Volume 60 – #22

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Volume 60#22

January 31 – February 13, 2023

An 1890 British crown sent to Professional Coin Grading Service for grading was mistakenly sent through the firm’s restoration service. The U.S.-based grading service ‘took immediate action in good faith to reach a positive resolution with the customer,’ President Stephanie Sabin told CCN in December. Photo by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS.com).

PCGS accidentally dips client’s 132-year-old coin

The president of the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) has apologized for what she called a “regrettable mistake” after the firm accidentally sent one of its client’s coins through its restoration service. This summer, collector Daniel Sutton, of Granite Bay, Calif., submitted an 1890 silver crown – a British key-date coin – to PCGS for certification. The coin, one of only 93 reported by PCGS, earned a grade of Mint State-63 as the eighth highest-graded example in the firm’s population report. Struck in 92.5 per cent silver with what Sutton called “beautiful reverse toning,” the coin also went through the PCGS restoration service without his permission; it was submitted on a grading form, he added. “There is a completely different form for restoration and it required my signature which they do not have,” Sutton wrote on the Virtual Coin Show Facebook group, facebook.com/groups/RTCoins, in September. Continue reading →

RCM opens 2023 with annual issues
Page 1
CCN celebrates 60th anniversary
Page 1
Some 19th-century fakers faced fewer punishments
Page 6
Counterfeit surge spurred printer varieties
Page 11
U.S. police trained for counterfeits
Page 13
Story behind J.O.P. silver dollars continues to evolve
Page 22

Pick Our Brain
Do you have a collecting question?
Page 6
Focus on Maritime coins
Page 16
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 24
Show & Bourse
Check out these shows in your area
Page 26
Stanley Clute
Notes & Bills
Barclay’s link to Canadian paper runs deep
Page 8
Randy Heimpel
British site has plenty to offer coin aficionados
Page 10

John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Error, variety terminology derived from what eye sees
Page 12

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