PCGS Reveals FUN Show Label for 2018-W Proof Silver Eagle

by CoinNews.net on December 29, 2017 · 9 comments

Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) will offer a special label for 2018-W Proof American Silver Eagles submitted Jan. 4 to 7 during the 63rd annual Florida United Numismatists (FUN) convention in Tampa, Florida.

FUN Show PCGS Label

An example of the 2018 FUN Show Label on a PCGS graded 2018-W Proof American Silver Eagle.

The United States Mint will launch the 2018-dated Silver Eagle on the same day the show kicks off, Jan. 4, giving coin show attendees a unique opportunity to own a graded coin not available to many.

"These special PCGS labels for the 2018 FUN Show are only the first examples of the labels we have planned for 2018," said Mark Stephenson, Vice President of PCGS. "There are a lot of exciting coins coming from the U.S. Mint again… we’ve got some great labels to reveal that help all these new coins stand out with our unique labeling combined with our ultra-secure coin holders."

The obverse of the FUN Show label features a beautiful sunset cityscape showing the Tampa Convention Center. Above the city skyline, the label reads, "January 2018 FUN Show" in all-caps.

The label’s reverse shows the year, mint mark, denomination, certification details and grade on a standard PCGS gradient blue field.

As the show coincides with the initial release of the West Point Proof American Silver Eagle, all such coins submitted at the show are eligible to receive the special FUN Show label.

Information about submission guidelines and fees for the special labels can be found online at www.pcgs.com/labels, and submission information and guidelines for First Strike designation labels is at www.pcgs.com/firststrike.

These 2018-W Proof American Silver Eagles are also among the first coins eligible for PCGS’s new service, PCGS Gold Shield™. PCGS Gold Shield will replace PCGS Secure™ on January 1, 2018. PCGS Gold Shield is the new standard in the coin industry for anti-counterfeiting technology.

Since its founding in 1986, PCGS experts have certified over 37 million coins with a total market value of over $32 billion. For information about PCGS products and services, including how to submit your coins for authentication and grading, visit www.PCGS.com or call PCGS Customer Service at (800) 447-8848.

PCGS is a division of Collectors Universe (NASDAQ: CLCT).

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Joe C. December 29, 2017 at 1:30 pm

So it seems more and more that they want you to buy the label instead of the coin.

Millhouse7319 December 29, 2017 at 10:28 pm

Joe C,
You couldn’t be more right! The same exact coin with the same exact grade gets a premium price because of a stupid piece of paper with a hologram that has absolutely nothing to do with the coin itself. It’s amazing how foolish some people are. Don’t get me wrong. I’m one of the foolish people, but only because I want the highest value coin for my collection. It’s us foolish people who pay the premiums for the paper inside the slab, that determine it’s worth. It’s to bad that little worthless piece of paper is what determines the value of the coin and not the coin itself. The coin graders have tricked us all into believing that somehow that label makes the coin a different and better coin. They are laughing their way all the way to the bank, both NGC and PCGS. I’ve never seen so many different labels for one coin. There are dozens of labels for one single coin!!! Oh well. This is what our hobby has become.

Mouse December 30, 2017 at 1:03 pm

Holy smokes, we buy the coin for investment, not a paper label. The label has no value. What is wrong with these grading companies, trying to cash in on novice collectors.


Millhouse7319 December 30, 2017 at 2:59 pm

It’s not just novice collectors, Mouse. It’s experienced collectors as well. I’ve been collecting for over 30 years. The market has dictated that labels, not the coin itself, determine value and the sad part is that NGC and PCGS know and exploit it by creating so many different arbitrary labels. What’s next, First strike labels for the label itself??? Imagine that! The label was printed with within the first thirty days of the coins release so the label will say “First Strike, First Strike”!!!!! First strike for the label and First strike for the coin! Imagine that!!!! Oh crap, I just gave the coin graders another way to take advantage of us collectors! Oh well. I’ll be buying the “First Strike, First Strike” label as soon as they make it.

Ecduzit December 31, 2017 at 1:53 pm

YEP! Dont get fooled by the signature labels as well. Like “MOY SIGNED he himself is insignificate to the valve of the coin it self. Just like the so called “gold labels” or San Frnacisco labels – Look at the price of a set of silver eagles that are not signed vs. the same set that “is” MOY signed just not worth the extra cost ….save your money. If you try and sell them the buyer will say why should I pay extra when I can get one unsigned for less?

Joe C. January 1, 2018 at 1:31 pm

How about first slab for a coin?

lonnie January 2, 2018 at 12:16 pm

several years ago a very wise coin investor told me to buy the coin—-not the label. this advise is more valuable today than ever.

Millhouse7319 January 3, 2018 at 11:09 am

Unfortunately it’s not. The more “valuable” coin is the one with the more desirable label. It has been that way for quite some time now and I don’t see a change in the foreseeable future. It is the end buyer/collector that determines what is valuable and how valuable it is. The people who collect the coin and not the label unfortunately get a less valuable coin as determined by the market. It’s that simple. It’s not fair, nor does it make sense but it’s fact and as long as we value labels more than the coin itself, this will never change. The coin graders know it and continue to exploit it, like it or not. If you’re not lookin for long term return on investment and collect for the enjoyment of collecting, simply buy the coin. If you’re looking for the best long term investment for you money, they you better start buying the best labels now! If you think otherwise, you’re just fooling yourself.

Joe C. January 3, 2018 at 2:25 pm

I don’t care what label it is as long as the coin is priced right.

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