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Long Beach Expo Coin, Stamp and Sports Collectibles Show

Long Beach Expo Coin Show Returns in September 2021 Near PCGS Headquarters

Professional Coin Grading Service celebrates the first Long Beach Expo Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Show in more than one year after several...

CoinWeek Podcast #161: Let’s Get Medieval: Mike Markowitz on Coins of the Middle Ages

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The Semi-Key Canadian Cents of the 1920s

The Semi-Key Canadian Cents of the 1920s

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   A new era in Canadian numismatics commenced when Canada replaced its large cent with the smaller-sized one-cent coin in...
Mules and Blocks on Bucks: PCGS Certified Paper Money

Mules and Blocks on Bucks: PCGS Certified Paper Money

By Philip Thomas for PCGS ......   It isn’t every day that a United States banknote variety that is currently unlisted in the foremost reference catalog...
PCGS President Brett Charville

PCGS President Brett Charville Stepping Down

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) President Brett Charville has announced he will be leaving the company but will remain part of the PCGS team...
Russia 1845 СПБ 6 Rubles – Ex Hutten-Czapski and Mikhailovich Collections – PCGS PR65DCAM

An Extremely Rare Platinum Russian Coin Graded by PCGS

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   Russia 1845 СПБ 6 Rubles – Ex Hutten-Czapski and Mikhailovich Collections – PCGS PR65DCAM For Russian numismatics, there are many...

CoinWeek Podcast #160: Silver: America’s Historical & Political Metal (with Economist William Silber)

 CoinWeek Podcast #160: Silver: America's Historical & Political Metal (with Economist William Silber) Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic...
Walking Liberty Collection Earns Nearly $1 Million in Stack’s Bowers Galleries June 2021 Auction

Walking Liberty Collection Earns Nearly $1 Million in Stack’s Bowers Galleries June 2021 Auction

The magnificent Lulu Collection of Walking Liberty half dollars realized over $971,000 in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries June 2021 Costa Mesa Auction, setting a...
PCGS Around the World – The Thailand Pattern Coin From Paris That Was Too Late

PCGS Around the World – The Thailand Pattern Coin From Paris That Was Too...

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   Many pattern coins are created as samplings, with their rejection caused by the selection of another design. However, for Thailand...
Ootje Oxenaar - The Art and Application of Banknote Design

Ootje Oxenaar – The Art and Application of Banknote Design

By Phil Arnold for PCGS ......   On a dreary April morning in 1998, I was blearily wandering through the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. I...
CoinWeek Podcast #159: The Infamous 1933 Double Eagle (with David Tripp)

CoinWeek Podcast #159: The Infamous 1933 Double Eagle (with David Tripp)

 CoinWeek Podcast #159: The Infamous 1933 Double Eagle (with David Tripp) Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or...

One Collector’s Moon Kennedy Half Dollar Beckons Dreams of the Space Age

By Wes Benson for PCGS ......   I am a professional oil painter. My interest in art and all things visual informs or dictates many of...
CoinWeek Podcast #158: Dr. Don Kagin, a Life in Numismatics

CoinWeek Podcast #158: Dr. Don Kagin, a Life in Numismatics

 CoinWeek Podcast #158: Dr. Don Kagin, a Life in Numismatics Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe...
YN Scholarships Available for First Coin University Program in San Francisco

YN Scholarships Available for First Coin University Program in San Francisco

Witter Coin Co. offers opportunity for 13-to-21 year-old scholarship recipients to learn from professionals and get hands-experience at a major coin store   Scholarship applications are...
Counterfeit World Coins: South Korea 1959 50 Hwan - PCGS

Counterfeit World Coins: South Korea 1959 50 Hwan

There is a danger in complacency   By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   Just because something is common, not very expensive, or of modern production doesn’t mean...

Gold Bullion Spotlight: The Other Vintage Bullion Mexican Coinage

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   A previous Gold Bullion Spotlight featuring the popular Mexico Centenario coinage offers a look at one of the most...
The Coinage of the Micronation of Celestial Space: PCGS

The Coinage of the Nation of Celestial Space

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   What does it take to become a nation? In short, the answer is declaring independence and gaining recognition. But the...
CoinWeek Podcast #157: The History of Numismatics - Mike Markowitz

CoinWeek Podcast #157: The History of Numismatics

 CoinWeek Podcast #157: The History of Numismatics Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on...

CoinWeek Podcast #156: Money & Race: An American Story

CoinWeek Podcast #156: Money & Race: An American Story Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to...

The Adelaide Sovereign—Australia’s First Gold Coin

By Eric Eigner for PCGS ......   Although the British Gold Sovereign is very well known, even among non-collectors, the Adelaide Sovereign remains a hidden gem...
PCGS Around the World – An 1859-O United States Double Eagle Appears in Europe

PCGS Around the World – An 1859-O United States Double Eagle Appears in Europe

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   Discoveries of rarities, especially in the United States gold coin series, can occur in Paris submissions as tons of...
PCGS Banknote Grades Rare Series of 1880 “Black Back” $100 Silver Certificate

PCGS Banknote Grades Rare Series of 1880 “Black Back” $100 Silver Certificate

By Cory Williams for PCGS ......   Series 1880 “Black Back” $100 Silver Certificate, PCGS Choice Very Fine 35 PCGS recently graded an exemplary specimen of the...

Rare Asian Coins Break Records at Stack’s Bowers Galleries Auction

Several Significant Rarities from the Pinnacle Collection and Graded by PCGS Cross the Block at April Hong Kong Auction   Some of the rarest coins from...

PCGS Certifies Ultra-Rare 1933 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle Gold Coin

Professional Coin Grading Service Grades the Only Legally Obtainable 1933 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle, to be Sold by Sotheby’s in June 2021   Professional Coin Grading Service...

New PCGS Set Registry Awards for Toned Coins

Professional Coin Grading Service Launches Special Toned Coins Showcase with Awards, Cash Prizes   Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) has announced the launch of the 2021...

1907 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Graded by PCGS Sells for $4.1 Million

Outstanding Example of Rare Gold Coin Graded PCGS PR68   An extraordinary 1907 Saint-Gaudens Ultra High Relief Double Eagle graded PCGS PR68 by Professional Coin Grading...
It Took a Team of Sculptors to Produce the “Saint-Gaudens” Double Eagle

It Took a Team of Sculptors to Produce the “Saint-Gaudens” Double Eagle

By Mark Ferguson for PCGS ......   Popularly regarded as America’s most beautiful coin and affectionately known in numismatics as the “Saint”, the Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle...

Outlandish Alteration of a Chinese Dollar

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   With vintage Chinese coins, I have come to see unimaginably fantastic forgeries and alterations. Yet one alteration goes above...

CoinWeek Podcast #155: Ultra-Modern Coins Take Over

 CoinWeek Podcast #155: Ultra-Modern Coins Take Over Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on...

Gold Bullion Spotlight: Mexico Centenario Coins

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   A favorite coin for many bullion collectors, especially in the United States, is the Mexico Centenario coin. The series...