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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.


 

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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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NGC 30th Anniversary Video

6/21/2017

The video highlights some of the company’s achievements, including its international expansion

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has released a video to celebrate its 30th anniversary.

Founded in 1987, NGC has been committed to accuracy, consistency and integrity. These principles have led NGC to become the world’s largest third-party coin grading service with more than 37 million coins certified.

The NGC 30th Anniversary Video highlights some of the company’s achievements, including its international expansion. NGC now grades coins full-time at its offices in the United States and China and operates Official Submission Centers in China, Germany, Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore and Japan.

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New NGC Chat Boards and Journals

5/1/2017

New chat boards and journals from NGC

New features are making the NGC Chat Boards more fun than ever.

The NGC Chat Boards are a place where collectors and dealers can discuss anything related to their coins, NGC and the hobby. NGC recently made a number of upgrades, including:

  • A new design friendly to smartphones and tablets
  • A simplified login that allows you to use your NGCcoin.com username and password
  • Easier ways to post images
  • A fully integrated NGC Journals platform that allows you to create a custom blog
  • Optional notifications that show you content you may be interested in

Anyone can view the NGC Chat Boards, and a free NGC membership is all it takes to make posts and join the discussion.

If you haven’t visited the NGC Chat Boards in a while, check out all of the new features today!

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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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Pawn Star Rick Harrison to Sign NGC Labels

Pawn Star Rick Harrison to Sign NGC Labels

Co-owner of famous Las Vegas pawn shop is the latest to join the popular NGC Authentic Hand-Signed Labels program Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has announced that television personality Rick Harrison has agreed to individually autograph a limited number of NGC certification labels. Harrison is co-owner of the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn, in Las […]

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 Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …..   As we’ve said in previous Counterfeit Coin 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 […]

Mint Error News: Unique Certified Gold Belgium Franc Obverse Die Trial

Mint Error News: Unique Certified Gold Belgium Franc Obverse Die Trial

1904 Design Overstruck on 1903 Design By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ……   This is a unique, spectacular and dramatic Belgium Franc struck in GOLD. Below are examples of the 1903 obverse (French text) and the 1904 obverse (Dutch text), both struck in silver: It is an obverse die trial to test the […]

Collecting Proof United States Gold Coins 1821-1915

Collecting Proof United States Gold Coins 1821-1915

Proof gold coins are ideal for the few great coins collecting strategy By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   The late, great collector Ed Trompeter once stated “only real men collect Proof United States gold coins.” This chauvinistic statement would be politically incorrect in today’s world, but it does offer a glimpse […]

NGC Licenses Official Red Book Logo for Labels, Ken Bressett to Autograph

NGC Licenses Official Red Book Logo for Labels, Ken Bressett to Autograph

NGC has obtained the Official Red Book logo for an upcoming label series featuring the signature of Ken Bressett Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has announced that it has licensed the name and cover design of A Guide Book of United States Coins, commonly known as the Red Book, for special certification labels. A limited number […]

NGC Announces 30th Anniversary Celebratory Label

NGC Announces 30th Anniversary Celebratory Label

A special label will be available for US and modern coins for no additional fee, now through December 31, 2017 Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) was founded in 1987 to provide expert and impartial opinion of a coin’s authenticity and grade, protecting collectors and dealers from counterfeit and overgraded coins. In the 30 years since, NGC […]

US Coins – NGC Certifies New Bust Quarter Variety

US Coins – NGC Certifies New Bust Quarter Variety

1822 B-3 is a Previously Unknown Die Marriage Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified an 1822 quarter dollar variety that was previously unknown to numismatists. The new discovery has been cataloged as Browning-3, adding a third variety to the two 1822 die marriages that have been sought by generations of quarter collectors. The numbering system […]

NGC Certified Coins – Celebrate Two U.S. Mint Engravers with Signed Two-Coin Sets

NGC Certified Coins – Celebrate Two U.S. Mint Engravers with Signed Two-Coin Sets

John Mercanti has been honored with the David Rittenhouse Award – Celebrate his achievements with signed 2-coin sets! John Mercanti is a legend in the numismatic community. While boasting dozens of coin designs, Mercanti is best-known for his heraldic eagle design on the reverse of the American Silver Eagle. He also holds the title 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 Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

NGC Certifies Rare 1942 and 1943 Wrong Planchet Cents

NGC Certifies Rare 1942 and 1943 Wrong Planchet Cents

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified an extraordinary group of four 1942 and 1943 Lincoln Cents struck on the wrong planchets. Included in this group are two examples of the 1943 bronze (“copper”) cent, one of the most famous US error coins. In 1943, the US Mint used zinc-coated steel for Lincoln Cents instead of […]

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, […]

Rare British Pattern Crown Certified by NGC

Rare British Pattern Crown Certified by NGC

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified one of only two known Great Britain 1950 Pattern Crowns. It is graded NGC MS 63. The 1950 Pattern Crowns were struck as the United Kingdom prepared to release a new crown coin in 1951 after a 13-year hiatus. The 1951 Crown was to be the first struck in […]

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 […]

Chinese Panda Coins: Pandas Tip the Rarity Scale

Chinese Panda Coins: Pandas Tip the Rarity Scale

There are more than a dozen Chinese Panda coins and medals, including Show Pandas, that — by published mintage — rank from uncommon to very scarce By Peter Anthony  – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …….   How rare is rare? Many people talk about rarity the way they do coin grades: very rare, extremely rare, etc. […]

NGC 30th Anniversary Red Book Promo

NGC 30th Anniversary Red Book Promo

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) and Whitman have created a special NGC 30th Anniversary edition of the 2018 A Guide Book of United States Coins, also known as the “Red Book”. Only 2,017 copies of the NGC 30th Anniversary Official Red Book® have been printed. Founded in 1987, this year NGC celebrates its 30th anniversary of […]

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, […]

NGC Attribution of Mint Facility for Bullion Silver Eagles

NGC Attribution of Mint Facility for Bullion Silver Eagles

NGC provides submission guidelines and mintage information for bullion Silver Eagles struck at various Mint facilities, 2011 to date Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) will attribute 2011 to 2017 bullion American Silver Eagles by the US Mint facility that struck the coins provided they are received by NGC in a sealed US Mint box. The attributions […]

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 […]

NGC Extends Deal with Guojin, Appoints Company Exclusive Distributor to Chinese  Banks

NGC Extends Deal with Guojin, Appoints Company Exclusive Distributor to Chinese Banks

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has announced that it has extended its submission agreement with Guojin Gold Co., Ltd. (Guojin), one of the largest distributors of gold and silver products in China. NGC and Guojin began to work together in early 2016 on a program to offer NGC-certified Chinese Gold and Silver Panda coins to clients […]

CoinWeek IQ: Let’s Collect: Early Coppers – 4K Video

CoinWeek IQ: Let’s Collect: Early Coppers – 4K Video

The coin collecting hobby in the United States grew tremendously in the mid-19th century when collectors saved Early American copper coins from destruction after the Large Cent and Half Cent were rendered obsolete by the emergence of the Small Cent. More than 150 years later, collecting these beautiful copper coins remains a vital part of […]

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 […]

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 […]

 
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