Tag: Grading

Video News: PCGS Announces Coin Restoration Service

Video News: PCGS Announces Coin Restoration Service

Don Willis, President, Professional Coin Grading Service. The world’s largest third coin grading company announced a new coin restoration service during the PCGS Luncheon at the FUN Coin Convention in Orlando. PCGS President Don Willis explained how the new service will work, its fee structure and what to expect and not expect when coins are […]

By January 14, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
PCGS Picks Top 100 Modern Coins, Offers Reward For 1964-D Peace Dollar

PCGS Picks Top 100 Modern Coins, Offers Reward For 1964-D Peace Dollar

Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) has released its first annual listing of the “PCGS Top 100 Modern United States Coins”  and the controversial 1964-D Peace silver dollar is ranked as number one on the list.  PCGS officials also announced they’ll pay a $10,000 reward just to see an authentic 1964-D Peace dollar, a historic coin […]

By January 11, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Special PCGS Inserts Now Available For Historic Canadian Hoard Gold Coins

Special PCGS Inserts Now Available For Historic Canadian Hoard Gold Coins

Described by a prominent Canadian numismatist as “impressive,” Professional Coin Grading Service has created a special symbolic and colorful “Canadian Gold Reserve”  insert for Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) hoard gold coins submitted to PCGS for grading and certification. In one of the most exciting and significant developments in Canadian numismatics, the RCM recently began selling […]

By January 11, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
NGC chairman Mark Salzberg reflects on NGC’s last 25 years and his career in numismatics

NGC chairman Mark Salzberg reflects on NGC’s last 25 years and his career in numismatics

Dear NGC Community: This year was NGC’s 25th anniversary and, as we pass this important milestone, I reflect upon the roots of NGC and my lifelong career in numismatics. In 1979 I attended my first ANA convention in St. Louis as an employee of Randy Block, owner of Raab Rare Coins in Flemington, New Jersey. […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Commentary on Liberty Seated Dimes in Rarities Night

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Commentary on Liberty Seated Dimes in Rarities Night

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #140 ….. On Thursday, Nov. 15, during a ‘Rarities Night’ event at the Baltimore Convention Center, Stack’s-Bowers offered a small, though impressive, group of Liberty Seated Dimes, including important dates and condition rarities. I discuss […]

By November 28, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
PCGS At Korea Money Fair – Praised By Collectors And Dealers

PCGS At Korea Money Fair – Praised By Collectors And Dealers

Representatives of the Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGSAsia.com) attended the Korea Money Fair for the first time and heard compliments and congratulations from Asian collectors and dealers. The three-day show in Seoul, October 26 – 28, 2012, was sponsored by the Ministry of Strategy and Finance, the Bank of Korea and Shinhan Bank.  A PCGS […]

By October 31, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Rare Coin Road Warrior-Grading Grading And….News from the Dallas ANA National Money Show

Rare Coin Road Warrior-Grading Grading And….News from the Dallas ANA National Money Show

Late October 2012   Dear Rare Coin Enthusiast, Grading is everything in rare coins.  One of the old sayings in our business is that a coin’s grade goes up a ‘point’ once YOU buy a coin or own it.  Prior to third party grading services, this was the norm vs. the exception.  In fact, unscrupulous […]

By October 19, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Choosing Grades, for Beginning & Intermediate Collectors

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Choosing Grades, for Beginning & Intermediate Collectors

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #134 ….. When I wrote about 1904 Philadelphia Mint Half Dollars two weeks ago, I pointed out that a 1904 half in Good-04 grade costs less than $18, while the finest known Duckor coin, which […]

By October 17, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
PCGS and Third Party Coin Grading in Europe. VIDEO.

PCGS and Third Party Coin Grading in Europe. VIDEO.

Muriel Eymery, Vice President of International Business Development, PCGS. Interviewer: David Lisot Third party originated in the United States and has transformed the America coin market. The Professional Coin Grading Service has an office in Paris, France where thy offer their grading services to the European market. Find out whether this effort is succeeding and […]

By October 4, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Special 1839-O Liberty Seated Dime

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Special 1839-O Liberty Seated Dime

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #130 ….. Among classic U.S. coins, Branch Mint Proofs and Special Strikings are extremely rare. More than 99.9% of all classic Proofs were struck at the headquarters Mint in Philadelphia. Coins that are not business […]

By September 19, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
PCGS Expands Europe Services With New Paris Coin Submission Center  And Launch of PCGSEurope.com

PCGS Expands Europe Services With New Paris Coin Submission Center And Launch of PCGSEurope.com

Professional Coin Grading Service has expanded its services in Europe with the opening of a new, larger submission center in Paris and the creation of the PCGSEurope.com web site (www.PCGSEurope.com) that includes useful coin information in five languages for collectors and dealers as well as easy-to-use coin submission forms. “We are now accepting coins in […]

By September 11, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Rare Date US Gold Coins – Grade Distribution

Rare Date US Gold Coins – Grade Distribution

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner There are essentially two types of rarity: absolute (a coin that is rare in all grades; an example of this would be an 1842-O half eagle) and conditional (a coin that is rare based mainly on grade; an example of this would be an MS63 1892-O eagle). […]

By September 11, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: The MS70 Debate Revisited

The Coin Analyst: The MS70 Debate Revisited

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… One of the most hotly contested issues in the modern coin realm concerns third party certification and MS70 coins. A lot of people love slabbed coins, while many others hate them. But at the end of the day, two points matter above all. First, having your coins graded or […]

By September 10, 2012 10 Comments Read More →
An Open Letter to CAC: Now is the Time to Accept Moderns

An Open Letter to CAC: Now is the Time to Accept Moderns

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker Note: A copy of this letter has been forwarded by the authors to CAC’s President John Albanese. Mr. Albanese, Over the past few years, CAC has distinguished itself by its ability to consistently recognize quality coins. The green and gold CAC stickers have become synonymous with quality, and as […]

Grading the Perschke Brasher Doubloon

Grading the Perschke Brasher Doubloon

Scott Schechter, Vice President, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Interviewer: David Lisot. When Walter Perschke decided to offer the famous Brasher Doubloon gold piece for sale he selected the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation to grade and certify his great numismatic rarity. Scott Schechter talks about what was involved getting the piece for certification and what it is like […]

By August 16, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Ok, I admit it. I was wrong or: Teach a man to fish…

Ok, I admit it. I was wrong or: Teach a man to fish…

By Charles Morgan with Hubert Walker If you’re like me and participate in an online collecting forum, you’ve no doubt come across threads where “newbies” share images of coins they’ve found in order to ask other members if they should send them in to get graded. For some posters, of course, it’s all about the […]

Rare Coin Road Warrior-Summer Edition-CAC is the REAL deal!

Rare Coin Road Warrior-Summer Edition-CAC is the REAL deal!

By Vic Bozarth – Bozarthcoins.com Dear Rare Coin Enthusiast, The Fourth of July has come and gone and we are left with the HEAT and several weeks before the exciting annual American Numismatic Association Show in Philadelphia next month.  The Numismatic calendar for the Summer is busy, but not all the players are ‘on the […]

Sharpen Skills with ANA Grading, Photography Courses in Philadelphia

Sharpen Skills with ANA Grading, Photography Courses in Philadelphia

The American Numismatic Association will offer a pair of informative two-day courses for collectors prior to the World’s Fair of MoneySM, Aug. 7-11 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Held Aug. 5-6, both courses teach collectors skills that will be useful for a lifetime: grading, conservation and digital photography.   Coin Grading, Problem Coins […]

PCGS Hong Kong Update and New Grading for Tokens and Medals

PCGS Hong Kong Update and New Grading for Tokens and Medals

Don Willis, President, PCGS Interviewer: David Lisot. Professional Coin Grading Service recently opened offices in Hong Kong to service the growing Chinese numismatic market. PCGS President Don Willis talks about the progress of the new venture in Asia as well as announcing that more categories of tokens and medals will now be encapsulated and graded […]

By June 11, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
ANACS Coins Now Listed on eBay

ANACS Coins Now Listed on eBay

Paul DeFelice, Vice President, ANACS Interviewer: David Lisot ANACS announces its compliance with the new rules for listing coins on eBay. The internet auction giant set new standards recently to help protect consumers and improve customer-dealer relations. ANACS VP Paul DeFelice tells what it took to have their coins listed on eBay. Video: 1:43. Background […]

The Controversy over 1841 Quarter Eagles, Part 2, Casual Collecting in the 1840s

The Controversy over 1841 Quarter Eagles, Part 2, Casual Collecting in the 1840s

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #108 As this is the second in a three part series, in the next two paragraphs, I provide an introduction for those who have not read part 1 or do not clearly remember it. The […]

ANACS Intends to be Included on eBay

ANACS Intends to be Included on eBay

Paul DeFelice, Vice President, ANACS Interviewer: David Lisot. New policies were recently announced for coins being posted on eBay that stated that only certain grading services would be allowed to be listed. ANACS is the oldest third party grading service in America and was not included in that report. Paul DeFelice, ANACS Vice President, discusses […]

Coin Analyst Special Report: Numismatic Community Divided Over New E-Bay Coin Selling Policies

Coin Analyst Special Report: Numismatic Community Divided Over New E-Bay Coin Selling Policies

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek There is a consensus among coin collectors and numismatists that it is important that e-Bay have policies designed to protect buyers from overgraded, counterfeit and otherwise problematic coins. Sales of such coins have been an ongoing problem for years, especially on online auction platforms. But the new e-Bay policies announced […]

CAC to Accept Eisenhower Dollars

CAC to Accept Eisenhower Dollars

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek I’m happy to announce this week that CAC, the Certified Acceptance Corporation, will announce that they will now accept Cu-Ni clad and silver business strike Eisenhower dollars (1971-1978) for review and certification. The Eisenhower dollar, the last of the “Big Dollar” coins, will be the first clad-era series to be […]

What Gold Coins Do CAC Stickers Add the Most Value to?

What Gold Coins Do CAC Stickers Add the Most Value to?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com After 4 years of being traded on the open market, I think few collectors and dealers would argue the statement that CAC stickering has added considerable value and liquidity to many types of United States gold coinage. But are we now able to determine with a decent degree of accuracy […]

NGC to Provide Coin Grading and Encapsulation Services to the EU with New Germany Location

NGC to Provide Coin Grading and Encapsulation Services to the EU with New Germany Location

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) the world leader in third-party coin grading, announced the opening of a new European branch office in Konstanz, Germany. The new location will address growing demand for NGC’s expert services throughout Europe, while offering coin dealers and collectors a faster, more efficient method to submit coins to NGC’s U.S. headquarters for […]

Counterfeit Detection: 1911-D Quarter Eagle

Counterfeit Detection: 1911-D Quarter Eagle

by Max Spiegel, NGC Numismatic Researcher 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 a coin, but probably the crudest is called “chasing.” […]

PCGS Hosts Collectors Club Grading Contest at 2012 FUN

PCGS Hosts Collectors Club Grading Contest at 2012 FUN

(Orlando, Florida) — Collectors attending the upcoming Florida United Numismatists convention in Orlando, January 5 – 7, 2012, will have the opportunity to test their coin grading skills and a chance to win a valuable gold coin from the Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com). They’ll also have an opportunity to view selected gold and silver […]

By December 6, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Basic Tools for Buying Rare Coins in Today’s Market

Basic Tools for Buying Rare Coins in Today’s Market

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFrarecoins.com Okay, so you’ve decided that owning rare coins for economic and personal reasons makes sense. Now, how do you get a grip on how the rare coin market works? First of all, take an interest in rare coins. You don’t have to become an expert, just learn 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 […]

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