PCGS has remained an important and integral part of numismatics since it was first started in 1986. Since then we've graded over 17 million coins and still going strong.
PCGS is responsible for dramatic improvements throughout the rare coin industry which have forever changed the way rare coins are bought and sold. In addition to standardized grading, PCGS offers a vast amount of information through its new CoinFacts service, population report, price guide, and a library of important numismatic articles. Together, these elements have created unprecedented public support for the rare coin industry.
Since 1986, PCGS has graded over 20 million coins with a cumulative declared value of over 18 billion dollars.
When PCGS grades a coin, it is encapsulated in our tamper-evident, sonically-sealed, high security capsule as a method of reinforcing its Guarantee of Grade & Authenticity.
In addition, the unique certification number permanently sealed inside each coin capsule may be utilized by the coin's owner as a reliable means of identification after the PCGS coin re-enters the marketplace.
Equally important, PCGS's hard plastic holder provides optimum protection for safe, long-term storage of rare coins.
PCGS also offers subscriptions to CoinFacts which is a popular online reference source valued by coin enthusiasts. Along with dedicated pages for nearly 30,000 U.S. coins, CoinFacts members get the PCGS Population Report, Auction Prices Realized and Expanded Price Guide – three unique and indispensable tools for determining coin values