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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-Certified Walton 1913  Liberty Head Nickel Sells For $3.17 Million

PCGS-Certified Walton 1913 Liberty Head Nickel Sells For $3.17 Million

The world famous Walton Family 1913 Liberty Head nickel, certified by Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) as PCGS Secure PR63, was sold for $3.172,500 by Heritage Auctions on April 25, 2013.  The auction was conducted in conjunction with the Central States Numismatic Society convention in the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg, Illinois. “This was yet another […]

By April 26, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Thousands of Coin Values Now Instantly Available With Free PCGS Price Guide App

Thousands of Coin Values Now Instantly Available With Free PCGS Price Guide App

Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) is making it easier than ever to determine the current values of United States coins with the new PCGS Price Guide App.  It’s available free from Apple at the App StoreSM  and can be conveniently used with any iPhone®, iPad® or iPod®. The application instantly provides over 150,000 listings for […]

By April 9, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Video News: PCGS Announces Coin Restoration Service

Video News: PCGS Announces Coin Restoration Service

Don Willis, President, Professional Coin Grading Service. The world’s largest third coin grading company announced a new coin restoration service during the PCGS Luncheon at the FUN Coin Convention in Orlando. PCGS President Don Willis explained how the new service will work, its fee structure and what to expect and not expect when coins are […]

By January 14, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
PCGS Picks Top 100 Modern Coins, Offers Reward For 1964-D Peace Dollar

PCGS Picks Top 100 Modern Coins, Offers Reward For 1964-D Peace Dollar

Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) has released its first annual listing of the “PCGS Top 100 Modern United States Coins”  and the controversial 1964-D Peace silver dollar is ranked as number one on the list.  PCGS officials also announced they’ll pay a $10,000 reward just to see an authentic 1964-D Peace dollar, a historic coin […]

By January 11, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Special PCGS Inserts Now Available For Historic Canadian Hoard Gold Coins

Special PCGS Inserts Now Available For Historic Canadian Hoard Gold Coins

Described by a prominent Canadian numismatist as “impressive,” Professional Coin Grading Service has created a special symbolic and colorful “Canadian Gold Reserve”  insert for Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) hoard gold coins submitted to PCGS for grading and certification. In one of the most exciting and significant developments in Canadian numismatics, the RCM recently began selling […]

By January 11, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
U.S. Colonial Coins Added to PCGS Price Guide

U.S. Colonial Coins Added to PCGS Price Guide

United States colonial-era coins, from the early Massachusetts silver pieces of 1652 to private and regional issues produced in the early 19th century, have been added to the PCGS Price Guide , the Internet’s most comprehensive reference for values of coins certified by Professional Coin Grading Service.  The new Colonial section is now part of […]

By December 14, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
PCGS Exhibits Superb Large Cents At FUN

PCGS Exhibits Superb Large Cents At FUN

More than 130 superb-quality U.S. large cents from the High Desert Collection will be publicly exhibited for the first time anywhere by Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) during the 58th Annual FUN convention, January 10 – 13, 2013.  Visitors to the PCGS booth (booth #100) also can test their skills for a chance to win […]

By November 27, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Unique Pattern 1814 Platinum Half Dollar Certified by PCGS

Unique Pattern 1814 Platinum Half Dollar Certified by PCGS

One of the most intriguing — and mysterious — pattern coins ever produced by the United States is now in a Professional Coin Grading Service holder: the unique 1814 platinum Capped Bust half dollar with nearly three dozen “P” punch marks.  It is graded PCGS Secure Plus XF40. PCGS will use a “new” Judd reference […]

By November 5, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
PCGS At Korea Money Fair – Praised By Collectors And Dealers

PCGS At Korea Money Fair – Praised By Collectors And Dealers

Representatives of the Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGSAsia.com) attended the Korea Money Fair for the first time and heard compliments and congratulations from Asian collectors and dealers. The three-day show in Seoul, October 26 – 28, 2012, was sponsored by the Ministry of Strategy and Finance, the Bank of Korea and Shinhan Bank.  A PCGS […]

By October 31, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
PCGS Milestone: 25 Million Coins Certified Worldwide

PCGS Milestone: 25 Million Coins Certified Worldwide

A historic gold coin from Japan has the distinction of being the 25 millionth coin authenticated and graded by Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com), underscoring the growing appreciation worldwide for expert certification by PCGS. The coin is a rare 1871 (Meiji 4) 10 Yen With Border on the Reverse variety.  It was among a group […]

By October 26, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Simpson Adds Finest Known 1943-S Bronze Cent, PCGS MS62BN, To Finest Off-Metal Collection

Simpson Adds Finest Known 1943-S Bronze Cent, PCGS MS62BN, To Finest Off-Metal Collection

The PCGS Set RegistrySM number one all-time finest collection of Lincoln Cents Off-Metal Strikes, Circulation Strikes 1943 – 1944, just got even better with a million dollar upgrade. Well-known collector Bob R. Simpson, co-chairman of the Texas Rangers baseball club, has paid $1 million for the finest known 1943-S bronze cent in a transaction arranged […]

By September 19, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
PCGS Expands Europe Services With New Paris Coin Submission Center  And Launch of PCGSEurope.com

PCGS Expands Europe Services With New Paris Coin Submission Center And Launch of PCGSEurope.com

Professional Coin Grading Service has expanded its services in Europe with the opening of a new, larger submission center in Paris and the creation of the PCGSEurope.com web site (www.PCGSEurope.com) that includes useful coin information in five languages for collectors and dealers as well as easy-to-use coin submission forms. “We are now accepting coins in […]

By September 11, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
PCGS-Certified Coins Highlight  August Hong Kong Auctions

PCGS-Certified Coins Highlight August Hong Kong Auctions

(Hong Kong) — Hundreds of rare coins certified by Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGSAsia.com) will be featured in the four auctions conducted before and during the August 2012 Hong Kong International Coin Convention & Antique Watch Fair (HICC). “Collectors and dealers in Asia appreciate the confidence and security provided by the PCGS unlimited lifetime guaranty […]

By August 14, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Hall, Hendrickson and Kosoff Now in PCGS CoinFacts™ Coin Dealer Hall of Fame

Hall, Hendrickson and Kosoff Now in PCGS CoinFacts™ Coin Dealer Hall of Fame

(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) — The PCGS CoinFacts™ Coin Dealer Hall of Fame has inducted three more renowned members: David Hall, Leon Hendrickson and the late Abe Kosoff.  There are now 12 members enshrined since the honor was established in 2010 by the Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com). “The Hall of Fame was created to recognize outstanding […]

By August 10, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
PCGS Price Guide Adds California Fractional Gold

PCGS Price Guide Adds California Fractional Gold

The popular PCGS Price Guide (www.pcgs.com/prices) now includes listings for California Fractional Gold coins.  It is the only comprehensive online resource available for market values of this historic series of small 25-cent, 50-cent and one dollar denomination gold coins privately struck from 1852 to 1882. The authoritative guide lists average dealer asking prices for PCGS-graded […]

By July 19, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
PCGS Gives Congressmen A Close Look At Counterfeiting Problems

PCGS Gives Congressmen A Close Look At Counterfeiting Problems

(Washington, DC) – During June 27, 2012 meetings with numismatic leaders in Washington, DC, influential U.S. Congressmen and congressional staff members learned about rare coin authentication and were shown examples of counterfeit coins from the Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) reference collection and examples of counterfeit PCGS encapsulation holders.  PCGS has detected over 5,500 counterfeit […]

By July 9, 2012 2 Comments Read More →
PCGS Hosts “Walker Showdown” at 2012 ANA World’s Fair of Money

PCGS Hosts “Walker Showdown” at 2012 ANA World’s Fair of Money

(Santa Ana, California) — The two finest collections of circulation strike Walking Liberty half dollars in the PCGS Set RegistrySM will be displayed in a “Walker Showdown” hosted by Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com).  The unparalleled display will be presented at the PCGS booth (#1605) during the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in […]

By June 29, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
PCGS Implores Congress to Fight Imports and Sales of Counterfeit Coins

PCGS Implores Congress to Fight Imports and Sales of Counterfeit Coins

(Washington, DC) – Executives of the Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) warn that the problems of Chinese-made counterfeits of rare coins are getting worse and could soon expand to include fakes of rare bank notes imported into the United States.  In personal meetings and messages conveyed to influential members of Congress in Washington, DC on […]

By June 28, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Historic $3 Million 1907 Proof Rolled Edge Eagle Headlines May-June 2012 Long Beach Expo

Historic $3 Million 1907 Proof Rolled Edge Eagle Headlines May-June 2012 Long Beach Expo

(Long Beach, California) — One of only two known proof 1907 rolled edge Indian Head $10 gold coins will be exhibited at the Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com), May 31 – June 2, 2012.  The show will be held in the Long Beach, California Convention Center, 100 S. Pine Ave. “There are […]

By May 7, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
PCGS Currency Certifies  Inscribed Titanic Survivor’s Note

PCGS Currency Certifies Inscribed Titanic Survivor’s Note

(Peoria, Illinois) — The 1899 $1 Silver Certificate a survivor of the S.S. Titanic had in his pocket a century ago when he was rescued from the Atlantic Ocean, and then was later inscribed by him, has been certified by PCGS Currency (www.PCGSCurrency.com). “Given all of the anticipation of the 100th anniversary of the sinking […]

By April 25, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
PCGS Certifies 1903 Fengtien Tael, One of China’s Most Important Coins, During Successful Hong Kong Show

PCGS Certifies 1903 Fengtien Tael, One of China’s Most Important Coins, During Successful Hong Kong Show

The unique 1903 Fengtien Province Tael, one of the most important silver coins in Chinese numismatic history, was certified by Professional Coin Grading Service during the recent April 2012 Hong Kong International Coin Convention & Antique Watch Fair. The 1903 “dragon dollar,” graded PCGS Secure Plus™ AU55, was submitted by PCGS Authorized Dealer Chun-Yo-(Stanley) Chou […]

By April 19, 2012 7 Comments Read More →
PCGS Asks: “So, You Think You Can Grade?” Coin Grading Contest Slated For May – June Long Beach Expo

PCGS Asks: “So, You Think You Can Grade?” Coin Grading Contest Slated For May – June Long Beach Expo

(Long Beach, California) – Professional Coin Grading Service will award a $20 Saint-Gaudens gold coin valued at $2,000 as the prize for the winner in a coin grading competition during the upcoming Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo, May 31 – June 2, 2012, in the Long Beach, California Convention Center. “The winner will receive a Saint-Gaudens […]

By April 10, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
PCGS Will Recognize Circulation Strike 1841 Philadelphia Quarter Eagles!

PCGS Will Recognize Circulation Strike 1841 Philadelphia Quarter Eagles!

Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) is announcing a big change involving one of the most famous and desirable United States gold coin rarities, the famous 1841 $2.50 gold piece, nicknamed, “The Little Princess.” Traditionally, it has always been thought that only proof Quarter Eagles were struck by the Philadelphia Mint in 1841 and no circulation […]

By February 28, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Dealers Applaud PCGS Grading Services Coming to Hong Kong

Dealers Applaud PCGS Grading Services Coming to Hong Kong

The recent announcement that Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) has established a Hong Kong-based authentication and grading service, Collectors Universe (Hong Kong) Ltd., has received enthusiastic response from some of Asia’s most respected rare coin dealers and collectors. Guidelines and submission forms on how to submit coins to PCGS in Asia will be announced soon […]

By January 31, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
PCGS-Certified Coins Set Records at FUN 2012 Auctions

PCGS-Certified Coins Set Records at FUN 2012 Auctions

(Orlando, Florida) — Rare coins authenticated and certified for grade by Professional Coin Grading Service (www.pcgs.com) broke or tied dozens of price records at the Florida United Numismatists convention auction sessions conducted by Heritage Auctions (www.HA.com). “PCGS-certified coins ruled the day at the recent FUN show. Record prices were realized for a 1793 Chain cent […]

By January 11, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
PCGS Division of Collectors Universe  Expands Rare Coin Certification Services to Asia

PCGS Division of Collectors Universe Expands Rare Coin Certification Services to Asia

In a major expansion of its international services and activities, the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) division of Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT) has established a Hong Kong-based authentication and grading operation. The new Asia venture will be known as Collectors Universe (Hong Kong) Ltd. In May 2010, PCGS successfully opened an office in Paris, […]

By January 7, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
Top Numismatic National Treasures in PCGS Holders

Top Numismatic National Treasures in PCGS Holders

With the reported pending $7.395 million sale of the unique 1787 Brasher Doubloon, the most valuable certified United States gold, silver and copper coins are in Professional Coin Grading Service holders. “The most recent national numismatic treasure in the news is the one-of-a- kind Brasher Doubloon with designer Ephraim Brasher’s initials, EB, on the eagle’s […]

By December 13, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
PCGS Hosts Collectors Club Grading Contest at 2012 FUN

PCGS Hosts Collectors Club Grading Contest at 2012 FUN

(Orlando, Florida) — Collectors attending the upcoming Florida United Numismatists convention in Orlando, January 5 – 7, 2012, will have the opportunity to test their coin grading skills and a chance to win a valuable gold coin from the Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com). They’ll also have an opportunity to view selected gold and silver […]

By December 6, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
PCGS Rated #1 Barber Half Dollar Registry Set at ANA Pittsburgh Show

PCGS Rated #1 Barber Half Dollar Registry Set at ANA Pittsburgh Show

(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) — Collectors attending the American Numismatic Association National Money Show in Pittsburgh, October 13 – 15, 2011, will be able to view the number one collection in the PCGS Set Registry(SM) of Barber half dollars with major varieties (circulation strikes, 1892 – 1915). The set will be displayed at the Professional Coin Grading […]

By September 16, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Collectors Universe Acquires Coinflation.com

Collectors Universe Acquires Coinflation.com

Coinflation.com (www.Coinflation.com), an increasingly popular informational website that provides the values of precious metals and the intrinsic values of gold, silver and base metal coins, has been acquired by Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT), the parent company of Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com). “Adding Coinflation.com to our family of offerings really makes sense. There is […]

By September 16, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
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