January 15th, 2008
PCGS Currency Releases Online Paper Money Population Report
An important new resource for paper money collectors now is available online. The extensive PCGS Currency Population ReportSM, a census database of more than 80,000 notes authenticated and certified by PCGS Currency, is updated daily and is available by subscription to members of the PCGS Currency Collectors Club and PCGS Currency authorized dealers.
“This is the most comprehensive and current listing of its kind. The information is crucial for anyone who is active in today’s currency market,” said Laura A. Kessler, Vice President of PCGS Currency, a division of Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT). “Both buyers and sellers can use this information to make more informed decisions, as the PCGS Currency Population Report will accurately reflect the relative rarity of certified notes in specific grades.”
The population report lists the number of notes submitted to and certified by PCGS Currency at different grades for each series, denomination, Friedberg number and variety. The census currently includes Large Size and Small Size U.S. Currency, National Bank Notes, Fractional Currency, Military Payment Certificates, War of 1812 and Canadian paper money. Continental and Colonial Currency, as well as Obsolete Bank Notes and Confederate Currency, will be added soon.
“Having all this data online and available 24 hours a day literally puts important information at your fingertips. It’s easy to navigate and an important tool for making informed analysis and decisions, whether you’re a collector or dealer,” said Ms. Kessler. “Unlike some other paper money population reports, ours includes varieties, such as mules and light green and dark green seals, and also includes error notes.”
Membership in the PCGS Currency Collectors Club is available online starting at $49.95 per year. All members can submit notes directly to PCGS Currency, receive a free sample note and a copy of the PCGS Currency Grading Standards guide as well as access to information in the new, online population report.
For additional information, call (800) 447-8848 or visit online at www.PCGSCurrency.com.