Grading

Ron Drzewucki’s Grading Coins: Wax on, Wax off!

Ron Drzewucki’s Grading Coins: Wax on, Wax off!

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com   I’m often asked “Ron, how do you grade coins?” Simple question, right? Yet an informed and honest answer to this question has to take into account a range of technical components and contextual considerations. Frankly, I’m not sure that anybody has answered it satisfactorily. That’s why there are so […]

By November 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Profiles: The .900 fine 1852 Assay Office slug

Coin Profiles: The .900 fine 1852 Assay Office slug

The firm of Moffat & Co. was dissolved on February 14, 1852, when John Little Moffat sold his interest to his three partners, Joseph R. Curtis, Philo H. Perry, and Samuel H. Ward. The remaining partners immediately established their new firm as the United States Assay Office of Gold and continued the federal contract to […]

Great Coin Collections : Garrett Sales Conclude — Part Three

Great Coin Collections : Garrett Sales Conclude — Part Three

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. The market timing of the Garrett sales were incredible when viewed in hindsight. This week we will discuss the final portion of the Garrett collection that was sold by Bowers and Ruddy Galleries in March, 1981. By this time, the rare coin […]

By November 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
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. […]

Five of the Top 10 Prices Realized in Newman Coin Auction are Continental Dollars

Five of the Top 10 Prices Realized in Newman Coin Auction are Continental Dollars

The Continental Dollars selections in Newman Part V auction just concluded by Heritage in NYC build upon those previously offered in Part IV of the collection.  In Newman IV  the 1776 Silver “EG FECIT” Continental dollar graded NGC MS 63  realized just over $1.4 million. Amazingly, Newman Part V includes six more outstanding 1776 Continental Dollars from […]

By November 16, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
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 […]

Coin Auctions: All Eyes On Newman Five In The Big Apple

Coin Auctions: All Eyes On Newman Five In The Big Apple

by Jim Bisognani for NGC …… Stack’s Bowers And Heritage Auctions Each Claim Over $10 Million; Silver Demand On The Rise; Quality Courts Strong Demand–Average Type Drifts Lower. Early fall has been the scene of much activity in numismatic circles. October ended on a positive note, as the last installment for 2014 of the Whitman […]

By November 14, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
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 Grades The Donald G. Partrick Collection, Part I

NGC Grades The Donald G. Partrick Collection, Part I

On November 10, 2014, the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) announced that the service has graded Part I of the phenomenal collection of Donald G. Partrick. A serious student of Early American coinage, Partrick carefully assembled a cabinet that boasts a number of iconic Colonial and Early United States issues, including many unique and finest known specimens. Heritage […]

By November 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Great Numismatic Sales of the Past – Part Two

The Great Numismatic Sales of the Past – Part Two

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. To read Part One of Jeff’s series on great numismatic sales, click here. … The four sales of the Garrett Collection held from 1979 to 1981 were of staggering importance to numismatics.   Last week, Heritage Auctions announced that the unparalleled collection of United States Colonial […]

By November 7, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
US Gold Coins : CAC and Type One Liberty Head Double Eagles

US Gold Coins : CAC and Type One Liberty Head Double Eagles

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com Certified Acceptance Corporation (CAC) has had a profound impact on the rare date gold market, and one of the series which has seen significant changes as a result of CAC is Type One Liberty Head double eagles. Auction results and private transactions for coins with CAC stickers, especially rare dates, show […]

By November 5, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Historically Important & Likely Finest Unc. 1853 Silver Dollar

Historically Important & Likely Finest Unc. 1853 Silver Dollar

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #249 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds……… On Oct. 30, at the “Winter” (!) Baltimore Coin & Currency Expo, Stack’s-Bowers auctioned an astonishing collection of coins, patterns, tokens and medals from 1853. The focus here is on the PCGS graded and […]

By November 5, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
CAC Begins Eighth Year of Brand Recognition and Market Influence

CAC Begins Eighth Year of Brand Recognition and Market Influence

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – www.MFrarecoins.com November 1st marks the beginning of Certified Acceptance Corporation’s eighth year endorsing PCGS and NGC graded and encapsulated coins that meet CAC’s strict standards for coins it deems to be solid for the grade and above average for the grade. Recognizing that coins barely making a grade were […]

By November 4, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

Great Numismatic Sales of the Past

Great Numismatic Sales of the Past

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. It is highly recommended to examine great numismatic sales of the past when given the opportunity.  On November 14 and 15, the fifth installment of the famed collection belonging to Eric P. Newman will be sold in New York City. The sale features another incredible […]

By October 24, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Autumn Features a Harvest of Numismatic Activity – Are Walkers Poised for a Run?

Autumn Features a Harvest of Numismatic Activity – Are Walkers Poised for a Run?

By Jim Bisognani – NGC Market Report ………. Heritage PNG Invitational Rakes In $11.2 Million – Buyer’s Market for Generic Type Coins October is turning out to be a very busy month in the numismatic world. First up was the PNG New York Invitational show, running October 9-11 in the heart of the Big Apple. […]

By October 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Profile –  Gem Full Head 1927-S quarter, A Remarkable Strike Rarity and Series Key

Coin Profile – Gem Full Head 1927-S quarter, A Remarkable Strike Rarity and Series Key

The Gem Full Head 1927-S quarter in Heritage’s October 27 Signature Auction of The Eugene H. Gardner Collection II boasts a thick overlay of mint frost complementing a light golden tinge, which is somewhat deeper on the obverse. Design definition is excellent for the issue; Liberty’s toes are separated, the stars are well-defined, and the […]

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 […]

CAC buys Eliasberg 1893-S Morgan Silver Dollar for $646,250 at auction in Las Vegas

CAC buys Eliasberg 1893-S Morgan Silver Dollar for $646,250 at auction in Las Vegas

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #245 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds… Morgan Silver Dollars were minted from 1878 to 1904 and again in 1921. The key business strike in the series is the 1893 San Francisco Mint issue. On Oct. 2, in Las Vegas, Legend […]

By October 15, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
NGC-Certified Million Dollar Chinese Coins to be Displayed During the Macau Numismatic Society Show

NGC-Certified Million Dollar Chinese Coins to be Displayed During the Macau Numismatic Society Show

A Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) – certified China 1898 Hunan Pattern Silver Dollar, which recently sold for over US $1 million, will be on display in Macau on November 29 in a special event sponsored by Champion Auctions in conjunction with the Macau Numismatic Society show. The finest of only six known examples, this important […]

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 […]

PCGS Advises How To Save Money On Restoring Your Coins

PCGS Advises How To Save Money On Restoring Your Coins

Professional Coin Grading Service has updated its experts’ tips about what kinds of unattractively-toned, environmentally-damaged and other “problem” coins can be restored, and has reduced the evaluation fee for submitted coins that subsequently do not qualify for PCGS Restoration service. “If your coins suffer from some types of problem that detract from their natural beauty, […]

By September 16, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
The Real Diehl: Let’s Get Real About the Issue of First Strike Coinage

The Real Diehl: Let’s Get Real About the Issue of First Strike Coinage

The Real Diehl is a regularly-appearing column by former United States Mint Director Philip N. Diehl, exclusively for CoinWeek ……….. Are There Really “First Strikes”, “ Releases”, and “Early Releases®”? I read with interest Michael Bugeja’s July 7 CoinUpdate article about “first releases” and “Early Releases®”  and the readers’ comments that followed. I’ve been asked about these labels, and […]

By September 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
All Star Line Up For Autographed PCGS Baseball HOF Coin Inserts

All Star Line Up For Autographed PCGS Baseball HOF Coin Inserts

As the race to the playoffs and World Series attracts attention, many baseball fans are also excited about an increasingly popular way to collect Hall of Fame players’ autographs. Thirty-one players enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum now have signed insert labels for PCGS-certified 2014 Hall of Fame gold, silver and […]

By September 3, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
PCGS Offers On-Site Crossover Special At September 2014 Long Beach Expo

PCGS Offers On-Site Crossover Special At September 2014 Long Beach Expo

Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) will offer a special opportunity for “crossover” service at the September 4 – 6, 2014 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com). The usual Crossover grading fee will be waived on coins submitted at the show that do not crossover into PCGS holders. “This is an excellent […]

By August 11, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
PCGS CoinFacts Coin Dealer Hall of Fame inducts Adams, Ivy and Ruddy

PCGS CoinFacts Coin Dealer Hall of Fame inducts Adams, Ivy and Ruddy

The PCGS CoinFacts™ Coin Dealer Hall of Fame has inducted three more past and current distinguished professional numismatists. The new members are Edgar H. Adams, Steve Ivy and James F. Ruddy. The 2014 induction ceremony was part of the PCGS Set RegistrySM luncheon conducted during the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of MoneySM in the […]

By August 8, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
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