Product Spotlight Archive
Legend Numismatics has purchased the famous 1894-S 10C PCGS BM PR64+ Daggett Specimen from David Lawrence Rare Coins for a sum in excess of $2 million, a record price for any dime!
PCGS Quarterly Grading Special
To commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Buffalo nickel, PCGS is offering a Buffalo Nickel Quarterly Grading Special. From July 1 through September 30, 2013, PCGS Collectors Club members can submit four (4) Buffalo nickels to PCGS, and only pay for three (3)!
PCGS has launched a new service to help restore and preserve the natural condition of coins. PCGS Restoration is designed to help collectors remedy environmental problems that may have occurred with their coins. Improper storage, exposure to caustic elements, or even the deliberate addition of foreign substances can detract from an otherwise beautiful coin. If your coin suffers from a problem that compromises its natural beauty, PCGS Restoration may be able to help.
PCGS has created a special oversized holder so the unique GSA Hoard Silver dollar coins can be PCGS-certified and still be encapsulated in the original GSA holder. Customers can now choose how they would like their GSA Hoard coins encapsulated. Learn More.
The PCGS Price Guide App has joined PCGS's family of apps available from Apple on the App Store. Download the Price Guide app today to get fast, free access to pricing on over 15,000 U.S. coins on your iPhone, iPad or iPod.
The Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Sports Collectibles Expo is this week (June 6-8) and if you’re a PCGS Collectors Club Member, Authorized Dealer, Set Registrant or PCGS CoinFacts Subscriber, you get in FREE! And you also get a free admission ticket for a guest! Attend all three days and pay no admission fees Click Here to print your admission tickets.
From April 1 through June 30, 2013, PCGS Collectors Club members may select FREE PCGS TrueView imaging with all PCGS Restoration submissions. PCGS TrueView provides a quality image of your coin at the most opportune moment – immediately after PCGS Restoration has restored its natural beauty.
Don't wait to capture the beauty of your coins in high-resolution. Your submission must be postmarked by June 30, 2013. Click here for detailed instructions on how to take advantage of this special.
Modern U.S. coins continue to grow in popularity. Just like vintage coins, many have intriguing stories of their own. And none more mysterious than our #1 U.S. Modern Coin, the 1964-D Peace Dollar. Just for the opportunity to view and authenticate one, PCGS is offering a $10,000 reward! PCGS reveals the Top 100, and details about the reward.
Recently 30,000 Canadian coins, stored for over 75 years in the vaults of the Bank of Canada, were recently released to the collecting public. To commemorate this special event, PCGS has designated special labels for these unique gold coins, at no extra charge.
To take advantage of this special offer, click here to learn more.
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Colonial coins such as this 1652 NE shilling graded PCGS AU53 are now included in the PCGS Price Guide.
United States colonial-era coins have been added to the PCGS Price Guide, the most comprehensive reference for prices of PCGS-certified coins. Beginning with the first silver coins ever struck on American soil by Boston minters John Hull and Robert Saunderson in 1652, the Colonial section is now part of the online guide that contains more than 220,000 up-to-date prices for U.S. Coins. Accurate pricing for this category represents a major addition to the numismatic marketplace.
At the Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo, exhibits including the Walton 1913 Nickel and High Desert Large Cent Collection, a $10 million + auction and free coin evaluations by David Hall headline the many activities. SPECIAL OFFER – A limited-edition 5-oz. Panda medal, exclusive to the Long Beach Expo, will be available for purchase at the China Mint Booth (#1138). The first 500 people to buy will get a free PCGS grading voucher. There will be a drawing for one of the Panda medals each day.
From January 1 through March 31, 2013, PCGS Collectors Club members can submit four coins under the Regular Service level and get the PCGS TrueView™ Imaging services at no charge! You'll receive high-resolution images of all four coins FREE – that's a $40 value!
But don't wait. To qualify, all submissions must be postmarked by March 31, 2013. Click here for detailed instructions on how to take advantage of this special.
To provide support to the promising Asian rare coin market, PCGS has launched a new website – PCGSAsia.com. The new site offers:
- All the essential information collectors and dealers need about why they should submit their coins and how to do it.
- Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Korean and English.
- Coin images, pricing, population and auction records for coins from throughout Asia, consolidated onto a single page on the ValueView™ search tool. Go to site
From October 1 through December 31, 2012 PCGS Collectors Club members can submit an unlimited number of PCGS-graded coins (in multiples of two) to be reholdered into our new two-coin holder for only $10 (per holder)! Both standard and Secure™ holders qualify (only one type allowed per submission).
But don’t wait. All orders must be postmarked by December 31, 2012.
Click HERE for detailed instructions on how to take advantage of this special
PCGS Hosts Regency Auction at Members Only Show December 13
The much anticipated Regency Auction by Legend-Morphy will make its debut December 13, 2012 in conjunction with the PCGS Members Only Show. The live auction will begin at 6:00 p.m. at the The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
The Regency Auction is open to all PCGS Authorized Dealers and Collectors Club members and Legend-Morphy Auction registrants. It gives you the opportunity to bid on some of the most sought-after coins in the country in one of the best venues. Get more info.
The PCGS TrueView™ Imaging Service provides high-quality images of each coin at the most opportune moment – right before the coin is encapsulated. And now you can have these beautiful images for only $10 per coin, regardless of the coin’s value! This popular service offers the advantage of having your coins photographed outside the holder, free from any glare or potential scratches (on the slab), or free from the prongs of the gasket. It's especially advantageous for more colorfully toned coins! Each image gives an unobstructed view of the coin a format that can be used for a number of numismatic and commercial purposes. Read More.
PCGS Announces Another Milestone; Grades 25,000,000th Coin
With the advent of independent, third-party grading in 1986, PCGS changed the numismatic landscape forever. On October 25, 2012 we graded coin number 25,000,000 - the beautiful 1871 M4 10 Yen Piece shown here - submitted by a customer from Tokyo, Japan. It was graded Secure Plus MS65 by PCGS experts. More news to come!
PCGS has launched a new website, PCGSEurope.com, to better serve the European collecting community. In addition to the new website, the PCGS Paris Submission Center is now open Monday - Friday year round, and now accepts submissions from both PCGS Collectors Club members and Authorized Dealers.
The new website offers essential information on PCGS, the importance of third-party grading and how to submit coins in French, German, English, Polish and Italian. Coin prices and popluation are also included. Go to site.
PCGS is pleased to announce that it will be recognizing San Francisco Mint 75th Anniversary Silver Proof coins. We have created two special labels for this one-time product. The first label recognizes the source of the coins as the San Francisco Mint 75th Anniversary program. The second special label recognizes First Strike™ coins from this program. Click for details.
You have worked hard to find the best World coins. Shouldn't they be graded by PCGS, the world's most respected grading service?
For a limited time, PCGS is offering a no-risk World Coin Crossover Special:
- Submit your already-certified World coins and only pay for those that cross!
- Coins that do not cross will be evaluated free of charge.
- Coins that cross will be eligible for the industry-leading PCGS Set RegistrySM
Don't wait. Send your world coins to PCGS to take advantage of this limited-time offer. Click here for submission details and instructions.
NEW From PCGS: Put Two Coins in One Holder
PCGS is pleased to introduce a versatile holder especially handy for any collector who would like to showcase coins in pairs. It can be used to holder any two standard-sized coins you choose, whether it's a two-coin set like the San Francisco 75th Anniversary coins or two coins that are completely different. It's available at no extra charge vs. two standard holders. Learn more.
New PCGS "ValueView" is a quick, consolidated method of viewing all pertinent data related to a specific coin in a specific grade. Organized for fast and informed decisions, data is presented in a consolidated view on one easy to use screen. The data includes pricing and population information including the last five auction appearances of the coin in a PCGS holder and the last five appearances in an NGC holder. Read more.
The American Numismatic Association's 2012 World's Fair of Money will feature some of the world's most valuable and historical coins and paper money. A world-class auction by Stack's Bowers Galleries will take place and hundreds of dealers and vendors will be in attendance. A few of the phenomenal coins in the ANA's signature Museum Showcase include their 1792 Half Disme and Idler/Bebee specimen 1804 dollar, the Walton 1913 Liberty Head nickel, and the one and only complete set of $4 Stellas. Click here for more information.
For a limited time, PCGS is offering a FREE counterfeit detection video with accompanying book when you join the PCGS Collectors Club at the Diamond level membership. The video includes key things to look for, including diagnostics, educating collectors on how to detect counterfeit coins. This is one of many great benefits, along with a one-year subscription to PCGS CoinFacts™ and a voucher for 8 free gradings! To join the Club at the Diamond level, click here.
PCGS has recently added two enjoyable books written by Q. David Bowers to its online library. Commemorative Coins of the United States: A Complete Encyclopedia and Abe Kosoff: Dean of Numismatics are now available for your reading pleasure. You can find these books and others and enjoy them courtesy of PCGS at www.pcgs.com/books.
PCGS is introducing several new holder sizes in preparation for onsite grading in Hong Kong in conjunction with the Hong Kong Coin Convention and Antique Watch Fair. PCGS will be offering a new jumbo holder for use with... Read more
The finest known example of the ultra rare 1907 $20 St. Gaudens Ultra High Relief will be auction by Stacks Bowers Friday, June 29.
Guess the price contest!!!
PCGS is sponsoring a guess the price contest. Go to PCGS message board, post your guess and if you're the closest guess to final price you will win a MS65 $20 St. Gaudens!!!!
April 4 – 7, 2012 (Wednesday-Saturday) • The Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas NV • Lido Room #3105
Reserve Your Room ASAP - Deadline for Special Room Rates is March 13, 2012!
Coin enthusiasts love the PCGS Members Only Coin Show! PCGS Authorized Dealers can buy, sell and trade coins in a relaxed, unhurried setting. Collectors Club members can have your coins graded on-site, check dealer inventories for potential purchases, and enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow collectors. All while enjoying the sights, sounds and tastes of Vegas. And admission is free to all Collectors Club members! Click here for more information.
From January 1 through March 31, 2012, PCGS Collectors Club Members can take advantage of our new PCGS Quarterly Special. For three months (January-March), Collectors Club members can receive 50% off of our TrueViewTM Services! The TrueView service gives collectors digital, high-resolution images of each coin they submit. For three months, members receive half off the TrueView price per coin and there is no limit on the number of submissions!
But don't delay; all orders must be postmarked by March 31, 2012. Click HERE for details and submission instructions.
PCGS has expanded our successful PCGS Secure Plus™ Program to include all service levels. Our Secure Plus Service is available for coins submitted under Grading and Regrading submission types and if you wish to Crossover a coin into a PCGS Secure Plus holder, there is an additional fee of $10 per coin. The expanded services includes Modern for $20 per coin, Mint Errors at $65 per coin, Special Issues at $65 per coin and Show Economy at $75 per coin (5-coin minimum).
Click here to learn more about PCGS Secure Plus.
Filled with colorful images of coins ranging from record-setting rarities to beautiful yet affordable U.S. coins, the 2012 PCGS calendar a must for every numismatist. The calendar makes it easy to keep track of all the major coin shows taking place in the U.S., and includes the dates of the PCGS Members Only Shows in Las Vegas. All PCGS Authorized Dealers and Collectors Club Members have been sent one with our compliments; the cost of additional calendars is $7.00 ($10.00 for non-PCGS Collectors Club members). Order today.
PCGS will recognize all five coins as 25th Anniversary coins if they are submitted in their original, unopened mint packaging. Since the "S" mint and Reverse Proof have only been made for the 25th Anniversary set, they can be sent in from an opened mint package and still receive the 25th Anniversary designation; however, the other coins in the set cannot. In order to have all five coins designated as 25th Anniversary they must be submitted in their unopened mint packaging.
All five of the coins are eligible for recognition as First Strike. Standard First Strike rules apply; see our submission form to select this option.
For submission instructions and coin numbers, click here
PCGS Secure Plus is the most reliable protection you can give your coins. With the PCGS Secure Plus™ service, each coin (both sides) is laser scanned, imaged, and registered into the Secure Plus data base. A metallic analysis can also be performed to help detect counterfeit or altered coins. If a coin has been tampered with, it will be revealed. And now, high-quality images of all coins submitted under Secure Plus are available under Cert Verification on the PCGS website, free of charge.
Effective November 15, 2011, all non-U.S. coins dated prior to 1955 will be required to go through our PCGS Secure Plus™ Service. Coins minted after 1955 with a declared value of less than $1,000 are eligible for our Regular Modern service level (this includes Chinese coins as well).
Click here to learn more about PCGS Secure Plus.
PCGS Expands Genuine Service Offerings
PCGS is proud to announce our new expanded Genuine program. At no cost to you, we are now offering three Genuine service options for collectors to choose from. The three options include: 1) Standard Genuine service (default); 2) Genuine with Details; or the 3) Do not holder Genuine-only coins. The Genuine with Details option will print the coin problem as well as a details grade (we will not be using numeric grades). An example of Genuine Details would be "Cleaned – XF Details."
These changes will go into effect immediately. For more information, please contact Customer Service at [email protected] or call 800-447-8848.
To equip yourself with the info you need during any coin negotiations, you need PCGS CoinFacts™. It has everything you want to know about 30,000 U.S. coins - including prices, populations, recent auction prices realized, images...everything.
Now, you don't have to wait until you're at a computer. And Mobile CoinFacts is FREE for all PCGS CoinFacts subscribers.
As of August 1, 2011, PCGS will recognize and designate the Light Satin Finish as warranted, on all America the Beautiful 5 oz. coins. There will be no additional error or variety fee, just the standard grading fees. These coins are eligible for First Strike designation for an additional $18. NOTE: there is a $20 oversized holder fee on all 5 oz. coin submissions.
To submit your America the Beautiful 5 oz. coins, please follow these guidelines.
PCGS continues to be at the forefront of the fight against counterfeit coins. Effective August 1, 2011, PCGS will introduce some important changes to help combat this insidious problem.
- PCGS Secure Plus™ will be expanded to include Economy-level submissions.
- Plus grading will be offered for all Economy submissions for both Standard and Secure Plus services at no extra charge.
- No-grade "Genuine" coins will now be allowed in Secure Plus holders.
- All Chinese coins must be submitted through the Secure Plus service.
Click here for details.
Collectors are now sending their America the Beautiful 5-ounce coins in to PCGS for certification and encapsulation in our new, special holders.
Effective May 1, 2011 all America the Beautiful 5-ounce coins will have a mandatory $20 fee for the oversized holder (per coin).
To submit your America the Beautiful 5-ounce coins, please follow these guidelines.
The new PCGS statistics page provides a daily snapshot of PCGS grading. Up-to-date information including the total number of coins graded, their value, and current submission turnaround times can all be found on this page. You can also see the successful percentage rate of all crossovers. Find all you want to know HERE.
PCGS certification verification has been enhanced to help you determine if a coin being offered to you is genuine. Now when a certification number is verified, not only will the system provide the basic coin information such as type, date, and grade, but the system will also search the PCGS database of almost two million auction records and will provide a link to any auction that the coin has appeared in.
New PCGS Designations for 2009 UHR $20 and 2010 5 Oz. Silver Coins
Effective immediately, PCGS will recognize Prooflike (PL) designations for 2009 Ultra High Relief (UHR) $20 gold coins. Also, effective immediately, PCGS will recognize Prooflike (PL) and Deep Mirror Prooflike (DMPL) designations for 2010 5 oz. America the Beautiful coins. Many of these business strike coins were minted from highly polished dies and warrant special recognition. All submissions automatically qualify for these new designations without any additional fees.
On February 1, 2011, PCGS began offering a new Collector Club membership level. The Diamond membership includes everything that a Platinum-level membership offers, plus a one-year subscription to PCGS CoinFacts™. Ever since we launched PCGS CoinFacts, we have been receiving requests to combine the subscription and membership programs. This is exactly what the new Diamond level membership does.
Click here to learn more about this special new offering.
PCGS is now attributing Liberty Seated half dollars by their Wiley Bugert numbers. Randy Wiley and Bill Bugert's excellent study of Liberty Seated half dollars, published in 1993, identified 378 varieties of this popular series. They have since identified many additional varieties for both the San Francisco and Carson City mints. At this time PCGS will recognize all the varieties listed in their original book only. To request a WB variety with any standard service, simply check "Variety Attribution" on the submission form. For more information about our Variety Attribution service click here .
The American Numismatic Association's 2011 Sacramento National Money Show features some of the world's most valuable and historical coins and paper money, even presidential autographs. It includes a world-class auction by Heritage Auction Galleries and hundreds of dealers and vendors. The phenomenal coins include the Idler/Bebee 1804 dollar, the McDermott/Bebee 1913 Liberty Head "V" nickel, the 1787 Brasher Doubloon with "EB" on eagle's breast (the first gold coin made for the United States) and the Tom Bender $3 Gold Collection at the PCGS booth. Click here for more information.
Missing Edge Lettering variations on Presidential Dollars have been attracting a lot of attention lately, along with higher prices for the affected coins. PCGS now recognizes several categories of Presidential Dollar edge lettering variations as errors, including the lettering missing altogether. In addition, qualifying coins are now eligible for a special Presidential Dollar Edge Error Registry set.
Click here for submission guidelines and a list of Missing Edge Lettering categories recognized by PCGS.
We're pleased to introduce the PCGS Daily Rare Coin Market Report. You can have it delivered right to your Inbox every day (or weekly if you prefer).
The new RCMR gives you the information you need to make decisions about coins, and have fun doing it.
Click here to sign up, and start receiving your RCMR tomorrow. What a great way for a coin enthusiast to start the day!
PCGS CoinFacts™ is compiling a Condition Census for every United States coin... a list of the ten finest known specimens for all U.S. coins including Colonials, Patterns and Territorials. It's a massive multi-year project. A lot of the work has already been done and you can view it at pcgscoinfacts.com. But there's still a lot of work to do, including imaging all of the Condition Census coins. We need images and if you have a Condition Census coin, we can image your coin and promote it on the PCGS CoinFacts website.
Click here for more information.