PCGS Re-Opens U.S. Grading Operations, Resumes Coin Grading

By Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) ......   Orange County, California has clarified its emergency order and is now allowing businesses, including Collectors Universe, to resume...

CoinWeek Podcast #130: Discussing the 100 Greatest Modern World Coins

   CoinWeek Podcast #130: Discussing the 100 Greatest Modern World Coins Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe...

Exclusive PCGS Autographed Basketball Hall of Fame Coin COAs at Final...

Attendees can have COAs signed April 4 in Atlanta by the United States Mint Director, the coins’ designers, and NBA Hall of Famers   Sports enthusiasts...

CoinWeek Podcast #129: PCGS Programs for Modern Coins 2020-21

 CoinWeek Podcast #129: PCGS Programs for Modern Coins 2020-21 Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to...

Coins of Transylvania and Dracula, Vlad the Impaler

By Dylan Dominguez for PCGS ......   Transylvania, as stated in Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula (1897), was "one of the wildest and least-known portions of Europe"....

Rare Georgia Gold Rush Coin Brings Record $480,000 in Atlanta

Historic coin is “coming back home”   A small gold coin with a face value of $2.50 when it was struck in northern Georgia in 1830...

PCGS Certifies Rare 1933 New Zealand Pattern Coin

New Zealand Pattern Coin by Jay Turner for PCGS ......   There is something quite magical in viewing a pattern coin. A concept for a coin...

Ahead of Its Time – The Alcohol-Fueled Car Medals of 1901-1902

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   The debate about environmental issues, natural resources, and technological improvements are more relevant than ever before. Yet, two French...

Collecting US Coins: Type vs Variety vs…?

By Mike Sherman for PCGS ......   The categorization of U.S. coins into types, sub-types, major varieties, minor or sub-varieties, and die varieties is far from...

The Affordable Yet Scarce 1939-D & 1950-D Jefferson Nickel Keys Dates

By Jon Garner for PCGS ......   Jefferson nickels have been around since 1938, but despite the long run of this popular series, it has not...

CoinWeek Podcast: How Coin Writer Chris Bulfinch Sees the Hobby

 CoinWeek Podcast #128: How Coin Writer Chris Bulfinch Sees the Hobby Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or...

PCGS Graded 21 of Top 25 Most-Expensive United States Coins Sold...

Including a $3.96 Million Coin That Crossed Over To PCGS Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) closed the books on 2019 by proudly announcing that 20...

Collecting 1943 Lincoln Steel Cents

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   There are few 20th-century coins as popular with numismatists and non-numismatists alike as 1943 Lincoln Steel cents. Struck as...

Unprecedented $50 Million Gold Eagles Tyrant Collection Exhibit at February Long...

More than 300 historic U.S. $10 coins in display of unparalleled set   A never-before-seen exhibit of United States $10 eagle gold coins from the extensive...

Coin Designer Jamie Franki Signs Exclusive PCGS Signature Label Deal

Coin designer Jamie Franki has signed an exclusive deal with Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) to hand autograph label inserts for certified coins bearing...

5 Iconic Unique US Coins You Can’t Own

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   As many numismatists know, several extremely rare United States coins are worth millions of dollars apiece and can ever...

PCGS Paris Office Certifies 1776 Continental Dollar Found in Junk Box...

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   Grading in the Paris office for PCGS is always a thrill. The submissions in Europe always trend to yielding...

CoinWeek Podcast #127: Coin Market Point/Counterpoint (with Scott Travers)

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Looking Back on the Sacagawea Dollar 20 Years Later

By Adrian Chacon and Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   Where have the last two decades years gone? It's hard to believe that, 20 years ago,...

CoinWeek Podcast #126: Collecting Medals in America

 CoinWeek Podcast #126: Collecting Medals in America Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on...

Collecting Short Sets – Four Ideal Short Sets for Collectors of...

Short Set Collecting Strategies by Adrian Chacon for PCGS ......   Collecting Short sets  of coins that represents a portion of an entire series. There is...

New to Collecting & on a Budget? Where to Begin With...

By Mike Sherman for PCGS ......   Just because you’re not a millionaire doesn’t mean you can’t have a great deal of fun building an interesting...

PCGS Coin Quest Continues in 2020

What is the PCGS Coin Quest? The 2019-W PCGS Quarter Quest, which was a revolutionary competition for bounties and limited special labels on circulating 2019-W...

Standing Tall Against Controversy and Scandal – The Standing Liberty Quarter

By Mike Garofalo for PCGS ......   One of my favorite 20th-century coin designs has always been the Standing Liberty quarter. It replaced the staid and...

CoinWeek Podcast #125: Denis Loring on Collecting Copper Coins

 CoinWeek Podcast #125: Denis Loring on Collecting Copper Coins Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes.   CoinWeek...

The 1920 Pilgrim Commemorative Half Dollar Turns 100

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   The year 2020 represents a very special duo of commemoratives for numismatists who appreciate Colonial history. Among America’s earliest...

CoinWeek Streaming News: 2020 America the Beautiful Quarter PROOF SET Released…

  The 2020 United States Mint release calendar continues at a busy pace this January with the release of the 2020 America the Beautiful Quarter...

1958 Doubled Die Remains One of the Most Elusive Lincoln Cent...

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   The Lincoln cent is one of the most popular United States series, and over its century-plus run that began...

The 1875 Dot Reverse Indian Head Cent: Did It Catch a...

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   What’s up with the unusual raised dot on the reverse of some 1875 Indian Head cents? That’s the question...

Why Was the Mintmark Moved on Walking Liberty Half Dollars ?

Walking Liberty Half Dollars by Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   Walking Liberty half dollars are widely considered among the most beautiful coins the United States...