The 1899 $1 Silver Certificate a survivor of the S.S. Titanic had in his pocket a century ago when he was rescued from the Atlantic Ocean, and then was later inscribed by him, has been certified by PCGS Currency.
"Given all of the anticipation of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic and with news coverage of it nearly everywhere, it would be an understatement to describe our anticipation of seeing this note as tremendous," said Laura A. Kessler, Vice President of PCGS Currency.
The dollar bill was carried by 50-year old August (Augustus) H. Weikman of Palmyra, New Jersey, a barber on the ship, who was [...]
PCGS Currency has announced the winners of the 2011 PCGS Currency Set Registry Awards, and announced the first entry into the PCGS Currency Hall of Fame. The award-winning collections were honored at the annual PCGS Currency Set Registry awards dinner at the International Paper Money Show in Memphis, Tennessee, on June 9, 2011.
"The interest and participation in the PCGS Currency Set Registry has exploded in the last year," stated Laura A. Kessler, Vice President of PCGS Currency and head of the Set Registry marketing efforts. "Participation has doubled in terms of both the number of participants and individual collections. There are some mind-blowing sets listed in the Registry, which makes selecting winners in each category extremely challenging." [...]
The newest resource for paper money collectors now is available online.
The population of serial block numbers now is included in the PCGS Currency Population Report, an authoritative listing by grade of more than 250,000 notes authenticated and certified by PCGS Currency (www.PCGScurrency.com) [...]
(Newport Beach, California) -- There's an interesting "pedigree" to a Series 1918 Federal Reserve $2 note (Fr. 776) recently certified 58 PPQ by PCGS Currency. It has the unusual serial number, K9A, and a specially-worded encapsulation insert prepared for this note honors a fondly-remembered canine pet.
"She was a very, very loving dog and an excellent watchdog. If you were sick or not feeling well, Cujo had this motherly thing about her where she would lay in bed with you until you felt better, even for days at a time. She was the most loyal dog I have ever known," said the note's owner, Brian Smith of U.S. Currency Sales in Palos Verdes Peninsula, California. He purchased it not long after the death of his mixed shepherd dog.
With only a dozen exceptions, all the paper items in a Florida collector's home safe were destroyed or damaged by intense heat during a house fire. The only papers that survived unscathed were 12 bank notes inside PCGS Currency holders, including two 1907 $10 Gold Certificates.
"There were eleven large size and one small size PCGS Currency-certified notes recovered from the fire earlier this year. The holders were sooty and some had blisters and discoloration on their surface, but the notes inside all survived without damage," said Laura A. Kessler, Vice President of PCGS Currency, a division of Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT).