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PCGS Not a Valid U.S. Coin Number (SOLVED)

pmh1nicpmh1nic Posts: 3,151 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited December 1, 2022 7:47PM in U.S. Coin Forum

I was reviewing some coins on a very reputable auction website and when I checked and double checked and triple checked the certification number on the PCGS website it comes up "not a valid U.S. coin number". It's definitely a U.S. coin and it's not on Ebay.

I know the 98 represents a coin that is not straight graded but would that type of coin not come up in the search of the very number?

Btw, the number is 8108.98/45905211.

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    JRGeyerJRGeyer Posts: 132 ✭✭✭

    The cert number is showing up for me. 1810 half eagle?

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    lilolmelilolme Posts: 2,467 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Are you typing in the correct cert number only?

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    ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,910 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 1, 2022 7:23PM

    @pmh1nic said:
    I was reviewing some coins on a very reputable auction website and when I checked and double checked and triple checked the certification number on the PCGS website it comes up "not a valid U.S. coin number". It's definitely a U.S. coin and it's not on Ebay.

    I know the 98 represents a coin that is not straight graded but would that type of coin not come up in the search of the very number?

    Btw, the number is 8108.98/45905211.

    Only type in the cert number: 45905211

    You don't need to add the coin number and grade: 8108.98

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    pmh1nicpmh1nic Posts: 3,151 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @JRGeyer said:
    The cert number is showing up for me. 1810 half eagle?

    Hmmm...that's the coin. I'm putting the number in exactly as shown and it's still not showing up.

    The longer I live the more convincing proofs I see of this truth, that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice is it possible for an empire to rise without His aid? Benjamin Franklin
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    pmh1nicpmh1nic Posts: 3,151 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Zoins said:

    @pmh1nic said:
    I was reviewing some coins on a very reputable auction website and when I checked and double checked and triple checked the certification number on the PCGS website it comes up "not a valid U.S. coin number". It's definitely a U.S. coin and it's not on Ebay.

    I know the 98 represents a coin that is not straight graded but would that type of coin not come up in the search of the very number?

    Btw, the number is 8108.98/45905211.

    Only type in the cert number: 45905211

    You don't need to add the coin number and grade: 8108.98

    I put the number in using every combination I could think of and it didn't show for any of them.
    The full number above and

    8108.9845905211 no forward slash
    81089845905211 no period
    just the 45905211
    Just the 8108.98

    and I got the same message. I can't put up a screen shot but it says in red letters "The PCGS #45905211 is not a valid U.S. coin number"

    The longer I live the more convincing proofs I see of this truth, that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice is it possible for an empire to rise without His aid? Benjamin Franklin
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    JRGeyerJRGeyer Posts: 132 ✭✭✭

    Honestly, it could just be a website issue. Try to access the cert from a different web browser.

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    pmh1nicpmh1nic Posts: 3,151 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @lilolme said:
    Are you typing in the correct cert number only?

    I don't know what's going on on my end but that's the right coin. Thanks!

    The longer I live the more convincing proofs I see of this truth, that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice is it possible for an empire to rise without His aid? Benjamin Franklin
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    davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,860 ✭✭✭✭✭

    45905211
    is all you need
    could be browser compatibility or smart phone...

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    MetroDMetroD Posts: 1,938 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    pmh1nicpmh1nic Posts: 3,151 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I just tried to check it using my cellphone and I'm getting the same message...smh

    The longer I live the more convincing proofs I see of this truth, that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice is it possible for an empire to rise without His aid? Benjamin Franklin
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    pmh1nicpmh1nic Posts: 3,151 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Using your link did get me the results. Now I'm really scratching my head!

    The longer I live the more convincing proofs I see of this truth, that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice is it possible for an empire to rise without His aid? Benjamin Franklin
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    pmh1nicpmh1nic Posts: 3,151 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Mystery solved. When you go to Google and search PCGS look up the first two websites shown take you to two different PCGS webpages. The first is https://www.pcgs.com/pcgsnolookup. The second is
    https://www.pcgs.com/cert. I used the first and that's where I got the no coin found message. The second website is the one used by MetroD. When I searched the cert from that site the coin did show up.

    Thanks for everyone's help!

    The longer I live the more convincing proofs I see of this truth, that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice is it possible for an empire to rise without His aid? Benjamin Franklin
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    lilolmelilolme Posts: 2,467 ✭✭✭✭✭

    FYI just in case.
    On that first one you should enter the 8108.

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    MetroDMetroD Posts: 1,938 ✭✭✭✭✭

    PCGS (coin) number lookup helps you to find the PCGS coin number used to complete the submission forms.
    In this case, 8108.

    A quick way to find the PCGS cert number verification screen is the "verify" icon at the top of the PCGS homepage.
    Left click it, and you will get the following screen:

    Link: https://www.pcgs.com

    Format:
    PCGS Coin Number . Grade / PCGS Cert Number

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    pmh1nicpmh1nic Posts: 3,151 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @lilolme said:
    FYI just in case.
    On that first one you should enter the 8108.

    That will give you the type of coin but not info on a specific coin.

    The longer I live the more convincing proofs I see of this truth, that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice is it possible for an empire to rise without His aid? Benjamin Franklin
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    lilolmelilolme Posts: 2,467 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @pmh1nic said:

    @lilolme said:
    FYI just in case.
    On that first one you should enter the 8108.

    That will give you the type of coin but not info on a specific coin.

    correct but if you are on that page, then that is the correct entry and not a cert number.

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=2YNufnS_kf4 - Mama I'm coming home ...................................................................................................................................................................... RLJ 1958 - 2023

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Well... That was a strange one... but eventually solved... And thanks for posting the 'solution'... Others could encounter the issue at some point. Cheers, RickO

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    oih82w8oih82w8 Posts: 11,906 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cool old gold.

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    DisneyFanDisneyFan Posts: 1,722 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I regularly check and this happens all the time. Sometimes it's a valid number and other times it's not. I think it's just a quirk with the PCGS website,

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