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Jeff Garrett: The Power of Coin Photography

  High-quality digital photography has become a game-changer in numismatics   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… Most major players in the rare coin market have been concerned about the COVID-19 crisis’s impact on the US economy. However, numismatics has been flourishing during these challenging times. With so many staying at home […]

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ANS Adds Bronze Coinage to Ptolemaic Coins Online Research Tool

In 2018, the American Numismatic Society (ANS) launched Ptolemaic Coins Online (PCO) as part of the National Endowment for the Humanities-funded Hellenistic Royal Coinages project. Ptolemaic Coins Online is a new research tool that will ultimately provide wide access to the coins listed in the print volumes of Coins of the Ptolemaic Empire by Catharine […]

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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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Coin Photography: A Photo is Worth 1,000 Words (Except When It’s Not Enough)

A Guest Blog from Jenna Van Valen, photographer here at DWN. We’ve all heard the numismatic mantra, “Buy the coin, not the holder.” But what about those times we can’t view the coin in person? Surely we can’t all attend every convention, every auction, visit every dealer and view their inventory. We rely on dealers […]

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