Looking Back on 35 Years of PCGS with an Amazing Memorabilia Collection
While you watched our 35th anniversary video, you may have wondered where some of the vintage items shown came from. Many were provided by Greg Allen, a PCGS Authorized Dealer and member of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) who started collecting PCGS material shortly after our company began.
So why keep old brochures, pamphlets, and other ephemera anyway? “My father was a high school history teacher, so I learned the importance of history at an early age,” Allen explains. “With regard to the PCGS materials, they document historical aspects of the early evolution of PCGS. Their contents provide insight into what PCGS thought was important to convey to the numismatic community about their company and the services they provided.” He goes onto say, “In viewing the materials, we get a glimpse of the transition from raw coins to third-party grading. Coin collecting has a long history, and PCGS is an important part of latter 20th-century numismatics.”
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