Welcome to Photo-Specimen. A Photo-Specimen
is a laminated 8 ½” x 11” portfolio of
your rare coin that will be specially made for you. These
portfolios can be prepared for coins that you purchase from
USRCI or certified coins that are already in your possession.
The Photo Specimen, prepared by our seasoned numismatists,
consists of several high resolution full color digital,
actual sized and enlarged images of your coin with significant
Up to date research will include the background
of the coin, the designer, and the times to enliven the
numismatic history of the piece. The coin will be described
in specific, numismatic detail with an analysis of its luster,
toning, strike, grading, and rarity.
Specifications and a bibliography are added.
Provenance, variety attribution, and population numbers
are also included when applicable. Duplicate images are
available for digital delivery. The service will be provided
for all coins certified by PCGS, NGC, ANACS and ICG.
Advantages of Photo Specimen
resolution digital images allow you to enjoy
your coin while it remains safely in your vault
or safety deposit box.
purposes you have a documented record of the
coin including high resolution color images
of the piece and its holder.
image allows you to study the coin’s variety.
An unattributed coin can be identified from
of your coin can be sent to any email address.
Friends, insurance companies, and dealers can
see your coins without the inconvenience of
shipping them for inspection.
Ordering a Photo Specimen
15 Business Days
2 close-ups obverse,
reverse, history description, variety, designer, provenance,
7 Business Days
Duplicate of original
7 Business Days
Digital copy of
your Photo Specimen delivered to any email address
Coins certified and encapsulated by all of the major grading
services are eligible for Photo Specimen presentations including
PCGS, NGC, ANACS, and ICG.
Photo Specimen service is available for all United States
coins listed in the Guide Book of United States Coins (The
Red Book). It is also available for all non-US coins sold
by USRCI. (Fees are higher for non-US coins.) The service
may be available for other coins as well. Please contact
Tom Pilitowski at firstname.lastname@example.org
for further information.
To order a Photo Specimen for coins in your
possession, send the coin or coins to USRCI via insured
HERE for specific shipping instructions.