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New Collectors.com Lets You Quickly Find $1 Billion Of Coins, Banknotes And Other Collectibles

New Collectors.com Lets You Quickly Find $1 Billion Of Coins, Banknotes And Other Collectibles

Imagine the convenience of finding every coin, banknote or other collectible item you want that is currently available for sale online, all in one place. That place now is Collectors.com, a new, one-stop website that instantly provides information on the availability of more than nine million collectibles currently offered for sale. “This is a fantastic […]

Multi-Million Dollar Displays, Educational Seminars Highlight September 2015 Long Beach Expo

Multi-Million Dollar Displays, Educational Seminars Highlight September 2015 Long Beach Expo

Multi-million dollar displays of rare U.S. pattern coins and high-grade early date large cents exhibited for the first time on the West Coast, along with educational seminars, grading contests and more than 500 dealers buying and selling will highlight the next Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com). The show will be […]

By August 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Charles Morgan Submits Modern Coins to QA Check and Gets His Results! – VIDEO: 17:47.

Charles Morgan Submits Modern Coins to QA Check and Gets His Results! – VIDEO: 17:47.

James Sego & Michael Ellis, QA Check, Interviewer: Charles Morgan, CoinWeek.com. The Modern certified coin marketplace has been growing by leaps and bounds in recent years. In this exclusive video, CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan has QA Check, a company that sticker’s solid quality certified modern coins, evaluate 20 coins from his personal collection in order […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection: The 1924-S Standing Liberty Quarter

Counterfeit Coin Detection: The 1924-S Standing Liberty Quarter

Counterfeit 1924-S Standing Liberty Quarter By NGC ….. As we’ve said in previous Counterfeit Detection columns, no US coinage issue is immune from counterfeiting. Classic rarities and key dates, like the 1804 dollar and the 1916-D dime, are frequent targets of counterfeiting, but so too are more common coins. In fact, virtually every classic US […]

NGC, NCS and PMG Appoint New  Japan Official Submission Center

NGC, NCS and PMG Appoint New Japan Official Submission Center

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®), Numismatic Conservation Services® (NCS®) and Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) have announced that World Coins Japan Co., Ltd., has been appointed an Official Submission Center to the companies in Japan. NGC, NCS and PMG are independent members of the Certified Collectibles Group® (CCG®). Located in Tokyo, World Coins Japan, is one of […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection: A Morgan Dollar “Super-Fake” Revealed

Counterfeit Coin Detection: A Morgan Dollar “Super-Fake” Revealed

  Counterfeit 1884-S Morgan Dollar By NGC ….   Lest you think spotting fakes is easy, take a look at this 1884-S Morgan Dollar. Each month in this column, we discuss some of the fundamentals of counterfeit detection, using counterfeit coins as illustrations. To date, the examples shown have not been deceptive. By that, we mean […]

Three Distinguished Numismatists Added  To PCGS CoinFacts™ Coin Dealer Hall of Fame

Three Distinguished Numismatists Added To PCGS CoinFacts™ Coin Dealer Hall of Fame

The PCGS CoinFacts™ Coin Dealer Hall of Fame has inducted three more renowned members. The dealers now added to the prestigious list are Édouard Frossard (1837 – 1899), Harry J. Forman (1924 – 2008) and John “JD” Dannreuther (born in 1948). The induction ceremony was part of the PCGS Set Registry luncheon on August 14, […]

By August 14, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Grading – NGC Modifies Vintage Chinese and Russian Coin Policy

Coin Grading – NGC Modifies Vintage Chinese and Russian Coin Policy

NGC’s expanded research capabilities and grading staff allow for improved coin policy. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has announced that vintage Chinese and Russian coins may now be submitted under any NGC grading tier provided they meet that tier’s requirements. Previously, certain vintage Chinese and Russian silver, gold and platinum coins had to be submitted under […]

PCGS Grading and Counterfeit Detection Seminars at 2015 Long Beach Expo

PCGS Grading and Counterfeit Detection Seminars at 2015 Long Beach Expo

Collectors will have the opportunity to learn from the experts at two Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) coin grading and counterfeit detection seminars during the upcoming September 2015 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo. PCGS will offer two separate seminars from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday, September 19. Grading 102 […]

By August 6, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Counterfeit Coins Detection: 1914-S Lincoln Cent

Counterfeit Coins Detection: 1914-S Lincoln Cent

Counterfeit 1914-S Lincoln Cent by Max Spiegel, NGC  ……. NGC graders identified a recently submitted fake 1914-S cent as a slightly above-average copy. 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 own right, as are all S-Mint Lincoln […]

NGC Offers Exclusive ANA Label at ANA World’s Fair of Money

NGC Offers Exclusive ANA Label at ANA World’s Fair of Money

An exclusive ANA label and pedigree will be available for qualifying coins submitted to NGC at the Chicago ANA in August. Special submission instructions must be followed. NGC, the official grading service of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) since 1995, will offer an exclusive ANA label at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Chicago, […]

PCGS Grading Contest Set for 2015 Long Beach Expo

PCGS Grading Contest Set for 2015 Long Beach Expo

Collectors, dealers and young numismatists will again have the chance to test their coin grading skills and compete for prizes in the PCGS Coin Grading Contest. The newly announced competition will be held at the September 2015 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo, but interested participants should sign up now. The entry […]

By July 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
NGC’s Mark Salzberg to Offer Free One-on-One Consultations at ANA’s World Fair of Money

NGC’s Mark Salzberg to Offer Free One-on-One Consultations at ANA’s World Fair of Money

by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation On Wednesday, August 12 and Thursday, August 13, renowned numismatist Mark Salzberg will offer free collector consultations at the NGC tables during the ANA World’s Fair of Money. NGC will be offering free one-on-one consultations with the renowned numismatist at the NGC booth. From 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. both days, Salzberg will […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1893-O Morgan Dollar

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1893-O Morgan 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 […]

PCGS Periodic Table Poster Now Available On Amazon

PCGS Periodic Table Poster Now Available On Amazon

If you can’t attend one of the upcoming major shows in Baltimore, Chicago, or Long Beach, you still have an opportunity to obtain one of the popular new “PCGS CoinFacts Periodic Table of United States Coins” posters. “We’ve had many requests from across the country for these fascinating posters. While supplies last, we’re giving them […]

By July 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Alves Reis: The Man Who Would Be Rich

Alves Reis: The Man Who Would Be Rich

While there have been counterfeiting operations throughout history, few have been as coordinated and successful as the one that Alves Reis carried out in Portugal By Zachary Habermas – Paper Money Guaranty   Originally posted at www.pmgnotes.com on 7/1/2015. Throughout history there have been sophisticated schemes involving the counterfeiting of currency. Some have involved individuals […]

PCGS Hosts Simpson Half Dollar and Stella Patterns At World’s Fair of Money

PCGS Hosts Simpson Half Dollar and Stella Patterns At World’s Fair of Money

Two superb sets from The Bob Simpson U.S. Pattern Collection, the Morgan half dollar patterns of 1877 and $4 Stellas in all metals, will be displayed at the Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) booth during the American Numismatic Association (ANA) Chicago World’s Fair of Money (www.worldsfairofmoney.com), August 11 – 15, 2015. These two sets are […]

By July 14, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
VP Ken Krah Extends Employment with NGC

VP Ken Krah Extends Employment with NGC

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is pleased to announce that Ken Krah, NGC Vice President and Finalizer, has decided to postpone retirement and extend his employment with NGC. Krah has been with NGC since 1989. A top expert on world coin authentication and grading, Krah became a professional numismatist in 1979. He joined NGC a decade […]

PCGS TrueView Photos now Free with PCGS Secure Service

PCGS TrueView Photos now Free with PCGS Secure Service

                  By Professional Coin Grading Service….   Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is now providing its acclaimed TrueViewSM high-resolution digital photography at no additional cost for all coins submitted for PCGS Secure™ Service. “You now can have free, professional photography for all your PCGS Secure certified coins. […]

By July 1, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
PMG Chairman Issues Statement on eBay Paper Money Policy Changes

PMG Chairman Issues Statement on eBay Paper Money Policy Changes

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) Chairman Mark Salzberg has issued a statement on eBay’s new paper money policy announced on Friday. The policy states that eBay now recognizes only two paper money certification services, PMG and PCGS Currency. I applaud eBay on its recent announcement of greater protection for paper money collectors. Its decision to recognize […]

Counterfeit Detection: 2012 $50 American Gold Eagle

Counterfeit Detection: 2012 $50 American Gold Eagle

Posted by Max Spiegel, NGC on 4/21/2015 NGC graders recently identified two counterfeit 2012 $50 American Gold Eagles with poorly defined details around Liberty’s face and hair.The American Eagle bullion coin program was launched in 1986 with a one ounce silver $1, a tenth ounce gold $5, a quarter ounce gold $10, a half ounce gold $25 […]

What Rare Coin Dealers Collect

What Rare Coin Dealers Collect

by Jeff Garrett for NGC Market Report Many assume that rare coin dealers have built incredible collections from the coins that they regularly trade. That is not often the case. Earlier this week, my local coin club met on the second Monday of the month, as usual. This month, a young intern who is working […]

PCGS Giving Away “Periodic Table Of U.S. Coins” Posters At Four Shows. Video: 2:31.

PCGS Giving Away “Periodic Table Of U.S. Coins” Posters At Four Shows. Video: 2:31.

By PCGS… The “science” of numismatics now has a new meaning. Professional Coin Grading Service has created the PCGS CoinFacts Periodic Table of United States Coins, an educational and fun poster that illustrates major U.S. coin denominations issued for circulation from 1793 to date. PCGS will give away copies at four upcoming coin shows while […]

By June 18, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Natural Untouched Imperial Roman Bronze Coins

Natural Untouched Imperial Roman Bronze Coins

Coins are Art, perfection is in the eye of the beholder. An Imperial Bronze coin exemplifies the skill of a ‘master’ engraver, such wonders are pieces of beauty that will last in history forever. There are coins that create dreams when you see them and as you touch them, they speak to you “I am […]

Sample Slab Market about to Expand with Publication of First Catalog

Sample Slab Market about to Expand with Publication of First Catalog

Sample slab collecting, a formerly obscure numismatic niche, is about to move to the edge of the mainstream with the publication of the first book on the subject on September 17, 2015. When third-party grading services began encapsulating coins in 1986, they often gave away samples of their new coin holders.  Originally distributed free to […]

By June 17, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
David Lisot Takes the PCGS Coin Grading Challenge. Video: 4:27

David Lisot Takes the PCGS Coin Grading Challenge. Video: 4:27

Do you have the numismatic chops to put your grading skills up against the professional graders at PCGS? CoinWeek’s David Lisot stopped by the PCGS booth at the June 2015 Long Beach Expo to take a shot at winning the $1,000 dollar prize given to the person, who’s grades most match those awarded by the […]

QA Check Coin Stickering Service Reports Initial Results. Video: 3:18.

QA Check Coin Stickering Service Reports Initial Results. Video: 3:18.

Collectibles Quality Assurance Company, LLC President James Sego talks about the roll-out of QA Check, how it’s being accepted by collectors and dealers in this exclusive CoinWeek video interview, shot at the June 2015 Long Beach Expo. Copyright © CoinWeek June 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media source for print and video Rare Coin and Currency […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection –  Australian 1917 P Gold Sovereign

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Australian 1917 P Gold Sovereign

by Max Spiegel, NGC ….   NGC graders recently identified a fake 1917 gold sovereign with the “P” mintmark of the Perth Mint in Australia. The British sovereign is one of the world’s most famous gold coins. Named after an English gold coin struck until 1604, the modern gold sovereign has been issued by the United […]

NGC, NCS and PMG Announce Major Expansion in China

NGC, NCS and PMG Announce Major Expansion in China

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®), Numismatic Conservation Services® (NCS®) and Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) have entered their next phase of expansion in China with several major developments. The three companies, which are independent members of the Certified Collectibles Group® (CCG®), have extended their Official Submission Center agreement with Guangzhou National Standard Numismatic Collection Grading Co., Ltd. […]

NGC to offer special pedigree for the 2015 U.S. Mint Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set

NGC to offer special pedigree for the 2015 U.S. Mint Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set

The 2015 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set goes on sale June 16, 2015 from the United States Mint. This set includes four 2015-P Presidential Dollars (Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johndon), one 2015-D Native American Dollar and one 2015-W Burnished Uncirculated American Silver Eagle. NGC will recognize coins received […]

 
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