U.S. Modern Commemorative Coins Turn 40

U.S. Modern Commemorative Coins Turn 40

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   The year was 1982. Steven Spielberg’s E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial was soaring across the silver screen, the futuristic EPCOT (Experimental...
100-Note Series 1934A $500 Banknote Pack 1st Graded by New PCGS Service

PCGS Launches Pack-Grading and New Small-Size Holders for Banknotes

PCGS begins grading full and half packs of U.S. small-size notes and unveils a new holder for smaller notes   Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) has...
Five Collecting Trends for the 2022 Rare Date Gold Coin Market

Five Collecting Trends for the 2022 Rare Date Gold Coin Market

By Doug Winter for PCGS ......   The coin market has been evolving quickly over the past 24 months. Here are five collecting trends that I...
Coming Attractions at the Long Beach Expo

Coming Attractions at the Long Beach Expo

The Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Show unfolds at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California, from June 30...
PCGS Teams Up With Whatnot & CoinsTV to Debut New Holder

PCGS Teams Up With Whatnot & CoinsTV to Debut New Holder

Inaugural PCGS Whatnot Labels Available Exclusively June 4   Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) has been selected by Whatnot, the fastest-growing live-streaming marketplace for collectibles, to...
Unusual PCGS Prototype Holder Offered by GreatCollections

Unusual PCGS Prototype Holder Offered by GreatCollections

In a highly interesting auction, GreatCollections is offering collectors a potentially once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to win a milestone piece of PCGS history. This fascinating prototype...
Differences Between 1981 Type 1 and Type 2 Proof Lincoln Cents

Differences Between 1981 Type 1 and Type 2 Proof Lincoln Cents

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   Modern Proof coins have thrown many intriguing curveballs toward collectors over the years, with some of the most confusing...
Heritage Auctions to Offer Finest Certified 1908 Tai-Ching-Ti-Kuo Dollar

Heritage Auctions to Offer Finest Certified 1908 Tai-Ching-Ti-Kuo Dollar

The upcoming July 7 - 9 Hong Kong Signature Auction from Heritage Auctions features an astounding conditional survivor: a Kuang-hsü Dollar ND (1908) graded...
Errors & Varieties: The Popular Off-Center Strike

Errors & Varieties: The Popular Off-Center Strike

By Jon Sullivan for PCGS ......   Perhaps the most well-known and popular mint error type is the off-center strike. The error is defined as a...
PCGS Registry Set Mexican Gold 50 Peso Collection at David Lawrence Rare Coins

PCGS Registry Set Mexican Gold 50 Peso Collection at David Lawrence Rare Coins

Sunday Auction #1224 from David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) is now live and features over 500 total lots - including more than 20 Vault...
What’s A PCGS No-Grade Coin?

What’s A PCGS No-Grade Coin?

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   Occasionally a coin will come into the PCGS Grading Room that simply isn’t eligible for grading. A No-Grade coin...
CoinWeek Podcast #166: Beyond Greece and Rome

CoinWeek Podcast #166: Beyond Greece and Rome

 The CoinWeek Podcast is brought to you by PCGS. Check out PCGS’ new grading specials and take advantage of an exclusive offer to get...
An Emergency Coin From a Country That No Longer Exists

An Emergency Coin From a Country That No Longer Exists

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   Emergency issues are often prized coins in numismatics. Generally, these coins are made in times of desperation and withdrawn...

The 1936 Delaware Tercentenary Commemorative Half Dollar

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   When it comes to commemorative coins, 1936 was one of the busiest years in United States Mint history. Some...
Some First Spouse Gold Coins Rarer Than Many Think

Some First Spouse Gold Coins Rarer Than Many Think

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   First Spouse $10 Gold coins, issued alongside the Presidential $1 coin series from 2007 through 2016, are well respected...
Technicolor Coins – How Do We Monetize Eye Appeal?

Technicolor Coins – How Do We Monetize Eye Appeal?

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   What draws our eye to vibrant color? There’s no question color is one of the most important aspects of...
Why Weren’t 1973 Business-Strike Eisenhower Dollars Minted for Circulation?

Why Weren’t 1973 Business-Strike Eisenhower Dollars Minted for Circulation?

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   The 1973 Eisenhower Dollar is one of a handful of coins made by the United States Mint during the...
Noteworthy Notes: Classic Colonial New Jersey 6 Shilling

Noteworthy Notes: Classic Colonial New Jersey 6 Shilling

By Philip Thomas for PCGS ......   In the PCGS grading room, we certainly come across our fair share of the earliest types of American banknotes,...
From the PCGS Coin Grading Room: Distribution, Condition Census and Provenance

From the PCGS Coin Grading Room: Distribution, Condition Census and Provenance

By Kyle Knapp for PCGS ......   Any introduction to coin grading begins with broad, theoretical descriptions of each grade category: mostly full rims for “Good”,...
A Coin That Personifies the New Rare Gold Market - PCGS

A Coin That Personifies the New Rare Gold Market

By Doug Winter for PCGS ......   Stack’s Bowers Galleries recently sold at auction a U.S. gold coin that I think really sums up the new,...
PCGS Everyman Set Registry Proves Popular With Budget Collectors

PCGS Everyman Set Registry Proves Popular With Budget Collectors

By Sanjay Gandhi for PCGS ......   PCGS launched the “Everyman Mint State” category a few months ago, and it continues to grow at a steady...
Condition Rarity 1919 Walking Liberty Half Dollar Offered by GreatCollections

Patience and Strategy Are Needed to Build a First-Rate Coin Collection

By Mark Ferguson for PCGS ......   Building a collection that you’ll be proud to show off takes work – and time. Whether you collect mid-grade...
Mule Mint Errors: The Rarest of the Rare

Mule Mint Errors: The Rarest of the Rare

By Jon Sullivan for PCGS ......   When we hear the word “mule” we usually think of the animal that is the offspring of a horse...
The 1972-D No FG Kennedy Half Dollar

The 1972-D No FG Kennedy Half Dollar

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   The 1972-D No FG Kennedy Half Dollar is one of the most important varieties for the series from the...
Percy Metcalfe and His Irish Coins - PCGS

Percy Metcalfe and His Irish Coins

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   The name Percy Metcalfe might not ring a bell to many US collectors, but you may be familiar with...
New Die Variety for the 1867-S Liberty Seated Half Dollar

New Die Variety for the 1867-S Liberty Seated Half Dollar

By Dylan Dominguez and Edward Van Orden for PCGS ......   Already excited at the possibility of a new 1843-O Liberty Seated Half Dollar die combination,...
New Die Variety for the 1843-O Liberty Seated Half Dollar

New Die Variety for the 1843-O Liberty Seated Half Dollar

By Dylan Dominguez and Edward Van Orden for PCGS ......   It's always fun to look at a complete or near-complete collection by date and mintmark...
A Brief Explanation of Off-Metal Error Coins

A Brief Explanation of Off-Metal Error Coins

By Jon Sullivan for PCGS ......   Although there are many valuable mint errors, among the loftiest of these are classified as “off-metal”. The most valuable...
100-Note Series 1934A $500 Banknote Pack 1st Graded by New PCGS Service

100-Note Series 1934A $500 Banknote Pack 1st Graded by New PCGS Service

Professional Coin Grading Service will soon debut grading of sealed banknote packs amid demand for certification of consecutive notes, low serial numbers, and other...
China Year 二十六 (1937)-S P$1 KM-Pn185 L&M-117 Kann-632, PCGS SP63. Courtesy of PCGS TrueView.

Hong Kong – A Very Rare Chinese Pattern Coin

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   In Chinese numismatics, there are countless areas to study and collect. One facet is the transition from a silver-based...