Author Archive: Numismatic Guaranty Corporation

NGC was founded in 1987, and for coin grading, its opening heralded the introduction of a new standard of integrity. From the beginning NGC focused on only one objective, a standard of consistent and accurate grading. As NGC has grown to become the leader in third-party grading services, we have maintained a steadfast and uncompromising commitment to this standard. The knowledge, integrity and dedication of NGC's team of grading experts ensures you a level of grading consistency unparalleled among grading services. This record of consistency, built over the years, has helped to foster greater stability throughout the rare coin marketplace.

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US Coins – Distinct Varieties of 2015 $5 Gold Eagles Discovered by NGC

US Coins – Distinct Varieties of 2015 $5 Gold Eagles Discovered by NGC

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) graders have discovered two distinct edge varieties of 2015 $5 One-Tenth Ounce Gold Eagles: “Wide Reeds” and “Narrow Reeds.” The “Wide Reeds” variant displays the standard size edge reeding seen on prior years’ One-Tenth Ounce Gold Eagles. The second style, called “Narrow Reeds” by NGC, has much smaller and finer reeds […]

English Coins – 1910 George V Pattern Crown At Dix Noonan Webb

English Coins – 1910 George V Pattern Crown At Dix Noonan Webb

The 1910 George V Pattern Crown in gold is one of only two known specimens and is expected to sell for £80,000 to £100,000 at Dix Noonan Webb. A major numismatic rarity will be among the highlights of the auction of Ancient, British and World Coins, Tokens and Commemorative Medals to be held by Dix […]

NGC Image Archive Tops 10 Million Coins

NGC Image Archive Tops 10 Million Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® now has images of more than 10 million coins available for free on its website and smartphone app. These images, which show the obverse and reverse of an NGC-certified coin taken immediately after encapsulation, have proven to be a highly effective defense against counterfeit or tampered NGC holders. NGC began a long-term […]

World and US Coin Auctions – NYINC And FUN Usher In 2015 With A Bang

World and US Coin Auctions – NYINC And FUN Usher In 2015 With A Bang

By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report ……. Heritage FUN Delivers Record Number Of Million Dollar Coins in One Sale; NGC Certified Colonial Rarities Spearhead The Action. As the famous crystal ball dropped in Times Square announcing the New Year, the coin caravan was simultaneously being loaded up with a dazzling array of coins […]

Mark Salzberg, Chairman of the Certified Collectibles Group reviews the highlights of 2014 Coin Market and looks forward to 2015.

Mark Salzberg, Chairman of the Certified Collectibles Group reviews the highlights of 2014 Coin Market and looks forward to 2015.

Dear Fellow Numismatists:   The past year has been a particularly dynamic one for numismatics. Many major collections were sold or will soon be sold, modern coins continue an explosion in popularity and numismatics becomes increasingly global. At the forefront of these important developments is NGC. The year began with a week where more than […]

NGC 2015-W Proof Silver Eagle Special Designations

NGC 2015-W Proof Silver Eagle Special Designations

The 2015-W Proof Silver Eagle will go on sale Friday, January 2. Scroll to learn about NGC’s FIRST DAY OF ISSUE and FUN SHOW RELEASES special designations. The 2015-W Proof Silver Eagle will go on sale Friday, January 2—the first US Mint release of the new year. According to some news sources the coins will […]

NGC Ancients: Strike Quality Varies on Ancient Coins

NGC Ancients: Strike Quality Varies on Ancient Coins

by David Vagi, Director of NGC Ancients …….. The centering, evenness and strength of the strike can dramatically affect the appearance of an ancient coin. To the best of our knowledge ancient coins were struck the old-fashioned way – hand-hammered between two dies. Thus, the quality of strikes is inconsistent. The degree of variability is often […]

Bullion Coins: NGC has decided not to implement its 2015 Silver Eagle Express Purchase Program

Bullion Coins: NGC has decided not to implement its 2015 Silver Eagle Express Purchase Program

Distributed on behalf of the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …….. NGC 2015 Silver Eagle Submissions Update NGC has decided not to implement its 2015 Silver Eagle Express Purchase Program. There will be no change in policy from prior years. All submitters may submit 2015 Silver Eagles through the Early Bird Tier or higher (add $5 for […]

Pawn Stars Casting at NGC FUN Show Booth

Pawn Stars Casting at NGC FUN Show Booth

The Pawn Stars casting team will be at the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) booth #1617 at the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) convention on Friday, January 9, from 1 pm to 3 pm. Rick Harrison, the famous Pawn Star, will make a special appearance during the casting along NGC grading experts including NGC Chairman Mark Salzberg. […]

NGC and PMG offer special pedigrees for 2014 American $1 Coin and Currency Set

NGC and PMG offer special pedigrees for 2014 American $1 Coin and Currency Set

Submit 2014 American $1 Coin and Currency set for special COIN AND CURRENCY SET pedigree. Important Update: NGC will assign the “Enhanced Finish” designation to the 2014-D Sacagawaea Dollar from this set, which has sold out at the US Mint. The US Mint has sold out of the 2014 American $1 Coin and Currency Set, […]

NGC-Certified Newman Part V Achieves $10.4 Million

NGC-Certified Newman Part V Achieves $10.4 Million

  Highlights from the Heritage Auctions sale include a 1776 Brass “CURENCY” Continental Dollar graded NGC MS 62 and a 1785 Inimica Tyrannis Confederatio Copper graded NGC MS 63 BN. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has announced that the 965 NGC-certified Colonial, Territorial and Federal issues in Part V of the Eric P. Newman Collection have […]

NGC Certifies Kendall 1861 Confederate Half Dollar

NGC Certifies Kendall 1861 Confederate Half Dollar

On November 17, 2014, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) announced that it has recently graded one of the four extant original 1861 Confederate Half Dollars. Graded NGC PF 40, this important Confederate issue will be auctioned by Stack’s Bowers Galleries in March 2015 as part of a collection sold to benefit the Henry P. Kendall Foundation. […]

Learning to Grade Coins

Learning to Grade Coins

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. To fully appreciate a series or become a successful collector, understanding the basics of coin grading is very important. Not too long ago, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) concluded two weeks of educational seminars in Colorado Springs. These annual events, which are […]

NGC to Offer Free Coin Grading Evaluations at Mish International

NGC to Offer Free Coin Grading Evaluations at Mish International

Senior NGC graders Mark Salzberg and David Camire will perform free evaluations at the Mish International showroom on November 22. The showroom will also host a special lot viewing event for the upcoming Champion Macau Auction. Be sure to schedule your appointment soon! NGC’s Mark Salzberg and David Camire will be at Mish International’s Menlo […]

NGC-Certified Mexican 1538 8 Reales Silver Coin Sells for Record $587,500

NGC-Certified Mexican 1538 8 Reales Silver Coin Sells for Record $587,500

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has announced that an NGC XF 45 Mexico (1538)R 8 Reales of Spanish co-regents Charles and Joanna was recently sold for a record price of $587,500. Struck in Mexico City in 1538, it is one of only three known survivors of the first mintage of the 8 reales denomination in the […]

NGC Snags MLB License for Coin Label Inserts

NGC Snags MLB License for Coin Label Inserts

NGC follows up their partnership with the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum with an MLB License for Coin Label Inserts… NGC will encapsulate the National Baseball Hall of Fame commemoratives and other legal tender coins with attractive certification labels that feature a range of popular MLB trademarks. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has been […]

NGC Grades Special Release 2015 U.S. Marshals Service Commemorative Coins

NGC Grades Special Release 2015 U.S. Marshals Service Commemorative Coins

NGC offers collectors a first look at three of 2015’s U.S. Commemorative coins… Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has graded two sets of 2015 US Marshals Service 225th Anniversary commemorative coins released for a celebration ceremony on September 24, 2014. This is believed to be the first time the US Mint has issued coins during a […]

NGC has certified Newman Part V, which includes many extraordinary Early American coins and US gold rarities.

NGC has certified Newman Part V, which includes many extraordinary Early American coins and US gold rarities.

NGC has certified Newman Part V, which includes many extraordinary Early American coins and US gold rarities. NGC was once again enlisted to grade selections from the extraordinary collection of 103-year-old American numismatic researcher and writer Eric P. Newman. The fifth installment of the collection comprises nearly 1,000 coins and boasts a variety of exceedingly rare […]

NGC Grades Rare GSA Soft Pack Seated Liberty Dollar

NGC Grades Rare GSA Soft Pack Seated Liberty Dollar

This GSA Soft Pack 1864 Seated Liberty Dollar is only the second to have been graded by NGC. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has graded what is believed to be one of just a handful of Seated Liberty Dollars to have been packaged in a “GSA Soft Pack.” The 1864 Seated Liberty Dollar was purchased directly […]

Back in Black: NGC Black Retro Holder Returns

Back in Black: NGC Black Retro Holder Returns

NGC’s popular black Retro Holder will be available for select US coins from October 1 to December 31 while supplies last. Starting October 1, 2014, NGC will again offer its popular black Retro Holder and black label for the following US coins: Silver Eagles, Gold Eagles, Gold Buffaloes, Presidential Dollars, Sacagawea Dollars as well as […]

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

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

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

Coin Show Exhibits: NGC to Display Eckfeldt Family Archive Selections at ANA

Coin Show Exhibits: NGC to Display Eckfeldt Family Archive Selections at ANA

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) will display three medals and an 1803 Eagle certified by NGC as well as several Presidentially signed appointments from the Eckfeldt Family Archives at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Chicago, August 5-9, 2014. The Eckfeldts are well known to numismatists for their extensive history of employment with the US […]

NGC Grades Eric Newman Collection Part V

NGC Grades Eric Newman Collection Part V

Heritage will offer Eric Newman Collection Part V this fall… Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has graded the fifth installment of the extraordinary collection of 103-year old numismatic researcher and writer Eric P. Newman. The selections comprise nearly 1,000 coins and boast a variety of exceedingly rare and high grade US Colonial, Territorial and Federal issues. […]

Kennedy Anniversary Commemorative News: NGC Labels Announced

Kennedy Anniversary Commemorative News: NGC Labels Announced

The recently announced Kennedy Half Dollar 50th anniversary commemorative coins will receive a special large-size NGC label when submitted for encapsulation, according to the Sarasota, Florida-based company. The US Mint has announced seven new commemorative coins that will mark the 50th anniversary of the popular Kennedy half dollar. The new coins are: 1964-2014-W High Relief […]

NGC Ancients Headline Heritage Auctions’ Chicago ANA Sale

NGC Ancients Headline Heritage Auctions’ Chicago ANA Sale

NGC Ancients take center stage at August’s ANA Sale…. NGC-graded world and ancient coins highlight Heritage Auctions’ first-ever World and Ancient Coins Platinum Night Auction. The sale, which will be held August 8 at the ANA’s World’s Fair of Money in Chicago, has a particularly strong selection of NGC- graded ancient coins. Ancient coin collectors […]

The Lissner World Coin Collection: An American Connoisseur

The Lissner World Coin Collection: An American Connoisseur

Assembled over the last 40 years, the Robert L. Lissner Collection features over 2,000 world coins of exceptional quality, rarity and pedigree.  Classical Numismatic Group, Inc., of Lancaster, Pennsylvania and London, England, and St. James’s Auctions Ltd. (Knightsbridge Coins), of London, England, in association with M. Louis Teller of Encino, California, are pleased to announce […]

Chinese Coins: It’s a Panda, Panda, Panda World!

Chinese Coins: It’s a Panda, Panda, Panda World!

By Peter Anthony – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation With more than 600 different Panda coins and many other varieties, Chinese coins tempt collectors of all levels. Pandas, Pandas, Pandas! Images and symbols of Pandas are all around us. You can drive a Panda car or get money at a Panda Bank. There are Panda pots and pans, […]

Million Dollar Handshakes in the Rare Coin Industry

Million Dollar Handshakes in the Rare Coin Industry

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. In the rare coin industry, a coin dealer’s word is one of his most valuable assets. Around this time of year my bank requires an annual review of my credit line. They want my last two years of tax returns both personally and corporately. I […]

NGC-certified Eric P. Newman Collection, Part IV Realizes $11 Million

NGC-certified Eric P. Newman Collection, Part IV Realizes $11 Million

Eric P. Newman Collection, Part IV beats pre-sale estimates; takes in $11 Million “The Eric P. Newman sales are without a doubt the most important US auctions of the last decade, if not of all time,” said Mark Salzberg, chairman of NGC. “We are honored that EPNNES has again entrusted NGC to certify selections from […]

NGC Authenticates Newly Reported Gobrecht Brass Hub Reduction

NGC Authenticates Newly Reported Gobrecht Brass Hub Reduction

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has authenticated a previously unreported brass hub reduction produced at the United States Mint from an eagle designed by famed US Mint Engraver Christian Gobrecht. A hub reduction represents a transitional piece between the sculpted model and the hub used to create coining dies. This square piece came to NGC in […]

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