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Tips on Using PCGS CoinFacts

Each page of PCGS Coinfacts was designed to show the best condition examples of a particular coin in descending grade order. Because there are only three spots on each page, lots of images are hidden in the background. But, that doesn't mean they can't be seen. There's a nifty link on each page on the left side, just above the primary image, titled "View All Coin Images". Clicking on this link opens up a page with every one of the images for that coin, also ranked in descending grade order. For a few, super-rare coins, we may have only an image or two, but on many coins we may have scores of images. For example, search for the 1795 2 Leaves Silver Dollar (Coin #6853), then click the "View All Coin Images". You'll be taken to a page with over 60 images of this coin, ranging in grade from a low of G4 all the way up to MS62+. Imagine seeing 60+ 1795 2 Leaves Silver Dollars in one place. In the real world, that would be impossible, but on PCGS CoinFacts it's a reality. Each of the images is clickable, revealing a super-sized image (I like to say the image is so big you can see the electrons circling the nuclei of the atoms!). Take some time to "View All Coin Images" for your favorite coins. You'll be amazed at what you find.

Ron Guth is the Director of Numismatic Research for the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS). He has been active as a coin collector, dealer, writer and auctioneer since his introduction to numismatics in 1964.
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