Dimes may be dimes, but it turns out that every coin has its unique characteristics – a “fingerprint” that identifies and distinguishes it from all others. Now the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) has announced a new laser scanning method that will document what sets each coin apart.
Once a coin has been scanned, it’s entered in a database. Any alteration or attempt to improve its “grade” – by which price is determined –will be detected. If it’s lost or stolen, it can immediately be identified. “No one has been able to beat this system, “ said Dan Willis, PCGS President. “This changes everything. Imagine a world without coin doctoring.”
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