PCGS
 NEWSLETTER
 
 
October 3, 2017:
 
•  Why "Good" Really Isn’t
 
•  Rediscovering the James A. Stack, Sr. Collection
 
•  Tokens of the Industrial Revolution
 
•  If "good" really means "not so good," should we dispense with the collectibles descriptor entirely?
 
 
 
Why "Good" Really Isn’t
Mike Sherman

eBay’s grading guide defines "good" in stark contrast to Merriam Webster. The ecommerce site notes that "a ’good’ item really means an item with a lot of flaws.’ So what happened to the word’s good name? And what grading scale truly adheres to the word’s definition?

READ MORE >
 
 

Sponsored
1868 $3 PCGS AU58+

Extremely clean and smooth surfaces are all over this $3 piece. The surfaces are faintly semi-prooflike and you don’t have to imagine the mirrors are there. Both sides are a wonderful and totally original mix of gold, pinkish gold, and deep yellow gold colors. If you are looking for a $3 piece without spots or discoloration, extremely well struck, and has gorgeous eye appeal, this coin is a must buy. See this and other quality coins.

LegendNumismatics.com >
 
 
Rediscovering the James A. Stack, Sr. Collection
Ron Guth

James A. Stack was a prominent collector whose pedigree signifies importance, rarity, and quality. One need only to briefly browse through his collection to uncover rarity after rarity. We explore some of his more notable coins.

READ MORE >
 
 
Tokens of the Industrial Revolution
BJ Searls

Take a look at Conder tokens, also known as 18th Century Provincial Tokens. These beautiful coins offer a snapshot of commerce, politics, society and art influenced by the Industrial Revolution.

READ MORE >
 
 

Sponsored
The Most Valuable Morgan Featured in Legend Auctions October Regency XXIII

With 548 hand selected auction lots, highlights include the Vermuele-Coronet 1893-S graded PCGS MS67, a near mint 1802/1 silver dollar, a superb run of low mintage Philadelphia mint quarter eagles, and more gems.

FIND OUT MORE >
 
 
The Makeup of the Capped Bust Half Dollar

Interested in learning the basics of the Capped Bust Half Dollar? This short video gives you a general overview of one of America’s favorite coins.

WATCH NOW >
 
 

PCGS Survey
Sponsored by L&C Coins

If "good" really means "not so good," should we dispense with the collectibles descriptor entirely?
  • Yes, it’s a misleading departure from the word’s true meaning
  • No, we’ve come this far and the standards are already in place
Take the Survey >

SHOWS

Public Friday
October 13 | Santa Ana, CA

PCGS Members Only Show
October 25-28 | Philadelphia, PA

Baltimore Winter Expo
November 9-11 | Baltimore, MD

PCGS Members Only Show
December 13-16 | Las Vegas, NV

See All Shows >
 
 
Survey winner is Terrence Pavone. See survey page for details!
 
 
 
 
NEW IMAGES
See All >
 
 
NEW NARRATIVES
See All >
 
 
NEW CENSUS
See All >
 
 
 
 
 
Download Our Apps:
  • Encyclopedic Coin Content
  • High-Resolution Photography
  • Optimized for Mobile
 

 
PCGS
 
     
 
Join the PCGS Collectors Club
 

© 2017 PCGS, Inc. A Division of Collectors Universe. All Rights Reserved. NASDAQ: CLCT
PCGS, Professional Coin Grading Service, P.O. Box 9458 Newport Beach, CA 92658.