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PCGS Genuine Certified Coins
Ian Russell on Sun, Apr 24, 2011 10:25:20 AM
PCGS authenticates and slabs problem coins in “Genuine” holders.  Unlike NGC, which assigns a Details grade to problem coins, PCGS does not assign a grade to their Genuine coins.  They identify the problem with a code, which you will find in their numbering sequence on the label.  The first number is the PCGS number, the two-digit number after the period is the Genuine code, and the number after the slash is the certification number, which is unique to each coin.

PCGS Genuine Codes

82 Filed Rims
84 Holed and Plugged
91 Questionable Color
92 Cleaning
93 Planchet Flaw
94 Altered Surfaces
95 Scatch/Rim Dent
97 Environmental Damage
98 Damage

PCGS does not encapsulate coins that are determined to be Peeling Lamination (83), PVC Damage (99) and Not Genuine (90).