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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

1992 Silver Proof Sets – The Return to Silver

The 1992 Silver Proof Set by Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   The year 1992 marked an important milestone for coin collectors who longed for the...

No FG Kennedy Half Dollars – What Are They & What...

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   Kennedy half dollars are among the most popular United States coins, offering a wide variety of common dates, conditional...

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

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Frank Gasparro and His Coins

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   There are few numismatic artists of the mid-20th century as prolific as Frank Gasparro, a man whose coin designs...

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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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Coins of Transylvania and Dracula, Vlad the Impaler

By Dylan Dominguez for PCGS ......   Transylvania, as stated in Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula (1897), was "one of the wildest and least-known portions of Europe"....

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Historic coin is “coming back home”   A small gold coin with a face value of $2.50 when it was struck in northern Georgia in 1830...

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...