Professional Coin Grading Service will offer a special risk-free opportunity for "crossover" service to coincide with the upcoming January 30 -February 1, 2014 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo. PCGS experts also will conduct informative PCGS Collector Education classes at the show on grading proof and modern coins and counterfeit detection.
PCGS will be accepting coins for the Crossover Service promotion from January 27 to February 1. The usual Crossover Service submission fee will be waived only during that time period on coins that do not crossover into PCGS holders.
If a submitted coin crosses over to be certified by PCGS to the submitter's specification, the standard grading fee will apply plus one percent of the guarantee premium. If the coin does not cross, it will be returned in its original holder at no fee.
"This is an excellent, risk-free opportunity to submit your coins that have been graded by other companies," said PCGS President Don Willis.
"PCGS is the leading third-party coin authentication company, and collectors and dealers around the world know that the PCGS certification helps maximize the value and the liquidity of their coins."
For additional information about the Crossover Service limited time special offer or the PCGS Collectors Education classes, contact PCGS Customer Service representatives at the PCGS booth (#807) during the Long Beach Expo or call (800) 447-8848.
On Saturday, February 1, PCGS Director of Collector Education Michael Sherman will teach Grading 102 "Qualifiers, Proof Coins, Modern Coins and Difficult-to-Grade Coins," and PCGS Grader Mike Faraone will teach Grading 103 "No Grades and Counterfeit Detection."
The two classes will be held separately from 10 am to 3 pm, and each class includes lunch provided by PCGS. Class sizes will be limited to 30 students each. The cost for either seminar is $149 for PCGS Gold, Platinum and Diamond Collectors Club members and $199 for PCGS Silver Collectors Club members and non-members.
PCGS Co-Founder David Hall will participate in a question and answer session as part of the Grading 102 class. He will also be available at the PCGS booth to personally examine visitors' coins during Meet the Expert times on Thursday, January 30, from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm and Friday, January 31, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm.
"Grading 102 will cover some important 'eye appeal' qualifiers, such as the color on copper coins, the strike on silver and nickel coins, and prooflike and cameo surfaces. We'll also be discussing grading proof coins, ultra-high grade modern coins and some difficult-to-grade coin series, such as Indian Head gold," explained Sherman.
"The Grading 103 class will offer an in-depth look at 'no grades,' coins that cannot be graded by PCGS," explained Faraone.
"We'll be discussing what disqualifies a coin from grading, and we'll be looking at various counterfeiting techniques and how to spot them avoid counterfeits."
For additional information, visit http://www.PCGS.com.