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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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NGC Vintage US Rarities Show Strength in Heritage ANA Sale

NGC Vintage US Rarities Show Strength in Heritage ANA Sale

Vintage US coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) led the way in Heritage Auctions’ recent sale at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money this month in Denver. The top two coins in the auction were both recently submitted to NGC for certification. One was a 1943 bronze cent graded NGC MS […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1875-S Trade Dollar

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1875-S Trade Dollar

Counterfeit 1875-S Trade Dollar By Max Spiegel, NGC….   One of the most extensively counterfeited United States issues is the Trade Dollar. Recently, one was submitted to NGC that exhibited a number of the telltale signs of a fake. Trade Dollars are one of the most extensively counterfeited United States issues, and fakes are received […]

At the End of an ANA Presidency, a Look Back and a Look Ahead

At the End of an ANA Presidency, a Look Back and a Look Ahead

The Future of the American Numismatic Association By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   Last week, my presidency of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) came to an end. I must say it was one of the fastest two years of my life. Being President of the ANA was certainly more time-consuming than […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1889-CC Morgan Dollar with Joined Halves

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1889-CC Morgan Dollar with Joined Halves

This forgery required the joining of two coins to mimic a rare year and mintmark combination Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……..   NGC graders identify counterfeit coins with added or altered mint marks each and every day. These alterations are seen so often that we devoted an entire article to them last year, which can […]

Modern Coin Mart Offers ANA Signature Labels from Pawn Stars’ Rick Harrison

Modern Coin Mart Offers ANA Signature Labels from Pawn Stars’ Rick Harrison

From the 2017 World’s Fair of Money: Hand-signed labels by Rick Harrison! Rick Harrison is known for his recurring appearance on The History Channel’s hit show Pawn Stars. Harrison is the co-owner of the “World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop” in Las Vegas, where he has encountered many valuable coins! Modern Coin Mart partnered […]

NGC Certifies Rare “Mule” Error on Canadian Gold Kilo Coin – with Exclusive 4K Video

NGC Certifies Rare “Mule” Error on Canadian Gold Kilo Coin – with Exclusive 4K Video

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   A newly discovered “mule” error on the Canadian 2017 In the Eyes of the Timber Wolf $2,500 1 kilo gold coin has become the latest star in the world of modern coins. The mint gaffe marries the obverse of the $250 Proof silver Timber Wolf kilo, graced by […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1924 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1924 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle

Counterfeit 1924 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle   By Max Spiegel – Researcher, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……..   Semiprooflike appearance, thick lettering and raised lumps helped NGC graders identify a counterfeit 1924 Saint-Gaudens $20 Double Eagle. The 1924 Double Eagle is by far the most common date in the Saint-Gaudens series. NGC has graded more than […]

NGC Certifies Mexico 60 Peso Error Coin Struck on U.S. $10 Liberty

NGC Certifies Mexico 60 Peso Error Coin Struck on U.S. $10 Liberty

This incredible Mexico 1916 Oaxaca 60 Pesos Gold Error Coin was struck on a U.S. $10 Liberty. The 1916 Gold 60 Peso was struck in Oaxaca, Mexico. Oaxaca is one of the southern states in Mexico. The coins bear the portrait of Benito Juarez. These coins were struck by a Provisional Government during the revolution. […]

Live at the ANA with CoinWeek – NGC World Coin Grading Shootout

Live at the ANA with CoinWeek – NGC World Coin Grading Shootout

NGC World Coin Grading Shootout As a follow-up to the CoinWeek Grading challenge from 2016, this year CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan is going to go up against two world coin grading experts in a full-length video. This prelude is the setup for that video shoot. Charles, Lance Tchor of WINGS, and dealer James Ricks of […]

NGC-Certified Lesher Dollar Set on Display at ANA Show in Denver

NGC-Certified Lesher Dollar Set on Display at ANA Show in Denver

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified the Henderson-Marchase Collection, the most complete set of Lesher “Referendum Dollars”, which will go on display at the American Numismatic Association (ANA) 2017 World’s Fair of Money, August 1-5 in Denver, Colorado. The silver octagonal medals were privately made in 1900 and 1901 by Joseph Lesher of Victor, Colorado. […]

NGC Certifies 17 Experimental Glass Cents and Tokens

NGC Certifies 17 Experimental Glass Cents and Tokens

Patterns struck during World War II by the Blue Ridge Glass Corporation Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified 17 experimental cents and tokens struck in glass during World War II to test the unusual composition for coinage. Images of these rare pieces can be viewed at NGCcoin.com/GlassCents. With copper needed for the war effort, the […]

Dahlonega Gold Set Displayed at University of Georgia

Dahlonega Gold Set Displayed at University of Georgia

The collection of coins from 1838-1861 is part of the “Gold-Digging in Georgia” exhibit Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is honored to have certified the Thomas Leverette McMullan Reed Creek Collection of Dahlonega Mint Coins, which is now prominently on display at the University of Georgia in Athens. This collection contains all 62 issues of the […]

Coin Grading News – NGC Vice President Ken Krah Delays Retirement

Coin Grading News – NGC Vice President Ken Krah Delays Retirement

NGC Grader Ken Krah leads a team of 20 full-time world coin graders Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is pleased to announce that Ken Krah, NGC Vice President and Grading Finalizer, has again decided to delay retirement and continue in his leadership role at NGC. Krah is highly respected by his peers for his extensive knowledge […]

Joel Iskowitz Joins NGC Hand-Signed Labels Program

Joel Iskowitz Joins NGC Hand-Signed Labels Program

His designs have been selected for more than 50 US coins and medals Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has announced that Joel Iskowitz, a prolific designer and of coins and medals worldwide and one of the few living artists to have his artwork displayed in the US Capitol, the Pentagon and the White House, will individually […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1875 Indian Head Cent

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1875 Indian Head Cent

Counterfeit 1875 Indian Head Cent By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   Many Chinese counterfeits are made from dies that are not directly copied from genuine examples, therefore many of the details are incorrect. Cents have long been the target of counterfeiters because of the numerous key dates and the popularity of […]

NGC Label for American Eagle 20th Anniversary Platinum Proof Coin

NGC Label for American Eagle 20th Anniversary Platinum Proof Coin

The American Eagle 20th Anniversary Platinum Proof coin can be encapsulated with NGC’s Platinum Eagle 20th Anniversary label at no additional charge The American Eagle 20th Anniversary Platinum Proof coin went on sale July 6 by the U.S. Mint. The coin celebrates the 20th anniversary of the American Platinum Eagle, the first platinum coin ever […]

Coin Collecting Tips: Liberty Coins On A Budget

Coin Collecting Tips: Liberty Coins On A Budget

Seated, standing, walking, draped or capped — assemble a type set featuring Ms. Liberty By Jim Bisognani – NGC Contributor ……..   The Fourth of July — our great republic has just celebrated the 241st anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and for 225 of those years we’ve been striking coins (Gulp! […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection: US Gold 1911-D Quarter Eagle

Counterfeit Coin Detection: US Gold 1911-D Quarter Eagle

Counterfeit 1911-D Quarter Eagle By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Researcher, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   The 1911-D is the key Indian Head quarter eagle. Read about two unusual alterations and how NGC experts discovered these two type of counterfeits. Chased Mintmark There are a number of methods used by counterfeiters to add a mintmark to […]

NGC Signs Charlie Duke, Astronaut Who Walked on Moon, to Autograph Labels

NGC Signs Charlie Duke, Astronaut Who Walked on Moon, to Autograph Labels

Record-holding Apollo 16 astronaut joins NGC Authentic Hand-Signed Labels program Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has inked a deal for astronaut Charlie Duke to individually autograph NGC certification labels. Duke is one of only 12 people to have walked on the surface of the moon. As part of the Apollo 16 mission, Duke became the 10th […]

Summer Shines on Baltimore Whitman Expo

Summer Shines on Baltimore Whitman Expo

Whitman Expo – Delaware Couple Hunting Buffalos in Blue Moon; Gold in a Quagmire? By Jim Bisognani – NGC Contributor ……..   According to the calendar, summer is officially here! As I write this, the temperature is knocking on the upper side of 90, confirming that with a hot exclamation point. Since the season is […]

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 […]

 
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