Professional Coin Grading Service

shieldWith more than 24 million coins graded commanding a total value over $26 billion, Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) represents the industry standard in third-party certification.

The PCGS Guarantee of Grade and Authenticity is fundamental to our concept of third-party grading. The cash-back policy ensures the accuracy of the grade assigned to any PCGS coin as long as it remains in its tamper-evident holder.

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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CoinWeek IQ: American Silver Eagles, February 2015 Report

CoinWeek IQ: American Silver Eagles, February 2015 Report

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. This month we mark the debut of the CoinWeek American Silver Eagle Price Guide and discuss month-to-month changes in the Eagle market. Stat heads rejoice! Our Approach We set out with CoinWeek’s American Silver Eagle Price Guide to offer collectors a no-nonsense guide to the range of […]

Pedigrees & Hoards : The Champagne Lanson Bonnet Vineyard Collection

Pedigrees & Hoards : The Champagne Lanson Bonnet Vineyard Collection

By Rick Bretz for CoinWeek…. On a winter day like any other winter day in February 2012 in the village of Les Riceys, France, a common laborer of simple means awoke and headed to work at the Lanson Winery. Upon arrival, he was dispatched to help prepare a barn for the upcoming grape harvest. Once […]

By February 13, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Pedigree & Hoard / Coins & Currency

Pedigree & Hoard / Coins & Currency

By Rick Bretz for CoinWeek…. I am delighted to have the opportunity to write a new column for CoinWeek on my corner of the numismatic world – Pedigreed Coins. My view is going to be a bit different from many writers and articles because I am the guy on the other side of the table. I […]

By February 2, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
PCGS Digital Coin Album is Clever Innovation, not Gimmick

PCGS Digital Coin Album is Clever Innovation, not Gimmick

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. On Thursday, January 29, 2015, PCGS (NASDAQ: CLCT) announced the launch of its new PCGS Digital Coin Album, a virtual coin album that ties in with the service’s popular PCGS Set Registry. In a company press release, PCGS Set Registry and Special Projects Director BJ Searls is […]

The Coin Analyst: Collectors Crying Over Milk-Spotted American Silver Eagles

The Coin Analyst: Collectors Crying Over Milk-Spotted American Silver Eagles

Investors, on the other hand… By Guest Columnist Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com…. If you’re seeing small, white spots on your American Silver Eagles and wonder what those unsightly imperfections are–and why they’re there–you’re not alone. The numismatic community first took note of so-called “milk spots” several years ago and is still trying to determine both […]

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 →
The Real Diehl: Let’s Get Real About the Issue of First Strike Coinage

The Real Diehl: Let’s Get Real About the Issue of First Strike Coinage

The Real Diehl is a regularly-appearing column by former United States Mint Director Philip N. Diehl, exclusively for CoinWeek ……….. Are There Really “First Strikes”, “ Releases”, and “Early Releases®”? I read with interest Michael Bugeja’s July 7 CoinUpdate article about “first releases” and “Early Releases®”  and the readers’ comments that followed. I’ve been asked about these labels, and […]

By September 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
All Star Line Up For Autographed PCGS Baseball HOF Coin Inserts

All Star Line Up For Autographed PCGS Baseball HOF Coin Inserts

As the race to the playoffs and World Series attracts attention, many baseball fans are also excited about an increasingly popular way to collect Hall of Fame players’ autographs. Thirty-one players enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum now have signed insert labels for PCGS-certified 2014 Hall of Fame gold, silver and […]

By September 3, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
PCGS Offers On-Site Crossover Special At September 2014 Long Beach Expo

PCGS Offers On-Site Crossover Special At September 2014 Long Beach Expo

Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) will offer a special opportunity for “crossover” service at the September 4 – 6, 2014 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com). The usual Crossover grading fee will be waived on coins submitted at the show that do not crossover into PCGS holders. “This is an excellent […]

By August 11, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
PCGS CoinFacts Coin Dealer Hall of Fame inducts Adams, Ivy and Ruddy

PCGS CoinFacts Coin Dealer Hall of Fame inducts Adams, Ivy and Ruddy

The PCGS CoinFacts™ Coin Dealer Hall of Fame has inducted three more past and current distinguished professional numismatists. The new members are Edgar H. Adams, Steve Ivy and James F. Ruddy. The 2014 induction ceremony was part of the PCGS Set RegistrySM luncheon conducted during the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of MoneySM in the […]

By August 8, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
PCGS Announces 2014 PCGS Set Registry Award Winners; Three Hall of Fame Sets

PCGS Announces 2014 PCGS Set Registry Award Winners; Three Hall of Fame Sets

The Professional Coin Grading Service  (NASDAQ:CLCT) has announced the winners of its 2014 PCGS Set Registry Award competition and has inducted three sets into the PCGS Set Registry Hall of Fame. All collectors, who collect PCGS-graded coins are eligible to participate in the PCGS Set Registry. Every year, the Newport Beach, California grading service awards the best […]

By July 28, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Numismatic Quick Hits: Brisk Sales for Kennedy Sets + New PCGS Kennedy Label + Upcoming First Reads

Numismatic Quick Hits: Brisk Sales for Kennedy Sets + New PCGS Kennedy Label + Upcoming First Reads

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. Sales Brisk for Two-Coin Kennedy Sets After One Day Michael White at the United States Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications forwarded me this number: 68,974. That’s the total number of 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Uncirculated Coin Sets that have been ordered by collectors and dealers in the […]

Changes are Coming to PCGS’ TruView Service

Changes are Coming to PCGS’ TruView Service

CoinWeek staff reports…. PCGS‘ in-house photographer Phil Arnold posted on the company’s website that changes are coming to the Newport Beach, California-based grading firm’s popular TruView coin photography service. According to Arnold, PCGS, responding to collector requests, will begin to offer collectors a more robust TruView service that will offer additional image size options, plus the ability to download […]

By July 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
PCGS Certifies Rare Transitional Peace Dollars From Former Mint Director’s Estate

PCGS Certifies Rare Transitional Peace Dollars From Former Mint Director’s Estate

Five rare 1921 and 1922 proof and circulation strike Peace dollars that reflect historic transition changes in the original high-relief design of the series have been authenticated and graded by Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com). The coins exhibit different finishes and relief, including a previously unreported 1921 High Relief sandblasted and antiqued finish presentation specimen. […]

By July 12, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
PCGS International Developments June 2014. VIDEO: 4:49.

PCGS International Developments June 2014. VIDEO: 4:49.

Muriel Eymery, Vice President, PCGS Asia Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com ……. The Professional Coin Grading Service has opened offices in Europe and Asia. International Vice President Muriel Eymery talks about the move into China and what that marketplace represents. Copyright © CoinWeek – Long Beach – June 2014 The Long Beach Coin Expo is the […]

By June 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
PCGS Awards Collectors Universe 50 Millionth Certified Collectible at ANA. VIDEO: 3:44

PCGS Awards Collectors Universe 50 Millionth Certified Collectible at ANA. VIDEO: 3:44

Don Willis, President, Professional Coin Grading Service, Mike Newman, Collector, Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……. Started in 1986 PCGS and its parent company Collectors Universe has been grading collectible items. They recently crossed the milestone of 50 million items being certified. Meet and hear the people involved. Copyright © CoinWeek LLC. March  2014 American Numismatic Association’s […]

By March 3, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Coin Grading : PCGS-Certified MS66+ 1888-O Morgan Becomes  50 Millionth Item Certified By Collectors Universe

Coin Grading : PCGS-Certified MS66+ 1888-O Morgan Becomes 50 Millionth Item Certified By Collectors Universe

An important and historic milestone has been reached by Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT), the parent company of Professional Coin Grading Service (www.pcgs.com).  On February 26, 2014, PCGS authenticated and graded a coin that became the 50 millionth item certified by Collectors Universe.   “We opened our doors for business in February 1986 and we […]

By February 27, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
New PCGS Crossover Policy Announced:  Top-Graded Coins Crossed At PCGS 70

New PCGS Crossover Policy Announced: Top-Graded Coins Crossed At PCGS 70

Professional Coin Grading Service, the world’s leading, independent third-party coin authentication and grading company, has announced a new Crossover Policy. Effective February 25, 2014, PCGS Collectors Club Members and PCGS Authorized Dealers can submit crossover coins, previously graded 70 by another grading service, to PCGS and specify MS70 or PR70 as the minimum grade. Previously, […]

By February 26, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Buried Treasure of 1427  US Gold Coins  Certified by PCGS For Kagins Inc.

Buried Treasure of 1427 US Gold Coins Certified by PCGS For Kagins Inc.

 Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) has authenticated, graded and certified 1,427 U.S. 19th century gold coins that were found in eight, decaying metal canisters buried on private property in California’s gold country. The coins are dated from 1847 to 1894, and the majority of them are $20 denomination Liberty Double Eagles struck at the San […]

By February 25, 2014 4 Comments Read More →
Numismatic Quick Hits: The PCGS Doily Returns + Comments on the Girl Scout Commem

Numismatic Quick Hits: The PCGS Doily Returns + Comments on the Girl Scout Commem

by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….. The PCGS Doily Returns: A Retro-Remake of a Coveted Classic What’s old is new again. For a limited time only, Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is reintroducing its coveted “doily holder” for a range of modern numismatic coins. The Doily, so-called because of its intricate, “doily-like” […]

Finest Half Cent Collection in PCGS Set Registry Brings Million Dollar Prices

Finest Half Cent Collection in PCGS Set Registry Brings Million Dollar Prices

The January 26, 2014 auction of the “Missouri Cabinet Collection,” the current and all-time finest United States half-cent collection of its kind in the PCGS Set Registry®, once again demonstrated that superb-quality coins certified by Professional Coin Grading Service (http://www.PCGS.com) can bring superb-quality prices. The collection of 228 coins, with a combined face value $1.14, […]

By January 28, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
PCGS Offers Crossover Special And Coin Grading Classes in Long Beach

PCGS Offers Crossover Special And Coin Grading Classes in Long Beach

Professional Coin Grading Service (http://www.PCGS.com) will offer a special risk-free opportunity for “crossover” service to coincide with the upcoming January 30 -February 1, 2014 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo.  PCGS experts also will conduct informative PCGS Collector Education classes at the show on grading proof and modern coins and counterfeit detection. […]

By January 14, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
PCGS Announces New Anti-Counterfeiting Coin Holder. VIDEO: 9:04

PCGS Announces New Anti-Counterfeiting Coin Holder. VIDEO: 9:04

PCGS and DuPont Authentication Collaborate to Combat Global Counterfeiting Professional Coin Grading Service (http://www.PCGS.com) of Santa Ana, California and DuPont Authentication, Inc. of Wilmington, Delaware have announced creation of a new, anti-counterfeiting 3D security hologram for PCGS holders.  The addition of the prominent, high-tech emblem is part of the ongoing, aggressive efforts by PCGS to […]

By January 13, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
PCGS Hosts Display Of Finest Morgan Dollar Set At 2014 FUN

PCGS Hosts Display Of Finest Morgan Dollar Set At 2014 FUN

Professional Coin Grading Service (http://www.PCGS.com) will host the first East Coast public display of the superb, multi-million dollar Coronet Collection, the finest current Morgan Dollars Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1878-1921), in the PCGS Set Registry® (http://www.pcgs.com/setregistry). The entire collection of 97 coins with a weighted grade point average of 66.38 will be exhibited at the […]

By November 25, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
PCGS Grading Modern Chinese Coins Year-Round On Mainland And Adding Reference Numbers

PCGS Grading Modern Chinese Coins Year-Round On Mainland And Adding Reference Numbers

Professional Coin Grading Service (http://www.PCGS.com.cn) is now grading modern Chinese coins on a year-round basis in mainland China.  PCGS opened submission centers in Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou this past summer, and is expanding its initially part-time certification services to now accept, authenticate and grade modern coin submissions all-year-round with a quick turnaround time of three […]

By October 30, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
PCGS has Successful Debut at ANDA Melbourne Coin Show

PCGS has Successful Debut at ANDA Melbourne Coin Show

Representatives of Professional Coin Grading Service (http://www.PCGSAsia.com), the world’s leader in coin authentication and grading services, say their first official participation at a show in Australia was a major success during the Australasian Numismatic Dealer’s Association (ANDA) International Coin and Banknote Show in Melbourne, Australia, October 18 – 20, 2013. Ms. Muriel Eymery, PCGS Vice […]

By October 25, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
PCGS Will Present Educational Seminars At ANDA Melbourne Show

PCGS Will Present Educational Seminars At ANDA Melbourne Show

Representatives of Professional Coin Grading Service (http://www.PCGSAsia.com), the world’s leader in coin authentication and grading services, will be attending the Australasian Numismatic Dealer’s Association International Coin and Banknote Show (http://australiancoinshows.com.au) in Melbourne, Australia, October 18 – 20, 2013. The show will be held in the Medallion Club (level 2) at Etihad Stadium. This is the […]

By October 17, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
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