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Cool Coins! 2017 Episode 1 – Over a Million Dollars in Rare Coins – 4K Video

Cool Coins! 2017 Episode 1 – Over a Million Dollars in Rare Coins – 4K Video

Cool Coins! kicks off 2017 with this “million dollar” episode, featuring WINGS Co-President Lance Tchor and his 1952 Peru 100 Soles gold coin with deep mirror Prooflike surfaces in an NGC MS67 holder; error coin specialist and author Fred Weinberg with a very special “golden” State Quarter (a coin you might find in change!); treasure […]

NCS Conservation: Scratches on Coins

NCS Conservation: Scratches on Coins

A scratch is a type of mechanical damage that has moved or removed metal from the surface of a coin By Numismatic Conservation Services (NCS) ……   It is said that it is better to prevent a problem rather than correct it once it has occurred. In much of our numismatic pursuits this adage is […]

NGC Certified 42 of the Top 50 Coins in Heritage Auctions’ NYINC Sale

NGC Certified 42 of the Top 50 Coins in Heritage Auctions’ NYINC Sale

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) certified 42 of the 50 highest grossing coins in Heritage Auctions’ recently concluded New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) sale. The extraordinary showing, which represents a diverse group of countries and eras, reaffirms NGC’s position as the most trusted grading service for world coins. The strong preference that world coin collectors […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection –  Altered 1856 Flying Eagle Cent

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Altered 1856 Flying Eagle Cent

Altered Date 1856 Flying Eagle Cent By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ………   Date alterations are the most common type of counterfeit seen on 1856 Flying Eagle cents. 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 […]

Certified Coins – NGC: A Letter from Mark Salzberg

Certified Coins – NGC: A Letter from Mark Salzberg

NGC’s 30th Anniversary The chairman of CCG reflects on the highlights of 2016 and looks ahead to 2017 Dear Fellow Numismatists: I hope that the new year is off to a great start for all of you. For me, this year is particularly special because it marks NGC’s 30th anniversary. It is amazing how much […]

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

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

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 in the marketplace in the […]

CoinWeek Podcast #51: Globetrotting with Numistourist Howard Berlin

CoinWeek Podcast #51: Globetrotting with Numistourist Howard Berlin

CoinWeek Podcast #51: Globetrotting with Numistourist Howard Berlin The CoinWeek Podcast won the 2016 NLG Award for Best Audio Program. If you’d like to help the podcast grow and continue to bring you in-depth and thoughtful interviews and news coverage, then leave us a five-star review on the iTunes store. You can also download all […]

Coin Collecting – Jim Bisognani’s Rare Coin Market Predictions for 2017

Coin Collecting – Jim Bisognani’s Rare Coin Market Predictions for 2017

Notables weigh in on trends and what to expect in 2017. Barbers and seated coinage winners By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   As 2016 nears its historic conclusion, we in the numismatic world have also enjoyed another incredible season full of inspired collecting opportunities. Having spent five decades traversing small and large […]

World Coin Counterfeit Detection – 1928 South African Gold Sovereign

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 […]

Modern Coin Counterfeit Detection – 2012 Year of the Dragon Silver 10 Yuan

Modern Coin Counterfeit Detection – 2012 Year of the Dragon Silver 10 Yuan

Counterfeit 2012 China Dragon 10 Yuan This particular counterfeit has reflective areas not seen on the authentic coin due to the die not being sufficiently frosted. By the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC)…….. The problem of counterfeiting in China is very real, and it is believed that most of the new fakes seen in the market […]

NGC Certifies the Exemplary D. Moore Collection of World Coins

NGC Certifies the Exemplary D. Moore Collection of World Coins

The fantastic collection of world gems anchor Heritage’s NYINC sale on January 9 Over 500 NGC-certified world coins from the D. Moore Collection will be sold at auction on January 9, 2017. Heritage Auctions will conduct the sale in conjunction with the prestigious New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC). Included is a broad selection of […]

Coin Photography – A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words or at Least a Thousand Dollars!

Coin Photography – A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words or at Least a Thousand Dollars!

Digital photography is one of the key tools for the business of numismatics By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   The earliest regular auction catalogues for rare coins in the United States began in the 1850s or so. These early catalogues illustrated coins with the use of woodcuts. That process of illustration […]

NGC Ancients: Rare Overstruck “Judaea Capta” Bar Kokhba Coin Discovered

NGC Ancients: Rare Overstruck “Judaea Capta” Bar Kokhba Coin Discovered

NGC brings to light one of the fabled rarities of ancient Jewish coinage In 132 CE, following nearly 60 years of simmering resentment towards the Roman destruction of the Holy Temple, the people of Judaea were on the brink of rebellion. When the new revolt began, a certain Simon bar Kokhba led a relatively small […]

‘Tis the Season for Silver and Gold and Santa

‘Tis the Season for Silver and Gold and Santa

For the new collector, young or old, on your shopping list: go buy the book! By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   ‘Tis the season. The mere utterance of that well-known phrase evokes fond memories of our youth, childhood recollections of holidays and wish lists. While still an exciting time of year as […]

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

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 […]

World Coins – Affordable Fourpence Silver Groats of King Henry VIII

World Coins – Affordable Fourpence Silver Groats of King Henry VIII

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #361 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   Henry VIII is the most famous king in the history of England, and perhaps had the most impact on history of any English king. His second daughter, Queen Elizabeth I, may […]

1861-P Paquet Reverse Features in $16 Million Type I Double Eagle Display at January FUN

1861-P Paquet Reverse Features in $16 Million Type I Double Eagle Display at January FUN

Gold Coin Worthy of a King Makes First Appearance in a Decade By Monaco Rare Coins ……   The finest known of only two 1861 Philadelphia Mint Paquet Reverse Double Eagles, graded NGC MS67, has been sold and will be publicly displayed for the first time in a decade during the January 2017 Florida United […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1793 Flowing Hair Large Cent

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1793 Flowing Hair Large Cent

Counterfeit large cents – 1793 Flowing Hair Cent – Tooling Marks; Raised Lines By Max Spiegel, NGC ……..   The first coins struck by the United States Mint were the half cents and large cents made in 1793. All half cents from this year bear the left-facing Liberty Cap design, while large cents feature three major […]

NGC: 2016-W Burnished Mint State Silver Eagle Special Designations

NGC: 2016-W Burnished Mint State Silver Eagle Special Designations

The 2016-W Burnished Mint State Silver Eagle will be released on December 1 The US Mint is set to release the 2016-W Burnished Mint State Silver Eagle on December 1. The world’s most popular silver coin, the American Silver Eagle, was introduced in 1986. Burnished Mint State versions were added for the series’ 20th anniversary […]

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

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 […]

Conveying Wealth and Culture: Ships on World Banknotes

Conveying Wealth and Culture: Ships on World Banknotes

The junk and dhow are two ancient ship models that are prominently featured on banknotes in dozens of countries Images of national pride, of rich history and economic strength, of autonomy and cultural heritage have served to round out and embellish banknotes from all ages and corners of the world. The junk and dhow have […]

Market Whimsy: More Perfect than Perfect – MS-70+ and Beyond

Market Whimsy: More Perfect than Perfect – MS-70+ and Beyond

Ask any retiree or coin collector and they’ll tell you: 70 ain’t what it used to be By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker …..   Charles and Hubert’s column Market Whimsy, which originally appeared in the American Numismatic Association (ANA) magazine The Numismatist, won the 2016 Numismatic Literary Guild’s award for Best Column, Non-Profit Large Publications. […]

PCGS to Display $10 Million 1794 Dollar, Morelan Registry Set at 2017 FUN

PCGS to Display $10 Million 1794 Dollar, Morelan Registry Set at 2017 FUN

The world’s most valuable coin ever sold at auction, the 1794 Flowing Hair Dollar graded PCGS SP66 and believed by many experts to be the first silver dollar struck by the United States, will be publicly displayed in the U.S. for the first time since it was purchased at auction three years ago for $10 […]

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COINS in UHD: The 10 Best CoinWeek Videos of 2016

COINS in UHD: The 10 Best CoinWeek Videos of 2016

It’s hard to believe that the end is upon us… the end of 2016, that is. With the better part of the calendar year behind us, the editors of CoinWeek felt that it was time to take a look back at a banner year for CoinWeek’s video team. In 2016, CoinWeek fully committed itself to producing […]

Million Dollar Coins, Part 3: Half Cents

Million Dollar Coins, Part 3: Half Cents

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #358 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   This discussion is about those U.S. half cents that are or were worth more than $1 million each, or may realistically retail for that much in the near future. As markets […]

NGC – Chinese Coins: The Last Palace

NGC – Chinese Coins: The Last Palace

2016 is the 150th anniversary of Sun Yat-sen’s birth and the People’s Republic of China has just released three coins to commemorate this event By Peter Anthony  – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …….   It feels like a train station. We weave though the milling crowd in the ticket office lobby. The glass barrier between the […]

Coin Show Commentary: Whitman Baltimore Robust

Coin Show Commentary: Whitman Baltimore Robust

By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   Mintmarked gold hot in Stack’s Bowers sale; Collector on prowl for Gem DPL CC Morgans As we ushered in November, fresh to their temporary digs in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, dealers and some collectors were busy setting up shop in their respective hotel rooms. As always, many […]

NGC Red & Gold Display Boxes Are Back

NGC Red & Gold Display Boxes Are Back

NGC Red & Gold Display Boxes are available now! Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) introduced a red and gold display box last year to much enthusiasm from collectors and dealers around the world. These attractive boxes are now back ― but only until January 31 or while supplies last! Paired together, red and gold symbolize good […]

NGC Registry Sets – A Letter from Mark Salzberg

NGC Registry Sets – A Letter from Mark Salzberg

  The chairman of NGC discusses an important change to the NGC Registry Dear Collectors: In 2017 Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) will celebrate two important anniversaries: 30 years of NGC and 15 years of the NGC Registry. We have many exciting things planned for this milestone year, including a significant investment to modernize the NGC […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1924-S Buffalo Nickel

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1924-S 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 Nickel, which […]

 
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