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...
CoinWeek Podcast #171: The Spiritual Bank of Seth Paine

CoinWeek Podcast #171: The Spiritual Bank of Seth Paine

  The CoinWeek Podcast is brought to you by PCGS. Check out PCGS’ new grading specials and take advantage of an exclusive offer to get...
Vietnam-Era 1969 Military Payment Certificate Series 681

Vietnam-Era 1969 Military Payment Certificate Series 681

By Philip Thomas for PCGS ...... One way to honor military veterans of the United States Armed Forces is to examine and admire a particular...
Mysterious “E”, “L” Counterstamps on Capped Bust Quarters Intrigue Numismatists

Mysterious “E”, “L” Counterstamps on Capped Bust Quarters Intrigue Numismatists

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   There are many unusual varieties among early United States Federal-era coinage, but perhaps few are as mysterious as some...
The Two Types of Struck-Through Error Coins

The Two Types of Struck-Through Error Coins

By Jon Sullivan for PCGS ......   When a coin is struck, it should be produced from dies that are clean and free of any residues,...
The Key Date 1998 Mexico Silver Onza Libertad

The Key Date 1998 Mexico Silver Onza Libertad

By Sanjay Gandhi for PCGS ......   One bullion coin that has always been in extraordinarily high demand by world coin collectors is the Onza Silver...
United States 1987 American Silver Eagle Bullion Coin

United States 1987 American Silver Eagle Bullion Coin

PCGS MS-69 $48 – $52 Annual Rate of Return Since 2014: 0% PCGS POP MS-69: 24,209 Population Growth Since 2014: 103.37%▲ (MS-69 Population in 2014: 11,904) NGC MS-69 $44 – $48▲ Annual Rate...
Noteworthy Notes: 1869 $1 Legal Tender Rainbow Note Error

Noteworthy Notes: 1869 $1 Legal Tender Rainbow Note Error

By Philip Thomas for PCGS ......   Unlike coins, the large majority of banknotes do not enjoy the anonymity that comes with not having a distinctive...
PCGS Around The World: The China 1929 Globe Pattern Dollar

PCGS Around the World: The China 1929 Globe Pattern Dollar

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   The Chinese 1929 pattern dollar of Sun Yat-sen featuring the globe reverse design is a desirable rarity out of...
PCGS Grades New 1800 Draped Bust Half Dime Variety

PCGS Grades New 1800 Draped Bust Half Dime Variety

By Dylan Dominguez and Edward Van Orden for PCGS ......   In the world of numismatics, one often hears the enthusiastically exclaimed, “You never know what's...
The New Orleans Mint: Part 3

The New Orleans Mint: Part 3

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 * * * The New Orleans Mint was the only Southern mint reopened...
CoinWeek Podcast: Episode 167: American Silver Eagle Musings

CoinWeek Podcast: Episode 167: American Silver Eagle Musings

The CoinWeek Podcast is brought to you by PCGS. Check out PCGS’ new grading specials and take advantage of an exclusive offer to get...
A Rare Australian Coin With a Common Appearance

A Rare Australian Coin With a Common Appearance

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   Recently, a circulated Australian 50 Cents coin crossed my desk. What would have the appearance of an ordinary, common...
United States 1986 American Silver Eagle Bullion Coin

United States 1986 American Silver Eagle Bullion Coin

PCGS MS-69 $70 – $75▲ Annual Rate of Return Since 2014: 3.8% PCGS POP MS-69: 21,697 Population Growth Since 2014: 111.4%▲ (MS69 Population in 2014: 9,788) NGC MS-69 $70 – $75▲ Annual Rate...
The New Orleans Mint: Part 2

The New Orleans Mint: Part 2

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 * * * By 1850, the New Orleans Mint was producing a nearly...
The New Orleans Mint: Part 1 - PCGS

The New Orleans Mint: Part 1

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 * * * In this three-part series on the New Orleans Mint, I’ll...
A Return to Paris: The American Legion Convention of 1927 and Its Medal

A Return to Paris: The American Legion Convention of 1927 and Its Medal

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   At 1:30 p.m. on September 19, 1927, some 20,000 Americans marched down the streets in Paris, as some million...
Double-Denominations: Two Coins in One

Double-Denominations: Two Coins in One

By Jon Sullivan for PCGS ......   The mint error type called a “double-denomination” is exactly what the name implies — two different denominations on the...
PCGS Around the World: Coins From the Treasure of Polzévet

PCGS Around the World: Coins From the Treasure of Plozévet

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   In September 2021, the news of a treasure find appeared in many media outlets. For one couple, the dream...
China Kirin (1898) Dollar Coins

China Kirin (1898) Dollar Coins

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   The Kirin province of China boasts more varieties for Chinese machine-struck coinage than any other province. Between silver and...
Focus on Coins in Early Holders in Heritage Sept. 6 Showcase

Focus on Coins in Early Holders in Heritage Sept. 6 Showcase

Buy the slab, not the coin? Not exactly, but the latest Showcase Auction of US Coins in Early Holders from Heritage Auctions focuses on...
Changes are Happening at Major National Coin Shows

Changes are Happening at Major National Coin Shows

By Victor Bozarth and Mark Ferguson for PCGS ......   A few lessons have been learned during the absence of major, national coin shows during the...
Noteworthy Notes: A New Discovery Receives a Freidberg Number

Noteworthy Notes: A New Discovery Receives a Freidberg Number

By Philip Thomas for PCGS ......   “Friedberg” is one of the most preeminent names in all of American numismatics — one that is practically synonymous...
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...
Double-Struck Mint Errors

Double-Struck Mint Errors

By Jon Sullivan for PCGS ......   A very popular mint error type is the double-strike. It is dramatic in appearance and easily understood. Some of...
The Ferris Wheel on So-Called Dollars

The Ferris Wheel on So-Called Dollars

Souvenir So-Called Dollars by Jay Turner for PCGS ......   It had been four years since the Exposition Universelle in Paris, France, where the world had...
Rainbow-Toned Morgan Dollars

Rainbow-Toned Morgan Dollars

By Kyle Clifford Knapp for PCGS ......   An 1881-S Morgan Dollar graded PCGS MS67+ and bearing a price guide value of $1,100 realized $19,387 USD....
The 1925 British Gold Sovereign Coin

The 1925 British Gold Sovereign Coin

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   The Great Britain 1925 Sovereign gold coin is one of the more commonly encountered sovereigns. Often the coin has...
Commonsense Counterfeit Detection: Philippines Counterstamped 8 Reales

Commonsense Counterfeit Detection: Philippines Counterstamped 8 Reales

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   There are many counterfeits and altered coins that unfortunately often defraud people in pursuit of building their collection or...