS Brings  Back Coin Grading Contest At June Long Beach Expo

PCGS Brings Back Coin Grading Contest At June Long Beach Expo

Think You Can Grade? Prove It! Collectors, dealers and young numismatists can test their coin grading skills by competing in the PCGS Coin Grading Contest at the June 2015 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Show. The collector and the dealer with the highest score will each receive a $1,000 check from Professional […]

By April 23, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
PCGS Confirms Major New 1798 Dollar Variety

PCGS Confirms Major New 1798 Dollar Variety

New obverse and reverse die combination on a 1798 Draped Bust silver dollar. Image courtesy PCGS There’s been a big discovery in early American numismatics. Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) has authenticated a long-speculated but never-before-confirmed new obverse and reverse die combination on a 1798 Draped Bust silver dollar. This new die marriage was struck […]

By April 3, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
PCGS Expert Coin Grading Seminars At June 2015 Long Beach Expo

PCGS Expert Coin Grading Seminars At June 2015 Long Beach Expo

  Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) experts will conduct three grading seminars, including one for young numismatists, at the June 4 – 6, 2015 Long Beach Expo Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Show. “The last time we offered grading classes, the advance reservations quickly filled up the limited available space. We anticipate that will […]

By April 2, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Three Numismatic Treasures from the Pogue Family Coin Collection on Display at Long Beach Coin Show

Three Numismatic Treasures from the Pogue Family Coin Collection on Display at Long Beach Coin Show

Three numismatic national treasures from the eagerly-anticipated D. Brent Pogue Family Coin Collection, the 1822 and 1854-S Half Eagles and the Dexter 1804 dollar, will make their West Coast debut at the Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com), January 29 – 31, 2015. The historic coins will be among the PCGS-certified […]

By January 28, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Shows – US Mint to sell New Marshals Service Coin at Long Beach Expo plus displays of Pogue Collection Coins and Simpson Gobrecht Dollars

Coin Shows – US Mint to sell New Marshals Service Coin at Long Beach Expo plus displays of Pogue Collection Coins and Simpson Gobrecht Dollars

Visitors on opening day of the January 29 – 31, 2015 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com) will have the opportunity to obtain first day of issue commemorative coins directly from the United States Mint. “This will be an exciting opportunity for collectors and dealers! Representatives of the United States Mint […]

By January 28, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
PCGS Certifies Eagerly-Anticipated Pogue Collection

PCGS Certifies Eagerly-Anticipated Pogue Collection

Professional Coin Grading Service (NASDAQ: CLCT) has graded the coins from the D. Brent Pogue Collection that will be offered in May in the first of a series of auctions jointly conducted by Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s. The collection has been described as the most valuable collection of federal American coins in private hands. The holders […]

By January 14, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
New PCGS Set Registry®  Feature Finds Coins Instantly For Users

New PCGS Set Registry® Feature Finds Coins Instantly For Users

A powerful, new search tool, found exclusively within the PCGS Set Registry® (www.PCGS.com/SetRegistry), saves collectors considerable time when shopping for coins online. The new “PCGS Shop Button” conveniently finds and displays nearly every PCGS coin currently offered online, whether at auction or in a fixed-price ecommerce listing. The collector can then easily click through to […]

By January 9, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
PCGS to Display Finest Gobrecht Dollar Set At 2015 FUN

PCGS to Display Finest Gobrecht Dollar Set At 2015 FUN

The all-time finest 1836-1839 Gobrecht Dollar patterns set will be exhibited for the first time anywhere in public at the January 2015 Florida United Numismatists convention. The display at the Professional Coin Grading Service (http://www.PCGS.com) booth, number 108, will be courtesy of the set’s owner, collector Bob R. Simpson of Texas, and Legend Numismatics of […]

By December 1, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
PCGS Advises How To Save Money On Restoring Your Coins

PCGS Advises How To Save Money On Restoring Your Coins

Professional Coin Grading Service has updated its experts’ tips about what kinds of unattractively-toned, environmentally-damaged and other “problem” coins can be restored, and has reduced the evaluation fee for submitted coins that subsequently do not qualify for PCGS Restoration service. “If your coins suffer from some types of problem that detract from their natural beauty, […]

By September 16, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
 
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