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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 →
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 →
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 →
Professional Coin Grading Service  Shanghai Office Will Open July 20, 2013

Professional Coin Grading Service Shanghai Office Will Open July 20, 2013

In a historic event that has the potential to significantly expand the already rapidly-growing coin collecting market in China, “Professional Coin Grading Service, Collectors Universe (Shanghai), Ltd. (上海品吉伟仕商务服务有限公司)” will officially open on July 20, 2013. “The opening of the PCGS Shanghai grading center (www.PCGS.com.cn) and our strategic partnership with Shanghai Quanping Collectables Co. Ltd. are […]

By June 19, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Video News: PCGS Luncheon at FUN full of Announcements and Information

Video News: PCGS Luncheon at FUN full of Announcements and Information

Don Willis, President of the Professional Coin Grading Service and David Hall, President of Collectors Universe and one of the PCGS Founders, made a series of announcements and presentations during the PCGS Luncheon at the FUN Coin Convention in Orlando. Below are a series of Videos produced by CoinWeek, which covered the major announcements from […]

By January 16, 2013 0 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 →
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 →
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 →
First Digital Coin Show at the Long Beach Expo June 2012

First Digital Coin Show at the Long Beach Expo June 2012

David Hall, Mark Meyer, Don Willis, Gary Adkins, Mike Brandow. Interviewer: David Lisot, Technology continues to become part of the numismatic trading market. Now collectors have a way to locate coins at a convention without having to walk the entire bourse floor asking each dealer about what they have. Collectors Universe unveils for the first […]

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 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 →
PCGS Will Display and Sponsor Eye-Opening Exhibits at Chicago ANA

PCGS Will Display and Sponsor Eye-Opening Exhibits at Chicago ANA

Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) will sponsor a wide range of amazing exhibits and informative presentations at the American Numismatic Association’s Chicago World’s Fair of Money, August 16 – 20, 2011. The eagerly anticipated exhibit will in Hall F of the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Rd. in Rosemont, IL, site of […]

By August 1, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Introduction of the PCGS ‘Coin Sniffer’ to detect doctored coins

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Introduction of the PCGS ‘Coin Sniffer’ to detect doctored coins

News and Analysis on scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #36 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds Last week, I covered the FUN Convention in general and, soon, I will post a review of the Platinum Night event. The primary purpose of the PCGS Luncheon on Jan. 7 was to formally introduce […]

By January 19, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The PCGS SecurePlus Program, Part 1: An Explanation

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The PCGS SecurePlus Program, Part 1: An Explanation

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #28 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds On March 25, 2010, David Hall and Don Willis, the top officials at the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS), announced and explained the PCGS SecurePlus™ program, known for weeks before as “The Big One”! For […]

By November 24, 2010 0 Comments Read More →
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