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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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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 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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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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CCG Donates Money and Sends Supplies to Help Fight Coronavirus

On Jan. 11, The Certified Collectibles Group® (CCG®) donated money and sent supplies to help those affected by the novel coronavirus discovered in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.
CCG comprises seven of the world’s leading collectible services companies: Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®), Numismatic Conservation Services (NCS®), Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®), Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®), Classic Collectible Services® (CCS®), Authenticated Stamp Guaranty (ASG) and Collectibles Authentication Guaranty (CAG)

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CCG Donates Money, Sends Supplies to Help Fight Coronavirus

The Certified Collectibles Group® (CCG®) has donated money and sent supplies to help those affected by the novel coronavirus discovered in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. CCG comprises seven of the world’s leading collectible services companies: Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®), Numismatic Conservation Services™ (NCS®), Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®), Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®), Classic Collectible Services®® […]

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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, 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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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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NGC, NCS and PMG Appoint Taisei Coins as Official Submission Center in Japan

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®), Numismatic Conservation Services® (NCS®) and Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) have appointed Taisei Coins Corporation, a leading Japanese numismatics firm, as an Official Submission Center. The 50-year-old company based in Tokyo will accept collectibles to be submitted to NGC, NCS, and PMG. Taisei can also answer questions about the companies’ services 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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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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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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Success derives from coin collecting

Chet Krause
Are coin collectors more successful in life than noncollectors? I think they are, but I have no way to prove it.
This is a thought that has crossed my mind many times over the years, but news of the auction results of the Armstrong Family Collection made me think about it again.
Heritage Auctions pulled off a sale that realized $5,276,320 Nov

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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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CCG London Office to Open on September 10, 2018

The Certified Collectibles Group® (CCG®) will open its London office on September 10, 2018. Operated by NGC International UK Ltd.™ (NGC UK™), the office will accept submissions for five independent members of CCG: Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®), Numismatic Conservation Services® (NCS®), Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®), Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®) and Classic Collectible Services® (CCS®). The […]

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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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Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) – A Letter from Mark Salzberg

Mark Salzberg, chairman of Certified Collectibles Group [CCG] reflects on the highlights of 2017 and looks ahead to 2018 for NGC and PMG,. Dear Fellow Numismatists: As we conclude our celebration of NGC’s 30th anniversary, I look forward to the next chapter in our company’s history. We are in one of the most dynamic and […]

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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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CCG Launches Authenticated Stamp Guaranty (ASG)

The Certified Collectibles Group® (CCG®) is excited to announce the formation of its newest member company: Authenticated Stamp Guaranty™ (ASG™), a third-party authentication, grading and encapsulation service for collectible stamps. ASG is the sixth independent affiliate within CCG. The oldest and largest of the CCG companies is Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®), which was established in […]

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CCG Appoints Heritage Auctions UK an Official Submission Center

The world’s largest collectibles auctioneer will connect clients with the CCG companies’ services in London The Certified Collectibles Group® (CCG®) has appointed Heritage Auctions UK an Official Submission Center in the United Kingdom. Heritage Auctions UK office is located in London’s prestigious Mayfair district, just a short walk from Buckingham Palace. It was established earlier […]

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CCG Appoints Heritage Auctions UK an Official Submission Center

The world’s largest collectibles auctioneer will connect clients with the CCG companies’ services in London The Certified Collectibles Group® (CCG®) has appointed Heritage Auctions UK an Official Submission Center in the United Kingdom. Heritage Auctions UK office is located in London’s prestigious Mayfair district, just a short walk from Buckingham Palace. It was established earlier […]

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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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Hurricane Irma Update from NGC and Certified Collectibles Group

Sarasota, Florida, office did not sustain any damage and reopened as scheduled at 8:45am EST this morning. The Certified Collectibles Group (CCG) is grateful for all of the well wishes that have been sent from around the world as Florida awaited the arrival of Hurricane Irma. Our state-of-the-art headquarters in Sarasota, Florida, did not sustain […]

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Coin Grading Service Special Labels in the Postmodern Era

By David Schwager for CoinWeek ….. Buy the coin, not the slab. This is wise guidance, and a prudent collector needs to do more than read the numbers on a holder before deciding whether to buy. At the same time, it is accurate to say that a collector buys both the coin and the slab. […]

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Coin Grading Service Special Labels in the Postmodern Era

By David Schwager for CoinWeek …..   Buy the coin, not the slab. This is wise guidance, and a prudent collector needs to do more than read the numbers on a holder before deciding whether to buy. At the same time, it is accurate to say that a collector buys both the coin and the […]

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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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NCS Conservation: Special Concerns For Gold Coins

Although gold coins are less impacted by environmental effects than silver and copper coins, they are not completely impervious to such damage Even though gold is the most stable metal typically used to make coins, a gold coin or one that is mostly gold is not impervious to the perils of poor long-term storage. Problems […]

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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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World Paper Money – Unrecognized Countries and Their Currency, Pt 1: Africa

African Banknotes -A complicated history of independent states and their efforts to remain free from colonial rule There have been a litany of unrecognized countries over the last few centuries, and we will highlight a number of these nations in this two-part article series. As you will see, there is a complicated history of independent […]

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Consumer Alert – Use Caution to Avoid Gold, Silver Counterfeits Advises Professional Numismatists Guild

Beware of counterfeit vintage rare coins and fake modern gold and silver bullion items now being offered in the marketplace. Purchase only from reputable dealers, cautions the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG). The PNG is a nonprofit organization composed of many of the country’s top numismatic experts. Counterfeit 2012-dated American Eagle $50 denomination one-ounce gold bullion […]

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