ANACS Label and Barcode

Alpha-Numeric Certification Number Conversion Chart

Use the following chart to convert the Alpha-Numeric codes on past ANACS Holders.

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Alpha Code Numeric Conversion
CD
1
EX
2
JK
3
KP
4
LO
5
LP
6
MJ
8
NJ
9
PG
10
PK
11
RD
12
RE
13
SC
14
SX
16
TR
17
TS
18
WD
19
WE
20
WF
23
WR
24
XA
26
ZD
27


ANACS Barcodes over the years

The ANACS barcode label uses the popular 2 of 5 Interleaved (ITF) encoding scheme.  There are three versions of the ANACS bar code with the third one current as of January 23, 2006. As long as ANACS has been around, there are surely holders with the 2 previous versions so we included them here as well.
  


Version Three (Current)

Version 3 of the ANACS bar code was released on January 23, 2006.  It extended the number of digits from 18 to 20, adding 2 extra digits for encoding the major problem (if any) associated with the coin.  We're currently up to 18 distinguishable problems but check back often as we will be adding more.  Following is an illustration and table for the layout of the barcode:
  
ANACS Bar Code, version 3
  Chars Description Position
(a) 6 PCGS Number 1-6
(b) 2 Numeric Grade* 7-8
(c) 8 Coin's Serial Number 9-16
(d)

1

Type Flag ** 17
(e) 1 Reserved 18
(f) 2 Problem Code (see table below) 19-20
Problem Code Description Problem Code Description Problem Code Description
00 NO PROBLEM 07 DAMAGED 14 REPAIRED
01 ACID TREATED 08 ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE 15 RIMS FILED
02 ALTERED SURFACES 09 EX-JEWELRY 16 SCRATCHED

03

ARTIFICIALLY TONED 10 HOLED 17 TOOLED
04 CLEANED 11 PLUGGED 18 WHIZZED
05 CORRODED 12 PVC RESIDUE 19 POLISHED
06 COUNTING WHEEL DAMAGE 13 RECOLORED 20 GRAFFITI

* Numeric grade is inserted in position (b) for all grades.
** Type flag: 1 = Regular Grade, 2 = Net Grade

Note that in version 2 of the ANACS barcode, the numeric grade of the coin is inserted in position (b) for ALL coins.  Position (d) of the barcode contains a 1 digit flag.  If the coin is a regular grade, position (d) will be "1".  If the coin is a problem coin, position (d) will be "2".


Version Two

Version 2 of the ANACS bar code was released on April 1, 2000.  The new format is 18 digits encoded using ITF.  Following is the layout of this new bar code:

 

ANACS Bar Code, version 2

  Chars Description Position
(a) 6 PCGS Number 1-6
(b) 2 Numeric Grade* 7-8
(c) 8 Coin's Serial Number 9-16
(d)

1

Type Flag ** 17
(e)

1

Reserved 18

* Numeric grade is inserted in position (b) for all grades.
** Type flag: 1 = Regular Grade, 2 = Net Grade

Note that in version 2 of the ANACS barcode, the numeric grade of the coin is inserted in position (b) for ALL coins.  Position (d) of the barcode contains a 1 digit flag.  If the coin is a regular grade, position (d) will be "1".  If the coin is a problem coin, position (d) will be "2".


Version One

This is the original format for the ANACS bar code consisting of 16 digits encoded using ITF.  Following is an illustration and table for the layout of the barcode:   

ANACS Bar Code, version 1

  Chars Description Position
(a) 6 PCGS Number 1-6
(b) 2 Numeric Grade* 7-8
(c) 8 Coin's Serial Number 9-16

* Numeric grade is inserted in position (b) ONLY for regular grades.

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March 09 - 11        
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