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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 →
NGC Attends The Beijing International Coin Expo

NGC Attends The Beijing International Coin Expo

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation™ (NGC®) and its China submission center, Guangzhou National Standard Numismatic Grading Company, attended the Beijing International Coin Expo held on November 2-4 at the China World Trade Center in Beijing, China. Numismatic Conservation Services™ (NCS®), and Paper Money Guaranty™ (PMG®) were also represented at the show. NGC, NCS and PMG are members […]

Unique Pattern 1814 Platinum Half Dollar Certified by PCGS

Unique Pattern 1814 Platinum Half Dollar Certified by PCGS

One of the most intriguing — and mysterious — pattern coins ever produced by the United States is now in a Professional Coin Grading Service holder: the unique 1814 platinum Capped Bust half dollar with nearly three dozen “P” punch marks.  It is graded PCGS Secure Plus XF40. PCGS will use a “new” Judd reference […]

By November 5, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
PCGS At Korea Money Fair – Praised By Collectors And Dealers

PCGS At Korea Money Fair – Praised By Collectors And Dealers

Representatives of the Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGSAsia.com) attended the Korea Money Fair for the first time and heard compliments and congratulations from Asian collectors and dealers. The three-day show in Seoul, October 26 – 28, 2012, was sponsored by the Ministry of Strategy and Finance, the Bank of Korea and Shinhan Bank.  A PCGS […]

By October 31, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
PCGS Milestone: 25 Million Coins Certified Worldwide

PCGS Milestone: 25 Million Coins Certified Worldwide

A historic gold coin from Japan has the distinction of being the 25 millionth coin authenticated and graded by Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com), underscoring the growing appreciation worldwide for expert certification by PCGS. The coin is a rare 1871 (Meiji 4) 10 Yen With Border on the Reverse variety.  It was among a group […]

By October 26, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Rare Coin Road Warrior-Grading Grading And….News from the Dallas ANA National Money Show

Rare Coin Road Warrior-Grading Grading And….News from the Dallas ANA National Money Show

Late October 2012   Dear Rare Coin Enthusiast, Grading is everything in rare coins.  One of the old sayings in our business is that a coin’s grade goes up a ‘point’ once YOU buy a coin or own it.  Prior to third party grading services, this was the norm vs. the exception.  In fact, unscrupulous […]

By October 19, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
NGC and Third Party Grading in Europe. VIDEO

NGC and Third Party Grading in Europe. VIDEO

Richard Stein, Director of European Operations, NGC International Interviewer: David Lisot Europeans have been slow to accept third party grading and encapsulation for their coins. NGC is one of the largest grading companies in the world and has offices in Europe. Find out how their efforts are changing the perception of collectors worldwide. Copyright © […]

By October 16, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
PCGS and Third Party Coin Grading in Europe. VIDEO.

PCGS and Third Party Coin Grading in Europe. VIDEO.

Muriel Eymery, Vice President of International Business Development, PCGS. Interviewer: David Lisot Third party originated in the United States and has transformed the America coin market. The Professional Coin Grading Service has an office in Paris, France where thy offer their grading services to the European market. Find out whether this effort is succeeding and […]

By October 4, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
How Big Is The Rare Coin Counterfeiting Problem?

How Big Is The Rare Coin Counterfeiting Problem?

by Jeff Garrett  posted on Numismatic Guaranty Corporation The issue of counterfeit coins has been around for a very long time. For years, the numismatic industry has dealt effectively with the problem of counterfeit rare coins. Just to be clear, the issue of counterfeit coins has been around for a very long time. You can […]

NCA Grading Class to Debut at Whitman Baltimore Expo

NCA Grading Class to Debut at Whitman Baltimore Expo

BEDMINISTER, NJ — John Albanese, president of Numismatic Consumer Alliance (NCA), a New Jersey non-profit dedicated to reducing numismatic fraud, has announced a new consumer-education program sponsored in partnership with Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo, LLC. “We’re seeing continuing increased interest from the dealer community in protecting the public from fraud,” said Albanese. “Hands-on grading […]

By September 26, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
NGC Offers Limited-Edition Retro Holders

NGC Offers Limited-Edition Retro Holders

In celebration of its 25th anniversary, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation™ (NGC®), is offering a stunning limited-edition NGC Retro Holder and special label. The unique limited-edition NGC Retro Holder and special label have been made available due to popular demand and will only be offered for a limited time. Not since they were issued for a brief time in 1987 has […]

PCGS Expands Europe Services With New Paris Coin Submission Center  And Launch of PCGSEurope.com

PCGS Expands Europe Services With New Paris Coin Submission Center And Launch of PCGSEurope.com

Professional Coin Grading Service has expanded its services in Europe with the opening of a new, larger submission center in Paris and the creation of the PCGSEurope.com web site (www.PCGSEurope.com) that includes useful coin information in five languages for collectors and dealers as well as easy-to-use coin submission forms. “We are now accepting coins in […]

By September 11, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Grading the Perschke Brasher Doubloon

Grading the Perschke Brasher Doubloon

Scott Schechter, Vice President, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Interviewer: David Lisot. When Walter Perschke decided to offer the famous Brasher Doubloon gold piece for sale he selected the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation to grade and certify his great numismatic rarity. Scott Schechter talks about what was involved getting the piece for certification and what it is like […]

By August 16, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Comprehensive Market Study Reveals CAC Price Premiums

Comprehensive Market Study Reveals CAC Price Premiums

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFRareCoins.com ……. Market Study Background It’s common knowledge that CAC verified coins have been selling for premium prices since the inception of CAC on November 1, 2007.  But until now, collectors, investors and dealers haven’t had a resource to find out how much those price premiums amount to by […]

Ok, I admit it. I was wrong or: Teach a man to fish…

Ok, I admit it. I was wrong or: Teach a man to fish…

By Charles Morgan with Hubert Walker If you’re like me and participate in an online collecting forum, you’ve no doubt come across threads where “newbies” share images of coins they’ve found in order to ask other members if they should send them in to get graded. For some posters, of course, it’s all about the […]

Rare Coin Road Warrior-Summer Edition-CAC is the REAL deal!

Rare Coin Road Warrior-Summer Edition-CAC is the REAL deal!

By Vic Bozarth – Bozarthcoins.com Dear Rare Coin Enthusiast, The Fourth of July has come and gone and we are left with the HEAT and several weeks before the exciting annual American Numismatic Association Show in Philadelphia next month.  The Numismatic calendar for the Summer is busy, but not all the players are ‘on the […]

PCGS Gives Congressmen A Close Look At Counterfeiting Problems

PCGS Gives Congressmen A Close Look At Counterfeiting Problems

(Washington, DC) – During June 27, 2012 meetings with numismatic leaders in Washington, DC, influential U.S. Congressmen and congressional staff members learned about rare coin authentication and were shown examples of counterfeit coins from the Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) reference collection and examples of counterfeit PCGS encapsulation holders.  PCGS has detected over 5,500 counterfeit […]

By July 9, 2012 2 Comments Read More →
PCGS Implores Congress to Fight Imports and Sales of Counterfeit Coins

PCGS Implores Congress to Fight Imports and Sales of Counterfeit Coins

(Washington, DC) – Executives of the Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) warn that the problems of Chinese-made counterfeits of rare coins are getting worse and could soon expand to include fakes of rare bank notes imported into the United States.  In personal meetings and messages conveyed to influential members of Congress in Washington, DC on […]

By June 28, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Learning How to Grade – Part 3

Learning How to Grade – Part 3

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. Originally Appeared in Canadian Coin News In our previous installment of “Learning How to Grade” we spoke about circulated coins and the basics of learning how to grade them. In this, our third and final installment, we turn our attention to Uncirculated coins. Although there are eleven Uncirculated grades that can be […]

NGC Certifies Brasher Doubloon Considered the Finest Known and Valued at $10 Million

NGC Certifies Brasher Doubloon Considered the Finest Known and Valued at $10 Million

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC®), [ the world’s largest third-party coin grading company, has graded and encapsulated what may be the world’s most valuable coin. Prominent numismatist Walter Perschke is the owner of the coin, which is believed to be the finest known example of the rare Brasher Doubloon. Perschke first purchased the Brasher Doubloon in […]

PCGS Hong Kong Update and New Grading for Tokens and Medals

PCGS Hong Kong Update and New Grading for Tokens and Medals

Don Willis, President, PCGS Interviewer: David Lisot. Professional Coin Grading Service recently opened offices in Hong Kong to service the growing Chinese numismatic market. PCGS President Don Willis talks about the progress of the new venture in Asia as well as announcing that more categories of tokens and medals will now be encapsulated and graded […]

By June 11, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
ANACS Coins Now Listed on eBay

ANACS Coins Now Listed on eBay

Paul DeFelice, Vice President, ANACS Interviewer: David Lisot ANACS announces its compliance with the new rules for listing coins on eBay. The internet auction giant set new standards recently to help protect consumers and improve customer-dealer relations. ANACS VP Paul DeFelice tells what it took to have their coins listed on eBay. Video: 1:43. Background […]

Learning How to Grade – Part 2

Learning How to Grade – Part 2

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. Link to Part 1 The grade of a coin is the single most important ingredient to its value. Before proceeding with this installment, I’ll repeat what I said last time. Make sure that The American Numismatic Association’s Grading Standards for United States Coins, now in its sixth edition, is the first book […]

Learning How to Grade – Part 1

Learning How to Grade – Part 1

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. Originally Appeared in Canadian Coin News My biggest pet peeve about our wonderful hobby of coin collecting is the over-grading of coins. I see this all too often when I am called in to appraise a collection or make an offer on some coins that the collector has for sale at that […]

ANACS Intends to be Included on eBay

ANACS Intends to be Included on eBay

Paul DeFelice, Vice President, ANACS Interviewer: David Lisot. New policies were recently announced for coins being posted on eBay that stated that only certain grading services would be allowed to be listed. ANACS is the oldest third party grading service in America and was not included in that report. Paul DeFelice, ANACS Vice President, discusses […]

Coin Submission Success Strategies

Coin Submission Success Strategies

By Charles Morgan with Hubert Walker If you’re anything like me, then you occasionally submit coins to one of the major Third Party Grading companies to preserve them, attribute them, or to add to your collection of certified coins. I look at a lot of raw material in the hopes that my grading eye is […]

NGC Grades 25 Millionth Coin

NGC Grades 25 Millionth Coin

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), a Florida-based independent coin certification and grading company, announced today it has graded 25 million coins – becoming the first grading company to reach this milestone. Mark Salzberg, chairman of NGC, considers this milestone a great triumph. “It’s remarkable to look back on the collections we’ve seen as we approached the […]

NGC Offers New Label For TOP 50 Most Popular Modern Coins

NGC Offers New Label For TOP 50 Most Popular Modern Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has created a special presentation label for coins featured in Top 50 Most Popular Modern Coins. This newly released book lists the Top 50 Most Popular Modern Coins in terms of popularity, scarcity and affordability. Each coin listed in the book includes a detailed history, images, statistics and a graph displaying […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Controversy over 1841 Quarter Eagles ($2½ gold coins), Part 1

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Controversy over 1841 Quarter Eagles ($2½ gold coins), Part 1

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #107 Quarter Eagles (U.S. $2½ gold coins) were minted from 1796 to 1929, and in every year from 1829 to 1915. They are about the size of dimes and are 90% gold or nearly so. […]

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