Home U.S. Coin Forum
Options

Is there a way to search by PCGS #? (Not certification number)

tttwotttwo Posts: 34 ✭✭✭
edited February 4, 2023 2:57PM in U.S. Coin Forum

I am interested in creating an inventory of the known coins of a particular rare variety. I have certification numbers for most, gleaned from auction results, registry sets, etc., but I'm still a few short of the number in the population reports. I realize some may have been resubmitted making the number off somewhat. I have been trying to find a way to search PCGS to come up with a list of coins they have certified of this particular variety using the PCGS # (not certification numbers). Does anyone know if this can be done, and if so, how? I tried searching previous topics for a solution but came up empty. Thanks.

Comments

  • Options
    privatecoinprivatecoin Posts: 3,190 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Download the pcgs cert verification app on your phone.

    Paper money eventually returns to its intrinsic value. Zero. Voltaire. Ebay coinbowlllc

  • Options
    CatbertCatbert Posts: 6,604 ✭✭✭✭✭
    "Got a flaming heart, can't get my fill"
  • Options
    tttwotttwo Posts: 34 ✭✭✭

    Thanks, but these both seem to be certification number lookups/verifications for a particular coin, right? I'm looking for a way to lookup ALL coins of a particular PCGS #. In this case, its a 6-digit number for this particular variety and appears before the certification number on the slabs. In most cases, this would give a list of thousands of coins and be of no real use, but for a rare variety, it would be very useful. Just wondering if there is a way.

  • Options
    CatbertCatbert Posts: 6,604 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not that I’m aware of.

    "Got a flaming heart, can't get my fill"
  • Options
    MFeldMFeld Posts: 12,055 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Depending upon the purpose of your search, you can enter the PCGS number on the PCGS pop report:
    https://www.pcgs.com/pop/detail/category/744?l=morgan-dollar-1878-1921&ccid=0&p=MS&sn=7268&pn=3&ps=100

    or the PCGS price guide: https://www.pcgs.com/prices/detail/morgan-dollar-1878-1921/744/most-active/ms?specNo=7268&pn=3

    or the Heritage auction archives (by selecting “index number” from the drop-down menu on the right side of the page) : https://coins.ha.com/heritage-auctions-hall-of-fame-best-prices-realized.s

    I’m guessing you could do the same with other auction companies, as well. I’m just a lot more familiar with Heritage.😉

    Mark Feld* of Heritage Auctions*Unless otherwise noted, my posts here represent my personal opinions.

  • Options
    lermishlermish Posts: 1,951 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 4, 2023 4:06PM

    @tttwo said:
    Thanks, but these both seem to be certification number lookups/verifications for a particular coin, right? I'm looking for a way to lookup ALL coins of a particular PCGS #. In this case, its a 6-digit number for this particular variety and appears before the certification number on the slabs. In most cases, this would give a list of thousands of coins and be of no real use, but for a rare variety, it would be very useful. Just wondering if there is a way.

    Easy, just search the PCGS number in the search bar not the verification bar. Or, if you bring up one of those coins in the verification area you can just click that PCGS number and it'll bring you to the pop report for the variety.

    However it will not give you all of the cert numbers for that PCGS number, you'll only be able to bring them up via auction records or true view if available.

  • Options
    lilolmelilolme Posts: 2,464 ✭✭✭✭✭

    There was a thread where a couple of member were discussing a way to search the pcgs database. This was Not a nefarious means and okay. PCGS had some limitation on amount of data at one time as I recall. I can not remember what it was that they were searching for.

    It sounds like you have covered the things I can think of but will mention below in case one is different.

    Auction prices realized page and then select the pcgs number that is the major variety. The list will also contain the sub-varieties in the list as shown with the pcgs number on the far left.
    https://www.pcgs.com/auctionprices
    For 1888 O Morgan. Note the variety numbers on the left. Then would need to go to auction link to get the cert number.
    https://www.pcgs.com/auctionprices/details/1888-o-ms/97185

    I assume you have done the 'view more images' on the coinfacts page. This is only the ones currently in a set registry and/or pcgs inventory with public view set to allow.

    Sometimes doing a search on a web search engine and looking at images can turn up some.

    Otherwise as noted above doing the individual auction company searches.

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

  • Options
    davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,856 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 4, 2023 5:29PM

    easy to do - a slab of the variety gives you what you need (this will give you total numbers, not every number)

    xxxx(xx).gr/certnumb variety.grade/certificate number
    punch in the variety to the top of this population page

    https://pcgs.com/pop

  • Options
    tttwotttwo Posts: 34 ✭✭✭

    Thanks all for your responses. I should have mentioned that I have explored coinfacts as well. I'll check out each of your suggestions. No nefarious reason for my search, just research into my area of interest. Sort of like the doily slab census or the generation 1 holder slab census that I have seen, except in my case it's for a specific variety. Thanks again.

  • Options
    davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,856 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If it is a rare variety and less than a handful certified, you could check the major registry set it would be in and see which sets have one included.

Leave a Comment

BoldItalicStrikethroughOrdered listUnordered list
Emoji
Image
Align leftAlign centerAlign rightToggle HTML viewToggle full pageToggle lights
Drop image/file