Address: ANACS, 6555 S. Kenton Street, Suite 303, Englewood, CO 80111
AMERICAN NUMISMATIC ASSOCIATION CERTIFICATION SERVICE
On par with NGC, ICG and PCGS for grading, quality, attribution and authentication. Will grade problem coins. They where the first coin grading company created by the American Numismatic Association (ANA) in 1972. The holders where flat, plastic type with a certificate and a picture for the grade of the obverse and reverse of each coin. Since 1989 they slab their coins in the hard plastic holder made popular by PCGS.
ANACS 1983 photo insert and grading holder. ANACS begin grading coins in 1979 as an option for their customers and were the first to place grades on holders. PCGS was the first to use hard plastic slabs but not the first to professionally grade coins. ANACS Early History: Only The Facts
The latest ANACS coin holder, they moved from Ohio (white holder above) to Colorado and changed to the blue label imaged above, then to a canary colored label in the last few years.