Second-Finest Known 1884-CC $10, Submitted in Box of Bullion Gold, Certified...

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   It has been a long-known and open secret that tons of United States gold coins are in Europe, especially...

The Coinage of the Barbary Pirate States

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   The contemporary United States is no stranger to overseas war. This was not always the case, however, at least...

A Closer Look at the Series of 1886 $2 Silver Certificate

By Cory Williams for PCGS ......   While Silver Certificates began in 1878, the Series of 1886 would be the first issuance of denominations smaller than...

Coin Designer Justin Kunz Signs Exclusive Basketball Hall of Fame PCGS...

Celebrated United States Mint designer hand-signing PCGS labels paired with Basketball Hall of Fame coins   United States coin designer Justin Kunz is autographing Professional Coin...

The Indian Head Gold Coins That Caused a Panic Over Germs

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   The Indian Head Quarter Eagle and Half Eagle were struck from 1908 through 1929 as continuations of two gold...

Extremely Rare 1851 Proof Three Cent Silver Certified by PCGS

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   With a mintage of four examples the 1851 Proof Three Cent Silver is an American numismatic rarity. It has...

PCGS Quarter Quest Winners Split $2,000 Prize for 2020-W U.S. Virgin...

Two Collectors Receive Grand Prize for Finding First 2020-W U.S. Virgin Islands Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve Quarter to be...

PCGS 50 Days of Summer Specials Loaded With Hot Deals

PCGS Offering a Variety of Limited-Time Submission and Grading Discounts, Other Specials   Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is rolling out several new offers for those...

PCGS Adds Senior Collectibles Experts, Two Tenured Team Members Promoted

New Acquisitions Lead Corporate, Coin & Banknote Departments   Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) recently welcomed to its team three key professionals with rich numismatic expertise...

What Are Bullion Coins?

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   There is a significant share of numismatics and the coin market that is driven by one factor: the metallic...

CoinWeek Podcast #140: What Made Alexander Great?

 CoinWeek Podcast #140: What Made Alexander Great? Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on...

Surprise! Couple Finds Out Their Gold Coin is Worth $100,000+

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   The recently found 1870-CC Liberty Head Double Eagle now graded PCGS VF30. Images courtesy PCGS. We’ve all heard the stories...

The French Republican Coin Dating System

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   The French Revolution brought about the First French Republic, which brought about sweeping changes to remove religious and royalist...

The Coinage of Manchukuo and the Last Emperor of China

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   The Last Emperor On March 1, 1932, a man by the name of Puyi became the Datong, or chief executive,...

The Last Coinage of Portuguese India

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   Throughout the long and complicated history of Colonial India, Portugal had the longest span of all the European colonizers. Beginning...

Annexing the District of Columbia & U.S. Territories to the 50...

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   The 50 State Quarters program was one of the most successful and ambitious United States Mint coin design programs...

PCGS Banknote Grades Ultra-Rare $1,000 Grand Watermelon Note

The 1890 $1,000 Grand Watermelon was the first banknote to cross the million-dollar threshold at auction   The finest known example of the ultra-rare 1890 $1,000...

Early U.S. Coins – The Gold Coins of Templeton Reid

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   Privately minted gold coins from the first decades of the United States have always intrigued numismatists. Though these coins...

The 2014 Civil Rights Act of 1964 Commemorative Silver Dollar

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   One of the most significant pieces of socioeconomic legislation ever passed in the United States was the Civil Rights...

Counterfeit Mintmarks? Watch Out for Embossed Mintmarks

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   The presence or lack of a particular mintmark can make or break the difference in the price of a...

PCGS Confirms New 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dollar Variety

First major variety discovery of that Early Half Dollar date in nearly a century   Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) has confirmed a new die marriage...

A Closer Look at the Series of 1918 $2 Battleship Note

By Cory Williams for PCGS ......   Back of Series of 1918 "Battleship Note" $2 Federal Reserve Bank Note, courtesy of Heritage Auctions While the terminology sounds...

Encore Dollars: Dollar Coins That Came Back One More Time

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   Many coin series come and go, never to be struck again. And others take a numismatic bow only to...

CoinWeek Podcast #136: Coins to Conserve a Monument

 CoinWeek Podcast #136: Coins to Conserve a Monument Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek...

The Brophy Specimen 1904-O $10 Gold Eagle, PCGS SP68

By Ron Guth for PCGS ......     The following is a transcript of Ron Guth's comments above about the Brophy Specimen 1904-O Gold Eagle:   "This 1904-O $10...

PCGS Grades Fantastic Gold 5 Rubles Russian Coin

1798 CM ФЦ Russian Gold 5 Roubles Bit-1, PCGS MS64   Russian Gold by Jay Turner for PCGS ......   For Russian numismatics there are many great rarities...

National Commemorative Medals of the United States Mint

By BJ Searls for PCGS ......   Over the last several years, PCGS has been grading more and more tokens and medals and interest in these...

Abraham Lincoln: A Numismatic Legacy Considered

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for PCGS ......     Prelude to War On January 12, 1848, a 39-year-old Whig congressman from Illinois named Abraham Lincoln took...

A Few Shared Design Elements on U.S. Coins You May Not...

By Mike Sherman for PCGS ......   From its beginnings in 1793 through the end of the 19th century, most U.S. coins have shared a common...

The Most Important Coin Program of Our Lifetime: 50 State Quarters

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for PCGS ......     While the pomp and circumstance surrounding the launch of the 50 State Quarters program is over...