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PCGS Recognizes And Discovers New Chinese Varieties

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 Posted 01/28/2020  9:04 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add CCFPress to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
PCGS - As the world's leading third-party grading company, PCGS receives a large number of coins for authentication and certification. It is the responsibility of the staff of PCGS to identify and examine each coin submitted for grading, and PCGS has a strict protocol of due diligence for carrying out its responsibility. As a result, it sometimes finds varieties previously unpublished and unrecognized. Being a world leader in grading and authenticating numismatic collectibles means adding such pieces, when possible, to the description of the label and serving the hobby and market. Recently, a number of previously undocumented and unrecognized varieties have been added to the already huge database of varieties PCGS recognizes, and in doing so we want to report and broadcast these additions as listed below.

China Empire (1908) $1 L&M-11 Y-14 with Doubled Die Obverse

A sharp-eyed grader in the PCGS Shanghai office recently made this discovery. The (1908) Empire dollars had no major or sub varieties recognized by PCGS other than a center dot on the reverse (character side). Over 4,200 examples of the (1908) Empire dollars have been graded numerically by PCGS and many more details graded. This is the first such instance on this coin, that PCGS has found with a significant variety difference. The coin shows a strong doubled die on the obverse (dragon side) on the lettering and dragon. The most evident doubling is seen on "TI - KUO - SILVE" as well as on the dragon's tail and claw. This new variety will be recognized automatically by PCGS with spec number 808417.

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 Posted 01/28/2020  5:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add oriole to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have been told that PCGS does not label varieties unless asked. I have no first-hand knowledge of their practices though.
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 Posted 01/28/2020  9:32 pm  Show Profile   Check GrapeCollects's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GrapeCollects to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's a rather nice die variety, nice to see PCGS branching out and certifying and identifying world die varieties.
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