a special caption displayed on the PCGS label that signifies that the coin was once part of a significant collection
the list of prior owners of a coin.
Sequence of owners of a coin.
Although "provenance" is the more correct terminology, pedigree is used to describe previous ownership of a certain coin. The certification services will often recognize important numismatic collections by placing a pedigree on the certification holder to identify it as such. Coins bearing certain pedigrees often carry significant premiums in value. Some of the most popular and significant provenance are Bass, Childs, Eliasberg, Farouk, Garrett, Hawn, Norweb, Parmelee, Pittman, and Starr.
The listing of a coin's current owner plus all known previous owners.