A historic gold coin from Japan has the distinction of being the 25 millionth coin authenticated and graded by Professional Coin Grading Service ( www.PCGS.com), underscoring the growing appreciation worldwide for expert certification by PCGS. Professional Coin Grading Service is a division of Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT).
"Since our founding in 1986, Professional Coin Grading Service experts have now certified 25 million coins, with a total market value of over $27 billion," said PCGS Co-Founder, David Hall, President of Collectors Universe, Inc."It was just eight years ago in November 2004 that we certified our 10 millionth coin. Since then, PCGS services to collectors and dealers in the U.S. and overseas have grown, along with the overall number of submissions." PCGS certifies coins dated as far back as the 16th century from over 100 countries, including France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, Poland, Russia, Spain and Switzerland, as well the United States, Australia, New Zealand and countries in Asia, such as China, Japan and Korea, as well as countries in Africa and Central and South America. "We've opened a new, larger European submission center in Paris, and earlier this year we opened an Asian submission center in Hong Kong. We also created the PCGSEurope.com and PCGSAsia.com web sites that include useful coin information in a total of eight languages for collectors and dealers," explained PCGS President Don Willis. "The PCGS Set Registry SM ( www.pcgs.com/setregistry) now contains more than 64,000 sets, with a growing number of new participants in Europe and Asia. The free PCGS Photograde™ Online ( www.pcgs.com/Photograde) feature makes it easy to determine the approximate grade of your coins, and the ever-expanding PCGS CoinFacts ( www.PCGSCoinFacts.com) is the most comprehensive online resource for information and illustrations about United States coins." For additional information about PCGS and its services, visit www.PCGS.com or call PCGS Customer Service at (800) 447-8848. Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50456900&lang=en