Category Archives: NGC Press Release

NGC Certifies Outstanding British Error Coins Collection

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified the Beeston Collection, an outstanding set of over 200 British error coins. The coins were recently submitted to NGC International UK Ltd. (NGC UK), the London-based affiliate of NGC. The Beeston Collection includes many different types of unusual and appealing errors. Nearly all of the errors are from Great […]

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Get Ready for the 2020 PMG Registry Awards

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) is excited for the 2020 PMG Registry Awards, and we hope you are too! The PMG Registry is a free online platform where collectors register and display their PMG-certified notes and compete against other collectors around the world for recognition and prizes. This popular resource now boasts more than 13,500 sets […]

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PAN Offering World’s Fair of Money NGC Special Issue Innovation Dollars

NGC Innovation Dollar Slab was to be part of cancelled American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money Festivities   The August 4-8 ANA 2020 World’s Fair of Money cancellation disrupted plans that were already in place to enhance the weeklong event. The Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN) made arrangements to host another “Welcome to Pittsburgh” […]

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NGC Introduces ‘Early Production’ Designation for Early Mint Strikes

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is excited to announce the addition of the Early Production designation to its industry-leading lineup of releases designations. The Early Production designation is available for select coins received by NGC or an NGC-approved depository in mint-sealed packaging that is dated on or before January 31 of the coin’s year of issue. […]

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Spring Dollar Rare Chinese Coin Realizes $660,000 at Heritage Sale

A China 1910 Yunnan Silver Dollar certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) realized an outstanding $660,000 USD at a Heritage Auctions sale on June 12, 2020. This is one of the highest prices ever paid for any Chinese coin. Commonly referred to as a “Spring Dollar”, this is one of the greatest rarities in Chinese […]

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CGC Launches Trading Card Division to Grade Pokémon, Magic Cards

Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®) has launched CGC Trading Cards, a division to authenticate, grade and encapsulate Pokémon TCG and Magic: The Gathering cards. CGC is an independent member within the Certified Collectibles Group® (CCG®), which also includes Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), one of the world’s largest third-party grading services for coins, tokens and medals; Paper […]

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NGC Certifies 2020 West Point Mint Hoard Coins From US Mint Reserve

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is excited to announce that it is certifying a stockpile of backdated gold and silver coins that were specially released by the United States Mint in May. The hoard includes 2016- and 2017-dated American Silver Eagles, American Gold Eagles, First Spouse gold coins and silver medals. It is unusual for the […]

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NGC Announces Official ANA Grading and Conservation Services Special Event

Last week, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) announced that the 2020 World’s Fair of Money is suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions. The highly anticipated show had been scheduled for August 4-8 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®), the official coin grading service of the ANA, responded by announcing a special savings event for collectors […]

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NGC Certifies Majority of Emergency Production 2020(P) Silver Eagles

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has already certified more than half of April’s emergency production of 240,000 American Silver Eagles at the Philadelphia Mint. The Philadelphia Mint struck 240,000 American Silver Eagle bullion coins between April 8 and April 20, 2020, according to official United States Mint documentation. Bullion Silver Eagles, which have no mintmark, are […]

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NGC-Certified Franklin Half Dollars Highlight GreatCollections Auction

Online bidding ends soon for the May 31 sale   One of the leading auction houses, GreatCollections, currently has some of the finest-known NGC-graded Franklin half dollars listed in their auctions, including the single-finest 1953-S business strike with Full Bell Lines, as well as the single-finest 1951 Proof. Key Date 1953-S: a Rarity with Full […]

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NGC Certifies 1st Olympic Basketball Gold Medal Ever Awarded

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified the first Olympic gold medal for basketball ever awarded. This ultimate symbol of the sport’s rise to a global phenomenon was presented to US team captain William “Bill” Wheatley by James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, during the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. With Germany as the host country and […]

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NGC Attributing Tomaska Die Varieties for Franklin, Kennedy Half Dollars

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is now attributing Proof Franklin half dollars and Proof Kennedy half dollars according to the die varieties cataloged by Rick Tomaska in Cameo and Brilliant Proof Coinage of the 1950 to 1970 Era. Submitters can request the attribution for applicable coins through NGC’s VarietyPlus® service. Tomaska, a renowned numismatic researcher and […]

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NGC Coins and PMG Notes Impress in Stack’s Bowers May Sale

A coin certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) and a note certified by Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) achieved the top results in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries coin and paper money auctions in Hong Kong, China held May 4-6, 2020. The top result in the coin auction was a China 1929 L&M-91 Italy Satin Finish Silver […]

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Famous British Rarity Una and the Lion Gold Coin Realizes Over $800,000

A famous British rarity certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) realized 86,500,000 Yen (about $810,000 USD) in a Taisei Coins auction. The 1839 Victoria “Una and the Lion” Gold Five Pounds graded NGC PF 65 Ultra Cameo was the star of the sale that concluded May 3, 2020. The incredible $810,000 sum is $350,000 higher […]

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A Letter From NGC’s Mark Salzberg

I have been in the collectibles industry for more than 40 years. In that time, I have seen many market peaks and valleys — periods of prosperity as well as periods of great difficulty. In fact, I became a coin dealer during the boomtimes of the late 1970s, only to experience the great crash of […]

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PMG Achieves Milestone – 5 Million Notes Certified

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) is proud to announce that it has now graded five million notes, becoming the first third-party grading service to achieve this important industry milestone. PMG’s achievement comes at a time when the world faces unprecedented challenges. Therefore, the company has proactively developed and instituted enhanced health and safety procedures to ensure […]

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NGC Gives Submitters Access to High-Resolution Raw Coin Images

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has made it easier for its customers to access and download any high-resolution images that were taken of their coins, tokens and medals prior to their encapsulation. In 2018, NGC introduced a new raw coin imaging service, NGC Photo Vision®, which includes high-resolution JPG images of the obverse and the reverse […]

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NGC Certifies Bag of First Day of Issue 1964-D Kennedy Half Dollars for Rare Collectibles TV

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified an extraordinary bag of First Day of Issue 1964-D Kennedy Half Dollars submitted by Rare Collectibles TV (RCTV). The 2,000 Kennedy Half Dollars arrived at NGC still sealed in their original Federal Reverse Bank bag dated March 19, 1964 — five days before the coins’ official release date! The […]

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NGC Certifies Unique 1952 Great Britain Penny

In Great Britain, the year 1952 saw a change of monarch, the first home-use microwave oven and the Great Smog of London, but nothing so common as a penny issued by the Royal Mint. Only one Great Britain penny is believed to have been struck in 1952, and it was recently certified by Numismatic Guaranty […]

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Recent Auctions Show Coin Market, Banknotes Strong Amid Global Crisis

  As the world faces an unprecedented economic and public health crisis brought on by the coronavirus COVID-19, the numismatic markets have demonstrated incredible resiliency. Indeed, coins and banknotes represent one of the rare pockets of stability, safety and even strength during this period of fear and uncertainty. Significant volatility of the stock market is […]

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PMG Announces Next-Generation Paper Money Holder and Label

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) has announced its fourth-generation holder and a new label that will provide enhanced security and display for PMG-certified banknotes. Among the upgrades to the PMG holder is a new high-security hologram, which has an improved design that boasts a dozen overt and covert security features. The new hologram is also significantly […]

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NGC Special Attribution, Labels for 2020-W Reverse Proof Nickel

The first-ever “W” mint mark nickel was released in February 2020. Now, the United States Mint is including a 2020-W Reverse Proof nickel with all purchases of the 2020 United States Mint Silver Proof Set that goes on sale April 17, 2020. This is the first Reverse Proof nickel to feature the “W” mint mark of the […]

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PMG Certifies Legendary ANA Bebee Collection’s Uncut Sheets

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) was honored to recently certify nearly 20 uncut sheets of banknotes from the legendary ANA Bebee Collection. The sheets were submitted to PMG by the American Numismatic Association (ANA), the country’s largest nonprofit numismatic organization, which received the Bebee Collection in 1988. Banknotes are printed in sheets that are then cut […]

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Coin Dealers Helping Coin Dealers and Roundtable Trading Extend Collaboration With NGC, NCS and PMG

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) and Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) are pleased to announce that they have been reappointed as the Official Grading Services of the popular Facebook group Coin Dealers Helping Coin Dealers, as well as Roundtable Trading, LLC, an affiliated dealer-to-dealer trading and informational platform. Numismatic Conservation Services™ (NCS®), an affiliate of NGC and […]

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NGC, NCS and PMG Appoint CGB Official Grading Submission Center in Europe

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®), Numismatic Conservation Services™ (NCS®), and Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) have appointed CGB Numismatics Paris, a leading coin and banknote firm in France, as an official submission center in Europe. Founded in 1988, CGB is an international numismatics firm that operates a large online store and conducts important auctions throughout the year, […]

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NGC Announces All-Star Lineup for 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins

On April 4, the wait is over for the highly anticipated United States Mint Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is ready with an all-star lineup of special labels and holders to create an unrivaled presentation of the coin, the sport and the people behind both. The US Mint 2020 Basketball […]

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PMG Certifies the ‘Holy Grail’ of Uncut Currency

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) recently certified a group of seven of the greatest uncut sheets of US banknotes in existence. The seven sheets highlight the Monarch Collection, a phenomenal collection of US paper money carefully curated by a collector decades ago, before the advent of paper money certification. The centerpiece of the Monarch Collection is […]

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NGC Announces Most Prizes Ever for 2020 NGC Registry Awards

In 2020, the NGC Registry will award more than $25,000 in prizes — a 25% increase over last year! Ensure your set is at its best by 10 a.m. EST on December 4, 2020   Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has announced that it will give more than $25,000 in prizes in the 2020 NGC Registry […]

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PMG Grades Mismatched Serial Number Error on US $20 Bill

A woman who made a purchase at the January 2020 Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Show in Orlando got an unexpected bonus in her change: a $20 bill with a valuable mismatched serial number error. She immediately submitted the note to Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®), which confirmed that the 2013 $20 Federal Reserve Note (Boston) had […]

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Spectacular Collection of NGC-Certified Lesher Dollars to be Sold in February

The most complete set of Lesher “Referendum Dollars” — which is entirely certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) — is being sold by Kagin’s at the 2020 ANA National Money Show in Atlanta on February 28. The Henderson-Marchase Collection consists of 20 of the silver octagonal medals that were privately made in 1900 and 1901 […]

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NGC Signs Exclusive Signature Label Deal with Award-Winning Coin Designer Chris Costello

Costello’s dignified depictions of the American experience have graced over 20 US coins and medals   Chris Costello, an award-winning US coin designer, has agreed to individually hand-sign certification labels exclusively for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®). Known for his dignified and exacting style, Costello has designed over 20 coins and medals for the United States […]

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PMG Grading On-site at PaperMoneyFair – Maastricht in April

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) is pleased to announce that it will conduct on-site authentication, grading and encapsulation of paper money at the world-famous PaperMoneyFair – Maastricht in April. The PMG on-site grading event will be held March 30 through April 5, 2020 at the show in Valkenburg, just east of Maastricht, the Netherlands. This is […]

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PMG Certifies Highlights of Omar Waddington Collection of Scottish and Irish Notes

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) has certified more than 800 selections from the Omar Waddington Collection of Banknotes. The impressive group is focused primarily on 20th-century issues from Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland. The notes were submitted by Spink, a global auction house founded in London in 1666. They are being offered in an auction to […]

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PMG Celebrates 15 Years, Nearly 5 Million Notes Graded

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) is celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2020, a year that will also see the world’s leading third-party paper money grading service surpass five million notes certified. Both of these milestones of longevity and volume are unparalleled achievements in third-party paper money grading. PMG graded its one-millionth note just five years ago […]

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NGC American Eagle Foundation Special Label Honors the Protection and Care of Our National Emblem

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is proud to partner with the American Eagle Foundation (AEF) for a certification label that honors the organization’s mission to keep America’s eagles flying strong and free. The NGC American Eagle Foundation Special Label conveys the importance of protecting our national emblem, while complementing a wide variety of US coins. Established […]

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PMG Recertifies World-Famous D. Brent Pogue Collection of Banknotes

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) was chosen to recertify the more than 200 banknotes in the world-famous D. Brent Pogue collection. All of Pogue’s notes are now encapsulated in the latest generation PMG holder, which delivers superior optics and presentation along with the best long-term preservation. Pogue, who died unexpectedly in July 2019, assembled the most […]

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NGC Announces Winners of 2019 Registry Set Awards

The NGC Registry continues to grow and now includes more than 15,000 participants, 135,000 sets and 1.1 million coins. NGC Registry participants, we thank you for sharing your collections with us and the world! Each year, NGC recognizes the top collectors and collections in the NGC Registry. Ten winners were selected in each of our […]

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NGC-Certified 400-Year-Old India Gold Coin Realizes $383,000

A 400-year-old Mughal Empire India gold coin certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) realized $504,000 CAN (about $383,000 USD) on December 11, 2019. The extraordinary sum was more than double the pre-sale estimate of $150,000 to $250,000 CAN (about $114,000 to $190,000 USD). The price realized includes a 20% buyer’s premium. The 1605 Mughal Empire […]

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PMG-Certified 1975 2 Yuan Proof Leads Sale of Professor Hsu Collection

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) has certified the collection of Yih-Tzong Hsu, a Taiwanese professor who is a leading collector and researcher of Chinese banknotes. The PMG certified collection of nearly 300 Chinese notes – dozens of them Specimens and Proofs – will be sold by Spink in Hong Kong on January 3-4, 2020. The centerpiece […]

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NGC to Showcase Stunning Toned GSA Hoard Morgan Dollars at FUN Show

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) will display selections from Toneddollars’ high-ranking NGC Registry sets of GSA Hoard Morgan dollars at the 2020 Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Show in January. Each coin features vibrant, colorful toning, an attribute that is highly prized by collectors. Jack Kelly, who goes by Toneddollars in the NGC Registry, submitted his extraordinary […]

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Certified Coins: NGC Announces Major Registry Update

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has announced that US coins graded by PCGS will now be eligible for NGC Registry competitive sets. The NGC Registry is a free online platform where collectors register and display their coins and compete against other collectors around the world for recognition and prizes. The immensely popular resource boasts more than […]

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NGC: ASG Grading Stamps On-Site in Hong Kong in May 2020

Authenticated Stamp Guaranty™ (ASG®) will conduct on-site authentication, grading and encapsulation of stamps in Hong Kong in May 2020. This is the first time that ASG, an affiliate of Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®), Numismatic Conservation Services® (NCS®) and Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®), has offered on-site grading in Hong Kong. On-site grading allows submitters to receive […]

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NGC-Certified 1897 Szechuan Ferracute Pattern Set Realizes $1,020,000 at Auction

An 1897 Szechuan Ferracute Pattern Set certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) realized $1,020,000 USD at auction, an impressive figure that reflects the set’s extreme rarity and numismatic importance. The 10 silver and brass coins in the set were sold as a single lot in the Heritage Auctions Hong Kong International Numismatic Fair (HKINF) World […]

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Pair of Famous Bronze Cent Mint Errors Brought Together Under One Owner

The 1943 Donald Lutes bronze cent, at left above, and the 1943-S Kenneth S. Wing bronze cent. The ultra-rare NGC-certified Lutes and Wing 1943 Bronze Cents each recently realized more than $200,000 and received wide media coverage Two of the rarest and most famous US coins have been brought together under a single owner. The […]

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Vote for NGC’s Sacagawea Dollar 20th Anniversary Special Label

Next year is the 20th anniversary of the groundbreaking Sacagawea Dollar, and Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) will celebrate the occasion with a special NGC certification label. For the first time, the public will be able to choose the design of NGC’s label, which will be offered for free to NGC members for 2020 Sacagawea Dollars […]

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PMG Online Gallery Showcases DC Chio Collection of First Series Renminbi Notes

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) has created an online image gallery to showcase the 285 PMG-certified specimen notes in the amazing DC Chio Collection of First Series Renminbi (RMB). The Renminbi was introduced in December 1948 by the nascent People’s Bank of China in order to facilitate commerce in areas controlled by the Communist forces during […]

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NGC Certifies Extremely Rare 1819 British Sovereign for Royal Mint

The Royal Mint of the United Kingdom entrusted Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) to certify an example of one of the greatest rarities of British coinage: the 1819 George III Sovereign. The Royal Mint sold the sovereign through a ballot, with the winning collector purchasing it for £100,000 (about $129,000 USD). The 1819 Sovereign was submitted […]

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John Boehner, 53rd Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Agrees to Exclusive NGC Signature Label Deal

The Honorable John Boehner, who represented Ohio in the US House of Representatives from 1991 to 2015 and served as Speaker of the House from 2011 to 2015, has agreed to individually hand sign certification labels exclusively for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®). In January 2011, the House of Representatives elected Boehner as Speaker, making him […]

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NGC-Certified Russian Rarity Realizes Almost $500,000 in Swiss Auction

Vintage Russian coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) did extremely well at the SINCONA sale of Russian coins and medals, held October 21, 2019, in Zurich, Switzerland. The top five coins in the sale were all NGC-certified and realized more than $1 million combined. The most impressive result was achieved by a Russia 1701 2 […]

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NGC Introduces Multi-Coin Holder for 4, 5 or 6 Coins

  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has announced a new NGC Large Multi-Coin Holder, a single holder that can encapsulate four, five or six coins. The Large Multi-Coin Holder is made of the same high-quality materials as NGC’s other holders. It also has the same security elements, including an advanced hologram and tamper-evident seal. A single […]

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NGC, NCS and PMG Named Official Grading, Conservation Services of A. Karamitsos International Auctions

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) and Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) have been named the Official Grading Services of A. Karamitsos International Auctions, an esteemed auction house for world coins, notes, stamps, and other collectibles. In addition, their affiliate Numismatic Conservation Services™ (NCS®) has been named A. Karamitsos’ Official Conservation Service. Greece-based A. Karamitsos International Auctions began […]

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NGC, Harvestor Investments Partner on Label for New Marvel Avengers Logo Coin

Numismatic Guaranty Company® (NGC®) and Harvestor Investments have partnered to create a special NGC Marvel® Avengers certification label for the new Avengers Logo 1 oz. Silver Coin. This is the first release in a new Marvel® coin series being released by Harvestor Investments. Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1963, the Avengers have […]

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NGC Certifies Important Early Islamic Gold Coin

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified an extremely rare and historically important Islamic gold coin struck in the seventh century. The Umayyad Dinar is dated AH77, the Islamic calendar equivalent of 696 AD, and was struck under the fifth Umayyad caliph, Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan. Caliph Marwan is an important figure in Islamic history because […]

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Verify PMG Certification Now Features Images of 3 Million Notes

  Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) has announced that its online Verify PMG Certification tool, which enables free, quick and easy searches of its certification database, now features images of more than three million PMG-certified notes. Verify PMG Certification lets a user enter a note’s certification number and grade to confirm its description and grade in […]

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NGC Special Labels for 2019-S Limited Edition Proof Set with .999 Silver Coins

The United States Mint is releasing the 2019-S Limited Edition Silver Proof Set on October 17, 2019. This is the first year that all eight coins in the set are struck in .999 fine silver. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is celebrating the coins’ release by encapsulating them with an attractive label that pays tribute to […]

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More Than 200 PMG-Certified Notes From Manzi Collection to be Offered October 10

Over 200 banknotes certified by Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) comprise the bulk of The Lou Manzi Collection of English Banknotes – Part 2 sale, being held October 10, 2019, by renowned global auction house Spink and Son Ltd. The Manzi Collection ranks among the all-time finest assemblages of British banknotes and includes many highly desirable […]

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NGC-Certified Seated Liberty Half Dollar Mint Error Realizes Over $50,000

An incredible error coin certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) realized $51,754 USD at an auction by GreatCollections. The coin was erroneously struck on a smaller planchet intended for a quarter and is believed to be unique for the Seated Liberty half dollar series. The coin, struck in the 1870s, was recently discovered in a […]

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Renowned Silver Dollar Expert Wayne Miller to Hand-Sign Special NGC Labels

Wayne Miller, whose groundbreaking books on silver dollars have guided numismatists for decades, is joining a prestigious group of people who hand-sign certification labels exclusively for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®). The label that Miller will sign features an image of his The Morgan and Peace Dollar Textbook, first published in 1983. Miller also wrote An […]

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More Than 200 PMG-Certified Banknotes From Ibrahim Salem Collection Part 2 to be Sold

More than 200 banknotes certified by Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) are part of the Ibrahim Salem Collection of British Commonwealth Banknotes Part 2 sale being held October 2, 2019, by renowned global auction house Spink & Son Ltd. Most of these notes were certified at a PMG on-site grading event held in Munich over the […]

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PMG Announces Bond and Stock Certificate Grading Services

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) has announced that it is now grading and encapsulating most bond and stock certificates. Bond and stock certificate collecting, known by specialists as “scripophily”, is an important subset of numismatics that has achieved greater recognition in recent years. Many companies no longer issue printed certificates, so these items serve as uniquely […]

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US Mint Official Jon Cameron Joins NGC Hand-Signed Label Program

Jon J. Cameron, who recently retired from his position as the United States Mint’s Associate Director of Numismatic, Bullion and Coin Studies, has agreed to autograph certification labels exclusively for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®). Cameron spent 41 years in federal service. In 2013, he joined the US Mint, where his first job was to establish […]

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NGC Certifies Impressive Waterbird Collection of Rare British Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified the Waterbird Collection, an impressive array of rare British coins spanning almost six centuries. The coins range from a rare gold noble of King Henry IV struck circa 1412-13 to a 2002 Gold Maundy set from the Cook Islands. Among the many highlights of the collection is an exceptionally […]

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First Native American in Space Will Autograph NGC Labels

The only enrolled member of a Native American tribe to fly in space is joining a prestigious group of people who autograph certification labels exclusively for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®). John Herrington, who was born in the Chickasaw Nation in Wetumka, Oklahoma, was a Mission Specialist aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour’s mission that launched November 23, […]

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NGC Certifies 10,000,000 American Silver Eagle Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has announced that it has certified more than 10,000,000 American Silver Eagles. It is the first third-party grading service to reach this incredible milestone. The American Silver Eagle, the official silver bullion coin of the United States, is possibly the most widely collected coin in the world today. More than 530 […]

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NGC Grades One of First 10 Morgan Dollars Struck in San Francisco

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified one of the first 10 Morgan dollars struck by the San Francisco Mint. This incredible piece of numismatic history is now graded NGC SP 64. Hundreds of millions of Morgan dollars were struck from 1878 to 1921. Today, they are among the most popular coins with collectors because of […]

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NGC, NCS and PMG Appoint Marudhar Arts an Official Submission Center in India

The Certified Collectibles Group® (CCG®) has appointed Marudhar Arts an Official Submission Center in India. CCG’s independent member companies include Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®), Numismatic Conservation Services™ (NCS®), and Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®). Marudhar Arts is one of India’s leading numismatic dealers and auctioneers. It was founded in 1966 by Mr. Prem Ratan Maru and […]

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NGC, NCS and PMG Appoint Marudhar Arts an Official Submission Center in India

The Certified Collectibles Group® (CCG®) has appointed Marudhar Arts an Official Submission Center in India. CCG’s independent member companies include Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®), Numismatic Conservation Services™ (NCS®), and Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®). Marudhar Arts is one of India’s leading numismatic dealers and auctioneers. It was founded in 1966 by Mr. Prem Ratan Maru and […]

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NGC Adds Submission Tracking to Mobile App

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has added a submission tracking feature to its comprehensive NGC mobile app, which is available to download for free from the App Store and Google Play. NGC members can log into the app and click on “NGC Submission Tracking” to track their NGC submissions 24/7. Submissions from the last six months […]

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CCG Sues Software Frim Globant S.A. for Tens of Millions of Dollars in Damages

Certified Collectibles Group (CCG) filed a lawsuit on Wednesday, August 8, charging international technology firm Globant S.A., along with its subsidiary Globant LLC, with a fraudulent scheme to cover up incompetent work on a failed software implementation project. CCG comprises seven affiliated companies that provide expert and impartial services for collectors of coins, paper money, […]

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PMG Certifies India “Discovery Note” at Hong Kong Event

The 1925 banknote was not previously known to specialists Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) has certified a previously unknown British India banknote at its recent on-site grading event in Hong Kong. The 1925 1,000 Rupees note was issued in Kurrachee, now spelled Karachi, a city that has been part of Pakistan since 1947. Previously, the only […]

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Shoshone Woman Who Was Model for Sacajawea Golden Dollar to Hand-Sign NGC Coin Labels

Randy’L Teton, the only person still alive who has served as a model for a circulating US coin, has agreed to individually hand sign certification labels exclusively for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®). Teton served as the likeness of Sacajawea, a Shoshone who appears with her baby, Jean Baptiste, on the US Sacajawea dollar coins issued […]

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NGC Launches Limited Edition Astronaut Autograph Labels

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has expanded its collaboration with the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) to create limited edition labels individually hand-signed by American astronauts. The special NGC labels pair the autographs of 20 NASA veterans with the logo of the ASF, a nonprofit organization that annually provides more than 50 scholarships to the brightest and […]

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NGC, NCS and PMG Named Official Grading and Conservation Services of VCoins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) and Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) have been named the Official Grading Services of VCoins, a major online marketplace for ancient and world coins as well as other collectibles. In addition, their affiliate Numismatic Conservation Services™ (NCS®) has been named VCoins’ Official Conservation Service. US‐based VCoins, founded in 1998, has tens of […]

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NGC and PMG Partner With eBay on Expert Review Service

Uncertified coins and banknotes on one of the world’s largest and most vibrant marketplaces will have a link to purchase a preliminary review by NGC and PMG experts   Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®), together with Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®), have partnered with eBay to launch NGC/PMG Expert Review, a low-cost service that provides a preliminary […]

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NGC Certifies Massive Gold Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified an incredible group of colossal gold pieces: three 10-kilogram coins and a 5-kilogram “Show Panda“. The NGC Mega Holder® was used to encapsulate these massive gold pieces, which together contain over $1.5 million in gold. The first is a 2019 China Year of the Pig 100,000 Yuan 10-kilogram gold […]

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CAG Certifies Provenance of Abbey Road Studios Recordings

Collectibles Authentication Guaranty™ (CAG®) has certified the provenance of original master recordings done by 18 world-renowned artists at Abbey Road Studios, a place made famous by the Beatles and their iconic photograph crossing Abbey Road. The recordings were organized by Michael Gleason, a Texas entrepreneur residing in London, for a television project called Live From […]

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NGC Upgrades Mobile App with NGC Registry and Other New Features

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has announced significant updates to its NGC mobile app, which is available to download for free from the App Store and Google Play. The upgraded NGC app now incorporates the NGC Registry, an online platform where collectors register and display their NGC-certified coins and compete against other collectors around the world […]

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NGC Grades Gold and Palladium Rarities in Germany

  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) graded two significant collections during its recent on-site grading event in Munich, Germany, held February 18-23, 2019. The collections were submitted by SINCONA AG, a prominent Zurich, Switzerland-based numismatic auction house. One collection comprised a variety of vintage US coins dating from 1794 to 1937 including numerous high-grade gold coins. […]

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Additional CAG-Certified Items From Armstrong Family Collection Being Sold

Bidding is underway for several hundred artifacts that Collectibles Authentication Guaranty™ (CAG™) certified from the Armstrong Family Collection™. The collection, which is entirely certified by CAG, features items saved by astronaut Neil Armstrong – the first man to walk on the moon – and his immediate family members. They are being offered by Heritage Auctions […]

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PMG-Graded Notes Lead the Way in Spink Auction in London

Two PMG-certified banknotes from India and another from Zanzibar led the results of a Spink auction of world banknotes held April 17-18 in London. In all, eight of the top 10 lots were certified by PMG. The top lot was an India 1858-60 10 Rupees Progressive Proof, which dates from a time of transition in […]

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Actor Finds Valuable 2019-W Quarter, Submits It to NGC

The first 2019-W Quarter certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) was found by actor Shawn Pyfrom, best known for his recurring role on ABC’s popular Desperate Housewives series. The US Mint recently announced that 10 million quarters with the “W” mint mark of the West Point Mint would be released into circulation at random. These […]

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CCG Announces Major Coin, Paper Money Certification Initiatives in India

The Certified Collectibles Group® (CCG®) has announced major initiatives in India, the world’s second-most populous country with more than 1.3 billion people. CCG’s independent member companies include Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®), Numismatic Conservation Services (NCS®), and Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®). CCG has appointed Peacock Bloom Numismatic, LLP (Peacock Bloom), an Official Submission Center to NGC, […]

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NGC Named Official Grading Service of Sixbid

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has been named the Official Grading Service of Sixbid, a popular online auction platform for coins and paper money. The move elevates the collaboration between the two companies; NGC had previously been selected as an Approved Grading Service of Sixbid. On Sixbid.com, auction houses from all over the world present their […]

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NGC Grades Mistakenly Released Reverse Proof Cent

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified a 2019-W Reverse Proof Lincoln Cent that was mistakenly released several weeks early by the United States Mint. The coin was not supposed to be released until April 17. This year, the US Mint is releasing three different 2019-W cents, which are notable for being the first cents to […]

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PMG Grades Highlights From Ibrahim Salem Collection of British Commonwealth Notes, Part I

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) has certified over 250 selections from part one of the Ibrahim Salem Collection of British Commonwealth Banknotes. The amazing group includes numerous rare and important issues from current and former territories of the United Kingdom. PMG certified the notes at its first London on-site grading event, which was held in January […]

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NGC Certifies New Half Cent Variety

1795 Die Marriage Previously Unknown with Lettered Edge Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has identified a new variety of 1795 Half Cent. It is the first example of this obverse and reverse pairing known with a lettered edge; all other examples have a plain edge. The worn and corroded 1795 Half Cent was recently submitted to […]

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NGC Celebrates First 2019-W Cent With Special Attribution

A special NGC attribution and label are among the ways coin collectors can recognize this historic US Mint release. Special submission instructions must be followed. See the “Submission Instructions” section of this article * * * The United States Mint has announced that a 2019-W Proof Cent will be included with all purchases of the […]

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World Coin News – NGC Certifies Rare 1839 British Proof Set

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation™ (NGC®) has certified a rare complete 1839 Great Britain Proof Set. The incredible set includes 15 gold, silver and copper coins, representing each denomination and type issued in 1839. Among these is an NGC PF 63+ Ultra Cameo example of the most famous of all British coins: the Una and the Lion […]

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NGC Introduces Two Coin Holder

The holder creates appealing display options for a variety of coin pairings Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has announced a new NGC Small Multi Coin Holder, a single holder that can encapsulate two coins. This holder provides a visually appealing and convenient display option for two-coin sets or matched pairs, such as the 2012-S San Francisco […]

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Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Upgrades NGC Registry

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is proud to announce that an upgraded NGC Registry is now available at NGCcoin.com/Registry. The NGC Registry is an online platform where collectors can register and display their NGC-certified coins and compete against other collectors for the best sets. A free NGC membership is all it takes to participate. Established in […]

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NGC, NCS & PMG Named Official Grading and Conservation Services of Popular “Coin Dealers Helping Coin Dealers” Group

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) and Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) have been named the Official Grading Services of the popular Facebook group “Coin Dealers Helping Coin Dealers“, as well as Roundtable Trading, LLC, an affiliated dealer-to-dealer trading and informational platform. Numismatic Conservation Services® (NCS®), an affiliate of NGC and PMG, has been named the Official Conservation […]

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NGC Now Certifies and Encapsulates Cancelled Dies

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has announced a new certification and encapsulation service for coin, token and medal dies. As many numismatists know, dies are the tools used in the minting process to strike a planchet and impart the coin’s design. After their useful life is over, dies are usually destroyed by a mint. Sometimes, however, […]

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Anna Escobedo Cabral, 42nd United States Treasurer, to Sign NGC Labels

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is excited to announce that Anna Escobedo Cabral, the 42nd Treasurer of the United States, will individually hand-sign certification labels for NGC. As Treasurer of the United States, Cabral worked closely with the directors of the United States Mint during a dynamic time in its history, when some of its most […]

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CAG Artifact Registry Launches with Neil Armstrong Family Items

Collectibles Authentication Guaranty® (CAG™) has launched the CAG Artifact Registry™, a searchable online gallery of CAG-certified collectibles. It can be viewed at CAGcertified.com/Registry. The first collection to be featured in the CAG Artifact Registry is the Armstrong Family Collection™, thousands of artifacts saved by astronaut Neil Armstrong — the first man to walk on the […]

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Newman XI Pushes Total for NGC-Certified Coins to $60 Million

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®), the third-party grading service that has certified all of Eric P. Newman’s coins, has announced that the total prices realized for NGC-certified Newman coins has topped $60 million. The milestone comes after the Newman Part XI sale by Heritage Auctions, November 7-10, 2018. The top coin in the sale was a […]

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Paper Money Guaranty Now Attributing Pre-Star Replacement Notes

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) will attribute “Pre-Star Replacement Notes” for Large Size National Bank Notes, Small Size National Bank Notes and Large Size Type Notes (such as Legal Tender, Silver and Gold Certificates and Federal Reserve Notes) starting November 15, 2018. Replacement notes are those that took the place of notes that were deemed unfit […]

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CAG-Certified Armstrong Family Collection 1st Auction Tops $5.2 Million

Artifacts from the Armstrong Family Collection, which was entirely certified by Collectibles Authentication Guaranty (CAG), realized an incredible $5,276,320 USD at auction, November 1-3, 2018. The nearly 1,000 CAG-certified items from the collection of astronaut Neil Armstrong—the first man to walk on the moon—and his immediate family members were sold by Heritage Auctions and set […]

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Barry Goldwater Jr. and NGC Agree to Signature Label Deal

Barry Goldwater Jr., a member of the US House of Representatives from California for 14 years, has agreed to individually hand-sign certification labels exclusively for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®). Goldwater is the son of former US Senator and 1964 presidential candidate Barry Goldwater. Serving alongside his father in Congress, Goldwater earned a reputation as a […]

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NGC Certifies Rare Standing Liberty Quarter Pattern

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified an extremely rare pattern 1916 Standing Liberty Quarter. Graded NGC PF 61, it is believed to be only the third example in existence. The coin was originally graded by another third-party grading service, which had identified it as a regular 1916 Standing Liberty Quarter. The error was undetected until […]

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NGC Certifies Newman’s Unique 1792 Washington President Gold Eagle

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified the late Eric P. Newman’s most cherished coin: the unique 1792 Washington President gold eagle that researchers believe was presented to George Washington and carried by him as a pocket piece. Graded NGC XF 45★, the coin will be sold without reserve by Heritage Auctions on August 16, 2018, […]

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NGC Introduces New Raw Coin Imaging Service

These images are perfect for use in the NGC Registry, on the NGC Chat Boards or in online marketplace listings. The raw coin imaging service is called NGC Photo Vision®, and it replaces NGC’s current service of the same name. Submitters who select NGC Photo Vision on the NGC Submission Form will receive high-resolution JPG […]

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NGC Experts Identify Missing Mintmark Mint Error on 2014 5oz Silver ATB Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has identified five 2014 Great Smoky Mountains Five-Ounce Specimen coins with a significant mint error: they are missing the “P” mintmark. Issued since 2000, the America the Beautiful Quarters series honors America’s national parks, forests and other federally recognized sites. Each US state and territory gets one site recognized, and five […]

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NGC Named Official Grading Service of National Silver Dollar Roundtable

NGC and the NSDR share a goal of increasing interest in vintage silver dollars Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has been named the official grading service of the National Silver Dollar Roundtable (NSDR), a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing numismatic knowledge of US silver dollars. The NSDR was founded in 1982 and counts some of the […]

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NGC Teams With ANA, PNG, ICTA and NCIC to Fight Counterfeit Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is proud to be working withthe American Numismatic Association (ANA), the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG), the Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA), and the Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) to combat counterfeit coins. Last year, NGC launched a comprehensive Counterfeit Coins Detection portal, which can be accessed for free at NGCcoin.com/counterfeit. […]

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NGC Teams With ANA, PNG, ICTA and NCIC to Fight Counterfeit Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is proud to be working withthe American Numismatic Association (ANA), the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG), the Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA), and the Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) to combat counterfeit coins. Last year, NGC launched a comprehensive Counterfeit Coins Detection portal, which can be accessed for free at NGCcoin.com/counterfeit. […]

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NGC Expands VarietyPlus Grading Service to World Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has announced that it has expanded its popular VarietyPlus® variety attribution service to world coins, effective March 1, 2018. NGC launched VarietyPlus in 1996 to provide accurate attribution services for US coin varieties. A variety is a coin that is distinguished by characteristics specific to the dies that struck it. Many […]

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NGC Grades 40,000,000 Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has become the first third-party coin grading service to grade more than 40,000,000 coins. NGC has been the industry leader for a number of years. It became the first third-party grading service to reach 20,000,000 coins graded (in 2010), the first to reach 25,000,000 coins graded (in 2012), the first to […]

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Coin Grading – CCG to Open London Office in April 2018 at Spink’s

The Certified Collectibles Group® (CCG®) is excited to announce that it will open an office in London in April. The new location will accept submissions to the independent members of CCG, which include Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®), Numismatic Conservation Services® (NCS®), Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®), Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®) and Classic Collectible Services® (CCS®). CCG’s […]

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NGC Helps Collectors and Dealers Identify Top World Counterfeit Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has expanded its online Counterfeit Coins Detection resource to include detailed descriptions of the world coins most commonly targeted by counterfeiters. Number one on the list is a Russian gold coin: the Russia 1897AT 15 Roubles. Despite a mintage of 12 million pieces, counterfeits are frequently seen by NGC graders. Transfer-die […]

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Paper Money – PMG Grades 2.5 Million Notes

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) is proud to announce that it has become the first third-party grading service to certify 2.5 million Certified Banknotes. Founded in 2005, PMG quickly rose to the position of world’s largest third-party paper money grading service due to its accuracy, consistency and integrity. Every note that PMG certifies is encapsulated in […]

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NGC Ancient Coins Highlight January 2018 Auctions

A 2,600-year-old stater and a Jewish War shekel are among the coins expected to realize six-figure prices Coins graded by NGC Ancients, a division of Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) devoted to ancient coins of the Western World, are well represented in Heritage Auctions’ NYINC World Coins Signature Auction, to be held January 7-8, 2018 in […]

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CCG Appoints Trigometric Sdn. Bhd. Official Submission Center in Malaysia

The Certified Collectibles Group® (CCG®) has appointed Trigometric Sdn. Bhd. an Official Submission Center in Malaysia for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®), Numismatic Conservation Services® (NCS®) and Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®). Trigometric — based in Petaling Jaya, just west of Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia — is one of the most respected numismatic firms […]

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World Coin News – NGC Certifies Extremely Rare 1695 Royal 8 Escudos

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified an extremely rare 1695 Royal 8 Escudos. Graded NGC MS 65, this coin was struck in Mexico City for royalty only to be lost in a shipwreck on its way to Spain. Only two examples of this issue are known. One is impounded in a Florida museum. The other, […]

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NGC Certifies Hercules Collection of Modern Chinese Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified the Hercules Collection, one of the finest and most complete sets of modern Chinese coins ever assembled. The Hercules Collection includes a high-grade example of virtually every non-circulating modern coin issued by China since 1979, the date generally considered to be the start of modern Chinese coinage. The coins’ […]

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NGC Certifies Hercules Collection of Modern Chinese Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified the Hercules Collection, one of the finest and most complete sets of modern Chinese coins ever assembled. The Hercules Collection includes a high-grade example of virtually every non-circulating modern coin issued by China since 1979, the date generally considered to be the start of modern Chinese coinage. The coins’ […]

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NGC Certifies Finest Known 1820 North West Company Token

 This rare unholed example issued by the fur trading business will go to auction in 2018 Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) recently certified the finest-known 1820 North West Company Token. Graded NGC MS 61, it is remarkable in its detail and surface quality for the issue. This example first appeared in public auction in 1952 during […]

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Confederate Half Dollar and More: NGC Certifies Eric P. Newman Collection, Part 9

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified an additional 427 coins, tokens and medals from the Eric P. Newman Collection. These selections comprise the ninth part in a series of auctions of the legendary collection and will be sold by Heritage Auctions, November 1-3, 2017. The centerpiece of Newman IX is an 1861 Confederate Half Dollar, […]

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PMG Certifies Rare People’s Republic of China 10,000 Yuan Banknote

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) has certified a rare, high-denomination banknote from the early years of the People’s Republic of China. The 1951 10,000 Yüan note is attributed as Pick 858Aa (Pick refers to the catalog numbers originally developed by Albert Pick and used by the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money) and graded PMG AU […]

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NGC Certifies Unique Washington “Dollar”

A mid-19th-century fantasy earned its place in US numismatic history A unique copper specimen of the famed “Washington Dollar Fantasy” was recently certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). Despite its date of 1794, the piece was actually produced in the early 1860s. It is referenced in Breen-1251, Judd-C1794-1, Baker-28A, and Musante, GW-358. In the early […]

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CCG Appoints Eur-Seree Collecting Co., Ltd. as Official Submission Center in Thailand

The Certified Collectibles Group (CCG) has appointed Eur-Seree Collecting Co., Ltd. as an Official Submission Center in Thailand. Eur-Seree Collecting Co., Ltd., Thailand’s largest numismatic auction firm, is located in Bangkok. Founded by well-known collectibles expert Vitoon Eurtivong, Eur-Seree specializes in coins, banknotes, stamps and other collectibles, and holds several auctions each year. As a […]

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NGC Grades Likely Unique French Gold Pattern Coin

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified a likely unique French gold pattern that was submitted for grading at the recent ANA World’s Fair of Money in Denver. Graded NGC PF 65+, this remarkable Gem 1848A Essai 5 Franc is the only known gold striking of a 5 Franc Pattern of the Monetary Concours coin design competition of […]

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NGC Certifies China 1911 Long Whisker Dragon Pattern Gold Dollar

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified an extremely rare China 1911 Long Whisker Dragon Pattern Gold Dollar. Graded NGC SP 63+, it is considered to be one of the most valuable coins in vintage Chinese numismatics. This rarity was submitted in Shanghai to the NGC Advanced Chinese Authentication Bureau (ACAB), which was established in March […]

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NGC Signs Cassie McFarland, Artist Famed for Baseball Coins, to Autograph Labels

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has inked a deal for graphic artist Cassie McFarland to individually autograph NGC certification labels. McFarland’s numismatic prestige comes from her winning design for the obverse of the 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame commemorative coins, the first concave coins produced by the US Mint. McFarland, a California-based graphic artist, came across […]

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NGC-Certified World and Ancient Coins Top Heritage Auctions’ ANA Sale

Coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) stood out in Heritage Auctions’ recent Platinum Night sale, held in conjunction with the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money, August 1-5 in Denver. The sale was headlined by a group of nine NGC-certified Japanese Proof coins from the 1870s that sold for a combined $793,125 USD. […]

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NGC Vintage US Rarities Show Strength in Heritage ANA Sale

Vintage US coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) led the way in Heritage Auctions’ recent sale at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money this month in Denver. The top two coins in the auction were both recently submitted to NGC for certification. One was a 1943 bronze cent graded NGC MS […]

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NGC Certifies 17 Experimental Glass Cents and Tokens

Patterns struck during World War II by the Blue Ridge Glass Corporation Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified 17 experimental cents and tokens struck in glass during World War II to test the unusual composition for coinage. Images of these rare pieces can be viewed at NGCcoin.com/GlassCents. With copper needed for the war effort, the […]

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NGC Research Director David W. Lange is ANA Numismatist of the Year

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is proud to announce that David W. Lange, NGC Research Director, has been named Numismatist of the Year by the American Numismatic Association (ANA). The Numismatist of the Year award honors a person from the numismatic community who has shown long-term leadership both to the field and the ANA, a congressionally […]

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NGC Research Director David W. Lange is ANA Numismatist of the Year

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is proud to announce that David W. Lange, NGC Research Director, has been named Numismatist of the Year by the American Numismatic Association (ANA). The Numismatist of the Year award honors a person from the numismatic community who has shown long-term leadership both to the field and the ANA, a congressionally […]

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Bowker Collection Chinese Coins in the Shanghai Mint Museum

Many of the coins from the Howard Franklin Bowker Collection were graded by NGC before they were donated to the Shanghai Mint Museum The Shanghai Mint Museum was opened in 2004 to showcase the artistry and history of Chinese coins and paper money. It occupies 600 square meters of the Shanghai Mint’s facility, which was […]

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Bowker Collection Chinese Coins in the Shanghai Mint Museum

Many of the coins from the Howard Franklin Bowker Collection were graded by NGC before they were donated to the Shanghai Mint Museum The Shanghai Mint Museum was opened in 2004 to showcase the artistry and history of Chinese coins and paper money. It occupies 600 square meters of the Shanghai Mint’s facility, which was […]

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NGC Certifies Important 1910 and 1911 Chinese Coins Struck by the Vienna Mint

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified 11 important coins struck by the Vienna Mint in 1910 and 1911 for the Central Mint in Tianjin, China. These extremely rare coins were carefully preserved in the Central Mint Archives for many years, a pedigree that is noted on the NGC certification label. In 1905 the Empire of […]

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NGC Certifies Rare 1942 and 1943 Wrong Planchet Cents

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified an extraordinary group of four 1942 and 1943 Lincoln Cents struck on the wrong planchets. Included in this group are two examples of the 1943 bronze (“copper”) cent, one of the most famous US error coins. In 1943, the US Mint used zinc-coated steel for Lincoln Cents instead of […]

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NGC 30th Anniversary Red Book Promo

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) and Whitman have created a special NGC 30th Anniversary edition of the 2018 A Guide Book of United States Coins, also known as the “Red Book”. Only 2,017 copies of the NGC 30th Anniversary Official Red Book® have been printed. Founded in 1987, this year NGC celebrates its 30th anniversary of […]

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NGC 30th Anniversary Red Book Promo

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) and Whitman have created a special NGC 30th Anniversary edition of the 2018 A Guide Book of United States Coins, also known as the “Red Book”. Only 2,017 copies of the NGC 30th Anniversary Official Red Book® have been printed. Founded in 1987, this year NGC celebrates its 30th anniversary of […]

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NGC Attribution of Mint Facility for Bullion Silver Eagles

NGC provides submission guidelines and mintage information for bullion Silver Eagles struck at various Mint facilities, 2011 to date Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) will attribute 2011 to 2017 bullion American Silver Eagles by the US Mint facility that struck the coins provided they are received by NGC in a sealed US Mint box. The attributions […]

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Special NGC San Francisco Trolley Label for 2017-S Proof Silver Eagle

NGC will offer a new label to celebrate the release of the 2017-S Proof Silver Eagle, which will be released in a set limited to just 75,000 pieces The United States Mint released the Congratulations Set on April 4. Surprisingly, the Congratulations Set contains an S-mint 2017 Proof Silver Eagle, not a W-mint coin as […]

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NGC Extends Deal with Guojin, Appoints Company Exclusive Distributor to Chinese Banks

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has announced that it has extended its submission agreement with Guojin Gold Co., Ltd. (Guojin), one of the largest distributors of gold and silver products in China. NGC and Guojin began to work together in early 2016 on a program to offer NGC-certified Chinese Gold and Silver Panda coins to clients […]

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First US Mint Principal Deputy Director Rhett Jeppson to Autograph NGC Labels

Rhett Jeppson, the first Principal Deputy Director of the United States Mint, has agreed to autograph certification labels exclusively for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®). Jeppson helmed the Mint from January 2015 to January 2017 in his capacity as Principal Deputy Director, and on May 19, 2015, he was nominated as Director of the US Mint. […]

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NGC & Chen Gi Mao Form NGC Advanced Vintage Chinese Coins Authentication Bureau

Extremely Rare 1897 Ferracute Szechuan Pattern Set is Certified Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) and noted numismatist Chen Gi Mao have announced that they will form the NGC Advanced Chinese Authentication Bureau (ACAB). The partnership combines the experience and expertise of NGC, a leading third-party coin grading service established in 1987, and Chen Gi Mao, one […]

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NGC Instructors at ANA Summer Seminar

For over 40 years, ANA Summer Seminar has featured classes to suit virtually every collector’s hobby needs The American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) Summer Seminar is a once-a-year opportunity for numismatic scholarship and camaraderie that offers students a varied selection of week-long courses designed for discovery or continued study. You will be exposed to fascinating subjects […]

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NGC Grades Rare Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Error

A unique Canadian Maple Leaf error is certified by NGC Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has authenticated and graded an extremely rare Canadian Silver Maple Leaf error. This 2005 $5 Silver Maple Leaf was incorrectly struck on a 25.1g .9999 silver planchet intended for commemorative silver dollars instead of a 31.1g .9999 silver planchet used for […]

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New Mobile App Takes Advantage of NGC Online Collecting Tools

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has released a new mobile app that features some of the most popular research tools from the world’s largest third-party coin grading service. Optimized for both smartphones and tablets, the free NGC app is available now in the App Store and Google Play. The NGC app includes the essential Verify NGC […]

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NGC Upgrades Certified Roll Holder

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has upgraded its Certified Roll™ holder with a new, patent-pending design. The second generation Certified Roll boasts enhanced security features and can accommodate a wide range of NGC’s popular special labels, including its hand-signed labels. NGC’s Certified Roll provides crystal-clear display for a roll of 20 American Silver Eagles or 20 […]

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NGC Celebrates Mother’s Day with Special Label for all Modern Coins

NGC has designed a unique special label in honor of Mother’s Day In celebration of Mother’s Day, which will be observed around the world in May, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has created a special Mother’s Day label. This label is the perfect companion to NGC’s Father’s Day label, released last year. It will make any […]

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NGC Celebrates Mother’s Day with Special Label for all Modern Coins

NGC has designed a unique special label in honor of Mother’s Day In celebration of Mother’s Day, which will be observed around the world in May, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has created a special Mother’s Day label. This label is the perfect companion to NGC’s Father’s Day label, released last year. It will make any […]

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NGC Certified 42 of the Top 50 Coins in Heritage Auctions’ NYINC Sale

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) certified 42 of the 50 highest grossing coins in Heritage Auctions’ recently concluded New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) sale. The extraordinary showing, which represents a diverse group of countries and eras, reaffirms NGC’s position as the most trusted grading service for world coins. The strong preference that world coin collectors […]

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Certified Coins – NGC: A Letter from Mark Salzberg

NGC’s 30th Anniversary The chairman of CCG reflects on the highlights of 2016 and looks ahead to 2017 Dear Fellow Numismatists: I hope that the new year is off to a great start for all of you. For me, this year is particularly special because it marks NGC’s 30th anniversary. It is amazing how much […]

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Certified Coins – NGC: A Letter from Mark Salzberg

NGC’s 30th Anniversary The chairman of CCG reflects on the highlights of 2016 and looks ahead to 2017 Dear Fellow Numismatists: I hope that the new year is off to a great start for all of you. For me, this year is particularly special because it marks NGC’s 30th anniversary. It is amazing how much […]

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NGC: 2016-W Burnished Mint State Silver Eagle Special Designations

The 2016-W Burnished Mint State Silver Eagle will be released on December 1 The US Mint is set to release the 2016-W Burnished Mint State Silver Eagle on December 1. The world’s most popular silver coin, the American Silver Eagle, was introduced in 1986. Burnished Mint State versions were added for the series’ 20th anniversary […]

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NGC Red & Gold Display Boxes Are Back

NGC Red & Gold Display Boxes are available now! Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) introduced a red and gold display box last year to much enthusiasm from collectors and dealers around the world. These attractive boxes are now back ― but only until January 31 or while supplies last! Paired together, red and gold symbolize good […]

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NGC Registry Sets – A Letter from Mark Salzberg

  The chairman of NGC discusses an important change to the NGC Registry Dear Collectors: In 2017 Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) will celebrate two important anniversaries: 30 years of NGC and 15 years of the NGC Registry. We have many exciting things planned for this milestone year, including a significant investment to modernize the NGC […]

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NGC: 1715 Plate Fleet Shipwreck Image Gallery Now Online

Extra ordinary rare and high-grade coins recovered from the storied 1715 Treasure Fleet shipwreck Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has created an online image gallery of nearly 300 rare and high grade gold coins recovered from the shipwreck of the famous 1715 Plate Fleet. The coins were recovered and submitted to NGC by 1715 Fleet – […]

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Grading Paper Money – 2016 PMG Registry Award Winners

The results of the seventh annual PMG Registry Awards are in! Each year Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) recognizes outstanding achievement in Registry set building. As the PMG Registry grows to include sets of all sizes from around the world, this becomes a more difficult task than in previous years. We applaud all the PMG Registry […]

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NGC Certified Coins: 2016 Ronald Reagan Coin, Chronicles Set Pedigree

NGC will assign the COIN AND CHRONICLES SET pedigree to the coins and medal from this set The Ronald Reagan Coin and Chronicles Set went on sale at noon on October 11. Limited to a maximum of 150,000 sets, it includes a Reverse Proof 2016-S Reagan Presidential Dollar, a 2016-W 30th Anniversary Proof Silver Eagle […]

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NGC Certified Coins – 2016-W Proof Silver Eagle Special Designations

The eagerly awaited 30th Anniversary Proof Silver Eagle — the first in the series to feature edge lettering — went on sale on Friday, Sept. 16 at 12 p.m. EST. NGC has created a celebratory label for this coin and is offering its popular Early Releases and First Releases designations. The US Mint released the […]

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NGC, Stack’s Bowers Galleries Identify New California Fractional Gold Variety

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) and Stack’s Bowers Galleries have identified a new variety of California Fractional Gold. The 1854 Octagonal California Gold Dollar was recently submitted to NGC for attribution and grading. California Fractional Gold Pieces were struck by private mints in California in order to fill a need for smaller denominations in commerce. The […]

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NGC Labels for Standing Liberty 100th Anniversary Gold Coins

NGC will offer a set of three attractive labels for the 100th anniversary .9999 fine gold Mercury dime, Standing Liberty quarter and Walking Liberty half dollar The US Mint has announced that it will release .9999 fine gold centennial editions of three iconic 20th-century coins: the Mercury Dime, the Standing Liberty Quarter and the Walking […]

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NGC Certifies Hornets Nest Collection of Charlotte Mint Gold Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has graded the Hornets Nest Collection, the first complete set of Charlotte Mint gold coins ever assembled. Notably, the collection includes an NGC VF 20 specimen of the legendary 1849-C Open Wreath Gold Dollar, one of the rarest United States coins. The seed of the Hornets Nest Collection was planted during […]

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NGC, MA-Shops Agree to Mutual Promotion

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) and MA-Shops.com have announced a reciprocal marketing agreement to promote the companies to their respective customers and website visitors. The collaboration pairs the two largest and most respected companies in their categories. NGC is the world’s largest third-party coin grading service with nearly 36 million coins graded. MA-Shops® is Europe’s most […]

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NGC Special Label for 2016 American Liberty Silver Medal

The eagerly anticipated 2016 American Liberty Silver Medal goes on sale today, August 23, 2016 at 12 noon (ET). Struck from one ounce of .999 Fine Silver, the medal features a rendition of Liberty on the obverse and an eagle design on the reverse. The maximum mintage is 12,500 pieces struck at the West Point […]

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Revamped PNG Website Adds NGC Price Guide

The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) has revamped its website so that collectors now can conveniently find on one site the current retail values of U.S. coins as well as easily locate knowledgeable, reputable rare coin and banknote dealers. The PNG website also has now been optimized for easy use on mobile devices. The PNG is […]

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Certified World Coins – NGC Highlights in the Champion Summer Auction

NGC-certified coins highlight Champion’s Summer auction, which will be held in Hong Kong on August 23 The Champion Summer Auction will be held on August 23, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Tsim Sha Tsui in Hong Kong. The sale features coins from the Bowker East Asian Collection as well as items from the Chinese Family […]

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NGC Highlights of Stack’s Bowers August Anaheim Auction

NGC-certified world coins highlight Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ official auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money The Stack’s Bowers auction at the ANA World’s Fair of Money will be held August 9-13, 2016, in Anaheim California. It features a number of exceptional NGC-certified world coins. Below is a list of highlights: U.S. Coins & Medals […]

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NGC: Free Mercanti & Moy Signed Portraits at Anaheim ANA Show

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has announced that visitors to the ANA World’s Fair of Money in August will have the opportunity to meet John M. Mercanti, the 12th US Mint Chief Engraver, and Edmund C. Moy, the 38th US Mint Director, at its booth during select times. Mercanti and Moy will also sign a limited […]

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NGC: Officially Licensed MLB™ Holder, Club Labels Available Limited Time Only

NGC’s officially licensed holder and MLB club labels are available for a limited time Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has been granted exclusive rights by Major League Baseball Properties (MLBP) to holder coins with certification labels featuring the logos of the MLB clubs. NGC is the only grading company authorized to use the MLB club logos. […]

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Paper Money News – The 2016 PMG Registry Awards

Participation is free for the PMG Registry Awards. Sets have to be registered by 5 p.m. EST on September 16, 2016 to be eligible for this year’s awards. Winners will be announced October 14! Awards will be presented to five outstanding PMG Registry awards sets selected by a team of experts at Paper Money Guaranty […]

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PMG Grading On-Site at Memphis International Paper Money Show

PMG will be at booth number 101 at the International Paper Money Show, in Memphis, Tennessee at the Cook Convention Center June 2 – 5, 2016 Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) will be accepting early submissions on Thursday, June 2, from 12 noon to 5 p.m. Early submissions are for on-site grading only. To set up […]

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Grading Paper Money – PMG at Texas Numismatic Show

Both US and world currency submissions will be accepted at the Texas Numismatic Association Annual Coin & Currency Show, in Arlington, TX at the Arlington Convention Center, May 19-21 Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) will be accepting regular submissions for all service levels during the Texas Numismatic Association Annual Coin & Currency Show. All submissions will […]

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Grading Paper Money – Dauers Reholder Bermuda Collection in New PMG Holder

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) was chosen by Drs. Joanne and Edward Dauer to reholder their prestigious Bermuda collection in PMG’s new crystal-clear holder. To display the highest-graded complete Bermuda pre-decimal collection in existence, the Dauers needed the highest-quality holder to match. They chose the new PMG holder for its museum-quality display, crystal-clear optics and long-term […]

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Grading Paper Money – PMG Accepting Submissions at Central States

Both US and world currency submissions will be accepted at the Central States Numismatic Society Convention, in Schaumburg, Illinois at the Renaissance Hotel & Convention Center, April 28 – 30 Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) will be accepting regular submissions for all service levels during the show. All submissions will be sent to our office in […]

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Exonumia News – NGC Certifies Miguel Blay Fabrega Gold Award Medal

This exquisite gold medal serves as a testament to Fabrega’s talent as well as a unique piece of Spanish numismatic and artistic history Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has certified a rare and interesting Spanish National Exhibition of Fine Arts gold medal awarded to the famous Catalonian artist Miguel Blay Fábrega. Born in 1866, Fábrega is […]

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Coin Grading – NGC Baltimore Show Designation for Proof 2016-W Buffalo Gold $50

NGC will offer several designations for qualifying 2016-W Gold Buffalo $50 coins, including a special BALTIMORE SHOW RELEASES designation See other coins eligible for the BALTIMORE SHOW RELEASES designation The US Mint has confirmed that the Proof 2016-W Buffalo Gold $50 will be released on the first day (March 31) of the Whitman Baltimore Expo. […]

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Classic U.S. Coins – NGC Discovers Extremely Rare Dime

1796 JR-7 Variety is the Finer of Just Two Known Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified an extremely rare 1796 dime. A routine submission of early Bust silver coins, which included a well worn 1796 dime, for attribution under NGC’s VarietyPlus® service has furnished numismatics with its second-known example of a previously unique die marriage. […]

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NGC Releases Enhanced Census and US Coin Price Guide

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has launched a new and dramatically improved Census and US Coin Price Guide. Utilizing the latest technologies, the enhanced NGC Census and NGC US Coin Price Guide are faster and easier to use than ever before and now resize seamlessly across all devices including smartphones and tablets. Both resources are available […]

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NGC Offers Exclusive ANA Label at ANA World’s Fair of Money

An exclusive ANA label and pedigree will be available for qualifying coins submitted to NGC at the Chicago ANA in August. Special submission instructions must be followed. NGC, the official grading service of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) since 1995, will offer an exclusive ANA label at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Chicago, […]

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NGC Grades Second “NO P” 1987 China Gold 5 Yuan Panda

by  David J. Camire for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation In 1987 China struck Gold 5 Yuan Pandas with three mintmarks: P, Y and S. NGC has recently graded a second example of a Proof Yuan Panda with a missing mintmark…. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) recently graded a second example of a 1987 China Gold 5 Yuan Panda […]

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