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PCGS Photorade Online Coin Grading Guide

With PCGS Photograde you can obtain the approximate grade of your coin by comparing it to the photo that most closely matches its appearance. After you’ve done that, you can go to the PCGS Price Guide to get a ballpark idea of how much the coin is worth. For a...

Storing and Displaying Coins

To keep the value of your collection safe, here are four standards you should follow: Keep them cool and dry.  Sharp changes in temperature and moisture—as are natural in most attics and basements—promote tarnish and spots that devalue your coins. Use original...

Caring for Coins

Cleaning While you may be tempted to clean your coins to make them look shiny and new, proceed with caution. Most of the time, cleaning coins reduces their value. Believe it or not, older coins that show the deep coloration of age are far more desirable than coins...

Ways to Collect

There are several popular approaches to collecting coins. For example, you can collect by series, type, theme and date. You can collect the coins you use everyday such as pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters – or buy specially minted  coins made by the United...