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Certifying coins since 1986, Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is a division of Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT), a 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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Fugio Cents: The First Regular-Issue United States Coin

Fugio Cents: The First Regular-Issue United States Coin

By John Dannreuther, Gordon Wrubel, Craig Sholley, Brian Greer, Chuck Link, Tony Terranova, Chris Victor-McCawley, David McCarthy, and Erik Goldstein for PCGS ......   Over the...
PCGS Ultra Program

UltraBreaks Debuts 2023 Morgan, Peace Dollars With PCGS Holographic Labels

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) was selected to create and debut a set of limited-edition holographic labels for a new program of 2023 Morgan...
PCGS World's Columbian Exposition Elongated Coin. Image: PCGS.

PCGS Unveils Grading of Classic Elongated Coins

Professional Coin Grading Service expands elongated coin grading to include pieces cataloged in seminal subject-area book   Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) has announced it will...
Hall of Fame, Charity Auction Honor Late Coin Entrepreneur Michael Miles Standish

Hall of Fame, Charity Auction Honor Late Coin Entrepreneur Michael Miles Standish

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) and GreatCollections are joining forces to honor Michael “Miles” Standish, one of the most prominent figures of the coin...

The Magnificent 1880 Proof Set With Gold Goes on Tour

Any complete United States Proof set from the Victorian Era is a feast for the numismatic eyes. While proof sets from this period were...
How is PCGS Handling 2023 Peace Dollars?

How PCGS Is Handling Director’s Strike 2023 Peace Dollars

In 2021, the United States Mint celebrated the 100th anniversary of the first Peace Dollar producing 200,000 pieces featuring the highly popular design. These...
PCGS named official grading service of the International Money Expo.

PCGS Now Official International Money Exposition Grading Service

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) has been selected by International Money Exposition (IMEX) as its official grading service and onsite grader. This announcement comes...

PCGS Grades Entire John J. Ford Colonial Currency Collection Heading to Auction

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) has been selected by Kagin’s to grade a massive collection of colonial currency that will be sold in a...
PCGS Banknote Grades Entire Kagin’s Auction of 375 Significant Notes from the John J. Ford Colonial Currency Collection.

PCGS Banknote Grades Notes From John J. Ford Colonial Currency Collection

The Significant Notes from the John J. Ford Colonial Currency Collection, Part 1 will be offered live online by Kagin’s Auctions on Saturday, May...
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Confederation-Period Copper Coins: Halfpence, Cents, or Coppers?

By Craig Sholley, John Dannreuther, Jeff Rock, William Eckberg, Chris McCawley, and Brian Greer for PCGS ......   Many of the Confederation-period copper coins, including the...
New Jersey Half Penny. PCGS Defines Early American Coppers by Correct Denominations. Image: PCGS.

PCGS Defines Early American Coppers by Correct Denominations

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is officially redefining a series of early American Colonial coins widely categorized by their state names and copper composition...

PCGS Reports Missing Packages, Working With USPS

Collectors (PSA, PCGS, and Wata) is aware of a very small number of packages that have been reported as delivered to our headquarters in...
PCGS Grades Ultra-Rare 1863 $20 Gold Certificate

PCGS Grades Ultra-Rare 1863 $20 Gold Certificate

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) recently graded one of the rarest and most important banknotes in United States history. The note, a Civil War-era...

Coin Grading – PCGS Authenticates First Known 1878-S Specimen Morgan Dollar

In 2018, Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) authenticated and certified the only known Specimen Morgan dollar - 1878-S Morgan dollar. The VAM 58 variety is...
PCGS Certifies 2021 American Eagle at Dusk and at Dawn 35th Anniversary Bullion Coins

PCGS Certifies 2021 American Eagle at Dusk and at Dawn 35th Anniversary Bullion Coins

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is collaborating with Stack’s Bowers Galleries to encapsulate a select number of 2021 American Eagle silver and gold coins...
PCGS Certifies Coins From Legendary Harry W. Bass Collection

PCGS Certifies Coins From Legendary Harry W. Bass Collection

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is partnering with Heritage Auctions to certify one of the most famous coin collections assembled in the last 50...

In 2017 PCGS Certified Two Rare and Unusual Washington Quarter Errors

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) certified two extremely rare and unusual Washington Quarter errors in 2017. The first is the third-known example of a two-tailed...
The Shanghai Tael

The Shanghai Tael

By PCGS ......   There are coins that in their time were failures but today are highly prized legendary coins. This is the case with the...
Rarely Seen Unadopted Pattern Coins of the People’s Republic of China

Rarely Seen Unadopted Pattern Coins of the People’s Republic of China

On November 18, 1975, the Ministry of Finance in China submitted to the State Council a report on the design and production of a...
The Origin of the Yuan Shih-kai Dollar

The Origin of the Yuan Shih-kai Dollar

Expelling foreign silver coins from China, the Yuan Shih-kai Dollar was a turning point for Chinese coins. During the late Qing Dynasty, foreign currency inside...

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