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United Kingdom: Partnership announced between Royal Mint and NGC to offer certified coins

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The Royal Mint, along with the American-based Numismatic Guaranty Corporation, have announced (15th September) the formation of a partnership to offer coin collectors and investors encapsulated, authenticated, and graded products from the Royal Mint’s portion of new releases

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United Kingdom: Partnership announced between Royal Mint and NGC to offer certified coins

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The Royal Mint, along with the American-based Numismatic Guaranty Corporation, have announced (15th September) the formation of a partnership to offer coin collectors and investors encapsulated, authenticated, and graded products from the Royal Mint’s portion of new releases

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NGC expands ASF Special Label to Innovation dollars

A 2020-S Maryland Innovation dollar and a 2019-S New Jersey Innovation dollar, both holdered reverse up with the ASF special label. Hover to zoom

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PCGS will grade historic colorized United States Mint coins

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2020 Basketball Hall of Fame coins will be a first for the Mint
(Santa Ana, California) — August 26, 2020 — Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) will grade and have special insert labels for colorized 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame clad half dollars and silver dollars, the first colorized coins to ever be officially issued by the United States Mint

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PCGS will grade historic colorized United States Mint coins

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2020 Basketball Hall of Fame coins will be a first for the Mint
(Santa Ana, California) — August 26, 2020 — Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) will grade and have special insert labels for colorized 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame clad half dollars and silver dollars, the first colorized coins to ever be officially issued by the United States Mint

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PCI Silver Eagles versus PCI Morgan dollars, Part II

In my last column, I noted how I purposely sent two PCI Morgan dollars with specific PCI Silver Eagles bearing similar toning and patterns, testing PCGS to see if it would cross over the Morgans.
My “Economy” submission came back with graded Eagles and DNC (Did Not Cross) Morgan dollars, as depicted in the photo below

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PCI Silver Eagles versus PCI Morgan dollars, Part II

In my last column, I noted how I purposely sent two PCI Morgan dollars with specific PCI Silver Eagles bearing similar toning and patterns, testing PCGS to see if it would cross over the Morgans.
My “Economy” submission came back with graded Eagles and DNC (Did Not Cross) Morgan dollars, as depicted in the photo below

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The ESM Collection of Large Cents realizes over $4.6 million at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries August Rarities Night sale

1793 Wreath cent S-NC-3 Strawberry Leaf, PCGS VG-10, Parmelle Collection. Hover to zoom

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NGC Registry featured set: USA-Philippines

This month’s featured set belongs to coin928.
This month, we are delighted to share the striking and detailed NGC Registry set, USPI-Complete, USA-Philippines, 1903-1945, Complete, Including Varieties by coin928

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NGC Registry featured set: USA-Philippines

This month’s featured set belongs to coin928.
This month, we are delighted to share the striking and detailed NGC Registry set, USPI-Complete, USA-Philippines, 1903-1945, Complete, Including Varieties by coin928

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The ESM Collection of Large Cents realizes over $4.6 million at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries August Rarities Night sale

1793 Wreath cent S-NC-3 Strawberry Leaf, PCGS VG-10, Parmelle Collection. Hover to zoom

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PCGS 50 Days of Summer Specials loaded with hot deals

Professional Coin Grading Service Offering a Variety of Limited-Time Submission and Grading Discounts, Other Specials
(Santa Ana, California) August 5, 2020 — Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is rolling out many exciting offers for those who submit and grade their coins, banknotes, medals, and tokens through September 22, 2020. These valuable limited-time deals include free return shipping and major discounts for add-on services

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PCGS Quarter Quest winners split $2,000 prize for finding 2020-W U.S. Virgin Islands quarter

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Two Collectors Receive Grand Prize for Finding First 2020-W U

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PCGS Quarter Quest winners split $2,000 prize for finding 2020-W U.S. Virgin Islands quarter

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Two Collectors Receive Grand Prize for Finding First 2020-W U

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PCGS 50 Days of Summer Specials loaded with hot deals

Professional Coin Grading Service Offering a Variety of Limited-Time Submission and Grading Discounts, Other Specials
(Santa Ana, California) August 5, 2020 — Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is rolling out many exciting offers for those who submit and grade their coins, banknotes, medals, and tokens through September 22, 2020. These valuable limited-time deals include free return shipping and major discounts for add-on services

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PCI Silver Eagles versus PCI Morgan dollars

I have been collecting PCGS Silver Eagles for more than six years, marveling at their toning. You can see my PCGS Showcase set by clicking here

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NGC Collectors Society Elite members enjoy many benefits

A Gold Buffalo with the NGC Tatanka Special Label and a Silver Eagle with the NGC Silver Eagle Label and Black “Retro” Holder, all available exclusively to bulk submitters. Images by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation

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NGC Collectors Society Elite members enjoy many benefits

A Gold Buffalo with the NGC Tatanka Special Label and a Silver Eagle with the NGC Silver Eagle Label and Black “Retro” Holder, all available exclusively to bulk submitters. Images by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation

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PCI Silver Eagles versus PCI Morgan dollars

I have been collecting PCGS Silver Eagles for more than six years, marveling at their toning. You can see my PCGS Showcase set by clicking here

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NGC introduces “Early Production” designation for early Mint strikes

A 1996 American Silver Eagle with the Early Production designation and a 2012-S American Silver Eagle with the Early Production, Struck in 2011 designation. Images by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation

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NGC introduces “Early Production” designation for early Mint strikes

A 1996 American Silver Eagle with the Early Production designation and a 2012-S American Silver Eagle with the Early Production, Struck in 2011 designation. Images by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation

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NGC certifies a Ceremonial Strike Basketball Hall of Fame Proof silver dollar

Sheryl Swoops, Tom Uram, and Julius Erving at the Ceremonial Strike event.
During the ceremony, numismatic dignitaries and basketball greats struck their own dome-shaped Basketball Hall of Fame Proof silver dollars

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NGC-certified key date Double Eagle among highlights in Heritage August U.S. coins sale

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An 1870-CC $20 graded NGC AU-50 has already reached six figures weeks before the auction ends

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NGC-certified key date Double Eagle among highlights in Heritage August U.S. coins sale

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An 1870-CC $20 graded NGC AU-50 has already reached six figures weeks before the auction ends

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NGC certifies a Ceremonial Strike Basketball Hall of Fame Proof silver dollar

Sheryl Swoops, Tom Uram, and Julius Erving at the Ceremonial Strike event.
During the ceremony, numismatic dignitaries and basketball greats struck their own dome-shaped Basketball Hall of Fame Proof silver dollars

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NGC certifies a Ceremonial Strike Basketball Hall of Fame Proof silver dollar

Sheryl Swoops, Tom Uram, and Julius Erving at the Ceremonial Strike event.
During the ceremony, numismatic dignitaries and basketball greats struck their own dome-shaped Basketball Hall of Fame Proof silver dollars

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NGC certifies a First Strike Ceremony Basketball Hall of Fame Proof silver dollar

Sheryl Swoops, Tom Uram, and Julius Erving at the First Strike Ceremony.
During the ceremony, numismatic dignitaries and basketball greats struck their own dome-shaped Basketball Hall of Fame Proof silver dollars

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CCG hiring world-class sports card experts

If you are knowledgeable and passionate about sports cards, now is your opportunity to build the new leader in third-party grading.
Sarasota, Florida (July 7, 2020) — The Certified Collectibles Group (CCG) is hiring world-class sports card experts to lead a new service dedicated to expert and impartial certification of sports cards and memorabilia

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CCG hiring world-class sports card experts

If you are knowledgeable and passionate about sports cards, now is your opportunity to build the new leader in third-party grading.
Sarasota, Florida (July 7, 2020) — The Certified Collectibles Group (CCG) is hiring world-class sports card experts to lead a new service dedicated to expert and impartial certification of sports cards and memorabilia

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NGC, NCS, and PMG announce Official ANA Grading and Conservation Services Special Event, July 27 to August 7

Sarasota, Florida (June 24, 2020) — 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

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PCGS confirms new 1795 Flowing Hair half dollar variety

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First major variety discovery of that early half dollar date in nearly a century
(June 30, 2020; Santa Ana, California) — Professional Coin Grading Service (www

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PCGS confirms new 1795 Flowing Hair half dollar variety

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First major variety discovery of that early half dollar date in nearly a century
(June 30, 2020; Santa Ana, California) — Professional Coin Grading Service (www

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NGC, NCS, and PMG announce Official ANA Grading and Conservation Services Special Event, July 27 to August 7

Sarasota, Florida (June 24, 2020) — 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

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The 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Program is off the bench and NGC is ready to play

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Sarasota, Florida (May 26, 2020) — After delaying the planned April release of the 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame commemorative coins due to the coronavirus, the U

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Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency Auction 38 shows that, even in lockdown, rare coin market is robust

1879-O Liberty Head $20, PCGS AU-53, Blue Hill Collection Pedigree. Hover to zoom

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Counterfeiting battles continued in May

Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation is working with fraud victims and federal law enforcement agencies
(Fallbrook, California) May 26, 2020 — A fraudulent advertisement for bullion coins on Facebook, fake encapsulation holders, and requests for expert help from federal agencies kept the nonprofit Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF) busy during May 2020.
One of the 10 fake American Silver Eagles sold to an unsuspecting victim who responded to an unsolicited advertisement on Facebook

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The 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Program is off the bench and NGC is ready to play

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Sarasota, Florida (May 26, 2020) — After delaying the planned April release of the 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame commemorative coins due to the coronavirus, the U

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Counterfeiting battles continued in May

Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation is working with fraud victims and federal law enforcement agencies
(Fallbrook, California) May 26, 2020 — A fraudulent advertisement for bullion coins on Facebook, fake encapsulation holders, and requests for expert help from federal agencies kept the nonprofit Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF) busy during May 2020.
One of the 10 fake American Silver Eagles sold to an unsuspecting victim who responded to an unsolicited advertisement on Facebook

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Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency Auction 38 shows that, even in lockdown, rare coin market is robust

1879-O Liberty Head $20, PCGS AU-53, Blue Hill Collection Pedigree. Hover to zoom

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PCGS considers additional members-only shows to offset COVID-19 effects

The following announcement is a message on May 5, 2020, from Brett Charville, President of Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS).
The numismatic hobby, like seemingly every other part of our lives, finds itself at a crossroads

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PCGS considers additional members-only shows to offset COVID-19 effects

The following announcement is a message on May 5, 2020, from Brett Charville, President of Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS).
The numismatic hobby, like seemingly every other part of our lives, finds itself at a crossroads

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A letter from Mark Salzberg

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Sarasota, Florida (May 4, 2020) — My Friends and Colleagues in the Collectibles Community: I have been in the collectibles industry for more than 40 years

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A letter from Mark Salzberg

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Sarasota, Florida (May 4, 2020) — My Friends and Colleagues in the Collectibles Community: I have been in the collectibles industry for more than 40 years

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British rarities rank among the 100 Greatest Modern World Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation announced in April 2020 that its London affiliate, NGC UK, has certified a 1952 British penny. If an American collector focuses only on U

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British rarities rank among the 100 Greatest Modern World Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation announced in April 2020 that its London affiliate, NGC UK, has certified a 1952 British penny. If an American collector focuses only on U

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ANA School of Numismatics offers seminar in Pittsburgh

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) is offering an educational course through its Florence Schook School of Numismatics, held in conjunction with the Pittsburgh World’s Fair of Money. “Intermediate Grading of U

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ANA School of Numismatics offers seminar in Pittsburgh

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) is offering an educational course through its Florence Schook School of Numismatics, held in conjunction with the Pittsburgh World’s Fair of Money. “Intermediate Grading of U

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PCGS California office has resumed operations

Dear valued collectors and customers,
We’re happy to announce that PCGS is re-opening the operations of our Orange County, California office.
For decades, as the only publicly traded (NASDAQ: CLCT) third-party grading service, and the undisputed market leader in coin grading, PCGS’ slogan has been, “PCGS: The Standard for the Rare Coin Industry

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PCGS California office has resumed operations

Dear valued collectors and customers,
We’re happy to announce that PCGS is re-opening the operations of our Orange County, California office.
For decades, as the only publicly traded (NASDAQ: CLCT) third-party grading service, and the undisputed market leader in coin grading, PCGS’ slogan has been, “PCGS: The Standard for the Rare Coin Industry

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NGC gives submitters easy access to high-resolution raw coin images

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Sarasota, Florida (April 14, 2020) — Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has made it significantly 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

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PNG reappoints NGC, NCS, and PMG as its Official Grading and Conservation Services

The companies’ long relationship with the Professional Numismatics Guild is built on a shared mission to make the hobby safe for collectors and investors.
Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), Numismatic Conservation Services (NCS), and Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) are pleased to announce that they have been reappointed as the Official Grading and Conservation Services of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG)

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Important note about shipping address changes

NGC, PMG, and CGC will make every effort to accommodate requests to change a return shipping address, but these requests must be made before the shipment leaves our facility.
Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), Paper Money Guaranty (PMG), and Certified Guaranty Company (CGC) strive to provide the best possible services to all submitters at all times

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2020 Basketball Hall of Fame coin designer Donna Weaver signing labels exclusively with NGC

Nothing but net: Donna Weaver’s design for the reverse of the 2020 basketball coins captures the essence of the game.
Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) is proud to announce that Donna Weaver, the designer of the U

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Rare Georgia Gold Rush coin brings record $480,000 in Atlanta

A rare Georgia Gold Rush-era Templeton Reid $2.50 denomination gold coin made in 1830 was sold at auction in Atlanta for a record price of $480,000 by Kagin’s, Inc

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Kagin’s offering stunning NGC-certified collection of Hart’s Coins of the Golden West

1911 Alaska gold dollar — Parka Head, Hart’s Coins of the Golden West, graded NGC Token MS-66. Images by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation

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NGC offering special ANA designation and label for 2020 Proof Set coins submitted at the National Money Show

A 2020-S half dollar and 2020-W nickel with the NGC Atlanta ANA Releases designation and label. Hover to zoom

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The Goldberg’s Pre-Long Beach Auction, February 16-19, 2020, featuring the Douglas F. Bird Collection, the Great Pacific Collection, the Nancy and Bryan Collection, the Widok Collection, and more

The Goldberg’s Pre-Long Beach Auction featuring the Douglas F. Bird Collection, the Great Pacific Collection, the Nancy and Bryan Collection, and the Widok Collection will take place February 16, 2020, at the Intercontinental Los Angeles Century City

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Coin designer Jamie Franki signs exclusive PCGS Signature Label deal

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(February 10, 2020) — Coin designer Jamie Franki has signed an exclusive deal with Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) to hand autograph label inserts for certified coins bearing his designs

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NGC at Long Beach Expo

NGC is accepting regular submissions in Long Beach.
NGC will be accepting regular submissions for all service levels* at the Long Beach Expo, at the Long Beach Convention Center from Thursday, February 20 through 11:00 a

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Ninth Uncirculated example of 1999/2000 Libertad mule discovered

Although it has been minted for almost 40 years, the Mexican Silver Libertad is a series that continues to see the discovery of scarce variety and error coins, including just recently the ninth Uncirculated example of the rare 1999 with the obverse of the 2000 one-ounce mule.
In 2000 the Banco de Mexico replaced the obverse Libertad design that previously depicted the Mexican coat of arms by itself with a new design showing that emblem along with prior versions encircling it

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Ninth Uncirculated example of 1999/2000 Libertad mule discovered

Although it has been minted for almost 40 years, the Mexican Silver Libertad is a series that continues to see the discovery of scarce variety and error coins, including just recently the ninth Uncirculated example of the rare 1999 with the obverse of the 2000 one-ounce mule.
In 2000 the Banco de Mexico replaced the obverse Libertad design that previously depicted the Mexican coat of arms by itself with a new design showing that emblem along with prior versions encircling it

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ANA and NGC to launch ANA Registry

Colorado Springs, Colorado (January 28, 2020) — The American Numismatic Association (ANA) and Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) have partnered to launch the ANA Registry later this year.
The ANA is the country’s largest nonprofit coin-collecting organization, as well as one of the oldest and most prestigious

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ANA and NGC to launch ANA Registry

Colorado Springs, Colorado (January 28, 2020) — The American Numismatic Association (ANA) and Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) have partnered to launch the ANA Registry later this year.
The ANA is the country’s largest nonprofit coin-collecting organization, as well as one of the oldest and most prestigious

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Magnificent Fenton Collection of New Zealand coins headlines New York International Numismatic Convention auction

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(January 18, 2020) — A collection of rare and popular New Zealand coins certified by the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is turning heads at the New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) this week, where it will be offered for sale by Stack’s Bowers Galleries on January 18, 2020

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NGC-certified British coin with $200,000 estimate tops CNG’s NYINC auction

This Great Britain 1831 gold crown graded NGC PF-62+ Ultra Cameo has an estimate of $200,000. Hover to zoom

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2020-W Proof Silver Eagle NGC special designations and labels

The 2020-W Proof Silver Eagle with the NGC Early Releases designation and label and with the NGC First Releases designation and West Point Mint Gold Star Label. Hover to zoom

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NGC accepting submissions at NYINC

Stop by the NGC table at the New York International Numismatic Convention.

NGC will be accepting regular submissions for all service levels* at the New York International Numismatic Convention, at the Grand Hyatt in New York, NY, on Thursday, January 16 to 11:00 a

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Expert to offer consultations at NGC booth at FUN Show

Renowned numismatist Mark Salzberg will offer free collector consultations at the NGC booth.
NGC will be offering free one-on-one consultations with a renowned numismatist at the NGC booth (#104) at the FUN Show

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Expert to offer consultations at NGC booth at ANA show

Renowned numismatist Mark Salzberg will offer free collector consultations at the NGC booth.
NGC will be offering free one-on-one consultations with a renowned numismatist at the NGC booth (#104) at the FUN Show

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NGC to hold coin-grading contest at the 2020 FUN Show

Collectors and dealers can compete for prizes and recognition at the Orlando convention.
Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) is excited to announce that it will hold a coin grading contest at the 2020 Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Show in Orlando, Florida

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Unprecedented $50 million Gold Eagles Tyrant Collection exhibit at February Long Beach Expo

Graded PCGS MS-66+, this 1795 13 Leaves variety $10 gold coin is the finest known and one of the many highlights in the unprecedented $50 million “Eagles of The Tyrant Collection” exhibit at the February 2020 Long Beach Expo. (Photo credit: Professional Coin Grading Service)

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Rare 1856-S/s quarters discovered in amazing S.S. Central America treasure

This 1856 large “S” over small “s” mint mark quarter dollar, now graded PCGS EF-45, is one of nine examples of the elusive variety recently discovered in the treasure recovered from the fabled “Ship of Gold,” the S.S

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Bowers on collecting: A favorite coin

While poking around in my safety deposit box the other day, I paused to look at one of my favorite coins. I bought this in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries auction at the Whitman Coin Expo in March 2012, where it was described as follows:
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PCGS launches exclusive CAC Set Registry program

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November 25, 2019 — Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) has announced new PCGS CAC Set Registry composites (sets), which will permit collectors to build collections of PCGS-graded coins that have been awarded a seal of approval from Certified Acceptance Corporation (CAC)

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Key date coins, the 2019-S Enhanced Reverse Proof, and the future of American Silver Eagles: An interview with Eric Jordan

Eric Jordan, who has degrees in engineering and business, started as a collector of classic American issues like Prooflike Morgan dollars in the 1980s, but in the 1990s discovered he would not be able to complete that set and that indexed to inflation his collection had “leveled out or worse.” His attention then shifted to “the radical drop in high-end modern coin mintages” and the “low-risk opportunity they presented,” as he wrote in his well-received book, Modern Commemorative Coins (Krause, 2010)

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Two NGC-certified double eagles soar at Stack’s Bowers Rarities Night

1856-O Liberty Head double eagle graded NGC AU-53 that realized $264,000 (USD). Hover to zoom

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The Ultimate Collection of Rattlers and Old Holders: GreatCollections to auction important time capsule of certified coins

(November 12, 2019)  Irvine, California — GreatCollections is pleased to announce the Ultimate Collection of Rattlers and Old Holders.  The collection comprises nearly 100 certified coins that were graded in the early years of PCGS and NGC and have resided with one owner ever since

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PCGS announces new dual encapsulation of U.S. Mint serialized COAs alongside 2019 Reverse Proof American Silver Eagles

An artist’s rendition of the new PCGS dual encapsulation of a 2019 Reverse Proof American Silver Eagle and accompanying United States Mint certificate of authenticity. Hover to zoom

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PCGS announces exclusive APMEX partnership to offer new bullion FirstStrike service for 2020

(November 13, 2019) — Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) has partnered with APMEX, the largest online retailer of precious metals, to offer an exciting new product geared toward bullion enthusiasts beginning in 2020. It combines APMEX’s popular MintDirect products with desirable PCGS FirstStrike certification eligibility

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PCGS announces new dual encapsulation of U.S. Mint serialized COAs alongside 2019 Reverse Proof American Silver Eagles

An artist’s rendition of the new PCGS dual encapsulation of a 2019 Reverse Proof American Silver Eagle and accompanying United States Mint certificate of authenticity. Hover to zoom

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Bowers on collecting: To certify or not to certify, that is the question

I have been part of a recent discussion as to whether early American medals should be certified by PCGS or NGC when they are offered at auction.
This is a conundrum

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Bowers on collecting: To certify or not to certify, that is the question

I have been part of a recent discussion as to whether early American medals should be certified by PCGS or NGC when they are offered at auction.
This is a conundrum

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NGC accepting submissions at Whitman Winter Expo

NGC will be accepting regular submissions for all service levels* at the Whitman Baltimore Winter Expo, at the Baltimore Convention Center from Thursday, November 14 through 11:00 a.m

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Low mintage 2019-S Enhanced Reverse Proof Silver Eagle NGC special labels and designations

2019-S Enhanced Reverse Proof Silver Eagle with the San Francisco label and First Releases designation (left) and with the Early Releases label and designation (right). Hover to zoom

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Low mintage 2019-S Enhanced Reverse Proof Silver Eagle NGC special labels and designations

2019-S Enhanced Reverse Proof Silver Eagle with the San Francisco label and First Releases designation (left) and with the Early Releases label and designation (right). Hover to zoom

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U.S. coin designer Emily Damstra signs exclusive PCGS signature label deal

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(Santa Ana, California) — Emily Damstra, a natural science illustrator and current U

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NGC-certified Continental dollar realizes $180,000 at Heritage auction

1776 Continental dollar, graded NGC MS-65, realized $180,000.
Pewter coin from the founding of the United States is graded NGC MS-65

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NGC-certified 1776 Continental dollar a highlight of Heritage sale in Dallas

Heritage Auctions is offering the high-grade rarity in October 17-19 event.
A 1776 Continental dollar graded NGC MS-65 is among the coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) that are expected to draw high bids at an October 2019 sale presented in Dallas by Heritage Auctions, the collectibles auction powerhouse

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All-time finest Morgan dollars set will be sold intact

(Woodland Hills, California) October 10, 2019 — The all-time finest collection of Morgan silver dollars that was publicly revealed for the first time earlier this year now is being offered for sale intact. Known as The Illinois Set, the collection is ranked all-time finest in five different circulation strike Morgan dollar categories in the popular PCGS Set Registry

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NGC special labels for 2019-S Limited Edition Proof Set with .999 silver coins

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NGC will offer special labels for coins in the eight-coin, super-silver Proof set

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More than one Oak Tree shilling to be found at the Whitman Baltimore Winter Expo

From Stack’s Bowers Galleries
The Noe-13 1652 Oak Tree shilling is among the scarcest varieties from the Massachusetts silver series. It is typically found in heavily worn condition and often with surfaces problems

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More than one Oak Tree shilling to be found at the Whitman Baltimore Winter Expo

From Stack’s Bowers Galleries
The Noe-13 1652 Oak Tree shilling is among the scarcest varieties from the Massachusetts silver series. It is typically found in heavily worn condition and often with surfaces problems

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NGC-certified Seated Liberty half dollar mint error realizes over $50,000

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The nearly 150-year-old coin, which was struck on a wrong-size planchet, was sold by GreatCollections

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PCGS grades elusive 1830 large

1830 $5 PCGS PR-62.
Unique example crosses from competing grading service’s PR-63 holder to PCGS PR-62
Rare coins are stars in their own right, but the 1830 Proof $5 gold half eagle is in a class all by itself

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PCGS grades elusive 1830 large

1830 $5 PCGS PR-62.
Unique example crosses from competing grading service’s PR-63 holder to PCGS PR-62
Rare coins are stars in their own right, but the 1830 Proof $5 gold half eagle is in a class all by itself

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Show report: September Long Beach Expo

The third and final Long Beach Expo for 2019, held on September 5-7, closed out the year with some memorable moments.
The world’s most valuable private coin collection, The Tyrant Collection, had a large and beautiful brightly lit display, showcasing over 400 different coins from the Tyrants of the Seine selection including examples dating from 59 B

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Record-breaking 1975 No S Proof dime quickly re-sold for $516,000

Auction purchase by Mitch Spivack, MonsterCoinMart’s Justin Spivack, and Steven Heller bought days later by avid collector
September 16, 2019 — The most valuable United States modern coin ever sold at auction, a 1975 Proof No S dime, changed hands twice in less than a week, both times for record prices.
The finer of the two known 1975 Proof dimes without the San Francisco “S” mint mark was jointly purchased on September 6, 2019, for $456,000 by modern coin specialist Mitch Spivack along with his son, Justin, owner of MonsterCoinMart in Orange County California, and with collector Steven Heller also as a partner on the deal

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CAC coins bring premiums in August 2019

CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in two official auctions at the ANA Convention near Chicago, one of the two most important events of the year.
Here are 10 examples which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed:

On August 13, Stack’s Bowers auctioned a CAC-approved MS-65 grade 1904 $20 gold coin for $3,840

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CAC coins bring premiums in August 2019

CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in two official auctions at the ANA Convention near Chicago, one of the two most important events of the year.
Here are 10 examples which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed:

On August 13, Stack’s Bowers auctioned a CAC-approved MS-65 grade 1904 $20 gold coin for $3,840

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Veteran U.S. Mint official Jon Cameron joins NGC program of hand-signed labels

Jon J. Cameron’s 41 years of civil service also included time as an executive with the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and the Federal Reserve System

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Veteran U.S. Mint official Jon Cameron joins NGC program of hand-signed labels

Jon J. Cameron’s 41 years of civil service also included time as an executive with the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and the Federal Reserve System

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First Native American in space will autograph NGC labels

John Herrington was a Mission Specialist on a 13-day Space Shuttle mission, becoming the first enrolled member of a Native American tribe to fly in space.
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)

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PNG urges dealers and collectors to “preserve the past” and offers to assist victims of coin doctoring

(Temecula, California) September 3, 2019 — As part of its ongoing efforts to combat “coin doctoring,” the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) is urging dealers and collectors to respect the heritage and historical significance of all coinage to preserve the past as best as possible. PNG also is offering to assist anyone who suspects he or she unwittingly purchased a doctored coin

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Are there any surviving 1964-D Peace dollars?

Price guides don’t appear to agree on the value of individual coins, and what’s more, many times dealers are asking prices that disagree even further. Is it really that difficult to put a value on a coin?
We like to, what a coin dealer recently called “commoditize”, the value of individual coins. Eye appeal is perhaps the most challenging part of grading and pricing a coin, but understand each coin needs to stand on its own regardless of how we may categorize it

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S.S. Central America sunken treasure gold dust now in grand format, certified five-ounce holders

California Gold Rush gold dust housed in elegant PCGS holders
August 29, 2019 — Historic sunken gold treasure, initially discovered by 49ers during the heydays of the California Gold Rush and untouched in the miners’ goldfield packets for more than 160 years, is now available in grand format PCGS-certified holders each containing five ounces of the precious metal. All of the gold dust was recovered from the fabled “Ship of Gold,” the S

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CAC coins bring premiums in July 2019

In addition to faring well in Internet sales during the month of July, CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in a live auction at a FUN Convention in Florida. Here are 10 examples, which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries sets record for most valuable modern U.S. coin

Santa Ana, California (August 28, 2019) — The Stack’s Bowers Galleries official auction of the 2019 ANA World’s Fair of Money set several records for United States coinage earlier this month in Rosemont, Illinois. Among these was lot 5231 of their Rarities Night session, a 1964 Kennedy half dollar produced as part of an unreported Special Mint Set (SMS) and certified SP-68

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Accidental early release of 2019-W San Antonio quarters surprises lucky collector and PCGS

Coin surprisingly discovered in Texas a week before official release
(Santa Ana, California) August 23, 2019 — Even though the 2019 America the Beautiful series San Antonio Missions National Historical Park quarter-dollars were not scheduled to be released into circulation until August 26, a lucky collector in Texas unexpectedly discovered rolls of them — including two coveted West Point mint mark examples — a week early.
He submitted the 2019-W San Antonio quarters to Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) for certification

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U.S. Proof rarities to be featured in the Stack’s Bowers 2019 ANA auction

Santa Ana, California (August 1, 2019) — Stack’s Bowers Galleries is thrilled to present an impressive selection of United States Proof coinage as part of their official auction of the 2019 American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money. Featured in the sale are complete sets of Proof Shield nickels and Proof Barber half dollars, as well as a nearly complete set of Proof Trade dollars, among many other Proof rarities

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Five things to know about the ANA show

NGC and PMG have some exciting news for those attending the World’s Fair of Money in Chicago.
If you’re attending the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Chicago August 13-17, here are five things to know:
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Coins and medals released at Chicago ANA show: Special NGC labels and designations

NGC has various designations and labels available for the coins and medals being released at the World’s Fair of Money in Chicago in August 2019. Special submission instructions must be followed

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CAC coins bring premiums in June 2019

In addition to faring well in Internet sales during the month of June, CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in a live auction at a Long Beach Expo in California. Here are 10 examples, which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed

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NCS conservation highlights

Here are a few NCS conservation highlights from July.
Numismatic Conservation Services (NCS) uses a variety of proprietary techniques to remove harmful surface contaminants, stabilize and protect a coin’s surfaces and, in many cases, improve a coin’s eye appeal

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Extremely rare Apollo 11-flown gold Robbins medal, certified by CAG and NGC, highlights third Armstrong Family Collection sale

Other rarities include pieces of the Wright Flyer and other special items flown to the moon.
An extremely rare gold medal that traveled with the astronauts on the famous Apollo 11 mission to the moon highlights a July 16-18 auction that coincides with the mission’s 50th anniversary

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Extremely rare Apollo 11-flown gold Robbins medal, certified by CAG and NGC, highlights third Armstrong Family Collection sale

Other rarities include pieces of the Wright Flyer and other special items flown to the moon.
An extremely rare gold medal that traveled with the astronauts on the famous Apollo 11 mission to the moon highlights a July 16-18 auction that coincides with the mission’s 50th anniversary

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First public exhibit of recently discovered, rare 1854-S $5 at ANA show

Historic, Gold Rush-era San Francisco half eagle will be featured in museum showcase display courtesy of ANA Governor Brian Hendelson
(Rosemont, Illinois) June 24, 2019 — The fourth known 1854 San Francisco Mint Liberty Head half eagle, discovered just last year and subsequently sold at auction for $2.16 million, will be publicly exhibited for the first time during the American Numismatic Association Chicago World’s Fair of Money, August 13-17, 2019

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Three lucky collectors get PCGS rewards for finding West Point Mint Guam quarters

June 17, 2019 — The thrill of the hunt and the happiness of rewards continue with three more lucky coin finders in the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) Quarter Quest.
The latest three bounty winners, one each from Georgia, Kentucky, and Utah, were the first to discover and submit to PCGS for authentication and grading examples of the new 2019-W War in the Pacific National Historical Park quarters

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CAC coins bring premiums in May 2019

In addition to faring well in Internet sales during the month of May, CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in auctions in New Orleans and Baltimore. Here are 10 examples which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed

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PCGS certifies one of the finest-known 1879 $4 Flowing Hair Stellas

(Santa Ana, California) — One of the finest-known 1879 $4 Flowing Hair Stellas is now in a Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) Gold Shield holder.
Previously graded PF-67*CA, the coin, which is one of the most sought after among collectors, was graded PR-67CAM by PCGS and now resides in the most trusted holder in the industry

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Beware of grossly overpriced gold coins, cautions Professional Numismatists Guild

(Temecula, California) May 28, 2019 — If you’re purchasing modern precious metals coins strictly for their silver, gold. or platinum content, beware of significantly overpaying simply because the coins may be housed in fancy holders or accompanied by autographs of celebrities or the coins’ designers, cautions the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG)

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Regency Auction 32 results prove that top quality reigns supreme in the current market

(Lincroft, NJ) — Legend Rare Coin Auctions presented their 32nd Regency Auction, conducted as the official auction for the PCGS Members Only Show in New Orleans. Featuring over 630 lots, this auction included a separate session for silver dollars, held Wednesday, May 15, while type coins and gold were offered on Thursday, May 16

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NGC accepting submissions at Long Beach Expo in June

Drop off your submissions at the NGC booth.
NGC will be accepting regular submissions for all service levels* at the Long Beach Expo, at the Long Beach Convention Center from Thursday, June 6 through 11:00 a

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CAC coins bring premiums in April 2019

In addition to faring well in Internet sales during the month of April, CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in a live auction near Chicago. Here are 10 examples which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed

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NGC accepting submissions at Whitman Summer Expo

Stop by the NGC booth in Baltimore and drop off your submissions.
NGC will be accepting regular submissions for all service levels* at the Whitman Summer Expo, at the Baltimore Convention Center from Thursday, May 23 through 12:00 noon on Saturday, May 25, 2019

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NGC creates multi-coin holder for 2019-W cents

Bulk submitters can order this special holder for attractive and convenient display.
The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has created a version of its Small Multi-Coin Holder to encapsulate three U

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More lucky collectors get PCGS rewards for finding West Point mint mark quarters

April 18, 2019 — Three lucky Florida residents, one in New Smyrna Beach and a husband and wife in Orlando, are the latest winners in the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) Quarter Quest to discover specific West Point Mint quarter dollars and be the first to submit them to PCGS for authentication and grading.
“They were the first to send in examples of the just-released 2019-W Northern Mariana Islands’ American Memorial Park quarters

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PCGS produces exclusive Buzz Aldrin hand-signed labels for Apollo coins

(Santa Ana, California) — The Astronauts Memorial Foundation (AMF) has expanded its partnership with the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) to offer an exclusive label hand-signed by Apollo 11 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin for select Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coins.
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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

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Letters to the Editor (April 2, 2019)

What is the origin of this Moon Landing Coin & Stamp Commemoratives set?
Mystery coin & stamp set
I hope you can help me. I have three sets of the Moon Landing Coin & Stamp Commemoratives pictured here. I was told by a friend of mine that the post office issued these sets

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NGC highlights in Stack’s Bowers’ Spring auction in Baltimore

1879 Flowing Hair $4, graded NGC PF-65 Ultra Cameo.
An 1879 Flowing Hair Stella and an 1851 Humbert
are among the highlights

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Bowers on collecting: Collecting Civil War tokens

Last week I said this, on the personal side:
At the age of 80, I am selling my extensive collection of Civil War patriotic and store card tokens via e-mail catalogs. Included are tokens from under $100 to unique Gem rarities in the thousands of dollars

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CAC coins bring premiums at FUN auction in Orlando

The official auction of the FUN Convention was conducted by Heritage during the middle of January at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. CAC-approved coins brought substantial premiums over coins of the same date, type, and certified grade sold at the auction or previously

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CAC coins bring premiums at FUN auction in Orlando

The official auction of the FUN Convention was conducted by Heritage during the middle of January at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. CAC-approved coins brought substantial premiums over coins of the same date, type, and certified grade sold at the auction or previously

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Bowers on collecting: Collecting Civil War tokens

Last week I said this, on the personal side:
At the age of 80, I am selling my extensive collection of Civil War patriotic and store card tokens via e-mail catalogs. Included are tokens from under $100 to unique Gem rarities in the thousands of dollars

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The Astronauts Memorial Foundation to partner with Apollo 13 astronaut and American hero Fred Haise to offer PCGS-graded Apollo 11 coins

Apollo 11 coins will have inserts hand-signed by Haise
PCGS has graded and encapsulated a limited number of Apollo 11 50th Anniversary commemorative coins on behalf of The Astronauts Memorial Foundation.
The coins provided to PCGS are from AMF’s limited allocation of Launch Ceremony products and feature an insert with a hand-signed signature from Apollo 13 astronaut Fred Haise

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CAC coins bring premiums in December

CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in a live auction in Beverly Hills and in Internet sales during December. Here are 10 examples which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed

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Viewpoint: Grading system needs linear steps

By Paul Richards
Years ago, I was an active shirt-pocket coin dealer, and I wrote an article about the grading services and about the 70-point coin grading scale.
The original article was published by Coin World, and its subsequent criticism caused me to drop the subject completely. Now, 15 years later, it may be time to dredge it up again!
The article proposes a new “linear” 32-point grading scale in contrast to today’s “non-linear” 70-point scale

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Viewpoint: Too late for 100-point grading scale

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By Bill Fivaz
Wow! I hope my good friend Ron Guth loves to fish, because he has opened up a big can of worms! Dipping his toe into the water and proposing a dramatic change from the current 70-point grading system to that of 100 points has prompted a tremendous and very divisive discussion – which is great! It shows that people are interested in the well-being of the hobby and are taking the time to voice their opinion

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CAC coins bring premiums in September

CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in auctions in California and Internet sales during September. Here are 10 examples which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed

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NGC-graded California gold energizes Heritage U.S. Coins Auction in October

Two NGC-certified rarities from the Gold Rush era are set to sell for six figures
Two NGC-certified California gold “slugs” from the 1850s are bringing excitement to Heritage Auctions’ U.S

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CAC coins bring premiums in August

CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in the Heritage and Stack’s-Bowers auctions at the ANA Convention in Philadelphia. Also, CAC coins continued to bring substantial premiums in Internet sales by GreatCollections

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Innovative 100-point coin grading scale created by Ron Guth

(San Diego, California) September 17, 2018 — Award-winning author, researcher, and professional numismatist Ron Guth of Expert Numismatic Services, Inc. in San Diego, California has created the Guth 100-Point Coin Grading Scale, a new numerical grading scale that he believes will benefit collectors

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Counterfeit detection: Special edition — reprocessed steel cents

Make sure you don’t get fooled by these pennies, which are not eligible for NGC certification.
In the United States during World War II, numerous changes were made in order to support the war effort

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2018-W American Palladium Eagle Proof: Collectors vs. speculators

The most eagerly anticipated coin of the year, the 2018-W American Palladium Eagle Proof one-ounce coin, was launched by the U.S

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Heritage Auctions 2018 World’s Fair of Money preview: U.S. coins

The ANA­ World’s Fair of Money is traditionally among the largest coin shows organized in the United States. This year, it is being held in Philadelphia, PA, from August 14 to 18

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Historic 1794 dollar and Silvano DiGenova going “home” to Philadelphia For ANA show

(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) August 8, 2018 — It will be a Philadelphia “homecoming” at the ANA 2018 World’s Fair of Money for one of the finest known surviving examples of a 1794 Flowing Hair silver dollar. It’s also the homecoming for the person exhibiting that historic coin, Silvano DiGenova, President of Tangible Investments, Inc

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Stack’s Bowers 2018 World’s Fair of Money preview: Rarities Night

In this second preview article for the various auctions held during the World’s Fair of Money in Philadelphia, PA, this month, we will take a look at some of the highlights of U.S

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Stack’s Bowers 2018 World’s Fair of Money preview: U.S. currency and paper money

The World’s Fair of Money, held this year in Philadelphia, PA, is considered the major numismatic event in the United States. This week-long happening attracts collectors and dealers from around the world, and with it come a number of auctions held by various auction companies offering thousands of different numismatic items

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Historic Brasher Doubloon and New York coppers in PCGS exhibit at ANA Philadelphia show

(July 26, 2018) — One of the legendary 1787 gold Brasher Doubloons and seven of the finest known 1780s New York colonial era copper coins will be displayed together for the first time in an educational exhibit hosted by the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) at the American Numismatic Association 2018 Philadelphia World’s Fair of Money, August 14-18.
“The lettering and some design elements of all seven of these distinguished coins are punch linked, and each of these coins is an important part of early American history and numismatics

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CCG launches Collectibles Authentication Guaranty (CAG); Armstrong Family Collection certified

CAG preserves the provenance of collectibles tied to prominent people, such as the first person to walk on the moon.
The Certified Collectibles Group (CCG) has launched its seventh member company: Collectibles Authentication Guaranty (CAG), an expert and impartial certification service that works directly with collectors, estates, artists, and museums to preserve the authenticity and provenance of artifacts, memorabilia, and estate items at the source

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“Most beautifully toned gold coin” recovered with SS Central America treasure

“Supernova” Double Eagle will be publicly displayed for the first time at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Philadelphia
(July 23, 2018) — Named the “Supernova,” an 1857-S Double Eagle with unique, mind-blowing toning was among the thousands of U.S

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NGC certifies unique “Mint cancelled” error coin

This 2007-D Washington quarter was originally struck on a Sacagawea $1 planchet before being cancelled by the U.S

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Strong demand for latest SS Central America treasure

The Ship of Gold is sailing quickly. A total of 2,935 U

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David Lawrence Rare Coins and D.L. Hansen acquire the “King of American Coins”

David Lawrence Rare Coins, on behalf of Dell Loy Hansen, acquired one of the 15 known examples of the world-famous 1804 Draped Bust dollar, known as the “King of American Coins,” for $2.64 million via the Heritage Auctions event on June 14th, hosted by the Long Beach Coin Expo

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Bowers on collecting: Conservation, toning, and more

Last week I invited readers to a forum about labeling coins with “cleaned,” “environmental damage,” “artificial toning,” and the like. Notations such as this on holders severely damage the value of coins

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Bowers on collecting: Conservation, toning, and more

Last week I invited readers to a forum about labeling coins with “cleaned,” “environmental damage,” “artificial toning,” and the like. Notations such as this on holders severely damage the value of coins

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Spectacular PCGS-certified Morgans command record prices in Sotheby’s Auction

The recent Sotheby’s Historic Coins and Medals Auction in New York set new price records with Morgan silver dollars certified by the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) for authenticity and grade.
“The six most valuable coins sold in the auction were graded by PCGS, and a total of 86 of the 100 coins in the complete Morgan dollar set offered by Sotheby’s were certified by Professional Coin Grading Service

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Bowers on collecting: Invitation to a forum!

Next week in this column I plan to discuss “cleaning,” “artificial toning” and “conservation” of coins. I invite readers, including those who grade or certify coins for a living, to send me an e-mail with your thoughts at *protected email*

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Legend’s largest auction shatters records in New Orleans

Anchor collections attract largest number of bidders in firm’s history
(Lincroft, NJ—May 18, 2018) Nearly double the number of lots in a typical Regency Auction, Legend’s 26th Regency, held over two days in New Orleans attracted the largest number of viewers, registrants, and bidders in the firm’s history. Directly leading to an explosion of activity prior to and during the live auction sessions

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PCGS experts spot deceptively altered colonial rarity

A drastically but deceptively altered 1792 Washington Eagle “cent” submitted to Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) underscores the alarming skills of some so-called “coin doctors” and why it is essential to have rare coins expertly and independently examined.
Detective work by PCGS experts proved the recently submitted early American coin had been deceivingly repaired since it was offered in auctions between 1966 to 2013 to remove a hole, alter re-engraving and change the coin’s color to give it a radically new appearance

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NGC confirms discovery of fourth known 1854-S $5

A coin that a New England man originally thought was a counterfeit has been authenticated by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) as only the fourth known 1854-S Liberty Head Half Eagle.
“It’s like finding an original Picasso at a garage sale

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Comparing and contrasting coin collecting with Pokémon card collecting

After hearing time and time again that my old Pokémon cards from the ’90s might be worth some money these days, I decided to go through my collection. Despite holding several first-edition cards, I was immediately presented with a problem that is wholly absent from the hobby of coin collecting

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Last chance Roosevelt dime: When to give up on grading

Coin collecting is a lot like gambling when you get lucky — as I did with this spectacular 1964 Roosevelt dime — won with a $27 bid in Capitol Coin Auction and which graded MS-67+, worth $750.
Here’s how it looked in the Proxibid auction:
Here’s the PCGS certification:

After that jackpot experience, I was intent on finding other high-grade Roosevelt dimes, believing I had the Midas-hobbyist touch

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Auction overview: NGC label flubs, PCGS yellow inserts, worst online buy, and more!

Every now and then I spot issues that might interest Coin Update viewers. Each of these coins, holders, and numismatic tidbits are not worth an entire column — but certainly can pique your interest — especially if you bid online in portals like Proxibid and Hibid

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First 2018 Long Beach Heritage Auctions preview

The first of three annual Long Beach expositions is coming up again and will be held at the Long Beach convention center from February 22nd to 24th. In conjunction with the show, Heritage Auctions organizes one of their signature auctions of U

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The great coin swap: Get wise about online buys

I am so discouraged by unethical practices on eBay, Proxibid, Hibid.com and other Internet venues that I am going to disclose a trick here that should discourage anyone from overbidding anymore on “unopened” Mint and Proof sets

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Sky-high rainbow toned eagles: Bid carefully

Three years ago on this site, I warned bidders to snatch toned American silver eagles, especially PCI-rainbow ones, before prices skyrocketed. The post was subtitled “Get ‘Em While You Can

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Grading Uncirculated Peace dollars

You would think that a coin as large as the Peace dollar, with generous fields, would be easier to grade than most other denominations. But that’s not the case, as they tend to rank as one of the most difficult to grade because so much more than the condition of devices plays a key role in ascertaining a final grade that, perhaps, is not even the final word since so much here is subjective

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PCGS produces special World War I Centennial Silver Dollars and Service Medals Program labels

(Newport Beach, California) — The Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is offering a special label for 2018 World War I Centennial Silver Dollars and Service Medals. This includes the option to holder both the Proof dollar and Proof medal in a two-coin holder

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PCGS unveils new Gold Shield level of service

(Newport Beach, California) — The Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) has rolled out PCGS Gold Shield Service, replacing PCGS Secure Service, effective since January 1, 2018.
PCGS Gold Shield retains the process and function of PCGS Secure in that it checks coins that come through PCGS Gold Shield against a vast proprietary imaging database

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Five things to know about the FUN Show

Free evaluations and a grading contest are among the show’s highlights.
The Florida United Numismatists (FUN) show is Thursday, January 4 to Sunday, January 7, 2018, at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida

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Can you pass the no-bid coin test?

Below you will find a dozen screen shots of problem coin lots that a knowledgeable hobbyist would never bid on. Can you identify the issue on the coin, label, flip, or description?
I’ll provide a hint with each sample

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