Tag: David Vagi

NGC Ancients: CoinArchives — Premium Research Tool for Ancient Coins

NGC Ancients: CoinArchives — Premium Research Tool for Ancient Coins

By David Vagi, Director of NGC Ancients….   NGC offers premium access to an incomparable online resource that allows you to search through ancient coin auction prices realized and upcoming auctions from more than 80 auction firms. Ancient coins have come a long way in the last 20 years. A large number of scholarly books […]

NGC Ancients: New ‘Economy’ Tier for Ancient Coins

NGC Ancients: New ‘Economy’ Tier for Ancient Coins

By David Vagi, Director of NGC Ancients….   NGC now offers an especially cost-effective way to submit lower-value ancients Coins of the ancient Greek and Roman world sometimes are expensive. For example, in recent years two Greek silver coins were sold at auction by the firm Numismatica Ars Classica for more than $2.5 million each, […]

NGC Ancients: Style an Important Consideration for Ancient Coins

NGC Ancients: Style an Important Consideration for Ancient Coins

By David Vagi, Director of NGC Ancients….   The evaluation of style is paramount to establishing the desirability of an ancient coin To the best of our knowledge, all dies used to strike ancient coins were engraved by hand. There is evidence that hubbing may have been used in the production of some dies – […]

NGC Ancients: Strike Quality Varies on Ancient Coins

NGC Ancients: Strike Quality Varies on Ancient Coins

By David Vagi, Director of NGC Ancients ….   The centering, evenness and strength of the strike can dramatically affect the appearance of an ancient coin To the best of our knowledge, ancient coins were struck the old-fashioned way – hand-hammered between two dies. Thus, the quality of strikes is inconsistent. The degree of variability is […]

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Offers Third Party Grading for Ancient Coins. VIDEO: 2:05.

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Offers Third Party Grading for Ancient Coins. VIDEO: 2:05.

David Vagi, Director of NGC Ancients, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com….   One of the major third party grading services grades and authenticates ancient coins. NGC Director David Vagi talks about the service his company offers and why there is a need in numismatics for ancient coin grading. He also comments on recent […]

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Do Ancient Coins Need Third Party Grading? VIDEO: 3:44

Do Ancient Coins Need Third Party Grading? VIDEO: 3:44

Harlan J. Berk, Sam Spiegel, & David Vagi Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com ………. Grading ancient coins is still an area of controversy.  Old school numismatics believes that coins of antiquity are meant to be held and appreciated in a tactile fashion. Third party grading is changing that perspective. Now ancients can be  graded by an […]

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The Legacy of Alexander the Great  and Silver Tetradrachms of Azes:  NGC Ancients

The Legacy of Alexander the Great and Silver Tetradrachms of Azes: NGC Ancients

Posted by David Vagi, Director of NGC Ancients …. Demand for “exotic” ancient coins has increased sharply in the last decade. One especially popular type is a silver tetradrachm of the Indo-Scythian King Azes. Samples of this coin and a variety of other ancient coins are being featured in a special eBay event. The Macedonian […]

 
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