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

Why the Charlotte and Dahlonega Mints Were Built - PCGS

Why the Charlotte and Dahlonega Mints Were Built – Part 1

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   Despite being here for nearly 300 years, no quantifiable gold was ever located by early European explorers in the...
The Truman Library Snyder Coin Collection Robbery and Other Recollections

The Truman Library Snyder Coin Collection Robbery and Other Recollections

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   In March 1962, Treasury Secretary John Snyder donated his 450-piece complete coin collection to the Harry S. Truman Presidential...
PCGS Graded Top 8 of 10 Most Valuable U.S. Coins Sold in 2021

PCGS Graded Top 8 of 10 Most Valuable U.S. Coins...

Professional Coin Grading Service claims 17 of the top 25 U.S. coins crossing the auction block last year - including the most-valuable coin ever...
Tyrant Collection $100 Million U.S. Type Coin Exhibition at February 2022 Long Beach Expo

Tyrant Collection $100 Million U.S. Type Coin Exhibition at February 2022...

By Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) ......   The public will be able to see the superb type set of more than 400 U.S. coins from...

Bags in the Basement: Quantity Over Quality

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   Some coin deals are more memorable than others. Most deals are “one and done”, and you go on to...

Telling a 1964 Accented Hair Proof Kennedy Half Dollar Apart From...

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   The 1964 Accented Hair Kennedy Half Dollar is one of the most sought-after varieties of the long-running Kennedy series....
PCGS Reclassifies Early American Fugio Cent as Regular-Issue Federal Coin

PCGS Reclassifies Early American Fugio Cent as Regular-Issue Federal Coin

Professional Coin Grading Service announces its official redesignation of the popular early Federal-era copper coin   The Fugio Cent has long been one of the most...
The 1894 Doubled Die Indian Cent

The 1894 Doubled Date Indian Cent

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   One of the most enduring Indian Cent varieties is the 1894/1894 Doubled Date, a piece that excites not only...
France 1896-A 20 Francs Faisceau privy Gad-1063, Full Brockage Reverse Mint Error, PCGS AU58. Courtesy of PCGS TrueView

PCGS Around the World – Full Mirror Brockage Mint Error French...

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   France 1896-A 20 Francs Faisceau privy Gad-1063, Full Brockage Reverse Mint Error, PCGS AU58. Courtesy of PCGS TrueView In coin...
Legend Rare Coin Auctions Announces 50th Regency Auction With Major Highlights

Legend Rare Coin Auctions Announces 50th Regency Auction With Major Highlights

Legend Rare Coin Auctions (LRCA) is pleased to announce that the firm’s 50th Regency Auction will be a very important numismatic event, offering a...
What Do You Call Those Lines or Grooves on the Edge or Side of a Coin?

What Do You Call Those Lines or Grooves on the Edge...

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   So often questions concerning the edges of United States dimes, quarters, half dollars, dollar coins, and other pieces come...

CoinWeek Podcast #164: Legend Rare Coin Auctions Regency 49 Sale Lot...

The CoinWeek Podcast is brought to you by PCGS. Check out PCGS’ new grading specials and take advantage of an exclusive offer to get...
It’s "Doubled" Die! - Error Coins and Coin Varieties

It’s “Doubled” Die! – Error Coins and Coin Varieties

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   One of the most nagging malapropisms in numismatics has to do with what is easily the most popular and...
The Washington Quarter Made Coin Collecting a Household Pursuit

The Washington Quarter Made Coin Collecting a Household Pursuit

By Mark Ferguson for PCGS ......   Most Americans living today have known only the Washington Quarter as our 25-cent coin. You’d have to be in...
What Are Full Bands on Roosevelt Dimes?

What Are Full Bands on Roosevelt Dimes?

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   Roosevelt Dimes are among several series that are graded not only upon the basis of circulation wear but also...