Dynamic development of the numismatic market around the world has led to the creation of an urgent need for specialized services for grading of coins. Genesis of grading goes back to grading in late nineteenth century, when the magazine "The Numismatist", introduced the first numerical grading scale. However, in present scenario, grading system developed in 1948 by William Sheldon which is based on a 70 point standard grading scale system.
The grading of coins is required by collector of coins who wants to know the actual grade of the coins they possess. The grading of coins is one of those areas of numismatics that is inevitably somewhat subjective, and people are often inclined to over grade or under grade their coins, particularly when trying to sell them. Consequently, the correct grading of a coin remains the most important factor, alongside rarity, affecting its value. Official grading is an effort to bring more confidence to investors in rare coins. Grading services certify the authenticity and rate the quality of individual coins.
Enter a coin's PCG certification number (circled in the image) to confirm its grade and description by viewing images of the coin taken by PCG and stored in PCG Certification database. This tool can help you to verify that your PCG holder is genuine and has not been tampered or faked by counterfeiters.