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PCGS Offering Distinctive, Special Coin Holder Labels For Long Beach Expo Submissions

To mark the 30th anniversary of Professional Coin Grading Service ( on February 3, 2016, PCGS will offer a collection of distinctive commemorative insert labels for coins submitted at the February 4 – 6 Long Beach Expo (

“PCGS shares its 30th anniversary with the United States Mint’s popular American Eagle bullion coins program. Since representatives of the Mint will be at the Long Beach Expo showcasing their latest coin releases, we wanted to be sure to offer Long Beach attendees attractive First Strike® labels that complement these coins,” said Mark Stephenson, PCGS Vice President and Director of Bulk Services.

Four different labels themes will be available for qualifying coins submitted at Long Beach by members of the PCGS Collectors Club or by PCGS Authorized Dealers.

The special labels are:

The PCGS 30th anniversary label for silver (shown here) and gold 2016 First Strike American Eagles.

American Eagle First Strike labels depicting an eagle and “30th Anniversary” banner for 2016-dated gold and silver coins.


An example of a PCGS special First Strike insert label for the 2016 10th anniversary of the gold Buffalo coins.

American gold Buffalo First Strike labels depicting a buffalo and a “10th Anniversary” banner for 2016-dated gold Buffalo coins.


PCGS has produced special First Strike – Long Beach Expo labels for the new silver $1 and gold $5 (shown here) 2016 Mark Twain coins.

Mark Twain First Strike special labels for Twain 2016-dated silver $1 and gold $5 coins. Twain coins submitted for show grading are eligible for show exclusive variety labels that include the Expo logo.


An example of the PCGS 30th anniversary retro 1986-era green label insert.

Retro 1986-era green label inserts for vintage or modern coins with “PCGS 30th Anniversary” at the top of the label’s front. These throwback labels, which mimic the look of the vintage PCGS “Old Green Holders” will be available for both Standard and Secure Service levels.

“The Long Beach Expo marks the first opportunity for collectors to have coins graded with the new PCGS classic green retro 1986-era labels. As an added bonus, any collector who submits his or her coins to be graded with this new 30th Anniversary label will receive a free, limited edition throwback green PCGS box,” stated Stephenson.

Information about submission guidelines and fees for the special labels can be found online at, and submission information and guidelines for First Strike designation labels is at

“These special PCGS labels for the Long Beach Expo are the first in a full suite of attractive inserts we’re planning in 2016 that I believe both dealers and collectors will love,” said Stephenson.

Since its founding in 1986, Professional Coin Grading Service has become the industry standard in third-party certification. With offices in California, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Paris, PCGS experts have certified over 31 million coins with a total market value of over 29 billion dollars.

For additional information about the special labels and other PCGS products and services, call 800-447-8848 or email [email protected].


Certifying coins since 1986, Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is a division of Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT), a leader in third-party authentication and grading services for high-value collectibles including rare coins, trading cards, tickets, autographs, memorabilia, and stamps.

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