Tag: Grading

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 […]

Ask a Grader with Ron Drzewucki

Ask a Grader with Ron Drzewucki

Ever wondered what grading coins is like? Modern Coin Wholesale’s Ron Drzewucki gives CoinWeek the inside scoop By CoinWeek ….   Professional coin grading can be a mysterious and inscrutable process to the average collector. Take a coin, insert it into the “black box” of third-party grading, and watch it come out the other side […]

How to Grade Coins: Lessons from American Numismatic Association’s Summer Seminar

How to Grade Coins: Lessons from American Numismatic Association’s Summer Seminar

By Connor Falk – Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC ……   Grading coins can be a difficult task. The difference between an AU-58 coin and an MS-62 coin can mean very little in terms of wear but matter greatly in value. If the coin isn’t under the right light or the grader isn’t experienced with the […]

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 […]

Legend Numismatics: Hot Topics – Smart People Can Do Dumb Things

Legend Numismatics: Hot Topics – Smart People Can Do Dumb Things

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …….   Journal entries from the founder of Legend Numismatics, Laura Sperber, help you stay current with the real happenings of numismatics. A former ANA Board Member, Laura has handled close to $1 billion worth of rare coins to date and has assembled many of the greatest collections ever. […]

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 […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection: Spark-Erosion 1858 Flying Eagle Cent

Counterfeit Coin Detection: Spark-Erosion 1858 Flying Eagle Cent

Spark erosion counterfeit coins aren’t made very frequently anymore because they are easy to spot once you learn how Spark-Erosion Counterfeit 1858 Flying Eagle Cent By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   This 1858 Small Letters Flying Eagle Cent was recently submitted to NGC for certification. It was immediately recognized as an older style of […]

CoinWeek Podcast #69: So… PSA Grades Coins Now?

CoinWeek Podcast #69: So… PSA Grades Coins Now?

CoinWeek Podcast #69: So… PSA Grades Coins Now? Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. After a non-work related eBay session, CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan stumbled upon something he had not seen before – PSA graded coins. PSA is owned by Collectors Universe, […]

CoinWeek: Let’s Grade Coins: Episode I – 4K Video

CoinWeek: Let’s Grade Coins: Episode I – 4K Video

When it comes to rare coins, condition and eye appeal can mean the difference of hundreds or thousands of dollars. In order to get the most out of your collecting dollar, you will need to study the market and hone your grading eye. In this episode of Let’s Grade Coins, CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan breaks […]

Coin Grading Is in the Eye of the Beholder of the Holder, or…

Coin Grading Is in the Eye of the Beholder of the Holder, or…

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   I recently read the great piece by Josh Mcmorrow-Hernandez on CoinWeek about what a coin’s grade says about you as a collector. He is so right, and one of the answers he gave is one that should be emphasized and amplified again and again. I have […]

What Your Coin’s Grade Says About You as a Collector

What Your Coin’s Grade Says About You as a Collector

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   Forrest Gump, the namesake protagonist of the 1994 hit drama Forrest Gump, remarks, “My mama always said you can tell a lot about a person by their shoes. Where they are going. Where they been.” Just as well, the coins in my collection could probably tell you a […]

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 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 […]

NGC Grades 2,000,000 Chinese Coins

NGC Grades 2,000,000 Chinese Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation© (NGC©) has announced that it has now certified 2,000,000 Chinese coins, a first for a third-party coin grading service. This milestone was reached a mere 18 months after NGC had certified 1,000,000 Chinese coins, a reflection of the significant growth that NGC has experienced in China. NGC began operations in China in […]

Ask a Grader with Ron Drzewucki: Toned Coins

Ask a Grader with Ron Drzewucki: Toned Coins

Ever wondered what grading coins is like? Modern Coin Wholesale’s Ron Drzewucki gives CoinWeek the inside scoop By CoinWeek ….   Welcome back for the second installment of Ron Drzewucki’s “Ask a Grader”, exclusively on CoinWeek! If you’re not familiar with Ron, he is the owner/operator of Modern Coin Wholesale. Ron has been a professional […]

CoinWeek Podcast #59: PCGS’ Mark Stephenson on the State of the Market

CoinWeek Podcast #59: PCGS’ Mark Stephenson on the State of the Market

CoinWeek Podcast #59: PCGS’ Mark Stephenson on the State of the Market Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. In this episode of the CoinWeek Podcast, Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) VP Mark Stephenson sits down for an in-depth conversation about the state […]

CoinWeek IQ: Grading World Coins at NGC – 4K Video

CoinWeek IQ: Grading World Coins at NGC – 4K Video

CoinWeek finishes its trilogy of on-site grading videos at Numismatic Guaranty Corporation with this exclusive new video that tracks a world coin order from the point of arrival through to when each of the coins is sonically sealed in NGC’s secure holder. You will see NGC’s world class coin graders at work grading an order […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection –  1854-O Arrows Seated Liberty Half Dollar

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1854-O Arrows Seated Liberty Half Dollar

Counterfeit 1854-O Arrows Seated Liberty Half Dollar Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……….   Numerous issues, such as depressions, raised lines, porosity and die damage, presented plenty of evidence to prove this coin not genuine. The Coinage Act of 1853 reduced the weight of the silver half dime, dime, quarter and half dollar as part of an […]

Why the European Coin Market Is Better Than the U.S.

Why the European Coin Market Is Better Than the U.S.

Europe has a modern, innovative and thriving coin market. Here’s why By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek …..   On Monday, I received a call from a friend of mine who works for a foreign mint. This person was putting together a strategy to create a more visible presence for their products in the U.S., but […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1893-O Morgan Silver Dollar

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1893-O Morgan Silver Dollar

Posted by Ben Wengel, NGC Grader ……. A recent 1893-O Morgan Dollar submission was confirmed a counterfeit when NGC graders identified one telltale sign. Recently, a well made die struck counterfeit Morgan dollar dated 1893-O was found in a bulk deal while at NGC. While the piece was well made, it had one telltale diagnostic that made […]

Coinweek IQ: Grading Ancient Coins with David Vagi – 4K Video

Coinweek IQ: Grading Ancient Coins with David Vagi – 4K Video

CoinWeek IQ is an ongoing series of exclusive videos that go in-depth into important numismatic topics and feature many of the hobby’s leading experts and personalities. In this IQ video, CoinWeek sits down with NGC Ancients director David Vagi to discuss collecting ancient coins, ancient coin grading, and how new collectors should approach this remarkable […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection –  Altered 1856 Flying Eagle Cent

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Altered 1856 Flying Eagle Cent

Altered Date 1856 Flying Eagle Cent By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ………   Date alterations are the most common type of counterfeit seen on 1856 Flying Eagle cents. By 1856 the half cent and large cent denominations had become extremely unpopular. They hardly circulated since their large sizes were simply too cumbersome to be useful in […]

NGC Ancients – Surface Quality Important for Ancient Coins

NGC Ancients – Surface Quality Important for Ancient Coins

By NGC Ancients …..   The evaluation of surface quality is paramount to establishing the overall quality of an ancient coin. Surface quality plays a significant role in establishing the desirability–and, hence, the value—of coins to collectors. For this reason, NGC Ancients evaluates the quality of a coin’s surface separately from its grade and strike. […]

CoinWeek: We Take the PCGS Coin Grading Challenge! – 4K Video

CoinWeek: We Take the PCGS Coin Grading Challenge! – 4K Video

At the 2016 American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim, California, CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan met with PCGS CoinFacts founder and former PCGS President Ron Guth to take the PCGS Grading Challenge. Ron gave Charles 30 minutes to review 20 classic and modern U.S. coins and render an opinion. From scarce date Seated […]

Circulated Barber Half Dollars – A Look Back at Two Decades of Specialization

Circulated Barber Half Dollars – A Look Back at Two Decades of Specialization

By Thomas Bush – Thomas Bush Numismatics ……   Dull. Boring. Uninspired. Blatant plagiarism of the work of Eugène-André Oudiné. Or even “the throat is that of a gladiator”![1] The Charles Barber coinage of 1892 has been ridiculed and derided over the years with the above-mentioned ideas and statements. Perhaps with no small bit of […]

CoinWeek IQ: CoinWeek Walks Through an NGC Coin Submission at the ANA World’s Fair of Money – 4K Video

CoinWeek IQ: CoinWeek Walks Through an NGC Coin Submission at the ANA World’s Fair of Money – 4K Video

CoinWeek IQ: Analysis and Insights from the editors of CoinWeek.com …..   Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) is one of the leading grading services in the rare coin industry. In this CoinWeek IQ video, CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan submits 13 gold and silver coins for grading at NGC, watches as his order is grading by NGC’s […]

Condition Rarity vs. Absolute Rarity in Coin Collecting

Condition Rarity vs. Absolute Rarity in Coin Collecting

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com ……   In numismatics, there are essentially two types of coins. There are coins that are condition rarities and there are coins that are absolute rarities. A condition rarity is a coin whose value is primarily derived from its high degree of preservation. An absolute rarity is a coin whose […]

Counterfeit Coins Detection – Altered Date 1815 Half Dollar

Counterfeit Coins Detection – Altered Date 1815 Half Dollar

The altered date on this half dollar imitates a true numismatic rarity. By  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   In the early part of the 19th century, the fledgling United States was in a crisis. US merchant ships were being blocked from conducting trade with mainland Europe by the British Royal Navy. This lead to serious economic […]

WINGS® Coins rolls out new web site , Facebook page and expands to reviewing Ancients

WINGS® Coins rolls out new web site , Facebook page and expands to reviewing Ancients

WINGS® Coins is pleased to announce the introduction of their newly designed web site (www.wingscoins.com). According to Lance Tchor, company president, the new site makes it much easier to navigate, is more focused on the ancient and world coin customer and has also streamlined certain areas on the site to highlight WINGS® Coins services of […]

 
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