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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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 […]

NGC Grades 30 Millionth Coin, First Grading Service to Reach Milestone

NGC Grades 30 Millionth Coin, First Grading Service to Reach Milestone

First coin certification service to reach this significant milestone On April 15, 2014, Sarasota, Florida-based Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) announced that it has graded its 30 millionth coin this week and is the first third-party coin grading service to reach this important milestone. There has been extraordinary demand for NGC certification in world markets — as well […]

Smithsonian & NGC Preserve National Numismatic Collection

Smithsonian & NGC Preserve National Numismatic Collection

Smithsonian Preserves National Numismatic Collection Through NGC Encapsulation of International Coins. The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History today announced the completion of a second project to increase the long-term preservation of the National Numismatic Collection housed at the museum through protective coin holders. The 100 coins recently encapsulated are some of the rarest and […]

Coin Collecting: Changing Trends in Numismatics-A Brief History

Coin Collecting: Changing Trends in Numismatics-A Brief History

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. The market for modern coins has exploded in the last decade. Coin collecting habits in the United States have continued to evolve since the hobby became popular in the late 1850s. Large cents became sought-after when the large format was discontinued. Many […]

NGC Grades Benchmark Collection of Australian Coins

NGC Grades Benchmark Collection of Australian Coins

Graded by NGC, the Benchmark Collection, stands as the most significant set of Australian pre-decimal coinage ever assembled. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified the superb Benchmark Collection, a complete set of Australian pre-decimal coins. The collection includes a number of finest known examples and important rarities as well as several previously undocumented varieties. The […]

NGC has Expanded CrossOver Service to include MS70, PF70 and SP70 Coins

NGC has Expanded CrossOver Service to include MS70, PF70 and SP70 Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), the world’s largest third-party coin grading and authentication service, has announced that it will now accept CrossOver submissions of coins graded MS 70, PF 70 and SP 70. NGC’s CrossOver service allows PCGS-certified coins to be submitted to NGC for grading without removing them from the holders. If NGC assigns the […]

NGC Grades Newman Colonials

NGC Grades Newman Colonials

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified more than 600 American Colonial and Pre-Federal coins, tokens and medals from the outstanding collection of Eric P. Newman. Assembled over a period of more than 90 years, the selections include a number of extremely rare and high grade specimens that have not been seen publicly for many decades. […]

Goldberg’s Auction Closes a Record-Breaking January for Rare Coin Industry

Goldberg’s Auction Closes a Record-Breaking January for Rare Coin Industry

Posted by Jim Bisognani for NGC Market Report ……… Pre-Long Beach Sales Tally Nearly $28 Million. Big Apple Hosts Major Sales After Long Beach Not within my memory has a year bolted out of the gate with such numismatic strength, vigor and excitement. We are just one month into the year and major auctions have already reeled in over […]

NGC Expands Star Designation to World Coins

NGC Expands Star Designation to World Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has announced that world coins will be eligible for its popular NGC Star Designation® ★ starting February 1, 2014. The NGC Star Designation identifies coins with exceptional eye appeal, including vibrant, colorful toning or intense luster. Eye appeal is considered to be a coin’s most subjective attribute, but the introduction of the NGC […]

NGC, NCS and PMG Open Hong Kong Submission Center

NGC, NCS and PMG Open Hong Kong Submission Center

The Certified Collectibles Group (CCG) has announced the opening of a submission office in Hong Kong. Located in the fashionable Harbour City area, the fully staffed office will accept submissions for NGC®, NCS® and PMG®, coordinate shipping, provide complete insurance coverage, and offer customer support. Tru Tran, the Regional Sales Manager for CCG in Hong Kong, […]

Trio of NGC-Certified Coins Break $1 Million Each at FUN

Trio of NGC-Certified Coins Break $1 Million Each at FUN

 Three rare coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) each broke $1 million at last week’s Heritage Auctions’ FUN Show sale. The elusive 1787 Brasher Doubloon, graded NGC MS 63, led the sale with a price realized of nearly $4.6 million. It is the finest certified example of the first gold coin struck in the […]

Coin Collecting: How Large Is The Rare Coin Market?

Coin Collecting: How Large Is The Rare Coin Market?

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. It’s pretty clear that rare coins and currency is a multi-billion dollar a year business. There is no doubt that the rare coin market in the United States has evolved considerably in recent decades. Twenty-five years ago when I operated an auction […]

NGC to Display No. 1 Set of Proof Seated Liberty Dimes

NGC to Display No. 1 Set of Proof Seated Liberty Dimes

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) will display the number one NGC Registry Set of Proof Seated Liberty Dimes at the 2014 FUN Show. Assembled by Nathan Perry, the impressive “49er Collection” is a complete set of NGC-certified Proof Seated Liberty Dimes struck 1858 to 1891. It includes many finest known examples, interesting varieties, desirable pedigrees and […]

Highlights in 2013 Champion Winter Online Coin Auction

Highlights in 2013 Champion Winter Online Coin Auction

Champion’s 2013 winter auction features two Chinese 1992 Compass and Seismograph gold kilo coins and other rarities. The 2013 Champion winter online auction will be held on December 18, 2013. For more details, please visit: http://www.icollector.com/Champion-Hong-Kong-Auction_ae1925, and http://www.cghka.com/. Some of the highlights of this sale are: Two 1992 Compass and Seismograph gold kilo coins with […]

Chinese Coins: 2012 Peking Opera Mask Coins

Chinese Coins: 2012 Peking Opera Mask Coins

Posted by Peter Anthony on Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ………. Peking Opera is a breathtakingly diverse art form. In 2012 the People’s Bank of China released a set of coins that feature masks from the Peking Opera. The Peking (or Beijing) opera has been a cornerstone of Chinese culture for nearly 2000 years. It has become […]

NGC-Certified Eric P. Newman Coin Collection Part II Tops $23 Million at Heritage Auction

NGC-Certified Eric P. Newman Coin Collection Part II Tops $23 Million at Heritage Auction

The landmark sale of the Eric P. Newman Collection Part II shattered expectations when it realized a total of nearly $23.4 million, or more than 50% above the presale estimate, when it was sold by Heritage Auctions in New York on November 15 and 16. The 1,827 coins, all certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®), […]

NGC and Former US Mint Chief Engraver Elizabeth Jones to Launch Signature Label Series

NGC and Former US Mint Chief Engraver Elizabeth Jones to Launch Signature Label Series

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) will offer a limited-edition certification label signed by Elizabeth Jones, the 11th Chief Sculptor and Engraver of the United States Mint. As the first and only woman to hold this prestigious position, and the last presidentially appointed and congressionally approved Chief Engraver, Jones oversaw the introduction of the American Silver and […]

Coin Grading: NGC Expands Plus Designation to US Modern Coins

Coin Grading: NGC Expands Plus Designation to US Modern Coins

US Modern coins are now eligible for NGC’s Plus Designation, making the modern coin grading scale more nuanced. SARASOTA, Fla. (November 12, 2013) — Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has announced a significant expansion of its popular Plus (+) designation. NGC uses the Plus (+) designation to indicate a coin at the high end of its […]

Rare Coin Auctions:  Newman Part II – The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of

Rare Coin Auctions: Newman Part II – The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of

Posted by Jim Bisognani for NGC Market Report ……… NGC-certified coins are realizing record prices and making numismatic history. The East Coast beckons – Whitman and auction action commands attention. As this article posts, another great fall classic, the World Series, has concluded and almost on cue from Mother Nature colder temperatures are prevailing throughout the country. The holiday […]

NGC Certifies Eric P. Newman World Coins

NGC Certifies Eric P. Newman World Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has graded and encapsulated more than 2,800 world coins selected from the phenomenal collection of Eric P. Newman. This third installment of the historic collection boasts a number of exceedingly rare and high grade coins from around the world. Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society (EPNNES) previously chose NGC to certify […]

Chinese Coins: Pandas, The Melting Pot

Chinese Coins: Pandas, The Melting Pot

By Peter Anthony  posted on NGC Articles Re-Posted with Permission of The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …….. Many of the key dates and most valuable pieces of modern Chinese coinage are survivors of the turbulence that accompanied Hong Kong’s reunification with China. “This is 1996. One day a couple of guys walk into the shop.” Peter […]

NGC Certifies Extremely Rare Proof 1801 Bust Silver Dollar

NGC Certifies Extremely Rare Proof 1801 Bust Silver Dollar

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified an extremely rare and important Proof 1801 Silver Dollar. Graded NGC PF 66 Cameo, it is the finest of only two known specimens. The coin was submitted to NGC by Sarasota Rare Coin Gallery on behalf of a prominent East Coast collector. The United States did not strike any […]

NGC Ancients: A Survey of Roman Gold — Part 1

NGC Ancients: A Survey of Roman Gold — Part 1

Posted by Josh Illingworth, NGC Ancients ……… This month, NGC Ancients examines the evolution of Roman gold coins from the end of the Republic to the fourth century. One thing that has remained constant throughout history is the value placed on gold. In ancient as well as modern times, gold coinage was used for both ceremonial and […]

NGC Certifies New 1837 Reeded Edge Half Dollar Variety

NGC Certifies New 1837 Reeded Edge Half Dollar Variety

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has announced today that it has certified a previously unknown variety of 1837 Reeded Edge Half Dolla. Attributed as “GR-26,” this coin is graded NGC MS 61 and is pedigreed as the “Discovery Coin.” It was submitted to NGC by Heritage Auctions on behalf of Charles Link, an important collector. In […]

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Opens Coin Grading Office in Munich Germany

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Opens Coin Grading Office in Munich Germany

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®), the world leader in third-party coin grading, has relocated its branch office in Germany to Munich. The new office located in Maximiliansplatz 12a offers a more efficient and cost-effective location to submit coins to NGC’s US headquarters for certification and grading. “We are very excited about the new location in Munich. […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection:  1892 US Gold Half Eagle

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1892 US Gold Half Eagle

by Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……………… Many counterfeit US gold coins originated in the 1960s and 1970s in the Middle East. The 1892 Half Eagle is a relatively common issue with a mintage of 753,480 pieces. This date can easily be located in circulated grades through MS 62, the grade most frequently encountered […]

NGC Coin Grader Spots Rare Morgan Dollar Variety

NGC Coin Grader Spots Rare Morgan Dollar Variety

By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation A recent bulk submission included a rare San Francisco 1921 Morgan Dollar hidden among nearly 1,000 other Morgan Dollars. An NGC grader was examining a bulk submission of nearly 1,000 Morgan Dollars when one coin stood out. The submission comprised a variety of dates and most of the coins were in […]

NGC Expands Guarantee to Cover Morgan Dollars in GSA Holders

NGC Expands Guarantee to Cover Morgan Dollars in GSA Holders

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has announced that its comprehensive guarantee of grade and authenticity has been expanded to cover GSA Hoard Morgan Dollars that have been graded by NGC in their original black GSA holders. This update will be applied retroactively to include all NGC-certified GSA Morgan Dollars and will supersede the language on the […]

NGC Certifies Part Two of the Eric P. Newman Collection

NGC Certifies Part Two of the Eric P. Newman Collection

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has graded and encapsulated part two of the phenomenal coin collection assembled by noted numismatic writer and researcher Eric P. Newman. The 1,827 coin group includes a number of exceptional high grade rarities, many of which rank as the finest known, along with several rare varieties. NGC had previously been chosen […]

Coin Grading: NGC Recognizes “Spitting Eagle” 1983-P Quarters

Coin Grading: NGC Recognizes “Spitting Eagle” 1983-P Quarters

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has announced that it will now attribute the “Spitting Eagle” variety of 1983-P Washington Quarters. The variety is identified by a die clash—a raised line caused by the two dies coming in contact without a planchet—near the mouth of the eagle on the reverse. Its location makes it appear that the […]

 
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