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NGC and Former US Mint Chief Engraver Elizabeth Jones to Launch Signature Label Series

NGC and Former US Mint Chief Engraver Elizabeth Jones to Launch Signature Label Series

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) will offer a limited-edition certification label signed by Elizabeth Jones, the 11th Chief Sculptor and Engraver of the United States Mint. As the first and only woman to hold this prestigious position, and the last presidentially appointed and congressionally approved Chief Engraver, Jones oversaw the introduction of the American Silver and […]

Coin Grading: NGC Expands Plus Designation to US Modern Coins

Coin Grading: NGC Expands Plus Designation to US Modern Coins

US Modern coins are now eligible for NGC’s Plus Designation, making the modern coin grading scale more nuanced. SARASOTA, Fla. (November 12, 2013) — Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has announced a significant expansion of its popular Plus (+) designation. NGC uses the Plus (+) designation to indicate a coin at the high end of its […]

PCGS Grading Modern Chinese Coins Year-Round On Mainland And Adding Reference Numbers

PCGS Grading Modern Chinese Coins Year-Round On Mainland And Adding Reference Numbers

Professional Coin Grading Service (http://www.PCGS.com.cn) is now grading modern Chinese coins on a year-round basis in mainland China.  PCGS opened submission centers in Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou this past summer, and is expanding its initially part-time certification services to now accept, authenticate and grade modern coin submissions all-year-round with a quick turnaround time of three […]

By October 30, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
NGC Certifies Eric P. Newman World Coins

NGC Certifies Eric P. Newman World Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has graded and encapsulated more than 2,800 world coins selected from the phenomenal collection of Eric P. Newman. This third installment of the historic collection boasts a number of exceedingly rare and high grade coins from around the world. Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society (EPNNES) previously chose NGC to certify […]

PCGS has Successful Debut at ANDA Melbourne Coin Show

PCGS has Successful Debut at ANDA Melbourne Coin Show

Representatives of Professional Coin Grading Service (http://www.PCGSAsia.com), the world’s leader in coin authentication and grading services, say their first official participation at a show in Australia was a major success during the Australasian Numismatic Dealer’s Association (ANDA) International Coin and Banknote Show in Melbourne, Australia, October 18 – 20, 2013. Ms. Muriel Eymery, PCGS Vice […]

By October 25, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
NGC Certifies Extremely Rare Proof 1801 Bust Silver Dollar

NGC Certifies Extremely Rare Proof 1801 Bust Silver Dollar

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified an extremely rare and important Proof 1801 Silver Dollar. Graded NGC PF 66 Cameo, it is the finest of only two known specimens. The coin was submitted to NGC by Sarasota Rare Coin Gallery on behalf of a prominent East Coast collector. The United States did not strike any […]

PCGS Will Present Educational Seminars At ANDA Melbourne Show

PCGS Will Present Educational Seminars At ANDA Melbourne Show

Representatives of Professional Coin Grading Service (http://www.PCGSAsia.com), the world’s leader in coin authentication and grading services, will be attending the Australasian Numismatic Dealer’s Association International Coin and Banknote Show (http://australiancoinshows.com.au) in Melbourne, Australia, October 18 – 20, 2013. The show will be held in the Medallion Club (level 2) at Etihad Stadium. This is the […]

By October 17, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Paper Money Guaranty Grades Rare Kansas City 1934C $10 Narrow Star Replacement Note

Paper Money Guaranty Grades Rare Kansas City 1934C $10 Narrow Star Replacement Note

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) recently graded and encapsulated a rare 1934C $10 Narrow Star Replacement note from Kansas City. This small-size type of note is highly sought after by US currency collectors and seldom becomes available for those seeking it. Narrow face plates were introduced only on face plate numbers 86 – 89 and many […]

PMG Certifies Important D. Brent Pogue Collection of US Paper Money

PMG Certifies Important D. Brent Pogue Collection of US Paper Money

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) has announced that it has certified the impressive D. Brent Pogue Collection of US paper money. The collection is significant for its quality, rarity and scope, and includes many finest known examples, special serial numbers, “Star” notes and other extreme rarities. Numerous notes are pedigreed to some of the most important […]

Early Fall Coin Auctions Rake in $50 Million – NGC Rarities Join Elite Ranks!

Early Fall Coin Auctions Rake in $50 Million – NGC Rarities Join Elite Ranks!

Posted by Jim Bisognani for NGC Market Report ……… Since my last report, from coast-to-coast the numismatic world has been the scene of heightened and historic activity. First up, September 19-21 was the Philadelphia Whitman Expo and host Stack’s Bowers Galleries auction. Floor activity and dealer action at the Pennsylvania Convention Center was quite spirited at this collector-friendly venue […]

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 →
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