Numismatic Guaranty Corporation

When NGC was founded in 1987, it heralded the introduction of a new standard of integrity in coin grading. From the beginning NGC focused on only one objective, a standard of consistent and accurate grading.


 

About NGC

As NGC has grown to become the leader in third-party grading services, we have maintained a steadfast and uncompromising commitment to this standard. The knowledge, integrity and dedication of NGC's team of numismatic professionals ensures you a level of grading consistency unparalleled among grading services. This record of consistency, built over the years, has helped to foster greater stability throughout the rare coin marketplace.

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Reveal Your Coins’ True Beauty

3/9/2017

Numismatic Conservation Services (NCS)

Professional conservation from Numismatic Conservation Services (NCS) removes harmful surface contaminants, protects a coin’s surfaces, and can often substantially improve a coin’s eye appeal.

Several changes to our services and fees for 2017 have made submitting to NCS easier than ever and provide new opportunities for savings:

  • NCS Standard Conservation — fee lowered to 4% Fair Market Value ($25 minimum fee).
  • NCS Gold + NGC Grading — fee of $50 includes both NCS conservation and NGC grading. This new tier accepts all uncertified gold coins, both vintage and modern, except coins requiring an NGC Oversize Holder. Maximum value $3,000 per coin.
  • NCS Modern + NGC Grading — fee of $28 includes both NCS conservation and NGC grading. This new tier replaces the former “Modern” and “Modern Value” tiers, and accepts all uncertified coins, 1955–present, except coins requiring an NGC Oversize Holder. Maximum value $2,000 per coin.

Elite NGC Members receive a 10% discount on all NCS conservation tiers. Join or upgrade today.

Learn more about NCS conservation >

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NGC Releases New Mobile App

3/2/2017

NGC Mobile App

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.

The NGC app allows users to verify the certification numbers on their NGC holders, browse an enhanced version of the NGC Census, and receive the latest NGC news.

Optimized for both smartphones and tablets, the free NGC app is available now in the App Store and Google Play.

To learn more about the NGC app, click here.

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New NGC Display Boxes!

2/15/2017

New NGC display boxes for double and over-sized holders

NGC is excited to offer new NGC Display Boxes for NGC Double Thick Holders and NGC Oversize Holders. The boxes feature the familiar silver color of the standard NGC Display Boxes and provide an excellent storage and transportation solution for NGC holders. Made of durable plastic, they can easily be stacked inside a safe or packed in a bag or box.

NGC Display Boxes can be purchased directly from Certified Collectibles Group (CCG), an independent affiliate of NGC. Paid Collectors Society Members and NGC Authorized Dealers will receive a 10% discount on NGC Display Boxes.

For pricing and ordering instructions, click here.

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NGC Announces Revised Services and Fees for 2017

12/13/2016

Updated NGC services and fees will take effect January 1, 2017. New submission forms will be available on the NGC website the first week of January.

NGC and NCS have made a number of customer-friendly changes to their submission forms, fees and tier requirements for 2017. Collectors and dealers will benefit from more flexible submission options that present new savings opportunities.

These updates include a new NCS Gold + NGC Grading tier and an expanded NCS Modern + NGC Grading tier. The NCS Standard Conservation fee has also been lowered to 4%.

The NGC Modern grading tier is now open to all US or world coins struck from 1955 to the present. The five-coin minimum submission requirement has been removed from this tier, as well as the NGC Economy, Gold and Specialty Gold grading tiers. In addition, all paid NGC Collectors Society members and NGC Authorized Dealers will receive a 10% discount on Early Releases/First Releases fees and Special Label fees beginning January 1, 2017.

For a complete list of NGC 2017 submission changes, click here.

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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 […]

NGC Grades 2,000,000 Chinese Coins

NGC Grades 2,000,000 Chinese Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation© (NGC©) has announced that it has now certified 2,000,000 Chinese coins, a first for a third-party coin grading service. This milestone was reached a mere 18 months after NGC had certified 1,000,000 Chinese coins, a reflection of the significant growth that NGC has experienced in China. NGC began operations in China in […]

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: […]

First US Mint Principal Deputy Director Rhett Jeppson to Autograph NGC Labels

First US Mint Principal Deputy Director Rhett Jeppson to Autograph NGC Labels

Rhett Jeppson, the first Principal Deputy Director of the United States Mint, has agreed to autograph certification labels exclusively for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®). Jeppson helmed the Mint from January 2015 to January 2017 in his capacity as Principal Deputy Director, and on May 19, 2015, he was nominated as Director of the US Mint. […]

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 […]

Return to Bicentennial Coinage: Silver Business Strike Edition

Return to Bicentennial Coinage: Silver Business Strike Edition

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …..   One of the first pieces that we wrote for CoinWeek discussed Bicentennial quarters. In it, we discussed the nuances of the issue, from strike to Mint State grade distribution of the P- and D-mint coins by PCGS and NGC. We also questioned whether the coin […]

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 […]

NGC Instructors at ANA Summer Seminar

NGC Instructors at ANA Summer Seminar

For over 40 years, ANA Summer Seminar has featured classes to suit virtually every collector’s hobby needs The American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) Summer Seminar is a once-a-year opportunity for numismatic scholarship and camaraderie that offers students a varied selection of week-long courses designed for discovery or continued study. You will be exposed to fascinating subjects […]

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 […]

NGC Grades Rare Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Error

NGC Grades Rare Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Error

A unique Canadian Maple Leaf error is certified by NGC Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has authenticated and graded an extremely rare Canadian Silver Maple Leaf error. This 2005 $5 Silver Maple Leaf was incorrectly struck on a 25.1g .9999 silver planchet intended for commemorative silver dollars instead of a 31.1g .9999 silver planchet used for […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rare NGC Prototype Holder and Silver Coin Giveaway #160 – 4K Video

Rare NGC Prototype Holder and Silver Coin Giveaway #160 – 4K Video

  Transcript: CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan here. I wanted to make this week’s CoinWeek Silver coin giveaway special, so I reached out to our friends at NGC and I said, let’s do something this week for CoinWeek’s readers that not only celebrates the 30th Anniversary of NGC but also shows something unusual, unique, and historically […]

Opinion: The PCGS and NGC Dust Up Shows Market Realities

Opinion: The PCGS and NGC Dust Up Shows Market Realities

Image Composite: Heritage Auctions | Ron Drzewucki | CoinWeek By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   On January 17, NGC Chairman Mark Salzberg published an open letter on the NGC website (it also went out in an NGC email). In the letter, which is accompanied by data, Mark alleges that there has been […]

Tickets Available for ANA Legacy Series Dinner at Orlando National Money Show

Tickets Available for ANA Legacy Series Dinner at Orlando National Money Show

Join the American Numismatic Association (ANA) in celebrating two of the hobby’s titans–Mark Salzberg and Rick Montgomery, leaders of Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC)–at the ANA Legacy Dinner, a fundraising event to benefit the ANA Legacy Series. The event will take place at the National Money Show in Orlando on Thursday, March 9, starting at 6:00 […]

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 […]

NGC Certified 42 of the Top 50 Coins in Heritage Auctions’ NYINC Sale

NGC Certified 42 of the Top 50 Coins in Heritage Auctions’ NYINC Sale

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) certified 42 of the 50 highest grossing coins in Heritage Auctions’ recently concluded New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) sale. The extraordinary showing, which represents a diverse group of countries and eras, reaffirms NGC’s position as the most trusted grading service for world coins. The strong preference that world coin collectors […]

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 […]

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 […]

Coin Collecting – Jim Bisognani’s Rare Coin Market Predictions for 2017

Coin Collecting – Jim Bisognani’s Rare Coin Market Predictions for 2017

Notables weigh in on trends and what to expect in 2017. Barbers and seated coinage winners By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   As 2016 nears its historic conclusion, we in the numismatic world have also enjoyed another incredible season full of inspired collecting opportunities. Having spent five decades traversing small and large […]

World Coin Counterfeit Detection – 1928 South African Gold Sovereign

World Coin Counterfeit Detection – 1928 South African Gold Sovereign

Counterfeit 1928 South Africa Gold Sovereign By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……..   A group of four 1928 South African Sovereigns was recently submitted to NGC all struck from the same world coin counterfeit dies. The gold sovereign is a coinage issue of Great Britain historically equal to one pound sterling. It was first struck […]

 
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