2016 PCGS Currency Show Schedule
PCGS Currency will be offering on-site grading at many shows through out the year. Collectors and dealers may submit notes for on-site show grading with service levels offered that will allow you to get your notes back the same day! Our representatives will be available throughout the show to discuss your banknotes, answer any questions about the grading process, or accept submissions to be completed at our home office.
Please check out our 2016 show schedule for shows PCGS Currency will be attending this year.
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How Franklin Thwarted Counterfeiters
Benjamin Franklin’s Philadelphia printing shop made plaster molds from pressed sage leaves to create metal stamps for marking foliage patterns on Colonial currency. The distinctive contours of leaf spines, stems and veins were meant to thwart counterfeiters, and Franklin’s workers managed to keep the casting technique a secret that has puzzled modern scholars, too.
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