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

United States 2004 Iowa Statehood Quarter

United States 2004 Iowa Statehood Quarter

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   Launched in 1999, the 50 State Quarters Program provided each state the reverse of the quarter as a canvas...
Rarely Seen Unadopted Pattern Coins of the People’s Republic of China

Rarely Seen Unadopted Pattern Coins of the People’s Republic of China

On November 18, 1975, the Ministry of Finance in China submitted to the State Council a report on the design and production of a...
The Origin of the Yuan Shih-kai Dollar

The Origin of the Yuan Shih-kai Dollar

Expelling foreign silver coins from China, the Yuan Shih-kai Dollar was a turning point for Chinese coins. During the late Qing Dynasty, foreign currency inside...
Bidding Already at $5,500 For Extremely Rare Dual Serial Number Error $5 Note

Bidding Already at $5,500 For Extremely Rare Dual Serial Number Error...

Certified by Professional Coin Grading Service, this banknote has mismatched serial numbers and is also missing some serial number digits   Bidding has reached $5,500 for...
U.S. Modern Commemorative Coins Turn 40

U.S. Modern Commemorative Coins Turn 40

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   The year was 1982. Steven Spielberg’s E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial was soaring across the silver screen, the futuristic EPCOT (Experimental...
100-Note Series 1934A $500 Banknote Pack 1st Graded by New PCGS Service

PCGS Launches Pack-Grading and New Small-Size Holders for Banknotes

PCGS begins grading full and half packs of U.S. small-size notes and unveils a new holder for smaller notes   Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) has...
Five Collecting Trends for the 2022 Rare Date Gold Coin Market

Five Collecting Trends for the 2022 Rare Date Gold Coin Market

By Doug Winter for PCGS ......   The coin market has been evolving quickly over the past 24 months. Here are five collecting trends that I...
Coming Attractions at the Long Beach Expo

Coming Attractions at the Long Beach Expo

The Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Show unfolds at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California, from June 30...
PCGS Teams Up With Whatnot & CoinsTV to Debut New Holder

PCGS Teams Up With Whatnot & CoinsTV to Debut New Holder

Inaugural PCGS Whatnot Labels Available Exclusively June 4   Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) has been selected by Whatnot, the fastest-growing live-streaming marketplace for collectibles, to...
Unusual PCGS Prototype Holder Offered by GreatCollections

Unusual PCGS Prototype Holder Offered by GreatCollections

In a highly interesting auction, GreatCollections is offering collectors a potentially once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to win a milestone piece of PCGS history. This fascinating prototype...
Differences Between 1981 Type 1 and Type 2 Proof Lincoln Cents

Differences Between 1981 Type 1 and Type 2 Proof Lincoln Cents

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   Modern Proof coins have thrown many intriguing curveballs toward collectors over the years, with some of the most confusing...
Heritage Auctions to Offer Finest Certified 1908 Tai-Ching-Ti-Kuo Dollar

Heritage Auctions to Offer Finest Certified 1908 Tai-Ching-Ti-Kuo Dollar

The upcoming July 7 - 9 Hong Kong Signature Auction from Heritage Auctions features an astounding conditional survivor: a Kuang-hsü Dollar ND (1908) graded...
Errors & Varieties: The Popular Off-Center Strike

Errors & Varieties: The Popular Off-Center Strike

By Jon Sullivan for PCGS ......   Perhaps the most well-known and popular mint error type is the off-center strike. The error is defined as a...
PCGS Registry Set Mexican Gold 50 Peso Collection at David Lawrence Rare Coins

PCGS Registry Set Mexican Gold 50 Peso Collection at David Lawrence...

Sunday Auction #1224 from David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) is now live and features over 500 total lots - including more than 20 Vault...
What’s A PCGS No-Grade Coin?

What’s A PCGS No-Grade Coin?

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   Occasionally a coin will come into the PCGS Grading Room that simply isn’t eligible for grading. A No-Grade coin...