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NGC-Certified Ancient and World Coins Featured in Monaco Sale

The October sale is offering over 300 NGC-certified world and ancient coins   Ancient and World Coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) are being featured in an Editions V. Gadoury sale, taking place in Monaco from October 30-31, 2020. Online bidding is now open. Among the most anticipated coins is a superb NGC-certified Italy […]

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Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1903-S Added S Morgan Dollar

A prominent area of discoloration around the mintmark is a sign that this Morgan Dollar is a counterfeit. Morgan Dollar Counterfeit By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …… The vast majority of the more than 1.2 million Morgan dollars struck at the San Francisco Mint in 1903 entered circulation, either immediately or as they were trickled out […]

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Finest-Graded Una and the Lion, Certified by NGC, Offered in MDC Monaco Sale

The finest graded example of the “Una and the Lion“, a coin that is at the zenith of British numismatics, is being offered in a European auction this month. Certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), the Great Britain 1839 Five Pounds shares the spotlight with several other NGC-graded British gold ultra-rarities in an MDC Monaco auction on […]

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Things to Remember About Rare Coin Auctions

Coin Auctions by Jeff Garrett from the NGC Weekly Market Report ……   Jeff Garrett shares his knowledge and expertise regarding bidding at rare coin auctions such as the upcoming FUN Heritage Auction. If you’ve never attended a rare coin auction or you need a refresher on how to prepare, read on for his excellent […]

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NGC Ancients Certifies Fabled ‘EID MAR’ Aureus of Brutus

Perhaps the most important and valuable Roman coin ever to be offered at auction — an ‘EID MAR’ aureus of Brutus in Mint State condition — has been certified by NGC Ancients, the world’s premier service for third-party authentication and grading of ancient coins. This remarkable example of one of the rarest ancient coins in […]

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Jeff Garrett: Fractional Gold Comes to Market

Collecting California fractional gold coins is a fascinating pursuit, as many of the coins are tangible links to one of the most exciting eras of American history   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… Next week, Heritage Auctions will be offering the Maurice Storck Collection. Storck was a coin dealer who was […]

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Stunning NGC-Certified Connecticut Coppers From Partrick Collection Being Sold

More than 500 Connecticut Coppers certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) from the Donald G. Partrick Collection are being offered for sale, representing an outstanding opportunity for collectors of post-Colonial US coinage. Bidding is now underway in a Heritage Auctions sale containing nearly all of them, with the auction scheduled to conclude on November 1, 2020. One […]

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Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1854-O Arrows Seated Liberty Half Dollar

Counterfeit 1854-O Arrows Seated Liberty Half Dollar Counterfeit Coins Profiled by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ………. Numerous issues, such as depressions, raised lines, porosity and die damage, presented plenty of evidence to prove this coin not genuine. The Coinage Act of 1853 reduced the weight of the silver half dime, dime, quarter and half dollar as […]

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The Bruce Morelan Collection – Lots You Need to Know: CoinWeek Streaming News

CoinWeek Streaming News is brought to you by NGC. For information about NGC’s current grading specials and services, as well as to look up certs, pricing information, and current populations, visit www.ngccoin.com. * * * On October 8, 2020, Legend Rare Coin Auctions will offer a selection of the finest early U.S. coins from the incomparable Bruce […]

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NGC-Certified 1907 High Relief Double Eagle Sells for $660,000 at Heritage Sale

An exceptional 1907 High Relief Double Eagle certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) realized $660,000 in the Heritage US Coins Signature Auction held from September 18-20, 2020. Several other NGC-certified coins realized six figures, demonstrating the robust demand for high-quality, vintage US coins graded by NGC. The top lot was a magnificent 1907 High Relief Wire Rim $20 […]

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Counterfeit Coin Detection – Australian Gold Sovereign of 1917 from the Perth Mint

by Max Spiegel, NGC …. NGC graders recently identified a fake 1917 gold sovereign with the “P” mintmark of the Perth Mint in Australia. The British sovereign is one of the world’s most famous gold coins. Named after an English gold coin struck until 1604, the modern gold sovereign has been issued by the United Kingdom […]

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The 1909-S VDB Lincoln Cent and How it Changed the Hobby: CoinWeek Streaming News

CoinWeek Streaming News is brought to you by NGC. For information about NGC’s current grading specials and services, as well as to look up certs, pricing information, and current populations, visit www.ngccoin.com. * * * CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan takes a deep dive into the 1909-S VDB Lincoln cent, the coin that changed American numismatics forever. Buoyed […]

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Jeff Garrett: US Gold Coins Coming Home

In the last few years, the amount of US gold coins arriving from overseas sources has risen dramatically   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… US gold coins have been a fascination of mine since the start of my career in the 1970s. Back then, there was a high demand and a […]

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NGC-Certified English Gold Coin Realizes Over $300,000 in Spink Sale

A rare English gold coin struck during the reign of Queen Anne and certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) realized over $300,000 – more than double its pre-auction estimate – in a Spink sale on September 15, 2020. A host of other NGC-graded coins also raced past their pre-auction estimates in the Stratos Sale of Spectacular English Gold […]

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Spectacular NGC-graded double eagle in the spotlight at Heritage sale

1907 High Relief Wire Rim Saint-Gaudens double eagle graded NGC PF-69 and pedigreed to the Tacasyl Collection. Hover to zoom

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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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Spectacular NGC-graded double eagle in the spotlight at Heritage sale

1907 High Relief Wire Rim Saint-Gaudens double eagle graded NGC PF-69 and pedigreed to the Tacasyl Collection. Hover to zoom

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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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Royal Mint Partners With NGC to Offer Certified Coins

The Royal Mint, the official mint of the United Kingdom, has partnered with Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), the world’s largest third-party coin grading service. For the first time, The Royal Mint will work directly with NGC to expertly grade and encapsulate portions of its unique product offerings, giving its customers and collectors more options than […]

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Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency 40 Recap: CoinWeek Streaming News

  CoinWeek Streaming News is brought to you by NGC. For information about NGC’s current grading specials and services, as well as to look up certs, pricing information, and current populations, visit www.ngccoin.com. * * * CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan breaks down five lots that you need to know about from the recently held Legend Rare Coin […]

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NGC-Certified English Gold Coins Showcased in Spink Sale

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has certified over 200 outstanding English gold coins that are now being offered in the Stratos Sale of Spectacular English Gold Coins by Spink on September 15, 2020. The sale includes phenomenal selections from several superb collections and represents one of the most prestigious offerings of English gold coins in years. The auction […]

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Jeff Garrett: Collecting US Pattern Coinage

Assembling a complete set of US Pattern coins is an impossible task, but there are several collecting strategies that make these fascinating coins more accessible and fun to pursue   US Pattern Coinage by Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… Years ago, Charles Anderson, owner of Whitman Publishing, began a collection of US […]

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Jim Bisognani: Early Fall Surprises in the Coin Market

With US, world, and ancient coins all in demand, the collecting options are endless   By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report …… As this article posts, another month has rolled around. Normally, September brings the heebie-jeebies to us in New England, as it means, with Labor Day behind us, summer is on her […]

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Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1893-O Morgan Silver Dollar

Posted by Ben Wengel, NGC Grader ……. A recent 1893-O Morgan Dollar submission was confirmed a counterfeit when NGC graders identified one telltale sign. Recently, a well made die struck counterfeit Morgan dollar dated 1893-O was found in a bulk deal while at NGC. While the piece was well made, it had one telltale diagnostic that made […]

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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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$20 Bill Changes Since 1976: CoinWeek Streaming News

CoinWeek Streaming News is brought to you by NGC. For information about NGC’s current grading specials and services, as well as to look up certs, pricing information, and current populations, visit www.ngccoin.com. CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan takes a survey of all of the different $20 bills that have been issued since roughly 1976. Quite a few signature […]

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NGC Releases Image Gallery, Video for Partrick Collection

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has updated its image gallery of the Donald G. Partrick Collection with more than 1,000 additional coins, tokens, and medals, giving numismatists the opportunity to explore this unparalleled collection of Colonial and early US coins. The Partrick Collection, entirely certified by NGC, includes some of the greatest rarities in all of […]

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Jeff Garrett: Consider Collecting Colonial Coins

The possibilities for collecting colonial coinage are as endless as the coins are fascinating   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… A few weeks ago, NGC announced that it had recently certified hundreds of additional colonial coins from the extraordinary collection assembled by Donald G. Partrick. NGC had certified about 350 colonial […]

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Heritage Auctions expects a gold rush for the “Original Goldbug” Collection by James Dines

1907 $20 High Relief, Wire Rim, PR-69 NGC. Hover to zoom

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Jim Bisognani: How Are New Highs for Gold Affecting the Coin Market?

Numismatic experts weigh in on the “gold rush” of 2020   By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report …… Gold trading above $2,000 is truly a significant milestone — one that finds the precious metal enjoying a huge amount of attention in the mainstream media. Many veteran numismatists knew this lofty summit would be […]

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Heritage Auctions expects a gold rush for the “Original Goldbug” Collection by James Dines

1907 $20 High Relief, Wire Rim, PR-69 NGC. Hover to zoom

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PMG Announces Two Certified Paper Money Labels in New Format

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) is now offering two attractive special labels that fully embrace its recently released fourth-generation holder and label design. One label features a waving US flag across the full length of the PMG label, bordered by blue holographic foil at the left and red holographic foil at the right. The other label […]

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An American First – NGC Celebrates the 2020 Colorized Basketball Coins

On August 28, the first colorized coins ever produced by the United States Mint are being released: a Basketball Hall of Fame 2020-S Colorized Half Dollar and a 2020-P Colorized Silver Dollar. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is offering a special attribution — First Colorized US Coins — to celebrate this historic innovation in US coinage. Along with the attribution, the […]

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NGC-Graded British Gold Rarities Top Heritage Auctions World Coin Sale

British coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) led the way at the Heritage Auctions World Coins & Ancient Coins Platinum Night Auction, held August 5, 2020. Highlighting NGC’s world and ancient coin grading services, most of the lots in the sale were certified by NGC, including 15 of the top 20 highest-grossing coins, as […]

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Jeff Garrett: The 2020 World’s Fair of Money That Never Was

The August sales that took place without the annual ANA show demonstrated a strong demand for quality coins   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… Last week should have been the highlight of my numismatic year. Every summer since 1974, I have attended the ANA World’s Fair of Money. The show is […]

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Limited-Edition 2020 Silver Eagles, “No Show” Pandas Offered by American Numismatic Association

2020 “No Show” Pandas Also Available   American Numismatic Association Living President Signature Labels Limited-edition 2020 American Silver Eagles certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) with original signatures from 16 living American Numismatic Association (ANA) presidents are being offered as a membership promotion for the nonprofit hobby organization. The program is made possible by the […]

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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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NGC Certifies Two Brasher Doubloons, Other Extreme Rarities From Partrick Collection

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified hundreds of additional selections from the incomparable collection of Donald G. Partrick. Incredibly, this stunning group of coins includes two Brasher Doubloons, fabled rarities that rank among the most prized coins in all of numismatics. The centerpiece of the Partrick Collection is undoubtedly the finest-known New York-Style Brasher Doubloon: […]

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NGC-Graded Key Date Double Eagles Each Realize Over $100K at Heritage Auction

Impressive key-date double eagles were among the 10 vintage US coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) that each realized over $100,000 at Heritage Auctions’ US Coins Signature Auction on August 4, 2020. They were led by a rare 1870-CC Liberty Head Double Eagle graded NGC AU 50 that realized $312,000 USD. It is one […]

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Eight PMG-Certified Paper Money Lots Each Realize Over $100,000 at Heritage Sale

An impressive eight lots certified by Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) each realized over $100,000 in the Heritage Auctions US Currency Signature Auction held on August 3, 2020. They included three uncut sheets from the outstanding Monarch Collection as well as five high-denomination Federal Reserve Notes. In fact, 23 of the top 25 lots were certified […]

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CoinWeek Streaming News: Franklin Half Dollar Full Bell Line Designations

CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan discusses Franklin Half Dollars in this CoinWeek Streaming News segment, sponsored by NGC. Franklin Half Dollars are a popular silver coin series that was produced by the United States Mint starting in 1948 and continuing until the tragic death of President John F. Kennedy in 1963. Each coin in the series […]

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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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World Coin Counterfeit Detection – 1928 South African Gold Sovereign

Counterfeit 1928 South Africa Gold Sovereign By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …….. A group of four 1928 South African Sovereigns was recently submitted to NGC all struck from the same world coin counterfeit dies. The gold sovereign is a coinage issue of Great Britain historically equal to one pound sterling. It was first struck from […]

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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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Jeff Garrett: Numismatics and the Precious Metals Boom

With gold and other metals continuing to soar in value, more attention is being paid to tangible assets, including rare coins   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… Precious metals–gold in particular–are in the news almost daily. This week, gold reached a new high of very nearly $2,000 USD per ounce. Prices […]

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Chinese ‘Spring Dollar’ Nets $660,000 at Heritage Sale

This Chinese ‘Spring Dollar’ realized a whopping $660,00 at auction. (Images courtesy Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.)
A China 1910 Yunnan silver dollar certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) realized a whopping 660,000 USD at a Heritage Auctions sale on June 12, 2020

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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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NGC Innovation dollar slab was to be part of cancelled American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money festivities

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Pittsburgh, PA — The August 4 to 8 ANA Convention cancellation disrupted plans that were already in place to enhance the weeklong event

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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 Innovation dollar slab was to be part of cancelled American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money festivities

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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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Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique 1977 Lincoln Cent on Aluminum Planchet

This Unique 1977 Aluminum Cent is either an intentionally made Mint Error on a leftover aluminum planchet from 1974-1975 or a pattern struck in aluminum   By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ……   This unique 1977 Aluminum Cent, struck on an aluminum planchet with a weight of 1.04 grams, was discovered and certified […]

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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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Jeff Garrett: Join a Numismatic Coin Club Fraternity

Love coin collecting? Make it official with a coin club membership Coin Clubs By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… One of the most impactful aspects of the COVID-19 crisis has been the amount of time individuals are spending online. People around the country are now shopping online who had resisted this trend […]

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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 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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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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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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Jeff Garrett: The Rare Coin Market and the Hobby Move Online

Markets are being tested by the COVID-19 crisis; so far, the rare coin market is passing   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… The internet has been one of the most significant driving forces for numismatics since the late 1990s. Indeed, the hobby has been forever changed by this amazing tool of […]

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Counterfeit Coin Detection – Altered 1856 Flying Eagle Cent

Altered Date 1856 Flying Eagle Cent 1856 Flying Eagle cents. By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……… Date alterations are the most common type of counterfeit seen . By 1856 the half cent and large cent denominations had become extremely unpopular. They hardly circulated since their large sizes were simply too cumbersome to be useful in commerce. […]

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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, 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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NGC certifies special releases from U.S. Mint reserves with 2020 West Point Mint hoard attribution

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Sarasota, Florida (June 30, 2020) — 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 U

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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, 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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NGC certifies special releases from U.S. Mint reserves with 2020 West Point Mint hoard attribution

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Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1912 Indian Head $10 Gold Eagle Coin

Counterfeit Coin Detection by Max Spiegel, NGC …..   The raised spikes at the rim of this 1912 $10 Indian Head Eagle are one detail collectors can use for counterfeit coin detection.   It is no surprise that United States gold coins have long been the target of counterfeiters. A wave of deceptive forgeries appeared […]

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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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Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1915-S Panama-Pacific Half Dollar

By Max Spiegel, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……… Tool marks, soft design details and dull surfaces help NGC graders identify a counterfeit coins, in this case a  1915-S Panama-Pacific Half Dollar. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Panama-Pacific Exposition, which was held in San Francisco in 1915 to celebrate the opening of the Panama […]

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NGC Registry featured set: U.S. National Parks

This month’s featured set belongs to Paul Kromm.
This month, we are excited to present the unique Kromm National Parks Proof Quarters by NGC Registry user Paul Kromm

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Magazine profiles renowned coin designer Joel Iskowitz

Joel Iskowitz designed the reverse of the 2019 Lowell Historical Park America the Beautiful quarter, among many others. Iskowitz signs certification labels for NGC

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Magazine profiles renowned coin designer Joel Iskowitz

Joel Iskowitz designed the reverse of the 2019 Lowell Historical Park America the Beautiful quarter, among many others. Iskowitz signs certification labels for NGC

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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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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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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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Viewpoint: Nugget News Story Should Be Relevant to Coin Collectors

By Dominic Cicio
I just read your article about NGC encapsulating Gold Rush nuggets in the May 5 issue of Numismatic News. Sunken treasure generally makes a good story, and authentic Gold Rush nuggets certainly bring the Old West to mind. Now, we know the nuggets were on the way to New York City, I can only guess that because NGC encapsulated the nuggets, it makes them a collectible?
If you told us that the nuggets were going to be melted down into planchets and then off to the Philadelphia Mint to make $20 Liberty Heads, it would tie into numismatics

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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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Former House Speaker Boehner Signs Emergency Eagle Inserts

Westminster Mint offers scarce emergency production 2020 silver American Eagles with John Boehner-autographed NGC inserts   A former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, the honorable John Boehner of Ohio, has personally signed inserts on a limited number of the scarce 2020 American Silver Eagles struck during the recent emergency production at the United […]

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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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NGC Attributes Tomaska Die Varieties for Franklin and Kennedy Half Dollars

A 1960 Franklin half dollar graded PR-67 in the new NGC holder attributing Tomaska die varieties. (Image courtesy NGC)
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, the firm announced May 12. Submitters can request the attribution for applicable coins through NGC’s VarietyPlus service

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NGC now attributing Tomaska die varieties for Franklin and Kennedy half dollars

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Sarasota, Florida (May 12, 2020) — 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

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NGC celebrates the 2020-S Basketball Hall of Fame Enhanced Finish half dollar

The NGC Basketball Celebration Special Label and Tip Off Releases Designation with the 2020-S Basketball Hall of Fame Enhanced Finish half dollar holdered reverse up (left) and the NGC Early Releases Label and Designation with the coin holdered obverse up (right). Hover to zoom

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CoinWeek Preview: Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ REGENCY 38 Sale

 Legend Rare Coin Auctions is conducting Regency Auction #38 on May 14th during a live webcast. CoinWeek breaks down several key lots from the sale and provides its commentary on lots you should know about. Lots discussed in this video: Lot 17: $1 1888-O SCARFACE. PCGS MS62 CAC This is a nice example of […]

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CoinWeek Preview: Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ REGENCY 38 Sale

   Legend Rare Coin Auctions is conducting Regency Auction #38 on May 14 during a live webcast. CoinWeek breaks down several key lots from the sale and provides its commentary on lots you should know about. Lots discussed in this video: Lot 17: $1 1888-O SCARFACE. PCGS MS62 CAC This is a nice example […]

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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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Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1924-S Buffalo Nickel

Counterfeit Buffalo Nickel By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……… The 1924-S Buffalo Nickel is a prime target for counterfeiters. In particular, sharp-eyed graders will pay close attention to additions or other alterations made to the mintmark. Prominent sculptor James Earle Fraser created an iconic design deeply rooted in Western Americana for the Buffalo […]

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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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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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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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Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique Dual Mint Mark Proof 1776-1976 S Bicentennial Quarter Overstruck on Denver Lincoln Cent

Unique Dual Mint Mark Discovery   By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… Upon closer examination of the understrike on the reverse of the quarter, Jon Sullivan of Sullivan Numismatics discovered and successfully matched up the “D” mint mark. The copper Lincoln cent was originally STRUCK IN DENVER prior to being overstruck by Proof […]

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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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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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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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Counterfeit Gold Coin Detection – Liberty Half Eagles

Counterfeit gold Coins -1907 Liberty Half Eagle Counterfeits Gold Coins  By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …… These counterfeit gold coins were found unexpectedly among a group of US coins freshly returned from Europe. It’s well known to collectors that most 19th and 20th Century US gold coins available to collectors today have “come back” from Europe. […]

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PNG Reappoints NGC, NCS and PMG as Official Grading and Conservation Services

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). PNG is a non-profit organization of numismatic professionals in the United States. Its primary mission is to make the hobby safe for […]

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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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Early Releases / First Releases period temporarily extended

The temporary extension will allow 45 days for a new coin issue to be submitted to NGC for these designations.
Updated 4/6/20: Due to continuing distribution and logistical delays as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, NGC has extended the Early Releases and First Releases submission period to 45 days (instead of the usual 30 days) for all new coin issues released through May 15

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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 and banknote markets strong amid global crisis

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Sarasota, Florida (April 1, 2020) — 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

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Counterfeit Coin Detection – Altered 1893-S Morgan Dollar

Counterfeit Coin Detection – A Genuine 1893-S Morgan Dollar Counterfeit Coin Detection By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ….. What’s the first place to look for Counterfeit Coin Detection when authenticating key date US coins? This month’s counterfeit detection feature answers that question by examining an altered 1893-S Morgan Dollar. When verifying the authenticity of a rare date […]

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NGC Update About Shipping Address Changes

The following is a reprint from a press release by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
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. During the current challenges brought by coronavirus (COVID-19), we are trying to be particularly accommodating of our collecting community

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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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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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Coin Dealers Helping Coin Dealers and Roundtable Trading extend collaboration with NGC, NCS, and PMG

Sarasota, Florida (March 30, 2020) — 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 PMG, will also continue to serve as the Official Conservation Service of both groups

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NGC and PMG named Official Grading Services of MA-Shops

Sarasota, Florida (March 26, 2020) — Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) and Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) have been named the Official Grading Services of MA-Shops, a 15-year-old online numismatic marketplace. In addition, Numismatic Conservation Services (NCS) has been named MA-Shops’ Official Conservation Service

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Jeff Garrett: Bidding at Auction , in Person and Online

The numismatic auction market is alive and well, with recent auctions proving its strength and resilience Numismatic Auctions By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… As I write this article, most rare coin professionals and collectors around the world are sheltered in trying to weather the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. However, most […]

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Gobrecht Silver Dollars – The Most Misunderstood Coin

1836 C. GOBRECHT name below base, stars in obverse field, plain edge. Die alignment: eagles flies level, coin turn and eagle flies level medal turn. Judd-58 By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation…. The Gobrecht Silver Dollar is a complicated yet fascinating series. At first glance many would think that the Gobrecht Silver Dollar series […]

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Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1896-S Barber Quarter

Counterfeit 1896-S Barber Quarter By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …..   The distinctive reed marks on Liberty’s neck help make this fake more recognizable. The Barber Quarter series has several low mintage key dates: the 1896-S, 1901-S and 1913-S are scarce in all grades and rare in higher grades. Of the three the […]

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Jeff Garrett: The Long and Short of Coin Collecting in Times of Uncertainty

Exercise patience and think long-term to avoid losses — and even make gains   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… There is no denying that we in America are currently consumed by media coverage of coronavirus. The slow drip of bad news accelerated last week when the stock market plunged due to […]

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NGC Counterfeit Detection: 1921 Peace Dollar

Among other problems, this fake is too thick to be a genuine example of this key date   By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …… In 1921, the United States was still reeling from the effects of World War I. Over 116,000 American serviceman lost their lives in what was then called The Great War. Due to […]

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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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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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NGC Gives Nod to Donna Weaver with Signature Label

A slabbed 2020 First “W” Mintmarked Jefferson nickel in NGC’s Donna Weaver Signature Label. (Image courtesy NGC.)
Donna Weaver, sculptor of the Return to Monticello nickel obverse (used 2016 to present) and designer of the 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame commemorative coin common reverse, is signing certification labels exclusively for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), the firm announced Feb

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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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Jeff Garrett: The Superstar $4 Stella, 1879-1880

These numismatic supernovas shine bright in the greatest collections   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… Very few United States coins inspire the awe and fascination of the 1879 and 1880 $4 gold coins, otherwise known as “Stellas”. These enigmatic coins are far beyond the financial reach of most collectors. But that […]

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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 1920 Wilson Dollar: A Counterfeited Rarity

An elusive medal represents a challenge for collectors of higher grades   By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …… The Wilson dollar was struck to commemorate the opening of the Manila Mint on July 6, 1920, which was the first and only US mint established outside the continental United States. The obverse is a well-executed bust of […]

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NGC signs exclusive Signature Label Deal with Donna Weaver, prolific U.S. Mint coin designer and sculptor

2020-W Proof nickel with the Donna Weaver NGC Signature Label.
Donna Weaver is the sculptor of the Return to Monticello Nickel obverse and the designer of the 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin reverse

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NGC Signs Exclusive Signature Label Deal With Donna Weaver – Mint Coin Designer and Sculptor

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is excited to announce that Donna Weaver, sculptor of the Return to Monticello Nickel obverse (used since 2016 to present) and designer of the 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin common reverse, is signing certification labels exclusively for NGC. The NGC Donna Weaver Signature Label is the perfect complement to […]

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Jeff Garrett: The Smithsonian National Numismatic Collection

An exhibit at the National Museum of American History showcases many legendary rarities   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… Spring is fast approaching. And for many, that means a trip to our nation’s capital to see the cherry blossoms and to visit the numerous free Smithsonian Museums. There will also be […]

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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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Noted numismatist Miles Standish designs Miss Liberty silver bullion coins

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(Idaho Falls, Idaho) February 14, 2020 — Fulfilling a long-time dream, well-known professional numismatist and award-winning author Michael “Miles” Standish has designed unprecedented one and two-ounce, colorized silver Proof coins, each depicting front and back renditions of the Statue of Liberty and the New York area skylines

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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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Item of the Week: The 1804 Gold Eagle

An 1804 Crosslet eagle. (Images courtesy Heritage Auctions)
The 1804 gold eagle is closely related to the famous 1804 silver dollar. There is one variety of the 1804 gold eagle that is actually tougher than the 1804 silver dollar but much less expensive, making the 1804 potentially one of America’s least-known rarities despite its famous date

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NGC Certifies Pattern Coins From Estate of US Mint Chief Engraver Charles Barber

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified five 19th-century US pattern coins that belonged to Charles E. Barber, the US Mint Chief Engraver from 1880 to 1917. A pattern coin is one that features a proposed design, composition or denomination. Three of the patterns were designed and sculpted by Barber, while the other two were executed […]

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NGC Celebrates First 2020-W Nickel

A special NGC attribution, as well as the NGC West Point Gold Star Label, are provided for no additional fee   The United States Mint has announced that a special 2020-W Proof nickel is included with all purchases of the 2020 United States Mint Proof Set, on sale February 27, 2020. This is the first […]

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NGC Ancients – Bronze Coinage of the Greek Kings of Ptolemaic Egypt

Choice and rare ‘Bronzes’ of ancient Egypt are eagerly sought by collectors By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… Egypt under the Greek ‘Ptolemaic‘ kings and queens produced a substantial coinage. In all metals, there are numerous designs, mint-designations and varieties that make the series both challenging and fascinating. In previous columns, we offered overviews of […]

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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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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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Jeff Garrett: Coin Collecting by Die Variety

Variety is the spice of life — and coin collecting   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… Over the last several months, a client of mine has taken a deep dive into collecting Morgan silver dollars. This client is quite studious and has spent considerable time learning the series. Every once in […]

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The 2016-W Silver Eagle From the West Point Mint Hoard Explained

By Bullion Shark LLC ……   The West Point Mint Hoard of Silver Eagles. In a surprise move, the United States Mint announced in late 2019 that it had sold 183,781 2016-W American Silver Eagles in a closed bid sale. What made this unusual is that before the announcement the collecting community was unaware that […]

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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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NGC signs exclusive Signature Label deal with award-winning coin designer Chris Costello

The Costello-designed 2019 America the Beautiful San Antonio Missions quarter reverse (NGC PF-70 Ultra Cameo) with Costello’s NGC Signature Label. Images by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation

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NGC signs exclusive Signature Label deal with award-winning coin designer Chris Costello

The Costello-designed 2019 America the Beautiful San Antonio Missions quarter reverse (NGC PF-70 Ultra Cameo) with Costello’s NGC Signature Label. Images by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation

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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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ANA and NGC to Launch ANA Registry

On Jan. 28, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) and Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) announced that they have partnered to launch the ANA Registry later this year, according to the American Numismatic Association.
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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American Numismatic Association and NGC to Launch ANA Registry

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. Founded in 1891, the ANA has approximately 25,000 members and is the only numismatic organization chartered […]

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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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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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NGC Introduces Poland Certification Label

On Jan. 21, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) announced that they had created a Poland Certification Label featuring the Republic’s colors and coat of arms, an accompaniment for the Mint of Poland’s innovative coin designs. This label is available for any common date, modern (1955 to date) Polish coin

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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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Jim Bisognani: FUN by the Numbers

At this year’s FUN Show, the Proof was in the pudding By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report …… The first few weeks of 2020 have already showcased major venues, allowing us to make a quick assessment of what the future holds for various numismatic markets. Out of the gate, the 65th annual FUN […]

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Counterfeit detection: 1863 Michigan Civil War Store Card

The counterfeit’s reverse (left) is compared to a genuine 1105-type reverse. Notice the mint luster and darker (pure copper) color of the genuine example, as well as superior detail

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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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Jeff Garrett: See You at the ANA Summer Seminar

There is no better numismatic education for new collectors, prospective dealers and professionals seeking to sharpen their skills   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… Last summer, I had the pleasure of spending nearly a week in Colorado Springs as an instructor at the annual American Numismatic Association (ANA) Summer Seminar. While […]

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Winners of NGC Grading Contest Announced

Nine of more than 100 contestants took home prizes in the Grading Contest presented by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) at the 2020 FUN Show from Jan. 9-11, 2020.
The number of participants, 103, was 15 more than last year when the event debuted as part of the annual show in Orlando, Fla

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NGC Certifies Hoard of New Orleans Mint Morgan Dollars

1882-O $1 graded NGC MS-65★ from the Great Southern Treasury Hoard
On. Jan. 13, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) announced that they had recently graded a hoard of 13,000 Morgan Silver Dollars from the New Orleans Mint

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CoinWeek Streaming News: 2020 America the Beautiful Quarter PROOF SET Released…

  The 2020 United States Mint release calendar continues at a busy pace this January with the release of the 2020 America the Beautiful Quarter Proof Set. In this CoinWeek Streaming News update, editor Charles Morgan discusses the set’s release and shows off two interesting items that he brought back from the 2020 Winter FUN […]

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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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Mint State 1899-CC Morgan Dollar Highlight at GreatCollections.com

By CoinWeek …. On Sunday, January 12, bidding ends on GreatCollections for this 1892-CC Morgan dollar graded MS-62 by NGC. The 1892-CC Morgan dollar is interesting in that most of the run was entered into circulation. Most other Morgan dollars struck by the Carson City Mint were not, and collectors would have to wait almost […]

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NGC Registry Award Winners

Each year, NGC recognizes the top collectors and collections in the NGC Registry. Ten winners were selected in each of their Best Classic Set and Best Modern Set categories along with five Best Presented Set winners, five Best New Set winners and six Custom Set winners. In addition, they named five winners in the Overall Achievement in Collecting category and three winners for Outstanding Collectors Journal

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Jim Bisognani: Ninth Annual Market Review – Part 2

In the second installment of the 2019 Numismatic Market Review, numismatists share insight on collecting in the new decade — on a budget, with big bucks and in a bull market Numismatic Market Review by Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report …… Welcome to 2020, my friends! In its first week, the new decade […]

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2020 U.S. First and Early Releases cutoff dates

First and Early Releases Overview
World First and Early Releases Cutoff Dates
To qualify for First Releases or Early Releases, all coins must generally be received by NGC or an NGC-approved depository on or before the Cutoff Date listed to be eligible for the First Releases or Early Releases designation.
Note: The Early Releases label will be the default for submissions, so be sure to request the First Releases label if applicable

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NGC, NCS and PMG Attending Torex Coin Show in Toronto, Canada

Representatives from NGC, NCS, and PMG will answer questions about the companies’ services, benefits and procedures at TOREX Numismatic Guaranty Corporation , Numismatic Conservation Services (NCS), and Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) will hand out information and answer questions at the TOREX Coin Show in Toronto, Canada. The TOREX event will take place February 22-23, 2020, […]

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NGC-certified China 1911 dragon pattern dollar estimated to realize at least $400,000 at NYINC auction

This China 1911 long-whiskered dragon pattern dollar graded NGC SP-65 is being offered at NYINC by Stack’s Bowers Galleries. It has an estimate of $400,000 to $500,000

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Jeff Garrett: The Challenges of Circulated Coinage

Take the scenic route when collecting circulated coins   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… The most common advice any experienced numismatist will dispense is “buy the best you can afford.” I have shared this particular nugget of wisdom many times myself. In practice, it usually means trying to decide if you […]

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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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Newly Identified Contemporary Counterfeit 1894-O Morgan Dollar

NGC’s discovery is the first reported counterfeit Morgan Dollar of this date Counterfeit Morgan Dollar Posted by Ben Wengel, NGC Grader and Attributor Recently, an 1894-O Morgan Dollar was examined in an invoice at NGC that was proven to be an unreported contemporary morgan dollar. Despite being a well-circulated piece, there were several distinct problems […]

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Jeff Garrett – A Christmas Miracle and Lessons Learned

A lost coin is found and lessons are learned in a numismatic holiday caper By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… Last week, I experienced one of the most amazing events of my 45-year numismatic career. While I have often said that every day in my profession is like the Antiques Roadshow, seldom […]

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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’  NGC Registry sets of GSA Hoard Morgan dollars at the 2020 Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Show in January.
Jack Kelly, who goes by Toneddollars in the NGC Registry, submitted his collection of toned GSA Hoard coins to NGC in October 2019 to be graded or re-graded. Most of the 100+ coins received a grade of NGC MS 65 or higher, and 48 coins earned NGC’s trademarked Star Designation (★) for exceptional eye appeal