Tag: Grading

Bullion Coins: NGC has decided not to implement its 2015 Silver Eagle Express Purchase Program

Bullion Coins: NGC has decided not to implement its 2015 Silver Eagle Express Purchase Program

Distributed on behalf of the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …….. NGC 2015 Silver Eagle Submissions Update NGC has decided not to implement its 2015 Silver Eagle Express Purchase Program. There will be no change in policy from prior years. All submitters may submit 2015 Silver Eagles through the Early Bird Tier or higher (add $5 for […]

58th Annual Houston Money Show Upbeat; Heritage Lone Star State Auction Corrals $9.3 Million

58th Annual Houston Money Show Upbeat; Heritage Lone Star State Auction Corrals $9.3 Million

by Jim Bisognani for NGC …… DPL Morgans Hot On Bourse – Santa Fe Twins on Buffalo Hunt The first week of December certainly brought a bone chilling reminder of the season at hand. Conversely, those numismatic patrons in attendance at the 58th Annual Houston Money Show, December 5-7, were treated to wonderful spring-like weather […]

By December 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
NGC and PMG offer special pedigrees for 2014 American $1 Coin and Currency Set

NGC and PMG offer special pedigrees for 2014 American $1 Coin and Currency Set

Submit 2014 American $1 Coin and Currency set for special COIN AND CURRENCY SET pedigree. Important Update: NGC will assign the “Enhanced Finish” designation to the 2014-D Sacagawaea Dollar from this set, which has sold out at the US Mint. The US Mint has sold out of the 2014 American $1 Coin and Currency Set, […]

Ron Drzewucki’s Grading Coins: Wax on, Wax off!

Ron Drzewucki’s Grading Coins: Wax on, Wax off!

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com   I’m often asked “Ron, how do you grade coins?” Simple question, right? Yet an informed and honest answer to this question has to take into account a range of technical components and contextual considerations. Frankly, I’m not sure that anybody has answered it satisfactorily. That’s why there are so […]

By November 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Learning to Grade Coins

Learning to Grade Coins

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. To fully appreciate a series or become a successful collector, understanding the basics of coin grading is very important. Not too long ago, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) concluded two weeks of educational seminars in Colorado Springs. These annual events, which are […]

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 →
Fundamentals of Coin Collecting and Coin Investing

Fundamentals of Coin Collecting and Coin Investing

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. Fundamentals of Coin Collecting In my opinion coin and stamp collecting are the greatest hobbies ever conceived. Those of us involved in numismatics, or the study of coins and money already know that we have a wonderful pastime to relieve the stress and pressures of every day life. Coinage mirrors the […]

PCGS Offers On-Site Crossover Special At September 2014 Long Beach Expo

PCGS Offers On-Site Crossover Special At September 2014 Long Beach Expo

Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) will offer a special opportunity for “crossover” service at the September 4 – 6, 2014 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com). The usual Crossover grading fee will be waived on coins submitted at the show that do not crossover into PCGS holders. “This is an excellent […]

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PCGS Certifies Rare Transitional Peace Dollars From Former Mint Director’s Estate

PCGS Certifies Rare Transitional Peace Dollars From Former Mint Director’s Estate

Five rare 1921 and 1922 proof and circulation strike Peace dollars that reflect historic transition changes in the original high-relief design of the series have been authenticated and graded by Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com). The coins exhibit different finishes and relief, including a previously unreported 1921 High Relief sandblasted and antiqued finish presentation specimen. […]

By July 12, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
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 auction […]

By April 23, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

By April 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Smithsonian & NGC Preserve National Numismatic Collection

Smithsonian & NGC Preserve National Numismatic Collection

Smithsonian Preserves National Numismatic Collection Through NGC Encapsulation of International Coins. The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History today announced the completion of a second project to increase the long-term preservation of the National Numismatic Collection housed at the museum through protective coin holders. The 100 coins recently encapsulated are some of the rarest and […]

PCGS Awards Collectors Universe 50 Millionth Certified Collectible at ANA. VIDEO: 3:44

PCGS Awards Collectors Universe 50 Millionth Certified Collectible at ANA. VIDEO: 3:44

Don Willis, President, Professional Coin Grading Service, Mike Newman, Collector, Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……. Started in 1986 PCGS and its parent company Collectors Universe has been grading collectible items. They recently crossed the milestone of 50 million items being certified. Meet and hear the people involved. Copyright © CoinWeek LLC. March  2014 American Numismatic Association’s […]

By March 3, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Coin Grading : PCGS-Certified MS66+ 1888-O Morgan Becomes  50 Millionth Item Certified By Collectors Universe

Coin Grading : PCGS-Certified MS66+ 1888-O Morgan Becomes 50 Millionth Item Certified By Collectors Universe

An important and historic milestone has been reached by Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT), the parent company of Professional Coin Grading Service (www.pcgs.com).  On February 26, 2014, PCGS authenticated and graded a coin that became the 50 millionth item certified by Collectors Universe.   “We opened our doors for business in February 1986 and we […]

By February 27, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
New PCGS Crossover Policy Announced:  Top-Graded Coins Crossed At PCGS 70

New PCGS Crossover Policy Announced: Top-Graded Coins Crossed At PCGS 70

Professional Coin Grading Service, the world’s leading, independent third-party coin authentication and grading company, has announced a new Crossover Policy. Effective February 25, 2014, PCGS Collectors Club Members and PCGS Authorized Dealers can submit crossover coins, previously graded 70 by another grading service, to PCGS and specify MS70 or PR70 as the minimum grade. Previously, […]

By February 26, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
NGC Expands Star Designation to World Coins

NGC Expands Star Designation to World Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has announced that world coins will be eligible for its popular NGC Star Designation® ★ starting February 1, 2014. The NGC Star Designation identifies coins with exceptional eye appeal, including vibrant, colorful toning or intense luster. Eye appeal is considered to be a coin’s most subjective attribute, but the introduction of the NGC […]

PCGS Offers Crossover Special And Coin Grading Classes in Long Beach

PCGS Offers Crossover Special And Coin Grading Classes in Long Beach

Professional Coin Grading Service (http://www.PCGS.com) will offer a special risk-free opportunity for “crossover” service to coincide with the upcoming January 30 -February 1, 2014 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo.  PCGS experts also will conduct informative PCGS Collector Education classes at the show on grading proof and modern coins and counterfeit detection. […]

By January 14, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
When the “Best” Coin isn’t the “Better” Coin

When the “Best” Coin isn’t the “Better” Coin

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……………….. In many series, collectors are slaves to the holder. By this, I mean, they make purchases which aren’t always prudent based on what a PCGS or NGC holder says. This is most prevalent in Registry-oriented 20th century series such as Lincoln Cents and Washington Quarters (amongst […]

By November 14, 2013 3 Comments Read More →
What Can CAC Population Figures Tell Coin Collectors About Quality and Rarity in the Rare Date Gold Market?

What Can CAC Population Figures Tell Coin Collectors About Quality and Rarity in the Rare Date Gold Market?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… Now that the Certified Acceptance Corporation (CAC) has become an integral part of the rare date gold market, there are certain things that their database of coins that have been approved can tell collectors. This wasn’t necessarily true as recently as a year to a year and […]

By October 3, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Grading Guidelines for Early American Copper Coinage Book to be Published. VIDEO: 3:28

Grading Guidelines for Early American Copper Coinage Book to be Published. VIDEO: 3:28

Bob Fagaly, Chief Editor, Dennis Fuoss, Large Cent Editor Interviewer: David Lisot……. Grading the Early American Copper coins  is a specialty area of coin collecting. The mixture of the metal and the minting techniques makes for a different set of circumstances when looking at the state of preservation of these coins. A new book is […]

By July 25, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Colorado Springs Coin Show and ANA Summer Seminar Report

Colorado Springs Coin Show and ANA Summer Seminar Report

By William Shamhart – Numismatic Americana ……. After being gone for over ten days I have finally caught up with things enough that I can sit down and write this show report.  Okay, maybe not completely caught up, but enough time has gone by that this needs to get done. Some of you may know that I have been […]

Professional Coin Grading Service  Shanghai Office Will Open July 20, 2013

Professional Coin Grading Service Shanghai Office Will Open July 20, 2013

In a historic event that has the potential to significantly expand the already rapidly-growing coin collecting market in China, “Professional Coin Grading Service, Collectors Universe (Shanghai), Ltd. (上海品吉伟仕商务服务有限公司)” will officially open on July 20, 2013. “The opening of the PCGS Shanghai grading center (www.PCGS.com.cn) and our strategic partnership with Shanghai Quanping Collectables Co. Ltd. are […]

By June 19, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: West Point Graded Sets Moving Up; Baseball Coin Semi-Finals

The Coin Analyst: West Point Graded Sets Moving Up; Baseball Coin Semi-Finals

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… More on West Point graded sets While buyers of the 2013 West Point American Silver Eagle coin sets wait for the U.S. Mint to begin shipping their orders, which is expected to start on June 17, I have noticed that pre-order prices on e-Bay have increased substantially. This may be a sign that […]

PCGS Offering Two Coin Grading  Classes at June 2013 Long Beach Expo

PCGS Offering Two Coin Grading Classes at June 2013 Long Beach Expo

Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) will conduct two coin grading classes at the upcoming Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo.  The courses, “Coin Grading 101, Introduction to Grading: Circulated and Mint State Coins,” and “Coin Grading 102, Advanced Grading Techniques: Qualifiers, Proof Coins and High Grade Moderns,” will both be offered on Saturday, […]

By May 6, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek FAQ’s ….. a Q&A with Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker

CoinWeek FAQ’s ….. a Q&A with Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker

Welcome to the debut edition of CoinWeek FAQ’s ….. Each month we take some of the most interesting questions from the reader mailbag and answer them in our unique analytic way. If you have a question for us, email us at charles@coinweek.com Q. What effect will PCGS’ new American Silver Eagle spotting policy have on […]

By March 20, 2013 0 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 →
What Percentage of Classic Rare United States Coins Have Been Graded by the Services?

What Percentage of Classic Rare United States Coins Have Been Graded by the Services?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… After 25+ years of encapsulating coins and 50+ million submissions, it is clear that PCGS and NGC have had a huge impact on the way we view coin rarity. I have personally learned many things: which coins are rare and which are not; which coins are […]

By February 26, 2013 3 Comments Read More →
NGC Certifies Important Coin Rarities from the Collection of Eric P. Newman

NGC Certifies Important Coin Rarities from the Collection of Eric P. Newman

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has been chosen by the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society (EPNNES) to grade and encapsulate selected rarities from the immense collection of numismatic legend Eric P. Newman. These coins will be sold by Heritage Auctions at the April convention of the Central States Numismatic Society in Schaumburg, Illinois. The proceeds […]

NGC Certifies Unstruck Planchet for 1793 Half Cents

NGC Certifies Unstruck Planchet for 1793 Half Cents

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified an unstruck planchet for 1793 Half Cents. Among the most unusual items ever seen by NGC, this recently submitted copper planchet for half cents was never struck with dies yet displays a perfectly lettered edge. This is entirely possible, as the edge lettering was applied first in a separate […]

Video News: PCGS Luncheon at FUN full of Announcements and Information

Video News: PCGS Luncheon at FUN full of Announcements and Information

Don Willis, President of the Professional Coin Grading Service and David Hall, President of Collectors Universe and one of the PCGS Founders, made a series of announcements and presentations during the PCGS Luncheon at the FUN Coin Convention in Orlando. Below are a series of Videos produced by CoinWeek, which covered the major announcements from […]

By January 16, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
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