Professional Coin Grading Service

PCGS provides a dependable form of protection for coin collectors. In 1986, PCGS created the concept of independent, third-party coin grading and the industry’s first lifetime guarantee for coin grading. These services, backed by PCGS’s world-class numismatic experts and network of reputable authorized dealers, enables PCGS-graded coins to realize record prices in the marketplace.

When you choose PCGS, you give your coins:

Maximum Value

All PCGS graded coins are backed by the PCGS guarantee of grade and authenticity, and this assurance inspires confidence in both buyers and sellers. That is why PCGS-graded coins achieve maximum value in the marketplace: buyers are able to pay top dollar knowing their purchase is guaranteed.

Maximum Liquidity

With objective third-party grading, coins can be evaluated equally (and instantly) by both buyers and sellers, resulting in a universal standard for evaluating the authenticity and quality of rare and collectible coins. This standard creates trust towards sellers in the marketplace and eager buyers for PCGS coins.

Maximum Security

PCGS goes to extreme lengths to guarantee the security of the coins it authenticates and grades. Each coin is sonically sealed and contains all the pertinent data to properly identify the coin and its grade.
The PCGS holder features ultra-clear acrylic that is scratch resistant. Additionally, United States coins feature Gold Shield Security in the form of PCGS’s anti-counterfeit hologram.

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PCGS News, Articles, Videos and Podcasts

PCGS Grades Ultra-Rare 1863 $20 Gold Certificate

PCGS Grades Ultra-Rare 1863 $20 Gold Certificate

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) recently graded one of the rarest and most important banknotes in United States history. The note, a Civil War-era...
For the Love of Coin Collecting

For the Love of Coin Collecting

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   Like many of my fellow numismatists, I have always been fascinated by classic U.S. commemorative coins. My first commemorative...
The Origin of the First U.S. Commemorative Coins

The Origin of the First U.S. Commemorative Coins

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   While some recognize the 1848 CAL Quarter Eagle struck from California gold as the first United States commemorative coin,...

Coin Grading – PCGS Authenticates First Known 1878-S Specimen Morgan Dollar

In 2018, Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) authenticated and certified the only known Specimen Morgan dollar - 1878-S Morgan dollar. The VAM 58 variety is...
CoinWeek Podcast #171: The Spiritual Bank of Seth Paine

CoinWeek Podcast #171: The Spiritual Bank of Seth Paine

  The CoinWeek Podcast is brought to you by PCGS. Check out PCGS’ new grading specials and take advantage of an exclusive offer to get...
Vietnam-Era 1969 Military Payment Certificate Series 681

Vietnam-Era 1969 Military Payment Certificate Series 681

By Philip Thomas for PCGS ...... One way to honor military veterans of the United States Armed Forces is to examine and admire a particular...
Mysterious “E”, “L” Counterstamps on Capped Bust Quarters Intrigue Numismatists

Mysterious “E”, “L” Counterstamps on Capped Bust Quarters Intrigue Numismatists

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   There are many unusual varieties among early United States Federal-era coinage, but perhaps few are as mysterious as some...
The Two Types of Struck-Through Error Coins

The Two Types of Struck-Through Error Coins

By Jon Sullivan for PCGS ......   When a coin is struck, it should be produced from dies that are clean and free of any residues,...
The Key Date 1998 Mexico Silver Onza Libertad

The Key Date 1998 Mexico Silver Onza Libertad

By Sanjay Gandhi for PCGS ......   One bullion coin that has always been in extraordinarily high demand by world coin collectors is the Onza Silver...
United States 1987 American Silver Eagle Bullion Coin

United States 1987 American Silver Eagle Bullion Coin

PCGS MS-69 $48 – $52 Annual Rate of Return Since 2014: 0% PCGS POP MS-69: 24,209 Population Growth Since 2014: 103.37%▲ (MS-69 Population in 2014: 11,904) NGC MS-69 $44 – $48▲ Annual Rate...
Noteworthy Notes: 1869 $1 Legal Tender Rainbow Note Error

Noteworthy Notes: 1869 $1 Legal Tender Rainbow Note Error

By Philip Thomas for PCGS ......   Unlike coins, the large majority of banknotes do not enjoy the anonymity that comes with not having a distinctive...
PCGS Around The World: The China 1929 Globe Pattern Dollar

PCGS Around the World: The China 1929 Globe Pattern Dollar

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   The Chinese 1929 pattern dollar of Sun Yat-sen featuring the globe reverse design is a desirable rarity out of...
PCGS Grades New 1800 Draped Bust Half Dime Variety

PCGS Grades New 1800 Draped Bust Half Dime Variety

By Dylan Dominguez and Edward Van Orden for PCGS ......   In the world of numismatics, one often hears the enthusiastically exclaimed, “You never know what's...
The New Orleans Mint: Part 3

The New Orleans Mint: Part 3

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 * * * The New Orleans Mint was the only Southern mint reopened...
CoinWeek Podcast: Episode 167: American Silver Eagle Musings

CoinWeek Podcast: Episode 167: American Silver Eagle Musings

The CoinWeek Podcast is brought to you by PCGS. Check out PCGS’ new grading specials and take advantage of an exclusive offer to get...