Notable Notes: The “Lincoln Porthole” $5 Silver Certificate

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   This article marks the debut of a new regular segment called “Notable Notes”, in which we profile a particularly...

PCGS Resuming Coin Grading Operations in California

By PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service) ......   Dear Valued Collectors and Customers, Today we’re happy to announce that PCGS is re-opening the operations of our Orange...

CoinWeek Podcast #133: Early US Copper Planchets (with Bill Eckberg)

  CoinWeek Podcast #133: Early US Copper Planchets (with Bill Eckberg) Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe...

CoinWeek Podcast #132: The Gold Market in a Time of Crisis...

  CoinWeek Podcast #132: The Gold Market in a Time of Crisis (with Kitco's Peter Hug) Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading...

The 6 Classic Mercury Dime Key Dates & Rarities

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   The Winged Liberty Head Dime, better known as the "Mercury" Dime, was struck by the United States Mint from...

Type I and II 1979 and 1981 Susan B. Anthony Dollars

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   Susan B. Anthony dollars belong to one of the shortest-lived coin series in United States history, and they were...

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

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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...

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...

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...

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)

 CoinWeek Podcast #127: Coin Market Point/ Counterpoint (with Scott Travers) Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe...

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...

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...

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...

PCGS Announces Security NFC Chips Embedded in Slabs to Protect Against...

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is excited to announce its partnership with HID Global to begin embedding high security Near Field Communication (NFC) chip...

CoinWeek Podcast #124: 2019 Year in Review

 CoinWeek Podcast #124: 2019 Year in Review Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. In this episode...

Horses and Torses: Collecting New Jersey Coppers as Illustrated by the...

By Kyle Knapp for PCGS ......   The Stack’s Bowers Galleries sale of the E Pluribus Unum Collection of New Jersey Coppers in Baltimore in November...

Maine Centennial Half Dollar Turns 100 in 2020

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the Maine Centennial Commemorative half dollar, a coin that was issued...

Rare 1856-S/s Quarters Discovered in Amazing SS Central America Treasure

Nine elusive examples of the large mint mark over small mint mark variety now confirmed from treasure retrieved in 2014   The fabled SS Central America,...