Tag: Certified coins

Coin Grading – Why CAC matters in today’s era of slabbed coins

Coin Grading – Why CAC matters in today’s era of slabbed coins

By Douglas LePre – Senior Portfolio Manager at Blanchard and Company, Inc ….   Over the last 30 years, the coin market has changed dramatically. Initially this market was primarily for collectors who built sets as a hobby – there were no grading services and very few auctions where coins sold for six figures, let […]

NGC Signs Coin Designer and Ex US Mint Chief Engraver  John M. Mercanti to Exclusive  Signature Label Deal

NGC Signs Coin Designer and Ex US Mint Chief Engraver John M. Mercanti to Exclusive Signature Label Deal

John M. Mercanti, the 12th Chief Engraver of the US Mint, has agreed to individually hand sign certification labels exclusively for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®). The most famous US coin engraver of the modern era, Mercanti is best known as the designer of the reverse of the extremely popular American Silver Eagle coin. Mercanti was […]

Former Mint Director Edmund C. Moy to Autograph NGC Labels Under Exclusive Agreement

Former Mint Director Edmund C. Moy to Autograph NGC Labels Under Exclusive Agreement

By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ….   Exclusive Agreement has former Mint Director Edmund C. Moy now signing labels for NGC Edmund C. Moy, the 38th Director of the US Mint, will individually autograph labels for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) under an exclusive arrangement. Moy served from 2006 to 2011 as Mint Director, a position which […]

The Specter of Coin Doctoring and The Survival of Great Coins

The Specter of Coin Doctoring and The Survival of Great Coins

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #301 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …….. Last week, the 300th installment of this series was published. I have been having a wonderful time viewing, analyzing and writing about terrific coins, many of which I […]

By October 22, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
MS-63 or MS-65 Morgan Dollars – Which Grade is Right for You?

MS-63 or MS-65 Morgan Dollars – Which Grade is Right for You?

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   You know, one of the great things about this hobby is that there’s something in it for everybody. Let’s say that you were really into cars, a real gear head. Unless you’re independently wealthy or a hedge fund trader, it’s doubtful that you’d ever get a […]

Beyond Plastic:  It’s What’s Inside (the Holder) That Counts

Beyond Plastic: It’s What’s Inside (the Holder) That Counts

By Bruce Smith, Senior Portfolio Director and Numismatic Writer – Blanchard and Company….   There was a time when collectors in the market simply bought a coin based upon its slab. Those days are over, and collectors should be glad they are What many people outside of the numismatic profession don’t understand is how much […]

Pedigrees & Hoards: The SS Republic Founder’s Edition Set

Pedigrees & Hoards: The SS Republic Founder’s Edition Set

By Rick Bretz for Coinweek….   Back in May, I discussed coins from the SS Republic shipwreck and how they fit into the world of pedigree collecting. I also mentioned different approaches to collecting examples from the shipwreck and how I preferred to collect recovered 1861-O Seated Liberty half dollar varieties. The two things I […]

By September 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
NGC Retro Holder Program Is Back by Popular Demand!

NGC Retro Holder Program Is Back by Popular Demand!

NGC’s popular black Retro Holder will be available for select US coins from October 1 to December 31 while supplies last. Starting October 1, 2015, NGC will again offer its popular black Retro Holder and black label for the following US coins: Silver Eagles, Gold Eagles, Gold Buffaloes, Presidential Dollars, Sacagawea Dollars as well as […]

Breathtaking 1951-D Washington Quarter in Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency XIII Sale

Breathtaking 1951-D Washington Quarter in Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency XIII Sale

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   By George! You Look familiar… As CoinWeek’s editors, we individually review each auction in order to plot out our coverage for the month’s events in numismatics. When looking over the lot offerings in Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency XIII Sale, we could not help but notice […]

Wide Assortment of Classic U.S. Coins & Holders in Summer FUN Auction

Wide Assortment of Classic U.S. Coins & Holders in Summer FUN Auction

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #282 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds…… In Orlando, the annual Summer FUN convention will be held from July 9th to 11th. As usual, Heritage will conduct the official auction. Although this will not be an […]

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. […]

Deadline for 2015 PCGS Set Registry Awards Announced…

Deadline for 2015 PCGS Set Registry Awards Announced…

Dear Set Registry Members, It’s hard to believe that another year has passed and it’s awards season again. We’ve added over 250 new composites, and some amazing new sets have been registered. We’ve incorporated a Top Pop Bonus plan and have added the Digital Coin Album feature. You can say it’s been a busy and […]

By June 3, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
From MS to SP: What You Need to Know About West Point Silver Eagles

From MS to SP: What You Need to Know About West Point Silver Eagles

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   Last week, PCGS announced that it was changing its grading nomenclature for W-Mint American Silver Eagles from MS (Mint State) to SP (Specimen). The timing may come as a shock to collectors of the series, as W-Mint Eagles have been around since 2006. Generally, I think […]

US Gold Coins – CAC Populations and Appearance Rarity: An Analysis

US Gold Coins – CAC Populations and Appearance Rarity: An Analysis

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com….   As I wrote in an earlier article, CAC populations have created a new category of rarity: the appearance rarity, which is most akin to traditional condition rarity. A scan of the most recent CAC populations reveals a number of coins which are very surprising to me as appearance rarities. In […]

Coin Grading – NGC Signature Series Labels

Coin Grading – NGC Signature Series Labels

NGC hand-signed labels provide a way for a collector to purchase a coin with an interesting personal connection and, oftentimes, a low NGC graded population. Last year the US Mint produced one of its most popular creations ever. The Hall of Fame Baseball commemorative series was composed of a Half Dollar, Silver Dollar and Half […]

Jeff Garrett on NGC Details Grading: It’s All in the Details

Jeff Garrett on NGC Details Grading: It’s All in the Details

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ….   Common causes for Details Grading are cleaning, artificial toning, scratches, environmental damage and repair (or damage) to the submitted coins. For the first 20 years or so that NGC graded coins, any pieces submitted that were deemed unacceptable for certification were returned in a plastic sleeve. […]

By February 27, 2015 4 Comments Read More →
Pedigrees & Hoards: The Dr. Buzz Aldrin Collection

Pedigrees & Hoards: The Dr. Buzz Aldrin Collection

By Rick Bretz for CoinWeek….   Okay, so you collect pedigree coins and have a fairly nice assortment. Well, I might be going out on a limb here but I’m pretty sure you don’t have this one: This 1923-S Peace dollar accompanied Buzz Aldrin on the Apollo 11 flight to the moon. Normally, a 1923-S […]

By February 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Pedigree & Hoard / Coins & Currency

Pedigree & Hoard / Coins & Currency

By Rick Bretz for CoinWeek…. I am delighted to have the opportunity to write a new column for CoinWeek on my corner of the numismatic world – Pedigreed Coins. My view is going to be a bit different from many writers and articles because I am the guy on the other side of the table. I […]

By February 2, 2015 3 Comments Read More →
CAC to Stop Accepting Colonial Coins for Certification

CAC to Stop Accepting Colonial Coins for Certification

By CoinWeek News Staff….   The Certified Acceptance Corporation, also known as CAC, has notified collectors that beginning January 1, 2015, it will no longer accept Colonial coins for certification. A short email sent to collectors gives no reason for the decision, but does state that Colonial issues make up a very small percentage of CAC’s sale and […]

By December 12, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
US Gold Coins : CAC and Type One Liberty Head Double Eagles

US Gold Coins : CAC and Type One Liberty Head Double Eagles

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com Certified Acceptance Corporation (CAC) has had a profound impact on the rare date gold market, and one of the series which has seen significant changes as a result of CAC is Type One Liberty Head double eagles. Auction results and private transactions for coins with CAC stickers, especially rare dates, show […]

By November 5, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Legend Numismatics Market Report

Legend Numismatics Market Report

Legend Numismatics Market Report… Think about this, there will be FIVE major auctions in October. Our Simspon/Sunnywood sale started the action. Then the majors each have 2 sales. Never before do we recall that many major sales in a month. It is a mixed blessing. Watch, all the really great, rare, and eye appealing coins […]

Modern Coin Collecting: A Commemorative “Key-Date” MS-69 Short Set

Modern Coin Collecting: A Commemorative “Key-Date” MS-69 Short Set

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …….. Today we’ll talk about the modern commemorative “key date” MS-69 short set – a set comprised of the four most expensive half dollars in MS-69 condition. In the coin market, the health of key coins can dictate the growth potential of more common dates. By looking […]

Long Beach Auctions Capture $25 Million – Glorious Branch Proof Morgan Powers To $528,750

Long Beach Auctions Capture $25 Million – Glorious Branch Proof Morgan Powers To $528,750

Posted by Jim Bisognani for NGC Market Report ……….. “I thought I knew what the stuff was worth but I guess I didn’t” – “Great coins are going far beyond what we’re bidding.” A flurry of excitement continues to surround the numismatic world. With the first week of June in the books, a trio of […]

By June 18, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Opportunity Knocks In Golden State-Trio Of Early June Auctions A Gold Mine For Collectors

Opportunity Knocks In Golden State-Trio Of Early June Auctions A Gold Mine For Collectors

Posted by Jim Bisognani for NGC Market Report …..   Rare Coin Market Shows Unprecedented Strength and Scope. Goldberg’s, Bonham’s and Heritage’s Sales Take Spotlight; Key Date, Low Pop and High Grade Coins Will Be Targeted in Long Beach. After a brief respite for the numismatic faithful to enjoy the Memorial Day Holiday it was […]

NGC Security Image Archive Now Includes 7 Million Coins

NGC Security Image Archive Now Includes 7 Million Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) announced that its online certification verification database includes images for more than 7 million NGC-certified coins. Accessible for free through the “Verify NGC Certification” tool on the NGC website (www.ngccoin.com) and the NGC mobile website (m.ngccoin.com), as well as the NGC Coin Details smartphone app, these images show the obverse and […]

Thousands of Coin Values Now Instantly Available With Free PCGS Price Guide App

Thousands of Coin Values Now Instantly Available With Free PCGS Price Guide App

Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) is making it easier than ever to determine the current values of United States coins with the new PCGS Price Guide App.  It’s available free from Apple at the App StoreSM  and can be conveniently used with any iPhone®, iPad® or iPod®. The application instantly provides over 150,000 listings for […]

By April 9, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
PCGS Paris Branch Certifies French Cache of almost 500 US $20 Gold Coins, To Be sold by Bonhams

PCGS Paris Branch Certifies French Cache of almost 500 US $20 Gold Coins, To Be sold by Bonhams

The Professional Coin Grading Service’s European Submission Center (www.PCGSEurope.com) in Paris has authenticated and graded nearly 500 U.S. 19th and early 20th century $20 denomination gold coins discovered in a French vineyard and that now will be offered in a public auction by Bonhams  on June 3, 2013. Known as the Champagne Lanson Bonnet Vineyard […]

By March 13, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Thinking of Trading Certified Rare Coins for Bullion?

Thinking of Trading Certified Rare Coins for Bullion?

Richard Schwary – California Numismatic Investments The incredible rise in precious metals prices has given more than a few rare coin investors a reason to pause and question their investment strategy. And while this commentary will not be of much interest if you own the rare coins which have moved substantially higher this past decade […]

The Coin Analyst: From 50 Cents to $1 Million? High-Grade Nelson Mandela Coins Continue to Set Price Records

The Coin Analyst: From 50 Cents to $1 Million? High-Grade Nelson Mandela Coins Continue to Set Price Records

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… Former South Africa President and Nobel peace prize recipient, Nelson Mandela, is clearly a man beloved by people all over the world, especially South Africans. Mr. Mandela was imprisoned by the South African government for decades. It is therefore not surprising that Mandela coins are very popular, particularly in […]

By November 26, 2012 11 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: First Part of Greensboro Collection Sells in Dallas

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: First Part of Greensboro Collection Sells in Dallas

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #135 ….. For only the second year so far, the ANA has held a convention in the fall. Last year, this convention was in Pittsburgh. Last week, it was in Dallas. Again, Heritage conducted the […]

By October 24, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
 
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