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2016 Has PCGS Seeing 20/20: PCGS-Certifies Top 20 Coins Sold at Auction
(Newport Beach, CA) – Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2016, and as an exclamation point on a celebratory year, PCGS incredibly certified each of the top 20 most expensive coins sold at public during the year. (more...)

2016 Ends Strong at Legend Rare Coin Auction’s 19th Regency Sale in Las Vegas
On the evening of December 15, 2016, Legend Rare Coin Auctions held its 19th Regency Auction, offering 514 lots in the Official Auction for the PCGS Members Show.  The results were impressive overall with a number of record-shattering realizations. (more...)

PCGS to Display $10 Million 1794 Dollar and Morelan Early Dollars Set at 2017 FUN
The world’s most valuable coin ever sold at auction, the 1794 Flowing Hair Dollar graded PCGS SP66 and believed by many experts to be the first silver dollar struck by the United States, will be publicly displayed in the U.S. for the first time since it was purchased at auction three years ago for $10 million by Spokane business executive Bruce Morelan.  It is the world’s highest price ever paid for a rare coin. (more...)

United States Coins Surpass $6.5 Million in Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ Official Auction of the November 2016 Whitman Baltimore Expo
SANTA ANA, CA. — Nostalgia for young America was demonstrated throughout the sessions of the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the November 2016 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo, where colonial and classic issues claimed the spotlight at the Baltimore Convention Center.  The United States coins portion of the sale saw strong results, surpassing $6.5 million in total prices realized. (more...)

Masterpieces of United States Coinage the D. Brent Pogue Collection Part V
SANTA ANA, CA. - Stack's Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce Part V of their series of auctions featuring the D. Brent Pogue Collection-the most valuable rare coin collection ever to cross the auction block, and the collection with the highest overall quality. (more...)

Legend's Regency Auction 18 Smashes Records: Toned Morgan Dollars Bring "Beyond Moon Money"
(Lincroft, NJ. September 30, 2016)—Two collections of magnificently toned Morgan dollar collections highlighted Legend Rare Coin Auction’s 18th Regency Auction, held on September 29 in conjunction with the PCGS Members Only Show. (more...)

A Fabulous PCGS Buffalo Nickel Collection Offered In Legend Rare Coin Auction In December
Legend Rare Coin Auctions is pleased to announce that it is offering one of the finest ever graded toned example of the basic set of 64 Buffalo Nickels and three of the varieties: 3 Leg, D/D and D/S in our Regency Auction XIX taking place on December 15th in Las Vegas in conjunction with The PCGS Members Only Show. (more...)

Rare, Valuable 1893-S $1 Discovered During Meet the Expert Session at Recent ANA
Professional Coin Grading Service's (www.PCGS.com) Meet the Expert sessions at the ANA concluded in an unexpected way.  On Saturday, August 13, 2016, the final day of the coin show, a show attendee presented PCGS CoinFacts President Ron Guth with two coins to assess: the first was a relatively common $20 gold piece valued at around $1,300, but the second was a rare, ungraded 1893-S $1, the rarest date in the Morgan series. (more...)

PCGS Crossover Special is Just One of the Many Highlights of the Final Long Beach Expo of the Year
(Long Beach, California) – The Long Beach Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com) closes out its trade show year with more giveaways, special exhibits and contests at the upcoming Long Beach Coin, Currency and Collectible Expo, September 8-10. (more...)

Two Key Numismatists from Past and Present Added to PCGS CoinFacts Coin Dealer Hall of Fame
(Anaheim, California) -- The PCGS CoinFacts Coin Dealer Hall of Fame has inducted two more distinguished professional numismatists from the past and present.  Joining the esteemed members of the Hall of Fame are John Albanese and the late Augustus B. Sage. (more...)

PCGS Enhances Grading Standards Page
(Newport Beach, California) - In an effort to enhance online education for coin collectors of all skill levels, Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) has introduced a new design for the PCGS Grading Standards page, complete with supplementary images, definitions and explanatory videos. (more...)

PCGS' Attendance at Upcoming ANA World's Fair of Money Marked By Giveaways and Beautiful Coin Displays
(Anaheim, CA) - This year's ANA World's Fair of Money, August 9-13, just got better.  Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) will offer various promotions and giveaways to continue its 30th anniversary celebration, as well as the display of two prized coin sets from the PCGS Set Registry. (more...)

Legend Rare Coin Auctions Announces the Sale of the Incomparable Northern Lights Collection of Toned Morgan Dollars
(Lincroft, NJ) - Legend Rare Coin Auctions proudly announces that we will be selling the incomparable Northern Lights Collection of Toned Morgan Dollars, beginning in the Regency Auction XVIII, being held on September 28, 2016.  This amazing collection was assembled over the course of many years by a fastidious and sophisticated specialist collector with the expert advice of the principles of Legend Numismatics. (more...)

POGUE IV AUCTION SELLS 61 COINS, SURPASSES $16 MILLION, 1795 $1 and Proof 1833 $5 Both Sell For Over $1 Million
(NEW YORK -- May 25) Part IV of the D. Brent Pogue Collection, offered by Stack's Bowers Galleries and Sotheby's at Sotheby's New York galleries, realized a total of $16,749,038 for 61 lots, with an average lot value of more than $274,000 per coin.  The Farouk-Pittman 1833 Proof half eagle led all coins sold at $1,351,250.  A famed 1795 Draped Bust silver dollar, last sold in the 1980 Garrett Collection sale, also surpassed the million-dollar mark, realizing $1,057,500. (more...)

Quintuple Stella realizes $1,880,000 Leads a Successful Regency Auction XVII in New Orleans
(Lincroft, NJ) - The exceptionally rare 1879 $20 pattern, known as a "Quintuple Stella", struck in gold, and second finest certified realized a record $1,880,000.  The Brand-Carter-Trompeter-Simpson Duplicate example was sold to Greg Rohan of Heritage who "purchased the coin on behalf of a private collector who wishes to remain anonymous." All prices include the 17.5% buyer's premium. (more...)

Free Coins & Medals Greet Long Beach Expo Visitors
(Long Beach, California) -- The June 9 - 11, 2016 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com) will offer collectors and dealers a number of free numismatic promotions.  Among the promotional items are free PCGS 30th anniversary promotional medals and free PCGS-graded coins for Young Numismatists who participate in the Kids Treasure Hunt. (more...)

The Most Legendary Rarity in American Numismatics
Rarity can be defined as the number of survivors of a particular coin.  However, rarity can also be defined as the number of times a coin appears on the market or by the length of time since its last appearance.  In general, if a collector waits a few years, most American rarities will appear for sale at least once during that period. (more...)

Legend Rare Coin Auctions to Present Classic Rarities and Collector Coins in Regency Auction XVII
(Lincroft, NJ)-Legend Rare Coin Auctions is pleased to present Regency Auction XVII, to be held on the evening of May 19 at Harrah's New Orleans, as the official auction for the PCGS Members Only Show.  Classic rarities and popular collector coins abound in the 470 lot sale. (more...)

The Stack's Bowers Galleries official auction of the Whitman Baltimore Expo exceeds expectations realizing over $13.5 million
SANTA ANA, CA. - Once again, Stack's Bowers Galleries exceeded expectations with a tremendous showing at the 2016 Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo March 30 through April 6.  When all was said and done, the total prices realized topped $13.5 million, well above presale estimates. (more...)

Extremely Rare 1879 “Quintuple Stella” Pattern $20 in Gold to be sold in the Regency XVII Auction
(Lincroft, NJ)- Legend Rare Coin Auctions today announced the consignment of the extremely rare 1879 Pattern $20 Judd-1643, popularly known among numismatists as a "Quintuple Stella."  One of only a small number struck there are currently only five accounted for, including one that is ensconced in the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution.  This major, seven-figure rarity has an insurance value of $2,000,000. (more...)

Stack’s Bowers and Sotheby’s to make unprecedented offering of rarities as Part IV of the D. Brent Pogue Collection
(NEW YORK -- February 24) On May 25, 2016, in cooperation with Sotheby's at Sotheby's International Headquarters in New York City, Stack's Bowers Galleries will offer not only the finest known 1804 silver dollar, but also the rare and legendary 1822 half eagle. (more...)

Legend Rare Coin Auctions Regency XVI Sets New Records in Las Vegas
(Lincroft, NJ) – The Regency XVI Auction, the official sale of the PCGS Members Only Show, held at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas brought impressive results on the evening of February 18, proving once again that this boutique venue can draw bidders from all areas of American numismatics. (more...)

Pogue III Sale Brings Over $17 Million Garrett 1793 Chain Cent Leads All Lots at $998,750 5-1/2 Cents Worth of Half Cents Bring $4.16 Million
New York, February 9 - With the third sale of a planned series of five, the D. Brent Pogue Collection sales, presented by Stack's Bowers Galleries in association with Sotheby's, became the most valuable series of numismatic auctions in history.  When Lot 3132, a MS67+ (PCGS) 1807 half eagle, brought $282,000, the D. Brent Pogue sales officially surpassed the $62 million in sales netted by the 26 parts of the John J. Ford, Jr. Collection between 2003 and 2013. (more...)

Long Beach Expo Visitors See United States Mint’s Reagan Coins Designs
(Long Beach, California) – Visitors on the closing day of the February 2016 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo received a previously announced numismatic treat.  Representatives of the United States Mint displayed the just-announced selected designs for the upcoming Ronald Reagan Presidential dollar and Nancy Reagan First Spouse gold coin. (more...)

PCGS Offering Distinctive, Special Labels For Long Beach Expo Submissions
To mark the 30th anniversary of Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) on February 3, 2016, PCGS will offer a collection of distinctive commemorative insert labels for coins submitted at the February 4 – 6 Long Beach Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com). (more...)

February 2016 Long Beach Expo Offers Free Heritage Auctions Appraisals, PCGS’ 30th Anniversary Exhibit And Crossover Special
(Long Beach, California) – The February 4 - 6, 2016 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Professional Coin Grading Service with special exhibits, contests and discounts on PCGS crossover certification services. (more...)

Free Appraisals Of Collectibles, Antiques And Art At Long Beach Expo, Feb. 4 – 6, 2016
(Long Beach, California) – Heritage Auctions (www.HA.com) of Beverly Hills will provide free appraisals of the public’s collectibles, antiques and art at the Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo, February 4 – 6, 2016, in the Long Beach Convention Center, 100 S. Pine Ave. (more...)

PCGS Will Offer Popular Crossover Special At February 2016 Long Beach Expo
Professional Coin Grading Service will again offer a special opportunity for its popular "crossover" service at the February 4 – 6, 2016 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo.  The usual crossover grading fee will be reduced to only $10 on coins submitted at the show that do not qualify to be placed into PCGS holders. (more...)

Legend Rare Coin Auctions closes out 2015 with a strong showing in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS – Legend Rare Coin Auctions finished the year with another strong sale.  The Regency Auction XV, which was headlined by a number of exciting early Bust coins, a run of terrific gold pieces, and several dozen beautifully toned Morgan Dollars, saw collectors and internet bidders in general come out in full force. (more...)

PCGS Launches 30th Anniversary With Historic Sample Slabs Display At FUN
Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) will launch a year-long 30th anniversary celebration at the upcoming 2016 Florida United Numismatists convention by turning back the clock to display an assortment of more than 120 different, promotional sample “slabs” issued by the company since its founding in 1986. (more...)

Legend Rare Coin Auctions Wraps up its Best Year Ever With a Stellar, Diverse Regency Auction XV
Lincroft, NJ – Legend Rare Coin Auctions is back at The Venetian / Palazzo this month, closing out an exciting 2015 with The Regency Auction XV.  The sale, which is the fifteenth overall for the auction house, consists of 477 exceptional, hand selected lots and will begin at 4:30 PM PT / 7:30 PM ET on Thursday, December 17.  It will be preceded by two full days of lot viewing and one day of lot viewing by appointment. (more...)

Stack’s Bowers Galleries November 2015 Baltimore Auction Realizes Over $7.9 Million, with Over $5 Million in U.S. Coins
Santa Ana, CA – Once again, the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coins & Collectibles Baltimore Expo attracted great excitement.  The sale comprised six separate offerings of United States coins, beginning with a Rarities Night session and concluding with two Internet Only sessions. (more...)

Anchored by Huge Numbers from the Coronet Collection, Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency Auction XIV Brings Just Shy of $5 Million
Las Vegas – Legend Rare Coin Auctions wrapped up their fourteenth Regency Auction last week at The Bellagio in Las Vegas and the final numbers were impressive once again, especially for Morgan Dollars, which made up over half of the sale's 355 lot count.  The Regency Auction XIV was anchored by Part II of The Coronet Collection, previously the #1 all-time MS Morgan Dollar collection on the PCGS Set Registry, and the Gulf Coast Collection, another high-profile collection of Morgans. (more...)

Pogue II Sells $26 Million in New York
NEW YORK, NY.(September 30) - The second installment of the D. Brent Pogue Collection auction by Stack's Bowers Galleries and Sotheby's brought $26,120,838 in high bids Thursday night before a full auction gallery at Sotheby's headquarters in Manhattan, surpassing the highest pre-sale estimate of $20.6425 million. (more...)

Part II of the Coronet Collection Headlines a Powerhouse October Regency Auction XIV
Lincroft, NJ – Legend Rare Coin Auctions returns to The Bellagio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas for The Regency Auction XIV, which is headlined by the highly anticipated Coronet Collection Part II.  Part I of The Coronet Collection of MS Morgan Dollars, the number one all-time MS Morgan Dollar set on the PCGS Set Registry, was sold in their June Regency Auction XII. (more...)

Chinese Rare Coin Experts Are Coming To Long Beach
(Long Beach, California) - Two dozen of the top rare coin experts from mainland China and Hong Kong will be at the Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com), September 17 – 19, 2015. (more...)

Multi-Million Dollar Displays And Educational Seminars Highlight September 2015 Long Beach Expo
(Long Beach, California) - Multi-million dollar displays of rare U.S. pattern coins and high-grade early date large cents exhibited for the first time on the West Coast, along with educational seminars, grading contests and more than 500 dealers buying and selling will highlight the next Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com). (more...)

Legend Auctions’ Regency Auction XIII on September 3 Includes World Famous Simpson/Hall $10 Liberty Collection
Lincroft, NJ – Legend Rare Coin Auctions is back at The Venetian/Palazzo for The Regency Auction XIII on the heels of a hugely successful June sale.  Their upcoming September sale consists of 356 carefully curated lots and will kick off at the normal time, 5 PM PT on Thursday, September 3. (more...)

PCGS Certifies Amazing Tom Reynolds Collection of Early Date U.S. Large Cents
The early date (1793 – 1814) United States large cents collection of well-known early American coppers collector and dealer, Tom Reynolds of Nebraska, has been certified for authenticity and grade by Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) with PCGS Secure™ Service. (more...)

PCGS Grading and Counterfeit Detection Seminars at September 2015 Long Beach Expo
Collectors will have the opportunity to learn from the experts at two Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) coin grading and counterfeit detection seminars during the upcoming September 2015 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com). (more...)

PCGS Grading Contest Announced For September 2015 Long Beach Expo
Collectors, dealers and young numismatists again will have the chance to test their coin grading skills and compete for prizes in the PCGS Coin Grading Contest.  The newly announced competition will be held at the September 2015 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo, but interested participants should sign up now. (more...)

PCGS Hosts Superb Simpson Half Dollar And Stella Patterns At World's Fair of Money
Two superb sets from The Bob Simpson U.S. Pattern Collection, the Morgan half dollar patterns of 1877 and $4 Stellas in all metals, will be displayed at the Professional Coin Grading Service (http://www.pcgs.com/) booth during the American Numismatic Association Chicago World's Fair of Money (http://www.worldsfairofmoney.com/), August 11 - 15, 2015. (more...)

PCGS Giving Away Impressive 'Periodic Table Of U.S. Coins' Posters At Four Shows
The "science" of numismatics now has a new meaning.  Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) has created the PCGS CoinFacts Periodic Table of United States Coins, an educational and fun poster that illustrates major U.S. coin denominations issued for circulation from 1793 to date.  PCGS will give away copies at four upcoming coin shows while supplies last. (more...)

Coiled Hair Stella Tops $1.1 million in Heritage Auctions' $17+ Million Long Beach Expo
Long Beach, California – Great rarities from Part Two of the New Orleans collection, highlighted by a gem 1880 Coiled Hair Stella, led the way as the Heritage Auctions’ June 4-7, 2015 Long Beach US Coin auction roared to a total of just over $17 million. (more...)

The Regency Auction XII, Featuring the Number One Coronet Collection of MS Morgan Dollars, is Legend Auctions' Largest and Most Robust Sale to Date
Lincroft, NJ – Legend Rare Coin Auctions returns to The Bellagio in Las Vegas on June 25 for The Regency Auction XII featuring Part I of the world famous Coronet Collection of MS Morgan Dollars, the #1 all-time Morgan Dollar Set on the PCGS Registry.  The sale will be the young auction house's twelfth overall and their fifth since parting ways with Morphy Auctions last May. (more...)

Rubin Family Collection to be sold at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official ANA Sale in August
Stack's Bowers Galleries is pleased to present the Rubin Family Collection as part of our Official Auction in conjunction with the ANA World's Fair of Money to be held in Rosemont, Illinois in August of this year.  This small collection of gold, silver and copper coins includes the finest of three known Proof 1859 quarter eagles with the New Reverse hub style. (more...)

PCGS Introduces Superior New Holder To Protect Coins And Help Combat Counterfeiting
(Newport Beach, California) -- Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) is launching the world's most technically advanced holder for protecting coins and providing additional security against counterfeiting.  The completely redesigned holders include an embedded hologram and a Quick Response Code matrix on each label. (more...)

First 128 PCGS-Certified Pogue Collection Coins Bring $25 Million
(New York, New York) -- Stack's Bowers Galleries and Sotheby's jointly reported a combined total of over $25 million in winning bids to purchase the first 128 PCGS-certified coins offered at public auction from the eagerly-anticipated D. Brent Pogue Collection in New York City, May 22, 2015.  The finest known example of an 1808 quarter eagle, graded PCGS MS65, realized $2.35 million, a new world record for any coin of the quarter eagle denomination. (more...)

View Magnificent Pogue Coins In Online PCGS Digital Albums
Every collector can now admire the PCGS-certified coins in the first and the upcoming second auction of magnificent rarities in the fabulous D. Brent Pogue Collection.  All the complete sets of the Pogue Collection that were in the May 19, 2015 auction conducted jointly by Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s are listed in the PCGS Set Registry© and are displayed online in PCGS Digital Coin Albums. (more...)

The Goldberg's Pre-Long Beach Auction, May 31-June 1, 2015
The Goldberg's Pre-Long Beach Auction will take place May 31-June 1, 2015 at the Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, Inc. offices in Los Angeles, as well as online.  This auction is filled with wonderful colonial coinage and U.S. copper coins, plus high grade U.S. type coins, pattern coins and wonderful high-grade U.S. type coins, Ancient coins, and World Gold Coins. (more...)

Long Beach Expo Welcomes Collectors And Dealers, June 4 - 6, 2015
(Long Beach, California) -- The June 4 - 6, 2015 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com) will offer collectors and dealers a wide range of buying, selling and hobby education opportunities.  Visitors also will be able to view more coins from the D. Brent Pogue Collection for the first time on the West Coast. (more...)

PCGS to Host Coin Grading Contest at June 2015 Long Beach Expo
Think You Can Grade? Prove It! PCGS Brings Back Coin Grading Contest At June Long Beach Expo.  Collectors, dealers and young numismatists can test their coin grading skills by competing in the PCGS Coin Grading Contest at the June 2015 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Show. (more...)

PCGS Experts To Conduct Coin Grading Seminars At June 2015 Long Beach Expo
(Long Beach, California) - Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) experts will conduct three grading seminars, including one for young numismatists, at the June 4 - 6, 2015 Long Beach Expo Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Show (www.LongBeachExpo.com).  "The last time we offered grading classes, the advance reservations quickly filled up the limited available space.  We anticipate that will happen again this time, well before the May 31 reservation deadline, because each seminar is limited to only 30 participants," said PCGS President Don Willis. (more...)

PCGS Confirms Major New 1798 Dollar Variety
There's been a big discovery in early American numismatics.  Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) has authenticated a long speculated but never before confirmed new obverse and reverse die combination on a 1798 Draped Bust silver dollar.  This new die marriage was struck from known obverse and reverse dies, but this is first known example with this combination. (more...)

Rare U.S. Coins, Medals, and Paper Money From Several Important Collections Will Draw Serious Bidders to March 2015 Baltimore Auction
Irvine, California - Stack's Bowers Galleries is proud to present the first of three official 2015 auctions for the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo.  The sale is presented in three authoritative catalogs and will be held in Baltimore March 26-27 and March 30-31.  "The March Baltimore Sale is a well rounded sale, with great collections of coins that complement each other nicely," noted Vicken Yegparian, Vice President of Numismatics. (more...)

Legend Rare Coin Auctions Opens up an Exciting 2015 with $1.85m Regency Auction XI, as Both Toned and Proof Morgan Collections Bring Big Money
Las Vegas, NV – Legend Rare Coin Auctions wrapped up its first of five scheduled auctions last week at The Venetian in Las Vegas.  As always the sale was held in conjunction with the PCGS Members Only Show.  The Regency Auction XI included 352 lots, which boasted several former Bear Collection coins, and three major collections: The Colley Collection of 3CS, The David Hall Collection of Toned Morgan Dollars, and The Lydia Collection of Proof Morgan Dollars. (more...)

Stack's Bowers Galleries Sale of The Stephen Winthrop Collection Raises Over $1.3 Million for Harvard ALS Program
Irvine California- On Friday, February 6, 2015, Stack's Bowers Galleries sold The Stephen Winthrop Collection at its New York Americana Sale, raising over $1.3 million to support ALS research at Harvard University.  Crossing the auction block were many choice, rare and interesting coins, several of which had been off the market for 30 years or more. (more...)

New PCGS Digital Coin Album Lets You Proudly Display Your Sets Anytime, Anywhere
Now you can see and even show your PCGS Set Registry® coins handsomely displayed in a customized album anytime, 24 hours a day, even if your prized coins are stored in a far-away bank vault or elsewhere.  Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) has created the PCGS Digital Coin Album, a way for collectors to display and share their coin sets online in a beautiful format resembling a traditional coin album.  The new feature is free and easy to use. (more...)

Long Beach Expo Offers Look at PCGS-Certified Pogue's 1822 & 1854-S Half Eagles & Dexter 1804 Dollar!
Three numismatic national treasures from the eagerly-anticipated D. Brent Pogue Family Collection, the 1822 and 1854-S Half Eagles and the Dexter 1804 dollar, will make their West Coast debut at the Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com), January 29 - 31, 2015. (more...)

PCGS Certifies Eagerly-Anticipated Pogue Collection
Professional Coin Grading Service (www.pcgs.com) has graded the coins from the D. Brent Pogue Collection that will be offered in May in the first of a series of auctions jointly conducted by Stack's Bowers Galleries and Sotheby's.  The collection has been described as the most valuable collection of federal American coins in private hands. (more...)

United States Mint, Pogue Collection Coins And Simpson Gobrecht Dollars At January 2015 Long Beach Expo
Visitors on opening day of the January 29 - 31, 2015 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (www.longbeachexpo.com) will have the opportunity to obtain first day of issue commemorative coins directly from the United States Mint. (more...)

Finest Gobrecht Dollar Set Makes West Coast Debut At January 2015 Long Beach Expo
The all-time finest 1836-1839 Gobrecht Dollar patterns set is on display for the first time on the West Coast here at the January 2015 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo.  The display can be seen at the Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) booth, number 807, and is courtesy of the set’s owner, collector Bob R. Simpson of Texas, and Legend Numismatics of New Jersey. (more...)

Legend Rare Coin Auctions to Auction the Coronet Collection of Morgan Dollars in 2015 – Will be split between Two Regency Sales
Lincroft, NJ – Legend Rare Coin Auctions is honored to have been selected to auction The Coronet Collection of Morgan Dollars, the all-time finest Morgan Dollar Set in the PCGS Registry®.  This prestigious collection includes the 1893-S $1 PCGS MS67 Ex. Vermeule/Jack Lee, estimated at $2 million, and will be split between two sales in the coming year. (more...)

Legend Rare Coin Auctions' 10th Regency Sale Brings Just Under $3 Million as the Sunset Hill Collection Shines
Las Vegas, NV – Legend Rare Coin Auctions wrapped up their tenth Regency Auction last week at The Venetian in Las Vegas.  The sale was held in conjunction with the PCGS Members Only Show, of which they are the official auctioneer.  The Regency Auction X featured 338 hand selected lots and several impressive collections, including The Bob Simpson Barber Dime Collection, and the Sunset Hill Proof Morgan Dollar Collection. (more...)

December Regency Auction X to Offer Simpson Barber Dime Collection and Sunset Hill Collection of Proof Morgan Dollars
Lincroft, NJ – Legend Rare Coin Auctions is proud to present their tenth sale, The Regency Auction X, which will be held Thursday, December 18 in conjunction with the PCGS Members Only Show at The Venetian/Palazzo in Las Vegas.  In addition to several prestigious collections, this sale includes a total of 338 lots, all carefully vetted by their world class numismatists. (more...)

PCGS Displays Finest Gobrecht Dollar Set At 2015 FUN
The all-time finest 1836-1839 Gobrecht Dollar patterns set will be exhibited for the first time anywhere in public at the January 2015 Florida United Numismatists convention.  The display at the Professional Coin Grading Service (http://www.PCGS.com) booth, number 108, will be courtesy of the set’s owner, collector Bob R. Simpson of Texas, and Legend Numismatics of New Jersey. (more...)

Exciting Announcement by PCGS: On-Site Grading 'Specials' and Free Sample Coins at New Macau Coin Show
The 1st Macau International Coin & Precious Metals Expo, MICAPE 2014 (www.macaucoinshow.com), December 5-7, 2014, will have on-site authentication and grading by Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGSasia.com) at the show and the pre-show events.  PCGS represents the industry standard in third-party certification, and since its founding in 1986 PCGS experts have graded over 29 million coins with a combined total value of US$29 billion. (more...)

Stack's Bowers Galleries to present a Wide Range of Ancient and World Coins and Banknotes in the Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo
Stack's Bowers Galleries is pleased to present their fall Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo.  As is the tradition, the fall auctions feature the full scope of numismatics, including world and ancient coins, world banknotes, U.S. coins, U.S. banknotes, medals, tokens and related items. (more...)

Stack's Bowers Galleries Announces the Auction Sale Dates for The D. Brent Pogue Collection
Stack's Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce our projected schedule for the series of auction events which will showcase what is certain to be far and away the most valuable rare coin collection ever to cross the auction block.  Carefully formed over many years by D. Brent Pogue with the support of his family in Dallas, the cabinet emphasizes United States coins of the early years, 1792 to the late 1830s, but includes many other treasures as well. (more...)

PCGS Advises How To Save Money On Restoring Your Coins
Professional Coin Grading Service has updated its experts' tips about what kinds of unattractively-toned, environmentally-damaged and other "problem" coins can be restored, and has reduced the evaluation fee for submitted coins that subsequently do not qualify for PCGS Restoration service (www.PCGS.com/restoration). (more...)

Bidding is Open for the Legend Rare Coin Auctions' October 2 Sale
Legend Rare Coin Auction's October 2 Regency Auction IX featuring the Sunnywood Collection is now live for bidding.  The auction will be held in conjunction with the PCGS Members Only Show at The Bellagio in Las Vegas.  1893-S $1 Reverse A good friend and longtime customer of Legend Rare Coin Auctions, Bob Simpson has allowed them to sell his cherished collection of toned Morgan Dollars. (more...)

All Star Line Up For Autographed PCGS Baseball HOF Coin Inserts
As the race to the playoffs and World Series attracts attention, many baseball fans are also excited about an increasingly popular way to collect Hall of Fame players' autographs.  Thirty-one players enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum now have signed insert labels for PCGS-certified 2014 Hall of Fame gold, silver and clad commemorative coins. (more...)

The Saints Come Marching In To September 2014 Long Beach Expo
Free admission coupons will be available, and the all-time finest collection of Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle gold coins will be displayed in public for the first time anywhere at the Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com), September 4 - 6, 2014. (more...)

Beatles Memorabilia, Classic 1960s Mustang and Rare Gold Coins Highlight Long Beach Expo
A display of 1964-era memorabilia of The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Cassius Clay/Muhammad Ali and Bob Dylan will highlight the next Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com), September 4 - 6, 2014.  An original copy of The Beatles' first U.S. recording contract with Vee Jay Records, valued today at $100,000, and a classic mid-1960's poppy red exterior/white interior Ford Mustang convertible, nicknamed "Cherry Pie," will be among the displays. (more...)

PCGS Offers On-Site Crossover Special At September 2014 Long Beach Expo
Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) will offer a special opportunity for "crossover" service at the September 4 - 6, 2014 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com).  The usual Crossover grading fee will be waived on coins submitted at the show that do not crossover into PCGS holders. (more...)

PCGS Certifies First Proof Gold Kennedy Half Dollars
Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) certified the first half dozen dual-dated 1964 - 2014 proof gold Kennedy half dollars sold on the opening morning of the American Numismatic Association 2014 Chicago World's Fair of MoneySM.  The first four were each graded PCGS PR70 DCAM, and the other two were graded PCGS PR69 DCAM. (more...)

Legend Rare Coin Auctions is Proud to Announce the Consignment of the World Famous Sunnywood Collection to the October Regency Auction IX
Legend Rare Coin Auctions is proud to announce they have been consigned The Simpson Sunnywood Collection of toned Morgan Dollars in their upcoming October 2 Regency Auction IX.  This world renowned collection was honored by PCGS as the "Best Exhibited Set" in 2009. (more...)

PCGS CoinFacts™ President Ron Guth Named Numismatist of the Year: What Makes Ron Run?
The American Numismatic Association's 2014 Numismatist of the Year is PCGS CoinFacts™ President, award-winning author, researcher, educator and all-around good guy Ron Guth.  Guth has authored or co-authored nearly a dozen books on United States and German coins, and yet another is on the horizon. (more...)

Legend Rare Coin Auctions' First Solo Sale Excites with over $2.25 million, Gold and the Simpson Collections Bring Big Numbers
Legend Rare Coin Auctions wrapped up The Regency Auction VIII in Las Vegas last Thursday, their first since parting ways with Morphy Auctions.  Veteran auctioneer Brad Karloff joined the Legend Auctions team for the first time, calling 232 lots in just under two hours.  A packed house battled with enthusiastic phone and internet bidders, with buyers taking home nearly all of the Regency offering. (more...)

PCGS Certifies Rare Transitional Peace Dollars From Former Mint Director's Estate
Five rare 1921 and 1922 proof and circulation strike Peace dollars that reflect historic transition changes in the original high-relief design of the series have been authenticated and graded by Professional Coin Grading Service.  The coins exhibit different finishes and relief, including a previously unreported 1921 High Relief sandblasted and antiqued finish presentation specimen. (more...)

Legend Will Exhibit PCGS-Certified Simpson 1922 High Relief Peace Dollar At ANA Show
The finest PCGS-certified 1922 Matte Finish High Relief Peace dollar, graded PCGS PR67, will be one of the featured exhibits in the official Museum Showcase display at the American Numismatic Association 2014 Chicago World's Fair of MoneySM, August 5 - 9.  Originally owned by a former United States Mint Director and recently acquired by collector Bob R. Simpson of Texas, the coin will be displayed courtesy of Simpson and Legend Numismatics of New Jersey. (more...)

Chinese Rare Coin Experts Assist Collectors At Long Beach Expo With Prediction Chinese Coin Market Will Soon Surpass U.S. Market
More than two dozen of the top rare coin experts from mainland China and Hong Kong attended the Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com) for the first time, June 5 - 7, 2014.  The response was enthusiastically positive from the dealers, collectors and the public who brought their Chinese coins to the show for free appraisals, according to Long Beach Expo officials. (more...)

"Pawn Stars" Casting Team, United States Mint And Chinese Dealers At June 2014 Long Beach Expo
In addition to the usual "Meet the Expert" opportunities for the public to have their coins personally examined by PCGS Co-Founder David Hall, visitors to the June 2014 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo will have a chance to show their interesting collectibles and historic artifacts to representatives from Leftfield Pictures, the company that produces the History Channel program, "Pawn Stars." (more...)

Back Again: The Regency Auction VII is Legend-Morphy's Largest, Most Diverse Sale to Date
Legend-Morphy returns to the PCGS Members Only Show at The Venetian/The Palazzo in Las Vegas for its Regency Auction VII, with 487 spectacular lots and numerous high end collections.  As usual, the auction will be preceded by two days of lot viewing, with live bidding starting at 5 p.m. PT on May 22nd. (more...)

PCGS Paris Grades Scarce 2014 £2 Britannia And Lunar 'Mule' Varieties
The Paris Submission Center of Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGSEurope.com) has authenticated, graded and certified its first examples of the two recently reported varieties of British 2014 silver £2 Britannia and Year of the Horse "mule" error coins. (more...)

Great American Coin Hoard Unveiled by Stack's Bowers Galleries
One of the greatest American coin hoards ever to be found has been acquired by Stack's Bowers Galleries.  Bags of Barbers, large copper cents and other coins.  Click to enlarge The hoard, which contains over a million coins, ranges from bags of large copper cents and Capped Bust half dollars, to Morgan and other silver dollars. (more...)

PCGS-Certified MS66+ 1888-O Morgan Becomes 50 Millionth Item Certified By Collectors Universe
An important and historic milestone has been reached by Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT), the parent company of Professional Coin Grading Service (www.pcgs.com).  On February 26, 2014, PCGS authenticated and graded a coin that became the 50 millionth item certified by Collectors Universe. (more...)

PCGS Certifies $10+ Million Gold Coins Treasure For Kagin's Inc.
Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) has authenticated, graded and certified 1,411 U.S. 19th century gold coins that were found in eight, decaying metal canisters buried on private property in California's gold country.  The coins are dated from 1847 to 1894, and the majority of them are $20 denomination Liberty Double Eagles struck at the San Francisco Mint between 1855 and 1894. (more...)

PCGS Announces New Crossover Policy: Top-Graded Coins Crossed At PCGS 70
Effective February 25, 2014, PCGS Collectors Club Members and PCGS Authorized Dealers can submit crossover coins, previously graded 70 by another grading service, to PCGS and specify MS70 or PR70 as the minimum grade.  Previously, PCGS would only allow crossovers to have a minimum grade of MS69 or PR69. (more...)

Heritage Auctions Again Named Official Auctioneer of Long Beach Expo
Heritage Auctions (www.HA.com), the world's largest collectibles auction house with annual sales of more than $800 million, and Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT) have reached a new agreement for Heritage to continue its important role as the official auctioneer and an official sponsor of the Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com). (more...)

Long Beach Expo Celebrates 50th Anniversary With Free Admission Coupons
The Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo is marking its 50th anniversary in 2014.  To celebrate the milestone, the public can get free admission coupons to the upcoming show, January 30 - February 1, 2014, by entering a special promotional code on the show's website, www.LongBeachExpo.com. (more...)

Rare Coin Road Warrior - Collecting U.S. Coin by Design Type, Part One-Copper
Dear Rare Coin Enthusiast, As I have promised for the last couple of months, this month’s Road Warrior is Part One of my four part series on ‘Collecting U.S. Coins by Design Type’.  Part One is ALL about copper coinage.  Without getting too technical, I want to break down the different design types and what you, as a collector, might want to include in your Copper Type Set. (more...)

PCGS Hosts Display Of Finest Morgan Dollar Set At 2014 FUN
Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) will host the first East Coast public display of the superb, multi-million dollar Coronet Collection, the finest current Morgan Dollars Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1878-1921), in the PCGS Set Registry® (www.pcgs.com/setregistry). (more...)

The Only Complete Collection of U.S. Half Cents Ever Formed to be Auctioned in 2014
Ira and Larry Goldberg, along with Bob Grellman and Chris McCawley, are proud to announce the sale of the Missouri Cabinet Collection, containing 228 US Half Cents, on January 26, 2014. (more...)

Rare Coin Road Warrior - Dot's Coins
Dear Rare Coin Enthusiast, While some might accuse me of being somewhat of a ‘coin snob’, it has taken a lot of years and millions of dollars in rare coin purchases to get to that point!  You see, when I was a kid I was fascinated by money-any kind of money.  Old coins especially held a special, nearly mystical spot in my heart and mind.  I had the ‘bug’ and I had it bad. (more...)

Collectors Universe Honored By Forbes As One of America's Best Small Companies
Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT) has been named by Forbes magazine as one of America's Best Small Public Companies.  Forbes listed Collectors Universe as number 50 in its recent, elite compilation of 100 of America's Best Small Public Companies.  According to Forbes, "these companies are the best-performing public companies in the U.S. with sales under $1 billion." (more...)

Rare Coin Road Warrior - Collecting U.S. Coin by Design Type
Dear Rare Coin Enthusiast, Over the last several decades I have started collections of quite a few different and varied items.  While maybe not a ‘hoarder’, I do enjoy searching for and acquiring different items.  Coins have been my ‘drug of choice’ so to speak for decades, but I also collect St. Louis World’s Fair items from the legendary 1904 fair. (more...)

PCGS Now Grading Modern Coins Year-Round In Mainland China and Adding Reference Numbers
Professional Coin Grading Service (http://www.PCGS.com.cn) is now grading modern Chinese coins on a year-round basis in mainland China.  PCGS opened submission centers in Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou this past summer, and is expanding its initially part-time certification services to now accept, authenticate and grade modern coin submissions all-year-round with a quick turnaround time of three weeks. (more...)

Rare Coin Road Warrior - What Got You Hooked? Part One
Often times I reminisce about how much fun I have had both collecting and buying/selling rare coins.  The 'fun' hasn't ALL been about the coins, because the 'players', many of which have been and are great friends are what make the experiences memorable.  Like a good friend and part time dealer once said at a show, 'where can you go and have this much fun?' (more...)

Rare Coin Road Warrior - Freestyling
During the last several months I have taken a hiatus from writing my monthly Road Warrior.  Many have asked why?  The ‘break’ was not planned, but as one of my grandfathers used to say, ‘if you can’t say anything nice, keep your mouth shut.’  After writing several ‘negative’ articles (which I DID NOT publish), I decided to not write anything at all for a few months. (more...)

PCGS Hosts First Display of Finest Morgan Dollar Set at September 2013 Long Beach Expo
Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) will host at the first-ever public display of the superb Coronet Collection that was just crowned as the finest current Morgan Dollars Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1878-1921), in the PCGS Set Registry® (www.pcgs.com/setregistry).  The collection, which is only two-tenths of a point away from becoming the All-Time Finest set, will be exhibited at the upcoming Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo, September 26 - 28, 2013. (more...)

GreatCollections to Auction Young Collection of Commemoratives
GreatCollections is pleased to announce the sale of the Young Collection of Classic Silver Commemoratives, the current #1 Registry Set at PCGS for the series.  “Over the past five years, Bruce Young carefully selected each of the 144 coins in his set, earning him several PCGS Set Registry awards. Many coins are the finest graded by PCGS and are rarely offered on the market,” said Ian Russell, President/founder of GreatCollections. (more...)

Ship of Gold, ANA Museum Coins and Finest Morgan Dollar Set at September 2013 Long Beach Expo
A $10 million "Ship of Gold" display of recovered Gold Rush sunken treasure celebrating the 25th anniversary of the discovery of the fabled SS Central America, the finest known registered set of Morgan dollars and a multi-million dollar ANA Road Show exhibit from the American Numismatic Association Money Museum - including two 1804 dollars - will highlight the September 2013 Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Sports Collectibles Expo. (more...)

PCGS Plans $15 Million, Unique Nova Constellatio Set Exhibit At ANA
A unique set of four 1783 Nova Constellatio patterns, insured for $15 million, will be displayed by Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) and Beverly Hills dealer Kevin Lipton on behalf of the coins' anonymous current owner at the Chicago American Numismatic Association World's Fair of MoneySM, August 13 - 17, 2013.  The one copper and three silver coins were recently certified by PCGS and the exhibit will be at the PCGS booth (#701) at the ANA convention. (more...)

Legend-Morphy announces its July 18 Regency Auction IV in Las Vegas
Legend-Morphy Rare Coin Auctions is in final preparations for its fifth auction, to be held at the Bellagio in Las Vegas on July 18th in conjunction with the PCGS Members Only Show.  This sale promises to be their biggest and most spectacular yet. (more...)

Rare Coin Road Warrior - Buy High - Sell Low
The recent rare coin show schedule has been grueling.  In the last month we have had two major shows and recently visited Denver for the good regional spring show there.  Despite the drop in gold prices in mid April we are continuing to see STRONG dealer demand, yet our sales to the general public via our Ebay Store and at shows have slowed markedly. (more...)

All-Time Finest U.S. Half Cent Set And Superb German Coins on Display at June 2013 Long Beach Expo
The number one finest set of all time of United States half cents from 1793 to 1857 will be displayed for the first time in public at the June 2013 Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Sports Collectibles Expo.  There will also be exhibits of the all-time finest sets of German Empire 25 pfennig proof coins, 1909 to 1912, and German 5 mark proof commemoratives, 1952 to 1986. (more...)

PCGS Offering Two Coin Grading Classes at June 2013 Long Beach Expo
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. (more...)

PCGS-Certified Walton 1913 Liberty Head Nickel Sells For $3.1 Million
The world famous Walton Family 1913 Liberty Head nickel, certified by Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) as PCGS Secure PR63, was sold for $3,172,500 by Heritage Auctions on April 25, 2013.  The auction was conducted in conjunction with the Central States Numismatic Society convention in the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg, Illinois. (more...)

Vegas bound: Legend-Morphy's Regency Auction III slated for April 11 at PCGS Members Only Show
The Legend-Morphy team is once again off to Las Vegas to conduct a world-class rare coin auction in association with the PCGS Members Only Show.  The Thursday, April 11 event at The Bellagio features 315 lots of carefully selected, top-class coins whose rarity and provenance are sure to please even the most discriminating collector. (more...)

Rare Coin Road Warrior - Ahead of the Curve
Dear Rare Coin Enthusiast, Every so often you hear a story you just have to pass on to others.  Because the gentleman who told me this story is a good friend and values his anonymity, I am going to cite nothing more specific than the actual historical events that made this story what it is.  The story involves a 'leap of faith' per se on the part of my 'friend Bill', but you can also argue it was an 'educated risk'. (more...)

Rare Coin Road Warrior - February 2013 Shows - Where It’s At!
Dear Rare Coin Enthusiast, When I started writing the Road Warrior a couple of years ago, my goal was to talk about rare coin shows from a 'dealer's perspective'.  Because Sherri and I travel to ALL major U.S. coin shows and most of the larger regional shows, my 'perspective' and experience with coin shows is somewhat unusual and very inclusive.  Since my teenage years, I have absolutely LOVED coin shows. (more...)

Legend-Morphy to auction $2.5M bounty of numismatic rarities Feb. 28 at PCGS Member Only Coin Show
Following on the heels of its hugely successful December debut, Legend-Morphy is headed back to Las Vegas with another exciting trove of rare coins.  The company will conduct a Feb. 28 Regency Auction – its second Las Vegas event – at The Venetian/The Palazzo in association with the prestigious PCGS Members Only Coin Show.  The 335-lot sale includes a superb selection of primarily PCGS-graded US coins valued at $2.5 million. (more...)

Rare Coin Road Warrior Newsletter - Late January 2013
Dear Rare Coin Enthusiast, As a 'child of the sixties and seventies', I grew up with Gilligan's Island, Gunsmoke, and because there was nothing else to watch at that hour on Saturday evenings-Hee Haw.  During my formative years, we had three channels on our TV set-ABC, CBS, and NBC.  Sometime in the late sixties we got a fourth UHF station and expanded our horizons immensely. (more...)

Magic and West Autographs, Honus Wagner Cards, 1913 Nickel, Free Coin Evaluations and Panda Medal Drawing Headline Feb. 7-9 Long Beach Expo
Exhibits will include the famous Walton 1913 Liberty Head nickel; the number one set of United States large cents; a $5 million display of high-denomination 19th century U.S. bank notes; and rare 1909-era T206 Honus Wagner cards, the most valuable baseball cards in the world.  A limited quantity of five-ounce silver Panda medals specially struck for the Long Beach Expo by an official mint of the People's Bank of China will be available at the show. (more...)

The First PCGS Collector Education Program!
Saturday, February 9, 2013, at that the upcoming Long Beach Coin and Stamp Exposition, PCGS will present the first class in the new PCGS Collector Education Program.  The first class will be entitled "Grading 101" and will cover the basics of grading U.S. circulated and Mint State coins.  The class will be presented by PCGS Founder David Hall, and veteran numismatist Michael Sherman, and will take place in four basic parts, 10:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m. (more...)

Unique Bronze 1943 Cent Featured in Stack’s Bowers Galleries January 2013 New York Americana Sale
A new example of the 1943 bronze Lincoln cent has been discovered, and will be featured in the Stack's Bowers Galleries New York Americana Sale Rarities Night Auction, January 24, 2013.  Consigned by a New England family, this piece was found decades ago by a collector in the family while searching rolls of cents. (more...)

Rare Coin Road Warrior Newsletter - January 2013
Dear Rare Coin Enthusiast, 2012 has come and gone and we start 2013 with a 'clean slate' and hope for a prosperous New Year.  One of the neatest aspects about a New Year rolling around is the 'do over' or 'fresh start' feeling that many people, myself included, get with the change on the calendar.  Although the New Year isn't really much more than a new page on the calendar, I always have high hopes for being a better person as well as a prosperous year.  Who doesn't, right? (more...)

U.S. Colonial Coins Added to Extensive PCGS Price Guide
United States colonial-era coins, from the early Massachusetts silver pieces of 1652 to private and regional issues produced in the early 19th century, have been added to the PCGS Price Guide (www.PCGS.com/prices), the Internet's most comprehensive reference for values of coins certified by Professional Coin Grading Service.  The new Colonial section is now part of the free online guide that contains over 220,000 up-to-date prices for United States coins. (more...)

PCGS Exhibits Superb Large Cents At FUN
More than 130 superb-quality U.S. large cents from the High Desert Collection will be publicly exhibited for the first time anywhere by Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) during the 58th Annual FUN convention, January 10 - 13, 2013.  Visitors to the PCGS booth (booth #100) also can test their skills for a chance to win a free rare coin prize in the PCGS Photograde™ Online Grading Contest. (more...)

Rare Coin Road Warrior Newsletter - Thanksgiving 2012
Dear Rare Coin Enthusiast, Turkey Day is upon us and I can't wait.  Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday.  This is ALL about family, fellowship, food, and most importantly GRATITUDE.  Let's face it folks, regardless of your political leanings, we live in the greatest country on the face of the Earth. (more...)

PCGS CoinFacts™ Now Offered in PCGS Set Registry, Save Over 35% on CoinFacts Subscriptions Through January
Professional Coin Grading Service is offering a limited-time savings of over 35 percent on annual subscriptions for its acclaimed PCGS CoinFacts™ database (www.PCGSCoinFacts.com), the Internet's most comprehensive, one-stop source for information and images on U.S. coins. (more...)

Rare Coin Road Warrior Newsletter - Stirring the Pot
Dear Rare Coin Enthusiast, I really love playing with coins.  I love the search for dates, varieties, undervalued series and issues, great color coins, and all those coins that just have "THE LOOK".  Although I don't particularly enjoy the business side of rare coins, I am actively involved in the market which means I get plenty of both market trends and controversy on a daily basis. (more...)

Rare Coin Road Warrior Newsletter - October 2012
Dear Rare Coin Enthusiast, Last week we visited Missouri for the Silver Dollar Show in St. Charles. We took advantage of the proximity of the show to visit my hometown of Warrensburg, MO about an hour out of K.C. My Mom and Stepdad Don live on their farm near Knob Noster, MO the home of Whiteman Air Force Base. Knob Noster is a small farm community with an air force base next door. (more...)

Simpson Adds Finest Known 1943-S Bronze Cent, PCGS MS62BN, To Finest Off-Metal Collection
The PCGS Set RegistrySM number one all-time finest collection of Lincoln Cents Off-Metal Strikes, Circulation Strikes 1943 - 1944, just got even better with a million dollar upgrade.  Well-known collector Bob R. Simpson, co-chairman of the Texas Rangers baseball club, has paid $1 million for the finest known 1943-S bronze cent in a transaction arranged by Legend Numismatics of Lincroft, New Jersey. (more...)

PCGS Announces Winners of Coin Grading Contest at the Long Beach Expo, September 2012
Eldrich Yap of Temple City, California is the winner of the coin grading competition in the adult division sponsored by PCGS Photograde™ Online which was conducted at the September Long Beach Expo.  Eldrich scored 6.5 out of 20 correct grades. (more...)

Rare Coin Road Warrior Newsletter - August 2012
Dear Rare Coin Enthusiast, In this month's Road Warrior I am going to discuss the latest coin show news from the Summer FUN Show, the PCGS 'Members Only' Invitational Show, and the Missouri Numismatic Society Show in St. Charles.  I also want to talk about the upcoming ANA Show in Philly, the great Fall Show schedule, and some of the news from the show circuit. (more...)

PCGS Hosts 'Walker Showdown' at 2012 ANA World's Fair of Money
The two finest collections of circulation strike Walking Liberty half dollars in the PCGS Set RegistrySM will be displayed in a "Walker Showdown" hosted by Professional Coin Grading Service.  The unparalleled display will be presented at the PCGS booth (#1605) during the American Numismatic Association World's Fair of Money in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 7 - 12, 2012. (more...)

Collectors Corner launches Auctions
Collectors Corner is pleased to announce the launch of auctions on the Collectors Corner site.  Collectors Corner will highlight upcoming auctions from major auction firms.  The inaugural auction is presented by Teletrade.  You can view all of Teletrade's current auction lots on Collectors Corner by viewing the Auctions page. (more...)

Find Coins Fast With Collectors Corner CoinSearch™, m.collectorscorner.com, at June 2012 Baltimore Expo
The first mobile application of its kind for collectibles, Collectors Corner CoinSearch™, will be available free during the upcoming Whitman Baltimore Coin & Collectibles Expo.  The unprecedented mobile app will let collectors instantly locate specific coins they're looking for at the show, June 28 - July 1, 2012. (more...)

PCGS Announces Winners of Coin Grading Contest at May-June 2012 Long Beach Expo
Ventura County, California collector Mike Kittle is the winner of the coin grading competition sponsored by PCGS PhotogradeTM Online (www.pcgs.com/Photograde) recently conducted at the May - June 2012 Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com).  He was awarded a $20 Saint-Gaudens gold coin graded PCGS Secure Plus MS65 valued at $2,000, according to PCGS President Don Willis. (more...)

Launch of Collectors Corner CoinSearch™ at Long Beach Expo, May 31 - June 2
An exciting new era in buying and selling rare coins and collectibles will begin on May 31, 2012 with the live, beta test launch of Collectors Corner CoinSearch™ (m.collectorscorner.com) at the Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo.  The unprecedented new service from Certified Coin Exchange (CCE) uses state-of-the-art mobile technology to enable collectors to instantly locate specific coins they are looking for at a show. (more...)

Rare Coin Road Warrior Newsletter - April 2012
Dear Rare Coin Enthusiast, In this month's Rare Coin Road Warrior I want to discuss a couple of 'key' developments in the business.  First, I am going to 'revisit' my market report from earlier this month titled "GIGO".  Second, I am going to talk about the news from the Central States Coin Show last week in the Chicago area including the new Ebay announcements and the ratification of PNG 'bylaw' changes in regard to 'Coin Doctoring'. (more...)

PCGS Asks: 'So, You Think You Can Grade?' Coin Grading Contest Slated For May - June Long Beach Expo
Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) will award a $20 Saint-Gaudens gold coin valued at $2,000 as the prize for the winner in a coin grading competition during the upcoming Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com), May 31 - June 2, 2012, in the Long Beach, California Convention Center. (more...)

Rare Coin Road Warrior Newsletter - March 2012
Dear Rare Coin Enthusiast, This morning I am somewhere over the Rocky Mountains at 34,000 feet. I have always loved seeing new things, meeting new people, and getting to reacquaint myself with old friends. This week's trip is strictly for buying. I plan to visit several high end coin dealers over the next several days and see what I can buy. One of the big misconceptions about the rare coin profession is 'where' the nice coins come from. This month I am going to explain what I have experienced over the years 'on the road'. (more...)

PCGS Will Recognize Circulation Strike 1841 Philadelphia Quarter Eagles!
Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) is announcing a big change involving one of the most famous and desirable United States gold coin rarities, the famous 1841 $2.50 gold piece, nicknamed, "The Little Princess." (more...)

PCGS Rewards Five Grading Contest Winners
Five winners of the PCGS Photograde Online™ grading contest were announced at the Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo on Saturday, February 4th.  Congratulations to Jim Stofle of Merced, California, who won the adult competition.  He competed against 20 other contestants by grading 12 out of 20 coins correctly.  Jim was the only contestant who graded over 50% of the coins correctly. (more...)

Rare Coin Road Warrior Newsletter - January 2012
Greetings from the Road, This morning Sherri and I are on the West or the 'left coast'.  Over the years I have found lot of great coins in lots of unusual places, but the largest concentrations of the best coins are generally in biggest cities.  The East Coast, especially the Northeast, is a 'hotbed' of numismatic activity. (more...)

PCGS Hosts Grading Contest at the Long Beach Show Feb. 2-4
Congratulations to Craig Eberhart from Los Alamos, NM, who has won a MS65 PCGS Secure Plus™ $20 Saint Gaudens.  Craig had the highest score out of the 35 people who participated in the PCGS Photograde™ grading contest in Orlando. (more...)

PCGS-Certified Coins Set Records at FUN 2012 Auctions
Rare coins authenticated and certified for grade by Professional Coin Grading Service (www.pcgs.com) broke or tied dozens of price records at the Florida United Numismatists convention auction sessions conducted by Heritage Auctions (www.HA.com). (more...)

PCGS Division of Collectors Universe Expands Rare Coin Certification Services to Asia
In a major expansion of its international services and activities, the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) division of Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT) has established a Hong Kong-based authentication and grading operation.  The new Asia venture will be known as Collectors Universe (Hong Kong) Ltd. (more...)

Top Numismatic National Treasures in PCGS Holders
With the reported pending $7.395 million sale of the unique 1787 Brasher Doubloon, the most valuable certified United States gold, silver and copper coins are in Professional Coin Grading Service holders.  "The most recent national numismatic treasure in the news is the one-of-a-kind Brasher Doubloon with designer Ephraim Brasher's initials, EB, on the eagle's breast.  This coin is graded PCGS AU50. (more...)

Rare Coin Market Report Newsletter - December 2011
December has always been somewhat of a 'dud' in the coin business.  Don't get me wrong, folks are looking for coins in December, but the majority of the action in the coin business in December centers around less expensive 'gift' items like silver rounds for stocking stuffers.  In years past we have seen quite a few really lackluster months of December. (more...)

Rare Coin Road Warrior Newsletter - November 2011
Hi, my name is Vic Bozarth and I am the Rare Coin Road Warrior.  Rare Coin Shows are my life and I attend forty shows each year all over the continental United States.  My wife Sherri and I have the luxury of traveling together and we love it!  This week’s Baltimore Show holds a special place in my heart. (more...)

Pinnacle Purchased Spectacular Bruce Scher Proof Seated Quarter Collection #2 on PCGS Registry
Pinnacle Rarities is proud to announce the purchase of another world class set.  We have acquired celebrated collector Bruce Scher's Proof Seated Quarter collection.  His focus (as in all things) is seeking finest known, eye appealing examples.  Lacking only two dates, the set is currently ranked second on the PCGS RegistrySM, and features twelve finest known or tied for finest known examples. (more...)

Rare Coin Market Report Newsletter - November 2011
Dear Rare Coin Enthusiast, the rare coin market is constantly changing. Both the Bullion markets and traditional financial markets push and pull the rare coin market. With the downward trend in bullion markets since August and the European financial crisis, we have seen strengthening of the 'dollar' itself. (more...)

Impressive PCGS #1 Barber Halves Set, PCGS Mobile CoinFacts at ANA Pittsburgh Show
Collectors attending the American Numismatic Association National Money Show(SM) in Pittsburgh, October 13 - 15, 2011, will be able to view the number one collection in the PCGS Set Registry(SM) of Barber half dollars with major varieties (circulation strikes, 1892 - 1915).  The set will be displayed at the Professional Coin Grading Service booth, #134. (more...)

Collectors Universe Acquires Coinflation.com
Coinflation.com (www.Coinflation.com), an increasingly popular informational website that provides the values of precious metals and the intrinsic values of gold, silver and base metal coins, has been acquired by Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT), the parent company of Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com). (more...)

PCGS to Display Spectacular #1 Barber Halves Set at Long Beach in September
The number one collection in the PCGS Set RegistrySM of Barber half dollars with major varieties (circulation strikes, 1892 - 1915) will be displayed at the Professional Coin Grading Service booth, #807, at the Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo, Thursday to Saturday, September 8 - 10, 2011.  It will be only the second time the collection has ever been publicly exhibited. (more...)

Rare Coin Road Warrior - News from the 2011 ANA
Another ANA's World’s Fair of Money annual convention is now behind us.  Often touted as 'The Numismatic Event of the Year!' this year's ANA truly lived up to all the hype and expectations of both collectors and dealers in attendance.  Indeed, I have often had less than complimentary things to say about how ANA conventions are run. (more...)

Rare Coin Road Warrior - August 2011
Dear Rare Coin Enthusiast, I am excited about the upcoming American Numismatic Association Show in Chicago.  Although the January Florida United Numismatists Show is larger, the ANA World's Fair of Money is 'THE SHOW' of the year.  I attended my first ANA Show in St. Louis in 1979. (more...)

The 1983 Copper Cent
Imagine receiving a large sum of money from a complete stranger for no apparent reason.  If you think it can't happen to you, read on.  The 1943 copper cent is well-known to coin collectors and non-collectors alike as one of the most famous transitional error coins. (more...)

PCGS Will Display, Sponsor Eye-Opening Exhibits at Chicago ANA
Professional Coin Grading Service will sponsor a wide range of amazing exhibits and informative presentations at the American Numismatic Association's Chicago World's Fair of MoneySM, August 16 - 20, 2011.  The eagerly anticipated exhibit will in Hall F of the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Rd. in Rosemont, IL, site of the big ANA convention. (more...)

Rare Coin Road Warrior - July 2011
Dear Rare Coin Enthusiast, The Dog Days of Summer are here and we are hiding from the heat in Colorado.  Our home in Texas is hot, dry, and although lovely, pretty uncomfortable during the Summer.  This Summer Sherri, my wife/boss and co-owner of Bozarth Numismatics, and I decided we would mix things up a little and take our travel schedule somewhere cooler. (more...)

PCGS Hosts Tantalizing First Peek at Finest U.S. Type Set at Chicago ANA Show
The veil will be intriguingly lifted when highlights of what is now the all-time finest U.S. type set ever assembled of coins dated 1792 - 1964 will be publicly displayed for the first time at the Chicago ANA World's Fair of MoneySM. (more...)

Rare Coin Road Warrior - June 2011
Greetings Rare Coin Enthusiasts, My name is Vic Bozarth and I am the Rare Coin Road Warrior.  My wife Sherri and I attend nearly 40 shows a year to buy fresh to the market coins for our customers.  We attend all major U.S. Coin Shows, as well as most large regional and state coin shows.  I am a 'bourse floor' dealer. (more...)

Pinnacle Rarities Purchases the San Diego Collection of Proof Seated Dollars
Pinnacle Rarities is proud to announce the purchase of the San Diego Collection of Seated Dollars, an amazing grouping featuring 14 of the 16 possible dates from 1858 to 1873. Selected by an astute California numismatist, each example is an exquisite treasure. (more...)

The PCGS Members Only Coin Show July 20 - 23, 2011
The PCGS Members Only Coin Show, Exclusively for PCGS Dealer & Collectors Club Members, July 20-23, 2011.  PCGS will be offering on-site grading for all show attendees.  Take-home submissions will also be accepted. (more...)

Legend Numismatics Purchases the David Hall $10 Liberty Collection
Legend Numismatics (www.LegendCoin.com) of Lincroft, New Jersey, representing collector Bob R. Simpson of Fort Worth, Texas, has purchased the complete set of $10 Liberty Head gold pieces assembled by Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) Founder David Hall.  The transaction is valued at $4 million, according to Laura Sperber, Legend President. (more...)

Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo - June 2011
Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo, Held at the Long Beach Convention Center, June 2 - 4, 2011.  The Long Beach Expo spans 100,000 square feet in the beautiful Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center www.longbeachexpo.com. (more...)

PCGS Displays Unparalleled Proof $3 Gold Set at Baltimore Expo
Following its acclaimed public debut earlier this month in California, the first-ever complete set of certified proof U.S. $3 gold coins will be publicly displayed at the Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) booth, #1957, during the first three days of the four-day Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo (www.WhitmanExpo.com) in the Baltimore, Maryland Convention Center, March 31 - April 3, 2011. (more...)

The PCGS Members Only Coin Show May 18 - 21, 2011
The PCGS Members Only Coin Show, Exclusively for PCGS Dealer & Collectors Club Members, May 18 - 21, 2011.  PCGS will be offering on-site grading for all show attendees.  Take-home submissions will also be accepted. (more...)

PCGS Exhibits First Complete Set of Certified Proof $3 Gold in Sacramento
The first-ever complete set of certified proof U.S. $3 gold coins will be publicly displayed for the first time anywhere at the Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) booth, #1101, during the American Numismatic Association's National Money Show™ in Sacramento, California, March 17 - 19, 2011. (more...)

Rediscover Gold at the ANA Sacramento National Money Show, March 17-19
The American Numismatic Association's 2011 Sacramento National Money Show features some of the world's most valuable and historical coins and paper money, as well as educational opportunities for all ages and interests. The show takes place March 17-19 at the Sacramento Convention Center and includes a world-class auction by Heritage Auction Galleries and hundreds of dealers and vendors. (more...)

Collectors Universe Selects Orangewood Children's Foundation for 2011 Donation
In today's economy, no company is immune from fiscal downturns.  But as a company that specializes in authenticating and grading collectibles including rare coins, trading cards and stamps, Collectors Universe of Santa Ana is better positioned than most. (more...)

The PCGS Members Only Coin Show
The PCGS Members Only Coin Show, Exclusively for PCGS Dealer & Collectors Club Members, February 22-25, 2011.  PCGS will be offering on-site grading for all show attendees.  Take-home submissions will also be accepted. (more...)

Win an ANA Summer Seminar Scholarship Courtesy of ANA and PCGS
The American Numismatic Association and the Professional Coin Grading Service are jointly offering tuition, meals, lodging and airfare for two lucky PCGS Set RegistrySM members to attend a week-long session of the popular ANA Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado this year. (more...)

The Color of Money
Everyone knows how coins look: copper coins are reddish-brown, gold and aluminum-bronze ones are yellow, and silver, aluminum, and stainless steel ones are white or grayish-white. Right? Wrong. The color of a coin depends on its material, but it also depends on what that material has been through. (more...)

PCGS, Legend Host First Exhibit of Unique 1943 Bronze Cents Set at FUN Show
The first-ever public display of the one-of-a-kind set of 1943 bronze Lincoln cents from the Denver, Philadelphia and San Francisco Mints will be hosted by Professional Coin Grading Service and Legend Numismatics, Inc. during the first three days of the Florida United Numismatists convention in Tampa, Florida, January 6, 7 and 8, 2011. (more...)

PCGS 2011 Calendar: Great Gift for All Coin Enthusiasts
An ideal gift for that special numismatist family member or friend of yours, the 2011 PCGS Calendar is something they can use all year. The featured coins include some incredible rarities like the earliest U.S. Gold Dollar pictured on the cover, the unique 1943-D Bronze Cent and an 1874 $10 Bickford Gold Pattern among the unusual and beautiful coins. (more...)

The PCGS Members Only Coin Show
The PCGS Members Only Coin Show, Exclusively for PCGS Dealer & Collectors Club Members, December 15-18, 2010 We hope you will join us in Las Vegas for this exclusive opportunity to do business in an intimate setting. (more...)

Determining the Grade of a Coin
Assigning a grade to a coin is an art, not a science. It is often highly subjective, especially when working with Mint State coins where small differences in grade make big differences in price. Even so, grading can be studied, learned and applied with known and predictable results that ultimately rest on judgment, rather than feeling. (more...)

PCGS at Silver Dollar and Baltimore Expos
Professional Coin Grading Service will provide on-site authentication and grading services and offer show specials for on-site submissions at the Silver Dollar & Rare Coin Expo in Saint Charles, Missouri, October 14- 16, 2010, and at the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo, November 4 - 7, 2010. (more...)

PCGS-Certified 1943-D Bronze Cent Sold For $1.7 Million
The only known 1943-dated Lincoln cent mistakenly struck at the Denver Mint on a bronze planchet has been sold for a record $1.7 million by Legend Numismatics of Lincroft, New Jersey.  The unique coin, not publicly known to exist until 1979, is certified PCGS MS64BN. (more...)

Rare Coins and Politics
Politics and rare coins might not seem to go together, but they are linked throughout the history of the United States. From the first coins of the 1650s to the change you carry in your pocket today, political influence has been a significant part of United States coinage. (more...)

PCGS at Long Beach: On-Site Grading, First West Coast Display of ESM Collection
Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) will provide on-site authentication and grading services and showcase the first West Coast public display of the acclaimed, award-winning ESM Collection of early proof copper coins during the Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo, September 23 - 25, 2010. (more...)

PCGS Coin Sniffer™ Uses Advanced Technology to Detect 'Doctored' Coins
The PCGS Coin Sniffer™, a process incorporating advanced technology for detecting foreign materials and other enhancements on a coin's surface, will be used in two roll-out phases on all PCGS Secure Plus™ submissions with the first step beginning in September or October 2010. (more...)

Multi-Million Dollar Collection on Display at Boston World's Fair of Money
The number one-ranked collection of United States large cents in the PGCS Set Registry listing will be publicly displayed for the first time in Boston, August 10 - 13, 2010, at the American Numismatic Association World's Fair of Money. (more...)

PCGS at Boston ANA: On-Site Grading, Award-Winning Proof Copper on Display
At this year's American Numismatic Association World's Fair of Money convention in Boston held August 10 - 14, visitors will be treated to a number of museum-quality exhibits of historic rare coins. (more...)

PCGS at June 2010 Long Beach Expo: Show Submission Specials, iPad Demos
Coins submitted to the Professional Coin Grading Service during the upcoming Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo will be eligible for PCGS' popular Show Special discounts for certification, and the new PCGS Secure Plus™ service will also be available. (more...)

PCGS Launches New International Web Site - PCGSGlobal.com
To help accommodate our company's expanding international presence, Professional Coin Grading Service has launched a new web site, www.PCGSGlobal.com, that allows coin enthusiasts from around the world to view information about PCGS third-party grading and how to use our services in their local language. (more...)

Collectors Corner Adds Support For "Plus" PCGS And NGC-Graded Coins
Collectors CornerSM, the premier online marketplace for serious collectors, would like to announce support for "Plus" PCGS and NGC graded coins.  This enables Collectors Corner buyers to purchase "+" graded coins directly from the world's top dealers. (more...)

PCGS Announces PCGS Secure Plus™ Service for Increased Consumer Protection and Plus Grades for Added Value
The Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) has launched PCGS Secure Plus™, a revolutionary new process with high-tech security and scrutiny to increase the confidence of collectors and dealers, and a new certification designation that potentially can increase the value of coins. (more...)

PCGS Unveils 'The Big One' March 25 in Fort Worth
Executives of Professional Coin Grading Service will make their eagerly-anticipated announcement about a revolutionary new service on Thursday, March 25, 2010. (more...)

PCGS Show Specials at March 2010 Baltimore Expo
Professional Coin Grading Service will offer on-site authentication and grading services at the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Baltimore Expo in the Baltimore Convention Center, 1 West Pratt St. The show is open to the public, March 4 – 7, 2010. (more...)

PCGS Announces Expansion of Photograde™ Online
Photograde™ Online, one of the most talked-about innovations in the coin industry, is now even bigger and better.  Photograde now includes 60 coin series and offers grades ranging from PO1 to MS69 for many of them. (more...)

PSE Offers Special for PCGS Customers at February Long Beach Expo
With many collectors, stamps and coins go hand-in-hand. And when it comes to realizing top prices at auction, PSE-graded stamps deliver the same level of confidence and value as PCGS-graded coins. (more...)

PCGS Grading Guarantee Update
For the past 24 years, the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) has offered collectors and dealers the strongest assurance of grading accuracy and independence in the rare coin market. (more...)

PCGS-Certified, Finest Known 1907 Ultra High Relief Headlines Santa Clara Expo
The finest known 1907 Ultra High Relief Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle gold coin, graded PCGS PF69 and insured for $5 million, will be displayed during the first three days of the Santa Clara, California Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo to be conducted November 19 – 22, 2009. (more...)

PCGS Brings TrueView Coin Imaging Service to Baltimore Show
Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) will give collectors and dealers a special opportunity to have their PCGS-graded coins digitally imaged with the PCGS TrueView photo service on-site during the first two days of the Whitman Baltimore Coin and Currency Convention at the Baltimore Convention Center, November 12 – 15, 2009. (more...)

PCGS Helps Police Nab Counterfeits Suspect
Information provided to Northern California law enforcement authorities by Professional Coin Grading Service led to the arrest of a suspect who is now under investigation in connection with the sales of fraudulently altered Morgan dollars in tampered PCGS holders for nearly $300,000. (more...)

Stella Coin News Online Library is Filling Up!
Stella Coin News (SCN) is very pleased to announce their latest online reference book, The Complete Guide to Certified Barber Coinage, written in 1999 by John and David Feigenbaum. (more...)

More Features, 2,500+ Photos Added to PCGS CoinFacts
New features and more than 2,500 additional high-quality coin photos have been added to the all-new PCGS CoinFacts®(www.PCGSCoinFacts.com) since the enhanced website was launched on July 27. (more...)

Summer Sunset Collection Now Accepting Bids
This massive collection contains many copper and silver series. A strong run of Liberty Seated, Barber and Standing Liberty Quarters as well as a great run of Bust, Liberty Seated and Barber Halves. (more...)

Grading Specials Highlight PCGS' Offerings at September Long Beach Expo
Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) will have special discounts for certification services during the Long Beach, California Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo, September 10 – 12, 2009. (more...)

ANA to Debut Museum Showcase in Los Angeles
The American Numismatic Association will introduce its inaugural Museum Showcase, featuring rarely seen numismatic treasures from the Smithsonian Institution, the ANA Edward C. Rochette Money Museum and private collectors, at the 2009 Los Angeles World's Fair of Money®, August 5-9 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. (more...)

PCGS Price Guide Provides New Feature - 2-Year Pricing History
When you purchase an item that has a substantial amount of value, obtaining the financial history is imperative. The same rule applies when purchasing coins. Visit the PCGS Price Guide today to research price listings for all PCGS-graded, U.S. regular issue coins from January 2007 to date. (more...)

PCGS Establishes Groundbreaking International Program With the Mint of Poland
A precedent-setting international partnership is being set up between the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) and Mennica Polska, the Mint of Poland, to grade the mint's new commemorative coins as well as to establish a submission center at the mint in Warsaw, Poland for the convenience of local collectors and dealers to submit coins for PCGS certification. (more...)

PCGS at February 2009 Long Beach Expo
The Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) will play a leading role at the upcoming Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo, February 5 – 7, 2009. (more...)

Saint Gaudens Ultra High Relief Coins Resurrected in 2009
On January 22, 2009 the U.S. Mint will resurrect what many consider to be the most beautiful and captivating design in American coinage by introducing the 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle coins. (more...)

PCGS Certifies ANS Unique 1793 Wreath Large Cent
The unique 1793 Wreath U.S. large cent variety (Sheldon NC-5, Crosby 10-F) in the collection of the American Numismatic Society (ANS) has been authenticated and graded by Professional Coin Grading Service as PCGS AU-58. (more...)

'Spectacular' Rainbow-Toned Morgans Highlight PCGS' FUN Display
The Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) will display Sunnywood's "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" set of exquisitely toned Morgan silver dollars and PCGS Co-Founder David Hall will participate in an important educational forum at the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) annual convention in Orlando, January 8 - 11, 2009. (more...)

PCGS Launches 'CoinFactsWiki.com' - Free Encyclopedia of Coins Encourages Editing Like Wikipedia
Professional Coin Grading Service introduces CoinFacts Wiki, a public encyclopedia of U.S. and World coins located at http://www.coinfactswiki.com. (more...)

PCGS Expands World Coin Program in China
For its first-ever participation at the annual Beijing International Stamp & Coin Exposition, Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) produced special insert labels written in Chinese for encapsulated coins distributed as souvenirs. (more...)

DLRC Announces project Stella: a new Blog & Library Web Site
John Feigenbaum, President of David Lawrence Rare Coins and Dominion Grading Service, announced today the unveiling of a new web site called Stella (www.stellacoinnews.com) which will provide daily Blogs by numismatic leaders, as well as free access to DLRC Press publications. (more...)

Finest collection of silver Roosevelt dimes ever assembed to hit Auction block in January!
For four years running, this collection of silver Roosevelt dimes has been ranked "All-time Finest" by PCGS. (more...)

PCGS Certifies Hoard of Rare Half Eagles
A hoard of Indian Head $5 gold pieces found in an unclaimed bank safe deposit box in Florida has been certified by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS). (more...)

PCGS-Certified Coins Are Foundation of Heritage's Most Valuable Long Beach Signature Ever: $35.4 Million!
Hundreds of Registry-level coins certified by PCGS were sold in Heritage’s record-setting Long Beach Signature® Auction, held Sept 17-21, 2008 at the Long Beach Coin Expo; this was the most valuable auction Heritage has held in two decades of Long Beach events. (more...)

PCGS Expands, Enhances Online Price Guide
New features, including online streaming video commentary from Collectors Universe President and Co-Founder David Hall have been added to the Professional Coin Grading Service’s authoritative Rare Coin Price Guide at www.PCGS.com/prices. (more...)

PCGS Removes Fake Coins, Dies From Market
As part of its consumer protection measures, Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) has purchased a half dozen coinage dies used to produce counterfeit Chinese coins. (more...)

2008 Beijing Olympic Coins
The Olympic Games are an event like no other in the world, one that promotes peace, friendly relationships, and helps to build bridges between countries, all while being on the worlds biggest scale. (more...)

PCGS Service Announcement - New "Genuine" Service
Effective immediately, the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) will begin authenticating and encapsulating "problem" coins (i.e. altered surface, cleaned, environmental damage, etc.). (more...)

David Lawrence's Southern Seated Dollar Sale Realizes $650,000!
DLRC Auctions is proud to announce the third installment of the Southern Seated Dollar Collection realized over $650,000 in competitive Internet bidding which ended Thursday, June 5th. (more...)

DLRC Auctions to Sell Million-Dollar Collection of Proof Seated Dollars: "The Southern Seated Dollar Collection"
According to John Feigenbaum, DLRC Auctions President, "this collection is one of the finest of its kind ever assembled. There are numerous issues with fewer than 15 known specimens. Additionally, some of these are the finest known – by far." (more...)

Pair of 1794 Dollars Lead Heritage's May 2008 Long Beach Auction
A pair of 1794 silver dollars and three Continental dollars are among the rarities included in the catalog for the Official Auction of the May 2008 Long Beach Coin Expo. (more...)

Collectors Corner Launches Sports Card Marketplace For PSA Cards
The Certified Coin Exchange (CCE), one of the world’s largest and most active online marketplaces devoted exclusively to certified collectibles, is expanding to include PSA-certified sports and non-sports trading cards. (more...)

PCGS Displays Unique "Hot Lips" Morgan Set at Long Beach
The Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) will display the only complete grading set of "Hot Lips" dollars, one of the most interesting of all the different varieties in the popular Morgan dollar series (1878 – 1921), at the Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo, May 29 - 31, 2008. (more...)

PCGS President Ron Guth Featured on Coin Chat Radio May 1
Ron was interviewed by Coin Chat Radio personality Debbie Bradley on “The History of Coin Grading,” a fascinating subject in which he possesses a wealth of expertise. (more...)

PCGS-Certified 1802 Proof Dollar Reaches $920,000 at Heritage's $44 Million Central State Auctions
A rare 1802 proof Silver Dollar, part of the silver dollar collection assembled by David Queller and his family, realized $920,000 at the Official Auction of the Central States Numismatic Society convention, held by Heritage Auction Galleries. (more...)

Counterfeit PCGS Holders
In recent days, counterfeit coins in counterfeit PCGS slabs have begun to appear on eBay, the online auction site. All of the counterfeit coins/holders seen so far are coming out of China. (more...)

PCGS MS69 1907 $20 Wire Rim High Relief Realizes $517,500 at Heritage’s $10 Million Phoenix ANA Signature Auction
The Official Auction of the ANA’s Phoenix National Money Show, presented by Heritage Auction Galleries March 6-7 included a wide range of PCGS-certified rarities among $10 million in prices realized. (more...)

PCGS Set Registry Announces New Set Composites (2/27/08)
PCGS Set Registry announces new Set Composites for Jefferson Nickels and Washington Quarters Classic Set. (more...)

DLRC Auctions Offers Early Rarities in Two-week Auction
DLRC Auctions is excited and proud to offer the Hoosier Collection for unrestricted Internet bidding. The collection includes 145 certified coins minted from 1794-1830 in collector-oriented grades from Good to Mint State. (more...)

PCGS Will Display Finest Early Dollars Set at February Long Beach Expo
The Hesselgesser Flowing Hair and Bust Dollar Collection, the number one set of early United States silver dollars in the Professional Coin Grading Service’s Set Registry(SM), will be displayed during the Long Beach, California Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo, February 14 – 16, 2008. (more...)

PCGS Set Registry Announces New Set Composites (12/31/07)
PCGS Set Registry announces updates to the Statehood Quarter category and new Set Composites for Lincoln Cents and Statehood Quarters. (more...)

PCGS Displays Top Set of Modern Proof Coins at FUN
The PCGS Set RegistrySM all-time number one finest set of modern U.S. proof coins from 1968 to the present will be exhibited by Professional Coin Grading Service during the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) convention (booth #138) in Orlando, January 10 – 13, 2008. (more...)

DLRC Press Release - Magnolia Collection
David Lawrence’s Internet Auction #199 highlighted by the Magnolia Collection of Lincoln Cents realized over $296,000! (more...)

CCE and PCGS Currency Launch Currency Marketplace
In a move that is expected to significantly boost activity in the already brisk paper money market, the Certified Coin Exchange (CCE) in conjunction with PCGS Currency has established the Currency Marketplace, a new CCE service where collectors can view, select from and buy thousands of bank notes offered by many of the top currency dealers. (more...)

PCGS Set Registry Announces New Set Composites (11/27/07)
The Circulation Strike Presidential Dollar Basic set now allows for only CS issues.  Satin Finish issues have their own set. (more...)

PCGS Confirms Lettered-Edge Sac and Plain-Edge Jefferson Dollars
Professional Coin Grading Service has certified the first reported Sacagawea golden dollar coin struck with the edge lettering intended only for Presidential dollars. The submitter will receive a $10,000 finder's reward from PCGS. (more...)

November PCGS Currency Collectors Club Special - "Free For All In The Fall"
For the month of November, submit any U.S., Confederate, or Canadian Currency note of any type with a value of up to $1,000 and pay only $10 per note! (more...)

Bowers And Merena To Conduct Its Largest Auction Ever At The Baltimore Coin And Currency Convention In November
Over 4,000 Lots – More Lots than Any Previous Bowers and Merena Auction – to Cross the Auction Block, Including an 1854-O Liberty Double Eagle in PCGS AU-50 (more...)

PCGS Confirms Clipped Planchet Jefferson $1 Errors
Would a damaged dollar be worth only 96.5 cents if 3.5 percent of it is missing?  When it’s a clipped planchet error it’s worth more than a buck. (more...)

PCGS Set Registry Announces New Set Composites (10/2/07)
The PCGS Set Registry announces the addition of new variety set compositions to coincide with PCGS's Variety Attribution Program. (more...)

Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo - Sept 27-29, 2007
Over 2,000 dealers will attend the Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo, a show spanning 100,000 square feet in the beautiful Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center. (more...)

PCGS Set Registry Announces New Set Composites (9/11/07)
PCGS Set Registry announces new Set Composites are now online. The new Set Composites include First Year of Issue Type Set (1793-present) and the 20th Anniversary Eagles (2006). (more...)

$2.42 In Pennies Auctions For Nearly $1.1 Million At The Bowers And Merena Milwaukee Rarities Sale.
Bowers and Merena Auctions, America's leading rare coin auction house, announces the extraordinary success of their Milwaukee Rarities Sale, held August 4, 2007, prior to the ANA World’s Fair of Money. (more...)

CCE Collectors Corner Opens Wish List Service
Collectors Corner (www.CollectorsCorner.com), a service exclusively for collectors and part of the largest dealer-to-dealer online website, The Certified Coin Exchange (CCE), has launched a convenient, new “Wish List” service. (more...)

1894-S Barber Dime Sells For Record $1.9 Million
The finest known 1894-S Barber dime, graded PCGS Proof 66 Branch Mint, has been sold for a record price of $1.9 million. (more...)

David Lawrence Holds 150th Internet-Only Auction
David Lawrence is excited to announce the running of the company's 150th Internet-Only auction.  Starting close to three years ago, David Lawrence Internet-Only auctions have grown in the number of consignors and bidders. (more...)

David Lawrence Launches Thursday Rocket Sale
David Lawrence is excited to announce the launch of their weekly Thursday Rocket Sales.  These one-day auctions give you the chance to bid in an online sale with quick results. (more...)

Next Wave of Presidential Dollars Begins With Adams
Coins depicting John Adams, the second in the series of Presidential Dollars, officially enter circulation on Thursday, May 17, 2007, and collectors are eager to see if any major errors appear. (more...)

Eliasberg 1913 Liberty Nickel, PCGS PR-66, Sold for $5 Million
An unnamed California collector has paid $5 million for the Eliasberg specimen 1913 Liberty Head nickel, a record price for the coin and the second highest price ever paid for any rare coin. (more...)

Selling at Public Auction
Auction houses bring buyers and sellers together. Beyond that simple statement lies a multimillion dollar industry. Collectors who wish to sell all or part of their collections know that they will achieve the highest price only by exposing the items being sold to the maximum number of other collectors. (more...)

Knowing Collectibles' Sales Tax Laws Can Save You Money
There is very little we do in the United States today that is not somehow affected by the tax laws, and buying and selling art and collectibles is no exception. An understanding of basic principles of state and local sales and use tax will help assure that you comply with the law, and may save you money as well. (more...)

 
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