On January 30th the licensing agreement between Collectors Universe and K3B Inc., which allowed K3B Inc. to operate using the trademark and brand “PCGS Currency,” expired. While this occurred unexpectedly, we are excited to have the domestic rights to the PCGS Currency brand back under the Collectors Universe umbrella.
Currency that was sent to K3B Inc. for grading and authentication while they operated under the PCGS Currency brand will remain with K3B Inc. and you should reach out directly to them about the status of any outstanding orders. Collectors Universe does not possess any currency or notes you may have submitted to K3B Inc. while it was operating under the PCGS Currency brand.
Currently, no banknotes are being holdered using the PCGS Currency brand. In the coming months Collectors Universe will explore options to resume grading paper money domestically in our Southern California offices. Professional Coin Grading Service will continue to grade and holder banknotes in international offices under the PCGS Gold Shield brand.
If you have any inquiries about outstanding orders with K3B Inc. in Peoria Il, they can be reached at 309-222-8200. Please note that any claim that anyone will holder your notes in PCGS Currency holders at this time is false.
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