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PCGS NFC-enabled slab

New Security Chip-Embedded Slabs To Protect Against Counterfeiting

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is excited to announce its partnership with HID Global to begin embedding high-security Near Field Communication (NFC) chip technology in PCGS coin slabs. PCGS slabs embedded with NFC technology allow any collector or dealer with a modern smartphone to easily verify that the coin encapsulated within was indeed certified, graded, […]

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PCGS Rarities Holder PAN PAC $50

PCGS Launches Rarities Holder

Professional Coin Grading Service ( is now offering a striking new “Rarities” holder option at no additional fee for historic coins that merit special attention. One of the first coins encapsulated in the new, larger holder is the finest known 1913 Liberty Head Nickel, graded PCGS PR66, owned by distinguished numismatist Gerald R. Forsythe who […]

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2019-W America the Beautiful Quarter

The Race for ‘First Week of Discovery’ is On!

In celebration of the U.S. Mint release of the 2019-W quarters into circulation, PCGS is offering a series of rewards and limited pedigrees to the first people to submit 2019-W quarters to PCGS for grading and encapsulation. The first qualifying 2019-W quarters of each release certified by PCGS will be attributed with a unique pedigree […]

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S.S. Central America “Ship of Gold” Coming Soon!

The S.S. Central America was given the name ‘Ship of Gold’ for her famous cargo: tons of gold from the San Francisco Mint and the California Gold Rush. When the ship sank off the eastern coast of the United States in 1857, she took the gold, and many of the lives aboard, with her. Over […]

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Free PCGS CoinFacts

As part of a year-long 30th anniversary celebration, Professional Coin Grading Service ( has unveiled an impressive array of products and services to assist and benefit collectors and dealers. They include ending the annual $149 subscription fee to now make the popular website free to everyone; new developments for the PCGS Restoration Service; and […]

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PCGS to display historic sample slabs at FUN

Professional Coin Grading Service ( 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. While supplies last, PCGS will also be giving away […]

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