PCGS offers special label for Auspicious Culture

People’s Bank of China will release a series of 2017 Auspicious Culture Gold and Silver Commemorative Coins since March 22th, 2017. The set contains a total of 8 commemorative coins, including 4 gold commemorative coins and 4 silver commemorative coins. All of them are the legal tender of the People's Republic of China. PCGS offers special label for all the releases.

The custom that surrounds these special coins involves lucky messages that evoke harmony. PCGS combines the bat image with coins in the label. Bat means happiness and luck in Chinese traditional culture, the theme of auspice and prosperity comes out obviously.

When choosing First Day of Issue or FIRSTSTRIKE® designation, you can also choose to add the special label for Auspicious Culture Commemorative Coins.

Detailed rules are as follows:

Suitable coins:
Special labels are available for all the 2017 Auspicious Culture Gold and Silver Commemorative Coins.


  • Auspicious Culture special label: 5 USD/piece (free of charge if you submit 25 coins or more in one order)
  • First Day of Issue designation: 8 USD/piece
  • FIRSTSTRIKE® designation: 5 USD/piece

Minimum 5 coins per order. Please contact PCGS Hong Kong for bulk submissions.

Submission instructions:
You can choose to use FIRSTSTRIKE®/First Day of Issue designation individually, or choose the designation together with Auspicious Culture special label. If you want to apply for a special label or FIRSTSTRIKE®/First Day of Issue designation, you need to indicate which label you would like to use on the submission form, for example, by writing down “Auspicious Culture special label+ First Day of Issue”.

Submission Deadline:
Coins applying for First Day of Issue designation must be received by PCGS before 10 am on the first business day following the release date. If you’d like to apply for FIRSTSTRIKE®, submissions must be delivered to PCGS office within the first 30 days of issue. Coins that are mailed to PCGS must be bearing a postmark date that is identical to the release date.

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