The Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) plans to conduct two coin grading seminars at the Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo that is to be held on Saturday, June 8, 2013. The beginner course is called “Coin Grading 101, Introduction to Grading: Circulated and Mint State Coins,” and the upper-tier class is entitled “Coin Grading 102, Advanced Grading Techniques: Qualifiers, Proof Coins and High Grade Moderns.”
PCGS offered the introductory ”101” course at the Long Beach Expo in February and PCGS president Don Willis said that the class was so popular that instructors had to turn some people down. The PCGS Collectors Education Program has helped many amateur and professional numismatists hone their skills in the field of coin authenticating, classifying and grading. The interest in certified gold coins has grown every year since 2001, when gold‘s bull market began. Gold is currently laying flat, but coin collectors and enthusiasts have not shied away from signing up for the PCGS classes.
The June classes in Long Beach will last five hours each, and will start at 10 am and will last until 3 pm. Students in both classes will have the privilege of eating lunch with PCGS co-founder and Collectors Universe president David Hall, PCGS CoinFacts president Ron Guth and PCGS Education Director Michael Sherman. The “101“ class will be taught by Sherman while the advanced class will be taught by Guth.
Only 30 individuals will be able to sign up for each class and PCGS advises interested persons to call PCGS Customer Service at (800) 447-8848 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.