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New PCGS Vice President Excited About Planned 2016 U.S. Commemorative Coins

January 5, 2016 in Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, Dimes, Gold, Gold Coins, Half Dollars, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), Precious Metals, Press Releases, US Mint, USA Coins

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January 5, 2015

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New PCGS Vice President Excited About Planned 2016 U.S. Commemorative Coins

 

Mark Stephenson, PCGS Vice President and Director of Bulk Services.

Mark Stephenson, PCGS Vice President and Director of Bulk Services.

The United States Mint’s plans for creation of gold coins in 2016 based on classic silver coin designs issued a century earlier could spark a resurgence in the popularity of modern commemoratives, according to Mark Stephenson, Vice President of Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com).

“2016 is looking like it will be a bounce back year for modern coins.  The U.S. Mint’s 2016 releases, like the gold renditions of three classic 1916 designs, have me excited about the year’s prospects.  PCGS is already developing a full suite of attractive labels for these coins that both dealers and collectors will love,” said Stephenson who was recently appointed PCGS Vice President and Director of Bulk Services.  

In early November, the United States Mint announced it will strike coins to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Winged Liberty (“Mercury”) dime, Standing Liberty quarter-dollar and Walking Liberty half-dollar.  The “dime” will contain one-tenth troy ounce of gold; the “quarter-dollar” one-quarter ounce; and the “half-dollar” one-half ounce.  All three coins will be struck in .9999 fine, 24-karat gold.

The New Year will also mark two other important numismatic anniversaries.

“It will be the 30th anniversary of the American Silver Eagle bullion coins and the 30th anniversary for PCGS in 2016.  We intend to commemorate both occasions in a classic way that will excite the hobby.  PCGS’ innovative label designs and secure holder paired with the beautiful American Silver Eagle make a great combination,” stated Stephenson.

PCGS Vice President Mark Stephenson is looking forward to the United States Mint’s plans to issue gold coins in 2016 commemorating the 100th anniversary of the classic designs of the 1916 Walking Liberty Half dollar (shown here), Standing Liberty quarter-dollar and Winged Liberty/Mercury dime. (Photo from PCGS CoinFacts.)

PCGS Vice President Mark Stephenson is looking forward to the United States Mint’s plans to issue gold coins in 2016 commemorating the 100th anniversary of the classic designs of the 1916 Walking Liberty Half dollar (shown here), Standing Liberty quarter-dollar and Winged Liberty/Mercury dime. (Photo from PCGS CoinFacts.)

Prior to his appointment as PCGS Vice President, Stephenson served as the company’s Director of Customer Relations, and earlier he managed a successful rare coin dealership.

Professional Coin Grading Service was founded in 1986 by distinguished numismatic experts, and now has offices in California, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Paris.  PCGS experts have certified over 31 million coins with a total market value of over 29 billion dollars. PCGS represents the industry standard in third-party certification, and is a division of Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT).

For additional information about PCGS products and services, call 800-447-8848 or email info@pcgs.com.  

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