Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS)

1787 Brasher DoubloonWith the reported pending $7.395 million sale of the unique 1787 Brasher Doubloon, the most valuable certified United States gold, silver and copper coins are in Professional Coin Grading Service holders.

"The most recent national numismatic treasure in the news is the one-of-a-kind Brasher Doubloon with designer Ephraim Brasher’s initials, EB, on the eagle’s breast. This coin is graded PCGS AU50," ," said Don Willis, President of PCGS, a division of Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT).

"The Brasher Doubloon is reportedly in the process of being formally sold next month by […]

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1924 $20 Saint-Gaudens Double EagleCollectors attending the upcoming Florida United Numismatists convention in Orlando, January 5 – 7, 2012, will have the opportunity to test their coin grading skills and a chance to win a valuable gold coin from the Professional Coin Grading Service (

The competition is sponsored by PCGS Photograde™ Online and will be open to current members of the PCGS Collectors Club as well as active PCGS Set RegistrySM members. It will not be open to dealers.

The competition will be conducted at the PCGS booth (#100) at FUN, and participants should […]


1892-O Micro O variety in the Shireman Collection of Barber Halves

Collectors attending the American Numismatic Association National Money Show in Pittsburgh, October 13 – 15, 2011, will be able to view the number one collection in the PCGS Set Registry(SM) of Barber half dollars with major varieties (circulation strikes, 1892 – 1915). The set will be displayed at the Professional Coin Grading Service booth, #134.

"We heard excellent comments from collectors and dealers when the set was displayed at the September Long Beach Expo. The display in Pittsburgh will be only the third time this impressive collection has ever been publicly exhibited," said Don Willis, President of PCGS, a division of Collectors Universe (Nasdaq: CLCT).

"The set now has a weighted grade point average of 67.057. It was assembled over decades by […]



Officials of the Professional Coin Grading Service ( are applauding the efforts of collector Mike Marshall of Trenton, Ontario in combating the sales of counterfeit coins in Canada. At the recent PCGS Set Registry(SM) luncheon, PCGS announced it was awarding him with a check for $5,000 and a plaque praising his work.

"Mike Marshall has been a huge aid to PCGS in combating Chinese counterfeiting. His tenacity resulted in the removal of several counterfeiters from online auctions," said Don Willis, President of PCGS, a division of Collectors Universe, Inc. (Nasdaq: CLCT)…

In 2009, Marshall wrote an article for Canadian Coin News that detailed the counterfeiting problems and […]


2011 PCGS CoinFacts Coin Dealer Hall of Fame

Three famous numismatists have been inducted as the second class to enter the PCGS CoinFacts™ Coin Dealer Hall of Fame: David W. Akers, John Love and Harvey G. Stack.

"The Hall of Fame was established in 2010 to recognize outstanding dealers, past and present, who have handled the greatest coins and collections, and who have made the most significant contributions to numismatics," said David Hall, PCGS Co-Founder and President of Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT).

Akers, Love and Stack join the six inaugural PCGS CoinFacts Coin Dealer Hall of Fame members announced last year […]


PCGS Mobile CoinFacts on a smart phone

PCGS Mobile CoinFacts (, a new application that lets smart phone users instantly access all the historical numismatic information and crystal-clear coin images from the extensive PCGS CoinFacts™ database, will be available free to everyone for a ten-day trial period, August 12 – 20, 2011.

After that, this indispensable app will then be available free only for those with a PCGS CoinFacts subscription. […]

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Professional Coin Grading Service will sponsor a wide range of amazing exhibits and informative presentations at the American Numismatic Association’s Chicago World’s Fair of Money, August 16 – 20, 2011.

The eagerly anticipated exhibit will in Hall F of the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Rd. in Rosemont, IL, site of the big ANA convention.

"PCGS will host or co-sponsor exhibits showcasing some of the world’s most famous rare coins, including the 1849 and 1933 Double Eagles from the Smithsonian’s National Numismatic Collection," said Don Willis, President of PCGS, a division of Collectors Universe, Inc. […]


1902-S motto $5The veil will be intriguingly lifted when highlights of what is now the all-time finest U.S. type set ever assembled of coins dated 1792 – 1964 will be publicly displayed for the first time at the Chicago ANA World’s Fair of MoneySM.

Known as the High Desert Collection, the multi-million dollar complete set consists of 137 outstanding coins, and 30 of them will be exhibited at the Professional Coin Grading Service booth (#200) from Tuesday, August 16 until about noon on Saturday, August 20, 2011 […]


Muriel Eymery, Gaetan Warin and Don WillisThe first ever European auction devoted primarily to PCGS certified coins will be conducted at the prominent French antiques and collectibles auction house’s gallery VV, Drouot, in Paris on May 31, 2011. Over 500 lots of world and United States coins certified as authentic, graded and encapsulated by PCGS Paris will be offered.

"We chose PCGS to grade this auction as it is the premier third-party, independent grading company recognized worldwide," said GaĆ«tan Warin […]

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1876 $3 gold proofFollowing its acclaimed public debut earlier this month in California, the first-ever complete set of certified proof U.S. $3 gold coins will be publicly displayed at the Professional Coin Grading Service booth, #1957, during the first three days of the four-day Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo in the Baltimore, Maryland Convention Center, March 31 – April 3, 2011.

"This unprecedented 36-coin set was publicly displayed for the first time anywhere at the recent American Numismatic Association’s National Money ShowSM in Sacramento, and we heard many positive comments from collectors and dealers. The set was […]