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(Santa Ana, California) — New features and more than 2,500 additional high-quality coin photos have been added to the all-new PCGS CoinFacts® (www.PCGSCoinFacts.com) since the enhanced web site was launched on July 27. A division of Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS), the site is the Internet’s most comprehensive, one-stop source for historical U.S. numismatic information. […]

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Teletrade, the largest fully-automated telephone and Internet auction company for certified coins, paper money and sportscards, has been named the official auctioneer of the twice-a-year Santa Clara Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo beginning with the next show, November 19 – 22, 2009, in the Santa Clara, California Convention Center.  The deadline for consignments for the […]

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(Santa Ana, California) – PCGS CoinFacts® (www.PCGSCoinFacts.com), the Internet’s most comprehensive, one-stop source for historical U.S. numismatic information, is now live. The new site – ideal for both novices and advanced collectors – has been completely revamped with thousands of updates to its database and image files and a number of important new features.   […]

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NEWPORT BEACH, CA—Collectors Universe, Inc., a leading provider of value-added authentication and grading services to dealers and collectors of high-value collectibles, and dealers of diamonds and colored gemstones, today announced that it has sold PCGS Currency, its currency authentication and grading division for collectible currency, to a new company formed for the acquisition and led […]

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(Santa Ana, California) – Collectors Universe, Inc. announced today, September 30, 2008, that PCGS President, Ron Guth, would be changing his role effective October 1, 2008 to become President of CoinFacts.com, a unit of PCGS that Guth had originally founded in 1999 that offers a virtual encyclopedia of knowledge about almost all U.S. Coins.  As […]

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Laura Kessler and Brian Ingram examine D.B. Cooper note fragmentsDuring the recent examination and certification of recovered money from the famous 1971 "D. B. Cooper" skyjacking case, PCGS Currency staff members discovered nearly three dozen serial numbers that apparently had not been previously recorded by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The numbers were hidden in layers of notes and note fragments stuck together for decades, and those numbers now have been reported by PCGS Currency President, Jason Bradford,  to the Seattle-based FBI agent overseeing the case.

In a letter to FBI Special Agent Larry Carr, Bradford wrote: "Earlier this month, members of our team examined two dozen environmentally-damaged $20 denomination Federal Reserve Notes and dozens of fragments submitted to us for certification by Brian Ingram of Mena, Arkansas.  As you know, Mr. Ingram was the then-eight year old boy in 1980 who discovered some of the cash given in 1971 as ransom to a skyjacker known as ‘D. B. Cooper’ or ‘Dan Cooper.’"

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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Jan. 7 — Collectors Universe, Inc. (Nasdaq: CLCT), a leading provider of value-added authentication and grading services to dealers and collectors of high-value collectibles, diamonds and colored gemstones, will present at the 10th Annual Needham Growth Conference being held January 8 – 11, 2008 at the New York Palace Hotel in New […]

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