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.
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.
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