PCGS Coin Grading Contest at September Long Beach Expo


Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) will award money to a collector and dealer and a silver dollar to young numismatist as winning prizes in a coin grading competition this September at the Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo.

June 2015 PCGS grading contestant
A contestant closely examining one of the coins during the PCGS Coin Grading Contest at the June 2015 Long Beach Expo.

Held Sept. 17 to 19, 2015 in the Long Beach Convention Center, the grading contest is open to members of the PCGS Collectors Club, PCGS Authorized Dealers, PCGS Set Registry participants, PCGS CoinFacts subscribers and young collectors aged 16 or younger.

Participants in the dealers and collectors categories will have 30 minutes to grade 20 coins, while young numismatists will have 20 minutes to grade 10 coins. The dealer with the highest score will receive a $1,000 check, the highest scoring collector will receive $500 and the highest scoring young numismatist will receive a Mint State Morgan Silver Dollar.

"Responses to our previous grading contests have been excellent. We had to turn away several people who had not pre-registered for the last competition at the June Long Beach Expo because all the available slots were already filled," said PCGS President Don Willis. "So, don’t wait to register."

To register for a contest time slot or get additional information, call PCGS Customer Service at (800) 447-8848, Monday through Friday between 7:00 am to 5:00 pm PST, or email info@PCGS.com.

The entry fee is $50 for dealers and their associates, $25 for collectors and free for young numismatists.

Information about the Long Beach show is available at www.LongBeachExpo.com. Visit www.PCGS.com for information about Professional Coin Grading Service.

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I would love to see PCGS do something for all the people holding milk spot silver eagles a reverse eagles. Now that would be news worthy.