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Results You Can Trust from the People You Know


PCGS Currency is the market leader in third-party grading and authentication, grading more than 700,000 notes since founded in 2005.


  • The only true third-party Currency grading service to publish written Grading Standards


  • Our processes ensure that all notes are graded accurately and consistently.


  • A true impartial third party opinion, backed by our grading guarantee. 


Professional Currency Grading® Service
Grading and Authentication

Sample PCGS Currency Graded Note

Collectors Club

Members of the PCGS Currency Collectors Club enjoy many exclusive benefits, including direct submission privileges, free grading vouchers, monthly specials and more. Sign up now!

Set Registry

The PCGS Currency Set Registry (Patent Pending) allows you to showcase your PCGS-graded currency in a safe environment. In the Registry, you can:

  • track your inventory
  • build sets
  • compete with others who share your love of the hobby!

Start your set now!


Ten for $10                                 

PCGS Currency invites you to join us in celebrating 10 years of excellence! As we mark our first decade of bringing Standards, Consistancy, and Integrity to the currency market, we say, "Thank You".   For the month of April, submit 10 or more regular issue notes* from any country around the world with a maximum value of $1,000 each for only$10 each!

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2015 PCGS Currency Set Registry Award's Deadline Announced!

The deadline for this year's PCGS Currency Set Registry Awards is Friday, May 1st.
To review the list of award categories, please click here. We have been extremely busy adding some exciting new sets as well as updating current sets. For further details, please read our Set Registry News.

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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Joshua A. Norton, Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico

Beginning on September 17th, 1859, the United States was unofficially "ruled" by Joshua A. Norton, a penniless San Francisco oddball who, in a fit of inspired lunacy, declared himself "Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico". In 1871, he went so far as to issue and print his own money! 

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The 2015 PCGS Currency Show Schedule is Online

The 2015 show schedule is available online. Shows provide a great opportunity to meet our staff, meet other collectors and dealers, and visit with other who share your passion for the hobby. We offer on-site grading at most major shows, an excellent way to get your notes graded without having to mail or wait. Please see our schedule to see which shows are near you.

Show Schedule