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...
Stack’s Bowers Offers Hendricks Sets of $10 Eagles, $20 Double Eagles From Fairmont Collection

Stack’s Bowers Offers Hendricks Sets of $10 Eagles, $20 Double Eagles From Fairmont Collection

$20 Double Eagle Gold Coins Stack’s Bowers Galleries is excited to announce the incredible Hendricks Set of $20 Double Eagles from the Fairmont Collection, a...
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...
Upcoming Heritage Showcase Auctions Offer Rare French Coins, US Coins in Early Holders

Upcoming Heritage Showcase Auctions Offer Rare French Coins, US Coins in Early Holders

Long Island Collection of French Coins Closes for Bidding February 27 The second Heritage Auctions Showcase installment of the excellent and wide-ranging Long Island Collection,...
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...
Why the Charlotte and Dahlonega Mints Were Built – Part 4

Why the Charlotte and Dahlonega Mints Were Built – Part 4

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   In parts one, two, and three of this four-part series, I discussed the early Europeans’ unsuccessful search for gold...
Tyrant Collection $100 Million U.S. Type Coin Exhibition at February 2022 Long Beach Expo

Tyrant Collection Among Attractions at Long Beach Coin & Currency Expo

The Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp, and Sports Collectible Show rolls out the red carpet on February 17-19, 2022, at the Long Beach Convention...
Why the Charlotte and Dahlonega Mints Were Built - Part 3

Why the Charlotte and Dahlonega Mints Were Built – Part 3

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   In parts one and two of my four-part series, I detailed the early European explorers who failed in their...
Why the Charlotte and Dahlonega Mints Were Built - Part 2

Why the Charlotte and Dahlonega Mints Were Built – Part 2

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   In part one of this series, I discussed the early European explorers who, despite numerous attempts, never located any...
Fugio Cents: The First Regular-Issue United States Coin

Fugio Cents: The First Regular-Issue United States Coin

By John Dannreuther, Gordon Wrubel, Craig Sholley, Brian Greer, Chuck Link, Tony Terranova, Chris Victor-McCawley, David McCarthy, and Erik Goldstein for PCGS ......   Over the...
CoinWeek Podcast #165: Mike Markowitz on Byzantine Coins

CoinWeek Podcast #165: Mike Markowitz on Byzantine Coins

The CoinWeek Podcast is brought to you by PCGS. Check out PCGS’ new grading specials and take advantage of an exclusive offer to get...
Why the Charlotte and Dahlonega Mints Were Built - PCGS

Why the Charlotte and Dahlonega Mints Were Built – Part 1

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   Despite being here for nearly 300 years, no quantifiable gold was ever located by early European explorers in the...
The Truman Library Snyder Coin Collection Robbery and Other Recollections

The Truman Library Snyder Coin Collection Robbery and Other Recollections

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   In March 1962, Treasury Secretary John Snyder donated his 450-piece complete coin collection to the Harry S. Truman Presidential...
PCGS Graded Top 8 of 10 Most Valuable U.S. Coins Sold in 2021

PCGS Graded Top 8 of 10 Most Valuable U.S. Coins Sold in 2021

Professional Coin Grading Service claims 17 of the top 25 U.S. coins crossing the auction block last year - including the most-valuable coin ever...
Tyrant Collection $100 Million U.S. Type Coin Exhibition at February 2022 Long Beach Expo

Tyrant Collection $100 Million U.S. Type Coin Exhibition at February 2022 Long Beach Expo

By Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) ......   The public will be able to see the superb type set of more than 400 U.S. coins from...

Bags in the Basement: Quantity Over Quality

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   Some coin deals are more memorable than others. Most deals are “one and done”, and you go on to...

Telling a 1964 Accented Hair Proof Kennedy Half Dollar Apart From Regular Kennedy Halves

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   The 1964 Accented Hair Kennedy Half Dollar is one of the most sought-after varieties of the long-running Kennedy series....
PCGS Reclassifies Early American Fugio Cent as Regular-Issue Federal Coin

PCGS Reclassifies Early American Fugio Cent as Regular-Issue Federal Coin

Professional Coin Grading Service announces its official redesignation of the popular early Federal-era copper coin   The Fugio Cent has long been one of the most...
The 1894 Doubled Die Indian Cent

The 1894 Doubled Date Indian Cent

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   One of the most enduring Indian Cent varieties is the 1894/1894 Doubled Date, a piece that excites not only...
France 1896-A 20 Francs Faisceau privy Gad-1063, Full Brockage Reverse Mint Error, PCGS AU58. Courtesy of PCGS TrueView

PCGS Around the World – Full Mirror Brockage Mint Error French Gold

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   France 1896-A 20 Francs Faisceau privy Gad-1063, Full Brockage Reverse Mint Error, PCGS AU58. Courtesy of PCGS TrueView In coin...
What Do You Call Those Lines or Grooves on the Edge or Side of a Coin?

What Do You Call Those Lines or Grooves on the Edge or Side of...

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   So often questions concerning the edges of United States dimes, quarters, half dollars, dollar coins, and other pieces come...