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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Goldberg’s to Auction NGC-Certified Dan Holmes Latin American Coinage

Goldberg’s to Auction NGC-Certified Dan Holmes Latin American Coinage

NGC was recently chosen to grade Holmes’s Latin American collection, which will be sold by Ira & Larry Goldberg Auctioneers. Dan Holmes is undoubtedly best known for his collection of United States Large cents, but his passion for coins extended beyond Early American coppers and into Colonial Latin American coinage. NGC was recently chosen to […]

NGC Grades Ted Williams Collection

NGC Grades Ted Williams Collection

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has announced that they have certified select coins from the Ted Williams Collection. The 91 coins were a part of the personal items of Baseball Hall of Fame member Ted Williams. Each coin is encapsulated with the pedigree Ted Williams Collection. Consisting of 78 US and 13 World coins the collection […]

Counterfeit Detection: 1911-D Quarter Eagle

Counterfeit Detection: 1911-D Quarter Eagle

by Max Spiegel, NGC Numismatic Researcher The 1911-D is the key Indian Head quarter eagle. Read about two unusual alterations and how NGC experts discovered  these two type of counterfeits. Chased Mintmark There are a number of methods used by counterfeiters to add a mintmark to a coin, but probably the crudest is called “chasing.” […]

The Year in Modern Coins, Looking Back at 2011

The Year in Modern Coins, Looking Back at 2011

Posted by Scott Schechter, NGC Vice President Scott Schechter reviews new discoveries and new issues of modern US coinage in 2011. 2011 has been a very significant year for modern US coinage. A handful of new discoveries and new issues make that statement easy to prove. Here we’ll briefly discuss these coins and consider how […]

What are Proof Coins Anyway?

What are Proof Coins Anyway?

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation – with Permission Two of the most basic terms that anyone new to numismatics needs to understand are Business Strike and Proof. Business strike coins are those made by the mint for general circulation. Proof coins are the numismatic delicacies struck for collectors each year. In general, business […]

All Eyes Deep In The Heart of Texas – Stack’s Bowers Sale A Feast For Collectors Captures $15.6 Million!

All Eyes Deep In The Heart of Texas – Stack’s Bowers Sale A Feast For Collectors Captures $15.6 Million!

By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation – with Permission As this article posts, the Houston Money Show is underway… As this article posts, the majority of nationally known dealers and ardent hobbyists will be canvassing the bourse of the 55th Money Show of the Southwest in Houston, Texas. The scene of what is ostensibly […]

The True State Of The Market

The True State Of The Market

By Jeff Garrett – Originally posted on NGC and re-posted on CoinWeek with Permission One of the most frequently asked questions in numismatics is about the state of the market… One of the most frequently asked questions in numismatics is about the state of the market. You can try to distill current conditions from the […]

Counterfeit Detection: 1870-CC Quarter

Counterfeit Detection: 1870-CC Quarter

by Max Spiegel, Numismatic Researcher  – With Permission Courtesy of Numismatic Guaranty Corporation The 1870-CC is the key to the Seated Liberty quarter series. Read about the counterfeit that was submitted and how our experts recognized it. One of the most interesting fakes that NGC has received in the past year was an 1870-CC quarter. […]

Tetradrachms of Alexander the Great

Tetradrachms of Alexander the Great

This month, NGC Ancients examines the silver tetradrachms of Alexander III of Macedon (356–323 B.C.), better known as Alexander the Great. Throughout history, few names resonate like that of Alexander the Great. Born a son of the Macedonian King Philip II in 356 B.C., this young man was tutored in war and philosophy by some […]

NGC Announces Valuable Auction Research Tool

NGC Announces Valuable Auction Research Tool

[Sarasota, Florida] ⎯ Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) announced the release today of NGC Auction Central – a new resource that maintains auction data for NGC-certified US coins from prominent auction houses including Heritage, Stack’s Bowers, Teletrade, David Lawrence Rare Coins, and Great Collections. With this exciting new feature, both upcoming auctions and prices realized information […]

NGC-certified Chinese Rarity Tops $1 Million Mark in Hong Kong Auction

NGC-certified Chinese Rarity Tops $1 Million Mark in Hong Kong Auction

At Champion’s Hong Kong Auction 15, on August 28, 2011, a 1992 China Compass 2000 Yuan 1 Kg Gold graded NGC PF 69 Ultra Cameo realized US $1,298,000. This sale set a new world record price for a modern kilogram gold Chinese certified coin. The 2000 Yuan coin is part of a series celebrating Chinese […]

Mark Salzberg — A Passion for Collecting

Mark Salzberg — A Passion for Collecting

In an interview for Heritage Magazine, NGC Chairman Mark Salzberg shares his passion for collecting. Read the full interview by Johannes Werner, here. Certified Success From Zsolnay and Redmond to Chagall and Van Erp, NGC Chairman Mark Salzberg has extended his collecting far beyond the world of coins. Mark Salzberg has a knack for collecting […]

The Time Capsule Collection of Early Proof Sets

The Time Capsule Collection of Early Proof Sets

By Jim Bisognani – Originally Published by NGC (Numismatic Guaranty Corporation) I think that every coin collector has fantasized about going back in time… I think that every coin collector, let me rephrase that, I know that every coin collector has fantasized about going back in time to a specific year or decade and purchasing […]

NGC Offers New Label for September 11 National Medal

NGC Offers New Label for September 11 National Medal

[Sarasota, Florida] ⎯ Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has created a special presentation label for the 2011 September 11 National Medal issued by the US Mint. This attractive label is a perfect complement to the medal. The label features the obverse image of the medal with the US flag waving in the background. To submit raw […]

NGC Releases Coin Explorer online reference for US coins

NGC Releases Coin Explorer online reference for US coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) announced the release of the most comprehensive online reference for US coins today. The new NGC Coin Explorer is a free research tool designed as a resource for both dealers and collectors, whether buying or selling coins. Both new and advanced collectors will find the NGC Coin Explorer useful when trying […]

NGC Certifies 2010-P Yellowstone 5 Ounce Error

NGC Certifies 2010-P Yellowstone 5 Ounce Error

NGC (www.ngccoin.com) has discovered what may be the first error in the America the Beautiful five ounce series. The coin, a 2010-P Yellowstone, has a matte Specimen finish on the Washington side and a brilliant, lustrous finish on the other. This error appears to be unique at present, but it is possible that others await […]

NGC Recognizes New Variety of 2010­P Grand Canyon 5 Ounce Specimen Issue

NGC Recognizes New Variety of 2010­P Grand Canyon 5 Ounce Specimen Issue

Sarasota, Florida — The first variety in the America the Beautiful five ounce silver coin series has been discovered and will now be recognized by NGC (http://www.ngccoin.com). The variety, (http://www.ngccoin.com/vpcategories.aspx) designated “Light Finish” by NGC, is so far seen only on the 2010-P Grand Canyon Specimen issues. The U.S. Mint strikes two types of five […]

NGC Exhibits the Moser #1 Morgan Silver Dollar Registry Set at the 2011 ANA World’s Fair of Money

NGC Exhibits the Moser #1 Morgan Silver Dollar Registry Set at the 2011 ANA World’s Fair of Money

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ( www.NGCcoin.com) will host numismatic exhibits at its booth during the 2011 ANA World’s Fair of Money in Chicago. The largest NGC exhibit is the M L Moser Collection of Morgan Silver Dollars, the #1 ranked set of Morgan Silver Dollars in the NGC Registry. A preview of the exhibit can […]

NGC Launches 100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins Registry Set

NGC Launches 100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins Registry Set

Sarasota, Florida ⎯ The NGC Collectors Society (Link: www.collectors-society.com) has launched a new registry set based on the recently published 100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins by Scott Schechter and Jeff Garrett (Whitman, $29.95). The book ranks the top 100 United States coins from 1964 to date. This new competitive registry set, listed under the 100 […]

NGC Ancients: The Roman Civil War of A.D. 68–69, Year of Five Emperors

NGC Ancients: The Roman Civil War of A.D. 68–69, Year of Five Emperors

By Josh Illingworth – NGC Ancients This year marks the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the American Civil War. The concept of civil war was quite familiar to the ancient Romans as well — with this in mind, NGC Ancients examines the five emperors who battled for control of an empire during the Roman […]

NGC to Certify San Francisco Mint Silver Eagles

NGC to Certify San Francisco Mint Silver Eagles

West Coast Coins Distinguished on Grading Label The U. S. Mint’s recent announcement that its production of Uncirculated Silver American Eagle bullion coins will be supplemented with coins minted at San Francisco came as a delightful surprise to collectors. Though these SAE coins will not carry the ‘S’ mintmark of San Francisco, they will be […]

NGC Offers New Label for Greatest Modern Coins

NGC Offers New Label for Greatest Modern Coins

Special label now available for coins included in 100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins NGC has created a special presentation label for coins featured in 100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins. This newly released book ranks the most important U.S. coins issued from 1964 to date. The attractive black and tan NGC label boldly shows a coin’s […]

NGC Certifies Significant 1892 Carson City Gold Eagle Variety

NGC Certifies Significant 1892 Carson City Gold Eagle Variety

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has announced that they have certified a significant Carson City Variety. A coin submitted to NCS for conservation followed by NGC grading has turned out to be an unpublished variety. This gold eagle coined at the Carson City Mint in 1892 bears a distinctly tripled reverse die, which is quite visible […]

NGC Announces Largest Database of Coin Images in Existence Available Online For Verification

NGC Announces Largest Database of Coin Images in Existence Available Online For Verification

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has announced that their online security image archive now includes 3,000,000 coins – the largest database of NGC- certified coins in existence anywhere. Since October 2008 NGC has been capturing digital photographs of every coin that it certifies and then storing them in an internet-accessible database. By maintaining a secure and […]

NGC Certifies Newly-Discovered Platinum Eagle Variety

NGC Certifies Newly-Discovered Platinum Eagle Variety

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has announced that they have certified a newly-discovered platinum eagle variety. The latest oddity to surface in the U. S. Mint’s American Eagle Bullion Coin series is a 2007-W platinum $100 piece in proof with an obvious die-polishing error. This popular coin type, which features a facing eagle with wings outstretched, […]

PMG Announces Second-Generation Holder

PMG Announces Second-Generation Holder

The next generation PMG label and holder is scheduled for release on Jan. 3, 2011. PMG will begin use of a new generation holder on January 3, 2011. All notes encapsulated after that date by PMG will automatically be placed in the new holder. Additionally, the new holder will be used for on-site grading during […]

NGC Certifies Historic Cache of Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles

NGC Certifies Historic Cache of Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles

NGC has certified a very interesting group of Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles that have remained in the possession of a family since prior to World War II. When purchased in Europe last month, their unusual history was revealed to the buyer.

NGC Launches New Coin Price Guide Powered by NumisMedia

NGC Launches New Coin Price Guide Powered by NumisMedia

Powerful resource includes over five years of historical data and dynamic charting tools. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has released a new online price guide, the NGC Coin Price Guide, powered by NumisMedia. The price guide is now available to all NGC website visitors for free at www.NGCcoin.com. It includes five years of accurate coin pricing […]

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