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PCGS Offering Two Coin Grading Classes at June 2013 Long Beach Expo

- May 3, 2013


PCGS experts David Hall (left), Michael Sherman (middle) and Ron Guth (right) again will be featured speakers at PCGS coin grading classes on June 8, 2013 at the Long Beach Expo.

(Long Beach, California) - Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) will conduct two coin grading classes at the upcoming Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo.  The courses, "Coin Grading 101, Introduction to Grading: Circulated and Mint State Coins," and "Coin Grading 102, Advanced Grading Techniques: Qualifiers, Proof Coins and High Grade Moderns," will both be offered on Saturday, June 8, 2013.

"The initial Coin Grading 101 class presented at this past February's Long Beach Expo was so popular we had to turn down some people who wanted to take it; there just wasn't enough room to accommodate everyone.  So, we're offering it again in June, and also offering a more advanced class, Coin Grading 102, as part of a continuing series of PCGS Collectors Education Programs," said Don Willis, President of PCGS, a division of Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT).

Each class will be five-hours in length, and conducted from 10 am to 3 pm.  Attendees in both classes will have a complimentary lunch with PCGS Co-Founder and Collectors Universe President David Hall, PCGS CoinFacts™ President Ron Guth and PCGS Education Director Michael Sherman.

Coin Grading 101 will be taught by Sherman, and Coin Grading 102 will be taught by Guth.

The Grading 101 course topics include:

  • Introduction to Grading
  • History of Coin Grading
  • Elements of Coin Grading
  • Grading Mint State Coins
  • Grading Circulated Coins
  • Techniques of Grading
  • Tips and Advice from a Pro

The Grading 102 course topics include:

  • Qualifiers: Strike, Color, Surface
  • Grading Proof Coins
  • Ultra High Grade Moderns (Mint State and Proof 69 and 70)
  • Difficult To Grade Coins (such as small Indian gold, early pre-1816 copper and silver type and various other coins requiring special considerations)

The cost for each course, including lunch, is $149 for Gold, Platinum and Diamond level PCGS Collectors Club members and $199 for Silver level members and non-members.

Space in each class is limited to only 30 participants and advance registration is required.  For additional information and reservations, contact PCGS Customer Service at (800) 447-8848 or by email at [email protected]

Meet the Instructors:

David Hall
President of Collectors Universe

Founder of Professional Coin Grading Service, David Hall arguably understands the collectibles and rare coin market more than anyone in the world.  David specializes in top quality U.S. type coins, gold, silver dollars, commemoratives and early 20th century coins.  David has often been referred to as "the man who changed the rare coin market forever" and in July 1999, Coinage Magazine named him "Numismatist of the Century."

Ron Guth
President of PCGS CoinFacts

Ron Guth has been involved in numismatics for forty years as a collector, dealer, researcher, auctioneer and writer.  In 2002, he co-authored United States Proof and Mint Sets 1936-2002, which won the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) Award for Best Numismatic Investment Book.  In 2003, Ron co-authored the best-selling book The 100 Greatest U.S. Coins, which went on to win the Professional Numismatic Guild and the NLG Best Book of the Year Awards.  In 2003, Ron received the prestigious President's Award from the American Numismatic Association in recognition for his numerous contributions to numismatics.

Michael Sherman
Director of PCGS Education Program

Mike Sherman has won numerous awards for writing and publishing, and has conducted educational seminars for the American Numismatic Association and local clubs.  He was a longtime contributor to the Guide Book of United States Coins (Red Book) and served as editor of Legacy Magazine from 1988 through 1990.  Mike is a member of most leading numismatic organizations, including the Numismatic Literary Guild, the American Numismatic Association and the Florida United Numismatists.  In addition, he is a professional, licensed auctioneer, and has conducted auctions across the country since 1988.

For additional information about the next Long Beach Expo, June 6 - 8, 2013, visit www.LongBeachExpo.com, call (888) 743-9316 or email [email protected].




Article provided by PCGS at www.pcgs.com

 
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