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Buying and Selling Coins – Understanding Market Liquidity

Buying and Selling Coins – Understanding Market Liquidity

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   When deciding what to collect, market liquidity should be carefully considered. Over the past several years I have discussed many ways to collect rare coins. Most collectors choose a series and make every effort to buy as many as possible. For decades the concept of […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 2014-W Proof Gold Eagle

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 2014-W Proof Gold Eagle

Counterfeit 2014-W Proof Gold Eagle by Paul Sandler, NGC Grader/Researcher Look closely at these modern coins before you buy. A careful examination of the details can reveal a counterfeit. NGC recently received a coin that was purportedly a 2014-W Proof Gold Eagle. Many collectors might assume that modern coins are not counterfeited and they, therefore, […]

Coin Authentication – Dirty Old Coins to Offer Low Cost XRF Analysis

Coin Authentication – Dirty Old Coins to Offer Low Cost XRF Analysis

By Rasiel Suarez – Dirty Old Coins …..   Dirty Old Coins, a US-based firm operating in Olympia, WA is pleased to announce the availability of low-cost energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (EDXRF) for the analysis of coins and other metallic artifacts. XRF techology is a non-destructive process which provides a full list of the […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Fake $5 Indian Lacks Details

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Fake $5 Indian Lacks Details

Reverse of a Denver Mint Indian Half Eagle By  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   The missing details on this $5 Indian reveal it to be counterfeit. One common technique used by authenticators is to assess a coin’s level of detail. This can be done simply by visual inspection with the aid of a low-power magnifier. […]

Consumer Alert – Use Caution to Avoid Gold, Silver Counterfeits Advises Professional Numismatists Guild

Consumer Alert – Use Caution to Avoid Gold, Silver Counterfeits Advises Professional Numismatists Guild

Beware of counterfeit vintage rare coins and fake modern gold and silver bullion items now being offered in the marketplace. Purchase only from reputable dealers, cautions the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG). The PNG is a nonprofit organization composed of many of the country’s top numismatic experts. Counterfeit 2012-dated American Eagle $50 denomination one-ounce gold bullion […]

World Coins –  A Beginner’s Guide to Collecting Chinese Gold Panda Coins

World Coins – A Beginner’s Guide to Collecting Chinese Gold Panda Coins

1988 China 1 oz Gold Panda BU By Peter Anthony  – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …….   There are many ways to collect Gold Pandas. A look at current NGC Registry sets may help get you started. Perhaps no series of modern Chinese coins is more important and more misunderstood than Chinese Gold Pandas. Many people […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Fake $5 Indian Half Eagle with “Stock Reverse”

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Fake $5 Indian Half Eagle with “Stock Reverse”

Counterfeit 1915-S $5 Indian Gold Half Eagle / stock reverse By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   NGC receives countless fakes struck from stock dies. Many counterfeits, especially gold coins, were struck from stock dies, which were reused on multiple issues. A counterfeiter saved time and money by using one die, such as […]

Wayne LaPierre Signature American Eagle Silver Coins Raise Funds For NRA

Wayne LaPierre Signature American Eagle Silver Coins Raise Funds For NRA

Universal Coin & Bullion announces the release of the American Eagle silver bullion coins packaged with special labels featuring the facsimile signature of NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre. These coins are being sold to raise funds for the NRA’s work to defend the Second Amendment. By Universal Coin & Bullion …..   National Rifle […]

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Grading Paper Money – PMG Accepting Submissions at Central States

Grading Paper Money – PMG Accepting Submissions at Central States

Both US and world currency submissions will be accepted at the Central States Numismatic Society Convention, in Schaumburg, Illinois at the Renaissance Hotel & Convention Center, April 28 – 30 Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) will be accepting regular submissions for all service levels during the show. All submissions will be sent to our office in […]

Exonumia News – NGC Certifies Miguel Blay Fabrega Gold Award Medal

Exonumia News – NGC Certifies Miguel Blay Fabrega Gold Award Medal

This exquisite gold medal serves as a testament to Fabrega’s talent as well as a unique piece of Spanish numismatic and artistic history Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has certified a rare and interesting Spanish National Exhibition of Fine Arts gold medal awarded to the famous Catalonian artist Miguel Blay Fábrega. Born in 1866, Fábrega is […]

Rare Gold Coins under $5000 each, Part 9: ‘No Motto’ Liberty Head ($5 Gold) Half Eagles

Rare Gold Coins under $5000 each, Part 9: ‘No Motto’ Liberty Head ($5 Gold) Half Eagles

News and Analysis on scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #328 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds…….. Liberty Head half eagles (U.S. $5 gold coins) were minted from 1839 to 1908. The ‘No Motto’ type dates from 1839 to 1866. For less than $5000 per coin, a collector may build a […]

Counterfeit Gold Coin Detection –  1907-S $10 Gold Eagle with Arabic Punch

Counterfeit Gold Coin Detection – 1907-S $10 Gold Eagle with Arabic Punch

Counterfeit 1907-S Gold $10 Eagle By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …..   NGC recently received a counterfeit gold coin submission of a 1907-S Eagle that had an Arabic punch. Most collectors associate chopmarks with the short-lived Trade Dollar series, which circulated extensively throughout Southeast Asia. Many merchants chopmarked the coins to show that […]

NCS Conservation: Treating PVC Residue

NCS Conservation: Treating PVC Residue

Residue caused by PVC holders can often be safely removed by NCS conservation. If left untreated, this residue can permanently damage a coin’s surfaces. The phrase “PVC residue” can strike fear into the heart of any numismatist. While such residue is a major concern, not all hope is lost when a coin has been contaminated. […]

CoinWeek Podcast #25: Don Willis Discusses Coin Preservation and PCGS Restoration Services – Audio: 15:03

CoinWeek Podcast #25: Don Willis Discusses Coin Preservation and PCGS Restoration Services – Audio: 15:03

CoinWeek Podcast #25: Issues Surrounding Legal Tender of Canadian Commemorative Coins How should collectors handle and store their coins and which measures are available to ensure that coins do not degrade once they are encapsulated in third party graded holders? Our guest in this episode is PCGS President Don Willis. Don discusses proper coin care and […]

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World Coins – NGC Certifies Extremely Rare Chinese Gold Coin

World Coins – NGC Certifies Extremely Rare Chinese Gold Coin

(1917) Yunnan $10 gold coin Posted by Jay Turner  for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation…. An extremely rare Chinese (1917) Yunnan $10 gold coin was recently submitted to NGC. The first step for a grader is to ascertain the authenticity of the coin in hand. However, when NGC has never seen an authentic example of that coin […]

Coin Grading – Special NGC Coin Labels for 100th Anniversary Gold Coins

Coin Grading – Special NGC Coin Labels for 100th Anniversary Gold Coins

NGC will offer a set of three attractive labels for the highly anticipated 100th anniversary 0.9999 fine gold Mercury dime, Standing Liberty quarter and Walking Liberty half dollar. The gold dime goes on sale April 21. The US Mint has announced that it will release .9999 fine gold centennial editions of three iconic 20th century […]

Coin Shows – Chicago, The Springtime Mecca of the Coin Community at CICF and CSNS

Coin Shows – Chicago, The Springtime Mecca of the Coin Community at CICF and CSNS

By Jim Bisognani – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   CSNS bound collectors hot on the trail for Liberty Seated Type and Walkers; Metals continue surge. This is a busy and, dare I say, very taxing time of the year. On one hand, we have the long-reaching hand of the IRS commanding our somewhat reluctant yet […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection –  1861-D Gold Dollar – Added Mintmark

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1861-D Gold Dollar – Added Mintmark

Genuine 1861-D gold dollar By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   NGC graders were surprised to see an 1861-D gold dollar with an added mintmark. There are a few key dates where you frequently encounter added mintmarks. The 1916-D Mercury dime is easily the most common, but other coins such as the 1909-S […]

Coin Grading – New Norman Rockwell Labels from NGC

Coin Grading – New Norman Rockwell Labels from NGC

Offered exclusively for NGC Collectors Society members, these Norman Rockwell labels are available only until June 30 or while supplies last Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has created two special certification labels featuring portraits by the famous American illustrator Norman Rockwell. These labels show Rockwell’s portraits of presidents John F. Kennedy and Dwight D. Eisenhower, which […]

CoinWeek IQ: Collectors Should be Aware of Problem MS70 American Silver Eagles – 4K Video

CoinWeek IQ: Collectors Should be Aware of Problem MS70 American Silver Eagles – 4K Video

Coin Dealer and QA Check founder James Sego shares his valuable insights on the certified American Silver Eagle market and things you must avoid when buying coins that have been graded MS70 by either PCGS or NGC. We talk milk spots, the value of QA Check certification, and mistakes that could cost unsuspecting collectors thousands […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1922 No D Lincoln Cent

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1922 No D Lincoln Cent

Counterfeit 1922 No D Lincoln cent By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   The 1922 No D Lincoln cent has long been popular with counterfeiters but rarely do they go to the trouble of making dies. As a well known rarity, the 1922 No D Lincoln cent has been the target of counterfeiters […]

Coin Grading – NGC Baltimore Show Designation for Proof 2016-W Buffalo Gold $50

Coin Grading – NGC Baltimore Show Designation for Proof 2016-W Buffalo Gold $50

NGC will offer several designations for qualifying 2016-W Gold Buffalo $50 coins, including a special BALTIMORE SHOW RELEASES designation See other coins eligible for the BALTIMORE SHOW RELEASES designation The US Mint has confirmed that the Proof 2016-W Buffalo Gold $50 will be released on the first day (March 31) of the Whitman Baltimore Expo. […]

Grading Paper Money – PMG Launches New Clearer Holder

Grading Paper Money – PMG Launches New Clearer Holder

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) has announced a new PMG holder that is significantly more transparent than its previous holders, resulting in superior optics that dramatically enhance the presentation of encapsulated notes. Comprised of high-quality inert materials, the new holder was subjected to months of extensive testing to ensure its suitability for long-term preservation and protection […]

QA Check Coin Grading Service Sees Record Submissions in 2016

QA Check Coin Grading Service Sees Record Submissions in 2016

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   Quality Assurance (QA) Check, one of the nation’s newest coin grade verification services, is seeing record growth in 2016. QA Check president James Sego has been criss-crossing the United States in recent months, attending coin shows and spreading the word about his growing service, which primarily handles modern […]

Updated PCGS Website Makes Valuable Information Easier to Use

Updated PCGS Website Makes Valuable Information Easier to Use

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   The Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) recently unveiled a series of updates on its popular website that provides users with virtually up-to-the-moment certification statistics, mobile-friendly pricing data and much more. Established in 1986 and marking its 30th anniversary this year, PCGS is making its website easier to navigate […]

Rare Coin Market Perks Up In The First Quarter of 2016

Rare Coin Market Perks Up In The First Quarter of 2016

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation…. Rare coin market shows renewed signs of life. The recently concluded ANA National Money Show in Dallas, Texas, did not have stellar public attendance. In spite of this, most of the dealers participating had a wonderful show. The market for rare coins seems to have come to life […]

Shows & Conventions – ANA School of Numismatics Coming to MSNS

Shows & Conventions – ANA School of Numismatics Coming to MSNS

American Numismatic Association Florence Schook School of Numismatics Become a smarter collector and learn how to preserve your investments Learn how to grade mint state U.S. coins through the ANA School of Numismatics at the Michigan State Numismatic Society (MSNS) Spring Convention, April 8-10. “Grading Mint State Coins” is a two-day seminar that uses comprehensive […]

Ancient Coins – The Greek and Roman Coin Collection of Alexandre Carathéodory Pasha (1833–1906)

Ancient Coins – The Greek and Roman Coin Collection of Alexandre Carathéodory Pasha (1833–1906)

by David Vagi, Director of NGC Ancients ………. The ancient coins in the Alexandre Carathéodory collection were mainly Greek and Roman issues. Alexandre Carathéodory Pasha, a towering figure of the 19th Century Ottoman Empire, was introduced to the study of ancient coins in 1878, by chance, while serving the Ottomans as a diplomat in Berlin. While […]

Collecting Banknotes

Collecting Banknotes

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. for CoinWeek ….   The tree of numismatics has many branches. One of the most interesting is the field of paper money. Just as with coins, grading is perhaps the single most important ingredient of value when it comes to collecting paper money. And just as with coins, we have descriptive […]

Paper Money – PMG Accepting Submissions at Chicago Paper Money Expo

Paper Money – PMG Accepting Submissions at Chicago Paper Money Expo

Both US and world currency submissions will be accepted at the CPMX Convention, in Chicago, IL at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare, March 18 – 20. By Paper Money Guaranty ……   Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) will be accepting regular submissions for all service levels during the Chicago Paper Money Expo (CPMX). All submissions will […]

 
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