PCGS Returns First Strike® Inserts to Collector Club Members

by CoinNews.net on August 19, 2008 · 2 comments

The Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) has announced the return of First Strike® inserts to current and future submissions for members of the PCGS Collectors Club.

Ron Guth, President of PCGS, said in an e-mail announcement Tuesday,


“The collecting community let us know loud and clear that they wanted access to the First Strike inserts. Collectors like the First Strike program and they want the opportunity to have their own coins certified.”


The new policy ends a July 1, 2008 revision that limited First Strike inserts to dealer submissions only.

Members must submit coins to PCGS in original mint-sealed packages that are postmarked within 30 days of the original release date in order to quality for the First Strike insert.

The extra $12 fee for the insert and service includes the cost of returning any mint packages.

For more information, visit the PCGS website or visit www.pcgs.com/firststrike/.

About PCGS

PCGS is the world’s largest rare coin authentication company and a division of Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT). Additional information is available from Professional Coin Grading Service at (800) 447-8848. E-mail: info@PCGS.com Website: www.pcgs.com.


Collectors Universe, Inc. is a leading provider of value added services to the high-value collectibles and diamond and colored gemstones markets. The Company authenticates and grades collectible coins, sports cards, autographs, stamps, currency, diamonds and colored gemstones. The Company also compiles and publishes authoritative information about United States and world coins, collectible sports cards and sports memorabilia, collectible stamps, diamonds and colored gemstones. This information is accessible to collectors and dealers at the Company’s web site, http://www.collectors.com, and is also published in print.

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mickey smith August 19, 2008 at 8:47 pm

I do not believe a true , real, Collector is repersentived,by this Lie,yes LIE,buy Gradeing Companys!! Why?? You must be setting in the seat where such Coin is STRUCK, WAS IT REJECTED, OR DID IT PASS?..The Gradeing Cos are getting just as greeded as the Un-Federal Reserve, Lies lead to a complete courpted bunch, now look at what we have! 1000s of so call melted Gold American Coins coming from Around the World, Then Ebay,Web Dealers Sell them at a MS61 to 62 Grade, but the Real Vauale is a MS 68 or better.! They Playing to the Cable/Sat people that does not know Crap About the real History of a Coin or it’s importance in our Nations History. I have a FDR Medal made when He serve his 1st Term, but I consider it the Shame of his Office, keep your Gradeing, I will sell bullion, 1/10 & up!!! As For All My MS66 or better CCs,D,O,P,Denvers, as long as you use 1st Strike, you will never see this (Hidden)but right here for many to see COLLECTION! WHEN YOU SELL OUT TO TV & CABLE OVER REAL COLLECTORS, YOU WILL SUFFER THE SAME AS THE FED,FOR A 1st STRIKE, MICKEY MANTEL!!!

Joshua Miller February 9, 2011 at 5:35 am

I’m a disappointed and confused at the same time. I just started collecting silver. At first I wanted it for melt value in case of an economic fall. Then consumed by the beauty of proof and higher graded coins. I’m 31 and intend to buy eagles for my three year old every year. I recently won a first strike ms69 on ebay for what I thought to be a deal (over melt price). But now I find out that the 2007 coin was not the first coin struck with a new die. I swear I read that somewhere. I have always been skeptical of the internet but put to much faith in pcgs. I’m thinking of only buying morgans, or peace dollars which are below silver price or buying from littleton or some company not involved in grading coins. I just don’t know what to do.

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