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Win prizes with new program at PCGS

Authentication and grading are serious business, right?


Yes, but fun is playing an ever greater part.

The element of competition, fun, and prizes is growing with the latest innovations from the Professional Coin Grading Service.

On Jan. 14, it launched improvements and “10 Days of Giveaways” to promote them until Jan. 25.

Prizes are worth a minimum of $500 a day.

The PCGS Set Registry Achievement Program  challenges current and new PCGS Set Registry members to earn points and accumulate digital achievement medals, according to Cosetta Robbins, PCGS Set Registry manager.

She says there are four categories for collectors to earn points and medals in the new Achievement program:

• Completion – adding inventory and completing sets;

• Competition – outranking your opponents;

• Collection – the use of Set Registry website or application features

• Community – the act of connecting with fellow collectors on the Registry.

On the first day, users were required to download the PCGS Set Registry app to earn the Mobile Mogul medal for the chance to be put in the running for an 1882-S Morgan dollar graded PCGS MS67.

As each day passes, medals and points add up and will be stored digitally on the Set Registry dashboard.

Every collectible you add to the PCGS Set Registry will move you toward a series of rewards and boost medal count, Robbins says.

Participants can check @PCGScoin on social media to learn what action and prize will be offered each day.

The forums at will also post daily updates as well as the PCGS blog.

Sounds wonderful, right?

Perhaps after the daily prizes are all given away, PCGS can consider the possibility of digital medals being traded in for some made of silver or gold.

After all, 2019 will have another 11 months to go after we reach the Jan. 25 promotion end date.

In any case, good luck to one and all.

Buzz blogger Dave Harper won the Numismatic Literary Guild Award for Best Blog for the third time in 2017. He is editor of the weekly newspaper "Numismatic News."