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First Chinese Coins Certified by NGC Advanced Authentication Bureau in Gallery Online

First Chinese Coins Certified by NGC Advanced Authentication Bureau in Gallery Online

The coins were the first to be evaluated by the newly established NGC Advanced Chinese Authentication Bureau (ACAB), led by noted expert Chen Gi Mao Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) announced on March 9 that it certified one of just three known complete sets of 1897 Szechuan pattern coins struck by the Ferracute Machine Company of […]

Coin Collecting Strategies: Numismatic Diversification

Coin Collecting Strategies: Numismatic Diversification

Diversifying your coin collecting areas of interest is a very enjoyable way to collect and learn about the history of different series By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   During a recent meeting with my financial advisor we discussed the importance of diversification. Having all of your eggs in any one basket is […]

Counterfeit Detection: 1963-D Roosevelt Dime with Altered Bands

Counterfeit Detection: 1963-D Roosevelt Dime with Altered Bands

Careful examination of this 1963-D Roosevelt Dime reveals an alteration to the torch By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   Coins are altered in a variety of ways for a number of different reasons. Some alterations may be unintentional, such as corrosion or altered color due to improper storage. Other alterations—altered dates or added mintmarks—are attempts […]

CoinWeek IQ: Collect Smart on a Budget – 4K Video

CoinWeek IQ: Collect Smart on a Budget – 4K Video

Collect more of what you want by implementing these strategies… Not every collector has the unlimited means necessary to put together a world famous coin collection, but many collectors on a budget overlook methods that can help them get the most enjoyment and value out of the hobby. In this CoinWeek IQ video, editor Charles […]

Counterfeit Detection – Die Struck Counterfeit 1916-D Mercury Dime

Counterfeit Detection – Die Struck Counterfeit 1916-D Mercury Dime

1916-D Counterfeit Mercury Dime By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   Skillful identification of counterfeit coins is essential to the hobby. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) recently received a die struck copy of an important coin that bore tooling marks, a telltale sign of counterfeit efforts. Read on for more details. It is very easy for authenticators […]

Bowker Collection Chinese Coins in the Shanghai Mint Museum

Bowker Collection Chinese Coins in the Shanghai Mint Museum

Many of the coins from the Howard Franklin Bowker Collection were graded by NGC before they were donated to the Shanghai Mint Museum The Shanghai Mint Museum was opened in 2004 to showcase the artistry and history of Chinese coins and paper money. It occupies 600 square meters of the Shanghai Mint’s facility, which was […]

Modern Proof Coins—The Hunt For Perfection Continues

Modern Proof Coins—The Hunt For Perfection Continues

Viewing countless modern proofs gives the collector a greater appreciation for perfection! By Jim Bisognani – NGC Contributor ……..   As we roll into the month of May, we in New England can finally say good riddance to Old Man Winter who, much like the unwanted house guest, didn’t seem to ever want to leave. […]

NGC Registry Set News: From Monkeys and Quetzals to Francs and Shillings

NGC Registry Set News: From Monkeys and Quetzals to Francs and Shillings

New NGC Registry sets this month include China, Gabon, Great Britain, US Cents and more This month, the NGC Registry offers a variety of new coin collecting choices for your enjoyment. From Lincoln cents in the US to Silver $10 in remote Palau, there is something new for everyone. We have a wide variety of […]

NGC Certifies Important 1910 and 1911 Chinese Coins Struck by the Vienna Mint

NGC Certifies Important 1910 and 1911 Chinese Coins Struck by the Vienna Mint

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified 11 important coins struck by the Vienna Mint in 1910 and 1911 for the Central Mint in Tianjin, China. These extremely rare coins were carefully preserved in the Central Mint Archives for many years, a pedigree that is noted on the NGC certification label. In 1905 the Empire of […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1937-D 3-Legged Buffalo Nickel

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1937-D 3-Legged Buffalo Nickel

Evidence of heavy polishing where the fourth leg should be – 1937-D Buffalo Nickel By Max Spiegel, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   The 1937-D 3 Legged Buffalo Nickel is undoubtedly the most famous key date in the Buffalo Nickel series. Most collectors consider it to be a distinct issue although it is more accurately […]

Counterfeit Detection: 2017 One Kilo Chinese Silver Panda 300 Yuan

Counterfeit Detection: 2017 One Kilo Chinese Silver Panda 300 Yuan

This counterfeit 2017 Chinese Silver Panda 300 Yuan has sharper details than the genuine coin Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) recently received a peculiar-looking 2017 One Kilo Silver 300 Yuan Panda. Although the coin weighed precisely one kilogram (just as it should), the coin was much thicker than other one-kilo Silver Pandas. Unfortunately for the submitter, […]

Counterfeit Coins Detection: Check the Mintmark on the 1914-S Lincoln Cent

Counterfeit Coins Detection: Check the Mintmark on the 1914-S Lincoln Cent

Counterfeit 1914-S Lincoln Cent By Max Spiegel, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   NGC graders identified a recently submitted fake 1914-S cent as a slightly above-average copy for counterfeit coins. The 1914-D Lincoln Cent is well-known as one of the keys to the series, but its San Francisco counterpart is a scarce issue in its […]

Jeff Garrett: Collecting Colonial Coinage

Jeff Garrett: Collecting Colonial Coinage

Colonial coins offer a combination of rarity, historical value and affordability By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   My last article mentioned my first trip to the ANA Summer Seminar in 1974. My instructor that week was “Red Book” editor Ken Bressett. I had decided to take his class on United States […]

Altered Coin Detection:  Cameo 1960 Franklin Half Dollar

Altered Coin Detection: Cameo 1960 Franklin Half Dollar

Altered Cameo 1960 Franklin Half By Max Spiegel, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation(NGC) …….   A white “frost” was applied to this Franklin Half Dollar to give its elements a cameo appearance. There are a number of ways that nefarious individuals altered coins in an attempt to trick unsuspecting buyers into thinking that the coin is better than […]

NGC Ancients: Roman Bronzes Appeal to Specialist Collectors

NGC Ancients: Roman Bronzes Appeal to Specialist Collectors

The early Romans’ appreciation for copper money remained strong through the collapse of the Roman Empire In the ancient Greek world there was a strong preference for precious metal coinage. Base metal coins were added to the mix only long after gold, silver and electrum coins had come into regular use – and even then, […]

Special NGC San Francisco Trolley Label for 2017-S Proof Silver Eagle

Special NGC San Francisco Trolley Label for 2017-S Proof Silver Eagle

NGC will offer a new label to celebrate the release of the 2017-S Proof Silver Eagle, which will be released in a set limited to just 75,000 pieces The United States Mint released the Congratulations Set on April 4. Surprisingly, the Congratulations Set contains an S-mint 2017 Proof Silver Eagle, not a W-mint coin as […]

ANA Summer Seminar: Numismatic Vacation

ANA Summer Seminar: Numismatic Vacation

If you have a serious interest in numismatics, you should consider spending one or two weeks attending Summer Seminar By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   The American Numismatic Association (ANA) offers a tremendous amount of educational opportunities for collectors. There is a world-class museum, the only lending numismatic library in the […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection –  1842-O Seated Liberty Dime

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1842-O Seated Liberty Dime

Counterfeit 1842-O Seated Liberty Dime By Max Spiegel, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …….   The design details on this Seated Liberty Dime counterfeit coin are soft, especially at Liberty’s head, the Phrygian cap and the shield on the obverse. The Seated Liberty Dime has grown in popularity with collectors over the last couple of decades with […]

Whitman Baltimore Underway with Stacks Bowers Coin Auction

Whitman Baltimore Underway with Stacks Bowers Coin Auction

1945 Mercury Dime NGC MS 66 By Jim Bisognani – NGC Contributor ……..   Stack’s Bowers March coin auction extravaganza; Partially split bands deserve a premium; Coins and taxidermy: Just what the doctor ordered The end of March is not going out like a lamb in the numismatic world as there is a sustained flurry […]

NGC Certifies Dramatic New Kennedy Half Dollar Variety

NGC Certifies Dramatic New Kennedy Half Dollar Variety

Proof Coin Reveals One Style of Mintmark Punched over Another Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified a newly discovered variety for the popular Kennedy Half Dollar series. Submitted for attribution under NGC’s VarietyPlus Service by Florida dealer Bob Ryan, it was at first suspected to be a normal “S” mintmark punched over an inverted impression […]

Collecting United States Pattern Coinage

Collecting United States Pattern Coinage

If you are looking for a collecting challenge, consider US pattern coinage By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   The year 2017 is a great time to consider one the most interesting areas of the rare coin market–United States pattern coinage. The first United States pattern coins were struck 225 years ago […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1903-S Added S Morgan Dollar

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1903-S Added S Morgan Dollar

A prominent area of discoloration around the mintmark is a sign that this Morgan Dollar is a counterfeit. By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …… The vast majority of the more than 1.2 million Morgan dollars struck at the San Francisco Mint in 1903 entered circulation, either immediately or as they were trickled out from the Mint […]

Copper Is Golden: Collecting Classic US Large Cents

Copper Is Golden: Collecting Classic US Large Cents

Draped bust large cents reveal grand returns; “Make mine milk chocolate please!” By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   According to the calendar, spring is just around the corner, officially arriving next week. Yet as I sit at my desk researching for this installment, we are being hit by a major winter storm: […]

Counterfeits – The Battle Begins

Counterfeits – The Battle Begins

The best protection against the threat of counterfeits is to buy coins from a reputable source By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   My term as President of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) will expire in August. I have told many friends and business associates that I still have much that I […]

NGC & Chen Gi Mao Form NGC Advanced Vintage Chinese Coins Authentication Bureau

NGC & Chen Gi Mao Form NGC Advanced Vintage Chinese Coins Authentication Bureau

Extremely Rare 1897 Ferracute Szechuan Pattern Set is Certified Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) and noted numismatist Chen Gi Mao have announced that they will form the NGC Advanced Chinese Authentication Bureau (ACAB). The partnership combines the experience and expertise of NGC, a leading third-party coin grading service established in 1987, and Chen Gi Mao, one […]

CoinWeek IQ: U.S. Mint Medallic Sculptor Joseph Menna Talks Modern Coin Design – 4K Video

CoinWeek IQ: U.S. Mint Medallic Sculptor Joseph Menna Talks Modern Coin Design – 4K Video

Joseph Menna is a a medallic sculptor at the United States Mint. If you’ve spent a Lincoln cent struck since 2010, you have spent a coin that Menna has sculpted. Beyond the reverse of the Shield cent, he has designed or engraved dozens of coins and medals for the U.S. Mint, including the George Washington and […]

U.S. Rare Coin Market Prepares To Spring Ahead

U.S. Rare Coin Market Prepares To Spring Ahead

Colonials court continued comeback; Hidden values in foreign silver; Near Gem $20 Saints huge bargain By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   I dare not repeat these thoughts out loud as I type… yet after more snow than the abominable himself would care to see has been dumped in my city we have […]

CoinWeek IQ: Grading World Coins at NGC – 4K Video

CoinWeek IQ: Grading World Coins at NGC – 4K Video

CoinWeek finishes its trilogy of on-site grading videos at Numismatic Guaranty Corporation with this exclusive new video that tracks a world coin order from the point of arrival through to when each of the coins is sonically sealed in NGC’s secure holder. You will see NGC’s world class coin graders at work grading an order […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection –  1854-O Arrows Seated Liberty Half Dollar

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1854-O Arrows Seated Liberty Half Dollar

Counterfeit 1854-O Arrows Seated Liberty Half Dollar Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……….   Numerous issues, such as depressions, raised lines, porosity and die damage, presented plenty of evidence to prove this coin not genuine. The Coinage Act of 1853 reduced the weight of the silver half dime, dime, quarter and half dollar as part of an […]

ANA Legacy Dinner Celebrates Mark Salzberg and Rick Montgomery

ANA Legacy Dinner Celebrates Mark Salzberg and Rick Montgomery

NGC Leaders Discuss Influences and Successes Join fellow collectors at the ANA Legacy Dinner on Thursday, March 9 at the Orlando National Money Show to celebrate the contributions of Mark Salzberg and Rick Montgomery of Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). Learn about their personal interests and how the two men have influenced the grading industry. Guests […]

 
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