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PCGS Photograde HD app review: the hub of high definition coins



One of the best ways of reconnecting with history is by collecting coins. There are hundreds if not thousands of them in the market, enough to make an enormous museum where people can walk in and learn how our great grandfathers used to do business. However, collecting all of them can take ages. PCGS has developed an application called PCGS Photograde HD, that is tailored to save you time that you would have spent looking for the coins. 

PCGS Photograde HD


Best Source of Ancient Currency Coins

PCGS Photograde HD is an application that is programmed to provide you with high-definition images of thousands of coins collected from various parts of the world. It is compatible with iPhone and iPad devices and is only 190MB in size.

Currently, its database has over 1,940 images that are sourced from Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS). How do you use this application? This is one of the most common questions among people who are interested on this application but are not sure if it is worth downloading. Well, the developers have worked smart to come up with an intuitive interface that makes it seamlessly easy for one to compare and grade all the currency coins that you have been keeping in your closet.

All you have to do is take your coin, compare it with the high definition photographs provided, and grade it to know its value in the market. Examples of coins that you can compare and grade using this application include Copper coins, Nickel coins, Silver coins, and Gold coins.

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What makes PCGS Photograde HD Unique?

One of the aspects that make PCGS Photograde HD unequal to other similar apps in the market is that it offers hundreds of high-definition images of various coins. For instance, there are over twenty different pictures of Silver coins on its database. Hence, it will save some valuable memory space on your device as you do not have to install different app for each coin that you come across.

Unlike other apps, all the images are colored and taken using high-resolution cameras. This makes it easy for one to compare the coins and grade them correctly as all details are well-articulated. In addition, the app allows one to zoom the images for an even clear and close-up inspection.

One of the technologies used to take the photos is TrueView Photography. This is a third generation method of taking photos that ensures high quality images even at maximum zoom. To make it even more user friendly, it has hierarchical menus to help you find a particular coin faster. 

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PCGS Photograde HD


Pros and Cons


  • High-definition images
  • Ability to zoom the images in and out for a clear view
  • No Internet connection is required
  • Great interface that is easy to navigate
  • Ideal for novice and expert coin enthusiasts


  • Only provides 20-25 grades

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Final Thoughts

PCGS Photograde HD is a free application that gives users wide variety of high-resolution coin images taken from all across the globe. 

PCGS Photograde HD

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Cherry is a hard-working writer and an aspiring web designer who can't go a day without using her favorite apps. She's always on the lookout for new apps and enjoys discovering ones that others have overlooked.