PCGS Introduces First Day of Issue designation

How to make your modern coins precious and rare since the circulation is more than a million? By means of special labels, FIRSTSTRIKE® and First Day of Issue, Professional Coin Grading Services (PCGS) will make your graded coins a rarity of rarities.

Professional Coin Grading Services (PCGS) will launch its First Day of Issue designation for coins received by PCGS within one day of the first release of a new modern coin issue. The striking First Day of Issue designation looks like a twinkling ribbon. The golden word 1st day of issue sparks amongst the red ribbon backdrop.

Nowadays, more and more collectors and investors are much interested in modern coin releasing. The popularity of FIRSTSTRIKE® designation also indicates collectors’ enthusiasm on coin collections. People tend to purchase and grade their modern coins as soon as the coins are released. The new First Day of Issue designation will provide professional certification for these coins purchase on the first day of its issue. This designation not only adds value to modern coins, but takes modern coin collecting to another level with multiple Mint releases each year.

The submission guide of First Day of Issue designation are as follows:

  • Modern coins applying for First Day of Issue designation must be received by PCGS Shanghai/Hong Kong office before 10 am on the first business day following the release date. Coins that are mailed to PCGS must be bearing a postmark date that is identical to the release date.
  • If you want to apply for a First Day of Issue designation, you need to indicate on the submission form, for example, by writing down “Applying for First Day of Issue”, 5 coins minimum per order.
  • Individual application of First Day of Issue designation charges 8USD/piece (based on the grading fee). Please contact PCGS Hong Kong for bulk submissions.

Founded in 1986 by distinguished numismatic experts, Professional Coin Grading Service is the most respected coin authentication and grading company in the world and has offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Paris and the United States.

For additional information about PCGS and its services, visit www.PCGSasia.com or email [email protected].