A Closer Look at the Series of 1918 $2 Battleship Note

By Cory Williams for PCGS ......   Back of Series of 1918 "Battleship Note" $2 Federal Reserve Bank Note, courtesy of Heritage Auctions While the terminology sounds...

Encore Dollars: Dollar Coins That Came Back One More Time

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   Many coin series come and go, never to be struck again. And others take a numismatic bow only to...

A Closer Look at the Series of 1869 $1 “Rainbow Note”

By Cory Williams for PCGS ......   1869 $1 Legal Tender Rainbow Note, courtesy of Heritage Auctions The Series of 1869 United States Notes, dubbed “Legal Tenders”...

CoinWeek Podcast #136: Coins to Conserve a Monument

 CoinWeek Podcast #136: Coins to Conserve a Monument Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek...

The Brophy Specimen 1904-O $10 Gold Eagle, PCGS SP68

By Ron Guth for PCGS ......     The following is a transcript of Ron Guth's comments above about the Brophy Specimen 1904-O Gold Eagle:   "This 1904-O $10...

PCGS Grades Fantastic Gold 5 Rubles Russian Coin

1798 CM ФЦ Russian Gold 5 Roubles Bit-1, PCGS MS64   Russian Gold by Jay Turner for PCGS ......   For Russian numismatics there are many great rarities...

National Commemorative Medals of the United States Mint

By BJ Searls for PCGS ......   Over the last several years, PCGS has been grading more and more tokens and medals and interest in these...

Abraham Lincoln: A Numismatic Legacy Considered

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for PCGS ......     Prelude to War On January 12, 1848, a 39-year-old Whig congressman from Illinois named Abraham Lincoln took...

A Few Shared Design Elements on U.S. Coins You May Not...

By Mike Sherman for PCGS ......   From its beginnings in 1793 through the end of the 19th century, most U.S. coins have shared a common...

The Most Important Coin Program of Our Lifetime: 50 State Quarters

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for PCGS ......     While the pomp and circumstance surrounding the launch of the 50 State Quarters program is over...

2020 Basketball Coin Labels From PCGS, Exclusive Partner With Naismith Memorial...

As the world of professional sports begins emerging from hibernation in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is laying...

PCGS Coin Quest 2020 Winners Announced

The Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) Coin Quest 2020 has come to an exciting end with the recognition of two winners. The quest, which kicked...

The Canadian Silver Dollars of 1935-67

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   The coins of Canada attract collectors from all around the world with their beautiful, nature-themed designs and motifs of...

CoinWeek Podcast #134: Rare Coin Market Holds Its Own (With Russ...

  CoinWeek Podcast #134: Rare Coin Market Holds Its Own (With Russ Augustin) Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app...

Why Are Full Bands 1945 Philadelphia Mercury Dimes Scarce?

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   Mercury dime specialists and anybody else who loves nicely struck examples of these mid-20th-century silver coins knows that examples...

America’s First “Penny”: The 1793 AMERI. Flowing Hair Cent

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   After the founding of the United States in 1776, a variety of privately issued coins, medals, and tokens served...

Collecting the Special Mint Set Coins of 1965-1967

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   The mid-1960s was a colorful time in American numismatics, with the United States Mint making a series of changes...

PCGS 1938 Half Dollar Proof Sells for Record $81,562 at GreatCollections

After spirited bidding from 11 different collectors and dealers, the finest 1938 Walking Liberty Half Dollar ended up selling for a new all-time record...

Replacing the Large Cent With the Small Cent: A New Era

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   The United States one-cent coin was, along with the half cent, among the first denominations ever coined by the...

PCGS Considers Additional Members Only Shows to Offset COVID-19 Effects

The numismatic hobby, like seemingly every other part of our lives, finds itself at a crossroads. How and when will it be safe to...

Victor David Brenner & His Lincoln Cent

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   Lincoln cent collectors new and seasoned alike know the three ubiquitous letters of their specialty. These are the letters “VDB”,...

Stack’s Bowers Presents May 2020 “Pop-Up” Collectors Choice Online Ancient &...

No Reserve Live Auction May 13, 2020 at 10:00 am PT   With most of the world still paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic and coin...

The 2000 United States Millennium Coinage & Currency Set Turns 20

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   The anticipation surrounding the dawning of the new millennium had been building for many years by the time calendars...

Limited Edition Apollo 13 Coins With Astronaut Autograph

A very limited number of 2019 Apollo gold, silver, and clad commemorative coins have been graded and encapsulated by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS)...

Notable Notes: The “Lincoln Porthole” $5 Silver Certificate

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   This article marks the debut of a new regular segment called “Notable Notes”, in which we profile a particularly...

PCGS Resuming Coin Grading Operations in California

By PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service) ......   Dear Valued Collectors and Customers, Today we’re happy to announce that PCGS is re-opening the operations of our Orange...

CoinWeek Podcast #133: Early US Copper Planchets (with Bill Eckberg)

  CoinWeek Podcast #133: Early US Copper Planchets (with Bill Eckberg) Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe...

CoinWeek Podcast #132: The Gold Market in a Time of Crisis...

  CoinWeek Podcast #132: The Gold Market in a Time of Crisis (with Kitco's Peter Hug) Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading...

The 6 Classic Mercury Dime Key Dates & Rarities

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   The Winged Liberty Head Dime, better known as the "Mercury" Dime, was struck by the United States Mint from...

1992 Silver Proof Sets – The Return to Silver

The 1992 Silver Proof Set by Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   The year 1992 marked an important milestone for coin collectors who longed for the...