Collectors Universe

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Collectors Universe Inc.
Industry Business Services
Founded 1986
Headquarters Santa Ana, California, United States
Key people

Robert G. Deuster
( Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman )
David G. Hall
( Chief Operating Officer, President, and Director)

Joseph J. Wallace ( Chief Financial Officer, and Principal Accounting Officer) (June 30, 2014)
Revenue $ 60.57M (June 30, 2014)
Number of employees
283 (June 30, 2014)

Collectors Universe Inc. (NASDAQCLCT) is an American company formed 1986, now based in Santa Ana, California, which provides third-party authentication and grading services to collectors, retail buyers and sellers of collectibles. Its authentication services focus on coins, trading cards, sports memorabilia, and autographs. The company reached the combined total of 50 million certified collectibles in early 2014.[citation needed] Collectors Universe is also a publisher in fields relating to collecting.[1]

In February 2009, Collectors Universe sold its currency authentication and grading division to a new company formed for the acquisition.[2][unreliable source?]

In 2000, Collectors Universe acquired Jimmy Spence's sports autograph authentication company and later acquired privately held Odyssey Publications Inc.[3]

The company engages in business-to-business market for certified coins under Certified Coin Exchange, and a business-to-consumer under Collectors Corner. PCGS Coin Authentication and Grading Services focuses on coins market and have authenticated and graded over 29 million coins with an estimated market value of over $29 billion. Oct 2012, Collectors Universe’s division PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service) authenticated the 25 millionth coin (PCGS Secure Plus MS65) from Japan, being a historical milestone of the company performance.[4] Professional Sports Authenticator focuses on sports and trading cards market. PSA/DNA Autograph Authentication and Grading Services focuses on the autographs and memorabilia market. In the publishing field, the company publishes Sports Market Report monthly.[5]


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