Tag: Grading

PCGS Grading Contest at the Long Beach Expo

PCGS Grading Contest at the Long Beach Expo

David Hall, PCGS Founder Interviewer: David Lisot. PCGS is a part of a multimillion dollar corporation with business dealings around the world. Yet PCGS founder David Hall recognizes the need to create new collectors to keep the numismatic industry strong. So PCGS holds grading contests at conventions around the country to encourage people to learn […]

By February 15, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
PCGS Update for World Coin Grading

PCGS Update for World Coin Grading

Michael Sherman, Vice President, World Operations, PCGS Interviewer: David Lisot PCGS has graded United States since 1986. World coins were added later but until now have never had the prominence of US coins. Find out why PCGS is moving into world coins and what that means for collectors. TRT: 2:51 Copyright © CoinWeek – February […]

By February 15, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
NGC Grades Ted Williams Collection

NGC Grades Ted Williams Collection

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has announced that they have certified select coins from the Ted Williams Collection. The 91 coins were a part of the personal items of Baseball Hall of Fame member Ted Williams. Each coin is encapsulated with the pedigree Ted Williams Collection. Consisting of 78 US and 13 World coins the collection […]

State of the Long Beach Expo and PCGS Worldwide

State of the Long Beach Expo and PCGS Worldwide

David Hall, PCGS Founder, Interviewer: David Lisot. PCGS is the largest coin grading company in the world with offices in California, Paris and now Hong Kong. PCGS is also a division of Collectors Universe that owns the Long Beach Coin Expo. Hear PCGS co-founder David Hall ,in an CoinWeek exclusive interview, share some of his […]

By February 13, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Early Silver Dollars & Grading Issues

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Early Silver Dollars & Grading Issues

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #94 Over the last two months, I have covered early large cents (Loring’s 1793s; Eliasberg Chain Cent), early $5 gold coins (in Baltimore auction; Jacobson Half Eagles in FUN sale), Saint Gaudens $20 gold coins […]

By February 8, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Market Analysis and Latest Developments on 25th Anniversary Silver Eagle Sets

The Coin Analyst: Market Analysis and Latest Developments on 25th Anniversary Silver Eagle Sets

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Late last year the 25th anniversary American silver eagle sets that were released at the end of November dominated the modern U.S. coin market. There was literally a frenzy of interest in these sets. Thousands of opened, unopened, and graded sets traded on e-Bay and elsewhere, and for a while […]

By January 20, 2012 4 Comments Read More →
PCGS Division of Collectors Universe  Expands Rare Coin Certification Services to Asia

PCGS Division of Collectors Universe Expands Rare Coin Certification Services to Asia

In a major expansion of its international services and activities, the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) division of Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT) has established a Hong Kong-based authentication and grading operation. The new Asia venture will be known as Collectors Universe (Hong Kong) Ltd. In May 2010, PCGS successfully opened an office in Paris, […]

By January 7, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
The Year in Modern Coins, Looking Back at 2011

The Year in Modern Coins, Looking Back at 2011

Posted by Scott Schechter, NGC Vice President Scott Schechter reviews new discoveries and new issues of modern US coinage in 2011. 2011 has been a very significant year for modern US coinage. A handful of new discoveries and new issues make that statement easy to prove. Here we’ll briefly discuss these coins and consider how […]

The Coin Analyst: Time to Cool the Rhetoric on the Mint’s Handling of Anniversary Sets

The Coin Analyst: Time to Cool the Rhetoric on the Mint’s Handling of Anniversary Sets

Commentary By Louis Golino for CoinWeek In a recent online comment Numismatic News editor David Harper suggested that it was time to “dial down the rhetoric” when it comes to how coin collectors view the Mint. Mr. Harper asked “Has Mint bashing simply become a form of social greeting among collectors for whatever the problem […]

By December 13, 2011 3 Comments Read More →
THE SHOW DOWN IS COMING

THE SHOW DOWN IS COMING

HOT TOPICS By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics At the FUN Show John Albanese and the committee he has formed (to define coin doctoring) will present a definition of coin doctoring to the PNG board. At some point (if accepted), the membership will vote. These are huge obstacles. I am not optimistic about the definition […]

By December 2, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Grading – Practice Your Grading Skills

Coin Grading – Practice Your Grading Skills

by Stewart Huckaby for Heritage CoinWeek Content Partner Over the last few months, a member of one of the coin forums I participate in has been posting images of some of his Lincoln cents a couple of times a week, with a poll of possible grades, and he keeps track of the results as time […]

Coin Auctions & Third Party Grading in Great Britain

Coin Auctions & Third Party Grading in Great Britain

Stephen Lockett, London Coins, Ltd. Interviewer: David Lisot Mr. Lockett operates London Coins Ltd, a coin business that trades in numismatics and includes an auction service. He is also founder of “Coin Grading Service UK,” Britain’s first encapsulating grading service. He shares his perspective on the collector market, how auction functions in the sale of […]

By November 26, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Long-held Coin Collections Can Teach Lessons in Originality

Long-held Coin Collections Can Teach Lessons in Originality

By Steve Roach – http://www.steveroachonline.com Collectors and dealers alike enjoy buying coins that have been in long-held family collections as they are “fresh” to the market and have generally been allowed to age gracefully. Naturally toned Proof 1866 Seated Liberty silver dollar is typical of the “fresh” coins in the Teich Family Collection, to be […]

By November 10, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Cleaned Copper May Be Challenging to Detect

Cleaned Copper May Be Challenging to Detect

Posted by David W. Lange, NGC Research Director This month Dave discusses the difficulty of detecting cleaned copper and bronze coins. My recent column on the mistaken perception held by many that old coin albums will still prompt attractive toning on coins today elicited a great deal of comment from both collectors and dealers. It […]

By October 25, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
Rare Coins Serve as Stellar Inflation Hedges!

Rare Coins Serve as Stellar Inflation Hedges!

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFRareCoins.com If you’re an investor who believes high inflation is just around the corner and who sees rare coins as a terrific inflation hedge, as they’ve been in the past, now’s a great time to get into the coin market. After a block buster World’s Fair of Money trade […]

By October 20, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
Counterfeit Detection: 1870-CC Quarter

Counterfeit Detection: 1870-CC Quarter

by Max Spiegel, Numismatic Researcher  – With Permission Courtesy of Numismatic Guaranty Corporation The 1870-CC is the key to the Seated Liberty quarter series. Read about the counterfeit that was submitted and how our experts recognized it. One of the most interesting fakes that NGC has received in the past year was an 1870-CC quarter. […]

New Market Trends Emerge from Changes in Coin Grading

New Market Trends Emerge from Changes in Coin Grading

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFrarecoins.com The coin market is at the leading edge of an emerging trend in coin grading and coin pricing. It started four years ago with the recognition of premium quality coins by CAC, Certified Acceptance Corporation. The founders of CAC recognized that coins just making a grade were dragging […]

A Basic Guide to Detecting Doctored Gold Coins

A Basic Guide to Detecting Doctored Gold Coins

BY Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com There is no getting around the fact that doctoring of rare United States gold coins is a problem in the market. Doctoring is not new. I’ve heard stories of American collectors and dealers “messing” with coins as far back as a century ago, and I have no doubt that the […]

Are MS-70 Coins “Value Traps”? – Another View

Are MS-70 Coins “Value Traps”? – Another View

Editors Note: The following is a letter we received following publication of an article on June 23rd by Louis Golino, “Are MS-70 Coins Value Traps” We felt the subject important enough to remove this from the comments section and post it as another viewpoint on the topic. After reading “Are MS-70 Coins “Value Traps?“, I […]

The Coin Analyst: Are MS-70 Coins “Value Traps”?

The Coin Analyst: Are MS-70 Coins “Value Traps”?

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek A quarter century after the establishment of the first professional coin grading companies, many coin collectors remain skeptical of the benefits of third party grading. For many of them buying raw, ungraded coins is a kind of badge of honor that shows they have not succumbed to the mania for […]

NGC to Certify San Francisco Mint Silver Eagles

NGC to Certify San Francisco Mint Silver Eagles

West Coast Coins Distinguished on Grading Label The U. S. Mint’s recent announcement that its production of Uncirculated Silver American Eagle bullion coins will be supplemented with coins minted at San Francisco came as a delightful surprise to collectors. Though these SAE coins will not carry the ‘S’ mintmark of San Francisco, they will be […]

Coin Markets: What’s Hot and What’s Not – Spring 2011

Coin Markets: What’s Hot and What’s Not – Spring 2011

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com – One of the more popular entries in the DWN Blogospehere is the “Hot/Not” feature. Its been a while since I’ve written one of these, and with groundbreaking ideas not exactly teeming in my little coin brain right now, it seems as good a time as any to analyze which […]

Collecting Three Cent Nickels

Collecting Three Cent Nickels

News and Analysis of scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #53 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds More than twenty years ago, there was a rage for Three Cent Nickels. During the rare coin boom from 2002 to 2008, however, hardly anyone mentioned Three Cent Nickels. Sure, many Three Cent Nickels quietly increased in value […]

The Advertising of ‘Choice’ or ‘Gem’ Uncertified Coins

The Advertising of ‘Choice’ or ‘Gem’ Uncertified Coins

News and Analysis of scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #49 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds While I often write about topics of interest to knowledgeable collectors, today’s column is aimed at beginners and at other collectors who buy “Choice” or “Gem Uncirculated” uncertified coins. I am concerned that some advertisers […]

How Proof Gold Coins Are Graded Differently Than Business Strikes

How Proof Gold Coins Are Graded Differently Than Business Strikes

How are Proof gold coins from the 19th century graded differently than their business strike counterparts? By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com In order to fully grasp the topic of this blog, there are a few concepts that I’d like to introduce. The first is the mistaken concept that “Proof” refers to a grade. Proof is […]

The Re-Branding of Rare Coins

The Re-Branding of Rare Coins

By Dan Duncan – Pinnacle-Rarities.com Three Old School Rules to Protect New Rare Coin Buyers I began my career in numismatics during the late eighties. Rare coins were undergoing somewhat of a renaissance. Third party grading and encapsulation had begun in earnest. The Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS), the American Numismatics Association Certifications Services (ANACS) […]

By March 23, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
CAC SETS MAY 1 CUTOFF FOR NEW MEMBERS

CAC SETS MAY 1 CUTOFF FOR NEW MEMBERS

Dealers and collectors interested in becoming members of the Certified Acceptance Corp. (CAC) will have to apply by May 1. Membership will be closed after that date, at least through the end of 2011 and possibly beyond, according to John Albanese, founder and president of the company. “We’ve been very busy,” Albanese said, “and we […]

Coin Doctoring Presents A Moral Imperative to the Coin Industry

Coin Doctoring Presents A Moral Imperative to the Coin Industry

Richard Schwary – California Numismatic Investments It would be a great deal more fun to consider what R.W. Julian has to say about Gobrecht dollars but at this point in time the consideration in front of us is the rather murky numismatic subject called coin doctoring. I have talked with both David Hall of the […]

Bozarth Rare Coin Market Report February 2011

Bozarth Rare Coin Market Report February 2011

By Vic Bozarth – Bozarth Numismatics Greetings Rare Coin Enthusiast! The Winter Long Beach Show has come and gone. We were really pleased with the overall attendance and the number of new dealers taking tables at this year’s February Long Beach. In fact, more dealers took tables at the show than we have seen in […]

By February 11, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
NGC Certifies Significant 1892 Carson City Gold Eagle Variety

NGC Certifies Significant 1892 Carson City Gold Eagle Variety

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has announced that they have certified a significant Carson City Variety. A coin submitted to NCS for conservation followed by NGC grading has turned out to be an unpublished variety. This gold eagle coined at the Carson City Mint in 1892 bears a distinctly tripled reverse die, which is quite visible […]

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