Collectors Universe, Inc. has announced that its PCGS coin grading and authentication business has opened an office in Paris, France as part of its expanding international services.
“For several years we’ve been increasing our focus on Europe and Asia with participation at major numismatic events and agreements with government mints,” said Don Willis, President of PCGS. “The establishment of a full-time office in a major European capital now gives us an even greater opportunity to conveniently and efficiently assist EU collectors and dealers with the certification of their coins.”
Michael McConnell, Chief Executive Officer of Collectors Universe added, “Our expansion into Europe will be approached in a conservative manner. The cost of the office space we have rented is immaterial, and we will initially service our customers through existing personnel, much like we do when we attend trade shows in the United States. We are optimistic about our expansion in Europe based on the initial feedback from potential new customers, which has been very positive.”