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What Can CAC Population Figures Tell Coin Collectors About Quality and Rarity in the Rare Date Gold Market?

What Can CAC Population Figures Tell Coin Collectors About Quality and Rarity in the Rare Date Gold Market?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… Now that the Certified Acceptance Corporation (CAC) has become an integral part of the rare date gold market, there are certain things that their database of coins that have been approved can tell collectors. This wasn’t necessarily true as recently as a year to a year and […]

By October 3, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
The French Connection: PCGS Reveals  Happy Ending For Man’s “Mystery” Coin

The French Connection: PCGS Reveals Happy Ending For Man’s “Mystery” Coin

There’s a “French Connection” story-behind-the-story of a historic early American coin that sold for more than $150,000 at the recent American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money auction.  Professional Coin Grading Service has now revealed the interesting circumstances behind the appearance in France earlier this year of the previously unreported 1796 silver dollar. Officials at […]

By September 16, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
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. […]

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 […]

PCGS-Certified Coins in Spotlight At 2013 ANA World’s Fair of Money

PCGS-Certified Coins in Spotlight At 2013 ANA World’s Fair of Money

Chicago area news media have eagerly done stories about PCGS-certified coins prominently exhibited at the 2013 American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in suburban Rosemont, Illinois. The 1792 half disme), graded PCGS MS68 and formerly owned by the first Director of the United States Mint, David Rittenhouse, and the unique set of four 1783 […]

By August 15, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

The eBay PCGS Coin Catalog Is Coming  Soon: How It Will Benefit Sellers And Buyers

The eBay PCGS Coin Catalog Is Coming Soon: How It Will Benefit Sellers And Buyers

Professional Coin Grading Service  is teaming with one of the world’s largest online marketplaces, eBay , to expand the eBay U.S. and Canada Coins Catalog feature to benefit sellers and buyers. When the new catalog from PCGS goes online this fall it will immediately grow from the current 8,500 products to more than 41,000. The […]

By August 12, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

Grading Guidelines for Early American Copper Coinage Book to be Published. VIDEO: 3:28

Grading Guidelines for Early American Copper Coinage Book to be Published. VIDEO: 3:28

Bob Fagaly, Chief Editor, Dennis Fuoss, Large Cent Editor Interviewer: David Lisot……. Grading the Early American Copper coins  is a specialty area of coin collecting. The mixture of the metal and the minting techniques makes for a different set of circumstances when looking at the state of preservation of these coins. A new book is […]

By July 25, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
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 […]

NGC Hires Irma Kane to Act as West Coast Account Representative

NGC Hires Irma Kane to Act as West Coast Account Representative

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has hired longtime industry consultant Irma Kane to serve as an Account Representative. Kane will primarily work with NGC Authorized Dealers on the West Coast to facilitate submissions and increase awareness of NGC’s bulk grading services. A fixture at coin shows for more than 35 years, Kane brings extensive knowledge and […]

Professional Coin Grading Service  Shanghai Office Will Open July 20, 2013

Professional Coin Grading Service Shanghai Office Will Open July 20, 2013

In a historic event that has the potential to significantly expand the already rapidly-growing coin collecting market in China, “Professional Coin Grading Service, Collectors Universe (Shanghai), Ltd. (上海品吉伟仕商务服务有限公司)” will officially open on July 20, 2013. “The opening of the PCGS Shanghai grading center (www.PCGS.com.cn) and our strategic partnership with Shanghai Quanping Collectables Co. Ltd. are […]

By June 19, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
NGC Discovers Extremely Rare 1802 Dime

NGC Discovers Extremely Rare 1802 Dime

JR-1 Variety Dime is Only Second Example Known Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has announced the discovery of the second known example of a previously unique 1802 dime die marriage. The coin was submitted to NGC for grading and attribution under NGC’s VarietyPlus™ service. The coin’s owner was unaware of its significance until alerted by NGC. […]

PCGS Certifies Unique Chinese Coin

PCGS Certifies Unique Chinese Coin

  The Hong Kong Submission Center of Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGSAsia.com) has certified a unique Chinese coin, the only known Kirin Province 1910 Hsusen Tung branch mint silver 1.44 Mace (1 Mace, 44 Candareens) with an incuse “Ki” (吉)  and the dragon’s tail in the design pointing to the right.  It’s pedigree includes the […]

By May 20, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
PCGS Offering Two Coin Grading  Classes at June 2013 Long Beach Expo

PCGS Offering Two Coin Grading Classes at June 2013 Long Beach Expo

Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) will conduct two coin grading classes at the upcoming Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo.  The courses, “Coin Grading 101, Introduction to Grading: Circulated and Mint State Coins,” and “Coin Grading 102, Advanced Grading Techniques: Qualifiers, Proof Coins and High Grade Moderns,” will both be offered on Saturday, […]

By May 6, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
NGC Security Image Archive Now Includes 7 Million Coins

NGC Security Image Archive Now Includes 7 Million Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) announced that its online certification verification database includes images for more than 7 million NGC-certified coins. Accessible for free through the “Verify NGC Certification” tool on the NGC website (www.ngccoin.com) and the NGC mobile website (m.ngccoin.com), as well as the NGC Coin Details smartphone app, these images show the obverse and […]

Over The Rainbow : Collectors have a deep appreciation for coins with attractive, original toning.

Over The Rainbow : Collectors have a deep appreciation for coins with attractive, original toning.

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the NGC Weekly Market Report ….. Someone once said, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” This sublime statement has become a reality in the rare coin business. Toned coins are now extremely collectible and highly sought after. When I first bought and sold rare coins a few decades […]

Thousands of Coin Values Now Instantly Available With Free PCGS Price Guide App

Thousands of Coin Values Now Instantly Available With Free PCGS Price Guide App

Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) is making it easier than ever to determine the current values of United States coins with the new PCGS Price Guide App.  It’s available free from Apple at the App StoreSM  and can be conveniently used with any iPhone®, iPad® or iPod®. The application instantly provides over 150,000 listings for […]

By April 9, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
NGC Grades Eric Newman Coins. VIDEO: 2:20

NGC Grades Eric Newman Coins. VIDEO: 2:20

David Lange, Director of Research, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Interviewer: David Lisot Eric Newman is one of the most famous numismatists of all time. His coin collection contains some of the great coins of the world. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation has been selected to grade some of the classic rarities that will be sold soon. David Lange […]

By April 2, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
A Close Look at PCGS Ike Populations, from 2010 through 2013

A Close Look at PCGS Ike Populations, from 2010 through 2013

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …… Population reports, analyzed over a period of years, can tell you a lot about the future performance of a series. For modern coins like the Eisenhower dollar, whose vast and inexpensive raw coin reserves always allow for the possibility of massive population explosion, this type of […]

PCGS Paris Branch Certifies French Cache of almost 500 US $20 Gold Coins, To Be sold by Bonhams

PCGS Paris Branch Certifies French Cache of almost 500 US $20 Gold Coins, To Be sold by Bonhams

The Professional Coin Grading Service’s European Submission Center (www.PCGSEurope.com) in Paris has authenticated and graded nearly 500 U.S. 19th and early 20th century $20 denomination gold coins discovered in a French vineyard and that now will be offered in a public auction by Bonhams  on June 3, 2013. Known as the Champagne Lanson Bonnet Vineyard […]

By March 13, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
What Percentage of Classic Rare United States Coins Have Been Graded by the Services?

What Percentage of Classic Rare United States Coins Have Been Graded by the Services?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… After 25+ years of encapsulating coins and 50+ million submissions, it is clear that PCGS and NGC have had a huge impact on the way we view coin rarity. I have personally learned many things: which coins are rare and which are not; which coins are […]

By February 26, 2013 3 Comments Read More →
NGC Certifies Important Coin Rarities from the Collection of Eric P. Newman

NGC Certifies Important Coin Rarities from the Collection of Eric P. Newman

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has been chosen by the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society (EPNNES) to grade and encapsulate selected rarities from the immense collection of numismatic legend Eric P. Newman. These coins will be sold by Heritage Auctions at the April convention of the Central States Numismatic Society in Schaumburg, Illinois. The proceeds […]

NGC Certifies Unstruck Planchet for 1793 Half Cents

NGC Certifies Unstruck Planchet for 1793 Half Cents

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified an unstruck planchet for 1793 Half Cents. Among the most unusual items ever seen by NGC, this recently submitted copper planchet for half cents was never struck with dies yet displays a perfectly lettered edge. This is entirely possible, as the edge lettering was applied first in a separate […]

Video News: PCGS Luncheon at FUN full of Announcements and Information

Video News: PCGS Luncheon at FUN full of Announcements and Information

Don Willis, President of the Professional Coin Grading Service and David Hall, President of Collectors Universe and one of the PCGS Founders, made a series of announcements and presentations during the PCGS Luncheon at the FUN Coin Convention in Orlando. Below are a series of Videos produced by CoinWeek, which covered the major announcements from […]

By January 16, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Video News: PCGS Announces Coin Restoration Service

Video News: PCGS Announces Coin Restoration Service

Don Willis, President, Professional Coin Grading Service. The world’s largest third coin grading company announced a new coin restoration service during the PCGS Luncheon at the FUN Coin Convention in Orlando. PCGS President Don Willis explained how the new service will work, its fee structure and what to expect and not expect when coins are […]

By January 14, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Special PCGS Inserts Now Available For Historic Canadian Hoard Gold Coins

Special PCGS Inserts Now Available For Historic Canadian Hoard Gold Coins

Described by a prominent Canadian numismatist as “impressive,” Professional Coin Grading Service has created a special symbolic and colorful “Canadian Gold Reserve”  insert for Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) hoard gold coins submitted to PCGS for grading and certification. In one of the most exciting and significant developments in Canadian numismatics, the RCM recently began selling […]

By January 11, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
NGC chairman Mark Salzberg reflects on NGC’s last 25 years and his career in numismatics

NGC chairman Mark Salzberg reflects on NGC’s last 25 years and his career in numismatics

Dear NGC Community: This year was NGC’s 25th anniversary and, as we pass this important milestone, I reflect upon the roots of NGC and my lifelong career in numismatics. In 1979 I attended my first ANA convention in St. Louis as an employee of Randy Block, owner of Raab Rare Coins in Flemington, New Jersey. […]

Stacks Bowers Galleries To Auction MS-69 1793 Wreath Cent

Stacks Bowers Galleries To Auction MS-69 1793 Wreath Cent

The Single-Highest Graded 18th Century U.S. Coin of any Date, Variety or Denomination IRVINE, Calif. — Scheduled to cross the auction block in our New York Americana Sale, January 22-24, 2013 is one of the most extraordinary coins in American numismatics: A 1793 Wreath large copper cent, Sheldon-9, graded MS-69 BN by PCGS and NGC. […]

By November 12, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
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