(Santa Ana, California) November 15, 2018 — Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) has announced the resignation of Don Willis, who served as PCGS president since 2008.
“We sincerely thank Don for his service during the past 10 years and appreciate his contributions to the company, the hobby, and the profession,” stated Joe Orlando, President and Chief Executive Officer of Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT), the parent company of PCGS. Collectors Universe is the leader in third-party authentication and grading services for high-value collectibles including rare coins, trading cards, tickets, autographs, and memorabilia.
“In addition to further developing our current team, we will be adding new talent to PCGS as part of our long-term investment in providing outstanding products and services. We eagerly look forward to 2019 as an exciting year for us and our worldwide customers,” Orlando stated.
“Since its founding in 1986, Professional Coin Grading Service has represented the industry standard in third-party certification. PCGS provides outstanding service to collectors and dealers around the world through our offices in the United States, Paris, Shanghai, Australia, and Hong Kong as well as on-site service at major coin shows,” he added.
PCGS experts have certified over 40 million coins with a total market value of over $34 billion. The popular PCGS Set Registry now contains more than 93,000 U.S. and world coin sets. The free PCGS Photograde online feature makes it easy to determine the approximate grade of your coins, and the ever-expanding PCGS CoinFacts, one of the most comprehensive online resource for information and illustrations about United States coins.
For PCGS related inquiries, dealers should contact Sandy Locker at , and for customer service inquiries contact David Talk at . For information about PCGS products and services, including how to submit your coins for authentication and grading, visit the website of PCGS or call PCGS Customer Service at (800) 447-8848.
Press release courtesy of the Professional Coin Grading Service.