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 Banknote Grades Rare Series of 1880 “Black Back” $100 Silver Certificate

PCGS Banknote Grades Rare Series of 1880 “Black Back” $100 Silver...

By Cory Williams for PCGS ......   Series 1880 “Black Back” $100 Silver Certificate, PCGS Choice Very Fine 35 PCGS recently graded an exemplary specimen of the...

Rare Asian Coins Break Records at Stack’s Bowers Galleries Auction

Several Significant Rarities from the Pinnacle Collection and Graded by PCGS Cross the Block at April Hong Kong Auction   Some of the rarest coins from...

PCGS Certifies Ultra-Rare 1933 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle Gold Coin

Professional Coin Grading Service Grades the Only Legally Obtainable 1933 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle, to be Sold by Sotheby’s in June 2021   Professional Coin Grading Service...

New PCGS Set Registry Awards for Toned Coins

Professional Coin Grading Service Launches Special Toned Coins Showcase with Awards, Cash Prizes   Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) has announced the launch of the 2021...

1907 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Graded by PCGS Sells for...

Outstanding Example of Rare Gold Coin Graded PCGS PR68   An extraordinary 1907 Saint-Gaudens Ultra High Relief Double Eagle graded PCGS PR68 by Professional Coin Grading...
It Took a Team of Sculptors to Produce the “Saint-Gaudens” Double Eagle

It Took a Team of Sculptors to Produce the “Saint-Gaudens” Double...

By Mark Ferguson for PCGS ......   Popularly regarded as America’s most beautiful coin and affectionately known in numismatics as the “Saint”, the Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle...

Outlandish Alteration of a Chinese Dollar

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   With vintage Chinese coins, I have come to see unimaginably fantastic forgeries and alterations. Yet one alteration goes above...

CoinWeek Podcast #155: Ultra-Modern Coins Take Over

 CoinWeek Podcast #155: Ultra-Modern Coins Take Over Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on...

Gold Bullion Spotlight: Mexico Centenario Coins

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   A favorite coin for many bullion collectors, especially in the United States, is the Mexico Centenario coin. The series...
Long Beach Expo Coin, Stamp and Sports Collectibles Show

June 2021 Long Beach Expo Coin & Collectibles Show is Canceled

The Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Show, Scheduled for June 17-19, 2021, Has Been Canceled Due to the Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic   ...
Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) Honors Company’s Top Writers

Professional Coin Grading Service Honors Company’s Top Writers

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) has launched a new writing award program to honor its top in-house writing staff, the very experts who help...

PCGS Around the World – Shanghai – A Pair of Chinese...

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   The area of Chinese numismatics is broad and complex. For a long period of time, some issues were shunned as...
CoinWeek Podcast #154: Beware the Ides of March, by CoinWeek Ancient Coins writer Mike Markowitz

CoinWeek Podcast #154: Beware the Ides of March

CoinWeek Podcast #154: Beware the Ides of March Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek...

CoinWeek Podcast #153: Collecting Currency with Arthur Friedberg

CoinWeek Podcast #153: Collecting Currency with Arthur Friedberg Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek...

The S-Mint Indian Cents: Classic US Coins

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   There are few coin series that originated in the 19th century and are as widely collected by date and...