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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 […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1893-O Morgan Silver Dollar

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1893-O Morgan Silver Dollar

Posted by Ben Wengel, NGC Grader ……. A recent 1893-O Morgan Dollar submission was confirmed a counterfeit when NGC graders identified one telltale sign. Recently, a well made die struck counterfeit Morgan dollar dated 1893-O was found in a bulk deal while at NGC. While the piece was well made, it had one telltale diagnostic that made […]

New Mobile App Takes Advantage of NGC Online Collecting Tools

New Mobile App Takes Advantage of NGC Online Collecting Tools

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has released a new mobile app that features some of the most popular research tools from the world’s largest third-party coin grading service. Optimized for both smartphones and tablets, the free NGC app is available now in the App Store and Google Play. The NGC app includes the essential Verify NGC […]

Long Beach Expo Underway—But I’m Snowbound

Long Beach Expo Underway—But I’m Snowbound

Collectors Should Enjoy A Martini In The Morning By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   Well I spoke too soon in my last report. I had addressed that, much to my relief, we who reside in New Hampshire had not been on the receiving end of a large “named snowstorm” to end the […]

NGC Upgrades Certified Roll Holder

NGC Upgrades Certified Roll Holder

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has upgraded its Certified Roll™ holder with a new, patent-pending design. The second generation Certified Roll boasts enhanced security features and can accommodate a wide range of NGC’s popular special labels, including its hand-signed labels. NGC’s Certified Roll provides crystal-clear display for a roll of 20 American Silver Eagles or 20 […]

Coinweek IQ: Grading Ancient Coins with David Vagi – 4K Video

Coinweek IQ: Grading Ancient Coins with David Vagi – 4K Video

CoinWeek IQ is an ongoing series of exclusive videos that go in-depth into important numismatic topics and feature many of the hobby’s leading experts and personalities. In this IQ video, CoinWeek sits down with NGC Ancients director David Vagi to discuss collecting ancient coins, ancient coin grading, and how new collectors should approach this remarkable […]

U.S. Coins – NGC Certifies Unique Cent

U.S. Coins – NGC Certifies Unique Cent

1982-D Small Date Variety Previously Unknown in Bronze Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified the only known example of a 1982-D Small Date cent struck in bronze. The unique coin was discovered in November by an anonymous collector in Minnesota after he decided to examine a hoard of bronze cents that he had accumulated from […]

Coin Collecting & Market Commentary: European Numismatics

Coin Collecting & Market Commentary: European Numismatics

Attending the World Money Fair in Germany is a rewarding experience By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   During the previous week I attended the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany. Over the years I’d heard a lot about this convention but had never been able to attend. My main specialty has […]

Modern US Coins – Coinage of the Obama Era

Modern US Coins – Coinage of the Obama Era

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   It’s still unclear how history will ultimately remember the presidency of Barack Obama, who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 through 2017. But coin collectors can already honor the historic, two-term former commander-in-chief in their own ways. Over the course of the eight […]

NGC Celebrates Mother’s Day with Special Label for all Modern Coins

NGC Celebrates Mother’s Day with Special Label for all Modern Coins

NGC has designed a unique special label in honor of Mother’s Day In celebration of Mother’s Day, which will be observed around the world in May, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has created a special Mother’s Day label. This label is the perfect companion to NGC’s Father’s Day label, released last year. It will make any […]

Historic RittenhouseTown to Honor John Mercanti, 12th Chief Engraver of the US Mint

Historic RittenhouseTown to Honor John Mercanti, 12th Chief Engraver of the US Mint

John Mercanti will receive the David Rittenhouse Award for his decades of service and outstanding work as the 12th Chief Engraver of the US Mint Calling John Mercanti an “important but somewhat unsung American artist,” the Board of Directors of Historic RittenhouseTown located in Fairmount Park, will be awarding the 2017 David Rittenhouse Award at […]

Recent Activity Shows World Coin Market Gaining Momentum

Recent Activity Shows World Coin Market Gaining Momentum

By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   It has been real cold in the Granite State. Luckily for the first time in a couple years we haven’t been hit with a huge “named” winter storm to wrap up January in New England. What we do have is an exciting and aggressive start to […]

Coin Market Commentary: The Globalization of Numismatics

Coin Market Commentary: The Globalization of Numismatics

Globalization has been a strong force in numismatics from the availability of world coins and the dissemination of information By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   Recently I was able to attend the New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) for the first time in quite a while. The event has been held […]

NCS Conservation: Scratches on Coins

NCS Conservation: Scratches on Coins

A scratch is a type of mechanical damage that has moved or removed metal from the surface of a coin By Numismatic Conservation Services (NCS) ……   It is said that it is better to prevent a problem rather than correct it once it has occurred. In much of our numismatic pursuits this adage is […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection –  Altered 1856 Flying Eagle Cent

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Altered 1856 Flying Eagle Cent

Altered Date 1856 Flying Eagle Cent By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ………   Date alterations are the most common type of counterfeit seen on 1856 Flying Eagle cents. By 1856 the half cent and large cent denominations had become extremely unpopular. They hardly circulated since their large sizes were simply too cumbersome to be useful in […]

Certified Coins – NGC: A Letter from Mark Salzberg

Certified Coins – NGC: A Letter from Mark Salzberg

NGC’s 30th Anniversary The chairman of CCG reflects on the highlights of 2016 and looks ahead to 2017 Dear Fellow Numismatists: I hope that the new year is off to a great start for all of you. For me, this year is particularly special because it marks NGC’s 30th anniversary. It is amazing how much […]

Coin Collecting Market – Make It FUN For Everyone

Coin Collecting Market – Make It FUN For Everyone

Colonial copper and Civil War silver bargains; 2017, the year of the collector By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   Phew! Just shoveled off about a foot of heavy wet snow from my roof and driveway here in New Hampshire and I am now settled into my home office raring to see what […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1912 Indian Head $10 Gold Eagle Coin

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1912 Indian Head $10 Gold Eagle Coin

By Max Spiegel, NGC …..   The raised spikes at the rim of this 1912 $10 Indian Head Eagle are one detail collectors can use for counterfeit coin detection. It is no surprise that United States gold coins have long been the target of counterfeiters. A wave of deceptive forgeries appeared in the marketplace in […]

CoinWeek IQ: Numismatic America: Behind the Scenes at the National Numismatic Collection – 4K Video

CoinWeek IQ: Numismatic America: Behind the Scenes at the National Numismatic Collection – 4K Video

In this 4K CoinWeek video, editor Charles Morgan joins ANA President Jeff Garrett for a rare behind the scenes tour of the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution. Jeff and Charles discuss the 1804 dollar, George T. Morgan’s sketchbook, a rare never-before-filmed 2008 Ultra High Relief gold pattern struck at the Perth Mint for the U.S. Mint, plus six important […]

Rare Coin Market Commentary – What To Expect For 2017 And Beyond

Rare Coin Market Commentary – What To Expect For 2017 And Beyond

Now is an excellent time to be collecting rare coins By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   As the year winds down most who are involved in the world of numismatics are starting to consider what the New Year will bring. Many will be happy to put 2016 in the past. The […]

 
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