Undated PCGS Holder With Cricket Remains (From the Fred Weinberg Collection)
And so the legend goes, back in the 1990s, there was a cricket disturbing the coin graders at PCGS, until one of them caught it and put it in a slab. It was then the subject at a high level meeting of graders where it was decided to give it to error expert Mr. Fred Weinberg.
This has been featured in articles, many online forum posts, and even in David Schwager's book on Sample Slabs (page 394). It has also been on display at major coin shows around the U.S., including the most recent ANA in Rosemont (2021).
Please note: the cricket remains are very fragile and may break into additional parts in the future.
We would grade the cricket a solid MS-65 Full Head (Detached).