Category Archives: Steve Feltner

PCGS Grades 1st New 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dollar Variety Discovered in Nearly a Century

New 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dollar Graded by PCGS as an F15 and Designated a “Discovery Coin”   It still pays to scrutinize all coins for something new or unusual, even those belonging to a series as well studied as the Flowing Hair Half Dollar. Struck by the United States Mint from 1794 through 1795, […]

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ANA School of Numismatics Offers Coin Grading Seminar in Pittsburgh

  The American Numismatic Association (ANA) is offering an educational course through its Florence Schook School of Numismatics, held in conjunction with the Pittsburgh World’s Fair of Money®. “Intermediate U.S. Coin Grading” will be offered prior to the show. The convention begins August 4 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, located at 1000 Fort […]

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Mysterious “E”, “L” Counterstamps on Capped Bust Quarters Intrigue Numismatists

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ……   There are many unusual varieties among early United States Federal-era coinage, but perhaps few are as mysterious as some 1815 and 1825 Capped Bust quarters counterstamped with a single “L” or “E”. In all, there are a total of four different combinations of quarters with the counterstamps, including […]

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CoinWeek Podcast #120: Steve Feltner on Coin Grading & Education

 CoinWeek Podcast #120: Steve Feltner on Coin Grading & Education Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. In this episode of the CoinWeek Podcast, Steve Feltner, PCGS’ newly-named Director of Numismatic Education Outreach, joins us to talk about his experience as a professional coin grader, […]

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PCGS Team Grows with Exciting New Talent

(Santa Ana, California) August 1, 2019 – The Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS.com) team has gained three new members bringing a wide range of numismatic knowledge and business acumen. Well-known banknote and counterfeit expert Bruce Thornton has joined as the Director of Banknote Grading, numismatic educator and vintage coin grader Steve Feltner began a role as Director of Numismatic Education and Outreach, and Michael Oviedo, business development expert, has taken on the role of Director of International Business

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PCGS Welcomes New Currency and Coin Grading Experts

The Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) team has gained three new members bringing a wide range of numismatic knowledge and business acumen. Well-known banknote and counterfeit expert Bruce Thornton has joined as the Director of Banknote Grading; numismatic educator and vintage coin grader Steve Feltner began a role as Director of Numismatic Education and Outreach; […]

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How to Grade Coins: Lessons from American Numismatic Association’s Summer Seminar

By Connor Falk – Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC …… Grading coins can be a difficult task. The difference between an AU-58 coin and an MS-62 coin can mean very little in terms of wear but matter greatly in value. If the coin isn’t under the right light or the grader isn’t experienced with the series, […]

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